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Battlecards

Sales is unique from other departments. Salespeople are on the frontline of every organization’s battle with the competition, and their need for competitive enablement is much more tactical in nature. That’s why battlecards are becoming so popular. As reported by Crayon in Guide to Competitive Battlecards. What are Battlecards? A battlecard is a piece of enablement collateral aimed at helping salespeople overcome competitive threats at any point in the sales process. They are typically created by the team responsible for gathering and analyzing Competitive Intelligence, or by a sales enablement team in conjunction with CI or product marketing team. Here is an example of a battlecard from HubSpot. What Battlecards Are Not Most product marketing, competitive intelligence, and sales enablement teams are familiar with ...

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Lead Conversion Rates MMP

Lead conversion rates in the business software industry is a topic of high interest to software publishers and software channel partners alike. That said, little information exists publicly on this very specialized subject. To be sure, lead conversion rates vary for different software ecosystems. To shed some light on the subject, the software marketing experts at Modern Marketing Partners will provide some necessary sales lead definitions and background information, then compare lead conversion rates for two software ecosystems, and finally, provide some relevant, additional information on sales lead generation. MQLs vs. SQLs Before digging into lead conversion rates, it will be helpful to understand some useful definitions. First, Marketing Qualified Leads or MQLs are defined as individual contacts that can be identified, and ...

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Lead Generation Types and Tips

In most business-to-business (B2B), and many business-to-consumer (B2C) scenarios, lead generation is necessary prior to sales, contracts, or customer acquisition.   So what is lead generation, and how can you improve or maximize lead generation? Great questions! To answer, Modern Marketing Partners (MMP) will share a Definition of Lead Generation, along with some insight into the differences between Marketing Qualified Leads (MQLs), and Sales Qualified Leads (SQLs). Then, per the title, MMP will provide a list of 25 Lead Generation Types, along with corresponding tips that you can apply to achieve maximum lead generation effectiveness. Lead Generation Definition Fundamentally, Lead Generation is defined as the action or process of identifying and cultivating prospective customers (prospects) for a business's products or services. There are ...

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software marketing

Software marketing is a special beast to conquer. With so many companies attempting to gain some market share, it is not easy to grab a footing. Moreover, customers are becoming exhausted by many marketing tactics. Following are 3 major challenges of software marketing. Intense Competition Effective marketing of business software to executive decision makers is increasingly challenging. With broad adoption of software as a service (SaaS), and high valuations for independent software vendors (ISVs), competition has grown dramatically over the last decade. Today, over 100,000 software brands compete in more than 300 categories. Paid Marketing Over-Saturation Your competitors are using all kinds of paid marketing and sales tactics. This is also giving the largest brands the advantage, because they have more capital to spend on marketing. The ...

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software marketing

During June, Modern Marketing Partners will be hosting two webcasts. The first will be on Thursday, June 9th at 1 PM CST, titled Software Marketing Best Practices: Executive Briefing. The second, Thought Leadership Best Practices: Executive Briefing, will take place on Tuesday, June 14th at 1 PM CST. Software Marketing Best Practices: Executive Briefing Software prospects are often completely overwhelmed by the marketing of software companies. Standing out can become expensive, fast, but what if there’s a way to be just as effective on a smaller budget? What’s Covered: Understand the challenges of marketing software. Learn how even small brands can attain category leadership, and beat even the biggest competitors. Be privy to proprietary processes for building a thought leadership brand. Learn tactics ...

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