PROS Appoints Sherry Lautenbach as Senior Vice President, Global B2B Sales

Veteran leader to drive sales strategies to accelerate revenue growth globally PROS, a provider of AI-powered solutions that optimize selling in the digital economy, announced that Sherry Lautenbach, a veteran technology sales leader, has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Global B2B Sales. Lautenbach will be responsible for driving enterprise adoption of PROS solutions and the PROS Platform as organizations seek to transform end-to-end selling experiences across traditional and digital channels to meet buyers’…

CoSell Launches LinkedIn For B2B Sales Partnerships

CoSell, a SaaS platform for B2B companies to find customer overlaps with partners to facilitate warms introductions, announced it has raised $2MM million in seed funding to accelerate its growth and help companies unlock revenue with every partnership. The round was led by Pivot North with participation from SaaStr Fund.  Marketing Technology News: Zipari Announces Strategic Growth Investment from Thoma Bravo Co-founders Brendon Cassidy, Pete Ryan, and Andrew Burleson believe that, by leveraging the CRM between…

Cloud Sales Veterans Release Essential Read for B2B Salespeople

Co-authors Mark Petruzzi and Paul Melchiorrie share lessons from careers in enterprise SaaS sales Anyone responsible for growth in a B2B focused selling company can benefit from reading Selling the Cloud: A Playbook for Success in Cloud Software and Enterprise Software Sales. Co-authors and enterprise technology sales leaders Mark Petruzzi and Paul Melchiorrie share lessons from their extensive sales and business experience, combined with wisdom from the friends they made along the way. Those colleagues are some of the…

Accenture Completes Acquisition of B2B Sales Firm N3

N3 combines specialized sales talent with AI-powered insights to deepen B2B sales interactions Accenture has completed its acquisition of N3, an Atlanta-based business-to-business (B2B) sales firm that combines specialized talent with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities to enable smarter, more efficient sales interactions. “Bringing N3 into the Accenture family will better enable us to help companies influence purchasing decisions at critical stages” Now part of Accenture…

180byTwo Integrates With LinkedIn to Bring B2B Sales Intelligence to LinkedIn Ads

180byTwo, a leading Business-to-Business (B2B) and Account-Based Marketing (ABM) solutions provider, announced a new integration with LinkedIn, the world's largest online professional network, enabling mutual customers to leverage 180byTwo's Unifi Platform to optimize LinkedIn campaigns. 180byTwo's Unifi Platform is the first end-to-end customer intelligence platform built specifically for account-based marketers. Unifi brings together 180byTwo's best-in-class B2B identity resolution, business intent data, and AI-powered…

Klyck.io Partners with Salesforce.com to Deliver B2B Sales Enablement Solutions

Klyck.io, a global leader in B2B sales enablement software, is proud to announce a partnership with Salesforce.com by becoming a certified member of their AppExchange. Together, Klyck.io and Salesforce.com deliver the power of sales enablement natively integrated into the Salesforce platform. Klyck.io is a sales enablement tool designed specifically for B2B. Its streamlined interface helps sales reps close more deals and build better relationships by delivering tailored marketing content, sales resources, and training…

PathFactory Delivers Next-Gen Content Experience Tool For B2B Sales Teams

After being the first to bring actionable content consumption data into the CRM last year, PathFactory announces new PathFactory for Sales functionality designed to improve close rates and overall sales efficiency, and empower every company’s sales force to become a fully-trackable content distribution channel. https://vimeo.com/332575702 Now more than ever, as B2B buying power and sales teams are scaled back, it’s critical for salespeople to know exactly which prospects and customers are sales-ready and which need…

DealHub.io Launch New Podcast ‘RevAmp’ for B2B Sales and Revenue Operations Leaders

DealHub.io just launched a podcast channel, RevAmp. The podcast channel was created for sales and revenue operations professionals, utilizing experiences and best practices from industry professionals in leading brands. DealHub.io launched RevAmp because it recognized that sales and revenue operations professionals do not have access to enough high-quality resources and cutting-edge content from fellow professionals who are willing to give away their best practices and experiences. Enabling professionals to learn from a…

True Influence Identifies B2B Industry Intent Trends During COVID-19, Helping B2B Sales and Marketing Find Their Next Customer

Identifying the industries and buying groups that are in market is crucial to helping companies get back to business by keeping campaigns targeted and running smoothly during a crisis True Influence, the technology leader of intent-based marketing, sales and demand generation solutions, announced that its helping B2B organizations get back to business by utilizing its True Influence Marketing Cloud™ to allow marketers to identify insights and trends in vertical markets, the individual buyers, and buying groups. Focusing…

xiQ Pioneers Personality-Based Engagement (PBE) for B2B Sales and Marketing

xiQ, the leading AI-powered B2B Marketing and Sales Platform, introduces Personality-Based Engagement (PBE).  By combining proven behavioral science-based personality assessment methodologies with Artificial Intelligence (AI), xiQ has created a new category for B2B precision selling and marketing. Personality-Based Sales empowers B2B Sellers to better understand buyers, what motivates them, and what drives their decisions. It enables sellers to custom-tailor their pitches and radically improve how they build trusted…

6sense Partners with Bombora to Provide Market-Leading Insights into Buyer Behavior for B2B Sales and Marketing

Bombora’s Company Surge® data and 6sense’s Account Engagement Platform combine to help revenue teams proactively target accounts and generate revenue 6sense, the leading account engagement company, announced that it has partnered with Bombora, the leading intent data company, to enable mutual customers to leverage Bombora’s Company Surge intent within the 6sense Account Engagement Platform. Bombora’s Company Surge data can be combined with 6sense’s intent, predictive, engagement, and other crucial account data to create…

B2B Buyers Most Concerned About Transparent Costs on B2B Companies’ Websites, Highlighting Importance of Trust in B2B Sales Funnel

A new survey of B2B buyers finds they value transparent information about cost (25%) as the most important characteristic of a B2B company's website. Companies offering B2B services and software should prioritize building trust with potential customers through their websites and other digital content B2B buyers prioritize transparent information about cost when reviewing the websites of B2B software and services companies, finds a new survey from Clutch, the leading B2B ratings and reviews platform. One in four B2B…

True Influence Provides Complimentary Offer of Intent Data to B2B Sales and Marketing Professionals with its Award-Winning InsightBase…

The company is providing complimentary use of InsightBase, providing users with access to verified intent data that helps generate powerful market intelligence and customer insights True Influence, the technology leader of intent-based marketing and demand generation solutions, announced complimentary access to its award-winning InsightBase advanced marketing intelligence solution, providing users with the ability to identify meaningful intent signals that represent real opportunities to engage and connect with a target…

Gartner Reveals New B2B Sales Approach to Win in Today’s Information Age

Sales Reps Must Help Customers Make Sense of the Buying Journey Providing prospects with high-quality information and “thought leadership” is no longer a differentiator for sales organizations — to succeed today, according to Gartner, Inc. Sales leaders must help customers make sense of the massive amount of quality information they encounter as part of a purchase and proactively guide them through the buying journe. Gartner expert Brent Adamson explains how #B2B buyers have reached an information saturation point,…

Prison Inmates to Develop NLP for B2B Sales

Vainu is Collaborating with Finnish Criminal Sanctions Agency on First Launch AI is becoming mainstream all over — now it is in Finnish prisons. Nordic software company Vainu has started a collaboration with the Finnish Criminal Sanctions Agency to develop its Natural Language Processing (NLP) capabilities. The project will provide Vainu's customers with better company information for their sales, and offers incarcerated people opportunities to learn important skills for their professional life after prison. Vainu is a…

True Influence Launches AppointmentBase B2B Sales Solution for Identifying, Qualifying and Booking Appointments with Sales-Ready Prospects

True Influence, the technology leader of intent-based marketing and demand generation solutions, announced AppointmentBase, a powerful solution for identifying, prospecting and booking appointments with prospects who are actively interested in a specific solution or service. Identifying opportunities and scheduling sales calls with prospects who are close to a spending decision is critical to building and maintaining a healthy sales pipeline. AppointmentBase combines True Influence’s decades of experience as a leader in…

TechTarget Delivers Confirmed Project Intelligence Directly to B2B Sales Teams in Latest Update to Priority Engine Purchase Intent Platform

New Enhancements Provide Expanded Account-Level Insights and Access to Buying Team Insiders to Accelerate Sales Opportunities and Revenue Growth TechTarget, Inc., the global leader in B2B technology purchase intent data and services announced new updates to its IT Deal Alert Priority Engine platform that help B2B sales teams identify Confirmed Projects within their active Total Addressable Market (TAM). TechTarget’s Priority Engine is the leading SaaS-based B2B purchase intent insight platform, delivering direct access to…

Leadspace-Bombora Partnership Drives Faster, Better-Quality Pipeline for B2B Sales and Marketing

Best-In-Class B2B Customer Data Platform + Best-In-Class Intent Data Creates End-To-End Data Intelligence Solution for B2B Sales and Marketing. Joint Customers Double Marketing Engagement, Drastically Shorten Sales Cycles Leadspace, the leading Customer Data Platform for B2B Sales and Marketing; and Bombora, the leading provider of B2B intent data, have announced a new partnership to optimize Sales and Marketing teams’ ability to execute accurate, personalized customer engagement. Through this partnership, Leadspace and…

Forrester To Acquire B2B Sales Research Firm, SiriusDecisions

Creates a Robust Platform Guiding Companies to Drive Growth in the Age of the Customer Forrester entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SiriusDecisions, a leading business-to-business research and advisory firm, for $245 million in cash, subject to adjustment. The combination of Forrester and SiriusDecisions creates an innovative strategy and operations platform that can help business and technology leaders make the far-reaching changes needed to adapt to a customer-led, disruption-rich market while maximizing…

The Funnel Isn’t a Funnel: Embracing the Way Businesses Buy and the Changing Role of B2B Sales

For most B2B companies, the sales process and funnel has not changed much in the past few decades. Sure, there is a bit more sophistication around the top of the funnel with web visitors, marketing capture leads, marketing qualified leads and sales accepted leads — but the funnel still represents a linear path through a set of stages. While the funnel may not have changed, the way B2B companies actually buy has changed and today’s most effective B2B companies have revised their sales approach to match the actual process that…