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Has Sales & Marketing Integration Mutated the Sales Funnel?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  5/29/12 1:38 PM

Can your sales and marketing strategy predict the buying process?

Poor Ben. In a previous post, I started the story of Ben and his door to door sales strategy for the 'non-profitorganization he was working for. The sales process that happened after I opened the front door is the second chapter to the experience. 

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Topics: marketing strategy, sales funnel, sales strategy, sales process, sales and marketing integration, marketing process

What are Lead Generation Experts Saying Behind the Scenes?

Posted by Dale Berkebile  3/5/12 10:30 AM

Dale Berkebile, CEO of Brandwise, is the Yin to my Yang (or vice-versa?). More importantly, he is also one of the Smarketing Partner Companies that is a sponsor of the 2012 sales and marketing integration course.

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Topics: sales and marketing strategy, lead generation, sales and marketing integration, conversion optimization

Inbound Agencies- Do You Know What Hubspot's #1 Concern is?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  2/17/12 10:21 AM

Customer Retention for Inbound Agencies Who Use Hubspot

A minor disclaimer first; today's blog comes to you live from a solid 4 HOURS OF LISTENING TO RICK ROBERGE. So if I offend you, sorry, you can blame Rick. 

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Topics: smarketing, sales and marketing strategy, sales and marketing integration

Lead Generation Services Comparison: Football, Mustangs and Sales

Posted by Carole Mahoney  2/8/12 11:34 AM

What Are Most Lead Generation Services Missing?

Are you trying to close more sales from online lead generation?

It sounds so easy right? Someone who comes to you should be much easier to close then someone you had to get in front of. For the DIY entreprenuer, marketing or sales person it would seem like a no-brainer.

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Topics: sales and marketing strategy, lead generation, sales and marketing integration, conversion optimization

Inbound Marketing Analysis: ROI With Sales and Marketing Integration

Posted by Carole Mahoney  1/5/12 8:54 PM

How Hubspot Increased Revenue 6000% over 4 years.

Last week I had the pleasure of hosting a Hubspot User Group with Mark Roberge as our guest speaker. In case you are unaware, Mark is the VP of Sales at Hubspot. Together he and Hubspot CMO Mike Volpe were a key part to the increased the tech start-up company's revenue increase of 6000% over 4 years.

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Topics: smarketing, sales and marketing alignment, sales and marketing strategy, sales and marketing integration

2012 in Review: Internet Marketing Has Not Saved Your Business

Posted by Carole Mahoney  1/2/12 6:00 AM


It's not a typo, it's a prediction. And I am not the only one saying it. In fact, just tonight I received an email with the subject "Secret Shame". The first lines read, "It's the dirty secret. There are more failures in internet marketing than successes." Unfortunately, the sender went on to pitch a 31 day internet marketing makeover, which is pretty much more of the same.

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Topics: smarketing, internet marketing, sales and marketing strategy, sales and marketing integration

Why You Don't Need a Web Presence to Have a Business

Posted by Carole Mahoney  12/29/11 10:33 AM

Happy Birthday to Rick Roberge, My Smarketing Guru

I had to be the one to write this post, because if a (several-decades) older salesman (guru or not) said it, you might be likely to think "Dinosaur.", disregard it, and it would be your loss. That just doesn't sit right with me.

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Topics: business development, smarketing, sales and marketing alignment, sales and marketing integration

How does Smarketing relate to a learning organizational culture?

Posted by Carole Mahoney  1/22/10 11:21 AM

Smarketing, Business Development and the Learning Organization

An article in Business Week caught my attention as I waited in my doctor's office recently. "How the Mighty Fall" featured a book excerpt from Jim Collins where he discusses 5 stages of decline to recognize in a business that he believes would indicate its decline and eventual demise.

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Topics: business development, smarketing, sales and marketing alignment, sales and marketing integration

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