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Resources for Evaluating HubSpot Sales and Marketing Technology

 Krista Moon    August 19, 2019

I regularly talk to companies that are considering starting an inbound sales and marketing program, but they lack the technological capacity required to do the work.

While there's a variety of sales and marketing technology available, the tool we've had the most success with is HubSpot. They put all the necessary functionality required into one system, which improves data sharing, communication between the teams, and work efficiency.

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3 Reasons Why Salespeople Should Start Creating Blog Articles

 Krista Moon    April 3, 2019

For the majority of salespeople today, blogging is not a prospecting technique that is on their radar. However, when sales and marketing align around the content strategy, the return on investment goes way up. Here are 3 reasons why sellers should be part of the blogging process, either by helping to craft articles or by guiding the content strategy.

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Resource Library for Writing Prospecting Emails

 Krista Moon    August 7, 2018

One of the most popular things salespeople search for is information about how to write prospecting emails. And it’s no wonder: figuring out “what to say” to get a prospect interested enough in a conversation is HARD! There are a gazillion templates and ideas available out there to help kick-start your prospecting efforts. I decided to consolidate some of the best resources I’ve seen in one post.

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#1 LinkedIn Mistake Most People Make That Destroys Sales Opportunities

 Krista Moon    June 26, 2018

I recently needed to source a graphic designer for my company, so the first place I turned to was LinkedIn. I wanted to find out who in my network was a freelancer or owned a design company that could potentially help me. It just makes sense that I would turn to LinkedIn before doing a random Google search. After all, I’d rather do business with someone from my network than a complete stranger.

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Sales and Marketing Processes That'll Make Your Business Great Again

 Krista Moon    June 12, 2018

When I first started doing marketing and lead generation, I used to worry about being able to drive leads for my clients. I've since learned that that's the easy part! As long as I'm doing enough activity, like blogging, email marketing, and social media, I'll get people to the website. And if I'm creating the right content, I'll be driving the right people to the site. Cool! Job done, right? Wrong.

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3 Tips for Creating a Strategic Prospecting Plan

 Krista Moon    May 29, 2018

Getting sales meetings with new prospects is not easy. They have no idea who you are, are overwhelmed with work, can't imagine taking on another project, and are happy with the status quo. It takes tremendous effort to get prospects to understand the benefit of making a change, and then getting them to actually move forward with a new idea.

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[Video] Sales Limerick - Sellers Who Don’t Blog

 Krista Moon    March 16, 2018

My friend Jill Konrath, sales strategist, speaker, and author of 3 bestselling sales books put a message on LinkedIn asking for people to submit sales limericks for a project she’s working on. It got my wheels turning, and I ended up coming up with something. Here it is!

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How To Get Your Sales Team to Start Blogging

 Krista Moon    September 5, 2017

Sellers are on the frontlines talking to prospects and customers all day long. They have deep company and industry expertise and know what messaging elicits the best responses. If anyone understands what information will resonate with your ideal buyer persona, it’s them.

But too often, sales and marketing are not aligned, and sellers aren’t at the table when it comes to developing the corporate content strategy or lending their experience and expertise to the content creation process. Here are some ideas about how to get your sales team engaged in creating useful blog articles that prospects and customers want to read:

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Resources for Exploring Sales Enablement for Your Organization

 Krista Moon    August 29, 2017

Many organizations are turning to sales enablement to ensure that sellers have the tools, processes, and content they need to meet the new demands of savvy buyers armed to the teeth with information. Here are some articles and resources that can help you deepen your understanding of sales enablement, determine if it’s right for you, and start formulating a plan for your organization.

This information is just the tip of the iceberg, but it can get you thinking about ways to improve sales efficiency and productivity.

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4 Ways Blogging Can Help You Sell

 Krista Moon    August 17, 2017

Blogging is not just a marketing activity. When done correctly, it's the backbone of both the sales and marketing functions. Companies that understand and embrace this strategy use blog articles on the marketing side to increase awareness and get people to the website. Then, they use those same articles on the sales side to guide their active prospects through the sales process.

Here are 4 examples of how blogging can help you sell:

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