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B2B Demand Generation: How Successful Companies Are Improving Sales and Marketing Results


For decades, solution-selling and marketing methodologies have used the principle of identifying pains associated with business processes, in order to create urgency and demand for products and services. With the foundational premise that marketers need to drive more revenue while optimizing marketing investments, successful business-to-business (B2B) companies have focused on four critical pillars needed to optimize the lead-to-sale process.

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Building the Small Contact Center


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Staying Competitive in the Changing Chemical Manufacturing Marketplace




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IT Sales Lead Generation: Understanding the Complex Sales Needs of the IT Industry


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