Playing Nice in the Sandbox: Aligning Sales and Marketing
August 2, 2018
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham
The buzz: “Sales and marketing teams, in general, have always been known to have a beef with each other…Maybe that’s why 90% of the content created for sales by marketing is never used by sales.” (Bethany Fagan) Sales and marketing should work in harmony. Too often, not so much. With 62% of buyers searching online for product info vs 29% who talk to a salesperson, marketing now plays an integral role in the sales process. What should the modern sales process look like to get marketing and sales together? The experts speak. Erika Hovland, IOLITE360: “The five separate fingers are five independent units. Close them and the fist multiplies strength. This is organization” (JC Penney). Sam Smith, Stellar One Consulting: “If size mattered, the elephant would be king of the jungle” (Rickson Gracie). Casey Ryan, SAP: “Be like a duck – calm on the surface but always paddling like the dickens underneath” (Michael Caine). Join us for Playing Nice in the Sandbox: Aligning Sales and Marketing.
Think Big Work Small with Game-Changers, Presented by SAP
Thursday at 7 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel
The digital economy has changed the way buyers discover and research products and services, with more than 70 percent using the digital space for informed decision making prior to purchase.
The challenge for small to medium size businesses, “sme’s,” is to locate and connect with these buyers, and build trusted relationships that then turn into sales.
Think Big. Work Small brings you thought leaders whose practical insights your sales and marketing professionals can use to proactively connect with buyers on their digital journey, ensure you’re active the smart way in the social space, and help you convert new social relationships into sales.
Think Big Work Small with Game Changers, presented by SAP, on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
Bonnie D. Graham
Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. She is the creator, producer and host of the weekly business talk series, “Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP” that debuted in Fall 2011, plus more than two dozen related Game-Changers Radio series also heard on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.
SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run simple. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, operations to finance, SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. We do this by extending the availability of software across on-premise installations, cloud and hybrid deployments, and mobile devices.