Innovation Insights

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Innovation Insights explores the impact of new and emerging concepts in sales, marketing, strategy and leadership for CEOs of growth-driven business-to-business companies.

7 Dirty Secrets about Inbound Marketing (They Won’t Tell You)

inbound_marketing_mike_volpe.jpgInbound marketing is one of the hottest concepts in business growth today. Built around a comprehensive vision for creating new customer relationships online, the idea behind inbound has evolved over the years but was largely evangelized and institutionalized thanks to Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah, the co-founders of Hubspot.

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Tags: sales process, marketing strategy, CRM, Focus Area: Marketing, inbound marketing, lead nurturing, lead generation, b2b business growth, customer relationship management, hubspot

How Hubspot CRM is a Game Changer for B2B Business Growth

Hubspot_CRM_LogoThree weeks ago, marketing automation company Hubspot announced the launch of Hubspot CRM, a new customer relationship management (CRM) application that will be a fully integrated part of the Hubspot platform. Currently in public beta (present Hubspot customers and partners can request access) and soon to be fully launched, the Hubspot CRM product represents a new approach to sales relationship management.
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Tags: CRM, sales performance, sales training, Focus Area: Sales, lead generation, b2b business growth, customer relationship management, revenue generation, business development, customer experience

Business Growth Strategies: To Make the Most, Focus on the Least

ambulances_-_business_growth_strategyOne of the challenges many business owners face is that of deciding how they should go about making more money. The conventional wisdom that many business advisors and coaches give to their CEO clients is to look for every opportunity to generate greater profits. Unfortunately, this mindset is distracting and destructive to the success of your business.

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Tags: Focus Area: Strategy, exit strategy, operational efficiency, b2b business growth, strategic sale, business growth strategy, capital equipment, revenue and profit, CEO Growth Series

The Top 25 Business Growth Blogs and Resources for B2B CEOs

Top_25_B2B_Growth_Blogs_7.7.2014Through my experience working with executives, I have learned that it is essential for CEOs to have the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations with peers and thought leaders. Leadership can be inherently lonely at the top. Rapidly evolving technology, however, is changing the way we do business by providing executives with platforms to engage one another as thought leaders around key issues. This new business landscape empowers CEOs with the information and resources necessary to make informed decisions in a timely manner.

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Tags: blog strategy, Focus Area: Leadership, b2b business growth, business growth strategy

Why Every B2B CEO Should be Active on Social Media

B2B_CEO_SOCIAL_MEDIA_BLOG_7.7.2014In the past, executives were privy to more information about their company’s products and services than any other stakeholder. The advent of social media, however, is compelling executives to adapt their role in order to remain knowledgeable and competitive in the market. Some of the largest B2B discussions are now taking place online through social media outlets like LinkedIn, Pinterest, Facebook, SlideShare and Twitter

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Tags: brand strategy, brand identity, social media, Focus Area: Leadership, b2b, communication, business leadership, leadership strategy, b2b business growth

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