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by April Dunford

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Value not Features – 2 Stories from the Trenches

08/05/2010

Product Marketing and Product Management are disciplines where the theory is easily understood but practical execution is really hard. I asked Tim Johnson to share a couple of his favorite “from the trenches” stories to illustrate how shifting the focus from “product features” to “value to the customer” can make a huge difference.

Content Marketing and “Trusted Advisors”

06/28/2010

In many larger organizations, sales folks are trained to become “trusted advisors” to their accounts. To attain this status, account managers need to demonstrate a deep understanding of the customer’s environment and pains and offer valued advice and support. It strikes me that this is exactly the goal of a great content marketing strategy.

Are Those Leads Really Sales Ready?

02/17/2009

Startups selling larger sized deals don’t generally concern themselves very much with managing a pipeline of leads at the beginning.  Most of the BtoB focused companies I know have started with 1 or 2 sales folks managing their own pipeline of leads which have come from them mining their own list of contacts along with [...]

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