Speakers: Sangram Vajre | Matt Sharrers, SBI
Chief Evangelist and Co-Founder delves into the topic of ABM to help CMOs capture and implement this emerging best practice.

Joining us on the SBI Podcast is Sangram Vajre, Chief Evangelist and Co-Founder of Terminus. Sangram is one of the 21 B2B influencers to watch by the B2B News Network.  And many in the audience know Sangram as the founder of the #flipmyfunnel community.

 

Terminus is an Account-Based Platform for Marketing and Sales is your end-to-end solution for identifying and prioritizing target accounts, engaging them with a multichannel approach, activating sales for targeted outreach, and reporting on your ABM programs to every level of your business.

 

Below is a timestamped summary of the show segments and the topics covered. If you’d prefer to watch the show click here.

 

Segment 1: Creating, Implementing, and Calculating the Results of Your Own ABM Efforts 

  • Where ABM starts and stops. minute 6:25
  • Blind-spots CMO’s have that need to be overcome. minute 9:36 
  • How marketing should work with sales to identify the best-fit customers. minute 13:33 

     

Skip to minute 7:19 to listen to Sangram explain the importance of sales and marketing working together: 

 

“Marketers have been giving leads to sales from beginning of time. The only way to profit is when marketers and sales working together as one team, and chase the same leads. That is the number one thing they have to do. If they don’t have that, it doesn’t really matter how amazing your content is, or how amazing your strategies are…” 

 

Segment 2: Getting Started on the Transition to ABM

  • How CMOs transition from demand generation to more customized approaches with targeted accounts. minute 17:25
  • How to develop the skills necessary for great Account Based Marketing? minute 20:02 
  •  How companies can navigate the content maze. minute 22:17 

     

Skip to minute 20:54 to watch Sangram describe how the role of an enabler can drastically increase your success as a company:

 

“Marketing has to have a number on their back, just like sales team. How do we do that? One way we’ve proven to be effective is to have an enabler is sitting with the sales team, every single day. The enabler reports to marketing, but their job is to work on account engagement. Their bonuses, and their job, is dependent on penetrating these accounts and keeping sales and marketing aligned” 

 

 Segment 3:  The Biggest Challenges Facing Revenue Generation Leaders & How to Solve Them

  • Championing CX, and taking action in a meaningful way. minute 25:12
  • How a marketing leader can become the CEO. minute 27:06 
  • Identifying the impact of your efforts to genuinely engage in social dialogue compared to traditional 1-way campaign efforts. minute 29:15  

     

Skip to minute 30:04 to listen to Sangram discuss how to successfully utilize branding strategies and engage in social dialogue:

 

 “A lot of people  fall into this idea of, “I want to build a brand”. And for many that means, “Okay let me look at Gary Vaynerchuk. Let me look at what Sangram is doing with videos, on LinkedIn.” But it doesn’t really matter. What matters is, be yourself, because people can see right through a copy of someone else’s work. If they can see your heart and your passion, then it won’t feel like work…” 

 

Our most recent research report is helping sales leaders and CEO’s create clarity on how they’re going to make their 2019 revenue growth number.

 

It focuses on what we call the “critical four”, over the last twelve months of studying industry leaders, the folks who’re generating revenue for their industry and against their competition, we’ve narrowed down what is it that they focus on to create the best annual plan.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Matt Sharrers

Leads the firm's focus on the CEO’s role in accelerating revenue growth by embracing emerging best practices to grow revenue faster than the industry and competitors. 

Matt Sharrers is the CEO of SBI, a management consulting firm specialized in sales and marketing that is dedicated to helping you Make Your Number. Forbes recognizes SBI as one of The Best Management Consulting Firms in 2017.

 

Over the course of nearly a decade at SBI, Matt Sharrers was an instrumental early partner guiding SBI as the Senior Partner. Matt’s functional responsibilities included acting as the head of sales where he led SBI’s double-digit revenue growth, and was responsible for the hiring function to build SBI’s team of revenue generation experts.

 

Prior joining SBI in 2009, Matt spent eleven years leading sales and marketing team teams as a Vice President of Sales. Matt has “lived in the field.” As a result, he is the foremost expert in the art of separating fact from fiction as it relates to revenue growth best practices. CEOs and Private equity investors turn to Matt’s team at SBI when they need to unlock trapped growth inside of their companies.

 

 

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