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What happens when sales and marketing are misaligned?

According to a study by Corporate Visions, only one in 10 companies consider their sales training and demand generation functions to be perfectly aligned. This is a startling problem, and it’s more than just revenue that gets lost. Lead conversion suffers 61% of B2B marketers send all leads directly to sales. However, at the average […]

The Four Best Practices for Sales and Marketing Alignment

When marketing and sales align, revenue grows and the pipeline moves more smoothly. Just ask the sales team at Kapost: when they get a request from a lead for more information, they send it down the line to the marketing team, who looks through their resources to see if they have any literature that addresses […]

The Marketing Tactics That Impact Sales Performance Most

  We’ve already discussed how sales and marketing impact each other from a broad perspective, but what does their relationship look like on a day-to-day basis? For today’s marketers, it’s essential to be able to communicate marketing goals and strategy to the sales department, but it’s also crucial to understand how daily marketing tactics influence […]

Establish Better Communications Between Sales and Marketing

Marketing and sales managers need to work together to streamline communication between their departments. To improve communication at your organization, try pairing modern tech tools, such as a CRM program, with the more traditional approach of in-person meetings. Each tool has unique benefits: CRM Integration Your organization can use a CRM program to manage leads […]

Marketing Metrics That Set Up Sales Success

Marketers need to keep track of many metrics, some of which relate directly to sales department success. In order to improve communication and collaboration between sales and marketing at your organization, it’s important to track these metrics: Marketing Metric #1: Lead Source In today’s multi-touch marketing environment, new leads can often be attributed to multiple […]

Three Things Marketers Want From Sales, But Don’t Ask For

How can the sales team make marketing more effective? As we wrote last week, a stronger relationship between sales and marketing can improve the customer experience and your company’s bottom line. Unfortunately, many businesses do not foster teamwork between marketing and sales, and the two groups may not ask each other for the information they […]

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