About Tony Tissot
- Target and nurture your best prospects easier
- Align Sales and Marketing to drive revenue faster
- Improve ROI and accountability with measurable results
The most listened to show in 2013: Hunting From Helicopters: Getting to B2B Decision Makers in the Real World
SLMA Radio host Jim Obermayer interviews
Shawn McLaren, Chairman of ConnectAndSell.
Host Jim Obermayer and his guest Tom Judge tackle the thorny issue of not just how to create inquiries and leads, but leads that actually close. As Vice President of Direct Marketing Partners, Tom has solved this problem with some of the largest high-tech companies in business to business; and also some of the most modest in size. Leads that close is a problem for all companies regardless of size.
- Diagnosing lead-to-sales funnel problems.
- Solving those with custom go-to-market programs. Ranging from prospect database building, inbound lead qualification and nurturing, outbound target account lead generation tele-prospecting and appointment setting.
- Campaign management, lead management and analytics.
SLMA host Jim Obermayer interveiws Isaac Pellerin of TinderBox. Isaac will discuss why proposal creation is easier than ever before, why it should be software as a service and the cost involved in starting up and using proposal software.
Isaac Pellerin is the Revenue Marketer at TinderBox, a Software as a Service that makes it easy to create, manage, and track interactive proposals. He loves a good story and enjoys working to enhance the way companies engage with their prospects and customers. He believes that marketing and sales are at their best when they have shared goals and metrics.
About TinderBox: TinderBox is an Indianapolis based software-as-a-service that helps you get to yes faster with a smarter, simpler, and more efficient proposal and marketing communications process—one that builds lasting business partnerships. Founded in 2009, TinderBox has become the choice for sales and marketing organizations such as Angie's List, Gannett, and Accenture Life Sciences to create compelling proposals that get to "yes".
SLMA Radio host Jim Obermayer will ask Victor if the rumors of the demise in trade shows as a lead generation event is true? Are trade shows as strong as always? How can marketing manager make the most of their trade show investment? Victor Kippes is CEO of Validar Inc., a B2B lead management company that specializes in events.
Much of Validar’s value proposition is based upon Victor’s experience as a receiver of leads. He has been in a sales role for over 20 years both as a direct contributor and as the leader of a large enterprise sales team. He is a recovering sales leader who understands very well the challenges marketing and sales leaders face specific to demand generation and lead management. If you are a marketing leader interested in understanding and articulating your true value, or a sales leader interested in improved conversions and pipeline growth, Validar and Victor are there for you.
You can follow Victor on Twitter at @vkippes. About Validar Validar is a B2B Lead Management company that specializes in events. It doesn’t matter whether your exhibiting at a tradeshow, or producing your own event or seminar series. Since 2005, Validar Inc. has helped companies identify, qualify, and manage leads more efficiently and effectively. With our software and services, companies can capture highly qualified leads at the lowest cost and quantify the performance of their marketing efforts.
For any business, it is important to know where leads are in their buying cycle so they are treated appropriately and follow-up activity is not wasted. Our solution enables companies to segment their event attendee based upon both explicit and implicit participation. We enable attendees to control how they are treated post event through technology. [email protected] Phone:206.577.1123 Twitter:twitter.com/vkippes Web: www.validar.com Blog: http://www.dontaskdontsell.com/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBFEUnB1Bs0
Debra da Costa, CEO Direct Marketing Partners
Debra da Costa is the founder and CEO of one of the leading sales lead management service providers, Direct Marketing Partners. Debra is a pioneer in the sales lead field. Debra da Costa founded Direct Marketing Partners in 1991 with the goal of creating a company truly responsive to the individual needs of clients. To this end, she structured DMP so that the company would be large enough to have the depth of expertise required by corporations with worldwide interests, but of a size that would permit close project participation by all the firm's senior staff, as well as flexibility and agility.
From the beginning, and under Debra's leadership, DMP has provided clients with marketing campaigns, which generate sales leads of superior quality. Over the years, the company’s offerings have expanded to include call center/ telemarketing, hosted database, list research and acquisition, direct mail, e-mail marketing, search engine marketing, professional services consulting, fulfillment and event support services.
Before creating DMP, Debra was the President of Debra da Costa Consulting where she was responsible for high-tech industry marketing campaigns.
In her career, Debra has held several design and technical positions with public agencies in both Canada and the U.S. and was responsible for the marketing efforts of Lawrence Moss and Associates. It is through these experiences that she discovered that all roads lead to marketing.
Debra will be answering question and sharing insights on the importance of lead qualification.
Susan Finch, Founder/CEO Binky Patrol, Inc. - a 501c3
In 1996 Susan Finch was immersed in a high-end art gallery in Laguna Beach, but knew she needed to do something to help her community and children in need. The idea for Binky Patrol Comforting Covers for Kids came to her one afternoon and she immediately contacted local media to help her get this idea rolling. One of the first partnerships she developed was with Wahoo's Fish Taco headquartered in Santa Ana, California. She learned the value of mutually beneficial partnerships with regards to sponsors and events. She was carried along in the beginning by Wahoo's Founder, Wing Lam who showed her how everyone can win and all brands can benefit from the criss-cross marketing and publicity. This was before Social Media and the Internet was truly getting its legs at that point. Now, 15 years later, the organization has enjoyed publicity at the local level with chapters finding their own corporate partners. The companies are able to utilize the list of the charity and gain exposure, goodwill and a sense of community without a lot of effort. The charity benefits from the added volunteer force, exposure to the sponsors clients, newsgroups and social media reach. All benefit. Susan will answer questions about ways B2B and B2C can help expand their reach while helping a charity, without putting a strain on their budgets.