Wake Up! Summer is Over

It’s the middle of September and summer has come and passed. Are you back into the frantic chaos as Q4 approaches? I’m feeling a bit nostalgic for the warm sunshine, and just want to close my eyes, relax, and wake up when September ends! Wishful thinking, right? Join me and give this a listen as you read [...]

2020-09-12T19:32:32-04:00September 11th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Unlock B2B Purchase Decisions for Increased Sales

It’s Labor Day and I hope you are enjoying some leisure time before getting back into the fray. Some people welcome September and change, while others dread it. Which camp are you in? It’s tough to know if we are coming or going sometimes, so while you’re reading, enjoy this classic from the Clash! Here [...]

2020-09-03T11:26:11-04:00September 3rd, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Times Like These Need Leads!

With the social distancing, and (at times) forced solitude, have you learned something new or rekindled a previous interest? I have a guitar hanging in my office and there are times when a little ‘noodling’ helps calm and reset me. Give the Foo Fighter’s Times Like These a listen as you read through for some [...]

2020-08-13T22:34:48-04:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Avoid the B2B Summer Burn

Who doesn’t love a good summer vacation? Do you measure it by the warm weather, time spent outdoors, or reading that novel? As marketers we sometimes feel that tension of trying to keep things moving through the summer - how do we keep things rolling so we don’t see a dip in our activity during [...]

2020-08-10T10:03:02-04:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

In the Eye of a Hurricane

Ever felt like you’re in the eye of a hurricane? With the conflicting opinions swirling around reopening, the pressure for companies to recover, and the stock market seemingly spinning in circles, it feels like the storm is all around you. But we’re going to get through this together. So as you read through, listen to [...]

2020-08-03T17:03:33-04:00August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Avoid Demand Generation Summer Vacations

Don’t let your demand generation take a summer vacation! One of my clients made an interesting request the other day – they asked if we could increase our marketing and demand generation efforts for them during the months of July and August. And not just a small increase in activity, but something pretty substantial. Now, [...]

2020-07-30T22:09:35-04:00July 30th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Scanning the B2B Landscape

The temperature soared last week. But as a Canadian, I use up all my ‘weather complaining tokens’ during the winter. So grab a caffeinated drink and listen to this summer classic from Don Henley as you read on. Or if you want the espresso version, try this cover. Here is what the experts are saying, [...]

2020-07-13T12:51:55-04:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Where is Your B2B Thinking Place?

There’s something about water that I find relaxing, refreshing, and contemplative. When I need to think, sometimes I just take the boat out and stare at the water. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about what comes next, and how our clients move strongly into the marketplace. Here is what the experts are [...]

2020-06-29T11:35:16-04:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Rethink the B2B Marketing Restart?

I hope you were able to take part in #MakeMusicDay on the weekend – a great cause, and we all could use a little more music in our lives right now! Is your B2B drumbeat still getting louder? How are you and your teams coping with your own sales and marketing ramp up? Here is [...]

2020-07-14T23:43:46-04:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Is The B2B Marketing Drumbeat Getting Louder?

What’s new in the B2B space this week? How are you and your teams coping with your own B2B sales and marketing ramp-up? It feels like the drumbeat is finally starting to get a bit louder in the marketplace. With the economy opening further, many of my clients are eager to continue ramping up their [...]

2020-06-15T15:20:30-04:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Finding Positive B2B Marketing and Sales Signals

Its been such a busy week! I admit that I didn’t make it to the drive-in – maybe the next staff meeting? There's lots to discuss, so grab your popcorn or coffee, and let’s get right to it! Venture Funding During the Pandemic As someone that works with many tech companies, I find it encouraging [...]

2020-06-08T12:51:51-04:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Deal Volume and Sales Response Rates are Down

Here is the latest update for you – if it's valuable, please forward it to your colleagues. And please share your findings back – I’d love to hear from you! Here are some takeaways from the past week: 1. Deal Volume and Sales Response Rates are Down - HubSpot has been providing some great real-time [...]

Generating Sales Pipeline and Preserving Revenues in B2B Markets

I’ve recently witnessed some marketplace changes that I want to share with you. This past week our client teams have noticed that response rates and live conversations with B2B prospects have picked up considerably. Of course, I am hoping this trend continues. Are your sales teams finding the same? Here are some takeaways from the [...]

2020-04-21T10:17:50-04:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Processing Change Inside Sales Organizations and Contact Data Depth

As I process everything going on these days, I find myself reflecting on past experiences as I push forward. What is the role of change now? Here are some takeaways from the past week: 1. Your Brand New 100% Inside Sales Organization! When I started Virtual Causeway in 2001, it was mainly due to a [...]

2020-04-14T09:25:09-04:00April 13th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

COVID-19 Strategic Sales and Marketing Actions

I usually don’t listen to webinars ‘live’ but this one was different. As someone who helps to manage and implement webinar strategies for our clients, I rarely attend them live. I typically wait for the replay or recording. Today I watched a timely and thought-provoking webinar hosted by Gartner and TOPO: COVID-19 – Strategic Sales [...]

2020-04-03T16:11:24-04:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

What do B2B marketers do now?

What a week it’s been! I wanted to remind you that you’re not alone. As I’ve been talking to clients, partners, and vendors this week, I realized that I need to share more. I can add value to the business community by sharing what I am seeing in the market – so I wanted to [...]

2020-03-19T21:09:25-04:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

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