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Complexities of Social Target Marketing and Network Selling

May 3rd, 2011

Technical sales and business development seems to be getting harder for sales and marketing organizations. BtoB, industrial, engineering, technology, complexity, R&D, etc . At the end of the day, an organizational sale is a technical buyer, influencer committee, and an economic buyer.

Traditional models of lead generation are struggling to reach and engage with complex organizational sales. More senior executives are screening their access from sales people, tuning out email marketing, and ignoring most other forms of advertising. Trade shows and conferences have been in steady decline well before the recession took hold.

On the other hand, we see a huge upside for social media as a means of targeting and building relationships with complex organizational purchase decision makers and influencer teams. The more complex, technical, price tag all the better.
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