6sense | September 28, 2022
Today, Latané Conant, Chief Market Officer at 6sense, announced the second edition of her book, “No Forms. No Spam. No Cold Calls.,” a modern, must-have manual for sales and marketing leadership seeking to hone their craft and forgo the status quo by truly embracing their customers’ needs and habits. After the initial release of the book in 2020, Wiley, global leader in publishing, education and research, picked it up to distribute internationally. Over 15,000 first edition sales indicates the book’s intrinsic value and demonstrates the need to continue to help more teams with this expanded second edition.
“No Forms. No Spam. No Cold Calls.” shines light into an opaque business environment where an estimated $2 trillion in waste prevents companies from achieving predictable revenue growth. It is a step-by-step guide that will transform how professionals think about marketing and selling in the modern age, equipping them with the strategies and tools they need to eliminate guesswork and other outdated practices.
“This book was born to meet the needs of a new generation of sales and marketing leaders who are ready to ditch the traditional strategies, tactics, and technologies that are no longer working,” said Conant. “The nature of our work at 6sense and the scope of cross-industry customers we serve gives us a profound view of the need for a how-to guide to revolutionize sales and marketing efforts and enable all businesses to proceed with confidence. We put these strategies to work at 6sense, enabling us to achieve 1,136% three-year revenue growth and rank #550 on the 2022 Inc. 5000.”
In the two years since the book’s initial release, Conant has compiled more critical information to better equip sales and marketing leaders with the latest strategies and tactics to succeed in 2023 and beyond. As a result, in this version, readers can expect:
Conant’s and 6sense’s collective knowledge and industry expertise on modern marketing strategy and the tactics to make them happen.
An all-new chapter, “The Modern Sales Organization,” authored by Mark Ebert, 6sense’s Senior Vice President of Global Sales, dives deep into the latest and most effective selling principles from the Chief Revenue Officer perspective that put sales teams in a position to win.
Foreword by Jason Zintak, CEO of 6sense – someone who started and grew his own career as a business development representative (BDR), outlines the credibility and timeliness of the book, provides solid rationale for change and calls to action to create better B2B buyer and go-to-market experiences.
An FAQ chapter answers questions about how to put these modern sales and marketing approaches into practice — including a step-by-step guide to implementing an authentic, spam-free nurture program.
Key sales and marketing topics spanning data, AI, technology stacks, customer experience, B2B buyer behavior, prospecting, personalization, pipelines, the role of BDRs, lighting up the Dark Funnel™, all things account-based marketing, and more.
The mindset shift required to be a market expert, how it benefits your entire organization, and what you’ll need to leave behind to drive change.
“This book challenges sales and marketing leaders to engage customers the right way, in the right place, at the right time to achieve predictable revenue growth. It lays out exactly how to enable sales and marketing teams to take pride in the customer experience and put prospects at the center of everything,” said Ebert. “It’s a prescriptive roadmap to uncover customer demand, prioritizing which accounts to work, engaging the entire customer buying team, and measuring real success and revenue growth.”
“This book challenges sales and marketing leaders to engage customers the right way, in the right place, at the right time to achieve predictable revenue growth. It lays out exactly how to enable sales and marketing teams to take pride in the customer experience and put prospects at the center of everything,” said Ebert.
“No Forms. No Spam. No Cold Calls.,” is available nationwide today at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other retailers. All proceeds from book sales will go to GoodSense, the charitable arm of 6sense, whose mission is to support communities they operate in.
For more information:
Get excerpts, read reviews and purchase the book on Amazon or Barnes & Noble
Visit the landing page, where you can read the first chapter for free
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About Latané Conant
As CMO of 6sense, Latané is passionate about empowering marketing leaders with effective technology, predictive insights, and thought leadership so they can confidently lead their teams, company, and industry into the future. As a “recovering software saleswoman” she is keenly focused on leveraging data to ensure marketing programs result in deals, not just leads.
Latané leads the Empowered CMO Network, an organization focused on empowering women CMOs to realize their full potential professionally and personally through leadership, inspiration, and craft. She is a member of Pavilion and serves in Advisory Board Member roles for both Mediafly and Atrium.
Latané is creative, charismatic, and competitive. Her high energy, positive attitude, and sense of humor are contagious and it’s hard to find a customer, partner, audience, or employee who doesn’t want to work with her. Follow her insights, inspirations and updates on LinkedIn.
6sense reinvents the way organizations create, manage, and convert pipeline to revenue. 6sense Revenue AI™ captures anonymous buying signals, targets the right accounts at the ideal time, and recommends the channels and messages to boost revenue performance. Removing guesswork, friction, and wasted sales effort, 6sense empowers sales, marketing, and customer success teams to significantly improve pipeline quality, accelerate sales velocity, increase conversion rates, and grow revenue predictably. 6sense has been recognized for its market-defining technology by Forbes Cloud 100, Gartner, and Forrester, and for its strong culture by Glassdoor, Inc. Magazine, and Comparably. For more information, visit 6sense or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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Okendo | September 28, 2022
Okendo, the customer marketing platform for ecommerce brands, today launched its new customer intelligence solution, Okendo Connect. This addition to Okendo’s integrated product suite enables ecommerce brands to collect customer insights at scale so they can deliver more personalized and frictionless commerce experiences.
The launch of Okendo Connect comes as ecommerce brands face a patchwork of complexities, including a shift to a more privacy-centric web, the disruption of traditional targeting strategies, evolving consumer expectations for personalized experiences, and increasing advertising costs. As a result, it’s more important than ever for brands to collect and leverage zero-party data — data that is shared directly and proactively by consumers with the permission to use it for future marketing purposes. Ecommerce brands utilizing zero-party data can fuel more personalized and effective campaigns that build stronger customer connections and scale their business.
“Our mission has always been to help ecommerce brands build stronger customer relationships,” said Matthew Goodman, Co-Founder and CEO of Okendo.
“Our mission has always been to help ecommerce brands build stronger customer relationships,” said Matthew Goodman, Co-Founder and CEO of Okendo. “The launch of Okendo Connect is an extension of that mission and further deepens our ability to give brands access to the data they need to get a full view into the journeys their customers are taking while using that insight to scale their businesses.”
Okendo Connect powers zero-party marketing strategies by enabling merchants to engage website visitors and customers at peak moments of engagement. Features include on-site micro-surveys triggered by specific shopper actions or characteristics, post-purchase surveys that enjoy 50%+ response rates, and post-review actions that encourage customers to complete additional actions. In addition, with shareable links to hosted surveys that can be delivered across channels (social, email, SMS), Okendo Connect allows for continuous customer insight collection that yields hyper-relevant targeting and drives maximum response rates.
Intelligence Powered Use Cases for Okendo Connect, includes:
Enrich customer profiles with zero-party data including identity, demographic, preference, behavior and intent data.
Customer Experience Management
Continuously measure brand loyalty and customer satisfaction with best-in-class frameworks such as NPS, CES and CSAT.
Generate a continual stream of accurate and actionable marketing attribution insights sourced directly from customers.
Conversion Rate Optimization
Discover conversion drivers and blockers, measure their impact on buying behaviors and monitor the impact of CRO experiments and website changes.
Acquire qualified shoppers by converting engaged consumer audiences from social media platforms into permissioned marketing contacts that you own through surveys, polls and giveaways.
Stay ahead of the game with the latest insights into market trends, consumer behaviors and competitive landscapes.
“Using Okendo Connect’s multiple survey distribution channels, advanced audience targeting and powerful reporting capabilities, we were able to establish a standardized method for measuring NPS in just minutes, while uncovering powerful insights into the top drivers of customer loyalty.” said Jessica Cervellon, Head of Customer Experience at mission-driven snacking brand, Feastables.
Okendo Connect accompanies Okendo’s flagship Reviews product which is currently used by brands like Nomad and Knix. Okendo Reviews helps brands increase conversions and drive more sales by leveraging social proof and enabling customer advocacy. Shoppers that interact with Okendo’s reviews widget are 4x more likely to buy.
Okendo is a customer marketing platform that enables brands to grow faster and more efficiently by building stronger customer relationships. Using Okendo, brands can gain actionable insights into customer preferences and behaviors, drive customer advocacy and deliver more personalized customer experiences. Founded in 2018, Okendo is trusted by 6,000+ of Shopify’s fastest-growing brands including SKIMS, 1st Phorm and Magic Spoon and is proudly backed by leading venture partners at Index Ventures, Base10 and Craft. For more information about Okendo, visit http://www.okendo.io.
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Emplifi | September 29, 2022
Emplifi, the leading customer experience platform, today announced the speaker lineup for this year’s Emplifi Summit virtual event, which is taking place on October 5, 2022, with online sessions starting at 9:00 a.m. EST. Speakers include a wide array of marketing experts and CX thought leaders from the world’s most recognizable brands, including the NFL, Virgin Media, and TikTok. Emplifi CEO Mark Zablan will kick off the event with an opening keynote on how the customer journey of the future is taking shape now – and what brands can do to prepare.
"Today’s consumers are begging for more authentic relationships with brands. They want personal and effortless customer experiences." said Zarnaz Arlia, Emplifi CMO.
"Today’s consumers are begging for more authentic relationships with brands. They want personal and effortless customer experiences. The good news for marketers is that we have the technology and resources to deliver remarkable experiences. The challenge is using the technology to our advantage without allowing it to hamper the customer-brand relationship," said Zarnaz Arlia, Emplifi CMO.
"We’ve designed this year’s summit to address this very challenge and have recruited some of the best minds in the business to share how they are building unforgettable customer experiences across their marketing channels."
Emplifi Summit 2022 speakers include:
Timothy Armoo, Founder of the marketing agency Fanbytes: Timothy’s session will cover the new world of social media, looking at all the ways GenZ interacts online and offering insights on how to build successful marketing strategies for emerging channels.
Rachael Courtney, Senior Social Marketing Lead for Virgin Media: Rachael will join Emplifi CXO Shellie Vornhagen in a conversation covering Virgin Media’s CX efforts and how the brand is maximizing the value of its customer interactions.
Britt Deise, Manager of Club Social Marketing for the NFL: Britt will share how the NFL drives social growth and engagement across all 32 clubs
Jyri Kidwell, Head of Creative and Creator Partnerships at TikTok: Will discuss how to get started on TikTok, outlining best practices and tips for content creators who are looking to unleash the power of video.
Katy Leeson, CEO of Relentless Media: Katy will join Emplifi CMO Zarnaz Arlia for a heartfelt conversation on the realities of burnout, imposter syndrome, and how company actions and culture inform the brand purpose… and brand perceptions.
Fred Reichheld, Bain Fellow and bestselling author: Credited as a customer loyalty guru, Fred will share insights from his most recent business book “Winning on Purpose,” offering a deep-dive into the power of customer love and why leaders must avoid mistaking profits for purpose as their companies grow.
Emplifi Summit is a virtual event tailored for brand marketers looking to create unforgettable customer experiences. To find out more about the Emplifi Summit and register to attend, visit the event website: Emplifi Summit 2022.
Emplifi is the leading unified CX platform that brings marketing, commerce, and care together to help businesses close the customer experience gap. More than 7,800 brands, including Delta Air Lines, Ford Motor Company, and McDonald's, rely on Emplifi to provide their customers with outstanding experiences at every touchpoint. For more information, visit www.emplifi.io.