This digital transformation of business means the sales and marketing relationship has been – and needs to be – totally transformed. Huthwaite's Director of Marketing Karen Woodhead examines why
Recent research in partnership with YouGov suggests the relationship between sales and marketing is weak. The sales marketing relationship is probably the single most important relationship in a company and we can’t afford for it to be broken. How do we change this?
There are two basic ways to challenge – you either push your alternative ideas at another person, or you ask them questions to challenge their thinking.
To create a feeling of collaboration you need to show Support for the other person. This means finding the areas of common ground on which you can both agree. Sometimes, when we hear a proposal or an opinion put forward with which we don’t agree, or we think we have a ‘better’ idea or opinion it is human nature to jump in with giving our own idea or opinion straightaway.
For anyone involved in learning programmes, how to assess Return on Investment (ROI) is a constant question. If we can’t prove that what we are doing is having a quantifiable benefit then perhaps we shouldn’t be doing it!
A significant new product is about to be launched. It's technologically innovative, it meets a clear market need and, best of all, it leapfrogs the competition. So why does a product with such great promise seem to be struggling for its life?