Minority of B2B Salespeople Find Marketing Assets Effective

source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/wp/traditional/minority-of-b2b-salespeople-find-marketing-assets-effective-44475/?utm_campaign=rssfeed&utm_source=mc&utm_medium=textlink

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Part of the problem on the assets front relates to collaboration, per salespeople, as only one-quarter of sales respondents feel that their collaboration with marketing around asset development occurs very (8%) or somewhat (16%) well. Presumably, if they felt better about that collaboration they’d be less likely to find the assets ineffective…

It’s not the first time that sales teams have complained of being left out of the content development process: a survey released late last year by Brainshark found 7 in 10 B2B sales reps indicating that they get sales materials from marketing, but 42% of those saying that they “rarely” or “never” have a hand in the development process.

Overall, roughly half of sales respondents in the Demand Metrics study indicated that marketing’s support for sales is either far less (16%) or slightly less (33%) than adequate. As might be expected, marketers weren’t quite as quick to malign themselves: only 31% feel that marketing’s support is lacking, while close to half feel that it is more than adequate.

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By: Dr. Augustine Fou Thursday, July 31st, 2014 news

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