These Are 6 Tips to Shape Outbound Sales in 2019

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It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019. The end of the year is fast approaching. 2018 has flown by and with year-end closing in, it’s time to start making plans for the future.

Looking back at the passing year, we can definitely say that there’s been a lot going on; from a worldwide concern about personal data protection, through a data-driven approach to selling, to an all-bound lead generation and “smarketing”.

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A day in the Life of Woodpecker Sales Development Team

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Sales development team is a crucial element of a SaaS company like Woodpecker. It plays an important role in business growth and revenue generation. Let’s take a look at the backstage of their job.

I’ve prepared this post in collaboration with Yurii Veremchuk, the Head of our Sales Development Team, who shared some first-hand insights into the day-to-day work of his team and the challenges they face, described the tools that improve their efficiency, and gave his advice for B2B sales newbies.

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5 Ways our Sales Team Cooperates with Marketing for Better Lead Generation

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Marketing and sales used to be portrayed in stark contrast. Nowadays, there’s an ongoing trend to go for “sales and marketing alignment” — that is, making the two teams work together. There’s little information on how to do it exactly. Many focus on improving the flow of information between the two departments. Is that all that can be done?

Today, I’ll show you a couple of ways the Woodpecker marketing and sales teams cooperate to create a streamlined lead generation process.

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How We Use Woodpecker for Inbound Sales

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I write a lot about cold email outreach automation, which is a part of outbound sales. But today I’ve got something quite different that I want to share with you. I want to show you how our own inbound sales team uses Woodpecker to contact people who have signed up for a free trial. This is something I believe played a huge role in getting Woodpecker from 1 to 1000 B2B customers in 2,5 years. Keep reading to learn more about the whole process and see some email templates.

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How We Actually Rework Our Ideal Customer Profile

At the beginning of 2016, I wrote about the Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) framework that we adopted at Woodpecker and about the way we worked on our marketing personas. At that point, we had around 100 B2B customers.

Our customer base has grown to 1000 since then. And it has obviously changed a bit, too. Here’s about how we actually measure the changes in our customer base in order to constantly rework our ideal customer profile as our company grows, and why it’s important to keep the ICP up to date in general.

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