Huddle Up: Building Consensus for Better IT Sales

Posted by Cyrus Woolard on May 24, 2018

You may think you're wining, dining, and wooing everyone there is to woo, but with as many as seven people involved in B2B buying decisions today, chances are there are other, more influential decision-makers who aren't getting a seat at your table.

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Tags: Sales Intelligence, Information Technology

How to Avoid Epic IT Sales Pitch Fails

Posted by Cyrus Woolard on May 14, 2018

Have you ever followed up with a prospect, only to be told that they're passing on your solution based on abstractions like "lack of cultural fit" or "lack of team alignment"? Huh? What gives?

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Tags: Enterprise Software, Emissaries Speak, Information Technology

How to Keep Procurement from Derailing Your Deal

Posted by Jason Compton on May 10, 2018

 

Tired of waiting for updates from procurement? We feel you. It's probably the hardest part of the sales process, and you have limited visibility into what's actually happening. But there's a pervasive misconception among sales teams that once a deal reaches the procurement stage, it's out of the salesperson's hands—but that's not the case at all.

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Tags: Sales Intelligence, Emissaries Speak, Information Technology

IT Sales has a Targeting Problem. Here's How to Fix It.

Posted by Jason Compton on April 18, 2018

 

With more than 15 people, on average, involved in enterprise IT purchases, Iarge and complex B2B buying centers can feel like minefields to salespeople today. Decisions get made by committee. There are an ever-increasing number of people in the room, representing 3.4 different functions on average—and each of them have their own priorities. Is it any wonder, in this context, that "save money"and "avoid risk" would become watchwords?

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Enterprise IT Sales: Identifying the Real Decision Maker

Posted by Richard Sharp on March 5, 2018

Emissary Founder David Hammer recently told a story about a client who had spent 9 months on a six-figure deal, and couldn’t understand what had gone wrong.

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The Next Phase of Emissary

Posted by David Hammer on November 14, 2017

A year ago at this time, we first unveiled Emissary to the world. It was a different, contrarian idea, making the case that in a world increasingly dominated by data, human insights and relationships still mattered.

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Tags: Emissary News, Information Technology