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Achieving the Fifth E of Sales and Marketing Operations

Posted by Ashish Vazirani on Thu, Aug 08, 2013

During a recent discussion, the head of HR at a leading software and information services company introduced the COO to me as “chief enabler.” The COO cleverly responded, “I thought I was the chief enforcer.” I added that both were certainly true, but that operations also has two other E’s that should define the role: effectiveness and efficiency.

I went on to share my perspective with the COO and head of HR that the role of operations is to address each of the first four E’s—effectiveness, efficiency, enablement and enforcement—to ultimately improve customer and partner engagement.

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Topics: Ashish Vazirani, go-to-market strategy, sales and marketing alignment, customer engagement, sales force effectiveness, sales and marketing operations

Four Ways to Link GTM Strategy and Customer Experience Improvements

Posted by Erik Long on Thu, May 09, 2013

A prospective client recently lamented that his company doesn’t have the capabilities and processes in place to ensure delivery of a consistent, high-quality customer experience across a range of channels. This got me thinking about the best ways to connect customer experience and go-to-market (GTM) strategy. 

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Topics: channel partners, go-to-market (GTM), go-to-market strategy, customer experience, Erik Long

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