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Your Source for Salesforce Tips and Book Recommendations — Meet Sarah Holland

Sarah Holland | Account Manager

At the moment, Sarah is settling into her new role as Account Manager, but outside of work you’ll likely find her at one of her children’s sporting events.

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Topics: meet the team

Building Your Team through New Capabilities in Sales Process & B2B Marketing Strategy

You may have seen our recent announcement that Launch Team has acquired One Down Consulting Group. It has come together fast, but was a long time in the making.

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Topics: CRM implementation, Company News, Sales, Marketing and Sales Alignment

Trade Show Planning: FAQ

As we approach the year’s end and begin helping our clients map out next year’s marketing activities, one aspect we consider is their presence at trade shows. Trade shows and conferences are expensive, so it is important to make the most of the time and dollars that you spend there. Here are some common questions emerge from these discussions, and some tips that can help you maximize trade show ROI:

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Topics: Trade Show Strategy

Launch Team Adds One Down Consulting to Provide Full Marketing and Sales Support

We are pleased to announce that Launch Team Inc. has acquired One Down Consulting Group to strengthen customers’ sales channels.

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Topics: Company News, Marketing and Sales Alignment

3 Best Practices for Increasing Medical Device Market Penetration

Recent research predicts that R&D expenditure for medical devices will grow to $34 billion by 2022, but top line growth is slowing. And while this increase in R&D investment is a positive sign, uncertainty in healthcare reform is causing some paralysis in the market. How can companies overcome this risk aversion and really sell?

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Topics: Medical Device, Product Launch, Marketing Strategy

Trends in the Medical Device Market: Accelerating Product Launch, Managing Risk

As we do each year, Launch Team has paired up with Novatek to take a close look at the current trends, changes and technologies that are impacting the medical device industry. From product launches to new sales models, we're examining the 2018 outlook and sharing our insights.

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Topics: Medical Device, Business Insights

Product Launch & Inbound Strategy: Is the Blog Dead?

Is the blog dead? Marketing gurus have predicted the death of blogging on and off since 2009. In niche industries like optics and photonics, advanced manufacturing, and medical devices, many companies were slow to adopt a content-driven strategy because they believed their customers didn’t read blogs. Now that they’ve seen the ROI of blogging, we question how long it will remain viable. Let’s explore.

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Topics: Product Launch, Inbound Marketing

Reaching Your Customers' Customers: Market Outlook in Additive Manufacturing & Automation

FABTECH in Chicago represents some of the fastest growing segments in U.S. manufacturing today, including laser marking and automation. Attendees are the ultimate users of many of the technologies we work in: laser diodes, optical assemblies, laser steering systems, coating technology, and capital equipment. Yet many of these companies know little about the end application and the users’ needs.

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Topics: Positioning, Business Insights

Coping with Q4 Pressures: Sell More, Spend Less


It's the fourth quarter, and everyone is under pressure to close the year strong. For most companies, that means a mandate to cut spending and close more deals. However, one of those instructions often undermines the other. Marketing budgets are often the first to experience cuts, and these cuts can feel self-defeating. Marketing creates sales, and a healthy marketing and sales pipeline is key to sustainable growth.

Making this argument may not change your Q4 reality, though. Instead, we offer some practical suggestions of marketing and sales activities to stop, and some to start, to meet your budget and sales targets. 

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Topics: Business Insights, Marketing Strategy

Marketing Metrics Play a Role in Marketing & Sales Alignment

I often hear from companies that their marketing team collects data for data's sake—that they are mired in the minutia of marketing analytics, which have little to no impact on the sales team. The marketing team in turn complains that the sales team doesn't take the time to put the data into the CRM, nor do they learn to use the CRM well enough to make use of the available data. The finger pointing is cyclical and can leave leadership in a quandary. In this case, I believe it is up to the marketer to prove the value of the data to the sales team.

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Topics: Sales, Marketing Metrics, Marketing and Sales Alignment