If You Want To Hit Your Revenue Targets, It’s A Non-Negotiable
A few days ago, a prospect mentioned that her CEO was on a sales call with one of their reps and she didn’t recognize the company the sales rep was describing when talking about their business. It’s an obvious symptom of sales and marketing not being on the same page. On the Salesforce.com blog, Jill Rowley explains how marketing and sales need to know a lot more about the customer to improve the key funnel metrics.
But sales and marketing have been on different pages since the beginning of time. Plenty of companies (including large and successful ones) have produced amazing growth while sales hated marketing and marketing hated sales. Why is alignment so important now?