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January 25, 2013
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The Leaderboard 
  • It's time to start taking employee problems seriously
    Some companies refuse to address individuals' "pain points" to avoid setting a potentially costly precedent, writes Laura Vanderkam. That's a false economy, she argues: If your turnover increases or your workers' productivity drops, you'll wind up paying far more than if you'd simply fixed the problems. CBS MoneyWatch (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story

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Sales Strategies 
  • 5 steps for aligning sales and marketing departments
    There is often a lack of alignment between marketing and sales departments, which research suggests may have a negative effect on revenue, writes Dan Stasiewski of Kuno Creative. These departments can become better at collaborating with each other by discussing their goals and working to develop a shared understanding of the sales funnel, Stasiewski writes. Both departments need to understand how the lead-scoring process works, he notes. Inbound Marketing Blog (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Daily Data Points 
  • U.S. is top of the world in tablet adoption
    The U.S. is outpacing the rest of the world in tablet adoption, with expectations that the U.S. market will account for more than half of all tablet shipments this year. One factor that may be holding back acceptance in some of the biggest markets, such as China and India, is lack of widespread broadband access. MediaPost Communications/Marketing Daily (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
On the Road 
  • Hotels take steps to protect guests from flu
    The Newport Harbor Group of Rhode Island is taking preventive measures to protect staff and guests from the flu at its locations. Joe McInerney, president and CEO of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, said many hotels are being proactive and there haven't been any major issues. Hotel Interactive (1/22) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
App Update 
  • New app exchanges charity for user info
    Placed's Give 2 Charity application allows users to earn points that add up to donations for charities of their choice in exchange for opting in to the location measurement the company uses for marketing purposes. "This aggregation of location information provides businesses a better understanding of what consumers do in the physical world, helping drive actionable insights," Placed spokeswoman Sarah Radwanick said. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Social Media (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Making Small Talk 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Sales Performance ManagerAvis Budget GroupHouston Area, TX
Global Sales Development LeadFacebookMenlo Park, CA
Sales Manager (Inside Sales)Moodlerooms, Inc.Baltimore, MD
Head of Sales OperationsLiving SocialWashington, DC
VP of Sales and Business DevelopmentSmashFlyBoston, MA
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Make the [marketing] team part of the process from the start, not just the team you go to when you need a brochure."
--Dan Stasiewski, writing at the Inbound Marketing Blog
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