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Sabrina Ferraioli
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As Co-Founder and VP Global Sales of 3D2B, Sabrina brings extensive international marketing and sales experience to the company.

Sabrina's professional experience includes six years in New York City as Marketing and Promotion Manager at Hachette Filipacchi's Consumer Electronics Group -- a series of consumer electronics magazines with worldwide distribution.

After relocating to Europe, Sabrina became Account Director at TECHMAR, a leading American customer acquisition company with locations throughout Europe and the U.S. Based in Munich, Germany, Sabrina was responsible for Key Account Management and driving EMEA business development strategies for clients such as HP, Oracle, and Olivetti – an annual combined sales quota of over 210 million USD.

Today, Sabrina is VP of Global Sales, driving 3D2B to new heights. She works closely with the executive management team, establishing the vision for the company and ensuring that all revenue objectives are met. As VP of Global Sales, Sabrina is responsible for building and managing the 3D2B multi-national sales organization, driving all new and existing sales revenue, and developing and implementing new business strategies to acquire, retain and grow 3D2B’s global client portfolio and revenue. 

Sabrina holds a Master's Degree in Advertising from New York Institute of Technology in New York City and is fluent in English and Italian.

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When the InsideSales.com research lab surveyed sales leaders about their top challenges, one of their questions caught our attention. InsideSales.com asked, which is more challenging, building a pipeline or closing a sale?

More than six in ten respondents (63.48%) identified building the pipeline as a more significant challenge. It stands to reason. If you have built a strong sales force, developed an excellent training program and have clear messaging, then all you need is a pipeline full of qualified buyers interested in what you are selling.

Building your pipeline may not be a matter of attracting and adding more leads into your funnel. You may not be converting enough leads into prospects … buyers that are primed and ready to speak with your sales reps. In other words, it’s not always a problem with leads going into the pipeline; it’s a problem with the output. Leads are leaking out or not filtering down the funnel, and not enough are becoming sales appointments. 

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Marketing Qualified Lead (MQL). Sales Accepted Lead (SAL). Sales Qualified Lead (SQL). Why should you care, as long as the leads are qualified? Right?

It matters more than you think. Of all the leads in your sales funnel, only 3% are active buyers at any given time. Another 7% may be intending to buy shortly. The other 90% are either not yet ready to buy, do not have a need or are not interested in buying from you.

But who falls into what category? Lead qualification can help you make that determination. In turn, a lead—properly qualified—allows your salespeople to focus their efforts where it matters most. 

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There’s no way around it. Cold calling is a challenge. That doesn’t mean you should stop making the calls. Instead, get smarter about your cold calling strategy, which is possible with today’s data tools. They can help you be smarter about your contacts and provide insight into their buying plans that gives you the competitive edge. Brushing up on your sales techniques and being persistent about making calls also pays dividends.

Here are some quick tips to make cold calling work better than you ever thought possible.

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Not long ago, enabling customers to contact your business through multiple channels — voice, email, web forms, fax, chat and text messages — was on the cutting edge. In this way, customers were empowered to start conversations with companies through whichever communication means worked best for them. 

While companies pursing a multi-channel strategy had taken a giant step in the right direction, it turned out that they had not gone far enough. Unfortunately, each channel tended to operate in isolation, and because customers use multiple channels, that’s a problem. For instance, customers may start a conversation on chat, then call to talk with a live human being. When channels operate in silos, customers may need to repeat information they’ve already relayed, leading to disjointed and frustrating customer experiences.

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Imagine your company was suffering from a lack of sales appointments and your sales people were unproductive. It would be easy to overreact and look for a B2B telemarketing vendor that could solve the problem immediately.
However, you’re better off pausing to evaluate the situation holistically rather than rushing to find a one-time fix. That’s because your company may have several needs that a B2B telemarketing vendor can fulfill. So it pays to take the time to unearth a company that can take care of all your requirements and, thus, become your long-term sales and marketing partner. Here’s how to do that.

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It may feel like you have to run faster and faster to keep up on the treadmill of customer acquisition, growth and retention. To do so, you may need to establish a call center or expand an existing one. If so, should you go in-house or outsource your call center needs?
To help you with this decision, I compiled a list of the benefits of outsourcing your B2B call center as well as some concerns you need to address.

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Do your reps faithfully follow up on the leads you generate? If you’re like most marketers, the sad answer is likely a “no.” Why do I say that? Because research shows that salespeople pass over 80% of marketing leads.
You can overcome this with a carrot, not a stick. In other words, you won’t get far by berating salespeople for their lack of follow-up. Instead, it’s better to provide leads they can’t wait to chase down.
Sounds good, you say, but how?
Well, you’ve heard it before, salespeople want leads that have the money and the authority to make a purchase, are looking for a solution to the problem that your product or service solves, and want to take action within the foreseeable future.
But how do you ferret out leads that meet these criteria? It’s not as simple as directly asking someone, for instance, “Do you have the budget to buy this product?”
Here’s a guide to questions you can ask that will help you find the leads your reps will love. 

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Research shows that businesses that reach or surmount their revenue goals are more aligned on sales and marketing than those that fail to meet their objectives. And although we’ve heard the mantra about the importance of aligning sales and marketing for years, in many companies this vision remains elusive. Why? Because it’s easier said than done. Without purposeful intervention, sales and marketing teams will continue to march to a different beat. To ensure alignment, you have to put mechanisms in place to point the sales and marketing teams in the same direction.

To do so, you can implement some of these initiatives:

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Since positive economic cycles like the one we’re in now don’t last forever, it’s time to make hay while the sun shines and plan for an awesome sales year in 2019. Planning and preparation, however, takes time. So you cannot afford to wait until the New Year rings in to create your sales and marketing strategy and devise your tactics. To make 2019 strong and as panic-free as possible, plan how you will generate sales and start building your pipeline NOW.

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The experts estimate that integrating computer technology with telephone interactions can increase efficiency by 15 percent. For the average rep, that gives them an extra hour a day to sell.

With that in mind, here are some of the apps that can help your reps make more phone calls and achieve better results.

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