The importance of sales content remains strong, with 79% of b-to-b buyers reporting that the content provided by a rep is very to extremely influential in their selection of one vendor over another
New research results from SiriusDecisions reveal the significance of Sales Content to winning more business, revealed by Heather Cole, Services Director of Sales Enablement with SiriusDecisions, in a compelling webcast interview with Alinean’s own Tom Pisello.
In the session, Heather indicated that more sales content than anticipated was being leveraged by sales reps throughout each stage of the buyer’s journey, with the research tallying an average of 6.3 pieces delivered to buyers in the Education phase, 6.1 in Solution, and 4.9 in Selection,
But more content does not guarantee accelerated decisions, greater deal size or more wins. The research quantified for the first time that all content is not created equal, with a decided difference in the assets used more often by the highest performing sales reps compared to low performers and middlers. Most importantly, the research uncovered and ranked content as to perceived value to buyers.
Interpreting the results, Heather Cole exposed how today’s B2B buyer isn’t valuing product videos and glossy brochures as high as one might think. Rather, decision makers want relevant insights and transformative advice, perceiving 3rd party research and articles as most valuable, as well as valuing solid ideas and proposals based on identified needs.