Marketing is tomorrow's Sales. A recent study by CEB suggests that up to 60% of a customer's decision-making process is completed before they speak to/meet with a salesperson. That means that Sales is moving to the backend of the Buyer's Journey and Marketing is now critical to start customer conversations and keep them engaged before they interact directly with Sales. This is more than Sales and Marketing alignment. Tomorrow's successful companies will align all their Sales and Marketing activities with their Buyer's Journey.