Sales Outsourcing Case Study for Social Media

Sales Outsourcing Case Study for Social Media

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Selling To: Fortune 500 EVPs and SVPs of Sales and Marketing, CMOs, Agency CEO, CIOs and Directors

Challenge: Technology Company developed a real time analytics technology had already launched into a non-marketing focused vertical with success but limited growth potential.  The product worked well but the market was not big enough. Initially company needed more capital for growth. Series B investors required new vertical and marque client traction to close round. Company had no internal competency in market research, analytics, solution sales or ad agency sales.

Solution:

  • Outsourcing Lead Generation – Staff three lead generation reps for first 120 days to fill the pipe
  • Sales Consulting and New Product Launch –  Simultaneously worked with client executives and  took existing technology and sales repackaged new verticals
  • New Product Launch – Staffed inside rep and sold initial low end intro packages.
  • Outsourcing Sales – Cut lead gen team in half and staffed a full time enterprise sales representative to move into elephant hunting mode
  • Sales and Account Management Recruiting – Trained two senior sales representatives hired directly by company as Gabriel Sales blended team filled their pipes. Recruited a Market Research PhD to manage client servicing
  • Sales Process Consulting –  Functioned as temporary SVP of Sales and Marketing

Results:

  • First 180 days
    • 18 pilot deals closed.
    • One of the top 3 players in; CPG, Entertainment, Beverage, Office Products, B2B tech, Management Consulting and Retail closed.
    • 2 of the top 4 Advertising Agencies running pilots.  5 other smaller agencies piloting.
    • Series B round closed
  • Second 360 days
    • 12 additional pilots
    • 2 Agency relationship scaled leveraging solution across 5 or more Fortune 500 clients per agency as recommended solution
    • 5 Fortune 500 clients renewed and scaled from pilot to annual deals – 3 to 200K plus, 1 to 300K plus, 1-500K plus.
    • Helped to recruit a President to oversee entire business development, client services and sales operations.
    • Transitioned Gabriel Sales team over as employees of the company

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