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Episode from the podcastRevenue Optimization Radio by Upland Altify

The Expansion Sale

Released Wednesday, 6th May 2020
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"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both.” The choice that faces companies today is a similar one faced by Robert Frost in ‘The Road Not Taken.’ Do they take the road most traveled and chase new customers, or should they take the less-traveled route and expand in existing accounts? 80% of companies surveyed by my guest Tim Reisterer from Corporate Visions, spend 70% of their sales & marketing budget on demand gen, content & sales enablement. That leaves only 30% for retention and expansion activities. In a remote-only world, new customer acquisition is challenging, so organizations need to focus on how they can expand in existing accounts. Tim outlines the five-step ‘why evolve’ model from his book ‘The Expansion Sale’ and the role of Customer Success as ‘Value Communicators.’ He is also giving away a free copy of ‘The Expansion Sale’ to one of our listeners. Listen in to find out how to win.  


About Sean's guest:

Tim Riesterer, Chief Strategy and Research Officer at Corporate Visions, is dedicated to improving the messages marketing creates for the field and the conversations salespeople have with prospects and customers. A visionary thought leader, keynote speaker, and practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in marketing and sales management, Riesterer is co-author of three books, including Customer Message Management, Conversations That Win the Complex Sale, and The Three Value Conversations.

Revenue Optimization Radio is hosted by Sean Broderick of Upland Altify which is a program on the Funnel Radio Channel.  Upland Altify is the sponsor of Revenue Optimization Radio.
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