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Thursday, August 25, 2016

ClearSlide Mail is "Best in Biz"

ClearSlide Mail has won the Best in Biz Award for best new version of the year. The Best in Biz Awards recognizes companies, teams, executives and products for their business success in the current and previous year. The Best in Biz Awards is the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

ClearSlide Mail has received numerous awards including the ABA Stevie People’s Choice Award and the Meffy Award for Best Global Enterprise App. Over the past year ClearSlide Mail has released several new capabilities to leverage the 3D touch and quick actions of the new iPhone 6s, along with continuing to improve the video mail features and overall product functionality.

We are thrilled to have this great product recognized and look forward to continuing to improve and innovate to delight our customers.

To learn more, visit the Best in Biz Awards site.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

ClearSlide Named #4 Best Company by Selling Power Magazine

ClearSlide is pleased to announce that we’ve been selected by Selling Power as the #4 Best Company to Sell For. This is the 17th year of this ranking, and we are proud to be included in the top 10. The list encompasses companies of all sizes – with sales forces ranging from fewer than 100 salespeople to companies with sales-force numbers in the thousands. 
Selling Power’s team ranked companies based on each organization’s success in customer growth and retention; hiring, compensation, sales training, and enablement; and company recognition and reputation. 
Selling Power had this to say about ClearSlide:
Clear on Success: Named a Gartner Cool Vendor in 2014, a "Top 40 Sales Tools" provider by Smart Selling Tools, and TechCrunch's "Sexiest Enterprise Startup," ClearSlide is swimming in industry praise. All thanks to its efforts to help sales teams across the world better serve their customers and drive more business for their companies.”

To learn more, visit the Selling Power website.         

New Enhancements to ClearSlide for Outlook!

Today, we are releasing the latest version of ClearSlide for Outlook! This update makes it even easier to leverage ClearSlide’s powerful content and engagement analytics directly from within the familiar Outlook interface.

New Feature! Outlook 2016 Support. Outlook 2016 users can now also easily track activity and engagement on all emails and content shared, instantly start meetings, and auto-log activity, copy, and engagement data to virtually any CRM system –  all without leaving their inbox.

New Feature! Use Multiple Templates and Create Mini Templates To Respond Faster. Users can now insert standard responses pulled from FAQs or other email templates into a single response or thread using ClearSlide template functionality.
  • If a customer has emailed a broad list of questions,  a rep can now respond quickly by adding in a series of pre-packaged FAQ responses all without breaking the thread or subject line, ensuring faster communications with approved content and messaging.  
  • Product, Marketing, and Support teams can create standard responses that address every stage of the sales and customer lifecycle.
Whether you are on-boarding a customer and addressing the top 5 questions - or communicating common pricing scenarios, templates will soon become your favorite feature!

Improved Feature! Find Templates Faster. Bookmarked & recently used templates will appear at the top of the template list in ClearSlide for Outlook and in Compose Email saving users search time. To bookmark a template simply click on the star in the list view or from the template edit page.

Improved Feature! Greater Template and Content Flexibility. Users now have the flexibility to create and send email templates without including ClearSlide content. Additionally, emailed content links will now download in their original file format.

New Feature! Never Miss an Update. Once users have downloaded this latest release, they will receive in-product notifications of new releases.  

Download the latest version of ClearSlide for Outlook or watch the tutorial to learn more!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Sales Engagement Technology: Eliminate Wasted Content and Drive Sales Effectiveness

It’s an open secret – 65 percent of all marketing-produced content is not used by sales teams, according to B2B advisory firm SiriusDecisions.  In a recent webinar, Sales Engagement Technology: Guiding Reps and Delivering Buyer Insights, Peter Ostrow, Research Director at SiriusDecisions, and Michael Schultz, VP of Marketing at ClearSlide, examine how Sales Engagement Platforms can give reps the tools and insights they need to become high performers.
If sales reps can’t find the content they need when they need it – or quickly personalize content – they put deals at risk. Top-performing reps know how critical it is to align targeted content to every stage of the buyer’s journey. Ostrow shared SiriusDecisions research which shows that winning sales reps present prospects with more assets (17.3) throughout the sales cycle then average performers. This difference is critical because 79 percent of B2B buyers view the content provided to them by sales reps as being very or extremely influential in the vendor selection process.
Ostrow underscores how Sales Engagement Platforms not only make it easier for reps to find, use, and customize sales content that they present externally, but also to access internal “empowerment content” that helps them better anticipate and respond to prospects’ needs. Sales Engagement Platforms provide valuable insights that can help marketing organizations greatly reduce the likelihood that sales content will go to waste.

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