You won’t be able to see success within your organization unless your sales and marketing teams are aligned. This is true when it comes to goals, initiatives, and strategies—including your competitive intelligence (CI) strategies. There are only minimal barriers preventing marketers from deriving actionable competitive intelligence from their day-to-day activities to help sales succeed. There’s also little preventing sales from passing anecdotal intel back to marketing for ultra-targeted content and campaign productions. Yet many sales and marketing teams are not yet aligned in their CI strategy.
If your prior marketing and sales alignment attempts stumbled, perhaps your new impetus lies in a holistic competitive intelligence methodology.