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Crayon Competitive Intelligence Blog

How to Avoid the Dreaded Feature Comparison Checklist

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Ellie Mirman on Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Every product marketer has been asked by a sales rep, somewhere between one and a million times, for a feature comparison checklist. “I need to see how we stack up. Does our competitor have X feature? What about Y?” But product marketers know this is dangerous territory. Why are competitive comparison checklists so terrible, and how do you avoid them? We asked product marketing experts to share their thoughts.

Why Feature Checklists Are the Dreaded Sales Enablement Collateral

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Competitive Battlecards 101: Building Your Battlecards

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Emily Dumas on Wed, Jul 8, 2020

Markets are becoming more competitive, and it’s adding extra hurdles for sales teams to jump over to close deals. As more companies emerge that have the same goal as you, sell a similar product, and...

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13 Sales Enablement Tools to Increase Your Competitive Win Rate

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Emily Dumas on Tue, Jun 30, 2020

Arming your sales team with the tools, skills, and resources they need to win competitive deals is a critical step in growing revenue. Sales enablement is the process of providing your sales team...

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6 Strategies for Partnering with Sales for Better Battlecards

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Ellie Mirman on Tue, Jun 23, 2020

You’ve crafted amazing battlecards. They have the latest intelligence, crisp messaging, and deep information on each competitor. And yet the sales team doesn’t adopt them. They have their own...

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How to Set Up a Comprehensive Competitive Sales Enablement Program

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Emily Dumas on Fri, May 15, 2020

It’s important to ensure that your sales team is ready to close any deal that comes into their pipeline, whether or not it’s competitive in nature. Sales teams need to be well equipped, trained, and...

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3 Win/Loss Insights to Use in Your Battlecards

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Lauren Kersanske on Wed, Mar 18, 2020

Win/loss analysis is a critical component of competitive intelligence (CI). Understanding who you are winning (or losing) against and why helps inform how you position and differentiate yourself...

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5 Expert Tips for Improving Your Sales Enablement Strategy

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Emily Dumas on Fri, Feb 21, 2020

Product marketers are responsible for a wide range of tasks, that without them, many teams would be left scrambling. One team that relies heavily on product marketers is the sales team. Oftentimes,...

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How to Enable Sales Teams to Win in Hyper-Competitive Markets

Guest Blogger on Wed, Dec 11, 2019

The following article was written by Jake Miller. Jake joined Allego after commercial launch to help establish product marketing and lead ongoing strategic use case development and commercialization...

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Why Your Battlecards Aren’t Working

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Ben Cope on Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Your competitors impact nearly every aspect of your business. They impact how your product team shapes its development roadmap. They shape how your marketing team runs campaigns. They even influence...

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5 Ways to Drive Sales Adoption of Battlecards

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Lauren Kersanske on Fri, Nov 8, 2019

Imagine that you spent hours upon hours building an informative and detailed battlecard for your sales team. Now imagine that once you hit publish, the sales team barely uses it. If you’re a product...

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