Do You Have Support From Sales And Sales Management?


Share on LinkedIn

Continuing down our customer reference program checklist, the next item may sound obvious but unfortunately it is not as commonly achieved as you would expect. Make sure that you have support from both sales and sales management.  Here we are speaking about support for the customer reference process and tactics that you’re implementing for your program. The best method to secure this support is to align yourself with the sales organization. 

Three important recommendations include:

1) Work to develop real relationships by meeting in person whenever possible rather than relying entirely on email. 

2) Call out the situations and individuals that help you succeed to help bring visibility and foster competition.

3) Secure trust by communicating clear expectations of what you will deliver. Then deliver. And if you fall short, own up to it. 

A more complete list of recommendations for securing support for sales and sales management can be found within the Customer Reference Handbook. Even if your program is heavily focused on just producing marketing deliverables, the sales team is both your supplier and end consumer. It is essential to make sure that they are engaged in the process.

Republished with author's permission from original post.

Joshua Horwitz
Boulder Logic
Joshua Horwitz is president and a founder at Boulder Logic, a company specializing in customer reference management. Companies with complex products and selling cycles rely on Boulder Logic for an easy-to-deploy, highly customizable enterprise solution to accelerate sales and marketing using their existing customers. Blog:


Please use comments to add value to the discussion. Maximum one link to an educational blog post or article. We will NOT PUBLISH brief comments like "good post," comments that mainly promote links, or comments with links to companies, products, or services.

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here