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DataFox Digest - Friday, April 1, 2016

Insights from the experts

Tomasz Tunguz, venture capitalist at Redpoint Ventures, analyzes trends in different named funding rounds in Q1 2016 Startup Investment Trends.

Jordan Benjamin, channel account executive at HubSpot, demonstrates how meditation can help improve critical thinking and reduce stress in 5 Ways Meditation Improves Sales Performance.

Alex Hisaka of LinkedIn addresses the gap between the goals of your sales and marketing teams in The Future Of Social Selling Starts With Sales And Marketing Integration.

Matt Engel, president and CEO of Attend, explains alternatives to broad scale lead generation in How To Craft An Event Strategy That Sales Will Love.

Lolly Spindler, content marketing managerat Xoombi, shows how loyalty programs, using social media, and including personal touches can help boost customer satisfaction in 4 Ways to Improve Customer Retention.

David Brock of Partners In Excellence shares some new insights into how better manage your time to increase sales in When Do You Do Your Best Selling?

Weekend Reads

It can be hard to stay up to date on the latest trends in the field. One great way to catch up and make the most of your free time is through podcasts. Brandon Redlinger, leader of growth at PersistIQ, shares his list of the best podcasts to start listening to this weekend and during your daily commute in Top 10 Podcasts Every Salesperson Needs to be Listening To.

There are many stereotypes in the sales world, but sometimes the stereotypes can be a great vessel for sales lessons. Neil Patel, co-founder of Crazy Egg, shares some sales tips from an unlikely source in 3 Things That The “Used Car Salesman” Can Teach Us About Online Marketing.

SEO and rankings are a hot topic. If you can get your business’ ranking to go up, your sales will inevitably follow. Take some time this weekend to check out Rand Fishkin, co-founder of Moz’s tips to find what’s missing from your formula and increase your ranking in How Google May Analyze and Evaluate the Quality, Value, & Rank-Worthiness of Your Content.