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Salesforce Buys Slack! Facebook Buys A CRM?! – TWIS

On this week in sales we’ll be looking at: 

  • Salesforce buying Slack for 27 BILLION
  • Facebook acquiring a CRM company
  • What COVID means for the office space you used to work from

And much more!

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Salesforce buys Slack for $27.7 billion

Messaging app Slack will be acquired by Salesforce for $27.7 billion in what will be the software company’s biggest acquisition to date. The deal is expected to complete during the second quarter of 2021, following regulatory approval and the usual round of box-ticking.

Salesforce co-founder and CEO Marc Benioff, “This is a match made in heaven. Together, Salesforce and Slack will shape the future of enterprise software and transform the way everyone works in the all-digital, work-from-anywhere world,”

engadget.com/salesforce-buys-slack-210947704.html#comments

Facebook acquires Kustomer, a CRM start-up

By bringing Kustomer into the fold, Facebook will provide small businesses that use its service to advertise and sell goods more features to close sales through the social network’s services.

The deal was valued at a little more than $1 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter

cnbc.com/2020/11/30/facebook-acquires-kustomer-a-crm-start-up.html

Vengreso Launches FlyMSG, the Text Expander That Helps Salespeople Type Less, Sell More

Vengreso, the digital sales training and consulting service provider, today announces the launch of FlyMSG, the text expander tool that helps sales and marketing professionals type less and sell more.

Developed by a team of sales experts who know the pain points of the modern seller, the tool gives users quick access to presaved, customized messaging templates and is available for free as a Chrome extension.

prweb.com/releases/vengreso_launches_flymsg_the_text_expander_that_helps_salespeople_type_less_sell_more/prweb17574215.htm

A.I. video email automation 

They reached out with an interesting pitch to get on the Salesman Podcast. They used their own tool that converts text to a video, human avatar. At a glance it’s convincing but it’s obvious it’s not a real person if you listen to 20 seconds… 

rephrase.ai/

After Covid-19, Collaborative Learning Will Be Crucial For Sales Teams

According to a July 2020 McKinsey analysis, 96% of B2B sales teams have fully or partially shifted to remote selling. As many as 79% of B2B companies say they will likely sustain these shifts for 12 months or more beyond the pandemic.

It might seem that virtual sales meetings — and less office small talk — would save time and make salespeople more efficient. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Pandemic trends have had little effect on all the time that salespeople spend on administrative tasks and meeting preparations — as much as 63% (which includes 36.5% on research before engaging with a customer and 27.2% on internal administrative tasks), according to research by Forrester.

forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2020/12/01/after-covid-19-collaborative-learning-will-be-crucial-for-sales-teams/?sh=498881983c1f

The World’s Most Enthusiastic Dodge Salesman Will Sell You a New Challenger

Known in his videos simply as “Brody,” his full name is Brody Anthony Michael Elder, and he’s a salesman at Jeff Wyler Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Lawrenceburg. Ever since posting his slew of entertaining videos on TikTok, he’s gone viral telling jokes about Mustang owners, taking his girlfriend’s children to Chuck-E-Cheese, and how the “R” on a Dodge Challenger’s shifter stands for “race mode.”

thedrive.com/news/37836/the-worlds-most-enthusiastic-dodge-salesman-will-sell-you-a-new-challenger

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