Social Discovery of Business Relationships

Enterprises big and small are realizing that the capabilities introduced in consumer social networks can add immense value and productivity to the corporate world.  The growth in adoption of enterprise social networking tools like Yammer, Chatter and Jive is evidence that the way companies communicate internally among employees and externally with customers and partners is changing dramatically and permanently. (more…)

In Sales, “Location, Location, Location” Is Not Always Everything

logo-pandoWith all the changes in business, one thing remains the same: business is about people. Despite globalization, technology revolutions, social networks, and razor-thin competitive margins, business is still about people working with people. People who can’t connect effectively with others rarely do well in business. (more…)

Reachable: 100 billion connections means someone you need to meet knows someone you know

logo-ventureJoe, who knows my former boss Frank, on the other hand … that’s an entirely different matter. That is the premise behind Reachable, a social connection tool for business-to-business sales professionals, which just updated its “enterprise social” graph to over 100 billion connections. (more…)

Reachable’s Enterprise Social Graph Tops 100 Billion Business Connections

PALO ALTO, CA – (July 19, 2012) – Reachable, Inc., a leader in social enterprise solutions, announced today that a new version of its enterprise social graph has topped 100 billion business connections.  Reachable’s enterprise social graph consists of (more…)

What the Yammer Acquisition Says About Microsoft – and Enterprise Social Networking

Editor’s Note: This article by Reachable CEO Al Campa was originally published on PandoDaily.

Much of the recent analysis on Microsoft’s $1.2B acquisition of Yammer focused on the slick application Yammer had built, their rapid viral adoption, and how it represented the assent of the social enterprise as the next hot category. (more…)

A Q&A on Social Proximity Selling

Editor’s Note: The Q&A below was conducted between Matt Heinz of Heinz Marketing and Reachable CEO Al Campa.  It was originally published on the Heinz Marketing website.

Many forward-thinking sales professionals have built their own social selling platforms and strategies, but more and more start-ups are attempting to systematize and scale the execution and impact of relationship-based selling. Reachable is doing some particularly interesting things in this regard, and CEO Al Campa below shares some of his perspective on what social selling means and how to scale it. (more…)

How to systematize and scale social proximity selling

Many forward-thinking sales professionals have built their own social selling platforms and strategies, but more and more start-ups are attempting to systematize and scale the execution and impact of relationship-based selling. Reachable is doing some particularly interesting things in this regard. (more…)

4 Ways to Increase Your Sales Productivity by 243%

If you’re like most small business owners, selling is the least favorite part of what you do. What if you knew there was an easy way to make it way more likely that when you call a client or prospect to make a sale, you’d get a call back? According to a study by Reachable, (more…)

Social Proximity: A Smarter Sales Organization Strategy

Every good sales professional knows that leveraging personal contacts is a fantastic way to generate leads and close deals. A recent study by Reachable places numeric values on this common knowledge: The Value of Connections infographic illustrates the findings of the study, which took a look at a random sample of 300 business professionals involved in the purchase process at their companies. (more…)

The Value of Personal Connections in Sales

PALO ALTO, CA – June 5, 2012 Today, we are releasing the results of research we recently conducted to understand the value of personal connections in the sales process; in particular, when it comes to the returning of sales phone calls.  The detailed results can be seen in the infographic below (more…)