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17 Best Cold Calling Opening Lines to Win in B2B Sales
17 Best Cold Calling Opening Lines to Win in B2B Sales
B2B sales success starts with the best cold calling opening lines. What are you waiting for? Click to see 17 tried and tested lines that close more deals!
Is Cold Calling Dead? Here Are 6 Reasons Why It’s Not
Is Cold Calling Dead? Here Are 6 Reasons Why It’s Not
Is cold calling dead? Of course not! It still works. Read to find out why cold calling is here to stay, plus Cognism's playbook for cold calling in B2B.
The Only Cold Calling Script You Need for Software Sales
The Only Cold Calling Script You Need for Software Sales
See Cognism’s software sales cold calling script! Prospect into tech and SaaS companies with a script proven to generate a demo a day.

Sales

Data Sourcing Types And Best Practices
Data Sourcing: Types, Tips & How to Find Quality B2B Data
For effective sales and marketing, it’s essential that your data comes from high-quality sources. Click to read Cognism’s data sourcing guide.
The Ultimate Guide To Working With Internal Champions
The Ultimate Guide To Working With Internal Champions
The relationship between sellers and internal champions is one of the most important ones in the deal. Find out more in this article.
17 Best Cold Calling Opening Lines to Win in B2B Sales
17 Best Cold Calling Opening Lines to Win in B2B Sales
B2B sales success starts with the best cold calling opening lines. What are you waiting for? Click to see 17 tried and tested lines that close more deals!

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Catch up on these value-packed Loop Live sessions from expert guests, digging into what works today in the modern marketing landscape.

Demand Generation

How to Pivot From Lead Gen to Demand Gen: a CMO's Guide
How to Pivot From Lead Gen to Demand Gen: a CMO's Guide
Find out how Cognism pivoted from lead generation to demand generation with amazing results! Click to read insights from our CMO, Alice de Courcy.
The Top B2B Marketing Podcasts
The Top B2B Marketing Podcasts for 2024
Listen to the best marketing minds share hints, tips, & hacks. See the list of top B2B marketing podcasts, including Revenue Champions, Exit Five, & more.
What is Brand Marketing? Definition, Examples, Strategy
What is Brand Marketing? Definition, Examples, Strategy
In this comprehensive guide, we dive into B2B brand marketing, explore why it’s so important, and provide actionable strategies that drive results.

Lead Generation

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18 Top Email Finder Tools to Export B2B Email Addresses (2024)
Find professional B2B email addresses in seconds with this list of the best email finding tools on the market. Click to see reviews, features and pricing!
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Email Marketing for Lead Generation: How to Close More Deals
Learn how to effectively use email marketing for lead generation to attract customers, drive sales and close more deals. Click to read Cognism’s guide!
How to Pivot From Lead Gen to Demand Gen: a CMO's Guide
How to Pivot From Lead Gen to Demand Gen: a CMO's Guide
Find out how Cognism pivoted from lead generation to demand generation with amazing results! Click to read insights from our CMO, Alice de Courcy.

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Ilse Van Rensburg

SEO & Content Manager


Ilse is a versatile professional with a rich creative writing and marketing background. With seven years of experience in the B2B industry, she dedicates herself to empowering sales and marketing teams with tactical tips and strategies for revenue generation.

Ilse has authored several young-adult novels, a testament to her creative flair. She combines this creativity with her expertise in digital marketing, using storytelling techniques to drive impactful content strategies.

An avid learner and self-proclaimed “verbivore,” she thrives on challenges and continuously seeks opportunities to innovate and excel in her field. 

Expertise
  • B2B marketing
  • B2B sales
  • B2B data
  • Compliance
Education
  • University of South Africa: BA Languages and Literature 
  • Trifocus Fitness Academy: Certification, Pilates & Sports Nutrition (CATHSSETA accredited and REPSSA endorsed)
  • Inscape Design College: Certification, Interior Decorating

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18 Top Email Finder Tools to Export B2B Email Addresses (2024)
Find professional B2B email addresses in seconds with this list of the best email finding tools on the market. Click to see reviews, features and pricing!
Outbound Sales Automation: Definition, Tips & Tools
Looking for ways to create a powerful pipeline and streamline your sales process? Outbound sales automation is the answer. Click to find out how!
Email Funnel: Strategy, Examples and Template
Discover how to align your email funnel with your customer journey for faster conversions. This guide covers the definition & strategy with examples!
Email Marketing for Lead Generation: How to Close More Deals
Learn how to effectively use email marketing for lead generation to attract customers, drive sales and close more deals. Click to read Cognism’s guide!
14 Cold Email Templates to Skyrocket Your Pipeline
Generate more sales leads with these 14 ready-made cold email templates! Plus, learn all our tips and tricks for creating your own winning sales cadences.
12 B2B Marketing Strategies to Catapult Your Growth (2024)
Looking for new B2B marketing strategies that work? Then you’ll want to read this guide! It’s packed with 12 of the best strategies from the experts.
B2B Data for International Expansion: The Secret to Growth
Learn how to use data to scale your B2B business globally with this guide from Cognism. Click for strategies that use data for international expansion.
Using Account Based Marketing Data for More Revenue
Unlock the potential of account based marketing data and revolutionise your revenue strategies. Find out how in this comprehensive guide from Cognism!
20 Examples of Common Sales Objections & Responses (2024)
Don't let sales objections keep you from closing a deal. Click for 20 examples of common objections and responses for how to overcome them.

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