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Cold Calling

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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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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Customer Data: Types and Collection for Better B2B Sales
What is customer data, and how can you collect it? Click to read Cognism’s guide on how to use B2B data for better sales and marketing.
9 of the Best TAMI Alternatives & Competitors for 2024
Looking for TAMI alternatives? Compare pricing, features and reviews of the top competitors this year. Click to see the list!
Outbound Cold Calling: What It is and How to Do It Right
Want to know how to master the action that most salespeople dread? Click to learn how to do outbound cold calling right for unbelievable sales success!
What is Real Time Data and How Can Sales Use It to Boost Revenue?
Real time data allows B2B sales teams to make instant decisions by providing information as soon as it’s available. Click to find out how in this guide!
Marketing Automation Strategy: Everything You Need to Know
Take your B2B marketing to the next level with an effective marketing automation strategy. Click to read Cognism’s guide for tactical steps!
Sales Automation Software: 24 Top Tools for 2024
What are sales automation tools & how can they help simplify how your team sells? Click to read our guide & see the best automation software of the year.
Marketing Pipeline: Crafting a Strategy to Drive Revenue
Discover the winning marketing pipeline strategy Cognism uses, plus the stages you need to include to drive more revenue and impress your investors!
12 Best Demand Generation Metrics to Track in 2024
Tracking demand generation metrics is how SaaS brands ensure revenue success. Here are 12 key metrics & KPIs to monitor this year and beyond!
Winning Sales Funnel Stages and Strategy Explained for 2024
Boost sales conversions with a winning sales funnel strategy! Learn how to build a funnel with easy steps, examples and a downloadable template.

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