Top Sales and Marketing World Winners Announced

The Top Sales World website this week announced the winners of its sixth annual Top Sales & Marketing Awards contests. This year there were 14 categories.

Top Sales World announced its Judging Panel at the beginning of November, chosen from successful and experienced sales experts. Each judge awards their marks individually, passing their score to an independent adjudicator, responsible for confirming the medalists in each category.

Some of the medalists were repeats from previous years, but there were also some new names.

The amazing Jill Konrath, the “content machine,” scored medals in eBook/White Paper, Individual Blog, Video and Webinar categories. Dave Kurlan scored medals in the Thought Leader, Blog Post, eBook/White Paper, and Individual Blog categories. Tamara Schenk scored medals in the Thought Leader and Blog Post categories.

In Company categories, LiveHive won three medals. A gold medal for first place, in the Top Sales & Marketing Video category for their video, “The Closer.” They took a silver medal, in the Top Sales & Marketing Sales Productivity Tool, for their LiveHive Sales Acceleration Platform, and a bronze medal in the Top Sales & Marketing eBook category, for “10 Ways to Gain a Competitive Edge in 2015.”

2015 Top Sales & Marketing Thought Leader

  1. Tamara Schenk
  2. Greg Alexander
  3. Matt Heinz
  4. Dave Kurlan

Top Sales & Marketing Awards 2015 Article

top marketing awards 2015. Image: Rain Today.
Top Marketing Awards for 2015. Image: Rain Today.
  1. Your Sales Manager is Why Your Sales Team is Failing by Paul Mccord
  2. Forget the Shiny Toys and Wondrous Bobbles by Joanne Black
  3. Why the “New Economy” Still Needs Salesmen by Frank Cespedes
  4. What Social Selling Isn’t by Jill Rowley

Assessment Tool Winners 2015

  1. OMG
  2. Sales IQ
  3. Human Insight
  4. Self Management Group

2015 Blog Post

  1. Three Gaps That Lead to Insufficient Content Coverage and How to Fix Them by Tamara Schenk
  2. Is It Time To Change Your Sales Leader? by Mike Drapeau
  3. The Surprising Benefit Of Social Selling The Best Are Leveraging by Jim Keenan
  4. Fix Your Mediocre Pipeline for Accurate Sales Forecasts by Dave Kurlan
  5. 4 Examples of Big Plays to Help You Win Major Sales and Grow Accounts by Mike Schultz
  6. Let’s Open Another Can of Worms! by Babette Ten Haken

2015 Top Sales & Marketing Book

  1. The Three Value Conversations by Peterson, Riesterer and Smith
  2. The Sales Acceleration Formula by Mark Roberge
  3. The Hybrid Sales Channel by Rich Blakeman

2015 Top Sales & Marketing Company Blog

  1. HubSpot
  2. Membrain
  3. CSO Insights
  4. Seismic

2015 Top Sales & Marketing CRM Solution

  1. SugarCRM
  2. Salesforce
  3. Oracle

2015 Top Sales & Marketing eBook/White Paper

  1. The Future of Marketing – HubSpot
  2. Sales Enablement Optimization Study 2015 Key Trends Analysis – Showpad
  3. When Best Practices…Aren’t the Best Practice – Corporate Visions
  4. 5 Strategies for Leading a Quota-Busting Sales Team – Jill Konrath
  5. 63 Powerful Sales Tips for a Huge Increase in Sales – Dave Kurlan
  6. 10 Ways to Gain a Competitive Edge in 2015 – LiveHive

2015 Individual Blog

  1. Dave Kurlan – Understanding the Sales Force
  2. Jill Konrath’s Sales Blog
  3. Deb Calvert – Connect 2 Sell
  4. Tibor Shanto – The Pipeline

2015 Top Sales & Marketing LinkedIn Group

  1. Sales & Marketing Executives – Eric Blumthal
  2. Practical Sales Tips – Sean McPheat
  3. Inside Sales Experts – Trish Bertuzzi
  4. Channel & Account Management Experts – Ian Moyse
  5. Sales and Marketing Leaders – Doyle Slayton

2015 Top Sales & Marketing Sales Data Provider

  1. InsideView
  2. LinkedIn Sales Navigator
  3. NetProspex
  4. Hoovers

2015 Top Sales & Marketing Sales Productivity Tool

  1. iMeet
  2. Showpad
  3. Brainshark
  4. LiveHive
  5. KnowledgeTree
  6. Yooba

2015 Top Sales & Marketing Video

    1. LiveHive, Inc.
    1. How to Read a Person Like a Book – Dr Tony Alessandra
    1. 10 Closing Truths: #1 – Closing is Completion – Jeff Shore
    1. Why Inbound Marketing is Vital to My Sales Success – Jill Konrath

2015 Top Sales & Marketing Webinar

  1. Social Centred Selling – Barbara Giamanco
  2. Stop Selling & Start Leading – Deb Calvert
  3. 5 Strategies to Jumpstart Your Sales – Jill Konrath

2015 Judging Panel

Jim Cathcart, Founder Cathcart Institute, Inc.

Etien D’Hollander, CEO/Founder Front Row Solutions

Amit Dave, Founder & CEO of salesElement

Elizabeth Fairleigh, Chief Connecting Officer

Michael Griego, President and Founder, MXL Partners

Dylis Guyan, International Sales and Marketing Leader

Jill Harrington, President, salesSHIFT

Tim Hazel, Sales Training Consultant

Matt Heinz, President and Founder of Heinz Marketing

Diane Helbig, President Seize This Day Coaching

Philip Kreindler, CEO Infoteam

Eddy Lawrance, Event Director Sales Innovation & B2B Marketing Expos

Christian Maurer, The Sales Executive Resource

Anne Miller, Presentation & Sales Specialist

Jay Mitchell, President Mereo

Michael Nick, President ROI Selling

Anthony Organ, Brand Manager of Sales Superstars

Marco Rasi, Il Commerciale – The Salesman

Steven Rosen, Founder of STAR Results

Maura Schreier-Fleming, Principal of Best@Selling

Dave Stein, Author, competitive sales strategist

Alyson Stone, Content Director, KiteDesk

Robert Terson, Founder

Ken Thoreson, Founder and President, Acumen Management Group Ltd

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