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Do you work for Gong?

If you do, can you tell us if your social media/marketing team instructs you on how to be the most painfully awkward, often snarky, profiles on LinkedIn?


Every day there is a post from an SDR/BDR/AE that is complete garbage or a "cute rant" about how sales technology works/should work.


Please, for the love of God, make it stop.

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mrsexyspizza
Politicker
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Mid Market AE
Boy I was happy to see this thread... I would never say this on LI, but some of the shit their reps post is completely ridiculous. You hit the nail on the head with "cute rant" .... I think I know who you're referring to haha


I will say, they do send some great content on the analysis the do of all of the calls recorded
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
"Happy birthday"

Yes, their data and research is kickass--but they are diluting their brand with the "personal brand" of their reps.
CoorsKing
WR Officer
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King of the Coors Knights
On top of that, the product is pretty invasive. We had to turn it off because prospects we don't have an NDA with were very uncomfortable being recorded.Β 
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Working in a state where you cannot legally record calls made my sales cycle super sketchy. "Oh, we just play a brief message at the start of the call to tell them there is a recording. You can also tell them, but that should cover you.".Β 

Somewhere, a regulator's ears started burning like hellfire.
CaneWolf
Politicker
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Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Yeah, whenever I get on a call and that happens, I'm like "cool, I'm gonna lie now"
Chep
WR Officer
+10
Business Development Team Lead
I must say though I do like the bulldogπŸ˜‚
Beans
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
Serious cult vibe from their LinkedIn posts/profiles.
Cothrock
Opinionated
+4
Account Executive
Rumor is they just had a Series E. Can anyone verify? I would be interested in hearing every single employees story about why they joined Gong as well. Please help.Β 
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
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Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
Shoot.Me.
Money
Valued Contributor
+6
Director of Enterprise Sales
Yes, I'm sure there's a bunch of the folks with emoji's next to their name on LinkedIn that are here.

Sales enablement sellers spend their efforts in the place where their prospects (sales people) spend their time (LinkedIn). You can bet your bottom dollar they are strategically trying to find their way here.

The anonymity and non-solicitation rules of the WR should help keep the content here sacred.

No disrespect, I appreciate the hustle, but the "engagement pod" tactic has got to be one of the all time blowhard tactics on LinkedIn since putting "Keynote Speaker" in your headline.Β 

So,Β I just mute people from my feed when I see them pop up in an engagement pod. Sucks, because it may be useful down the line, but that noise disrupts the usefulness of LinkedIn for me.
mrsexyspizza
Politicker
+7
Mid Market AE
I'm not sure I follow, what exactly is an engagement pod?
Money
Valued Contributor
+6
Director of Enterprise Sales
They like and comment on each other's posts to maximize exposure across their combined networks. Rather than facilitating conversation, they are gaming the feed algorithms through shitposting to people continually see their name/brand and hopefully gain more sales.Β 
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HoldemCaulfield
Politicker
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Sales Training & Enablement
I've been actively approached by them on Linkedin both trying to be sold to and recruited for them. I've said no to both because of the above.
deviantzen
WR Lieutenant
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Consultant
Oh how the turn tables. I think overall it's a good strategy....

But not every single person is good at content and best prepared to try doing a personal brand. Hence the dilution comments.

I see something similar happening with certain SHIELD employees.

Not necessarily a Gong-only problem. But gong has more visbility so it makes sense this is the convo
saaskicker
Politicker
+13
AE
They're going full steam ahead today on the Series E announcement.Β 
poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
My email inbox was violated. How do I lodge a CANSPAM complaint on their big day?
saaskicker
Politicker
+13
AE
call the cops
Justatitle
Politicker
+11
Mid Market AE
It can become a micromanagement tool very easily. Gongs benefits outweigh the bad IMHO. But yeah they’re an influencer cultΒ 
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sales4lyfe
MM Account Executive
They are blowing my feed the f up today. No one cares if Gong changed your life. And is it really true if your boss made you say it?Β 
Salespreuner
Big Shot
+11
Regional Sales Director
Cute rant - term nailed it!, nope I dont work for them :D
Feds_Watchin
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
So we must have some smart fuckers at my company because β€œallegedly” it was reverse engineered by someone during the pilot phase and was never purchased.Β 
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