Combined forces to help clients use technology to directly connect with customers and increase sales
CINCINNATI, Ohio (Feb. 1, 2010) – Accelerated Business Results (ABR), an award-winning sales and service training company, has acquired social media consulting powerhouse Sales Konnect. The combined firm will feature the expertise of the ABR team and Kendra Ramirez, a nationally recognized social media guru and finalist for the 2009 Cincinnati Social Media Innovator of the Year award.
“In this economy, customer-facing employees must understand and embrace social media tools to drive sales. With the merger of ABR and Sales Konnect, our clients will benefit from award-winning training and social media capabilities,” said ABR President Amy Fox. “The social media offerings of Sales Konnect are a natural extension of ABR’s proven and trusted arsenal of products and services.”
Sales Konnect, founded by Ramirez in 2005, has helped hundreds of companies, including Fortune 500 clients, leverage social media tools. The company has a successful track record of strengthening organizations through business development know-how, advanced social networking prowess, and skills training.
“With combined capabilities, we can extend our services and leverage synergies,” said Ramirez. “Together, we can provide social media training, process integration, and coaching to all customer-facing employees. And, with our proven track records behind them, clients will know they can expect results.”
ABR is a full-service, award-winning training company specializing in sales and service performance, management and leadership development, and product knowledge. The company’s impressive client list includes Fortune 500 companies such as Comcast, Procter & Gamble, Sprint, and Time Warner Cable. ABR was a 2008 Cincinnati Business Courier “Fast 55” recipient. In addition, the firm has been cited as a Company of Distinction by the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD). For more information on ABR products and services, visit www.acceleratedbr.com.