Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is CLOSE?

CLOSE, the Coalition to Leverage and Optimize Sales Effectiveness, is a new affinity network and online community for sales and marketing executives.


I am a sales executive. What will I get out of CLOSE?
Sales executives in the CLOSE community will have the opportunity to learn, connect and capitalize. Join the peer-powered network aimed at sales empowerment and effectiveness.

I am a marketing executive. What will I get out of CLOSE?
Marketing must assume the role of primary support and empowerment partner for sales to truly maximize sales effectiveness and drive growth. Can you afford not be involved in CLOSE?

How can I submit a question to appear in the FAQ?
Getting your answers is simple; just give us a shout!

How much does membership cost?
CLOSE membership is complimentary for industry leaders in sales, marketing and channel development.

How do I become a member?
Sign up—it’s that simple and just takes a few minutes of your time. We make it easy so you can get back to selling.

Who is involved in the CLOSE program?
CLOSE is being launched by the CMO Council.

Who should become a CLOSE member?
Anyone with a vested interest in maximizing sales effectiveness should consider joining CLOSE.

How can I submit content?
To submit content to the website or e-newsletter or to nominate someone for the Top Performers Podium, please send your submission to Mary Anne Flowers, Director of Content and Marketing Programs, at