Lead gen is a never ending task for B2B marketers. In order to grow your revenue, you need to find a large number of qualified leads. But that’s not enough. You also need to have a strategy in place to quickly move them through your sales funnel from lead to customer. Continue reading
Aligning sales and marketing should be one of your organization’s top priorities. These two teams may not always agree, but they need to work toward common goals. In fact, when both departments communicate effectively, they can generate more leads and increase revenue. Still not convinced? Continue reading
What do you know about social selling? Most sales reps haven’t received any formal training in this area. However, utilizing social media can help your team generate more leads, interact with prospects, and speed up the sales cycle. Continue reading
Email marketing campaigns are an essential component of any marketing strategy. They’re a way to communicate with your contacts, build relationships with prospects, collect important data, and help increase marketing ROI. In fact, for every $1 spent on email marketing, $44.25 is the average return (source: Experian). To execute a successful email marketing campaign, it’s crucial to pay close attention to your target audience and the message you’re sending. A “batch and blast” approach only leads to your recipients deleting your messages. Continue reading
Shorter Lead Forms = Higher Conversion Rates
Have you ever started to fill out a lead form, but got to the point where it was too long and you either gave up or put in fake information? Most visitors are the same way, which can have a severe impact on your marketing campaigns and the bottom line. According to a recent study by Marketo, reducing the number of fields on lead forms from nine to five improved conversion rates by 34%. Additionally:
- Short (5 fields) conversion = 13.4%
- Medium (7 fields) conversion = 12%
- Long (9 fields) conversion = 10%
Inside sales is both an art and a science. In order to succeed, you need to identify your target market, but you also need to know how to hold relevant conversations with decision makers you care about most. Continue reading
Name, email address, company. What else do you really need? If your goal is to improve conversion rates, don’t ask for too much information. As a marketer, you want to learn about your prospects so you can create targeted campaigns. However, you can still collect important demographic and firmographic information without asking for it. Continue reading
Social selling is more than just a buzzword – it’s a strategy that your sales team can use to increase productivity and generate more qualified leads. In fact, when sales people utilize social media, they can educate and interact with their prospects at different stages of the buying process.
Account based marketing (ABM) is the focus of aligning sales and marketing efforts on the accounts most likely to generate revenue or meet other strategic goals. The process is an approach to qualifying and targeting leads before you market to them.