We all know that inbound is sweeping the internet, but why should companies use inbound methodologies? Why are the old methods not working like they used to? To answer this, we developed a list of 9 differences that make inbound tactics more superior sales tools than those of your father’s! Luke, these are not your father’s sales tools! (more…)
What Are Lead Indicators?
As technology advances, we are able to evolve and refine the sales process more and more and our sales tools are able to become more sophisticated. Online web traffic has obviously became a more prominent marketing avenue and leads are increasingly converting on our websites. So, it makes sense to segment this online lead flow using lead indicators, but what are lead indicators? Lead indicators are automatic triggers that switch the status of a lead in the CRM, based on their interaction with various parts of your website. (more…)
Introduction to Inbound
Over the last couple of weeks, Blue Phoenix has came out with a series of blog posts geared around sales tools for companies who want to generate warm leads, as well as manage their lead flow better while freeing up their sales team to focus on the sales funnel less and more on the pipeline. This is really about generating inbound leads and nurturing them via content and automated processes until the customer is ready to hear from the sales team. (more…)
What is Inbound Management?
If you are like most businesses, finding time to consistently do blogging, social media updates, keyword research, and other marketing activities can be difficult amidst your everyday work-flow. Hiring an agency to handle this can alleviate your schedule so that you can focus on what you do as a company. (more…)
What is a Marketing Platform?
Depending on which company you ask, you could get a different answer about what a marketing platform entails. So, to make this more succinct, I am going to tell you what it should be: A marketing platform is software that encompasses lead generation, social media, contact databases, email marketing, blogging, landing pages, website analytics, keyword analytics, and competitor analysis. (more…)
Why Marketing Automation?
Marketing automation is one of your most time-saving sales tools, because it allows you to keep your sales funnel moving while salespeople focus on managing the pipeline. Automation not only allows you to move leads down the funnel, but also create what-if scenarios for when a lead seems to be not interested. (more…)
Importance of Lead Nurturing
Lead nurturing one of your most powerful sales tools for closing prospects, after they have converted to leads on your website. This is an important point of the buyer’s journey, as the lead is still interested in what you have to offer, but may not be ready to consider purchasing. Many prospects convert on your website, because they are searching for information. So, the challenge and purpose of lead nurturing is to move them from a newly converted lead to a sales qualified lead by taking them down the pathway of the buyer’s journey. (more…)
Lead generation can be one of your most powerful sales tools, if it generates warm leads. By getting warm leads into the hands of your sales team, you’re moving the ratio of warm clients and ultimately you are moving the sales needle as well. Let’s take a look at what a warm lead is and how you can begin to get warm leads into your business. (more…)
Content Marketing and Sales? Why?
Content creation is not what most people think of when they think of sales tools. Yet, content creation can be the foundation for generating warm leads that actually go somewhere. All too often, good salespeople burn out, because they are cold calling to people who are not interested in what they are offering. In the past, the definition of a good salesperson was someone who could make 300 call per day and find the one nugget in the gutter. However, the technology revolution brought us the internet and social media. Now the game has completely changed. (more…)
Creating buyer personas can be a lucrative measure for your business to take in order to land more business and understand your customers needs more clearly. If you understand their needs more clearly, then you can better offer solutions to meet those needs. Ultimately, this will make you stand out among your competition and give your company the competitive edge that it needs to secure more business in the future. Therefore, from a foundational level, buyer personas can be one of the most powerful sales tools that you can have. Let’s get started! (more…)