Lead generation has become considerably more popular over the last few years. What people soon realize is that many leads that have converted on their website may not be ready to purchase. If sales gets involved, the lead tunes the company out and the company is back at square one. So, many companies are creating a journey for the lead to be nurtured into a customer and this technique has also became increasingly popular. (more…)
What is a “Good Lead?”
A good lead is someone who is already familiar with who you are as a company, knows what you provide, has need for what you provide, and is ready to purchase. In essence, this is the person who will become a customer today or in the very near future and this is who most sales people would like to talk to. (more…)
In the interest of growing your business and your sales, it is important to have a plan to close the good leads that come into your business. Here are 5 tips for closing these leads and moving the needle of your success. (more…)
What Are Yesterday’s Sales Tools?
When asked about successful selling today, cold calling is not at the top of the list. However, in the past, it would have easily ranked top. Why the change? Well, today people are extremely turned off by sales people and cold calling. It used to be that having a sales rep walk through the door meant that you were going to learn the newest and greatest gadgets or services that was going to help you to stay competitive and broaden your business. So, in light of that, people were more inclined to take the time to listen to a salesperson give their pitch. (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…)