Marketing Automation Strategy Is The Linchpin

Trying to make marketing automation work in  your sales process starts with the IT work. However, it is only the start of what really matters. Configuring a system and ensuring data flows in and out out of your CRM is a basic element of starting the work to help you see what is happening withContinue reading “Marketing Automation Strategy Is The Linchpin”

Validation In The Buying Process

The internet changes the game between the buyer and the seller. Second opinions are easy to access for a buyer. Assuming your lead generation systems and marketing automation are set up well, a new lead will be nurtured, scored and engaged when they are ready. There are analytics and systems which work effectively. However, trustContinue reading “Validation In The Buying Process”

Lead Scoring For Sales Prioritization

In our marketing consulting, we are typically faced with one of two problems: There are not enough inbound leads There are too many inbound leads Each of these requires a different marketing system.  For organizations which are inundated with many leads, there is a problem focused around the sales process.  Salespeople are not like marketingContinue reading “Lead Scoring For Sales Prioritization”

Inbound Marketing Consulting Project With Pets For Patriots

We finished off an inbound marketing system project with Pets For Patriots and they announced it on the wire today. Their system has an array of automation tools that help to nurture and transact with site visitors. They have a neat cause for our nation’s patriots and endangered pets.  Be sure to take a visitContinue reading “Inbound Marketing Consulting Project With Pets For Patriots”

4 Lead Assignment Tips

If you have an abundance of leads from your inbound marketing system, then qualification becomes a challenge.  Your Loopfuse system should be set up for positioning your sales team to qualify and convert leads based on various criteria which are part of your Lead records. Part of the challenge is to ensure that the flowContinue reading “4 Lead Assignment Tips”

Running An Inbound Marketing System

A recent article from Marketing Automation Software Guide hit on the main reason why many of our clients hire us for marketing:  running a complete system is difficult and requires perseverance.  Pieces have to be put together, tested, changed, refined and created again.  Getting into the mind of a specific buyer with their preferences and peculiarities needsContinue reading “Running An Inbound Marketing System”

Salesforce Mass Email Leads Strategy

Mass email of Salesforce.com Leads can be effective for a salesperson or marketing team to connect with Leads in your pipeline.  Depending on how your marketing funnel works and lead generation, there are strategic opportunities to take advantage of the Salesforce.com mass email leads function. More details of how to use the mass email leadsContinue reading “Salesforce Mass Email Leads Strategy”

Marketing Automation Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

Marketing has many new rules, and marketing automation is one of several major movements which has gained fanfare mixed with frustration.  The popularity has come from the possibilities of capitalizing on leads generated from inbound marketing efforts.  The frustration is from a lack of implementation and execution. At the end of the day, marketing automationContinue reading “Marketing Automation Is Not For The Faint Of Heart”

4 Sales Process Enhancements

Today’s sales process is different.  Buyers are not relying on salespeople to become educated and move through a traditional pipeline process.  The self-service nature of buying based on the internet affords buyers information to help them understand what they want and how to conveniently get it.  They search, click, read, share and download.  These areContinue reading “4 Sales Process Enhancements”

Marketing Automation Cold Callers

Marketing automation is focused on a premise of nurturing leads to build trust for a ready sales engagement.  That’s the idea at least.  It’s the doctrine, but like many good doctrines, there are pundits and posers.  There are those that love to rally around the marketing of an idea more than practice it. Beware OfContinue reading “Marketing Automation Cold Callers”