Anything Goes Marketing
Customer Service at its Best: Wind Mobile
Anything Goes Marketing
APRIL 21, 2010
Up here in Canada we’ve had three main mobile providers for as long as I can remember. I won’t go into the history of these guys but I can tell you that we have been royally screwed with poor customer service, high prices and a general disregard for the customer. Late last year Canada finally agreed to open up competition on mobile carriers and it’s been a breath of fresh air. Chad H.
Lessons Learned in Cost Rica - Being Customer Centric
Anything Goes Marketing
JANUARY 8, 2008
My brain is slowly de-fogging from my trip to Costa Rica. My wife and I had a wonderful jammed pack week full of tours, hikes and R&R at the beach. Beyond the beauty of this country and the relaxing siestas in the sun, I was reminded of a valuable lesson - go above and beyond for your customers. Whatever we needed, they provided for us. being as flexible as possible. Doing the unexpected.
Email Marketing 101: Tips and Best Practices
Anything Goes Marketing
OCTOBER 11, 2006
links in an email is optimal number of a high clickthrough rate and text links fared better then image links (makes sense with more images being blocked these days) The top offers were a price discount or a free gift (hey, free Ipods still seem to work!) If you're new to the world of email marketing then I have a few good resources for you! Are you moving from a B2C company to B2B? Chad H.
Bad Customer Experiences
Anything Goes Marketing
APRIL 29, 2006
With places like Starbucks that are all about the customer experience, I can't beleive that all businesses are not aligned with thsi concept with competition being so fierce in the gas station market with gas prices going up and up. Have you had a recent bad customer experience? I had one this week. I was as always in a rush trying to get to a dentist appointment and I needed to take a cab.
Email Tools and Forrester's Best & Worst of Email Marketing
Anything Goes Marketing
MARCH 11, 2007
You also need to know the average purchase price. Are you looking at different ways to evaluate your email effectiveness? There are few different ways that you can evaluate email usability, effectiveness and ROI. I've found a few email tools and resources that you may find useful. Many of these tips are fairly obvious but how often are you checking to make sure that you and your team are following these best practices? Do you actually measure your overall email effectiveness in terms of ROI? Can I improve my "from address" and subject lines? Is my email design appropriate?
Does Successful Content Marketing Lead to Rising Stock Prices?
NOVEMBER 7, 2016
Looking at a public company’s stock price and market capitalization is one significant way to measure long-term value for shareholders. The post Does Successful Content Marketing Lead to Rising Stock Prices? As many of you know, Robert Rose and I have been recording the PNR (Pulizzi and Rose): This Old Marketing podcast every week for three years now. Click To Tweet. Hypothesis.
How to Implement Dynamic Pricing without Sacrificing Margins or Customers
JANUARY 8, 2016
Dynamic pricing has certainly been gaining traction in the online retail space. Popular in industries like hospitality and sports entertainment, dynamic pricing has led to the retail price tag's obsolescence in those industries. Because it is a symbol of static pricing, a tactic that holds many retailers back from success in the ecommerce landscape.
Pricing Based on Customer Expectations
MAY 26, 2010
Pricing, when done properly, is one of the most difficult tasks any business faces. Price something too low, and people wonder about the quality. Price too high, and you’re out of budget. Price vs. Quality. Everyone has a certain quality vs price tradeoff that they’re willing to make for any given product or service. What is the highest price charged?
How do you know your price is too high?
AUGUST 28, 2015
This is a disappointing turn of events for sure, but I wasn’t prepared for the idea that was floated next: let’s cut the price of the product 40%. See, the problem here is that we have no evidence that price is the problem. If any of these are the real problem, lowering the price will have no positive effect, because price isn’t the problem.
Price Negotiation: The Buyer’s Broken Calculator
JULY 11, 2012
To reduce price discounting sellers need to focus on how buyers do their maths. Economics Top 10 Using Maths To Sell Buying Process Price Negotiation sales meeting
Raise Prices for B2B Sales Without Losing Your Regular Customers
Sales Prospecting Perspectives
NOVEMBER 12, 2014
Sales Prospecting Perspectives is pleased to bring you a guest blog from Colleen Francis, After three years of selling products and services at the same prices, your company decides a change is in order. It’s time to make a few price increases to better reflect the current market and rising costs. And yet there are several other pricing methods that businesses employ as well.
How Agencies Price Their Services, In 4 Charts
AUGUST 30, 2016
There's a standard market price for milk, speed boats, and even birthday clowns, but the going rate for agency services is a little more of a gray area. This lack of clear guidance has led every agency leader to ask themselves at some point during their company's growth : How the heck should I price my services? So is there a one perfect pricing model? Not quite. Probably not.
4 Ecommerce Pricing Strategies You May Not Have Considered
AUGUST 3, 2015
When determining prices for your ecommerce store , you’re likely to consider traditional methods: markup, anchor, and luxury pricing. Free isn’t a price. After all, won’t customers take advantage of the pricing structure to walk away with products at ridiculously low prices? If that’s the case, what benefit do you have in offering a PWYW pricing model?
How Pricing Affects Marketing Strategy for B2B SaaS Companies
FEBRUARY 11, 2016
One of the best ways to break the SaaS vertical into subgroups is by looking at their pricing models. How pricing affects your marketing strategy plays out across several dimensions. SaaS pricing plays a huge role in this decision. But whether you’re doing 80% demand gen and 20% ABM or 20% demand gen and 80% ABM, is largely a factor of your pricing strategy.
Capitalizing on Pinterest Rich Pins price notifications
DECEMBER 1, 2013
This functionality enabled (for this purpose) "Product pins for things like clothes and furniture with pricing, availability, and where to buy (updated every day!)" Then, in August 2013 Pinterest added notification emails of price drops on products that you had pinned. So what generates a price notification? How much does the price need to drop? How huge? no coupon code!)
The price of poor language
MAY 29, 2015
For example, did your company recently win a price ? Let’s take a look at a handful of the most common bungles: Companies win prizes, not prices. The price versus prize is a mix-up that we see in Denmark all the time. It makes little sense to a native-English reader who doesn’t necessarily know that the word “pris” in Danish can mean either “price” or “prize”. Period.
11 Pricing Page Examples To Inspire Your Own Design
DECEMBER 2, 2015
Whether you're in the market for software or a new coffee pot, searching for price is a natural part of any customer's buying decision. The means that the majority of people who have made it down the funnel far enough to consider buying from you will likely look at your pricing page. If your pricing page isn't well designed and user-friendly, you're going to lose people.
Big Data and Marketing Intelligence Help Make Better Pricing Decisions
JULY 10, 2014
Did you know that an average 1% price increase equals an 8.7% Yet it’s projected that roughly 30% “of the thousands of pricing decisions companies make every year fail to deliver the best price” leading to a significant loss in revenue. The answer of how to make better pricing decisions lies in big data and marketing intelligence. Automate.
Earn Your Success, Pay the Price
Your Sales Management Guru
APRIL 21, 2013
Earn Your Success Pay the Price. good friend of mine always told me that you “earned success” and you had to accept the fact that their normally was price to pay for that success. Paying the price to develop, nurture and expand your network pays results. First ; it’s creative time. What else can you do to win? Second; it’s professional. eventID=74422.
7 Pricing Mistakes That Can Seriously Stifle Sales
JANUARY 29, 2013
When it comes to evaluating price, most of us don't have a clue what we're doing. According to Priceless author William Poundstone , much of our strategy boils down to "just winging it," and that's not an effective way to do business: “People tend to be clueless about prices. How can you stay ahead of the curve and price your offerings the smart way? There's only one problem.
The state of B2B marketing in Asia—moving toward digital
OCTOBER 27, 2016
Whether it’s commodity supplies sourced from low-cost producing countries, or professional services delivered from gleaming downtown office towers, price factors into every decision. The trend is accelerated by web-based platforms like Alibaba.com that give buyers increased price transparency, and create further opportunities for sellers to bid for contracts. One is cost.
How to Talk About Pricing Without Scaring People Off
DECEMBER 12, 2012
Pricing. After all the excitement of attracting a potential new customer, pricing seems like such a killjoy. But pricing is just as important a concept to communicate as the features of your product or the benefits of your service. But when is the right time to talk about pricing, and what's the right way to go about it? Should You Put Pricing on Your Website?
The Agency Pricing & Financials Report [New Data]
AUGUST 3, 2016
To help you better understand how agencies price, manage, sell, market, and deliver to clients, we conducted a survey during April and May of this year, with more than 750 agency executives responding to our questions. What KPIs are other agency owners tracking? What should my profit margin be? How many clients do I need to make $X per year? What sources generate the most and best leads?
Pinterest Rolls Out Price Alerts to Encourage More Sales
AUGUST 1, 2013
And today, Pinterest released another exciting feature to help achieve that goal: price alerts for Product Pins that you''ve pinned. Now, when those shoes you''ve pinned that are just out of your price range but you can''t help but long for them go on sale, you''ll get an email alert and see the reduced price directly on the pin. and you didn''t have to do any of the work.
How B2B Companies Can Avoid Marketing on Lowest Price
The Forward Observer
MARCH 12, 2013
Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer B2B companies who systematically measure and monitor their customer engagement can lessen their dependence on lowest prices – and increase revenues and profitability. And the higher up you go on your customers’ engagement hierarchy, the more you can move the relationship from price to advice. But in fact, the reverse is true.
Your Pricing Is Wrong: One Critical Mistake Most Agencies Make
JANUARY 15, 2014
Recently one of HubSpot''s very best partners decided to redo their well-regarded pricing page, saying "That model of ''here''s everything for $X'' is broken, and has been either un-qualifying us when we should be qualified or setting us up for failure.". Why Getting Pricing and Packaging Right is Crucial. If you price too high you get beat out by the competition needlessly.
Embrace the Controversial: Why You Should Publish Pricing on Your Website
JULY 25, 2013
One of the most controversial decisions for almost any business owner is whether to post pricing information on their website. So, why won''t people put price on their website? Own the Price Conversation. Here are some compelling reasons that reticent business and site owners should start including price. They will continue to search until they find a price.
BI Vendor QlikTech Reveals QlikView Pricing: I Modestly Help to Clarify
Customer Experience Matrix
MARCH 7, 2012
Business Intelligence software vendor QlikTech * officially published its price list last month, after years of keeping it a not-very-closely-held secret. I was personally pleased, since people occasionally ask me what QlikView costs. Just in case anyone else is also confused, here’s what they told me: - The lowest entry price for a fully functional version is $1,350. Let me state clearly that as a confirmed QlikView fan, I think this is a terrifically low entry price. qlikview price business intelligence software qliktech
Is Social Media Just Winning Price Sensitive Customers?
Digital B2B Marketing
AUGUST 23, 2011
Content Social Media alienware Jay Baer preference segment pricing social media twitterIn social media, marketers buy attention with promotions or discounts. And research shows consumers expect this from marketers. 44% connect with brands on Twitter for discounts (source). The problem is, buying attention is an old school mindset, plopped into a new communication paradigm. For social media to become an important part of the marketing mix [.].
Getty's New Free Stock Photos Come With a Price
MARCH 6, 2014
It''s not fun fighting off lawyers when you thought you were using an image under a fair use clause. Where do you find images if you think you''re going to get sued, anyway? Well, now Getty''s attempted to make it a little easier to find high-grade stock photos that are legal for most people to use. To find images you''re allowed to embed, click here and then enter your search terms.
Good Question: How is Docalytics Priced?
FEBRUARY 4, 2015
For those who have spent any time researching our product offerings on our website , you’ve probably noticed that in some instances we’ve omitted pricing details. To publish pricing or not to publish has been a hotly debated topic in the SaaS world since the advent of pricing pages some time ago. Docalytics PricingStill not satisfied with the information above?
Stop Talking Price, Start Talking Time
B2B Marketing Unplugged
MARCH 10, 2014
If you’re struggling with a sales team that can’t seem to stay out of the pricing discussion, try training them to talk ROTI and flip the whole thing to a value conversation instead of a price conversation. Every Wednesday, I rearrange the colour-coded pens and precisely aligned office accessories on my colleague’s desk. It’s a thing to look forward to. My email is not on file.
21 Things to Know When Pricing a B2B Website
PWB Marketing Blog
SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
Many factors influence the price of a website. Pricing a website – whether B2B or B2C – really comes down to outlining a clear scope of work for the project. Pricing a B2B website is different than B2C because business audiences’ needs and buying behaviors are different. What other considerations would you include in determining the price of a B2B website?
[Video] 4 Tips to Avoid Pure Price Competition
Jill Konrath's Fresh Sales Strategies Blog
JUNE 26, 2013
It''s just pure price competition.”. Here are 4 tips to help you overcome price competition in sales. 1. And you can’t do it by quoting a price. And, you’ll avoid pure price competition Sound familiar? It’s happening everywhere. And, to make matters even more challenging, today’s customers have done tons of research online and think they know what’s going on.
Gaining an edge over competitors with a knowledge base
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
Because this system is completely scalable, it will follow your business growth easily and all for a reasonable price. The reason why many people steer away from this option is usually the high price, but if your company is a fairly large one, this type of solution is something that you should consider. Types of knowledge base software solutions. Easy implementation and setup process.
It’s Time to Get Your Pricing House in Order
B2B Marketing Unplugged
JANUARY 30, 2014
May I suggest you spend some time now getting very intimate with your pricing? The Sales Squirrels view pricing somewhat differently. So the price book our product managers worked so hard to build and defend is really just a lovely guideline. The first thing we ought to do is to raise our prices. If you haven’t raised your prices in more than a year, it’s time.
Pinterest to Send Email When Pins Drop in Price
AUGUST 6, 2013
Pinterest recently announced that it will now send users an email if a product they’ve pinned has dropped in price. Just keep pinning the things you’re into, and leave the price watching to us. The post Pinterest to Send Email When Pins Drop in Price appeared first on VR Marketing Blog. ” The company plans to roll this out to users over the next few weeks.
Now is The Time to Change The Scope of Our Free Offering
Sales Intelligence View
MAY 19, 2015
Products & Technology crm prices insideview editions insideview prices insideview pricing insideview product insideview tiers market intelligence pricing sales insights pricingIn the software vendor world, the freemium model is pop […].
Finalizing your holiday digital marketing plan
NOVEMBER 10, 2016
Evaluate online shipping pricing and options: Let’s face it, Amazon has changed online shoppers’ delivery expectations. Smaller-sized companies can have a hard time competing with the delivery times and prices. Capitalizing on the current marketing trends will help you as you make your final preparations to your holiday marketing strategy. Act on it before it is too late.
A Failure to Close
The ROI Guy
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
If you ask the average sales rep why the deal didn’t close, they’ll likely tell you “Price”. In fact, an Aberdeen survey of sales leaders indicated that “Price” was cited as the main reason 73% of the time, far beyond any other supposed cause. According to research firm SiriusDecisions, only 9% of buyers rated price as the key-deciding factor. Clearly, from a buyers’ perspective, it’s not about price at all. Aberdeen Alinean Cost of Do Nothing CSO Insights Diagnostic Assessment Financial Justification IDC Pisello Pricing SiriusDecisions Value Selling