5 Essential Elements to Include in Every Sales Pitch
JULY 5, 2016
Effectively closing sales is the bread and butter of your business. According to researchers at the University of Florida, 20% of all salespeople make 80% of all sales (also known as the 20/80 rule or the Pareto principle ), which makes securing a spot in that top 20% crucial to running a competitive and profitable business. First and foremost, ditch the the “sales pitch.”
Three Things Smart B2B Marketers Will be Doing in 2016
JANUARY 25, 2016
Too often, content marketers miss the mark, resulting in wasted time and effort as well as frustrated sales prospects. As eBook contributor Erika Goldwater noted: Organizations spend millions of dollars annually on (marketing and sales technology), yet we invest little, if any, in the training and marketing enablement for our marketing departments. Clearly, we need to do better.”
20 Tremendous Digital Marketing Stats and Facts
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
Less than 8% of total B2B product sales are closed directly through the Internet, versus 15% for B2C products. ( The CMO Survey ). 4. Digital marketing budgets continue to rise, often at the expense of offline advertising spend. But digital marketers must continue to evolve practices as they strive to make their content an asset, rather than an annoyance, to prospective buyers. combined.
33 Thought-Provoking B2B Social Media and Marketing Stats
FEBRUARY 16, 2016
Between 28% and 35% percent of B2B leads come from marketing, while 45% to 52% on average are generated by sales teams. B2B marketers who implement marketing automation software see their contribution to the sales pipeline increase by an average of 10%. The IT sector (30%), B2B Sales (28%) and B2B services sector (28%) show the lowest levels of mobile email opens and consumption.
Stop Killing Your Content: 3 Reasons Your Content Falls Flat
management systems or cloud storage platforms where they are not utilized in the sales. This explains why sales reps can spend as much as thirty hours per month searching for and. been approached countless times by sales reps to create content for a specific objective, only to have to explain that such an asset already exists. and interactive capabilities “Our sales team was.
5 Ways Your Website Could Be Hurting Sales
JULY 28, 2016
Here’s a list of five common mistakes that may be driving down your sales. 1) Poor Design. Guest post by Jessica Kane. Every marketing pro and modern business owner knows the importance of a solid online presence. In today’s digital world, the first impressions you make on potential clients will more often be through the internet rather than in person. Conclusion.
47 Superb Social Media Marketing Stats and Facts
JANUARY 19, 2016
Only 13% believe they’ve proved the impact quantitatively—though that may be because just 14% tie social media marketing activities to sales levels. 64% of sales reps say they closed at least one deal in 2014 directly from social media use. Just 14% tie social media to sales levels. ( The CMO Survey ). 70% of the U.S. billion last year to 2.5 billion by 2018. Of the 7.2
The 24 Best Online Writing Tools and Apps
JUNE 14, 2016
And though video and other video content forms are growing in importance, text remains the dominant for of content for marketing and sales. It follows then that emotional headlines are most important for landing pages, sales pages, case studies, and reviews—any type of content that would ideally lead to a transaction. Google Review Count: 2,210,000. Pricing: free. Pricing: free.
45 Phenomenal Email and Mobile Marketing Stats
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
online sales by 2017, and mobile devices will account for 30% of global retail e-commerce spending by 2018. Email remains the most effective digital marketing tool for both B2B and B2C marketers. But the majority of email activity now takes place on mobile devices, and not all marketers have effectively adapted to this rapid shift. Email marketing works—for both sellers and buyers. Enjoy!
Evangelizing a Content Marketing Program
50% more sales-ready leads at a 33% lower cost 15 1,200 Blog posts per month Avg new monthly leads ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY11 Content marketing's impact also extends to social me- dia, where brands that don't have compelling content to. as sales, employee advocacy, customer service, audi- ence engagement, thought leadership, and hiring. All rights reserved.
20 Brilliant B2B Marketing and Digital Business Stats and Facts
AUGUST 25, 2015
Here are four key takeaways from this research for B2B marketers: • Sales people won’t disappear, but their role is changing, and many are struggling to adapt. 82% of B2B decision makers think sales reps are unprepared; product demonstrations are among the least-valued types of information for buyers; and half of all B2B purchases may be made directly online by 2018. Not quite.
34 Compelling Content Marketing Stats and Facts
JUNE 16, 2015
Sales are a top goal of content marketing—but website traffic is the most common metric used to measure success. Only about half of marketers try to connect content to sales. Because with the exception of direct response (a small part of content marketing), content supports sales rather than driving them directly. 41% of marketers say driving sales is the No.
Getting Started With Email Marketing Segmentation
JUNE 9, 2016
Let’s look at a typical listing of various email sends you may deploy in a given week: Promotional sales email. Guest post by Alphonso Sanchez. Email segmenting is one of the most powerful techniques for boosting open rates, CTRs, and total revenue per email. It’s also surprisingly neglected. The Categorization Approach to Email Segmentation. Email showcasing your latest blog posts.
104 Fascinating Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014 (and 2015)
DECEMBER 2, 2014
67 percent of marketers say increasing sales directly attributable to digital marketing campaigns is a top priority this year. 83% of marketers say they prefer to use LinkedIn for distributing B2B content, and more than half of vendors say they have generated sales through LinkedIn. What do buyers say is the most important signal of vendor credibility? General Marketing Stats. 1.
Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report
Content serves as a powerful tool for sales. Sales staff are. industry metrics such as sales and leads, or. lead score • Sales-qualified leads (SQLs) • Opportunities • Search traffic • Return visitor rate Lead nurturing: Move leads. personas at each stage of their journey through the sales funnel. Content. Methodology: A Best. All rights reserved. Definition II.
35 Stupendous Social Networking Facts and Stats
AUGUST 11, 2015
98% of sales reps with 5000+ LinkedIn connections achieve quota. Though “social media” broadly encompasses a variety of platforms including blogs (WordPress, Medium, Tumblr), content sharing (YouTube, SlideShare, Instagram), and content curation (Scoop.It, Triberr, Paper.li), the term is nearly synonymous to many for the big social networks. Image credit: The Wonder of Tech.
How to Use Storytelling for More Effective Content Marketing
DECEMBER 29, 2015
Marketing involves, of course, much more than just advertisements and sales pitches – it includes all activities and processes used to communicate and exchange offers that have value for customers. While communicating offers to your clients, you can use advertisements and sales pitches, but you can also use other tools, including content marketing. Guest post by Natalie Smith.
5 Easy Tools for Social Selling Success
NOVEMBER 3, 2015
But, what you may not realize is that CircleBack is also a great way to leverage the connections your sales teams already have. Then, based on their social posting and interactions, Nudge recommends content and conversation topics you can use to build a great relationship and close a sale. Guest post by Austin Duck. Social selling is an awesome way to get things done.
The Basics of B2B Social Media Marketing Strategy
MARCH 29, 2016
Social media is generally not highly effective at directly driving leads or sales. Although more than three-quarters of B2B technology marketers use social media to market their products, less than half say they can tie social channels to revenue generation for their businesses. Image credit: BundlePost. But it may also be a problem with basic B2B social media marketing strategy.
Content Strategy for Marketing
Marketing: Sustainable, Scalable, and Sale-able As the web weaves into every aspect of your customers’ lives, they expect the. you see boosts to your sales, satisfaction, and more. Are you seeing results, such as a boost in sales or sales. your reputation, earned media, sales or sales leads, and. to their sales. after the sale. 3. Content.
Seven Ways to Humanize B2B Marketing
OCTOBER 27, 2015
Trust goes a long way toward removing friction in marketing and sales. While B2C and B2B marketing practices are distinct in many ways, they both ultimately involve making your message resonate with people—meaning emotions a significant role. The notion that business buyers are dispassionate and coldly rational is overstated. Certainly, practicality plays a large role in B2B procurement.
22 Expert Guides and Reviews of 200+ Social Media Tools
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
It is a fantastic prospecting / sales resource for B2B marketers”). As social media marketing has become ubiquitous ( 88% of marketers say social media is important for their businesses), hundreds of new tools have developed just in the past few years: tools for social media management, monitoring, measurement, automation, identifying influencers, creating graphical content, and more.
14 Brilliant B2B Marketing Strategy Guides
JUNE 17, 2014
Today’s b2b buyers are typically 70% of the way through their purchase process before they contact a vendor’s sales team. The old “sales funnel” model is giving way to more sophisticated analytical frameworks. Much has been written about how the internet in general, and the explosion of content marketing in particular, has changed the nature of b2b marketing.
23 Outstanding Social Media Marketing Guides
DECEMBER 16, 2014
Writing that “Today B2B marketing departments are developing more visual content such as images, web video, infographics and Slideshare presentations,” Jonathan Pavoni demonstrates how to use Slideshare to “repurpose content, capture prospects’ attention, and drive additional leads into the sales funnel.” How are social media marketing best practices evolving?
Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness
percent, was lead conversions and sales. SALES 20 Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness Across the Industry Results and Analysis It’s reassuring that leads and sales, two elements. While leads and sales were deemed the most. Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. contently.comBy Jordan Teicher Content. Marketing. Introduction II.
48 Phenomenal SEO Guides, Tips & Tactics
FEBRUARY 24, 2015
As Geddy Lee of Rush sang in the band’s 1981 hit Tom Sawyer , “changes aren’t permanent. But change is.” ” While he wasn’t referring to SEO (which wouldn’t really exist for another 16 years), the lyrics certainly apply. Image credit: Stone Temple Consulting. Search engine algorithms are constantly being updated. So what’s an SEO professional to do?
Four Key Ways To Build Your B2B Brand Online
MARCH 10, 2016
On an individual level, marketing and PR pros, sales reps, and executives should contribute thought-leadership posts that showcase their industry expertise, and contribute to relevant LinkedIn’s groups. Guest post by Irma Hunkeler. Brand-building in the business-to-business (B2B) sphere is a little different from the consumer world. Isn’t it all about rational decision making, not emotions?
83 Exceptional Social Media and Marketing Statistics for 2014
APRIL 14, 2014
Online sales currently account for about 35% of total revenue for B2B vendors, though that’s higher (41%) among US companies. Of the three major types of online advertising (search, display, and social), search is viewed as the best channel for driving direct sales, cited by 40% of marketers (vs. 26% who use display to drive sales and 18% using social). MarketingCharts ). 7.
Five Intriguing Inbound Marketing Stats [Infographic]
JUNE 30, 2015
Inbound marketing is fundamentally about making your company’s website an active component of the sales process rather than static “brochureware.” ” It combines a fresh stream of compelling content with interactivity to promote engagement and SEO to make your site more “findable” when prospects are looking for what you offer. activities.
Study: How Much of Your Content Marketing Is Effective?
for 2015 our goal is to make content for the whole sales funnel, including white papers, e-books, webinars, case studies, and. In 2014, many brands learned that a sales pitch doesn’t. Copyright © 2015 Contently. All rights reserved. contently.com By Jordan Teicher Study: How Much of Your Content. Marketing is Effective? What’s working—and what’s not—for over. 700 content marketers.
The B2B Lead Generation Ecosystem and WPO [Infographic]
APRIL 18, 2016
But while the WPO model focuses primarily on driving new website visitors, the ecosystem model extends further by incorporating conversion rate optimization (CRO) and “post-CRM” (lead scoring, lead nurturing, and sales followup) processes as well. The “Internet Marketing Lead Generation Ecosystem” infographic below was created by the Chicago SEO agency , Straight North.
21 Spectacular SEO and Search Marketing Stats and Facts
JUNE 23, 2015
Just 24% cited attributing sales and revenue to SEO as a top goal. Social may be sexy, but search still pays the bills. As reported below, organic search drives 51% of all visitors to both B2B and and B2C Web sites, while paid-search drives 10% (and social 5%, on average). 89% of customers begin their buying process with a search engine. How can marketers get the most out of search?
Six Expert Guides to Measuring Content Marketing Results
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
Kieran Flanagan here contends “there is no single metric you can show your boss that will categorically give the ROI of the content you produce”–though he does outline a variety of ways to measure the impact of content on filling the sales funnel, attracting the right types of site visitors, and generating sales opportunities. Seth Godin proclaimed back in 2008, “Content marketing is all the marketing that’s left!” ” Seven years later, that message clearly seems to have resonated, as 93% of marketers now say they do content marketing.
How to Be Creative in B2B PR
JULY 21, 2016
Yet, rather than go the tried and tested press release route, they opted instead to create a worldwide gravity experiment and increased their sales by 22%, ‘nuff said. Guest post by Heather Baker. Creativity isn’t the sole domain of consumer PR; if anything, it requires more creativity to craft the perfect angle for a complex B2B subject. Become an Expert in Your Client’s Sector.
Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program
before they went on sale? ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY12 While the business goals of your content marketing efforts are import- ant—be it generating leads, sales, brand awareness, industry education, or, more likely, some combination of initiatives—we find it extremely. from coaches, entrepreneurs, sales heads, or, heck, even. All rights reserved. So was I.
36 Sensational Social Media Stats and Facts
DECEMBER 1, 2015
But social media is not effective at directly driving purchases — it accounts for just 1% of e-commerce sales, compared to 16% for email and 17% for CPC. Though social media marketing has become ubiquitous, most companies and brands still struggle to achieve their desired results. Or to accurately measure their results. Or to set the right goals to begin with. Image credit: Buffer.