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Fresh Insights in Selling to SMBs

Biznology

Despite the attention given to large enterprise marketing, it’s small and medium businesses (SMB) where the bulk of marketing investments go. SMB is where there’s enough volume to do plenty of testing. Plenty of agencies, research firms, and other marketers are focused on SMB, and willing to share their insights. Kudos to Bredin for figuring out how to persuade 532 busy business owners to take a 15-minute survey online, in May 2014.

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Lights, camera, action: Video helps you stay in touch with customers

Biznology

One problem that plagues B-to-B sales and marketing is coming up with relevant, timely messages for nurturing customer relationships. A territory-based sales rep may be trying to keep in touch with hundreds of contacts at a time, but struggles to find a steady supply of good-quality reasons to reach out, without being a pest. The cover note is in plain text, inviting customers to have a look at the latest “Minute” video. Image via Wikipedia.

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The 5 Top Media for Cold Prospecting

Pointclear

These are the five essential channels you can rely on for generating a steady stream of inquiries that you can then convert to qualified leads, and have a prayer of closing enough sales to meet your revenue quota. Outbound telemarketing The telephone is the Swiss Army knife in the B-to-B marketer’s backpack: a flexible, personal, dependable resource with infinite applications. That compares to $7 billion spent on direct mail and $4.5

Writing Your Own Book to Establish Authority

B2B Digital Marketer

There’s no doubt that having a book published is a great way to establish authority in the domain you are in. There is a lot of writing and preparation involved and the majority of people are not able to publish a book without having to spend a lot of money on book publishers.

What Works Now in B2B Lead Generation, Part 1

WebMarketCentral

MarketingSherpa has just released its 2008 B2B Lead Generation Handbook (that's a link to the free executive summary PDF; the complete report will run you a cool $500). Parts of this analysis are very helpful, for example, "The easiest way to save money (during the 2000-2002 recession, when marketing budgets were being slashed) was to replace old media with cheaper new media. About 5% of online marketing spending is dedicated to SEO.

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Sirius Decisions Summit 2019 Takeaways

Ledger Bennett

We had loads of great conversations, met some fantastic people, and were even able to catch some good sessions.If you weren’t able to attend this year, here are our biggest takeaways. for a high performing team compared to 5.5% This model of connecting all automation, technology, media, organic efforts to a funnel model is one that Ledger Bennett puts in place frequently. times more likely to make portfolio marketers responsible for defining target market segments.

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