Why Process Transformation Fails

ANNUITAS

As we walked through the Demand Process approach we needed to take, one attendee from our client made mention of past attempts to “do things differently” and the resulting failure. If true process change is going to occur in organizations, it has to be supported and driven by leadership.

My unbeatable process for building links

Biznology

Yeah, I have gotten several emails lately trying to sell their unbeatable link-building process or asking me to reveal mine. Because my link-building process is not terribly exciting. Even calling it a process seems overblown. Er, my process. A process.

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Analyze your target’s buying process, for greater marketing efficiency

Biznology

B2B selling is a complicated affair, but you can simplify your marketing strategies dramatically with buying process analysis. This means that you lay out your prospect’s buying process, stage by stage, and then develop a selling process that maps to it.

Digital transformation failure recipes: the content and process integration deficit

i-Scoop

As we know, digital transformation is happening everywhere and a large majority of organizations say they are in a digital transformation process.

Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

Lead generation is the process of attracting and converting strangers and prospects into someone who has indicated interest in your company's product or service.

4 Ways The B2B Buying Process Has Changed in 2015

Crimson Marketing

Improving and creating effective marketing strategy means marketers need to thoroughly understand the B2B buying process and how it is evolving. The Buying Process Is Growing More Complex. The Buying Process is More Competitive. The Buying Process is More Social.

Make Your Marketing More Efficient with Repeatable Processes

Act-On

Taking the time to set up templates and repeatable processes ahead of time actually makes me speedier. Let’s look behind the curtain to see how I use these processes to save time. What is a repeatable process? Why not formalize a process? Why you need a repeatable process.

How do you sell when your buyers can’t buy? Mounting dysfunction in the B2B buying process

Biznology

Your research found a lot of dysfunction in the B2B purchase process. Based on CEB’s latest observations, here is a summary highlighting the dysfunction in the B2B purchasing process: Bigger, increasingly diversified buying groups: It was only 2.5 Decision-making takes longer than expected: A full 84% of customers report their purchase process took longer than expected—by nearly double. Sales needs to help customers simplify the buying process.

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3 Ways Marketing Ops Can Improve Your Planning Process

Modern Marketing

So, what can you do to improve your marketing planning process? They live and breathe strategy, data, and process, making them the perfect steward of the marketing plan. Rather than inventing your own process or terminology, work with an external source.

MQL to SQL: The Qualification Process [Infographic]

Marketing Insider Group

The post MQL to SQL: The Qualification Process [Infographic] appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. The customer lifecycle is a useful guide to help you gauge a lead’s readiness to purchase. This is important because the status of your lead should affect your lead nurturing strategy.

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My online influencer research and engagement process

Biznology

So, my process is: set up SDL SM2, add all the keywords I have collected through going down a Wikipedia rabbit hole, let it go to parse, search, and churn. The post My online influencer research and engagement process appeared first on Biznology.

The Rise of the Marketing Technologist Part 3: People, Process, Content and then Technology

ANNUITAS

There is no doubt that the role of the B2B marketer has changed and this change has been led by the change in the buying process and the access to information that is at the finger tips of todays B2B buyer. Step Two: Process.

Social Intelligence adds value throughout the Stage Gate Process

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Social data is becoming increasingly important in the new product development processes of many companies. Social data can also be invaluable in the media planning and buying process.

Feeding Sales Is a Process, Not a Project.

Sales Engine

They realize that engaging with prospects through the internet is a process and not a series of projects—and marketing’s job is to generate leads that create actionable sales intelligence. For sure, this process this is nonlinear, and there’s no way you could have predicted it.

Content marketing metrics – process metrics and outcomes metrics

Biznology

There are two kinds of metrics in content marketing: process metrics and outcomes metrics. Process Metrics. Web traffic is an example of a process metric in that it tracks how our audience is interacting with our content.

Understanding the Modern B2B Sales Process

SnapApp

Salespeople and buyers have a new relationship with one another, and it has directly impacted the sales process. . What is a sales process? . Sales Processes: A History. So the B2B sales process often looked a bit like this: Prospecting. The Modern B2B Sales Process.

How the Brain Processes Different Types of Content [Infographic]

Hubspot

For example, did you know that the human brain processes videos 60,000X faster than text? Sometimes, the movie adaptation of a book is better than the book itself.

The Trade Show Follow Up Process

Salesfusion

The post The Trade Show Follow Up Process appeared first on Salesfusion. Events Sales CRM

Factoring Psychographics into the Buying Process [PowerViews LIVE Highlights]

ViewPoint

He goes on to explain how this approach translates into a more productive process for both buyer and seller. On January 8, 2015, I had the privilege of hosting Paul Gillin on my PowerViews LIVE show.

The 4 Step Creative Process for Writing Blogs: (& Happy Birthday to WOW Blog)

Writing on the Web

Do you struggle with the creative process of writing blogs ? Trust the process and get busy. The same is true for writing quality content – blog posts are written by following a creative process. Do you cringe when you need to find a topic for your blog? You’re not alone.

How Your Brain Processes Logos [Infographic]

Hubspot

A whole lot happens in the 400 milliseconds it takes for you to see a logo, process it, and react to it -- and it all has to do with color, shape, meaning, prior experience with the brand, and so on. Take a second to sit back and think about your favorite brand.

Don't Fix Your Marketing Process

Customer Experience Matrix

Marketers need people, processes and technology that allow them to react quickly to new opportunities. So far, his main points have been that the role of B2B marketing has expanded to cover the entire buying cycle from initial lead generation through closed deals and that new technology must be accompanied by changes in people, process and content to have an impact. HOW can marketers adjust their staffing and processes, given the practical constraints of time and budget?

The Unsung Heroes of the Sales Process

LeanData

They are the architects of an efficient, repeatable and scalable process. The domain of Sales Ops is incorporating this brave new world of technology into a process that makes teams more productive. They work quietly in the shadows.

The Importance of Processes in Effective Lead-to-Revenue

Great B2B Marketing

Component 3 in our recent eBook The Essential Guide to Building Your Lead-to-Revenue Machine is optimized marketing and sales processes. The post The Importance of Processes in Effective Lead-to-Revenue appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. You […]. Lead-to-Revenue lead-to-revenue Revenue Sales Leads

Marketing lessons from the college admissions process

Biznology

I’ve gone through the college process twice, and each time I’ve absorbed new lessons about marketing to Millennials in an era of rapid change. And I’m sure many parents are familiar with the process of “How to get the teen to read that email you just sent.”

Interim Physicians Streamlines Processes and Scales Growth with B2B Marketing Automation Software Salesfusion

Salesfusion

The post Interim Physicians Streamlines Processes and Scales Growth with B2B Marketing Automation Software Salesfusion appeared first on Salesfusion.

The Branding Process for Professional Services Firms

Hinge Marketing

The branding process is a systematic approach to creating and promoting a firm’s brand. The brand building process can be applied to either the development of a new brand or the rebranding of an existing firm. In this article we’ll review the context in which the process is used, what happens during each phase, and what success looks like. This process is adapted from the one we use at Hinge ­— a program based on a decade of research into thousands of high-growth firms.

Three Ways To Bring Your Customers Into The Content Creation Process

Marketing Insider Group

The post Three Ways To Bring Your Customers Into The Content Creation Process appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Forward-thinking B2B firms are using interviews, surveys and editorial advisory panels to improve their content marketing programmes.

Marketing Planning Process for Professional Services

Hinge Marketing

However, the marketing planning process that works well for consumer products, industrial goods or not-for-profits is not well suited for professional services. You need to follow a specific process — one that produces a plan custom-tailored to your needs. Before we get into that process, however, let’s clarify a few key marketing planning concepts. Marketing Planning Process Defined. Benefits of the Marketing Planning Process.

How to Validate Your Blog Post Topics: A 3-Step Process

Hubspot

To help you avoid wasting time on topics and keyword plays that won't generate a meaningful return for your business, we've put together a simple process for validating your ideas before you start writing. How to Validate Your Blog Post Topics: A 3-Step Process.

Streamline The Sales Process With Digital Marketing Solutions

Reachforce

With the democratization of the Internet, businesses of all shapes and sizes have the same opportunities. This also means that every business is completing against corporate juggernauts in the Fortune 500. Businesses not operating at peak efficiency will soon find themselves going under.

Continuum and Process vs. Event, Project or Campaign Thinking

Avitage

It’s past time to shift your thinking about your approach to marketing activities as an event, project or campaign, to continuum and process thinking. One of his new objectives is […] The post Continuum and Process vs. Event, Project or Campaign Thinking appeared first on Avitage

Why you need a creative workflow process

Act-On

This is where establishing a creative workflow process can come in handy. Secondly, despite your best efforts to set a process and get buyoff from all involved, things (and people) will go rogue. They’ll usurp the process, jump up the chain, or weigh in late with feedback.

Lead Generation: Streamlining the process for quality over quantity

B2B Lead Generation Blog

According to Debbie, the process in place had been corrupted and broken by a system of incentives to drive lead volume with little check and balance in place for assessing lead quality before the handoff to Sales. Challenge your process.

Criteria of Efficient B2B Lead Generation Processes

Great B2B Marketing

The post Criteria of Efficient B2B Lead Generation Processes appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. My team and I are always preaching the doctrine of the consistent and predictable lead generation engine as a key […].

New Report: Improve The B2B Buying Process With Social Proof Marketing

Influitive b2b

So, how can brands get in front of buyers during the research phase, and help speed up the process once they make the vendor shortlist? Social proof is a must for attracting more potential customers, edging out competitors later in the buying process, and closing deals faster.

Four Sales and Marketing Processes that Demand Marketing Automation

Salesfusion

The post Four Sales and Marketing Processes that Demand Marketing Automation appeared first on Salesfusion. Best Practices Customer Interaction Nurture Marketing

Account Executive Dan Mearns on The Early Morning Sales Process

Nudge.ai

about his early morning sales process: how he’s capitalizing on local opportunities, the importance of establishing trust with customers, and why he starts his day at 4am. Menaka: How do you begin each day – what’s your process?

How to Research Blog Topics: A Step-by-Step Process

Hubspot

In this post I will take you through a four-step process for researching your blog posts. This process will help you validate your blog ideas, fill your posts with interesting and relevant content, and increase the chance your readers will engage with you.

Top 7 Reasons to Automate Business Processes

Reachforce

Robots have begun taking over the world, but it’s not as malicious as the science fiction writers made it out to be. Modern technology is rapidly replacing the need for human labor, and it’s enabling businesses to be more efficient and economically fruitful.