The Entrepreneur Interview Series #15: Adam Hempenstall, Better Proposals

Webbiquity

Proposal writing is the bane of every consultant, sales rep, freelancer, and account manager who has to produce them. Cutting corners saves time but may reduce the quality and thoroughness of the proposal, and so reduce the odds of winning the business. But on the other hand, the extra time spent to make sure the proposal is comprehensive and polished may go completely unnoticed by the prospective client. If only there was a way to create high-quality proposals quickly.

The Future of Business Proposals

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Love them or loathe them, business proposals are one of the integral parts of winning new clients. No matter how advanced our sales tools get, it is still necessary to pitch your idea in the shape of a proposal before the client gives you the green light. The post The Future of Business Proposals appeared first on ReadWrite. Grow Marketing Sales business proposal growth marketing proposal writing proposals sales

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What to Include in a Content Marketing Proposal

KoMarketing Associates

Before getting a strategy up and running, you will almost certainly need to submit a proposal for budget and resource approval (this goes for in-house and agency marketers). With this in mind, here are some things to consider as you develop your content marketing proposal: Executive Summary and Goals. After the foundation has been set, it’s time to outline the data-gathering and discovery phase of the content strategy proposal.

Top 13 Tools to Automate Proposals

Seismic - Sales Effectiveness

Tools that automate proposals save organizations countless hours and dollars. Without a tool to automate proposals your organization can miss out on deals. We have identified 13 tools and vendors to help automate proposals. TOP 13 TOOLS TO AUTOMATE PROPOSALS. Proposable.

Togetherness: Achieving Sales and Marketing Alignment

Speaker: Jeff Davis, Founder, jd2 Consulting Group

Jeff Davis is here to help you think differently about how Sales and Marketing should interact. With increased scrutiny for marketing to prove ROI on their activities and it becoming increasingly hard for B2B salespeople to even get in front of customers, the old way of doing business is no longer an option. This webinar will use evidence-based research and empirical knowledge to propose real-world strategies that work.

Speedy Ad Sales Proposals with Beautiful Flowcharts

Bionic

Upload line items to your proposal. Creating a proposal by hand could take hours if it has lots of line items. You can now create huge proposals in less than a minute with Bionic’s new upload tool. How to get Bionic ad sales proposal tools.

Lead Gen: A proposed replacement for BANT

B2B Lead Generation

With this as a context, let me propose a replacement for BANT. Tweet According to the MarketingSherpa 2012 Lead Generation Benchmark Report , 24% of marketers ask a timeline-to-purchase question on their lead capture forms. Q: Please select the most important fields that you need to collect from your leads on the lead generation form. Another 17% ask budget-related questions.

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How to Craft the Perfect Speaking Proposal for Litmus Live

Litmus

Learn more about what we’re looking for or submit your proposal to speak in London, Boston, or San Francisco today. How to craft the perfect speaking proposal. Here’s some of our best advice for submitting a stage-worthy proposal: Do: Have a goal. The best proposals come from knowledge and passion. Ask someone to review your proposal for grammar, spelling, punctuation, and clarity. Collect relevant materials as part of your proposal.

8 Tips for Winning Freelance Writing Proposals

ClearVoice

You may need a quick refresher on writing a winning proposal — your gateway to securing those exciting projects you’ve been dying to work on. A winning proposal will provide value to the client, demonstrate a deep understanding of their project and needs, show them how you can be of service, and convince the client they should choose you over your competitors. To help you land that next writing gig, here are eight of our best tips on writing a proposal as a freelancer.

A Free Social Media Proposal Template to Help You Win Clients

Hootsuite

A great social media proposal is a key tool for any social media marketer. Whether you’re a freelance social media professional or you work at an agency, you need to understand how to use a proposal to build business. Maybe you’re responding to an RFP (request for proposal). Either way, a social media marketing proposal is the document that takes a new customer from prospect to client. Follow these steps to collect the information you need for your next proposal.

10 Best Professional Services Proposal Tips

Hinge Marketing

Forget What You Think You Know About Professional Services Proposals. Having said that, there is no reason why your professional services proposal should look and read just like every other firm's. Submitting a "me too" proposal encourages reviewers to select the lowest bid. Here are my favorite tips to make your firm stand out from the crowd and compel prospects to give your proposal special consideration. Skip the proposal.

11 expectations to have from a great SEO proposal

Biznology

One way is to ask for a proposal. Fortunately, there are ingredients that distinguish great SEO proposals. What makes a great SEO proposal? In an SEO proposal, a Site Audit should be included that evaluates: 1) Top Keywords, 2) Number of Inbound Links, 3) Unique Visitors, 4) Bounce Rate, 5) Traffic Sources (including percent of Visits from Organic Search), 6) Key Pages and 7) Conversion Activities. Keyword Research is a foundation to an SEO proposal.

Automated Marketing Campaigns: An Immodest Proposal

Customer Experience Matrix

I wrote last June about replacing traditional multi-step campaigns with a system that tracks customers through journey stages and executes short sequences of actions, called “plays”, at each stage. The goal was to approach the perfect campaign design of “do the right thing, wait, and do the right thing again”. I still think approach makes sense but it suffers from a major flaw: someone has to define all those stages and all those plays.

ePrivacy Regulation Proposal Article 28

Convert

The evaluation shall, where appropriate, inform a proposal for the amendment or repeal of this Regulation in light of legal, technical or economic developments. By [1 January 2018] at the latest, the Commission shall establish a detailed programme for monitoring the effectiveness of this Regulation.

A proposed model for organizing the chaos of marketing technology

chiefmartech

The post A proposed model for organizing the chaos of marketing technology appeared first on Chief Marketing Technologist. The marketing technology landscape is big, broad, and deep. Feel free to mentally insert other, more colorful, adjectives.) So many different kinds of solutions fall under that umbrella, and they don’t always fit into nice, neat categories. This contributes to the confusion that many marketers feel around martech.

How to Create a Winning Marketing Automation Proposal in Under 30 Minutes

Hatchbuck

A marketing automation proposal template can help you develop a game plan for your clients in a jiff – saving you time and maximizing your profit. Let’s break down the elements you’ll need for a marketing automation proposal that’s sure to win you business every time. This section of the proposal should be customized as much as possible. This portion of your proposal is crucial. Then I wrap up the proposal with my byline and headshot.

ePrivacy Regulation Proposal Article 22

Convert

Any end-user of electronic communications services who has suffered material or non-material damage as a result of an infringement of this Regulation shall have the right to receive compensation from the infringer for the damage suffered in accordance with Article 82 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679. ePrivacy

ePrivacy Regulation Proposal Article 23

Convert

For the purpose of this Article, Chapter VIII of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 shall apply to infringements of this Regulation.

ePrivacy Regulation Proposal Article 24

Convert

Member States shall lay down the rules on other penalties applicable to infringements of this Regulation in particular for infringements which are not subject to administrative fines pursuant to Article 23, and shall take all measures necessary to ensure that they are implemented. Such penalties shall be effective, proportionate and dissuasive.

ePrivacy Regulation Proposal Article 25

Convert

The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article. The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Article 8(4) shall be conferred on the Commission for an indeterminate period of time from [the data of entering into force of this Regulation]. The delegation of power referred to in Article 8(4) may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council.

ePrivacy Regulation Proposal Article 26

Convert

The Commission shall be assisted by the Communications Committee established under Article 110 of the [Directive establishing the European Electronic Communications Code]. That committee shall be a committee within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 13. Where reference is made to this paragraph, Article 5 of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 shall apply. ePrivacy

ePrivacy Regulation Proposal Article 27

Convert

Directive 2002/58/EC is repealed with effect from [25 May 2018]. References to the repealed Directive shall be construed as references to this Regulation. Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by Member States of the Commission’s exercise of implementing powers (OJ L 55, 28.2.2011, p. 13–18). ePrivacy

ePrivacy Regulation Proposal Article 29

Convert

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union. It shall apply from [25 May 2018]. ePrivacy

The Start-to-Finish Guide to Writing a Social Media Proposal

Hubspot

Whether you're providing social media management, marketing, or consulting services, the crucial step in winning a client is sending out a business proposal. A business proposal can help you prove to clients' that you're the most well-suited to meet their needs, and help you stand out from the competition. And, if you're particularly interested in providing social media-related services, you'll need to create a social media proposal. Proposal.

5 Professional Business Proposal Examples to Inspire Your Own

Hubspot

However, one of the most important pieces of content any organization can create and leverage really only gets used during the final stage of the buyer’s journey -- the business proposal. By outlining your organization’s value proposition, highlighting how your product or service can solve your prospect’s specific problem, and listing your pricing, your business proposal communicates crucial information your prospects need to know before they even think about doing business with you.

Resizable Columns, Variable Gross-to-Net Discount, and Fancier Proposals

Bionic

Bionic today upgraded its award-winning Media Investment Management Software with myriad improvements including resizable columns , variable gross-to-net discount , and fancier proposals from RFPs. Here’s a short video showing you how to do it: Fancier Proposals from RFPs.

What to Include in a Content Marketing Proposal

KoMarketing Associates

So, whether you work on the agency side or in-house, you will likely need to submit a proposal for budget and resource approval. If you’re looking for some ideas of things to include in your content marketing proposal, you’ve come to the right place. The goal of this portion of the proposal is to identify and outline keyword targets and the target audience. What are some of the things you think are critical to see in a content marketing proposal?

Modernizing Your Proposal: Three Tips to Building a Visually Winning Proposal

Hinge Marketing

As a former proposal manager, I’ve seen it first hand. Most government contracting companies spend hundreds of hours (and dollars) on their proposals, but put their graphics – each worth a thousand words – in the lowest priority. As a result, many proposals speak beautifully, but display out of date. Proposal evaluators aren’t looking for a reason to hire you – they’re looking for a reason to disqualify for your proposal.

Why You Should Never Email a Proposal

Hubspot

Your team has spent hours researching, writing, and refining a proposal your prospect was eager to receive. Was it the content of the proposal? The issues illustrated above don't occur because of the method of proposal delivery -- though email is probably not the best way to communicate something of such importance to your business. You can't automate the sales process, but you can make sure that you create fewer proposals that are ignored. How to Present a Proposal.

3 Ways Marketers Can Respond to NYC’s Proposed Prohibition on Sharing Location Data

Martech Advisor

In this article, Teemo CEO & Co-founder Benoit Grouchko will talk about how this bill would impact marketers and, if passed, how to they can prepare to stay complaint under the proposed framework. So what exactly does this new law propose? But the key problem here isn’t exactly what the law proposes, the themes of which are obvious: more limits on data collection, better data protections.

Proposal Videos: Get Your Audience to Say “I Do”

Marketo

Author: Phillip Chen Despite being an immature, cynical 23 year old, I can’t help but be touched by one of the latest YouTube crazes: wedding proposal videos. Here are 3 of my favorite wedding proposal videos, 3 lessons about emotional marketing you can learn from them, and ways you can apply these lessons to your own marketing campaigns. Click here to watch “Spencer’s Home Depot Marriage Proposal” on YouTube. As it turned out, he wanted to propose himself.

6 Seemingly Harmless Ways You're Sabotaging Your Proposals

Hubspot

6 Seemingly Harmless Proposal Mistakes. In fact, you must read the RFP multiple times and throughout the proposal process to make sure your response stays focused on the client's needs, and doesn't go off on unnecessary tangents. This is why so many proposals sound the same. 60% of leading advertisers will review their agencies within the next 12 months, according to a study from Advertiser Perceptions.

How to Write a Request for Proposal, with Template and Sample

Hubspot

Whether you’re working for a small agency or a major marketing firm, you’re probably eventually going to need to fill out a Request for Proposal, or RFP. Time and Place of Submission of Proposals. Elements of Proposal. Time and Place of Submission of Proposals. Elements of Proposal. If you don’t outline clearly and specifically what you expect bidders to include in their proposal, you can’t necessarily fault them if they don’t include it.

Seven Tips for Hiring An SEO Freelancer

Webbiquity

Coming up with a description for your project will help the freelancer build a proposal for discussion. Most freelance websites that connect employers with specialists allow you to put together a description of the project and let freelancers submit proposals you can choose from. A good option is to ask for a written proposal. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Cynthia Madison SEO consultant SEO freelancer SEO methods SEO proposal SEO specialist

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12 Essential Elements of Guest Blogging Proposals That Get Accepted

Hubspot

And we know that we need to pitch guest blogging proposals in order to secure a guest post. How do we create a guest blogging proposal that gets accepted? If only we could create a proposal that would score us a writing spot in top blogs …. In this subject line, I also included the title of a proposed article. It puts forth the intent of the email, and mentions that the proposed article is attached. Do you have any guest blogging proposal success or mistakes?

B2B Marketing Research: Developing Your Research Proposal

MLT Creative

Now, it is time to develop your research proposal, which is essentially writing down everything you’ve learned in order develop your actual research plan and design. Your research proposal serves two purposes: 1) It will guide you and keep you on track throughout your the research process; note that it is not a set of questions to guide the interview – it is a document that guides the research process.

How to Write a Successful Social Media Proposal: Free Template Included

Sprout Social

For freelancers and agencies who provide social media services, having a proposal ready for your client should be an essential part of your workflow. We’ll walk through the important components of a social media proposal, aided by tips from people who write proposals on a daily basis. Where Does a Social Media Proposal Fit into Your Workflow? The proposal is part of your sales process. For example, your “conversion” stage could include: Write proposal.