Should Salespeople Prospect Anymore?

Your Sales Management Guru

Should Salespeople Prospect Anymore? Last week during a client’s sales meeting we got into a discussion regarding pipeline values, needless to say the number of prospects and dollar values were insufficient to achieve the overall corporate revenue objectives.

[VIDEO] How to Get 30% Response Rates with Prospecting Emails

DiscoverOrg

If you’re getting 30%+ of your prospects to reply to you, you can probably stop worrying about it as much, but if you’re getting less than that, then what I am about to share with you could be a game changer. What Makes a Good Prospecting Email.

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Prospecting data accuracy

Biznology

Good news: B2B prospecting data is more accurate than you may think. Over the last decade, my colleague Bernice Grossman and I have studied this issue, producing a series of five research reports on the quality of the data B2B marketers can rent or buy for prospecting purposes.

Best Practices for Prospecting with Video

Vidyard

Personal video messages are a great way to stand out and to boost response rates when prospecting new customers. So let’s say I’m prospecting GE. The post Best Practices for Prospecting with Video appeared first on Vidyard.

The epidemic in B2B sales prospecting

Avitage

But the B2B sales prospecting epidemic has a more fundamental core cause than consultative or solutions orientation. The post The epidemic in B2B sales prospecting appeared first on Avitage. Featured Marketing and Sales Strategy Sales Conversations Sales Enablement sales prospectingMany B2B selling organizations hit a wall in their new customer acquisition and revenue growth rates.

How to simultaneously attract new prospects and retain loyal customers

Biznology

Your prospective customers will notice how you treat current customers. When your prospects see how you treat your loyal customers, they are going to want to join your club to get the same VIP treatment.

Do your prospects think of your email as spam?

Salesfusion

The post Do your prospects think of your email as spam? appeared first on Salesfusion. Marketing Automation

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For prospecting success, leave your data order till later

Biznology

But when they place an order for prospecting data—whether it’s email, telephone, or postal addresses—marketers often end up with data that isn’t exactly what they had in mind. Get your prospecting campaign ducks in a row before ordering the data.

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3 Ways to know your prospects as well as they know you!

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

How do you get to know your prospects? Or maybe a better question is, are you getting to know your prospects? Today I’ll go through three ways you can get to know your prospects in 2016. What Is A Prospect? 3 Ways To Get To Know Your Prospects With Segmenting.

Weekend Reading: “Predictable Prospecting” by Marylou Tyler

B2B Marketing Insider

For the 114th episode of The Marketing Book Podcast, I interviewed Marylou Tyler, co-author of “Predictable Prospecting: How to Radically Increase Your B2B Sales Pipeline.” Predictable Prospecting” […].

Exciting new tools for B2B prospecting

Biznology

New ways to find prospects continue to come on the scene—it seems like daily. One big new development is the trend away from static name/address lists, to dynamic sourcing of prospect names complete with valuable indicators of buying readiness culled from their actual behavior online.

Marketers Need to Focus on Prospects' Behaviors, Not Demographics

Modern Marketing

Marketing is often about treating the largest groups of prospects and customers the same. We use demographic data, but we don't always look at our prospects' behaviors that indicate their intent. Paying attention to prospect intent is key to that transformation.

Tools and Tips for Outbound Sales Prospecting

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Ernesto Castillo In my last blog , I explained why account-based marketing is important in outbound prospecting and how it should be used for account profiling and prioritization. Ultimately, we are making inroads with our top prospects using our outbound prospecting process.

B2B Marketers Are Turning Away Prospects

Digital B2B Marketing

One of the primary ways B2B marketers capture leads online is asking prospects to register for content. Doing it effectively requires creating content prospects want in a format that is easy to engage with while capturing the information you need.

4 Tips to Power Up Prospecting in 2015: #1 Believe it Works!

ViewPoint

The Essential Handbook for Prospecting and New Business Development. Mike''s presentation, “4 Tips to Power Up Prospecting in 2015,” blew me away. Mike is unashamedly passionate AND practical about prospecting. So, what is prospecting , exactly?

The Greatest Prospecting Campaign I’ve Ever Run

Vidyard

No … this isn’t a Quentin Tarantino movie (though that sounds kind of awesome), this is the story behind the greatest prospecting campaign I’ve ever run. Let’s get to the meat of why you’re here: to read about why my prospecting campaign at Dyn was the best I’ve ever run.

Do Prospects Still Appreciate Downloadable Content?

B2B Marketing Insider

However, even though engagement rates are generally down, content marketers can take heart that prospects still appreciate useful and targeted content, including downloadables such as whitepapers, ebooks, checklists, guides, toolkits, SlideShare presentations, and the like.

6Sense Finds B2B Prospects Using Web Site Activities

Customer Experience Matrix

I mentioned 6Sense briefly in a recent post about vendors who help companies find prospects on the Web. Since then, I’ve had a more detailed briefing, which clarified that their scope extends well beyond prospect lists to predictive models applied across all stages of the purchase cycle. While new prospects are identified only at the company level, 6Sense can add contact names from those companies using standard sources.

5 Personalized Prospecting Ideas You Can Use Today

Vidyard

And since I’d bet that every one of your prospects and their dog is bombarded with sales messaging each day, you need a way to stand out. Use a whiteboard with the prospect’s name on it or some other way to personalize the video’s visuals so the thumbnail is personal, too.

To get the best prospecting data, use a broker

Biznology

Here is a seven-step process for finding and working with a data broker who will get you the best data for prospecting campaigns. Take a sample of the data to test, if there’s time and if the universe of potential prospects is large enough.

Engage Prospects with Video Backed by Marketing Automation

Modern Marketing

The big picture is that marketers are simply trying to have effective 1:1 conversations with prospects and customers. This means marketers are looking to approach the right person, at the right time, with the right information - without ever meeting the prospect or customer in-person.

4 Measures to Find Out if Your Prospecting is Effective

Your Sales Management Guru

4 Measures To Find Out If Your Prospecting is Effective. KEN: We have a guest blog this week, during the past year, our research told us that “prospecting” was the #1 issue facing sales leaders. Once you have these details, prospecting can begin.

4 Tips to Power up Prospecting in 2015: #2 Commit to It!

ViewPoint

The Essential Handbook for Prospecting and New Business Development. After listening to his captivating and insightful presentation at the 2015 Virtual Sales Kickoff , I asked him if I could share his “4 Tips to Power Up Prospecting in 2015”: Part 1: Tip #1 Believe it works.

Druva Chooses Infer to Predict Highest Potential Prospects

Infer

Like many of our customers, Druva has grown rapidly in recent years and needed a better way to evaluate and prioritize good prospects for personalized follow up. We’re always happy to welcome another customer to the Infer family.

10 Creative Ways to Improve Prospecting and Sales Emails with Video

Vidyard

Optimizing prospecting and sales emails is something you could probably dedicate the rest of your life to. Because, if your sales team can’t stand out in the inbox, grab attention, and ignite a response from their prospects or accounts, how are they going to close a deal?

Segmentation: 5 Steps to Help You Send Emails That Your Prospects Actually Want to Read

Act-On

Here are five easy steps to sending targeted email messages that your prospects will actually want to read: Step One: Truly Understand Your Audience.

3 Factors that Connect Value Prop to Prospects

B2B Lead Generation Blog

If I am you ideal prospect, why should I buy from you rather than your competitors?”. It’s all about connecting prospects to the right value. For example, the prospect level value is why a CEO would choose a laptop with business class specs over a standard model.

B2B prospecting data just keeps getting better

Biznology

B2B marketers typically select targets from prospecting lists based on such traditional variables as industry, company size, and job role/title. In fact, you might say that business marketers now have access to prospecting data as rich and varied as that available in consumer markets.

Lead Generation: Does your teleprospecting deliver value to prospects?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Test phone calls to learn more about your prospects. Testing can also lead to a wide variety of discoveries about your ideal prospects and create multiple opportunities that can benefit your marketing efforts beyond the telephone.

Top Ways to Attract Prospects

LEADership

Communication is important for relationships with prospects, clients, and your own team – most lessons can be applied across the board from lead generation campaigns to in-office communications. Happy new year, everyone!

B2B Marketers: Wrong Way To Make The Right Impression On Your Prospects

B2B Marketing Insider

The post B2B Marketers: Wrong Way To Make The Right Impression On Your Prospects appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Your Marketing team has worked tirelessly over the past quarter constructing what they believe to be a pivotal and influential report.

Mining Un-engaged Prospects using a Multivariate A/B Approach

Act-On

So with that in mind, and for the purpose of this post, I wanted to focus on the prospects with sometimes big potential. I’m talking about the non-open prospect emails in your email universe. Don’t ignore your unengaged email prospects.

Value Proposition: What motivates prospects to buy from you?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Although it wasn’t a lot of money in the whole scheme of things, it was still something and I was able to see how changing the motivation of a prospect can completely change revenue. What motivates your prospects to buy from you?

Lead Generation: How to speak the language of your prospects

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet At Lead Gen Summit 2013, Keith Lincoln, Vice President, SmartBear Software, discussed the importance of speaking the language of your customers, and, more importantly, when to say nothing at all. “If If you’re ever tired of hearing from us,” the email read, “you can opt out.”.

Stop Hard Selling, Start Listening to Your Prospects

Leadspace

How many prospects does your sales team close on average? It all comes down to how marketing and sales are communicating with prospective buyers. Instead, embrace the idea that it’s time to listen to your prospects. Two percent? Five percent?

Target Your Best Prospects by Segmenting Your Best Customers

Modern B2B Marketing

The best customers are those that last a lifetime , and by segmenting your current customers and identifying which are the most profitable, stay the longest, expand service, and refer new customers, you can allocate more of your marketing dollars to acquiring similar prospects.

3 Ways To Improve Targeting: Just Avoid This Statement in Your Prospecting Emails

Modern Marketing

Why would I do all your prospecting work for you? 3 Ways To Improve Targeting: Just Avoid This Statement in Your Prospecting Emails is from Eloqua’s It’s All About Revenue, a Blog Covering Business To Business Marketing.

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Link building basics: Vetting link prospects

Biznology

However, this does not mean we are done with the link prospecting portion of our campaign. Once you have amassed a sufficient number of potential link opportunities, it becomes time to start vetting those link prospects until you are left with only the best and most relevant sites.

An All Too Typical Sales Prospecting Phone Message

Avitage

I get many sales prospecting calls, but usually for products or services I could care less about. While I’m not a prospect for this company, I think I am an important influencer, and potential referral source for them. I attended a lead nurturing webinar recently.

Engaging Your Prospects – The Real Numbers

IKO-Systems

The question I’ve been working on lately might get you thinking: What’s the best technique to snag a meeting with a prospect? The best prospecting technique is the one that brings in the most leads with the least amount of effort.”. best practices funnel metrics prospection Studies