As the world course corrects to recover from the restrictions and economic strain the coronavirus pandemic has caused, we offer insight into how your business can employ safe and effective tactics to continue to grow your pipeline.
Business development strategy relies on gaining leads and moving them down the pipeline. However, many development managers find their team stuck with a pile of leads that aren’t going anywhere: almost 80% of new leads never convert to sales due to a lack of proper nurturing.
How can businesses tackle this persistent lead nurturing and account closure issue? The answer is two-fold: content and cadence.
Attacking Your Pipeline with Content
Compelling content is essential for moving leads from one stage to the next in the buyer’s journey and down your development pipeline. Content can bring in leads with relevant stats on the issues prospects face, and your track record on meeting their needs. Other pieces can move prospects along with custom content addressing their unique problems and your personalized solutions.
Great content gives prospects something to hold on to and refer back to, especially when they’re attempting to get others on board. Each piece establishes legitimacy for your business. High-quality content that both communicates and compels is the match to ignite the lead conversion fire.
Examples of compelling content and its purpose include:
- Infographics and fact sheets to draw in new leads
- eBooks and whitepapers to increase engagement and keep prospects talking
- Client stories and testimonials to connect
- Demo videos and custom onboarding guides to get leads to commit
Cadence to Bring it Home
Great content is only as good as the tool used to deliver it. Your development outreach cadence is that tool. A consistent, non-intrusive cadence is critical to keeping your message relevant and top of mind. Your cadence is the nudge that moves prospects down the pipeline as they get a steady drip of compelling content.
Tips for a successful development outreach cadence include:
- Have a set cadence of when to contact, so you stay top of mind but don’t annoy a prospect, practicing professional persistence
- Make each contact personalized: use a script with built-in sections to customize for the person you’re talking to
- Use phone, email, and direct messaging on social media to find out what works best for your contact and use that method
- Keep track of your attempts and leverage data to see what’s working best with different segments
Get Proven Content and Cadence Strategies from NuGrowth Solutions
The experts at NuGrowth Solutions use proven content and cadence methods as part of our successful Tactic Group strategies. These tested solutions target a specific area of lead generation and nurturing and employ custom content and cadence to gain and move leads. Guaranteed to blow past industry contact and meeting set rate averages, our Tactic Group strategies are just what you need to fill up your calendar and move your business.
Find out more about Tactic Groups and our other proven business development solutions today: fill out a simple contact form or get in touch at 614.304.3917.
Sarah Deak is a veteran copywriter and content strategist with NuGrowth Solutions. She likes to look for the unexpected angle and uses her background in education, business development, and marketing to create interesting and informative pieces to equip readers with actionable data