Category Archives: Lead Generation

Sales as a Service Development Strategy Essentials: 6 Outreach Cadence Tips

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In all my years working in sales as a service, I frequently encounter the same development outreach issues among clients. One of the most common is an inefficient outreach strategy. Whether it’s contacting too often or too little or issues with messaging or data, many development managers find they’re getting stuck on their initial outreach tactics.

If you’re struggling with your outreach cadence, these top tips can help.

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Demystifying Trade Show Outreach – Nine Tips to Optimize the Trade Show

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Trade show outreach matters.

In our super-connected, digital age, in-person trade show events may seem old-fashioned and passé. Yet, they remain an effective business strategy, with 81% of B2B companies leveraging them to gain and convert leads. Meetings generated from events net an average of $1,294 per participant and the trade show industry generated over $13 billion in revenue in 2017.

These numbers show trade show outreach is alive and well, and something your company should leverage. But, how?

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Getting Tradeshow Appointments: Tips for Increasing Tradeshow ROI

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Generating and connecting with leads are among the top priorities and most common struggles for development teams today. Often, the issue lies in a lack of strategy or target. Development teams go wide and hard, yet come up short.

One way to yield better results is through targeting lead segments with specific Tactic Groups. These are segments of your development targets, coupled with tested and perfected outreach content and methodologies for each segment. Examples include location proximity for clients in the same physical area as your business, lost opportunities and previous customers, and tradeshow appointments.

Today we’ll focus on that third Tactic Group: tradeshow appointments. Many businesses employ this development tactic, but few manage to tap into its potential. The key is to do more than just show up to gain ROI from a tradeshow.

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Six Tips for More Effective Lead Management

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In sales, a lead is defined as a “potential sales contact.” But what constitutes “potential?”

Depending who you talk to, “potential contact” can be anything from a purchased name in a database to someone who filled out a web form, replied to an email blast, or dropped their card in the fishbowl at a trade show.

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Building Relationships with Lead Nurturing

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The first time you talk to a lead, you get all the introductions out of the way, learn the important basic information about the lead’s company, and share what your company does. The next time you talk to that lead, you skip over the introductions and run a sales call tailored to what you now know about that lead.

You need to market the same way: Don’t send generic marketing messaging to prospects that you know. Send them messaging targeted to their needs. This kind of marketing is called “lead nurturing.”
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