As the director of marketing, Erika Goldwater manages the strategy and execution of the demand generation, communications, social media and content marketing programs for ANNUITAS. She has extensive experience in several companies and has learned a lot about bringing the team along the social media map and schedule.
Know your team, where they gained their knowledge and experience so you are able to bring them into your vision.
Present a plan and show the full strategy.
Baby steps to explain the steps of what they are, why they need them and how they can implement them.
There is regular cadence, ground rules. Those need to be known - a guidebook they can refer to when you are not right with them.
Sylvia Montgomery, Partner at Hinge Marketing tackles a tough question about the efficiency of email marketing to generate leads. Email response rates continue to be an issue and many companies clinging to it because of cost. Certainly garbage in and poor response out isn't unusual. A major database supplier said to me, "Well, Jim, don't blame the database, blame the offer, blame the subject line, blame the product, but don't blame the database or the method of getting it to the reader. We'll see what Sylvia has to say.
Long term success, Patricia Fripp says, doesn't depend on how smart you are, but how well you speak." Obermayer the SLMA Radio host said, "As a sales manager I knew that I can control and teach a lot of things but every time a salesperson opens their mouth, there is no telling what will come out. Marketing people are worse because they generally don't speak for a living." In this interview, the preeminent speaking coach tells it like it is and will convince you why a speech coach is just good business.
There is a genuine excuse salespeople use that they spend so much time researching on the web, updating the CRM system, and linking on social media, in short doing everything management tells them to do, that they don't have time to sell. Ian Moyse tackles the subject with the insight of a recognized cloud expert.
During our annual sales lead management week, we interview Richard Brock, who many say is the founder of customer relationship management and consequently modern sales lead management. During this interview, his third time on the show, we tackle the difficult subject of why lead management continues to be a failure at so many companies. Why do they think that by just putting in a software product they will instantly increase sales? Get ready for a thumping from Richard and Jim Obermayer the host.
Host Jim Obermayer heard the MobiTen people, Leon Yeh and Lynda Corliss at a presentation during the Sales 2.0 conference hosted by Selling Power in Las Vegas in September. Their mobile application, Venta for the iPad, offers field salespeople intriguing technology, that helps sales people connect differently with clients, using something MobiTen calls Story Selling.
Getting visitors to your website isn't difficult, getting them to inquire is another issue. Too many companies struggle with how to turn website traffic into inquiries and then leads. 3,000 visitors a month and three leads won't get it, but few marketing managers know how to solve the problem. In this program, host Jim Obermayer interviews Janelle Johnson, Director of Demand Gen at ACT-On Software as she outlines how to turn visitors into leads.
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Marketing Automation is the art and science of automatically managing the targeting, timing, and content of your outbound marketing messages in response to prospects inbound actions and online behaviors. Good demand generation and lead management processes require marketers to respond individually to each prospect in the buying process. However, truly understanding and responding relevantly to buyer interest cannot be done manually. Many companies hire a marketing agency to help them with direct markging, mail marketing, international marketing and email marketing. If you hire a professional direct marketing agency, you want to check out what they specialize in before you sign any type of long-term agreement. Read the rest here >>
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Some companies may confuse their need for guerilla marketing versus the need for affiliate marketing, b2b marketing and digital marketing. They are not always interchangable, and actually, rarely are. But, they can all be necessary to achieve your oald for lead generation and a successful mail marketing or direct mail marketing campaign. You should truly explore some of the experts in this field and their reputations. Talk to their clients, find out from their competitors the best questions to ask to help you narrow down your resources and potential marketing agency. If you're going to invest, you want to spend the extra time BEFORE you come up with your plan. It's costlier to do it after the fact as you are facing a big, "DUOH!".
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