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6 Steps to Improving Lead Generation ROI

You can spend a considerable amount of time thinking about lead generation with a strong emphasis on the generation part – and many companies do. Unfortunately with such a focus on generating leads, when are you going to spend the time actually thinking about converting those leads into sales?

The cold, bottom line is sales form the success of a business so generating leads for the sake of generating leads doesn’t create revenue. You need to shift your focus to how you can make the most of your leads and, in turn, maximise the opportunity and conversion to a sale.

Topics: B2B Lead Generation

6 Reasons B2B Technology Companies Should be Using Social Media

With 70% of B2B decision-makers employing social media to research and glean information about their purchases, it is becoming an increasingly essential aspect of any business’ B2B marketing strategy – but it is of particular importance for technology companies. If you are going to stand out from the crowd in an already crowded marketplace, you need to make use of all available resources to shout your marketing message as loud as you can. It is absolutely mission-critical for any respectable technology company to have a watertight inbound marketing campaign, and in order to maximise its success, you must know how to leverage this channel.

Here are 6 reasons why B2B technology companies should be making use of social media in their inbound marketing strategy.

Topics: Digital Marketing Industry Focus - Technology

5 Ways Buyer Personas Can Boost your B2B Inbound Marketing Strategy

How well do you know your customers? What are their greatest business challenges? What drives them? What challenges do they face on a daily basis?

If you do not know the answers to these questions, it is time you did some research.

The buyer personas you use as the foundation of your marketing efforts – i.e. the fictionalised representations of your ideal customers – should answer all of these questions, and you should know your customer inside out before they have even initiated contact with you.

Topics: Content Marketing Inbound Marketing B2B Lead Generation

HubSpot Inbound 2017 Product Announcements

There's a lot of excitement in Boston as some big new product announcements were made yesterday. The HubSpot footprint gets wider and deeper with more automation, new products and lots of integrations....

Here's a quick run-down:

Topics: HubSpot

5 Signs That Your Sales & Marketing Alignment Could Be Better

I presume you got to this page because you want to know more about sales & marketing alignment.  Perhaps you’re interested in a quick audit – some gem to prove your suspicion that your team simply could do better?

That’s OK, most business people feel the same.  We take up the mantle of sales and marketing jobs because we want to make things better – whether you’re on the sales side focused on more and bigger sales, or on the marketing side wanting to make a bigger impact and drive more leads.

Oops, I said it….

I mentioned “two sides” – the sales side and the marketing side.  Well, that’s how it is in most companies, and that’s what needs fixing. MarketingProfs stated that “Companies that have sales & marketing alignment have 36% higher customer retention and 38% higher sales win rates.”  And we’d all like that, wouldn’t we?

Topics: Sales & Marketing Alignment