Appointment setting campaigns (especially inbound ones) tend to start by just standing around for a bit before engaging prospects. But suppose that your appointment setting campaign were actual people on the street with signs promoting your business. Which part of the street do they stand? Obviously wherever they can be seen! Unfortunately, this concept is lost in most appointment setting strategies when it comes to where customers really look.
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Many IT lead generation campaigns rely on support from additional marketing channels. Things like your IT company websites, a bit of social media presence, and a few blogs could actually make quite a difference in your marketing image. More importantly however, they can keep your main lead generation process free from overenthusiastic prospects who tend to have exaggerated expectations from today’s technology.
By stage, this does not necessarily mean your appointment settingstrategy puts you up as some kind of actor. The stage could be more like one in events (like the AllThingsD D11 conference as described in this LinkedIn article). And speaking of which, it looks like even the top brass of the top tech giants are not free from critical eye (which, coincidentally, also includes that of average consumers). Are you ready once you are set up via appointment setting?
There are times when even you think your lead generation process takes too long to qualify leads all for the sake of sales for your auto insurance business. Does it really take so much effort just so that prospects can get a little bit of auto insurance? Is there anything you can do to readjust your lead generation strategy to reduce all the bureaucratic hassle?
Shifting your lead generation process from a selling mindset to a teaching one is becoming increasingly common among many B2B industries like advertising. The very existence of businesses like yours is based on the simple fact that not all companies know how to market themselves to consumers. The goal of your lead generation strategy is to go beyond finding those with the potential to pay.
Sales leads themselves are a fine example of why the bottom line is never the same for everyone, even if they are all part of one business organization. One group thinks a number of sales leads is God sent whereas another would look more closely at sales. Then again, these same sales leads serve purposes that can still rival that of solid cash for the company.
In the past, marketers scoffed at social media and the use of the Internet in marketing. Well, look at what’s happening now? Marketers are all crazy about getting their company Facebook page up or making sure that they have a large number of followers on Twitter – even wanting to add-up entire Circles on Google+. All of this just comes to show how rapidly the marketing landscape can change. The question remains though – should you leave your lead generation campaign in the hands of social media?
The Internet wasn’t always a place for marketers to scour for new business sales leads. But ever since some marketer realized that there were indeed prospects on the World Wide Web, well, we pretty much are following in the footsteps of whoever that genius of a marketer was. More and more businesses are taking their marketing campaigns online and using social media to generate leads.
But should social media be entirely where your focus lies? Will social channels be effective enough to give you a productive lead generation program? Here are some answers to these kinds of questions.