One of the biggest challenges many B2B or B2C organizations face is generating a strong pipeline of quality leads. Continuous quality sales leads are the cornerstone of any successful business in any industry. But your sales cycle is lengthening, as these statistics show:
Do you think your historical tried-and-true sales strategy is still meeting its full potential? Have you attempted to implement digital sales strategies but haven’t changed them for the last few years? You may already be falling behind.
SEO, also known as Search Engine Optimization, can be complex and somewhat hard to grasp. Different approaches can be used, depending on the results you would like to achieve on your website. Do you want more qualified leads? Want higher attendance at an upcoming event? Want to sell more products from your online storefront? It all comes down to how you position your SEO.
We now live in a world where data is king. If you don’t use data properly, you may leave leads on the cutting room floor. Buyers “research solutions, rank options, set requirements and compare pricing – all before they even have one conversation with a sales representative”. Are you afraid that you may be missing out on possible future revenue? If not, you should be.
Lead-nurturing automation is a new strategy to successfully shepherd lead engagement opportunities to improve sales outcomes.
With any investment, you want to see results as soon as possible, but how quickly should you expect to see improvements from your new automated lead-nurturing program? While we can’t give you an exact number, as it depends on many different factors, such as industry, amount of traffic, and current leads, we can give you a general idea of what to expect going in.
It’s not difficult to do.
- According to Marketo, 50% of leads are qualified but not yet ready to buy.
- Only a quarter of leads are legitimate and should advance to sales, notes Gleanster Research.
- Almost 80% of marketing leads don’t convert into sales. Lack of lead nurturing is the common cause of this poor performance, MarketingSherpa concludes.
That is a lot of lost revenue!
Would you like to increase overall sales in 2017, while also shortening your sales cycle by 50% or more? That’s the power of using an automated lead-nurturing system!
As a Marketer or Director of Sales you are ready to hit the ground running in 2017. You’re about to set up an automated lead-nurturing system because you’ve heard the benefits are worth the effort. But before you hit the gas on your brand new automated lead-nurturing system, there are a few things you need to make sure to have in place.