If you're still using multiple pieces of software to cobble together a marketing process, you could be wasting valuable hours and money. Technology has evolved where tracking leads down the sales funnel can now happen in one place and with less effort, all thanks to automation! So where to start? With the abundance of software options available, taking the next step may seem overwhelming. Don't worry, we'll walk you through what marketing automation should do, your best software options, and how it will benefit your marketing efforts - especially if you use an inbound strategy!
Frustration between marketing and sales teams is a common problem that companies see over and over again. The sales team wants and needs more leads - more importantly, better leads. The marketing team generates a prospect, but Sales says the lead is not good enough or ready. Both teams are aggravated and feel that the other side isn't doing their job.
Understanding the journey a website visitor takes towards becoming a ready-to-close lead is important for any business. Use the funnel below as guide to implement a process that organizes and moves leads from visitors to customers.
Topics: Lead Scoring
Recently, one of our legal marketing clients was having a hard time figuring out which leads to contact from a rapidly growing database of contacts. Generating a lead is an important first step to eventually converting it into a customer but understanding which leads are hot and ready to purchase based on their behavior helps business development to focus their time and energy on the leads that are most likely to turn into customers.
Businesses and organizations that are generating many website leads sometimes have a problem with sales teams saying that those leads are not always good quality. The fact is, not everyone is going to be ready to buy immediately, and not everyone is going to buy from your company. However, its very important to identify your best generated leads so that you know where most of your energy and strategy should be concentrated.
Topics: website leads
Running a law firm is hard work. As a business owner and attorney, you’re not only responsible for your clients legal challenges, but also for running a profitable and self-sustaining practice. Having worked with many attorneys over the years, we have found that attorneys have a hard time generating quality online leads and converting them into customers with a positive return on investment. We have mastered lead generation for many law niches through the implementation of a repeatable MIT tested and validated process. Using our process, you'll be able to automate and streamline your law firm marketing, saving you time and generating more revenue for your firm.
There is nothing more frustrating than having a website that is not getting any traffic and leads. Every website is different and the reasons you’re not getting traffic can be completely different from another site. The first thing we need to distinguish are the two ways to drive traffic to your site, Organic and Paid. The next step is to create a realistic and executable action plan to increase web traffic.
Topics: Website Traffic
I was recently talking to a prospect, now a client, about his frustration with the countless marketing companies promising to help increase their online presence. He spoke with an SEO company that ranked very well for "SEO" industry keywords but who didn't offer social media, email marketing, or Pay Per Click. Although, he understood the value of SEO companies, he also knew that he could generate fast business with Pay Per Click. He spoke to a Social Media expert with over 10,000 followers that only focused on Facebook and Twitter. The large Pay Per Click company he spoke to didn’t offer Facebook PPC. Here inlays the problem. Most businesse
As inbound marketers, we are faced with long lists of to-do's, bombarded with distractions and tasked with the all important strategy for revenue growth. Keeping an eye on the goal is important and developing reporting routines within your originization is paramount to your success. Here are 10 reports that will help you keep track of the right data and metrics.
It's becoming increasingly easy to reach out to potential clients via the Internet and increasingly difficult to reach them through traditional communication channels like print publications, cold calls, radio and television.
The Internet has given the consumer the information, freedom, and tools necessary to reach out to the company of their choice. This has led to a fundamental shift in the way companies engage in marketing. The concept of inbound marketing has risen to prominence with the growing importance of a company's online presence. This new type of marketing has made many traditional outbound marketing techniques obsolete and, in many cases, counterproductive.