Demand generation: it’s how you drum up interest in your products. Separate from lead generation, this strategy is intended to build awareness and demonstrate the need for your product to create a buzz around it.
Marketing automation is using technology that manages your marketing processes, including multifunctional campaigns and multiple channels, in an automated fashion. But how does it work? Is it difficult to use? Let's take a look at some of the basics.
Businesses today are faced with wildly different expectations than they once were. Consumers are demanding faster response times (in most cases they expect a response within the hour) and want to be able to find answers as quickly as they can type them into a search bar. Businesses need to have solid content spread across a wide variety of channels. Failing to keep up with any channel where your target audience spends time is like forgetting to hang up the “open” sign in your store. If you aren’t visibly available, why will people be drawn to show up?
Growing up, most people probably heard they should always put their best foot forward. Your parents wanted you to dress appropriately, be polite, intelligent, and be modest. A style guide is your company’s way of putting its best foot forward to you clients, customers, and partners.
Insurance agencies today have some stiff competition. With customers turning to the internet and their neighbor's recommendations to conduct their research on insurance agencies, policies, and rates, the average person calling in for a quote is often much further along in the buying process than they were a few years ago. But as an agency, how do you ensure your agency is the one they are calling when they are ready to buy? With tens of thousands of insurance agencies out there to choose from today, how can yours set itself apart from the rest?
As we’ve mentioned, marketing within a channel of Value Added Resellers (VARS) can pose some challenges because of the sheer dynamic of the multi-step sales process. Often times, the VARs are selling multiple lines of products, so getting yours to stick out among your competition with both the VAR salespeople and the end-user can be quite the feat. However, many successful channel networks today are implementing marketing and sales strategies that are tremendously successful toward growing their revenue. And it all starts with the launch of a channel marketing campaign that addresses the needs of those involved.
Channel Marketing: it’s a crazy and confusing world out there, isn’t it? Teams are frustrated because leads are shared among all partner sales teams, the prospects lists are managed and monitored in what seems like thousands of different CRM and PRM platforms, and there appears to be no way to effectively nurture leads to move them along the buyers journey. All these issues combined cause nothing but inconsistencies and frustrations.