Before you can generate sales, you need to generate leads. In today’s industrial business-to-business (B2B) market, that means taking a digital approach, as more and more industrial buyers are choosing to educate themselves and make purchases online, as opposed to talking to sales representatives outright.Read More »
Generating leads is the most important component of marketing.
When you turn a site visitor into a lead, and then that lead becomes a customer, you’ve done your job, but you need to follow up on that accomplishment. As the experts at HubSpot say, “A successful lead generation engine is what keeps the funnel full of sales prospects while you sleep.”Read More »
The internet is, increasingly, the place that things happen. Socializing, news, sales. Yes, even in industrial sectors — as the median age of engineers, design engineers, and facility and plant managers decreases, their use of the internet to find the parts, products, and services they need increases.
To stay competitive, not to mention solvent, you need to tap into the digital realm for your lead generation. Not only is the venue different, but the methods must be as well. Passive methods no longer work — you can’t publish a website and wait for leads to roll in. You must be proactive, seeking and courting leads instead.
Lead generation was tough to begin with, and the evolving digital sales and marketing landscapes make it even more so. Luckily, there are a number of industrial lead generation tips you can use to kick start your efforts and get the ball rolling.Read More »
In our last post, The Pitfalls of Engagement, we discussed some basic storytelling techniques and what kinds of topics to avoid. Building off of those ideas, we went deeper into the details of who you should be targeting and how to do so — here are the four top tips.Read More »
In our last post, we discussed how to supercharge your website to attract more traffic. But what should you do with all of that traffic once you have it? This week, we addressed the next steps via an online webinar, and today I’ll be recapping some of the main concepts from that presentation.Read More »
We all want more business opportunities, right? Even if you run a small manufacturing shop with a few big customers, it’s a good idea to have a steady supply of new prospects coming in – just in case. But how can you get their attention?Read More »
If you were to ask any business leader what their main goals for their company are, a majority would focus on increasing sales and leads. In fact, even if they mentioned other goals, such as improving website performance and SEO, or redesigning a website for better user experience — the main objective behind these actions is to get more people onto the site, ideally leading to more sales.Read More »
The sales team needs more new leads. There’s no way around it. They’ve exhausted their existing relationships, and the lists you’ve bought for cold calling aren’t worth the paper that they’re printed on. The magazine ads aren’t working, and the tradeshow traffic has dried up. You’re really trying to get the website going, but you’ve hit a wall. You’re converting about 1-3% of your existing website traffic to leads, but this isn’t enough to keep the team busy and revenue growing. Sound familiar?Read More »
The best and most successful sales people today are those that go far beyond a good pitch. They are the ones that know their market and their products inside and out. More importantly, they speak to a customer's main question: "What's in it for me?" Many times, though, your website is the first "sales person" a potential customer will encounter. Below are four tactics that your website can employ to help make your website a highly effective, 24-7 sales channel.Read More »