How to Create an Email Marketing Strategy for Logistics

 

Email marketing is one of the most effective and efficient forms of marketing. Though not commonly used in logistics, email marketing has the potential to increase engagement and brand awareness amongst shippers, and can help your organization grow. If you haven’t done any email marketing in the past, creating a new strategy from scratch might sound daunting. So here is a step by step guide on how to get started with email marketing for logistics.

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Cure for the Common Cold Call [Infographic]

Even the most experienced sales reps don’t enjoy picking up the phone to call a complete stranger.  Yet, cold calling is still an essential part of selling. In fact, 78% of decision makers polled have taken an appointment or attended an event that came from a cold call (source).

If your team’s performance is lagging and your cold calls are falling flat, it’s time to conduct an audit of your B2B database. Quality data is the fuel of any successful sales team. Without it, your prospects will remain unreachable and quotas won’t be met.

Check out the following infographic to learn how you can warm up cold calls and increase sales productivity!

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4 Biggest Challenges of the B2B Sales Leader

Every year the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals (AA-ISP), releases its study, “Top Challenges of the Inside Sales Industry,” which polls both sales leaders and individual reps about common challenges they face. In part one of this series, we examined trends from the sales reps’ responses. In part two, we’ll highlight findings from sales leaders’ responses. Read More

4 Ways to Improve Communication in B2B Sales

b2b salesThe recent influx in communication technology has caused B2B sales reps to shift to social media, email, and even texting as a way to connect with prospects and customers. Yet none of these methods can match the effectiveness of a face-to-face conversation.  In fact, 85% of sales reps say they build stronger, more meaningful business relationships during in-person meetings and conferences (source).

With that in mind, here are a few tips to better facilitate in-person conversations with your prospects and customers: Read More

5 Signs You’re Not Tracking Marketing ROI Effectively

marketing roiAs a marketer, your results are directly dependent on strategy and budget. But—to gain buy-in from executives and decision makers, you must be able to confidently demonstrate your ability to contribute to the company’s bottom line.

Enter ROI. Measuring marketing ROI is no longer optional—and while most marketers understand this, it’s a lot easier said than done. In fact, 50% of B2B marketing executives find it difficult to attribute marketing activity directly to revenue results as a means to justify budgets (source).

Continue reading to learn how to identify and fix ROI tracking problems so you can better prove that your marketing efforts are paying off.

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Data Decay: Is Your B2B Database Full of Rotten Apples? [infographic]

Data decay happens naturally because of how often people change jobs or titles, companies go out of business, and mergers occur. Because of this, many organizations are working with a B2B database that is cluttered with outdated, invalid, or incomplete contacts. Dirty data impacts all areas of an organization, including marketing, lead generation, customer relationships, and finance.

The experts at ZoomInfo put together an infographic outlining data decay’s costly impact. Here are some statistics for you to pay attention to:

  • 62% of organizations rely on marketing and prospect data that’s up to 40% inaccurate
  • Up to 25% of B2B database contacts contain critical errors
  • 40% of business objectives fail due to inaccurate data
  • 1-10-100 rule: It costs $1 to verify a record as it’s entered, $10 to scrub and cleanse it later, and $100 if nothing is done

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How to Conduct a Win/Loss Analysis in B2B Sales

b2b salesA win/loss analysis is the process of studying past business deals in order to generate valuable insights about your company’s selling practices. The insights garnered from this type of analysis can be instrumental in growing your business and increasing revenue.

In fact, companies that conduct win/loss analyses consistently outperform those that don’t in the following areas (source):

Customer retention rate: 60% vs. 48%
Reps attaining quota: 51% vs. 47%
Lead conversion rate: 23% vs. 17%

Continue reading to learn how you can incorporate win/loss analysis into your B2B sales process. Read More

For the Love of Marketing – A Guide to Date Night [Infographic]

Are you looking for a date this Valentine’s Day or to have the perfect night with your significant other? Need to find a special place for dinner with your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, or wife? It’s simpler than you think. All you need to do is apply your marketing skills and you’ll end up having the best Valentine’s Day to date!

Check out the infographic below to learn more:
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