Shark week is week dedicated to tune TV programs to a contemplating and mysterious creatures in the deep blue –yes, you have guessed it, it is all about shark. Sharks are known for their big appetite in feeding small creatures under the sea and there are actually two different kinds of shark. One that grabs a targeted bite like Bull Shark or Great White Shark and the other hand is the Whale Shark that open their mouths and take in all small creatures like plankton. Same with sales and marketing, targeting specific prey or just simply gobbles in any prospect that may pass their mouth.
Flashy new marketing campaigns and pushy sales techniques are inconsistent with the image of a firm like yours. And cold calling is just out of the question. It is time consuming, unproductive and frustrating – and it can make you look desperate. So what do you do? What are your options?
If you’ve dealt with any sort of salesperson, you’ll find that there’s a very subtle difference. However, where can B2B marketers chip in so that job doesn’t get too difficult?
We all know the saying “Being confident is being you” or it is just my saying? Man talk about embarrassment. Anyways despite that I’m the only one, whose thinking like this let me explain why. We live in a world where we are being judge, and we all know that one person who always judge and judge and it’s really annoying.
As much as we want to, we can never be perfect. I, as a writer am afraid of critics and bashers. But hey, I’m not perfect and this is how the world works. Everyone criticize other people, we can’t stop them. But what we can do is ignore them. I’ve read about a writer who have Publishing anxiety, and I have that too.
Nobody goes into business long enough without acknowledging the reality of risk. Whether it’s investment, B2B buying, or hiring, every action (and more) has this element of uncertainty, a chance of going off-course.
Although, there are can also be far too many different approaches to this reality. For lead generators, understanding this is important because you want your prospect to experience the feeling of guaranteed safety that makes it easier to win sales.
The only way you can figure this out is by creating buyer personas.
Take a minute to read the title again. What’s your general reaction? Is it the adage, “You can’t please everyone.” or are you actually nodding your head, confident that you can?
Either way, it pays to actually think a little deeper about what it means for lead generators to please everyone. Because when you do, you might realize that the number of people you’re trying to please could exceed beyond both your prospects and your sales reps combined.
Latest talks of opening diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States could create new opportunities for certain industries. When you think about it though, B2B marketers don’t necessarily have to create world peace just to see how building bridges can also grant them their own opportunities.
If your answer is yes, please don’t blame your lead generator for problems like low revenue or poor sales. They’re not responsible for the failure of your organization.
Why is that? Aren’t sales leads the only way you’re ever going to create sales opportunities? Isn’t the quality of your leads important to the success of sales?
Yes, they’re important and yes, they’re a key component.
The problem is that they’re not just the only component!
Sometimes a company’s greatest strength is brought out only after certain conditions are met. Sometimes these conditions can have steep costs (e.g. long integration time, expensive consulting etc) and other times, they can really be taxing (e.g. thriving under pressure, tight budgets etc). How can your B2B marketing strategy pitch these conditions without causing more than a few prospects to step back?