You’ve sent the most compelling e-mail offer ever, with a can’t-miss subject line that’s sure to make the open rate soar, and your client wanting more. And yet, it missed. Why didn’t your target audience care about it? Three words: functional title data.
Remember that CEO who loved your marketing ideas so much that your agency felt like part of his company? Well, he’s gone, but you’re still sending him—and a whole bunch of other phantom CEOs—lots of stuff, every year. You’re wasting countless opportunities, but you can do something about it.
Trying to figure out the right combination of systems and data sets for your organization is daunting. But more often, that’s the easy part. I’ve seen numerous clients who have implemented all the latest and greatest marketing and sales technology and are no better off because they are now drowning in data. Or the data is so disparate they don’t have access to the right information. And because of that, organizations lose insight into the progress of performance against goals.
Like everyone else in the world, you want to spend more for everything you buy. Wait—you mean you don’t? Then why are you buying banners instead of eBlasts? Sure, banners are a cheaper way to buy leads. But they’re actually more expensive. The confusion is in the conversion.