Could it be prospects making a beeline to your ads? The noise those ads are making? Or the sound of more MQLs ringing in your ears? To increase all of these sounds, snag better prospects, and get more of them, you need to clear a path from click to conversion. There’s a simple way to do it.
Red House B2B Marketing has once again been named one of Chief Marketer’s 2017 B2B Top Shops, a listing of the top B2B marketing agencies in the United States.
These days, the measure of your success can be as simple as the MQLs you develop, so it’s pretty important to know ahead of time whether your message is mighty, or mighty weak. The best performance predictor is, predictably, also the best way of insuring that your rollout doesn’t flame out.
Your prospects have preferences. You already know that. But knowing which prospects like which forms of media—that’s knowledge with value. Because believe it or not, the majority of leads from companies with over $1 billion in revenue come from one form of media—and probably not one you’d expect.
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.
Last month we discussed how Colin Powell’s 40–70 rule applies to research. What we didn’t say is that results are only half the story and should not be taken as law-like truth.
Many research programs with obvious results fail when applied to marketing. Why didn’t they work? There was an ’80s rumor that went something like this:
Healthcare marketers, listen up: the people who make the buying decisions—i.e., the IT folks who buy solutions, or not—have a couple of reasons why they buy. You should probably check them out before you structure your account-based marketing.