Before the internet, computers, smartphones and digital connectivity, there was an ancient device known as the telephone. And from a marketer’s mouthpiece to a lead’s receiver was how the telemarketing revolution began. That was a very long time ago. Today sees marketers capitalising on the ever-growing list of channels and devices with which to engage, convert and retain leads. But for all of marketing’s advances in technology, telemarketing remains the most viable form of contact between marketer and prospect. Could it be that the human touch still commands influence, even in the age of digital? Let’s find out:
When it comes to B2B telemarketing, the world’s most valuable resource isn’t oil, coal or diamonds — it’s data. As the initial link between your business and prospective customers, good data is imperative to the success of your marketing efforts. Using enriched information enables highly targeted campaigns at scale and greatly assists in the conversion and retention of important leads. Here’s how to get your data marketing to work for you:
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: B2B appointment setting is an artform, and the marketer that seals the deal — on a consistent basis — is a veritable magician! Thankfully, experience takes away a lot of the guesswork. And with over 28 years under our belt, we can honestly say that securing a meeting with a C-Suite Executive gets easier with time. It’s all about developing your skills and deepening your research.
Imagine your existing B2B marketing data as a tried-and-trusted car, linking you to the world the way data connects businesses to prospects. You’ve had it for years and it’s been a reliable companion for as long as you can remember (except for that time the radiator erupted and spewed scalding water while enroute to an important interview). Point is, despite a few unfortunate instances, your plain car’s been an ever-reliable fallback — a friend of sorts — getting you from A to B, and anywhere in between (so long as it’s not too far out of town). A perfectly adequate asset...
The C-Suite isn’t some plush office at the top of an impenetrable Ivory Tower, so why is it so difficult for B2B telemarketing professionals to get into direct conversation with these key decision-makers? Hint: it isn’t — you just have to go about it the right way. And sometimes, that means creatively leaping through hurdles to reach them! Here’s how to make high-level appointment setting simpler:
So you’ve come around to the idea of telemarketing as a key B2B marketing strategy and invested the necessary resources. You’ve got a team of dedicated telemarketers working around the clock, calling anyone who might even remotely be interested in your product and pitching, pitching, pitching.