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A Simple Way to Improve Your Sales Process with Content [VIDEO]

Posted by Dani Buckley

February 12, 2020

Are you using content in the sales process? How do you use content in the sales process?

Likely, your marketing team has created a large amount of great content that's not only beneficial for lead generation but is also helpful for lead nurturing. This content could range from informational blog posts to eBooks, checklists, or industry guides. 

In this video, I share one important way to utilize content in the sales process that many salespeople overlook. This one, simple tip can help improve a salesperson's sales performance.

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Topics: email, content strategy, lead nurturing, sales process

The Top Business KPIs for Marketing, Sales, and Service

Posted by Dani Buckley

February 6, 2020

Did you know that businesses that document their strategies receive a 538% greater chance of succeeding in their efforts? No, that wasn't a typo. When everyone in your organization understands how they should be performing, where their weaknesses and strengths are, and why the business is proceeding the way it is, it becomes easier for everyone to work as a cohesive team and to reach business goals—no matter what department you're in.

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Topics: marketing strategy, ROI, KPIs

Is Your Media Company Doing These 3 Things Yet?

Posted by Dani Buckley

January 31, 2020

In 2015 (yes, five years ago!), I published, “3 Things Every Media Company Needs to Do in 2015,” and it was one of LeadG2's top-performing blog posts.

I consider myself uniquely qualified to write about this topic because I spent the first half of my career selling advertising at a media company and the second half (so far) consulting media companies on their B2B marketing, lead generation, and sales enablement needs, with a focus on helping them drive new, local direct business.    

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Topics: inbound marketing, danibuckley, media, sales enablement

How to Effectively Promote Premium Content for Optimal Lead Conversions

Posted by Dani Buckley

January 22, 2020

Creating compelling, strategic premium content as part of your lead generation strategy is only half the battle. The next—sometimes overlooked—step involves the promotion of your content across a variety of channels including both inbound and outbound methodologies.

This article is meant to give you a comprehensive overview of the top places you should be promoting your premium content offers in order to drive prospects to the corresponding landing page with a form. While every campaign may not include all of these elements, the more you can incorporate into your plan, the more potential buyers you will reach with your offer.

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Topics: premium content, inbound marketing, danibuckley

Why More Leads Isn't Always the Answer

Posted by Dani Buckley

January 15, 2020

It's easy to assume that more leads is the answer to many of your sales problems, and as a lead generation company, you’d think we’d agree. However, what we’ve found working with many different businesses, in many different industries, is that not enough leads isn’t always the root of the problem.

Instead, it's incredibly common that organizations are not set up to properly qualify, hand-off, follow up with, and convert the leads they are generating, letting those hard-earned marketing efforts go to waste

To truly determine if your business is ready for more leads and to make the most of the leads you’re currently generating, it's vital to take a look at some important metrics/areas.

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Topics: lead generation

Inbound or Outbound? Why They Go Together Like Peanut Butter and Jelly

Posted by Dani Buckley

January 8, 2020

It’s easy to put inbound marketing and outbound tactics into two completely separate buckets. There's online lead generation, content marketing, blogging, thought leadership, lead nurturing, SEO, and organic social media that fall under the umbrella of inbound marketing. While TV and radio ads, database marketing, cold-calling, digital ads, paid search, and sponsorship's fall under outbound. However, what we've come to realize is that neither is as strong on its own as it would be if integrated with the other.

You see, “Together we stand, divided we fall,” is a great patriotic motto but it's also very applicable to marketing and sales tactics.

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Topics: digital marketing, inbound marketing

5 Questions To Ask Before Hiring an Inbound Marketing Agency

Posted by Dani Buckley

November 19, 2019

Choosing the right inbound marketing agency isn’t something an organization should take lightly, as there are a lot of really great options out there (especially when it comes to HubSpot partners). However, not all agencies are created equal—and even ones who are equally effective might not be the right fit for your business.

Most marketing agencies will be on top of their game, claiming to have mastered digital marketing services. The claim may be valid, but beware, there's a fine line between trendy and truthful. Website design, email marketing, and social media campaigns are all fundamental services of inbound marketing agencies; however, they're just simply marketing tactics. To effectively implement inbound marketing, you need an agency with a comprehensive, strategic program in place. 

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Topics: inbound marketing, Hiring an Agency

Inbound Marketing vs. Outbound Marketing: What is the Difference?

Posted by Dani Buckley

October 29, 2019

As recent as 10 years ago, marketers wouldn’t have used the terms ‘inbound’ and ‘outbound’ to differentiate marketing strategies and tactics. Marketing all fell under one umbrella, and the idea of separating the two was really just in its infancy in many ways.

Because of the vastness of the internet and its ability to connect people to any kind of information they want at any given moment, it has become important to understand not only the differences between these traditional, outbound methods of advertising and promotion, and the newer—largely digital—inbound strategies, but also how these two types of marketing can work together.

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Topics: inbound marketing, marketing strategy, outbound marketing

Your Salespeople Are Wasting Inbound Leads

Posted by Dani Buckley

October 24, 2019

As inbound marketers, we work really hard to generate leads for our salespeople. We labor away at content revisions, review analytics and trends, optimize for SEO, schedule tweets and posts, and do everything in our power to get qualified visitors to the site to ultimately convert into leads. 

But what happens when a lead comes in, goes through the sales funnel, and your salespeople make critical mistakes that jeopardize your chance of closing the deal?

Your salespeople could be wasting your hard earned inbound leads by not following up correctly, often enough, or at all. Keep reading, we have a solution! 

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Topics: lead generation, inbound sales, sales playbook

How to Use a Sales Playbook

Posted by Dani Buckley

October 11, 2019

What if your sales team had access to not only the guide that could help them move faster and smarter in any given sales situation? How might this impact your conversion rates and new business development? 

That's where a Sales Playbook comes in... It’s a customized approach to your unique sales process that puts the right strategy, best practices, content, and resources at the fingertips of your salespeople so they can take the right steps, at the right time, with the right people. 

But, once you've got a Sales Playbook, how do you use it to effectively drive revenue and improve sales performance?

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Topics: sales enablement, sales playbook

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