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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

3 Reasons Not to Use Purchased Email Lists for Lead Generation

Posted by Jordan Carlson

July 12, 2019

There are no shortcuts in life. You may have heard this phrase before, but it absolutely rings true when it comes to generating leads through inbound marketing. We often hear marketers ask if there are ways they can supplement the marketing leads they capture on their website to boost results with email marketing.

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Topics: email, lead generation

“But Everyone Should Get This!” (More Email Marketing Takeaways)

Posted by Kate Rosinski

February 8, 2018

How many times have you sat in a meeting, on a call, or just in a conversation and wondered… “Why me?”

(OK, that’s a little dramatic.)

How many times have you sat in a meeting, call, or conversation that seemed extremely irrelevant to what you do, know, or care about?

We’ve all been there—trapped in a meeting that starts with, “Now I know this doesn’t apply to a lot of you, but…” You might feel annoyed, slightly disrespected, or just anxious to get back to what you actually have to do. That’s part of life for a professional of any kind.

Now, what about when you receive an email that seems irrelevant? Unlike a meeting you need to attend, you can opt-out. You can delete, unsubscribe, or even report it as spam.

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Topics: email, katerosinski

Who Dreams of Being an Email Marketer?

Posted by Kate Rosinski

February 1, 2018

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

“Well… I dream of writing subject lines and emails that get people to open, click, and ultimately become sales-qualified.”

Those were my exact thoughts, stumbling the halls of Klem North Elementary in the late-90s.  

No, but I did want to be a writer. And even though it wasn’t exactly my dream, the truth is that emails are most of what I write today. As a former copywriter turned marketing consultant, I regard email writing as a craft.

If you’re in marketing or advertising, I’m willing to bet you also understand the importance of solid, purpose-driven email writing. (If you’re not in marketing, you probably at least appreciate it, or notice the difference between a good and bad email. There are a lot of examples of the latter.)

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Topics: email, katerosinski

11 Key Email Workflows That Will Define Your B2B Marketing & Sales Funnel

Posted by Guest Blogger

December 15, 2017

When it comes to email marketing, it’s a tough battlefield. There are many things that make the difference between an email that gets read versus an email that gets deleted. When you consider that the average individual’s email inbox is bombarded by marketing emails every single day, it’s easy to get discouraged.

After all, how are you going to get your emails in front of your readers? You've heard it before: customization and personalization make email relevant to readers. One of the best way to offer relevant emails is through email workflows that are designed to accomplish specific goals. This post shares 11 to get you started!

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Topics: email, lead nurturing, inbound marketing

3 Email Tools That Enable Your Salespeople to Send Smarter, Faster, and Better Emails

Posted by Dani Buckley

June 26, 2017

Email is one of the most important pieces of technology that we use today. While we might even rely too much on email, it’s a necessary part of the sales process. However, if you really think about it, the way we use email hasn’t changed all that much over the years. Sure, we now have email in our pockets (via our phones) but the actual tools we use are pretty much the same.

Or so you may think…

This is where some of the leading sales enablement companies (like HubSpot Sales) come into play. They are helping make salespeople smarter, faster, and able to improve one-to-one email communication in some big ways. Let’s take a quick look at some of the tools your salespeople shouldn’t be doing business without. 

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Topics: email, sales enablement

3 Metrics That Will Tell You If Your Email Marketing Campaign Was Successful

Posted by LeadG2

March 10, 2017

The ultimate goal of email marketing is more leads, more customers, and more dollars being spent. But sometimes it takes a few steps between hitting that “send” button and seeing these results. If you aren’t tracking what happens in-between, you’re not going to know how your campaign has performed or what to expect from your campaign in the coming months. Here are the three metrics we recommend tracking for every email campaign you send.

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Topics: email, inbound marketing, lauramacpherson

7 Ways to Improve Your Email

Posted by Guest Blogger

November 30, 2016

Today we have a guest post from Ashley Lauwereins. Ashley is the Digital Audience Development Specialist with Swift Local Solutions, and is a passionate marketing professional with an extensive B2C background. Her interest in data, design, and researching new trends helps her get the results she wants. When not in front of the computer you’ll find her making jewelry, hiking, or volunteering.

Email is one of the best ways to get your message in front of your customer, but it is also one of the easiest ways to annoy your potential customers if not done correctly. So how can you ensure that you’re using this tool effectively for your business?

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Topics: email, inbound marketing, media, professional services

Email Marketing for Businesses: How Not to Write a Follow-Up Email

Posted by Matt Sunshine

October 26, 2016

In marketing and sales, we send a lot of emails. We thank people for downloading our content, we offer additional resources, we ask them if they have any questions, we follow up with them to see how they’re doing, and we ask for their business. We know that most people are dealing with full inboxes, so we try to make our emails short, relevant, and valuable.

Of course, I’m also a buyer of things, so people send me follow-up emails asking how I liked the eBook or whitepaper I downloaded. A recent email was a perfect example of what NOT to do when sending marketing emails. 

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Topics: email, inbound marketing, media, professional services

How to Write a Sales Email That Will Get a Response

Posted by Dean Moothart

May 11, 2016

All of us in sales would love to find that “magic bullet” email template that works every time it’s tried—the perfect formula and the perfect verbiage that will elicit the desired response from your prospects 100% of the time. Unfortunately, you’re not going to find it in this post. However, there are some sales email writing basics that will make getting a positive response from your prospects far more likely. Here are the essentials that I see overlooked the most.

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Topics: email, Sales, media, professional services

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