In B2B enterprise sales, repeat business is absolutely essential. When you need to convince a business to make a significant investment in equipment or change suppliers, you will typically need to influence several stakeholders, and overcome multiple objections. Throw in some complex procurement and tender processes, and it can all add up to significant time … Continue reading 3 Tactics for milking your B2B cash cows
Email marketing has been a mainstay of B2B marketing for more than a decade, and still greatly outperforms social media marketing and Facebook advertising - when you measure actual product sales. In B2B marketing, email marketing often means a regular newsletter. The purpose can be quite simple - to remind prospects that you exist, and … Continue reading 4 email marketing mistakes that can sabotage revenue
There was a time when spamming had few consequences. Before you decide to overshare your next product offer and blast emails to everyone on your database, it is worth understanding some of the underlying technologies within the email system. Spammers are estimated to generate a huge proportion of email traffic every day. In January 2013, … Continue reading Voting for the next top spammer
Email marketing often seems like the dodgiest area of marketing. Against all the odds, every day brings emails informing me that I have managed to win lotteries I never entered. I have lost count of the number of widows seeking to transfer their fortune from exotic third world locations, and strangers looking to sell me … Continue reading Email or e-Fail?
Search engines are an important pathway for prospects to find your business. Google dominates search, and directly influences how easily prospects find you when they are searching for new suppliers and products. So called "organic" search results are the standard Google results for a set of "keywords". Commonly used searches can easily return millions of … Continue reading PPC vs SEO: Is it Really a Battle?
Sloppy email marketing can be very irritating for customers and prospects, and industry benchmarks illustrate the dire quality of most material. It is a numbers game, and despite the huge volumes of emails, the amount of clicks generated is very low. When it comes to email marketing campaigns and newsletters, the current Australian benchmark is … Continue reading Clueless emails and overflowing inboxes
Modern brands involve more than a company logo and some packaging design. They should also encompass the customer experience. Customers change over time, and so do markets. So for any business that intends to survive in the market, the question that should be examined regularly is relevance. How relevant is a product or business model … Continue reading The fickle world of brand fashions
You’re at the supermarket and you fill up your trolley with some items. You head to the checkouts, but decide to leave your trolley behind while you check something else first. Do you do this a lot? Unless you are shopping with a small child that suddenly needs a trip to the toilet, it isn't … Continue reading I have a stalker… it’s an ad