Testing and measurement are the two principles every marketer should rely on to get better at selling their goods.
Make your sales prospecting lead generation test with either yourself making the calls..or hire one person to make the calls for you.
Do not get talked into buying a large outside list or having a room full of telemarketers making your calls.
Use niche market test projects to see what works...and what does not work.
- Keep what works…discard what does not work.
- In this way costly mistakes are avoided.
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The fastest way to get more new business is by sales prospecting your house list of existing customers and prospects.
Your house list will generate the highest response rates when you contact these folks by phone.
Yes, higher response rates than direct mail or even email.
That’s the power of using your telephone (Source: DMA Response Rate Trend Report 2010).
They can be prospects you've met at trade shows or business conferences.
They can be old customers who have drifted away.
Or they can be subscribers to your email newsletter.
A small controlled sales prospecting lead generation test is all you need to get started.
- Yes! Fifty to one hundred prospects is all you need for this first test. I do the sales prospecting for you.
- My goal is to weed out the weak prospects...find out who's worth going after with future call backs.
- Only if they're truly interested do you follow-up with a detailed email explaining what you can do for them.
- From there my follow-up calls move the sales process forward.
- Sales Prospecting Accountability: Because EVERY sales lead I generate for you gets followed-up and because every sales lead is tracked you can quantify and track how well your trial project is working. If you aren't measuring how well your ads are doing then you are not doing marketing at all but instead PR!.
- Yes, all this is a process. But from cold lead through satisfied customer it brings you better quality sales prospects than one call telemarketing
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Also, this Advertising Age update on B2B phone marketing.
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