While digital channels have become the go-to for many marketers, there is no substitution for a live touch over the telephone. Networking through an organization can help you gain valuable business intelligence, and speaking with someone live goes a lot further in building a relationship than email ever will be. Here we take a look at four reasons teleprospecting is still important.
Automation platforms, social media, paid advertising, the cloud and countless other new technologies have driven marketers to rely heavily on large amounts of data. Finding quality data to purchase and keeping your own records up to date is a significant challenge. Employees change jobs, companies go under or rebrand. These are just a few reasons it’s important research those you’re purchasing lists from, audit the data and keep close track of your return on investment.
Gone are the days of the slick, smooth talking salesperson. Today’s sales pipelines are built on trust, providing value and building relationships. With long sales cycles and multiple decision makers, B2B sales requires developing a certain level of trust. Here are five techniques that can be used to make this happen.
The need and desire for a personal touch means that teleprospecting will never become obsolete. While its role in marketing strategies has changed, there is tremendous value in regards to lead qualification, appointment setting, gathering business intelligence and event promotion. Here we outline how to get the most out of your teleprospecting efforts.