lead generation marketing

Accelerate B2B Channel-Based Sales Cycle

You’ve got prospective B2B sales in your pipeline, but they need to close for you to make your target. And the end of the month is coming. How do you accelerate the pipeline?

In order to close pipeline sales faster, you need to speed up the sales process by getting expert help in doing a better job in lead scoring, knowing your target customers’ interests and pain points, and building a relationship through lead nurturing.

Here are the key ways SOS helps clients accelerate closing channel-based pipeline sales: Continue reading

Drive Sales Through Channel Partner Marketing

A lot of specialty coffee industry companies use distributors and reseller partners to deliver their message and their goods to the end-customer in various B2B channels: Cafe, OCS, grocery, gourmet, restaurant, vending, c-stores, club stores, online resellers. However, many find that their partners are often lacking in driving new business and that they’re just handling that which is given to them.

At SOS, we work with clients to increase distributor sell through. Here are some useful tips we have learned. Continue reading

How To Use The AIDA Formula To Boost Your Content Marketing Strategy

Source: Forbes Magazine
By: Jayson DeMers

There’s an oldie but a goody in copywriting that everyone who is creating content for their business should know: AIDA. It’s a simple formula that’s designed to grab people’s attention and take them through your content to the point that they take action on what they’ve read. It’s a start to finish approach to writing great content.

Much to my surprise, it doesn’t seem to be as widely discussed as you’d expect in the field of content strategy. We can learn a lot about great writing from the art of direct mail copywriting, especially how to engage, persuade, and convert our readers. Here’s a closer look at AIDA, what it is, and how to use it in your content strategy.

What is AIDA?

Let’s start by breaking it down into its fundamental pieces.
A = Attention
I = Interest
D = Desire
A = Action Continue reading

Why 8% of sales people get 80% of the sales

STEVE JOBS

Research suggests only one in 50 deals are struck at a first meeting, yet many sales people give up after just one or two knock-backs. Perseverance will give you a major edge on competitors.

You can sometimes be so close to your business that you can miss the simple solutions for growing it, where the greatest opportunities often lie. Solutions that are blindingly obvious, once you’re aware of them – but are amongst the best kept secrets on the planet if you’re not.

For example: Only 2% of sales occur at a first meeting

People in business often hope and expect to do business the first time they meet a prospect. Yet studies reveal that only 2% of sales occur when two parties meet for the first time.

The 2% who buy at a first meeting tend to be people who have already looked into the subject matter, and already know what they’re looking for. If they meet someone who ticks all the right boxes and they get on well, then business may well be transacted. But that is far from the norm. The other 98% will only buy once a certain level of trust has been built up. Continue reading