Article by Johanna Rivard

  • 10 Creative Ways to Generate More B2B Leads

    Many businesses spend a great deal of time and resources on lead generation. This is completely understandable since, without a consistent influx of new leads, a business simply can’t grow. So marketers go out and invest in proven tactics that drive prospects towards your brand’s sales funnel: Email Marketing – It’s got the best ROI

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  • Why Your Marketing Needs to be Data-Driven

    In this day and age, there’s no excuse for not knowing what your customers want. There are now a wide variety of tools that enable marketers to capture a range of data at particular stages in their marketing campaigns. Gone are the days of mass, untargeted broadcasting. The digital age has brought about widened reach,

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  • How Mobile is Dominating the Customer Journey (and Why You Should Care)

    It’s now common to see people deeply focused on the screens of their mobile phones everywhere we go. You can imagine a scene from The Crocodile Hunter, where the late Steve Irwin narrates the behavior of a small gathering of individuals who are seen with their noses buried in screens. In his thick Australian accent,

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  • How to Use Trust Signals to Boost Online Conversions

    Trust is an essential component in building customer relationships. You’ll want people to regard your brand with confidence because of the way you operate your business, interact with clients, protect their data, and promote your products and services. Ultimately, this trust will help boost online conversions. Trust signals serve as validations from customers and online

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  • 8 Effective Ways to Drive Ecommerce Lead Generation

    The internet has revolutionized the way people acquire goods and services, thus giving birth to the thriving ecommerce industry. Online sales have been growing over 20% annually, with projected revenue of $4 trillion in 2020. Naturally, online retail has opened up an entirely new avenue in sales and marketing. In the past, traditional marketing methods

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  • How Well is Your Content Performing? (Industry Benchmark)

    If you want to beef up your content marketing strategy, it’s not enough to rely on the same techniques over and over again. You want to make sure that you are continually improving, reaching the right people, and hitting (maybe even surpassing) industry benchmarks. Industry benchmarking is a powerful way to help you distinguish which

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  • Should You Buy B2B Leads in 2018?

    Not all contact lists are created equal, but if you’re working to grow your B2B lead database, your two options are to buy one or build one. However, with the market changing as quickly as it is combined with the need for startups to hit the ground running, bought lists are becoming more and more

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  • How to Get More Customer Reviews, Testimonials, and Social Proof [INFOGRAPHIC]

    In the age of big data, marketing has shifted from brand-centric to a more customer-focused perspective and for good reason. For any business to thrive, the focus should be on providing the best customer service experience possible. In return, a loyal following can churn out positive reviews and testimonials as a form of social proof

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  • A Guide to Researching Leads Before a Sales Call

    Not everyone’s a natural-born salesperson, and for a lot of professionals, the sales call is a daunting task. You’ve most likely experienced a call that went from bad to worse in an instant, where you seemingly fail to impress your prospect no matter how hard you try to sweeten the deal. You think you used

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  • 10 Simple Tricks to Accelerate Your Sales Pipeline

    It’s said that it takes around 84 days to convert a lead into an opportunity, and another 18 days to turn it into a deal—all of which may only have a 6% success rate regardless of how long you’ve worked on it. The sales cycle is composed of phases as we know. It may vary

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