We’re very happy to announce the 2017 Sales Effectiveness Report – Automotive Edition is here! For three years in a row, Conversica has been conducting a study on the state of lead follow-up by U.S. companies. And for the first time since we started this study, we’re taking a closer look at how Auto Sales and Auto Service departments follow up on their internet leads. SomeRead moreRead more
Everyone wants to increase the reach of their SDRs and BDRs without significant expenses or massive complications. Yet, achieving this goal remains out of reach for so many companies—they’re using the wrong technology or making the process too manual.
What about the firms that are getting it right? They’re using conversational AI to start and nurture those vital conversations with leads. Read on to learn about how conversational AI speaks to leads in a native, conversational tone and which businesses have seen amazing results from this technology.Read more
Last week, we hosted a joint webinar featuring Conversica CMO, Carl Landers, and Inside Sales VP of Marketing Strategy, Gabe Larsen, on the importance of promptness in lead follow-up.
Why does response time for lead follow-up matter? Well, it turns out that the longer companies take to respond to inbound inquiries, the more money they end up leaving on the table. In our two independently conducted studies, we uncovered a number of findings that support this theory.Read more
The relationship between sales and marketing is often a sore topic. Greater alignment between the two requires developing a well-articulated process, supported by technology, that guides how sales and marketing work together.
The benefit of process and data is that, generally, both are objective. Data doesn’t have any personal feelings about the results of a marketing campaign; process isn’t listening in on phone calls with prospects. Because of this, many organizations have implemented sales accepted lead (SAL) stages into their demand generation strategy.Read more
Lead follow-up. Sales and marketing teams know the importance of following up with every inbound lead, yet it continues to be a problem for most organizations. Is Sales focusing only on the hot leads and ignoring the rest? Or is Marketing dropping the ball when it comes to nurturing and qualifying leads?
In our upcoming webinar on January 23, 2018 at 11 am PT (2pm ET), Nancy Nardin of Smart Tools and Matt Heinz of Heinz Marketing will duke it out and get to the bottom of lead follow-up failure. Who will be victorious in this epic battle between sales and marketing?Read more
How companies follow up with inbound leads can drastically impact their sales funnel and ability to convert prospects into customers. For this third annual Sales Effectiveness report, we take a first-hand look into how companies follow up on their leads and contrast these results with their performance in previous years.
More than 800 different-sized companies across 13 industries were secret shopped over the span of three months. See which industry stands out on the “4 P’s” of sales effectiveness – Promptness, Personalization, Persistence, and Performance – and learn what measures your sales team can take to boost lead engagement.
Get the full 2017 Sales Effectiveness report, free.Read more
Please join us for this engaging webinar with Kerry Cunningham of SiriusDecisions and Gary Gerber of Conversica, as they discuss how Demand Unit thinking, coupled with AI-powered tools, is forever changing what it means to be an effective marketer.
Get the details for this upcoming webinar and register here.Read more
LeadsCon’s Connect to Convert is the lead industry’s only roll-up-your-sleeves educational conference and exposition dedicated entirely to the most effective and emerging sectors of the lead generation industry.
Gary Gerber, head of Product Marketing at Conversica, and Roman Vinfield, President of Assure Funding will be featured speakers at this year’s conference.Read more
Artificial Intelligence is a hot topic of discussion these days, with words such as ‘Machine Learning’ and ‘NLP’ often thrown into the mix. But what do they all mean? And what can these types of technology do? If what you know about AI comes from movies like Ex Machina and IRead more
#3 on the list is…Personalization! (Missed the first two? You can go here, and here.) Why is Personalization important? Remember that time when the nice folks at Starbucks whipped up that lightly-iced green tea latte with extra matcha…before you even got to the register? That’s Personalization — when a business can truly recognize your needs asRead more
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