4 tips to keep sales & marketing on the same track

4 Tips To Keep Sales & Marketing On The Same Track

Sales and marketing are usually thought of as being separate. However, with inbound marketing both departments or teams need to work together to achieve their common goal: revenue. Inbound marketing is all about helping and informing the consumer throughout the various stages of the buying process, so they ultimately decide to purchase from you. This type of nurturing cannot happen unless sales and marketing work seamlessly. Here are 4 tips to keep your sales and marketing teams on the same page.

Keep constant communication

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How To Nurture Your Leads With Email Marketing

How To Nurture Your Leads With Email Marketing

Despite some claims that email is dead, it is still a highly effective way for marketers to connect with consumers. It is an integral part of inbound marketing as well as attraction marketing, and is a great way to send nurture leads throughout the buying process. Here are a few email best practices that will help nurture your leads.

Segmentation

The segmentation of your contacts database will help define your audience into categories. If you are unfamiliar with buyer personas, read about them here, as they will be extremely useful in segmenting your contacts. Segmenting be done in terms of geographic location, company type, role within that company, behavior, marketing intelligence, or any other category that could be valuable to your company. Use segmenting to your advantage by targeting those different groups with useful content based on their specific needs.

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thank you pages

A Thank You Page Isn’t An End, But A Continuation

A thank you page is where a website visitor is directed after downloading a content offer. The function of a thank you page (of course) is to thank that visitor for downloading the content from your landing page, but also to help them move through the Buyer’s Journey.

A thank you page shouldn’t just say “thanks for coming.” Saying thank you is important to be courteous and trustworthy, but you can use thank you pages to your advantage and lead visitors to discover more about your company. Here are some important practices to help make sure your thank you pages are as effective as possible.

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3 ways to enhance your landing pages

3 Ways To Enhance Your Landing Pages

Landing pages are a great way to provide website visitors with helpful content, collect important customer information, and begin to build a relationship. They can be a great tool for generating leads for your business. But in order to convert visitors into leads, you must offer them something of value, and do so in a way that is easily navigable. Here are a few easy ways to enhance your landing pages.

Viewers should have a quick and clear understanding of the offer

People have very short attention spans, so in order to keep them on your landing page, it needs to be easily digestible within the first few seconds of viewing. Your message to your website visitors should be as clear and concise as possible. The headline should tell your visitors exactly what it is that you want them to do, and how to do it.

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RECAP: FABTECH 2016

WHO: Suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and professionals in the metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing industries—more than 1,500 vendors and 40,000 attendees from around the country.

WHERE: Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada

WHEN: November 16-18th, 2016fabtech 2016

DETAILS: FABTECH is North America’s largest Metal Forming, Fabricating, Welding and Finishing event. Stevens and Tate Marketing has two speakers featured at this year’s show.

The speakers at Stevens & Tate are thrilled to be sharing their collective B2B marketing expertise gained from decades of industry experience, at the Nation’s largest event of its kind. This is the third year in a row that Internet Director Nicole Wagner has been selected to speak at this prominent event, and it will be the second year for President Dan Gartlan.

At the show, the pair will both be presenting educational sessions on Friday, November 18th. The goal is to help business leaders and industry professionals learn new ways to get more out of the initiatives they have in place, to stay ahead of changing trends, and to stand out in a crowded marketplace.

Wagner’s “Enhance Your Online Presence and Drive Success Through Your Website and Social Media” will take place from 11:00-11:30am. Gartlan’s “Actionable Strategies Proven to Improve Marketing Results” will follow from 12:00-12:30pm.

Gartlan’s highly informative session is based on his highly requested Attraction Marketing program, designed to help educate attendees on key tactics and initiatives that work together to create positive impact in their marketing programs and on business success. Additionally, it explores effective ways to monitor and adjust initiatives by setting measurable objectives and tracking future indicators and results.

Wagner will be presenting an updated version of her program from last year, with essential strategies that manufacturers can incorporate to maximize the impact of their online efforts. Focus is on how website optimization, search engine marketing and social media work hand-in-hand and how various techniques can create efficiencies and improve performance. A reputable trait of these educational sessions is the emphasis on providing relevant and actionable takeaways that are targeted to each audience—which is one reason they continue to be so well received by organizations of every size and scope around the country.

FABTECH is North America’s Largest Metal Forming, Fabricating, Welding, and Finishing Event—bringing together an anticipated 40,000 professionals and 1,500 exhibiting companies to network, learn and discover new solutions for success. For four days, November 9-12, 2015, attendees can meet with world-class suppliers, participate in over 100 educational sessions and expert-led presentations, and explore the latest innovations in technology, products and industry developments.

To learn more about FABTECH 2016, see a list of exhibitors, register to attend, and get full details about the show, click here.

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RECAP: PMA Manufacturing Sales Summit


WHO: Sales and marketing professionals from around the world

Manufacturing Sales SummitWHERE: The Conrad Indianapolis Hotel in Indianapolis, IN

WHEN: September 27-28th, 2016

DETAILS: Stevens & Tate will join hundreds of sales and marketing professionals in the manufacturing industry for a featured speaking session. Read more

RECAP: 2016 LeadingAge Missouri Annual Conference for Senior Living Professionals


WHO: Healthcare and senior living professionals from around the world

WHO: LeadingAge Missouri members and affiliates—part of a national association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging care 

WHERE: Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis, MissouriLeadingAge Missouri

WHEN: September 12-14, 2016

DETAILS: Stevens & Tate will join thousands of senior living professionals from around the region for a featured speaking session. Read more

COMING UP: 2016 LeadingAge Tennessee Annual Conference for Senior Living Professionals


WHO: Healthcare and senior living professionals from around the world

WHO: LeadingAge Tennessee members and affiliates—part of a national association of 6,000 not-for-profit organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging care 

WHERE: Franklin Marriot Cool Springs in Franklin, TNLeading Age Tennessee

WHEN: August 8-10, 2016

DETAILS: Stevens & Tate will join thousands of senior living professionals from around the region for a featured speaking session. Read more

The Buyer's Journey Explained Stage By Stage

The Buyer’s Journey Explained Stage By Stage

As technology advances, the amount of research done prior to making a purchase increases. Because it is so convenient to search for questions and concerns on a smartphone, tablet, or computer, people are becoming more cautious in their purchase decisions and want to be absolutely sure that they make the right choice. That’s why it is a marketer’s job to help this consumer and lead them through the “Buyer’s Journey”.

The Buyer’s Journey is the 3 step process that someone goes through leading up to a purchase decision, comprised of an awareness stage, consideration stage, and decision stage. In simpler terms, the Buyer’s Journey is the consumer’s procedure before buying a product or service.

No matter what stage your audience is in, including perfect CTAs that lead to a relevant and beneficial content offering is essential. Also read  3 Helpful Tips To Improve Your CTAs.

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