Why Marketing Automation?
When you are in marketing you know how difficult and important it is to generate leads. Usually, you would work with the small amounts of leads you have and try to squeeze all you can out of them. But most of the time this is not a very successful strategy. There is a solution to your lead generating and nurturing problems, it’s called Marketing Automation. Marketing Automation automates a lot of repetitive processes that would otherwise require a lot of manual time and effort. This will improve the efficiency of your marketing team and help you get more out of your leads.
There are 5 crucial steps to get the most out of inbound lead generation:
Collaboration between the Marketing and Sales team
Automation helps two teams to collaborate so that the Sales team can take up the leads that are ready from the Marketing team. Scoring the leads will help you determine when they are ready for the sales team.
Around sixty percent of consumers read promotional emails. Categorizing each prospect based on demographics and behavioral data and then designing auto-responders campaigns based on this data helps improve the relevance of each email. Email is also 3 times more effective in promoting a sale than social media.
Drip campaigns direct lead to the landing pages where the leads can provide their contact information for relevant details. CRM is not just a software. You can generate leads directly into CRM from landing pages, website forms & marketing campaign responses. Automation combined with landing pages can lead to as high as 50% in conversion rates.
3 out of 5 companies agree that A/B testing is a useful tool for getting better conversion rates. Testing this way lets you know which approach appeals most to your prospects. Testing will also reduce the amount of guesswork from your marketing strategy.
Marketing Channel ROI
All in one CRM solution like Kreator can help to automate your sales & marketing management. You can calculate the ROI against marketing spend by all the channels like Print, web or social to narrow down the high impact marketing channel for your business.
With personalization, you can pull data from the prospect’s social profile so they don’t have to enter it manually on your landing pages. Personalized emails have been known to generate six times more revenue than non-personalized.
Use Outbound Marketing to Nurture and Qualify Inbound Leads
The inquiries you receive from the inbound lead generating campaigns should be sent to outbound Marketing follow-ups like emails, newsletters, phone calls and postal mails. This is the next step in nurturing your leads with outbound marketing. Use Marketing Automation software to send personalized and automated responses to initial inquiries. Depending on the replies you get to send out personalized offers to attract the leads.