GCL Direct are a pan EMEA Marketing Services agency specialising in outbound marketing. We delivered outstanding telemarketing results for over a quarter of a century across the technology, logistics and professional service sectors. As the voice of B2B marketing we are passionate about helping organisations generate new business. This blog contains all things about inbound and outbound B2B..
Lead generation, which in-turn leads to sales pitch opportunities, is the life blood of any business. Whether your business succeeds or fails depends on your ability to connect with potential customers and convert them into clients. But this leads to the first challenge that many businesses have to deal with: how do you connect with potential leads in the first place?
In this blog, we’ll unpack three different ways that you can connect with potential customers and grow your sales pitch opportunities. But first, there’s one important issue we need to discuss.
In today’s ultra-connected world, many B2B companies are looking to expand their reach across the globe. However, operating in other markets comes with a variety of challenges. One of the greatest of these challenges is selling your product or service to an entirely new culture.
Here are a few tips on how to handle your marketing and sales in cultures across the globe.
As a marketer, you may have heard about Account-Based Marketing (ABM), but have yet to incorporate it into your marketing strategy. ABM is a type of B2B marketing that focuses marketing and sales activities on specific accounts within certain industries.
These accounts are high value in regards to revenue, so marketing and sales teams put more resources into developing strategies that cater to their specific needs. These needs don’t stop at the company level, but aim at getting the attention of individual employees within an organisation.
Even the greatest businesses can struggle during economic downturns, which can arrive unexpectedly and catch many off guard. As a key decision-maker in your business, you need to make sure your organisation is prepared to ride out these unexpected lows.
In this blog, we share 5 tips to ensure your B2B business continues to grow during rough economic patches.
One of the most important ways to grow your B2B company’s revenue is by converting leads and moving them along your buyer’s journey. More specifically, converting Marketing Qualified Leads (MQLs) to Sales Qualified Leads (SQLs).
In this blog we’ll look at the buyer’s journey and how understanding this process will help you convert more B2B leads.
But before we get into that, here’s a quick refresher of what the buyer’s journey actually is.
Your company is putting together its B2B strategy so that it can more effectively connect with its leads. One of the best ways to accomplish this is with a prospect database. A prospect database is a fleshed out list of leads that have not become customers. These repositories usually contain segmentation details such as company size, turnover, contact job function and business sector, and are vital for a number of reasons, including saving you time and improving your marketing targeting. This is why you shouldn’t take shortcuts when building and maintaining them.
In May 2016, the official regulations of the EU General Data Protection Regulations directive were published in all official EU languages. This new directive was expected to have a major impact on how companies were legally allowed to handle the data of EU citizens, sending some businesses into a panic. Many of their systems were non-compliant, and failure to follow these new regulations could result in a fine of either €20 million, or 4% of the company’s worldwide annual revenue of the prior financial year, depending on what was greater.
Before GDPR came into effect, many expected an apocalyptic end for many industries that relied on access to personal data. For example, personal data is central to the marketing industry’s goal of understanding how customers interact with their content and platforms, and GDPR looked to take marketing back to the Stone Age. But now GDPR is here — and has it brought about the end of days that many expected?
......GDPR asks how The UK’s week has been. “Horrible,” he replies. “This whole Brexit thing is ridiculously complicated”. The UK then asks how things are with GDPR. GDPR says he can’t tell him that until he’s verified he’s got adequate data protection systems.
GDPR came into effect in May 2018, and companies are still struggling to wrap their heads around its impact. While companies are taking steps, or have already taken them, to ensure that they’re GDPR compliant internally, they also need to make sure that any business partner that makes use of their data is doing the same.