I would say that for a business like ours to thrive in the internet era, it needs three things: a website that converts, testimonials from happy customers and a steady flow of targeted visitors. Out of the three, the most tricky to get is the last one.
You can improve website conversion rates by running A/B tests. You may encourage people to leave you testimonials with an email plan. But how to get a growing number of visitors who fit your target? In this post, I share one idea that can boost your website visits. Enter: cross-promotional partnership.
Lately, I’ve spent some time observing new trends in sales and marketing. I couldn’t help but be drawn to “conversational marketing”, a novel idea introduced by Drift, a platform that offers all-round solutions for staying in touch with customers and leads.
The term itself seemed really interesting to me. After all, cold emailing is a form of starting a conversation, so if something like “conversational marketing” gets blog coverage, it’s even better for cold emailing and similar technology that enables brands to stay in touch with their leads.
So I popped into a chat with Mark Kilens from Drift who’s worked extremely hard on Drift’s Conversational Framework. I also reached out to lead generation experts and asked them to say a few words about the rise of chatbots and conversational marketing.
Let’s see what they had to say about it.
Marketing and sales used to be portrayed in stark contrast. Nowadays, there’s an ongoing trend to go for “sales and marketing alignment” — that is, making the two teams work together. There’s little information on how to do it exactly. Many focus on improving the flow of information between the two departments. Is that all that can be done?
Today, I’ll show you a couple of ways the Woodpecker marketing and sales teams cooperate to create a streamlined lead generation process.