Using Dashboards To Increase Sales

By Leigh Simpson on 17-May-2019 11:19:10

With an estimated 39% of sales people missing their targets every month, any tool that you can use to help your team succeed has to be seriously considered.

One key problem that many sales teams has is getting access to key information and knowing how they are doing hour by hour, day by day. 

Using ‘live’ reporting on dashboards can fix this, increasing competition amongst the sales team,  improving focus and raising team morale - all leading to an increase in sales.  Learn more here.

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9 Tools to Help Your Sales Team Succeed

By Luke Monterosso on 17-May-2019 10:37:46

According to research by HubSpot the top sales priorities in businesses are closing more deals, improving sales funnel efficiency and improving sales technology. In a study by LinkedIn, 82% of top sales people cite tools ‘critical’ to their ability to close deals.

With so many tools on offer, it can be difficult to decide on what is best for you and your team. We thought we’d tackle those top priorities by listing some of our favourite tools.

Include are tools for prospecting, sales intelligence, lead capture, video and more. Each are listed with a free trial so you can decide what works best for you. 

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5 Signs Your Website Design Is Costing You B2B Leads

By Olivia Atkinson on 14-May-2019 10:40:07

 

You may be in a position where you want more leads from your website or the amount of leads you've been receiving have slowly dropped off. No matter what your marketing strategy is, your website is always used as a reference point.

Many building product websites come across as brochures rather than lead generation sites. Although it's a good idea to have product information on your website, it's wise to structure and segment it to make it easier to understand. 

When people visit your website they will be at different stages of the buyers journey, your content needs to be appropriate for all 3 stages - awareness, consideration and the decision stage.

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Will Ad Block Eventually Kill Online Advertising?

By Olivia Atkinson on 10-May-2019 11:45:07

Ad blocking isn’t a new concept but is increasingly growing in popularity. People are becoming more aware of how cookies and websites track what they look at and how adverts are targeted to them.

Ad blocking software’s and internet extensions prevent adverts from being served. Whilst most internet users are fine with this, many advertisers and publishers are not.

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Important Questions to Ask When Hiring a Digital Marketing Agency

By Luke Monterosso on 09-May-2019 17:39:53

Hiring a marketing agency can help take your company to the next level. You get to work with top strategic and creative talent without the huge overhead, training and recruitment costs. There’s no shortage of digital marketing agencies, so how do you go about choosing an agency that best suits your needs?

There are plenty of good articles with questions to ask your prospective agency but rather than getting concerned with the small details, I want to give you the questions to:

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Are You Hooked on Pay-Per-Click Advertising?

By Luke Monterosso on 03-May-2019 11:48:13

PPC (Pay-per-click) is an advertising model that allows building product companies to have their company appear both above and below the organic search engine results. You’ll pay the search engine every time somebody clicks on your ad regardless of how many times its shown.

Rarely do we speak to a building product company that hasn’t tried paid advertising at some point in their marketing strategy. Do we blame them? Not at all, testing different marketing strategies to find out what works best for your company is part of growing a business. That said, there is a point at which too much paid advertising becomes a problem.


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Make Your Blog More Attractive With These 7 Visuals

By Olivia Atkinson on 02-May-2019 17:26:41

Sometimes when creating content, you can get carried away with so much detail that you end up with a chunk of text that looks blocky and unappealing.

Below are 7 different types of visuals you can use to make your blogs more alluring to the eye, ensuring people stay on your page and take something in even if they're quickly scanning over it.

 

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Attributing Construction Marketing to Leads and Sales

By Luke Monterosso on 26-Apr-2019 11:56:43

 

We want to help you get the data & facts to showcase the ROI of your construction marketing efforts. In this blog we talk about the problems marketers face and how they can be solved.

Next time it comes to asking for headcount or budget you’ll have the data and facts to showcase marketing as a direct driver to revenue.

Building product companies are putting a lot of time and effort into their marketing strategies to support brand awareness, customer satisfaction and their sales team.

How can you be sure your campaign collateral, social media posts and blogs are making an impact with specifiers, architects and contractors and growing your business?


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How To Optimise Your Frequently Asked Questions Page

By Olivia Atkinson on 26-Apr-2019 11:48:16

Most websites have a FAQ page somewhere on their website but they’re not always optimised for search engines. You may not even need a FAQ section but its become a page that is seen as important as ‘About Us’ and ‘Contact Us' pages.

David Hamill advises that if your FAQ page is answering questions that the rest of the website should answer, then you have a problem with your site content.

Some people overlook the potential and the opportunity FAQ pages offer, with many including questions that are very samey and repetitive, providing answers that come across as patronising.

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Do Your Sales Team Follow Up On Construction Marketing Leads?

By Luke Monterosso on 23-Apr-2019 13:39:54

 

A lot of time, effort and money is spent on marketing and advertising each year for building product companies, through trade magazines, building product directories, online marketing, emails, tradeshows or a combination of these. Often, they all point back to one place… your website.

Taking a mystery shopper approach, in our The State of Building Product Digital Marketing 2019 Report, we discovered that 80% of building product companies didn't respond to a product enquiry through their website in any way. Of the 20% that did, only 6% answered the phone to enquire about our requirements and offer additional help.

 

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7 Reasons Why Content Marketing Helps Building Product Sales Teams Succeed

By Leigh Simpson on 18-Apr-2019 09:01:04

 

From our conversations across the construction industry, it’s clear that building product Sales Leaders view content marketing with suspicion, feeling it could hinder their chances of getting in front of prospects and customers.

Once we explain the benefits to them and their teams of a well executed inbound marketing strategy, they soon understand the potential to help them improve lead generation and lead quality.

Making their sales team busier, more respected in their sector and getting them in front of more influential decision makers and specifiers.

Read on, to find out how we explain the key benefits to sales of inbound and content marketing.


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Construction Marketing: Proven Content Marketing Strategies - Part 2

By Olivia Atkinson on 17-Apr-2019 16:44:21

 

Part 1 discussed how important creating content for your specific audience is and platforms in which you can not only create awareness of your brand but also understand pain points within the sector.

Part 2 focuses on social media, engaging with your audience,  influencers, paid ads and getting a professional to create your content for you.

Many of these promotional strategies overlap and interlink so try and do them together rather than picking one and focusing on one thing.

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