Life Lessons From My Sales Bootcamp Experience

By Will Morris on 24-Dec-2019 10:09:00

My Dublin visit to the HubSpot head offices was over. My brain felt comfortably loaded with the wealth of knowledge and training that I had undertaken.

Dan Tire, ‘The Boom Man’ as he is so affectionately known, had excelled himself. It had been a pleasure to be in the company of the individuals I admire most within the sales world.

As I sat in the window seat of Ryanair’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft, I wondered if this was how Bruce Lee felt when he first met IP Man.

It was fun. We worked hard.

But I knew the hard work had only just begun.

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Construction Marketing Strategy: Segmentation Analysis

By Olivia Atkinson on 05-Dec-2019 16:27:46

Segmentation is often described as a foundational piece; a cornerstone of any marketing strategy.

Correctly segmenting your market can draw focus to where your sales efforts will have the best return. We take a deeper look into segmentation, why it’s important and how many segments you should have.

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Construction Marketing Strategy: What Is The Role Of Marketing In 2020?

By Rich Newsome on 05-Dec-2019 15:37:04

Continuing with our series on construction marketing strategy, this post sets out to assess the current state of marketing within the building products and construction industry, and what you can do to ensure a successful and prosperous 2020… and beyond.

You’ll find many posts out there that talk about marketing in 2020, and you’ll no doubt be bombarded with buzzwords like KYC, Digital Marketing Transformation and insights-driven marketing.

These words all have their place in the marketing sphere, but they don’t necessarily resonate with the challenges that the building products and construction industry face. So, we’ll set out to assess the current state of marketing within your industry, allowing you to progress further and smash your goals.  

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Be Part Of Our Upcoming Construction Marketing Blogs

By Leigh Simpson on 14-Nov-2019 16:38:56

We want your opinion of the marketing channels and resources you love and find most useful for promoting your building product brand.

We’re kicking off a series of blogs about building awareness amongst specifiers and installers in the building product space.  Rather than just giving you a bland overview of “what the experts say”, we thought it would be great to get your thoughts too.

To get featured, all you need to do is pick the blog, or blogs, that you want to be included in, follow the link and answer a couple of questions.  Leave us your website URL and Twitter/LinkedIn handle and we’ll drop a nice backlink into the blog for you and mention you in our social promotion.

We’re looking forward to you sharing your knowledge with our audience. Don’t be shy.

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Why Use Sales Enablement for Your Building Product Brand?

By Luke Monterosso on 27-Jun-2019 15:53:55

What if everybody on your sales team understood the needs of your customer, the problems they face and how your company solves them? Better yet, what if they loved your solution, shared your vision and immersed themselves within your sector?

How do you bridge the gap between this idealistic view and reality? You need to support your sales team with processes, you need content, training and technology. How do you get these things?

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What Is Sales Enablement?

By Luke Monterosso on 19-Jun-2019 12:47:16

Over the last few years sales enablement as a business buzzword has taken off. We take a deeper dive into the definition, whether it's here to stay and what it means for your business.

Building product companies with sales enablement in place have benefited from higher win rates, larger deal sizes and faster sales cycles. In an environment where project delays can be inevitable, organisations with sales enablement in place have a much more predictable sales cycle.

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What Is Lead Nurturing?

By Olivia Atkinson on 30-May-2019 15:30:09

Lead nurturing is the purposeful process of engaging a defined target group by providing relevant information at each stage of the buyer's journey. It focuses on marketing and communication efforts to listen to prospects, and provide valuable information and answers.

Effectively you’re guiding prospects to eventually purchase from you, but in a way that is helpful and not sales driven. The more a lead is nurtured, the more knowledgeable they become about your specific product.

This ultimately creates a more qualified lead, ensuring the sales team only get involved when the lead is ready to purchase.

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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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Is Sales Wasting Construction Marketing Leads?

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

A lot of time, effort and money is spent on gathering construction marketing leads each year. For building product companies, this may be 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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Sales Enablement: Overcoming Your Fear Of Cold Calling

By Luke Monterosso on 11-Mar-2019 09:34:00

Fear is one of the most common reasons people procrastinate on taking action towards their goals. Psychologists like to say that fear means False, Experiences, Appearing, Real. We want to provide you with actionable steps to help you in the process of overcoming your fear of cold calling. 

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – My Pipeline Generation Bootcamp Experience

By Luke Monterosso on 06-Mar-2019 10:06:00

I jumped into 8 weeks of sales training with Mr Dan Tyre, HubSpot’s first sales executive of the now multi-billion-pound company, serial investor and co-author the ‘Inbound Organization’. If anyone was going to dispel the common preconception that top salespeople are born with certain personality traits and sales can’t be taught – this was the right person for the job.

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