My friend Gil grew up on a dairy farm in the 1960s. His parents bought a farm that came with an ancient three-bedroom house. When they had their first couple of children, it worked fine. However, when they had more kids than bedrooms, his Dad realized he needed a bigger house, so he started adding extensions.
Everyone on the planet is concerned about their future. Some consider tomorrow their future, thinking only one day at a time for survival. Others think about their futures in decades, while still others deal only in months or weeks. The future is a funny thing, as it has unlimited meanings.
I think this next statement is a bit off-putting, but I’m not making fun of it. When I was researching some of the other experts speaking about conversion headaches, the first site to pop up was Harvard Medical School. I learned that there is such an illness known as “conversion headaches (conversion disorder).”
But that’s not at all about what this article is built. Lead conversion is the topic. Removing the roadblocks, constraints, frustration, ambiguity, and headaches that come when your lead to customer conversion isn’t doing well.
The actual value of automation is that it is more capable than humans could ever be to accomplish what today needs. With automation pushing the envelope of productivity in marketing per se, it more than capably provides the ability to scale.
Imagine, a single process that is so well-defined that once implemented can repeatedly produce until Infinitum, or until the desired outcome is reached. That’s the power of automating as many processes as possible.
I have been reading lately about the upcoming Web 3.0, "the semantic web" and I’m excited to see what’s in store for us. Remember the days of dial up connections?
Then we went from just text to graphics, video, streaming communications, media sharing, and so much more. The internet is continuing to grow up right before our eyes.
Evolution is a beautiful thing, no matter how small It may be. It could be as little as watching your house plant grow or witnessing the transformation of a city you once called home.
Special Update: April 5, 2020
March 2020 was like no other March we have ever seen. The beginning of March was awesome. Everything was on the up. The stock market was up, revenue was up, profit was up, business was growing & there was prosperity everywhere! March 2020 took all of that away from us & forcefully dropped us in survival mode. We had to develop a plan to survive, recover and thrive.
Thankfully, we have a game plan. In a collection of videos at www.elaunchers.com/sales you will be able to look, study & learn the system that I have been implementing since 1989. My technology stack of choice has changed over the years but the process and the core philosophy of the system has never changed.
We want to let you know that we are here to help. If you have already watched the videos on www.elaunchers.com/sales, let us schedule a call to review your prospecting & sales process and how you can systematize it. (Some of the videos are published on this page too, for your convenience).
Sadly, COVID-19 has turned every business into a telephone-marketing & telephone-sales organization. Let us share with you what has previously worked for us so you too can survive, recover and thrive into the remainder of the year to come.
Implementing CRM solutions has come a long way since when Personal Computers and MACs first hit the market. In fact, I'd like to tell you the story about how I learned to love Customer Relationship Management.
Shortly after arriving in America, I went about trying to find a job, earn some money so I could feed myself and my wife. Needless to say, we came to this great country with nothing in our pockets (well, maybe enough for bus fare). I tried and tried, and one day, my world changed for the better. At the time, I didn't know by how much.
The value of marketing metrics is critical to a firm’s interests, especially knowing where the revenues originate, flow through the department and produce the ROI that the C-Suite is always asking of marketers large and small.
If you are not measuring what you are doing concerning marketing and budgeting, you should consider other work. The future will become more and more dependent upon measurement as revenues relate to CPM (cost per man/hour), stock ratio, as a percentage of the overall gross profit, and on and on and on.
Last time we spoke of data mining to identify the perfect, high-yielding target audience you should be focusing most of your attention as far as the customer journey on the path to purchase goes.
This article carries on that thought process through to the next step; the present. But hold on, let’s talk a little bit more about what has been discovered and what can be done with it.
Marketing is NOT all About the Future
Yesterday, today and tomorrow. If you listen to most marketers they will typically speak about the future, but it’s not all about only what’s ahead. Marketing is about the past, present, and future. That’s why it’s important to remember that your history matters. It’s more than just building the next campaign, especially if you convert suspects into prospects, into leads, into customers, clients or patients.