In larger enterprises, most marketing campaigns have traditionally been created at Corporate level, then regionalised by local teams. However, to be successful today they need a much more personal approach.
Gone are the days of ‘spray and pray’ multi-million dollar marketing campaigns. Marketing will only work in the future if it’s personalised... here are the steps we think all marketers should follow.
Step 1 – Make it personal, relevant and dynamic
Everyone knows that personalised marketing gets better results - but did you realise how much better it is? It’s impressive stuff - so ditch the corporate content and get localising, segmenting and personalising your campaigns:
- Click-through rates improve by 14% and conversions go up by 10%
- 66% of buyers say that ‘consistent and relevant communication’ is a key influence in choosing a provider
- Nurturing leads with personalised content cuts the length of the sales cycle by 23%
Step 2 – Test, track and improve
By using marketing automation to manage your personalised email campaigns, it is easy to see what’s working and what’s not. So, continually improve your content and get those response rates higher:
- Always use A/B testing on campaigns to see which subjects get more opens and clicks
- According to MarketingSherpa you need to test many different variables: target audience, landing page and email subject line
- Take personalisation further than just using a contact’s name – personalise the content with location, past purchases and other interests.
Step 3 – Get better results
- More leads – After just 3 months, marketers using automation solutions to deliver inbound marketing content generates 32% more leads, costing 61% less than outbound marketing leads
- Better qualified leads – Marketing teams that use automated lead scoring and nurturing programmes prove that up to 40% of the sales pipeline comes from leads generated by their campaigns
- More conversions - B2B companies that blog generate 67% more leads per month than those who do not: blog articles positively influence purchase decisions
To do list
If you want to keep up in marketing, you need to:
- Get targeted: Segment your email lead nurturing, blogs and landing pages by role and location
- Stop guessing: The right software helps you measure your success, taking the guesswork out of marketing
- Follow up: Communicate constantly with your sales team to ensure they understand your strategy and are following up on your leads effectively.