Welcome to SalesFish Brand Marketing & Sales, the most strategically biased B2B Marketing Agency, telemarketing services, telemarketing companies (sales agency) and digital marketing companies, serving Orange County, Los Angeles, San Jose, Sacramento and the Pacific Northwest (Bend, Portland, Seattle). We gladly serve California and all 50 United States!
Business owners often ask the question, “When is the best time to put resources into my sales & marketing?”
The answer is simple: always. If you want to avoid the “feast or famine” revenue swings so many businesses experience, then you need to be consistent in reaching out to new prospects.
It’s tempting to cut back on your marketing and sales efforts when things are busy, or when you have new contracts in the hopper. The danger, however, is that sometimes a verbal approval on a contract gets put off or drops off a potential client’s radar. If you’ve slowed down on your prospecting in anticipation of the next contract keeping you busy, you’ll be left with an empty pipeline.
Even if you’re landing plenty of work or making lots of sales, markets ebb and flow. As we learned from the recent recession, the economy is a fickle thing, as peaks are inevitably followed by valleys.
So, our simple tip to level out the ups and downs is to never stop marketing, never pull back on your sales. If you find yourself with more business than you can handle, you can always add more resources, refer, or negotiate deadlines. It’s a good problem to have—certainly better than the alternative of going through dry spells.
Besides helping you keep the pipeline from shutting off, staying consistent with your marketing and sales also presents the opportunity to refine and strengthen your message, media, demographics and timing. You can do this very simply through A/B Testing. A/B testing consists of testing one variable of a message and comparing it with a control.
For example, you may test one email subject line against an alternative; you might have two versions of an ad designed and measure the effectiveness of each; you can test different call-to-action offers, such as a free eBook vs. 10% off your services for example. You can find plenty of good advice on A/B testing online. One of the main things to remember, however, is that you generally want to only test one variable at a time. If you’re testing sending an email at 8:00 am vs. 4:00 pm, don’t use a different subject line for each because if you do, you won’t know if the time of day or the subject line accounts for the performance difference.
Keep your marketing and sales machine going through all the ups and downs and you’ll have more of the former and less of the latter!
Call SalesFish today and our high-touch, dedicated team will assist you in assessing your strategic sales goals, and the marketing and sales tactics best suited to your specific needs. And, yes, we will also advise you on the best A.I. tools that actually work and complement the real people in your business!
Stay tuned for more relevant content on creating world-class digital marketing strategies and B2B telemarketing sales strategies. We at SalesFish Brand Marketing & Sales thank you for joining us in our commitment to unwavering strategic planning, B2B brand marketing and B2B sales execution.
Call today and our “high-touch” dedicated team will assist you in assessing your strategic sales goals to tailor our marketing and sales tactics to your specific needs.
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- B2B Direct Sales, Channel Sales and Marketing Strategies
- On-Site B2B Presentation, Negotiation and Sales
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- Cold Calls and Appointment Setting
- Online Presentations and Webinars
- Product Awareness and Announcement Calls
- Primary Research: Quantitative and Qualitative Surveys
- Experiential Event Marketing
- Pre and Post-Event Calls
- Audience Acquisition, Exhibit Sales and Sponsorship Sales