The Lead411 Blog

  • Why we Think Data.com is Shutting Down

    by Jeremy Unruh | March 27, 2017

    Salesforce will soon be announcing the end of a partnership with Data.com.  Salesforce acquired Data.com (previously known as Jigsaw), the crowd-sourced data provider, back in 2010 but the relationship has been rocky from the beginning.  Salesforce support chat has mentioned that they will continue to sell data.com until August of 2017 but the partnership will end in August of 2018. It is unclear why the relationship is dissolving but we have some insight as to what could have been the cause of the break-up.   Inaccurate Crowd-Sourced Data   Data.com’s business model is highly dependent on users adding, exchanging and…

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    3 Tips For Building The Perfect Post-Subscribe Email Autoresponder

    by Jeremy Unruh | February 15, 2017

    Building the perfect post-subscribe email autoresponder is a step many businesses often overlook when it comes to lead conversion. Email autoresponses are almost an afterthought for many brands, mainly because they forget the power it could potentially wield to turn a browsing prospect into a loyal customer. However, following some easy tips when it comes to building the perfect post-subscribe email autoresponder will help turn that around, and ensure that prospects are able to become customers with ease. 1) Offer valuable content without wasting time Many customers lament about the arduous process of subscribing to emails, with many giving up…

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    Top Strategies For Effective Outbound Sales Engagement

    by Jeremy Unruh | January 31, 2017

    Businesses today have numerous avenues to announce their presence to potential clients. Social media and web content strategies have without doubt increased visibility in the highly competitive online marketplace. Targeted customers have so many options to choose from and therefore take their time before picking a particular company to engage. It can, therefore, be frustrating for a business just to sit and wait for the inbound sales. Here are the top strategies that can help you to meet your sales target through effective outbound engagement. Intelligent leads The days of Cold-calling hundreds of telephone numbers with the hope that one…

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  • How to Capture Millennials with Email Marketing

    by Jeremy Unruh | January 19, 2017

    The rapid rise of social media has some marketers questioning what types of marketing appeals to Millennials. Some would even argue that email marketing is a marketing tool that Millennials don’t embrace, choosing to consume marketing material in more visually stimulating formats. However, email marketing has never been more effective in achieving ROI goals for small and medium size businesses. According to eMarketer, email marketing tops the list of digital tactics driving customer acquisition and retention. Savvy marketers are likely to counter that although email marketing works now, it simply doesn’t appeal to millennials. A recent study in AdWeek found,…

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  • Teamwork!: How Collaboration Can Help Sales Teams

    by Jeremy Unruh | January 13, 2017

    Are you looking for the secret to sales success? It might be sitting right in front of you…literally! Pipedrive calls collaboration “arguably the most important factor you can tweak to improve your sales metrics”, and this sentiment appears to be echoed by experts and data throughout the industry. Collaboration is transforming the sales process in a way that benefits the team and the customer. When teams collaborate to align sales and marketing goals, salespeople are 56% more likely to be top performers. Here are 3 ways collaboration can help your sales team: Collaboration fosters communication between teams, allowing salespeople to…

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  • Lead Pipeline 2017: Start with Account Based Selling

    by Jeremy Unruh | January 4, 2017

    Near forthcoming Q1Y17 presents sales strategists an opportunity to capture new leads for business growth. These days, sales leadership relies on more than mere selling. A global sales plan should include account based selling (ABS) methodologies. Connect with multiple decision makers in a single organization, with these top ABS approaches to closing the deal in 2017. Top 10 ABS Approaches in 2017 1. Budget Leveraging the sales process requires an adequate budget. Companies that invest in updated tools will be able to maintain a competitive edge in selling. Budget for scalable software technologies, designed for sales account management. Lead pipeline…

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