At OneIMS, we preach and practice full-funnel marketing. When you engage us for your marketing need, we will help you define your Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) and design your optimal buyers’ journey through the entire sales process. Our objective is to help you systematize and automate the routine steps in your sales process so you have predictable pipeline of qualified opportunities optimized for sales. We can not only help you fill the top of the funnel with marketing qualified leads, but we employ systematic process to qualify, nurture and move the leads through the entire buyers’ journey to accelerate sales and fuel the growth of your company.
The expert marketing team at OneIMS will help you identify the shortage and blockage in your sales funnel and implement proven methodology to optimize your customer acquisition efforts.
70% of the buyer’s journey is complete before a buyer even reaches out to sales
Demand generation is the methodical approach to creating awareness about your products or services from your target prospects and turning them into qualified sales leads. Demand generation is the key to building predictable sales pipeline. A properly executed demand generation effort should increase the quality and volume of sales opportunities created. Demand creation is giving marketing a sales quota. It is a critical component of your business growth, if left to chance would dry up your sales pipeline.
You may have the perfect solution to the biggest challenge your ideal buyers are facing. However, if your potential customers are not aware of the solution you offer or know that there is a better alternative to their current solution; they will not proactively seek out your help. Therefore you need to educate your potential buyers and make them realize their need and the value of using your solution to meet that need.
At OneIMS we understand that the buyer’s journey is an important framework to base your marketing campaigns around. We custom tailor demand creation campaigns to address the customer lifecycle stages and help facilitate and accelerate the decision making process the potential buyer goes through.
We will collaborate with your team to research and identify the ideal buyer personas and their buying criteria. After which we will strategically distribute relevant, high-quality content and other valuable digital assets to build awareness and drive interest in your company and its products or services. We will utilize owned media, earned media and paid media channels to increase the reach and effectiveness of your content. Our demand creation and lead generation specialists will help you implement and optimize lead nurture and marketing automation software to capture marketing qualified leads (MQLs) and move them through the buyer’s journey to become sales qualified leads (SQLs).
79% of marketing leads never convert to sales. Lack of lead nurturing is the most common cause of this poor performance.
74% of business buyers conduct more than half of their research online before making an offline purchase.
Lead Nurturing is a systematic way to execute customer-centric marketing strategy at scale with one-to-one personalization utilizing marketing automation technology such as HubSpot. Lead nurturing is an important part of sales and marketing, because it allows marketers to stay in touch with prospects throughout the long sales cycle that plagues the B2B market.
With 74% of prospects doing most of their awareness and consideration stage research online, marketers are attracting leads at high volume before they are ready to make purchase decision. This presents a challenge in sorting and organizing leads based on quality and sales readiness. Lead Nurturing is the key to increasing bandwidth in handling leads and overall sales effectiveness. With more than “70% of the buyer’s journey being complete before a buyer even reaches out to sales” (SiriusDecisions), any lapse in communication and engagement with the prospect during the long sales cycle can leave room for competitors to seize the opportunity.
At OneIMS we understand that building and sustaining meaningful and profitable relationships with buyers can create a substantial revenue stream from the leads you're generating from your demand creation efforts or from the leads you have in the sales pipeline. We custom tailor lead nurturing campaigns to address the customer lifecycle stages and help facilitate and influence the decision making process the potential buyer goes through.
A properly executed lead nurturing campaign must have specific objectives such as: re-engagement campaigns targeted toward leads who became inactive in the pipeline to warm them up for sales or top-of-mind campaigns designed to engage with leads who are not yet sales-ready to ensure they will be well educated about the products and services when time comes.
As part of our engagement, OneIMS will collaborate with your team to identify the prospects’ buying criteria and decision-making process. We help determine the digital assets that are appropriate for moving the leads through the sales funnel to accelerate the decision making process and control the buying criteria. Our lead nurturing and management specialists will help execute the campaigns using the state-of-the-art marketing automation technology and report on campaign performance based on the established service level agreement for Leads Scoring and Lead Grade.
67% of a salesperson's time is typically spent on non-selling activities - research, data entry, and busy work
Nurtured leads produce, on average, a 20% increase in sales opportunities versus non-nurtured leads.
It is imperative that salespeople use their time on revenue producing activities. Their time is best spent engaging with qualified prospects who have the authority, need, urgency and money (ANUM) to make a purchase decision on products or services you offer. They should not be spending their valuable time prospecting nor should they be expected to speak with every possible lead that raises their hands. Salespeople need to be presented with leads that have been rigorously qualified based on their implicit and explicit lead scoring data collected about the prospect with every touch point the brand had with them.
In addition to generating leads, special attention should be fixated on moving the prospects through the sales funnel and making them sales-ready so when they do interact with sales team they are much more ready to make the decision, thus accelerating the sales process.
At OneIMS we understand that it’s not enough just to generate leads, but those leads need to be properly and effectively nurtured through the sales pipeline. We also hold the belief that in the B2B world, marketing should carry a sales quota, just like sales team. Thus, we have instituted systematic process to collaborate with you to develop a Service Level Agreement (SLA) to define what a Marketing Qualified Lead (MQL) and Sales Qualified Lead (SQL) would be. We will determine together what is the most effective way to nurture those leads based on whether they are marketing qualified or sales qualified as well as where they are in the sales process. We will define what constitutes a lead’s readiness to buy and what behaviors display that it’s time to pass them on to sales team, thus making sure the sales people are focused on the most qualified of leads. Most importantly, we will employ our proven strategies and incorporate owned, earned and paid media channels to capture, nurture, score and grade each lead until they are ready for sales, making sure you meet your revenue targets.
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