What a Concept! Slices of Life and Marketing Wisdom from Robin Williams He could be anyone you wish him to be. But he was always good at what he loved: entertaining people. For most of his career, Robin Williams was a man of many faces who gave us every reason to love and laugh at life. Whether he was an air force radio DJ, an idealistic literature professor, an old, blunt Scottish nanny, or a wax replica of a rough riding US president, he always had something to say on issues that challenge our ability to smile. We can be sure that even the world of B2B marketing is fraught with these issues. Take heed of these legendary words. “Boys, you must strive to find your own voice, because the longer you wait to begin the less likely you are to find it at all.” Perhaps, one of Robin Williams’ most compelling characters is that of an English teacher who rouses his students to break free from their ascetic chains. “I know size can be daunting… But don’t be afraid…” Playing a romantic mentor of a tap-dancing penguin, Williams teaches us that indeed size doesn’t matter.
Great Business Tip From Gene Simmons Of Kiss Forbes’ interview with rock legend Gene Simmons yields some great business tips especially for amateur business owners. In particular, Gene’s views about “the idea that one has to spend a lot of time on something is archaic” is a great topic for business owners who still have fears entrusting their business operations to other people. One great example is with business technology. You don’t have to be a technology expert to effectively run a business in Singapore. Whether you have advanced knowledge about software or are simply able to send an email and text, you can still effectively generate sales leads for your company. You have to learn to trust the people that you hire.
Demand Generation Solutions for Startups SMEs are at the bottom of the B2B food chain. The obvious reason is that they only possess limited financial resources to mobilize their lead generation and appointment setting arm. More importantly, they struggle with increasing brand visibility and market awareness. Indeed, small-scale B2B businesses confront a plethora of difficulties in their demand generation efforts, not involving campaign finances alone. A business manager also needs to consider choosing the best marketing channels that offer advantages in terms of generating qualified lead traffic and ensuring a steady flow of revenue. And while it is easy to use social media as a primary lead generation tool, B2B marketers should consider other content channels as well. For better growth possibilities, take into account the following strategies for better brand awareness. Trade shows. Webinars. Slide presentations and infographics.
Integrate Traditional Methods To Your Singapore Lead Generation Strategies Having trouble standing out from your Singapore competition to generate enough business leads? Here’s a radical idea for you to consider: send your business leads in Singapore direct mail. Yes, that’s right, snail mail. It might sound ridiculous to do so, considering the fact that everything and everyone only ever interacts through digital nowadays. Obviously, you are wondering how this report could even be plausible. It’s true that direct mail costs a bit more than sending out mass emails, but the effort required to send a direct letter to your business list easily projects how serious you are in getting their business.
How Marketing your Product Launches can Help your Brand Prosper in Singapore In Singapore, big consumer brands like Tiger Beer and B2B frontliners like SAP are using every amount of leverage they have to propel their influence. Aside from applying lead generation strategies, these brands also introduce new product lines expecting to maintain loyal customers while attracting new ones. However, a new product does not necessarily guarantee the intended effects. In his article, Failure to launch: Singapore brands could be wasting millions on new products, Ray Crook outlines that most new products fall into obscurity just as soon as they hit the shelves, mainly due to the unrealistic expectations brands have about how their clients view the supposed innovations. Crook cites product extensions as the primary culprit, writing, “Too many brands fall into the trap of launching endless line extensions that simply steal customers from one item to another… These cannibalistic launches bite into the share of a company’s existing revenue.
Business Startups: Singapore’s boosters By stimulating the vital segments of the country – political stability, infrastructures, environmental protection, and population management – Singapore was able to sustain constant growth. Singapore’s economic freedom index overall score is 89.4, a 1.4 increase compared to last year and the second highest next to Hong Kong. These parameters show its significant improvements in global investments, labor freedom, businesses growth and employment. Given this attributes, Singapore is a very suitable market in establishing new businesses. To sustain this idea, according to World Bank’s annual report, it hosted more than 500 foreign corporations and has a booming high-class population. Moreover, Singapore’s capacity to facilitate further improvement does not end here yet. Opening of new job opportunities Business startups are the main economic engine of the annual employment data. Increase Tax Collection Increase population value
Your Guide to a Successful International Social Media Campaign There is no doubt that social media is where many people get all of their news and advertisements. Younger viewers have an even higher rate of social media use than older. Here are some tips for conducting a successful social media campaign across the world: Get the translation right Social media campaigns in multiple languages can be tricky. Create engaging content for your chosen demographic No one wants to read a long-winded sales pitch. Update consistently It is hard for many small businesses to find the time to conduct their own marketing on a regular basis. Send your message across the board It is important to not limit your social media campaign to just one or two platforms. Successful examples of great international campaigns Red Bull is one example of a very successful international social marketing platform. Know your target demographic One of the most important aspects of any marketing campaign is knowing your target demographic.
Cost Efficient Lead Generation for SMBs With the continuing prominence of internet and social media, small and medium businesses (SMBs) are taking opportunities to expand their operations. Indeed, the sky’s the limit for many SMBs wanting to increase their revenue generation and extend their market reach. But however one tries, reaching such goals would require breaching limits with regards the marketing budget, a disadvantage that many SMBs face when generating B2B leads. Whether you are targeting other SMBs, you would face financial constraints that can prevent your short-term and long-term goals. Marketing, for a stat, entails a lot of investments on your part as the manager. You would need expert staff and an effective lead management database to make everything run smoothly. As it turns out, these constraints can pull your business down, diminishing its competitiveness and rendering your investments useless. Here are a few tips to do just that. Create a compelling and relevant blog. Start attending events.
B2B Channel Surfing: Choosing the Best Platforms for Lead Generation Marketing has evolved rapidly with the introduction of online channels. One would become an absolute stranger and miss out on better opportunities if social platforms are declined. Still, some are reluctant to make a move online, citing the surviving relevance of outbound B2B methods such as tradeshows and telemarketing. An Ages-long Antagonism? The outbound methods are at odds with their online counterparts, and it has been that way ever since. On the other hand, JumpLead pointed out in its own study that social media channels are cheaper and lead to better customer engagements. Why not Both? From this point, one is compelled to choose between inbound and outbound marketing for the sake of drafting an efficient B2B lead generation plan. It would indeed take a lot of time and resources as you consider statistics and expert advice from experienced marketers. Following this formula in your B2B lead generation will be a big boost to your sales performance.
How to Improve your B2B Lead Generation Telemarketing for Better Sales In recent years, telemarketing has seen a boom in usage despite pessimistic notions that it is being phased out by social media and email. Within the B2B industry, the practice is very much alive, particularly for lead generation purposes. However, not all of these businesses are doing it right. Marketers are always hard-pressed for surefire solutions that can produce the best results in the form of high quality B2B sales leads. Improving one’s lead generation program can be difficult, considering that there are factors to consider. Indeed, it is a complex undertaking requiring rigorous application. As a start, try these telemarketing tips that can improve your lead generation and sales performance. Be courteous. Be informative. Never let go just yet. These are just the tip of the iceberg.
B2B Demand Generation: Bringing the Best from your Emails The beauty of B2B demand generation lies in the incredible amount of creative space it offers to marketers. Emails can be modified accordingly, then again the efforts you put it would not matter if you rely on presentation alone. When properly executed, your emails can provide the results you seek in your demand generation, including an increase in lead acquisition and of course sales conversions. Here are some of the best ways that allows you to get the best from your send-outs right off the bat. Make them urgent Give audiences a reason to engage you right away. So, fashion your emails with a highly engaging call-to-action. Tease Offer audiences a glimpse of what you are capable of delivering. What’s more, aim to create intrigue through enticing subject lines. Offer freebies Who does not like freebies? Often, they are seen as the most effective means of attracting B2B leads, more so for the benefits they give than for the fact that they can be obtained free of charge. Don’t verbalize Don’t sell