podcast | January 9, 2017
A Painkiller Your Prospects Can’t Live Without – Marketing Campaign Planning
Today we are going to demonstrate how to capture the attention of customers and prospects with great marketing campaigns. Campaign budgets are limited and these campaigns need to generate revenue. It’s difficult to grow revenue faster than your industry’s growth rate and faster than your competitors. Leverage the How to Make Your Number in 2018 to access a revenue growth methodology to hit your number quarter after quarter, and year after year.
Joining us today is Andrea Brody the Chief Marketing Officer of BravoSolution. BravoSolution delivers strategic procurement solutions for global organizations. The solution helps procurement organizations go beyond cost savings to include risk management, corporate social responsibility and driving innovation as part of developing new products. Listen as Andrea demonstrates how great marketing campaigns capture attention of your target audience.
Performing well in the monthly operating review and quarterly business review requires campaign-driven marketing contribution. Campaign offers capture attention and deliver pipeline influence. Andrea and I discuss marketing campaigns that position your product in the painkiller business, not the vitamin business.
Are our campaign offers a painkiller or a vitamin? Painkillers are taken when you’re in pain, and you don’t forget. Vitamins may or may not be taken because you don’t have acute pain to address. Plan your campaigns t position your product as a must-have offer to relieve their top pain point.
Why this topic? Campaign budgets are limited and these campaigns need to generate revenue. In B2B, marketing campaigns generate revenue when they are hyper-targeted, and do not when they are spray and pray. Today, we will demonstrate how to generate a return on the campaign dollar.
Capturing the attention of customers and prospects requires a focus on the ideal customer profile and personas. Make sure you have marketing and sales alignment on your ideal customer profile. What is your ideal customer profile? Is it a $1 billion+ company in certain vertical industries? Then you look at the specific buyers and influencers to select the Personas. Ask yourself, “What are those messages that resonate?”
Listen as Andrea and I discuss the concept idea of ‘laddering’ up the message. This involves a steadily increasing level of engagement, leading ultimately a call to action to engage the sales team. Pay attention to digital body language such as a download of a whitepaper. From there, let’s say somebody watches a video. That might be a 30-minute time investment versus reading a blog post which might be a five-minute time investment. This is an emerging best practice and Andrea describes using technology, persona targeting and content to engage.
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