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The Facts: B2B Business Development Strategy is Shifting

Posted by Chris Thornton on Sep 7, 2017 9:33:38 AM

Manufacturing and other Industrial based companies have historically focused primarily on marketing their products through manufacturers reps and dealers. Recent data forecasts a major shift in how industrial companies plan to implement their B2B business development strategy over the next five years. 

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Topics: Marketing, Manufacturing

Why Saying NO to Unwanted B2B Leads Can Save Your Company!

Posted by Chris Thornton on May 5, 2017 11:14:26 AM

 I was meeting with a new client recently. The question I asked was, “What % of your B2B leads converted into sales for your company?” The answer was that after spending the time to research, capture the lead and quote, only around 10% of their leads converted to new business. We both agreed that a 90% failure rate was dragging down the sales team and was a major factor in missed growth opportunities.

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Topics: Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing

The Art Behind Generating the Right B2B Sales Leads

Posted by Chris Thornton on Mar 28, 2017 1:43:19 PM

We all know what a bad sales lead feels like after 20 seconds of conversation. You have interrupted someone’s busy day, they don’t want to talk to you and simply want you to go away. Truth told, now that you are in this uncomfortable situation, you don’t enjoy talking to them either. Data shows that your sales team spends 25% of their time getting ready for this call with a 90% rejection rate to cold outreach. 

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Topics: Marketing, Manufacturing

3 Need to Know B2B Lead Generation Tips for 2017

Posted by Chris Thornton on Mar 7, 2017 1:00:00 PM

As a co-founder of Open Path Digital, I enjoy fascinating conversations with business owners and C-level marketing/sales professionals. Almost universally, those conversations evolve into focusing on boosting B2B lead generation for profitable growth.

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Topics: Marketing, Manufacturing

6 Reasons to Make B2B Customer Satisfaction a Digital Marketing Priority

Posted by Chris Thornton on Jan 24, 2017 6:53:23 PM

Customer satisfaction sits at the core of key concepts in marketing, and yet many marketers still don’t give it enough attention. Digital marketing provides a cost efficient modern marketing approach that nurtures customer satisfaction, is easily tracked, and unprecedented opportunities to measure ROI. Here are six reasons your digital marketing agency should be working to help YOU maximize customers' satisfaction.

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Topics: Manufacturing

International Exports Tips for Expanding your Business

Posted by Amanda Thornton on Sep 1, 2016 2:00:00 PM

You probably hear about businesses expanding abroad all the time, but how do they go about marketing their brand in new territories? We decided to compile a quick post with tips to expand your business into international exports and help you understand exactly what you need to know about international marketing. 

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Topics: Marketing, Manufacturing

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