Appointment setting is arguably among the most time-sensitive of business processes. Getting both prospects and more importantly, salespeople to keep an eye on who has their time only grows more important as the quickened pace of today’s information allows people update at the click of a mouse. Yet when something just as important gets in the way, does it mean your appointment setting campaign will inevitably crash?
Appointment setting is still a marketing and sales process so researching your target market is obviously a given. Once you do though, ever thought of also looking back at your own industry and seeing how your target market actually makes it grow? This commonly happens when your appointment setting strategy seeks to promote a supplement to an already existing product even though you are targeting the same market.
For at least some IT companies, online lead generation seems to be the default method of getting in touch with prospects, sharing expertise, and even closing deals. However, have you ever thought applying the need to unplug to your lead generation campaign? Before you assume that sounds counter-productive, this is not about going full Amish with marketing (much less with an IT company).
Advertising is just one of those industries where lead generation campaigns have stronger ties with the voices of consumers. Unfortunately, that voice has mostly been negative as critics of advertising continue to come up with every excuse to consider the industry irrelevant, or worse, the whole concept of marketing. However, should your lead generation strategy be all about fighting this back or is there more to who is ‘against you’?
Your appointment setting strategy does not always have to view vacation seasons with enmity. On the contrary, your commercial cleaning firm might actually fare well by helping prospects take a vacation instead of wishing they were around the office longer just to receive your phone or email. Your appointment setting strategy can benefit from people out of that office just as easily.
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