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B2B Appointment Setting:  Simple Techniques in Doing Follow-ups

posted by Margaret Spencer on December 14, 2016

B2B Appointment Setting:  Simple Techniques in Doing Follow-upsMerely securing an appointment with your B2B prospects per se doesn’t guarantee that the appointment is going to happen. Things can turn out badly from the minute you hang up to the scheduled appointment. One of the most important things to do to reduce the chances of appointments not materializing is doing the right follow-ups. Here are some simple but effective techniques in carrying out follow-ups in B2B appointment setting.

  • Take after the ’24-hour Rule’. The 24-hour rule alludes to the perfect interim for doing follow-ups with your B2B prospects. The initial follow-up must be made in no more than 24 hours after the appointment is arranged, while the second should be done 24 hours before the actual appointment itself.
  • Forward an email confirmation. Together with telephone calls, email correspondences works great in arranging and following up appointments. One approach to successfully utilize this channel is to forward email invitations to your B2B prospects that automatically fill in their timetables (which is a typical email feature).
  • Have numerous reminders. This technique is a must especially in the case of long time intervals (i.e. almost two weeks or more) between the day the appointment is set and the scheduled appointment. However, don’t overdo it. It is important to be strategical so that you won’t come across as nagging and bother your B2B prospect.
  • Obtain every information you require. When you set an appointment and make your follow-ups, make sure to get hold of all the necessary information for the appointment. Basically, follow-ups function as a way to confirm the authenticity of the initially gathered information and feed your B2B prospect of the appointment details.
  • Be receptive to reschedule. Changes and reschedules are inevitable . So, it is important to get ready for it. Be flexible by having backup plans. This is generally a good work attitude that is not just limited to B2B appointment setting.

Whether your business is the one doing the B2B appointment setting or is employing a third party provider, make sure to work on doing the best practices possible and evaluate your performance in order to achieve the primary objective of appointment setting, to have the appointment happen.

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B2B Marketing: Memes, Everyone? (Part 4)

posted by Margaret Spencer on December 6, 2016

Essence of entertainment While it’s vital to make your target audience relate to the meme, don’t lose out on the entertainment area. Memes are supposed to be a combo of ‘funny and witty’ and being too serious will defeat its real purpose. So use language, symbolisms, etc. that will emphasize such combo and while you’re […]

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B2B Marketing: Memes, Everyone? (Part 3)

posted by Margaret Spencer on November 30, 2016

Things to Consider when Using Memes Suitability and relatability to your brand Memes are intended to depict insider jokes. They’re usually cheeky and ridiculous and even intentionally tamper grammar for the sake of entertainment. While they’re convenient to make and something that you can personalize to match the message your business wants to communicate, contemplate […]

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B2B Marketing: Memes, Everyone? (Part 2)

posted by Margaret Spencer on November 30, 2016

Examples of Memes Photo Memes Pictures of different people imitating a trendy/familiar position or action. In the sample images below, you can see people doing poses such as planking, owling, Hadoukening (base from the manga and anime Dragon Ball), Vadering (base from a book and movie series character, Darth Vader), Pottering (base from a book […]

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B2B Marketing: Memes, Everyone? (Part 1)

posted by Margaret Spencer on November 29, 2016

What is a Meme? The term “meme” was coined by Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book, The Selfish Gene. According to him, meme is a package of cultural concepts like regional sayings, fashion styles, and architectural trends. These phrases, styles, trends, concepts, and behaviors can be imitated and spread out to other cultures from the […]

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B2B Marketing: What Will Your Brand Archetype Be? (Part 6)

posted by Margaret Spencer on November 14, 2016

The Regular Guy or Gal Is an ego archetype and grouped under the “social” cardinal orientation. This archetype is also known as the good old boy, everyman, person next door, realist, working stiff,  solid citizen, good neighbor, the silent majority, advocate, everyperson, networker, and servant. They believe that “All men and women are created equal.” […]

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B2B Marketing: What Will Your Brand Archetype Be? (Part 5)

posted by Margaret Spencer on November 11, 2016

The Lover A soul archetype and has a “social” cardinal orientation. Also known as the partner, friend, intimate, enthusiast, sensualist, spouse, team-builder, companion, matchmaker, hedonist and romantic. Its mantra says “You’re the only one.” The lover is a figure that is passionate, sensual, intimate, romantic, warm, committed, idealistic and appreciative. They yearn for intimacy and […]

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B2B Marketing: What Will Your Brand Archetype Be? (Part 4)

posted by Margaret Spencer on November 10, 2016

The Hero With the ego as its type and as well as its cardinal orientation, hero is an archetype also known as the warrior, crusader, rescuer, superhero, soldier, dragon slayer, winner, team player, athlete, and liberator. This figure believes in the saying “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” and possesses a courageous, honorable, strong, […]

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B2B Marketing: What Will Your Brand Archetype Be? (Part 3)

posted by Margaret Spencer on November 8, 2016

The Caregiver Under the ego type with “social” as cardinal orientation. Also known as the saint, altruist, parent, helper, supporter, angel, guardian, Samaritan, and healer. A caregiver’s motto is “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Its characteristics are often associated with maternal roles; caring, nurturing, devoted, selfless, generous and compassionate. A caregiver’s goal is to help […]

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B2B Marketing: What Will Your Brand Archetype Be? (Part 2)

posted by Margaret Spencer on November 8, 2016

Introducing the Archetypes There are a countless number of archetypes. However, let’s zero in on the 12 classic master archetypes. These 12 represents the fundamental human motivations. Each type consists set of values, meanings and personality traits. Moreover, they are classified into three sets of four, that is, Ego, Soul, and Self. The types in […]

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