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What Will Appointment Setting Services Look Like in 2018?

posted by Margaret Spencer on December 15, 2017

What Will Appointment Setting Services Look Like in 2018?B2B marketing continues to evolve. That, of course, barely registers as news. What’s really interesting is that, this time, the trends reshaping marketing are starting to impact traditional outbound strategies, including finding and booking sales meetings. If you’re looking to partner with a third-party appointment setting services provider in 2018, here’s what you should expect next year.

Generating leads and appointments still rank as the top challenge that B2B marketers face. That’s why B2B marketers allocate the bulk of their budget increase to prospecting activities. With more than two-thirds of marketers claiming they’re unable to consistently connect with high-quality prospects, a significant number of organizations plan to outsource at least part of their prospecting program.

This makes appointment setting a prime area for marketers to consider. But marketing itself has now changed so much that even appointment setting doesn’t look like what it did just a couple of years ago. Prospecting continues its steady march toward adopting pull tactics as more B2B buyers chart their own course in the purchase journey.

This means that an outsourced appointment setting services partner should deliver prospecting solutions that help you keep up with the times. At a bare minimum, here are four things you should expect from a reputable provider:

 

Account-Based

Account-based marketing (ABM) is gaining traction among marketers. In a nutshell, ABM strategies focus on targeting only a few organizations with the highest likelihood of turning into customers, rather than directing marketing efforts at huge numbers of target companies. It’s like fishing with a spear instead of casting a net.

A reputable appointment setting services company gives you ABM capabilities on top of personalized and targeted prospecting. They tailor campaigns based on an account’s characteristics, which is a step closer to the much sought-after “segment of one”. ABM-enabled appointment setting services target entire org charts of key decision-makers from target accounts, connecting with every person involved in the buying process within a single company.

 

Automated Prospecting

As much as 7 in 10 companies currently use some kind of marketing automation platform (MAP). That’s because MAPs boost lead generation for 80% of marketers and improve conversions for 77% of users. Companies rely on MAPs so much that, as a percentage of revenues, spending on marketing automation now outweighs other IT expenditures.

Appointment setting services that leverage automated prospecting use proven tools to rank leads and follow up on opportunities with minimal human intervention. This frees up their marketing and sales specialists to work on more value-added activities in your campaign such as live conversations with decision-makers. Automated prospecting accelerates one of the most time-consuming components of marketing and makes it more efficient and productive.

 

Data-First

Around 42% of marketers blame poor data quality as the main reason why prospecting campaigns tend to underperform, while about half point the finger at bad data for their MAP’s failure to deliver decent returns. In addition, marketers think they don’t have access to detailed data on prospect behavior and intent, which can help refine their targeting accuracy and enrich segmentation.

Any third-party appointment setting agency should (at the very least) transparently describe their data validation and enrichment processes. You want appointment setting services that let you target, track, and test all aspects of a prospecting campaign. It’s no longer enough to be data-driven, it’s now about being data-first.

 

Experience-Led

Adobe finds that tech marketers prioritize “customer experience and being experience-led” for 2017. This pretty much sums up the trends influencing today’s prospecting strategies in the B2B space. Appointment setting now requires not only a multichannel approach, but also an omnichannel mindset. The difference is that multichannel strategies tend to revolve around marketers’ perspective, while omnichannel takes the entire customer (current or potential) experience into account.

Omnichannel appointment setting services goes beyond integrating different marketing channels to engage prospects. They weave the entire buyer journey into a coherent process for you and your target leads.

So, be on the lookout for these four qualities. These form the baseline for “good” appointment setting services. Make sure that a potential marketing partner meets all four characteristics.

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The 5 Cases Where It’s Okay to Buy a B2B Contact Database

posted by Margaret Spencer on August 25, 2017

If you go around asking whether to buy a B2B contact database, chances are you’d soon end up being chastised for simply just thinking about it. This is a little unfortunate, since a bought list sometimes makes more business sense. In fact, there are specific cases where buying a list can potentially bring you better […]

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Give Your E-mail List TLC With These 3 Management Tips

posted by Margaret Spencer on April 7, 2017

Email list is one of the food that fuels every marketing efforts (particularly email marketing campaigns) and therefore, is very important to all marketers out there. Let’s take a look at these 4 e-mail list management tips that will keep your list scoured and ultimately, prompt a healthy produce of streamlined leads into your funnel. Keep […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Invalid Email Addresses

posted by Margaret Spencer on March 29, 2017

“What would happen when a customer registers an invalid email address into the marketer’s online registration, contact form or subscription page?” Clients were asked  about the rate of their typo errors and their replies were mostly “If it bounces back, my ESP filters it out and removes it from my list. It’s not much of […]

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Looking for IT Lists? Here’s What You Should Keep in Mind

posted by Margaret Spencer on March 22, 2017

  The IT business is among one of the industry behemoths in the world today. With the fast-paced upgrades in innovation, businesses and a lot more are fusing IT in their operations. Likewise, the advancement of more up to date and more effective software has many businesses testing the market and opening their ways to […]

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Choosing the right database/contact list provider

posted by Margaret Spencer on September 29, 2016

There are an overwhelming number of database and contact list providers globally and each of them comes with their own edge and potential issues. Given this, choosing one could really get challenging. So here are some of the key considerations that would guide you in picking the right match. Create a data set that satisfies your business’ […]

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Treading the Same Grounds in B2B Leads: Content and Call List

posted by Margaret Spencer on August 11, 2016

They’re not so different when it comes to B2B leads.             It is easy to perceive that content marketing and calling campaigns have different means in B2B marketing. The former earns the confidence of these B2B leads by employing the creation of content which is significant and useful to address business solutions sought by these […]

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Essential Queries in Telemarketing

posted by Margaret Spencer on September 11, 2015

In every call of your telemarketing agent in telemarketing, one very important thing needs to be asked. Why so persistent in asking? Should it be really that necessary in every call you got, you keep on asking all over the same question?  Should it all about the product or something? Should it sound like not […]

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Efficient Telemarketing Tips

posted by Margaret Spencer on August 4, 2015

The peak of the B2B telemarketing is to close a sale no matter what. Easy said than done and as far as it goes, most telemarketers are struggling to close a deal. Whenever you try to think about the clients that never had any interests in dealing business, telemarketers tend to be drowned in frustration […]

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Standing Guard

posted by Margaret Spencer on March 19, 2014

What would happen when a customer registers an invalid email address into the marketer’s online registration or enrollment page? When clients are asked what the rate of their typos is, their responses mostly comprise of “if it rebounds, my ESP sifts it out and eliminates it from my list. It is not a big deal.” […]

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