As LinkedIn grows in popularity and becomes more like Facebook, it is easier to spot the obvious outreach attempts of sales people. I recently received a connection request from a marketer that said, to paraphrase: “Hi, I’m a marketer, you’re a marketer, would you like to sign up for a free trial of my app.” I immediately recoiled and deleted the request. I thought for a moment about calls-to-action in the buyer’s journey, and when is the right time to send out each call to increase the likelihood of conversion. Before I have even met someone, especially online, it’s a big ask to get me to take such an important action,…
I'm a big believer in customer profiling. This is an important step in the Marketing Planning process, to help you and your business come to terms with exactly WHO your clients and potential clients are, so you can make the most of your marketing and advertising budget reaching them.