Written by Bernadette Chin Lee on December 17th, 2016 Posted in Inbound Marketing, Marketing Automation, Online Brand Awareness

Grow Your Business When you turn website visitors into leads

Turning Website Visitors into Leads, and Leads into New Customers

Successfully delivering appropriate messages helps you to lead customers step-by-step through their buying cycle.  Marketing automation enables you to set up a workflow of highly personalized marketing messages designed to convert website visitors into leads, and then your new leads into paying customers.

Here are 5 best practice guidelines to get marketing automation working for your business.

  1. Identify Your Audience

Before you can start creating your emails, autoresponders, workflow messages and landing pages, you need to know your audience. Create buyer personas to help you understand how to produce content that addresses your customer’s specific needs and challenges.

  1. Sales and Marketing Alignment

Your marketing automation campaigns should be aligned to your sales processes. Recording every point of engagement to an online CRM will provide detailed customer profiles for your sales team to successfully nurture leads through their buying cycle.

  1. Create Valuable, Helpful Content

Delivering the right message that appeals to your target audience, will not only drive an engaging marketing automation process, it will also qualify your leads from the start. So be creative, be informative and be focussed.

  1. Multi-Channel Lead Nurturing 

Effective marketing automation campaigns will feature a multi-channel approach – with touch points including dynamic website content, email, social media, re-targeting, and interaction from your sales team.

  1. Test, Tweak, Repeat (Lead Nurturing is constant engagement)

The beauty of digital marketing is that it provides a constant flow of data to assist you in optimizing campaign results. A consistent program of monitoring and improving your workflows will increase your overall competitive advantage.

In addition to increasing leads, marketing automation systems can help increase cross sales and upsells, and improve customer care processes, turning your customers into active fans who will be ready to recommend you.

If you would like help getting started with marketing automation, or improving your current campaigns, get in touch with your local WSI Digital Marketing Consultant today.