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Close More Inbound Marketing in 5 Easy Steps

Posted by Will Erdmann on Aug 10, 2018 1:48:21 PM

Many times when we are working with clients, we hear that they are upset with their close rate.  Instantly they get flashbacks to a bad vendor, or money wasted, and it gets to the best of agents.  The good thing with inbound call programs, like ours, is that you have a TCPA compliant call recording which can be used for quality assurance and training in your agency.

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Topics: insurance leads, insurance market, insurance consultant, marketing ideas for insurance brokers, quality insurance leads, insurance marketing systems, insurance marketing organization, insurance marketing ideas, insurance marketing agencies, tips, referrals

4 Things to Know About Insurance Lead Generation

Posted by Will Erdmann on Jul 30, 2018 11:31:33 AM

One of the biggest questions we get asked, as most lead vendors often do, is what should agents know about lead generation.  We put together our 4 tips you should know about insurance lead generation, and how it's not always what you think!

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Topics: insurance leads, insurance specialist, insurance consultant, marketing ideas for insurance brokers, insurance marketing systems, insurance marketing ideas, insurance marketing agencies, tips

Customer Service & Your Agency – 15 Easy Tips to Try!

Posted by Will Erdmann on Jul 6, 2018 4:07:59 PM

We strive to provide agents with tips on how to help bring their agency to the next level.  A lot of agents think sales and customer service are two separate aspects of running an insurance agency. However, I think great customer service IS a sales strategy.

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Topics: Increase close rate, ROI, follow up, insurance agent, insurance specialist, insurance market, insurance consultant, insurance marketing ideas, tips

Beat The Summer Time Sales Slump: 4 Questions That Start a Conversation

Posted by Will Erdmann on Jun 28, 2018 1:17:15 PM

Summer is traditionally a difficult time to generate new sales.  Kids are out of school, summer trips to your favorite destination, or even just potential clients on vacation, or playing catch-up from when they were on vacation.

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Topics: Insider, Increase close rate, ROI, marketing, insurance marketing, insurance specialist, insurance marketing group, insurance marketing ideas, tips

Agency Owners Definitive Guide to Overcoming Objections

Posted by Will Erdmann on Jun 20, 2018 4:13:46 PM

We live in the age of instant gratification and consumers often don’t give you a chance to explain the value you think you can provide. They are too busy, and have too little faith in the hordes of producers and companies that reach out to them on a daily basis. Unfortunately, they have learned through experience that these knee-jerk objections are the best defense against people wasting their time. This forces agency owners and producers to be more assertive and persistent.  Even when you are using an inbound marketing solution like Avenge Digital, you will deal with objections.  That's just the part of any business but the vast majority of the time what happens is a knee-jerk reaction from busy people who don’t yet see the value in working with you. That's not a reflection of you!  Nearly all objections at the prospecting phase of the sales and quoting process fit into one of two categories either they don’t understand the value & are too busy to think about it, or they are not ready for a buying conversation. Also broken down very simply: "Time or Money"

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Topics: Insider, Increase close rate, ROI, insurance marketing, follow up, insurance agent, insurance specialist, insurance marketing group, insurance consultant, marketing ideas for insurance brokers, insurance marketing systems, insurance marketing organization, insurance marketing ideas, insurance marketing agencies, tips

5 Online Lead Generation Strategies For Insurance Agencies

Posted by Will Erdmann on Jun 6, 2018 2:40:00 PM

It can be tough out there for insurance agencies. Changes in Obamacare is shaping the way employers provide health insurance for their employees.  Rate increases on the Property & Casualty front are always present and a constant objection many agents must overcome. In fact, the new legislation is trying to curtail the role of insurance agencies in the insurance procurement process. Persistent slow economic growth has reduced business investment, which adds additional steps and approvals to the insurance buying process.

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Topics: Insider, Increase close rate, ROI, insurance marketing, insurance agent, marketing ideas for insurance brokers, insurance marketing systems, insurance marketing organization, insurance marketing ideas, insurance marketing agencies

7 Summer Ice Breakers for Your Sales Pitch

Posted by Will Erdmann on May 25, 2018 12:06:57 PM

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, summer is almost here! It’s time to pull out your patio furniture, dust off the grill, and get it ready for the upcoming season. When selling insurance in the summer, many people are more eager to talk about their summer plans and incorporating that into your sales pitch is a great relationship-building exercise to engage with your potential clients!

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Topics: insurance marketing, insurance agent, marketing ideas for insurance brokers, insurance marketing ideas, tips

Knowing the Right Questions to Ask Your Marketing Vendor

Posted by Will Erdmann on May 18, 2018 3:43:00 PM

Many agents know that the time comes when your business growth can no longer rely on referrals alone.  There is a reason why many companies exist to help agents and independent business owners succeed.  Everywhere you look there are lead companies, call companies, SEO specialists, website builders, direct mail opportunities.  It can be overwhelming!

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Topics: Insider, Increase close rate, ROI, insurance specialist, marketing ideas for insurance brokers, insurance marketing systems, insurance marketing organization, insurance marketing ideas, tips, referrals

6 Tips to Break Through Marketing Barriers

Posted by Will Erdmann on Apr 27, 2018 1:52:00 PM

Every time I speak with an insurance agency owner I ask, “What do you do to market your business?”  The most frequently answer I get?   “Referrals.”  This is the story consistent from agency to agency, from California to Florida and everywhere in-between. So much so that our most recent blog post was about bringing the VIP treatment to referrals.

Many larger agencies have advanced advertising and marketing initiatives, but most of the mid-sized and smaller agencies are doing little to market their business.  As a marketing professional, it’s hard for me to understand why a business would elect to forego marketing, it’s the fuel that drives your business. And as we've noted previously about thinking like a million-dollar business owner, your marketing is an investment into yourself, your staff, and your agency because after all, how can you be successful without marketing or advertising?

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Topics: Increase close rate, marketing, insurance marketing group, marketing ideas for insurance brokers, insurance marketing systems, insurance marketing organization, insurance marketing ideas, insurance marketing agencies, tips, referrals

The VIP Treatment: The Secret to Building Trust and Referrals

Posted by Will Erdmann on Apr 19, 2018 1:35:56 PM

When I began my career as an marketer, I was more than lucky to be mentored by a few of the best insurance marketers I have ever met. They knew their products, were quick with their sales pitch, but most of all, they were the VIPs in our office.  These people were always looked upon with high regard by both their peers, their bosses, and their clients alike.

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Topics: insurance marketing, follow up, marketing ideas for insurance brokers, insurance marketing ideas, referrals

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