Recently, I was chatting with our team and wanted to hear some of the top things they have learned while working with agents, either at Avenge or in their years of experience. Being on the front line for our clients, their insights have been invaluable in helping shape our company, but more importantly by helping our clients see success in their marketing. Brittni Kooy and Mike Thomas are my go-to super heroes at Avenge Digital. Here's what they had to say:
Marketing materials are every where we look. Due to this proliferation of marketing materials in every facet of our lives (tv, internet, radio, and print) the modern buyer is no longer dependent on salespeople for necessary purchasing decision information. For agencies that use an inbound sales methodology, salespeople see first-hand the need to personalize the sales experience to the buyer's context. Often times, this results in sales teams recognizing they must transform their entire sales strategy so they're serving the buyer.
As a whole, the inbound methodology is a sales process that supports the prospect through their buyer's journey. As many of you already know, the buying process goes through three stages: Awareness, Consideration, and Decision. But did you realize in this process, that your inbound team members follow their own journey? In their journey, there are four stages: Identify, Connect, Explore, and Advise. Inbound sales teams must check off each part of this journey to support qualified leads into becoming opportunities and eventually customers. Let's dig in to each to get some tips on how to do so....
Topics: Insider, Increase close rate, ROI, marketing, insurance marketing, follow up, insurance specialist, insurance market, insurance consultant, marketing ideas for insurance brokers, inbound leads, telesales, inbound marketing
Don’t let this year’s resolutions be empty promises to yourself. One of the phrases passed around a lot is "New Year: New Me". I hate that phrase simply because it ignores your past in an effort to create a 'new' version of yourself. Resolutions aren't about re-inventing yourself, they're about reflecting on the past year, and making goals to achieve this year.
Now is about the time of year where millions of Americans are travelling to see loved ones over the holidays. Whether a few miles away or a few hundred miles away, here are some tips to keep you safe while you travel this holiday season.
For those who love family gatherings, parties and events, this is a favorite time of year. Get started on your planning early so you have a safe and special holiday. Below we have put together some great planning tips that will help you make your holiday fun and safe.
The fear of success phobia is very much like the fear of failure: both prevent the sufferer from dreaming and achieving their goals. It might seem weird to fear success; after all what can be more appealing in life than it? However, a little bit of digging in the phobic’s mind shows that fearing success is natural to them, simply because they are not looking for any change. They are so comfortable in their current situation that they want to continue to live the life despite hating it. Often, the individual might be afraid of success owing to the fear of inability to handle fame or wealth it brings.
It’s November and for many companies, the fourth quarter of business brings with it crunch time for achieving your sales goals. Maybe you didn't do so well at the beginning of the year and are trying to close the gap, or maybe you find yourself pushing to attain your revenue goal but uncertain what you can do to speed customer decision making.
Lead generation is the lifeblood of all successful businesses. Without leads, you have no customers, and without customers, you have no revenue.
But how many of them convert to sales? One out of 10? One out of 100? What if you could make that rate closer to 95%? Sounds impossible, right? The average conversion rate for closing leads depends on many factors, including your lead or call source. That being said, there is a two-step process that will help you close more business, and it's perception isn't what you think!
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On Monday, I gave you some tips to handle a coming storm. For many of my fellow Floridians, today they are waking up to the wake of Hurricane Michael. In these times of distress for so many consumers, they look to their insurance professionals for advise and guidance in this difficult time.
Let’s face it, whether you’re a producer, agency owner, or support staff, at some point you’re going to be on the phone with a prospect… especially if you’re using an inbound call marketing program like ours. But what happens when your team is quoting policies and closing on the phone rather than in person? Are they as successful? Here are some of our tips to help your team be more confident on the phone: