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6 Ways to Achieve Highly Effective Retention

Posted by Will Erdmann on Apr 3, 2019 2:17:00 PM

It’s easy to take for granted the things we value the most. This is especially true with relationships, including the relationships we have with our best insurance clients. I once read the saying "Your best clients are your competitions' best prospects".  And while, that seems pretty obvious, I would argue that the best clients are the ones who are given the attention they deserve, before they realize they need or want it.

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Topics: Insider, Increase close rate, ROI, insurance marketing, follow up, insurance specialist, marketing ideas for insurance brokers, insurance marketing organization, tips, telesales

Inbound Sales Methodology & the Buyer's Journey

Posted by Will Erdmann on Jan 18, 2019 11:44:00 AM

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....

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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

The State of Insurance Lead Generation in 2019

Posted by Will Erdmann on Jan 9, 2019 11:53:00 AM

As we move into 2019, many agency owners are coming back to the full swing of the office and evaluating their needs and resources for the coming year.  Your lead/call generation vendors are likely doing the same thing.  Here at Avenge Digital, we're always working on new products and services, and finding new ways to exceed our clients expectations.  

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

12 Career-Focused Goals for your New Year's Resolutions

Posted by Will Erdmann on Jan 2, 2019 12:48:52 PM

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.

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Topics: Insider, insurance marketing, insurance consultant, marketing ideas for insurance brokers, tips

8 Tips to Close End of the Year Policies Fast

Posted by Will Erdmann on Nov 7, 2018 8:52:36 AM

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.

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

Learn how to close 95% of your leads

Posted by Will Erdmann on Oct 25, 2018 9:56:00 AM

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

Nine Tips For Selling Over the Phone

Posted by Will Erdmann on Sep 26, 2018 8:59:09 AM

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:

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Topics: Insider, Increase close rate, ROI, insurance marketing, follow up, insurance consultant, marketing ideas for insurance brokers, insurance marketing systems, tips

Leaf It To Me: 7 Cool Tips for Fall

Posted by Will Erdmann on Sep 14, 2018 9:22:49 AM

Time to put away the beach toys and put on your coat because fall is upon us.  School is back in session, and the nights are getting longer. If you missed the opportunity to advertise for Back-to-School or the end-of-summer, fear not. We put together 7 great marketing tips to help jumpstart and power up your business through the coming season.

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Topics: marketing, insurance marketing, insurance leads, insurance specialist, insurance marketing group, insurance market, marketing ideas for insurance brokers, insurance marketing systems, insurance marketing organization, insurance marketing ideas, tips

Sending the kids off to school is the best part about fall...

Posted by Will Erdmann on Sep 5, 2018 9:04:47 AM

September is in the air, and as that breeze picks up and we bid our fond farewells to summer of 2018, we also say hello to new beginnings.  For everyone, it’s time to get back to business, and this includes agency owners.  I don't have any kids, however when I see those school buses pick up those eager little minds I get excited... why, you might ask?  Because that's my sign it's back-to-school season and that agency owners and  parents are kicking it into high gear as we approach the end of the year!  

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

Four of The Biggest Challenges with Inbound Marketing

Posted by Will Erdmann on Aug 24, 2018 8:01:25 AM
The insurance sales and marketing landscape has changed dramatically over the past 5-10 years. As people become increasingly reliant on the Internet to research the products and services that can address their needs, inbound sales has developed into a crucial aspect of any successful agency's success.  

In many ways, inbound sales calls/leads offer you with significant advantages compared with outbound sales leads generated by strategies such as “cold calling.” In particular, you are benefiting from the fact that these people made the effort to contact you.  As a result, it is likely that these individuals already have some degree of interest in the services or products you provide.

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Topics: Increase close rate, ROI, insurance marketing, insurance leads, insurance specialist, insurance marketing group, 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

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