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This blog post was originally featured on the Marketo blog, click here to view it on Marketo's site. If you’re reading this blog, that probably means that you keep up to date on the latest marketing trends and news. If so, you have probably heard of the GDPR, and are currently trying to figure out how to navigate this new regulatory environment and maintain an effective marketing strategy. Just in case, here’s a brief introduction. The GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, is a European law that came into effect across the EU on May 25th, 2018. It imposes much stricter regulations on how companies use consumer data. As a result, any company that does business in Europe has to drastically change the way that it collects, stores and uses consumer data.
It can be difficult to determine when a lead is ready to be handed over from the marketing team to the sales team in order to close the sale. There are no black and white distinctions that make it clear that a lead is a sales qualified lead (SQL), and this subjectivity can drive inter-team conflict and waste valuable resources.
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In what can be a volatile business, generating new leads and sales is a great concern for many marketing agencies. Many of these firms stick to the same tactics without exploring different, potentially lucrative channels. It’s important to put resources into a number of different channels where future clients may be uncovered. An oft-untapped growth driver is strategic partnership with other agencies and technology partners.
In the digital age, PPC may represent what direct mail was in the age of traditional marketing: the flagship tactic of its time. At least, that’s how some marketers perceive them. Both accessible to marketers with smaller budgets, PPC and direct mail campaigns are commonly tracked by their response rate, though their results can be measured in a variety of other ways.
As a marketer, you work hard to drive prospects to your website. Through organic search, social media, banner ads and more, you’re positioning your businesses as a resource worth a prospect’s click. Just getting them to your site is a win of sorts, but it’s far from the ultimate prize. In fact, only 2% of website traffic converts on the first visit.
When I started at Enthusem, it looked nothing like it does today – visually or culturally. I walked into what reminded me of a tiny dentist office. It was full of defeated salespeople – secluded with their headphones on and heads down. The place lacked a progressive mentality and lacked any sense of excitement.