So You Got Leads: Now Nurture Those Suckers!

Congratulations, you've got leads! Now what do you do with them? That is an excellent question, and one that we'll discuss today.

Leads

First, let's define a lead as someone who may be interested in your services, products, or content, but is not yet "sales-ready." More and more, leads are spending a significant amount of time doing independent research and discovery before they're every ready to talk to a sales person. Your goal is to help nudge them in that direction by nurturing them.

Basically, you want to get your lead funnel from looking like this:

New Leads

To looking like this:

New Leads

A nurture program is a way to touch those leads who could possibly be a customer in the future, but aren't ready yet, and get them closer to that sales-ready point.

So how do you create a good nurture campaign for those leads? It comes down to creating quality content, a steady "drip" of emails, and a system for automating the whole process. Let's dig a little deeper into each of these areas.

Create compelling content that is emotional, informative, or entertaining.

Content is still king in so many ways, and in a nurture campaign good content can help push those leads down the funnel and get them closer to sale. Remember, the whole goal is to get them closer to sales-ready.

Here are some content tips to keep in mind.

Think about the timing and frequency of your nurture emails.

Part of the concept of nurture is that you create multiple touchpoints over a period of time, and those touchpoints have a cumulative effect on your leads to move them down the funnel. You'll have to figure out the frequency of emails that makes the most sense for your organization, your products/services, and your audience.

Find an efficient way to automate your nurture program.

As an organization totally focused on Microsoft Dynamics CRM, our approach naturally uses the capabilities of CRM to create nurture campaigns. When you combine CRM with our PowerPack add-ons for marketing automation, you have powerful tools at your fingertips to nurture leads effectively and efficiently.

For instance, we can use PowerEmail or PowerMailChimp as a means of creating the campaign content and sending out emails. We can build the nurture campaign flow with PowerNurture. And we can also tie in additional add-ons such as PowerWebForm (to generate the leads initially), PowerSurveyPlus (to take information-gathering surveys), or PowerWebTraffic (to see what your leads are most interested in on your website).

Leads

So there you go—a primer on how to start thinking about setting up an email nurture campaign to get those leads ripe for the pickin'. Feeling inspired? Give PowerNurture a try for yourself and see how easy it is to create drip campaigns in Dynamics CRM!

Have fun, be creative, and happy CRM'ing!

PowerObjects Proudly Presents: Getting Started with Marketing Automation and CRM

Marketing automation is a term heard a lot in the business world these days, but what do people mean when they say marketing automation? That's a good question. The issue is that marketing automation means a lot of different things to different people, which is why Joe CRM has your back! PowerObjects proudly presents, Getting Started with Marketing Automation and CRM, a three-part webinar series.

In this webinar series, we'll be giving you our take on the topic. We'll define marketing automation, show you how to implement it within Microsoft Dynamics CRM, and address how marketing automation should fit into your overall digital marketing strategy. We believe you should be considering three main points when thinking about marketing automation:

1. You need to be using CRM to drive all of your marketing efforts.

2. Never stop marketing to your current customers.

3. Just try something!

Register now for one or all of the great sessions!

WHY YOU SHOULD BE USING MARKETING AUTOMATION IN YOUR MARKETING STRATEGY

In part one of our series, we will introduce the concept of Marketing Automation and show you why you should be using it in your overall marketing strategy as well as using CRM in the process.

Speaker: Jeff Wedren, PowerObjects Director of Marketing

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LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR USING DYNAMICS CRM FOR MARKETING AUTOMATION

In part two of our series, we will give a high-level overview into how CRM and Marketing Automation are connected and how you get started implementing basic automations, things to consider, and more!

Speaker: Dean Jones, SVP

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INTRODUCING POWERNURTURE: A MARKETING AUTOMATION DREAM COME TRUE

In the final installment of our series, we highlight PowerNurture, a PowerPack add-on for Dynamics CRM designed to create and execute drip campaigns in CRM.

Speaker: Lindsey Stadsklev, PowerPack Pro

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Happy CRM'ing!