Trigger events improve lead generation results
Have you ever wondered why some sales happen twice as fast others?
This is a true story. I’ve changed my friends name because she didn’t want to her competitors to know what she was doing and she is busy like all of us. Let’s call her Kristin.
Kristin, a marketing manager, works for a B2B company that sells to executives in mid-sized to Fortune 500 companies. Last year, her marketing budget was cut by 50% mid-year, yet her CEO expected her to still meet her revenue contribution goal. She told me about how she used trigger events to focus her marketing efforts and exceed her revenue targeted by 25%! Here’s her secret…
Her key to success
In short, she studied, trigger events. She only targeted companies that were highly likely to need their solutions based on their trigger event and ideal customer profile.
Her VP of Sales requested a meeting. It turned out that he wanted to know, "what she was doing?" Bottom line: he was seeing more sales activity and hearing good things from his sales team.
He shared their revenue forcast. Later she took that information and plotted out her lead generation results against his sales forcast. She compared leads with trigger events against those leads with out trigger events. Companies with trigger events appeared 400% more likely to buy than companies with out trigger events.
Kristin’s initial trigger events list
What are your trigger events?
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