How to automate Lead Generation

09 March 2022 -

Automating your sales and marketing (acquisition) process should be a priority on your to-do list this year.

Here are five important questions to consider before diving into the world of automated lead generation:

  1. How do I define and identify my target audience?
  2. How can I effectively automate my sales and marketing while maintaining a personalized approach?
  3. What quantity of leads is necessary for closing a deal?
  4. What exactly is automation marketing and how does it work?
  5. Am I fully aware of the processes that need to be controlled and managed?

In my previous article, I discussed the importance of being in control of your branding. Today, I will build upon that foundation and focus on the critical aspect of targeting. If you haven’t had the chance to read my previous article, I strongly recommend doing so before diving into sales strategies. Establishing a strong brand foundation is crucial for success in the sales process.

Here are 5 steps to take if you want to automate your lead generation:

Step 1: Define Your Target

To effectively set and find your target audience, there are four key variables to consider:1.Identify the decision-makers: Are you targeting C-level executives, directors, or managers? 2. Determine the sector or companies you want to do business with. 3. Specify the geographical location of your clients or the areas where you are willing to conduct business. 4. Identify the keywords that are relevant to your clients’ profiles, such as “agile” or “sustainability.”

Step 2: Automate Your Lead Generation

When using LinkedIn for business purposes, it’s important to adopt a “network or pull strategy.” Focus on building connections with individuals rather than pushing your product or service. Keep your approach concise and avoid making automated promises that could lead to unproductive meetings with off-target leads.

Step 3: Automate Your Lead Follow-Up

This is where the true automation begins. Automating your lead follow-up doesn’t mean relying entirely on robots. It means establishing a comprehensive process that covers all aspects of lead management. Eliminate any loose ends and ensure there is a clear process for each scenario. Through optimization, you can significantly increase your success rate, with our clients experiencing an average improvement from 0.6% to 5%.

Step 4: Implement Marketing Automation

While marketing automation is a widely discussed topic, it’s important to clarify its meaning. It doesn’t necessarily involve using artificial intelligence and robots. As with follow-up automation, marketing automation entails establishing a sealed process where all elements are aligned and contribute to a specific goal. It’s about integrating various tools and systems to streamline your marketing activities effectively.

Step 5: Integrate Sales and Recruitment Processes

This step is particularly crucial for freelancers and service-oriented companies. If you are selling a service, it affects both your branding and acquisition strategies. As leads progress into meetings, you’ll find yourself involved in a recruitment and selection process. Therefore, your CRM solution should seamlessly integrate lead generation and recruitment. Many service providers use sales software, while consultancy companies rely on recruitment software. To achieve optimal results and maintain control over your branding and sales activities, consider developing your own integrated CRM solution.

From our Knowledge Base

Follow-up is essential to maintain interest and maximize conversion opportunities.

Common mistakes include neglecting lead nurturing, poor segmentation, and non-optimized conversion paths.

Automation scales processes by automating tasks like email marketing and lead nurturing.

Content provides value, builds authority, and arouses and retains interest.

Use social media to share content, interact, promote events, and run targeted ad campaigns.

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