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Marketing

Running a successful digital marketing campaign is no easy task, especially if you don’t have a dedicated team of experienced marketers, designers, and consultants in-house that can design, execute, and optimize a holistic ...

May 6, 2022

4 minute

Marketing, Sales

At most marketing agencies, the buck stops with the MQL. You pat yourself on the back and assume your demand channels are operating efficiently if you’re able to pass on a high volume of leads to your client’s sales team. ...

Dec 3, 2021

3 minute

Marketing, Sales

For organizations that have always relied on outside salespeople to drive their revenue, the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent social distancing to slow the spread of the coronavirus is causing significant challenges to these ...

Apr 9, 2020

4 minute

Marketing, Sales

Scaling a company without a working sales and marketing program is like scaling Mount Everest without proper preparation. No one just goes up the base of Everest and climbs it; it’s a serious feat that you must approach with ...

Mar 25, 2020

8 minute

Marketing, Sales

If you’re like most eCommerce brands, your digital marketing strategy consists of a regimented diet of paid ads, social media posts, and promoted content. But is your marketing team really taking the time to discover and ...

Mar 18, 2020

4 minute

Marketing, Sales

If you sell into business-to-business (B2B) organizations at the enterprise level, you know the value of working with more brands that are classified as the elite of the elite: the Fortune 500. In 2018, these companies ...

Mar 4, 2020

4 minute

Marketing, Sales

You’ve been investing in your social media for months, posting consistently, and piling on the hashtags, but your follower count has barely budged and you haven’t seen any new sales. What’s worse is that your competitors ...

Jan 23, 2020

7 minute

Marketing, Sales

FullFunnel has worked with hundreds of clients since our inception, and although these companies have varied by size and industry, what’s remained consistent is that they often struggle with their lead generation strategy on ...

Dec 30, 2019

3 minute

Marketing, Sales

Account-based marketing (ABM) and sales methodologies are taking off as the catch-all solution for reviving a stagnant revenue program or accelerating growth. Clearly, ABM is on all of our minds: the term “what is ABM” has ...

Dec 30, 2019

8 minute

Marketing, Sales

There is a constant battle within every sales and marketing program between what I like to call “direct and indirect” activities. To generate maximum financial efficiency, every dollar invested in a sales and marketing ...

Oct 18, 2019

4 minute

Marketing, Sales

Almost any leader in any industry should care about return-on-investment (ROI). If a dollar is spent in any part of a business, whether it’s people, technology, or research, the leaders of that business likely would want to ...

Sep 3, 2019

13 minute

Marketing, Sales, Customer Acquisition

Most every business leader understands that they need to invest in demand channels in order to generate the interest, drive the leads, and convert the customers they need to keep their businesses growing. Unfortunately, very ...

Jan 2, 2019

5 minute

Marketing, Sales, Customer Acquisition

I have conducted sales and marketing program reviews with over 100 organizations in the past twenty four months as the CEO of FullFunnel, and have gathered tremendous perspective in the process. We begin all of our client ...

Sep 7, 2018

4 minute

Marketing, Sales, Customer Acquisition

Mastering your organization’s sales funnel is critical to effective lead generation, efficient customer acquisition, and ultimately revenue growth. Without an effective system in place, you will waste valuable resources and ...

Aug 23, 2018

5 minute

Marketing, Sales, Customer Acquisition

Customer acquisition cost, or CAC, has reached buzzword status amongst early-stage and venture-backed startups, as their ability to efficiently acquire new customers is often the key to receiving more funding and driving ...

Aug 8, 2018

4 minute

Marketing, Customer Acquisition, Social Media

Social media has become the new battleground for B2C marketers. Countless brands are fighting for customers’ attention through promotional materials and strategic ads. This competition is causing Internet users around the ...

Aug 7, 2018

5 minute

Marketing, Sales

Almost every aspect of a modern day business can be outsourced. Consider all the ways you rely on outsourced resources for your business already. Do you outsource legal and accounting work? What about recruiting? I’m sure ...

May 8, 2017

6 minute

Marketing, Sales

Most organizations do not look at their sales and marketing infrastructure costs critically enough. Rather, they enter into the never-ending process of hiring, training, and replacing sales reps. This merry-go-round is even ...

Apr 13, 2017

4 minute

Marketing, Sales

Historically, sales and marketing departments have operated in separate silos of an organization, and often in a somewhat contentious manner. Phrases like “the leads are weak” and “sales can’t close” come to mind. In today’s ...

Apr 5, 2017

6 minute

Marketing

Marketing is about putting your product in front of customers. Right? NOPE. When you develop a marketing plan, the goal is always to guide your customer along the “funnel,” that figurative symbol of buyer readiness. There’s ...

Nov 10, 2016

7 minute

Marketing, Sales

The modern business leader is empowered with more data, and in more ways than ever before. With the impending data overload, it can be difficult to discern which KPIs are most important for your sales and marketing program. ...

Aug 15, 2016

3 minute

Marketing

Your business needs results-driven marketing, but what does that actually look like? What are the associated costs, talent requirements, resources, etc. of a strategy that will fit your business model? It’s necessary to map ...

Jun 21, 2016

3 minute

Marketing

Today, the content marketing battleground is fierce, as marketing writers vie for a spot on the first page of Google results. And how can they rank? The only way to win — meaning you attract your ideal customers to your blog ...

May 17, 2016

3 minute

Marketing, Sales

Sales starts at marketing — at the point when leads are generated through strategic content distribution. With the right messaging and nurturing, leads become marketing qualified and sales can take it from there. The ...

May 3, 2016

3 minute

Marketing

For a while at FullFunnel, using GIFs in emails became somewhat of an obsession. We kept seeing them in various consumer newsletters we subscribed to and we were dying for the opportunity to use this dynamic content in our ...

Apr 28, 2016

2 minute

Marketing, Sales

Any sales or marketing professional would tell you that turning a visitor into a closed deal is not an easy task. When sales and marketing act in concert to provide prospects the right information at the right time, ...

Apr 21, 2016

2 minute

Marketing

Content marketing is what we do, what we live, and what we breathe every day here at FullFunnel. Over time, we’ve discovered some tools that help us do our job better, faster, and more effectively. In no particular order, ...

Apr 5, 2016

3 minute

Marketing, Sales

The old adage “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer” rings extremely true in the world of sales and marketing. Professionals in this space keep close tabs on their competitors to continuously learn and improve — ...

Mar 31, 2016

5 minute

Marketing, Sales

It’s no secret that sales and marketing teams are powered by tools — and the best sales and marketing programs are run by the best tools. Logical. At FullFunnel, we pride ourselves on delivering the results that SMBs desire ...

Mar 16, 2016

4 minute

Marketing, Sales

Modern sales acceleration technology helps business professionals deliver 50+ sales conversions per day, but does this always lead to results – results being bottom of the funnel conversions into direct sales?

Mar 7, 2016

3 minute

Marketing

The use of videos in emails generally results in higher click through rates, time viewing the email, sharing, conversion rates and ROI. The data for using videos is convincing, but what about embedding videos specifically ...

Feb 25, 2016

3 minute

Marketing, Sales

Generally, when business leaders want to increase client acquisition, they think they need to exert the marketing budget to improve visibility and awareness, or turn to a direct sales effort. The latter means that they’re ...

Feb 8, 2016

3 minute

Marketing

Most organizations understand the benefits of maintaining a business blog, such as improved search visibility and thought leadership development; however, there are still many companies that chose not to blog for one reason ...

Dec 11, 2015

3 minute

Marketing

A good portion of inbound sales and marketing is a matter of coming up with hypotheses, undertaking trials, evaluating success, and creating new ideas to test in place of the ones that didn't work. While this cycle is not ...

Nov 5, 2015

3 minute

Marketing, Sales

As published on the Huffington Post Every SMB (including FullFunnel) needs top sales and marketing talent, but struggles to find and retain it. We always look to our network first for personal experience and demonstrated ...

Oct 21, 2015

3 minute

Marketing, Sales

Running a large sales and marketing department can be really fun. Managing lots of young sales reps trying to make things happen and marketing staffers coming up with innovative ways to position the product or service is ...

Sep 21, 2015

3 minute

Marketing

It’s been a whirlwind ride for FullFunnel. What started out as a small sales and marketing firm under the name Blarney Ventures, has blossomed into a full-blown demand and revenue generation agency. Here at FullFunnel, we ...

Sep 14, 2015

1 minute

Marketing, Sales

 Zirtual is a provider of U.S. based, dedicated virtual assistants. Capitalizing on the sharing economy popularized by companies like Uber and Airbnb, Zirtual uses collaborative consumption to offer a high quality virtual ...

Aug 20, 2015

3 minute

Marketing, CRM, Sales

Salesforce.com revolutionized the way sales departments operate with the introduction of their CRM in 1999. In a world dominated by million dollar enterprise-level applications from providers like Oracle and Siebel (later ...

Aug 19, 2015

3 minute