The Difference Marketing

How to deliver a B2B Marketing Funnel?

When your B2B SaaS sales and marketing funnel work harmoniously, companies see tangible results and find traction and market position.

Published 10th October 2021 by Alexander Lawford

The Difference Group is on a quest to help marketers, salespeople, founders, and CEOs understand their businesses and to help unleash the potential of their marketing channels and teams. When B2B sales and marketing work harmoniously, companies see tangible results, find traction and market position. Failing to invest in either one of these means you are not getting the whole picture and not realising the full potential of your business. 

This article will guide you through each part of the funnel and give you tactics you can implement to turn that connection request on LinkedIn into a lukewarm lead and a red hot prospect. 

B2B Marketing Funnels

Or top of funnel marketing, is all around helping you create a hook that brings leads in. The job of the B2B marketing funnel is to inform and educate the lead, sharing what you do and why your solution is right for them, crafting stories that resonate with and connects to help drive awareness and raise interest to find out more.

The power of positioning is critical. If you’re a cybersecurity startup, targeting everyone and just being affordable isn’t enough. You have to be more than the price.

Marketing Funnel – Awareness

This includes all the marketing activities that you do daily to engage customers. Whether it’s the monthly email newsletter push, that article you’re writing. Every customer touchpoint from the marketing team to secure a marketing-qualified lead. 

Marketing Funnel – Interest

Once you’ve got the initial hook, it’s time to connect with the specific problems that your customers are facing; these vary from industry to industry. In The Differences’ case, we approach customers visiting us to have precise marketing, sales or technology challenges that they are looking for our help to create specific, tailored experiences that target the route of the problem.

Splitting the business into three targeted areas:

Strategy understanding their journey, product or positioning.

Marketing / Deliverysolving a specific marketing challenge.

Innovation-Lab crafting better experiences through technology.

To raise interest, you’ve got to share how you solve the leads problems. This can be done through lead nurturing campaigns like targeted drip email marketing, re-marketing display ads and content marketing. 

Marketing Funnel – Consideration

When activated, these leads move from marketing qualified leads to sales qualified leads, this can be done in many ways, but it needs to be managed carefully. 

The Art Of The Handover From Marketing To Sales

Push the sale too soon, and you risk scaring off the lead, too late, and your customer will lose interest or close with a close rival or competitor. It’s like asking someone out on a date too soon, you’ll come across too keen, too late, and he’ll/ she’ll move on to the next best thing.

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Can I work with The Difference Group?

We’re not restricted to just the UK, nor is our expertise confined to just one industry. No matter what your needs are, we can help you reach your audiences, no matter where they might be. We know how to plan and execute marketing campaigns, help sales teams hit target and bring in all important leads.

How long has The Difference Group been AN Agency FOr?

A new player in the industry, The Difference Group was founded in 2020 with a very clear mission and even clearer values. We wanted to create a company that could compete with the industry’s giants, but we knew that we wouldn’t be able to do that with the same old solutions. We’ve created a highly flexible solution for clients to take advantage of the strategy, sales and marketing knowledge locked in our team.

What makes us different from Other marketing agencies?

Our core values make us different. Our aim is to embed ourselves into your team, understand your business and the biggest challenges that you need help solving. We look to solve the biggest challenges that represent a massive difference to your objectives and your bottom line.

How Long are partnerships?

Over the past 12 months we’ve had 100% retention rate of out clients. The Difference standard terms are 3-6 months, this ensures we have enough time to deliver the best results by creating an account plan that’s focused on your objectives and that’s 100% personalised around your and your teams’ specific needs.

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