Have you ever wondered what motivates B2B companies to reach out to Atomic Revenue for support? A truly comprehensive list of these reasons would be a mile long, so for the sake of this piece we’re going to break down seven of the most common scenarios that we hear repeated time and time again when having initial conversations with our clients.
On a scale of 1-10, how much does your company value customer advocacy? To tell you the truth, viewing customer advocacy as anything less than a 10 (major business priority) means that your company is likely missing out on opportunities to reduce customer acquisition cost, boost brand awareness, and increase revenue. That’s why customer advocacy makes up ⅓ of Revenue Operations, along with lead generation and sales conversion. It’s a vital part of business growth!
How to Create Customer Advocates
An effective Chief Revenue Officer is an integrator. A successful facilitator. A tech-savvy leader who is the champion of companywide objectives across all departments. Ultimately, a CRO knows when, where, and how to ensure anything and everything that affects revenue outcomes – all people, process, and data – is on track.
No matter how you slice it, you can’t afford to NOT be on social media. Yes, even you, B2B companies. Regardless of what you sell and who you sell it to – I’ll re-state what we at Atomic Revenue continue to drive home to our clients – you are selling to people. And what do people do when they are not working? How do they communicate with their peers and family, learn new things, keep an eye on their industry, get to know new people at companies, and become inspired? Social media.
Is this a trick question? Every company needs revenue operations! But what is it exactly? It is the entire process by which a business brings in dollars to fund its existence. Although many consider revenue operations to be a function of sales and marketing, it’s this exact oversimplification that limits profitability and often proves to be detrimental for small to midsize businesses.
Since your business’s digital footprint has never been more important, you took the first step to make sure it’s the best it can be with an audit. At Atomic Revenue we call these Digital Operations Audits. But now what? What did you do with the information gathered from that audit? Now you have all this info, but where do you start?
Digital Operations encompasses your entire digital footprint and the results from your digital marketing, sales, and customer advocacy efforts. Each element of your digital presence must not only have its own strategy but work in correlation with every other element. Your website is your primary piece of online real estate, but how does social media marketing feed into that?
What is your content strategy to drive qualified leads? How does marketing automation play into developing those leads to be sales-ready? Does your online presence encourage your community to advocate on your behalf? If you’re not sure, it may be time to rethink your digital operations approach.
When initially discussing this post with my Atomic Revenue colleague Steph Nissen, I envisioned a flashy, trend-laden piece that would have readers licking their chops ready to launch into the new decade with the glitziest social media updates ever – #2020vision!
In 2014, after many years in sales and sales leadership roles around the country, Ryan started Algorythmics, a company devoted to the discipline of sales operations. Nine months later he met Tara Kinney, now CEO of Atomic Revenue, who at the time owned a marketing operations firm. The two created a partnership and co-founded Atomic Revenue to combine sales and marketing operations with the intent of helping companies align both disciplines for the achievement of customer success.
If you throw money at marketing activities assuming you know what your prospects and customers need or what is popular at the moment, you’re missing out on a sure-fire way to earn the ROI you desire and convert prospects into happy customers and customers into advocates. How? With Lead Scoring.