Many companies invest in tradeshows or seminars in order to grow their business. This can be a very effective tool in marketing your service or product as well as identifying potential prospects. A tradeshow itself requires a significant amount of work – securing the proper location, setting up the display, ensuring that staff is on hand. It’s the work before and after, however, that determines whether sales goals are achieved.
How do you ensure that you achieve the appropriate visitors to your tradeshow booth? Do you sit back and wait to see which prospects enter your booth because they are interested in what you have to offer? Or do you do telemarketing prior to the tradeshow to make sure that the right prospects actually go to the tradeshow to see your booth?
A professional telemarketing company can be a significant support tool for reaching your tradeshow goals. Experienced telesales staff will make sure you achieve the best ROI (return on investment) out of the money you spend on tradeshows and seminars. Though your ROI is one of the ways to measure your success, you should always consider the other benefits as well. The benefits of a trade show should be monetary, but they can also include branding your product or service and building new relationships and partnerships with other businesses.
A telemarketing organization can help you achieve these goals by following simple steps before and after the tradeshow.
It’s important to ensure that the right prospects visit your tradeshow booth. The cost of a tradeshow is prohibitive without ensuring that the appropriate decision makers actually visit your booth. Skilled telesales staff should make personalized phone contact with prospects and clients before the show to invite them to stop by your exhibit booth.
How do you know which leads to follow up on first? The goal is to have hundreds, if not thousands, of leads. It’s important to prioritize these within a very short period of time. A telemarketing firm should call after the event to thank your visitors for stopping by your booth and to further qualify purchase intent. Inside sales experts should contact every one of your tradeshow leads. In addition, a script tailored to cover your products or services to ensure that your brand and company are well represented. These phone calls result in a formal qualification process to capture and prioritize the most viable leads.
You’ve invested the energy, money and time. The next step is to close business and the only way to do that is to get in front of those decision makers after they have visited your tradeshow booth and expressed interest in your product or service. A telemarketing company can schedule follow up meetings for your salespeople. This allows your sales reps to be in front of the decision makers and close deals instead of making the calls to determine which leads are viable opportunities. A qualified telemarketing company first qualifies each lead, and then sets up a meeting or conference call between your prospect and a member of your sales organization.
Many companies come away from trade shows with more leads than they can handle. This results in lost sales opportunities. Partnering with a professional telemarketing firm that specializes in business to business marketing is the solution to ensuring that you receive the highest ROI on your tradeshow or seminar.
Outsourcing your tradeshow marketing can help you increase trade show attendance and effectively use your investment to generate new business.
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