Tips on Developing Effective Marketing Programs to Reach Contractors

By John Sonnhalter, Rainmaker Journeyman, Sonnhalter When trying to gain new contractors, "the ready, fire, aim" mentality doesn't work. Neither does "a wing and prayer" method. Developing new customers is entirely different from trying to sell more stuff to your existing ones. Marketing needs to work closely with sales in not only developing a message, but a plan on delivering it. You also need to take into consideration that a lot of new contractors won't identify themselves until they've done some homework on your company. 10847read more >

Direct Mail or E-blast – Which One Works Best for You in the B-to-B Space?

I have this running conversation with clients about which is better, a traditional direct mail program or an e-blast. It's a tough question to answer and I'm not too sure there is only one answer.There are challenges for using both methods and we have seen it become more and more difficult to get emails delivered even if we use opt-in lists from trade publications and have them send it out under their name. read more >