5 Tools for Building Landing Pages that Capture Inbound Leads

Inbound marketing is all the rage—and for good reason. Not only do inbound channels such as content creation, social media outreach, and SEO cost less than traditional paid outbound, but they tend to generate leads who are already interested and engaged with your brand. However, inbound marketing only works if you have a way to capture these leads in your sales funnel. As an inbound marketing platform, we work with businesses to help them drive leads to landing pages, but building successful … [Read more...]

Don’t Fear Negative Responses on Social

We all like to be liked. Step-by-step engagement on social media can lead to new friends, engaged customers, and happy business relationships, but with such a wide net in the social media and an overload of messaging, you find yourself ignored more often than not. Neutral responses are part of the territory and only mean you need to spend more time with these leads later on down the road. But what about those times when a reaction to your message goes beyond neutral—into negative territory? … [Read more...]

The Marketer’s Definition of Inbound

Inbound marketing is one of those concepts that has evolved faster than a uniform definition could grab hold of it, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an integral piece in any marketing and sales strategy. And if Hubspot’s 2014 State of Inbound Report is any indication, inbound marketing is here to stay. Unfortunately, there’s still some haze around what constitutes inbound, and everyone seems to have their own definition to fit their organization. Search “inbound marketing” in Quora, and see … [Read more...]

How to Rise Above the Noise on Social Media

Guest post written by Ray Marocco. The easiest way to ensure the success of your company is through building a fan base. Even if your product is naturally exciting, there must be a spark to make it catch on in a big way. Any great company has had to create this spark at one point. That spark comes down to just a handful of people that were persuaded into giving that product a shot. Similarly, if your company is destined for greatness, your evangelists are already out there waiting to hear … [Read more...]

Case Study: Pipeliner CRM Uses Socedo to Scale Their Social Media Engagement

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Rachel Miller, Chief Listener for Pipeliner CRM, is something of a social media tools junkie. So when it came time for Rachel and her team to take Pipeliner’s social media community engagement and social selling practices to the next level, it’s no surprise that she turned to the Socedo tool to accomplish this. The Challenge Pipeliner is a CRM software that utilizes the latest technology and features to enable sales professionals to effectively manage their customer base and master the sales … [Read more...]

Lead Generation and List Building at Sales Hacker Seattle

On Wednesday, February 18, the Socedo team gathered with about 50 of Seattle’s SMB sales professionals to participate in the first meeting of the Seattle Sales Hacker Series. The focus of the night was lead generation and list building, and the discussion spanned topics including identifying customer personas, inbound and outbound outreach strategies, sales automation tools, and tracking the metrics that really matter. Socedo CEO Aseem Badshah spoke about mastering effective social outreach, … [Read more...]

At the Intersection of Inbound and Outbound Sales

Guest post written by Kate Higman. You’ve all been there: searching through your social media platforms, trying to find relevant leads to follow and conversations to take part in, and all the while hoping that in return, someone might notice you within the clutter and make your effort worthwhile. What you're doing here is engaging in an activity that is at the intersection of inbound and outbound selling. You’re engaged in inbound selling by introducing yourself to a community through your … [Read more...]

3 Tools for Managing DM Conversations

At Socedo, we’re passionate about finding your ideal customers on Twitter, qualifying them through automated engagement, and sending an initial direct message to start the conversion process. But we also know that your first message is only as good as your follow-up. Using social media for lead generation is all about the conversation, and we’ve found a few best practices along the way: Respond within 24 hours (longer on the weekend is acceptable). Don’t let the conversation drag on. We … [Read more...]

Multi-Modal Social Selling for a Dynamic Customer Journey

In the world of social media, your customers are finding information about your brand across many different platforms, from Twitter to Facebook, LinkedIn to Pinterest, and even sites like Quora, Reddit, and YouTube. Through their day-to-day journeys across all these sites, your customers are qualifying you as someone with whom they want to do business. But the trick to social selling is that the reverse can—and should—also be true. It’s not enough to only have a presence on social media and … [Read more...]

Master the 3 Types of Twitter Direct Messages

Master the 3 Direct Messages

When it comes to social selling, direct messages are your first hard touch with a prospect and usually come when you’re ready to convert the lead into the buying cycle. It may also be the prospect’s first personal impression of you as a person or a brand, and with only 140 characters at your disposal, you need to make each one count. Depending on your goals, there are a few directions in which you can take your DM, but however you choose to craft it, your initial contact is your best chance … [Read more...]