Sometimes the biggest secrets to sales success are the easiest things. Being successful in sales can be complex and very strategic but the simplest things can make the most successful sales reps. When I mention a simple thing, I am talking about something as simple as “the follow up”.
Sometimes old school methods never die. With the popularity of account based sales or account based marketing, direct mail is making a huge comeback. At the beginning of the 2000’s, direct mail lost its appeal as email marketing and the digital age got more enhanced. With low response rates and high costs, the B2B sales world pretty much gave up on direct mail and moved on to technology that was cheaper and easier.
When reading the internet and doing research on sales and marketing related content, I always seem to run into pundits stating them claim of their particular avenue for gaining new customers. Things like digital marketing is the way of the future for prospecting or Cold Calling is dead or nobody likes to be interrupted etc