Playbook: Distribute Leads To Your Reseller Network and Track Progress on Slack

Connect Makesbridge and Slack to automatically post leads into Reseller Channels

To successfully convert leads into opportunities you need to beat competitors to the first discovery meeting. And tight collaboration between your resellers and sales support team during the sales process is equally important to convert opportunities into a sales. Those critical points aside, grabbing the attention of resellers and monitoring their activity are very challenging.

This is why we use Zapier, Slack and Makesbridge to fully automate the lead notification process, track progress when leads become opportunities, and keep resellers focused on selling our product.

 

How and Why to Use Slack with Resellers

In case you’re not familiar with Slack, it’s a great tool for collaborating with internal and external team members. To get started, you can setup a Slack Channel for each reseller to ensure fast follow up and tight communication during the sales process.

 

How to Automate Lead Notifications and Collaborate with Resellers on Slack

What follows is a set of instructions on how to connect and automate a reseller notification playbook. Our team uses this playbook with great effect and it’s boosted the attention we receive from our resellers.

You’ll automatically alert internal admins when a new lead comes in, notify resellers when a lead has been assigned to them, and add the new lead to a dedicated Slack channel to collaborate during the sales process. Continue reading Playbook: Distribute Leads To Your Reseller Network and Track Progress on Slack

Use Zapier to Automatically Enhance New Lead Contact Information

Although we’d love to imagine that Makesbridge is the only app you’ll ever need, the reality is most of us use a lot of different apps each day, and juggling them is a drain. That’s why we love Zapier.

Zapier connects Makesbridge with over 1,400 apps, including Google, ClickFunnels, Clearbit, Shopify, Facebook, and Pipedrive, just to name a few. Setting up automated workflows (called Zaps) between apps is quick and easy. Continue reading Use Zapier to Automatically Enhance New Lead Contact Information

AOL’s Transition To Yahoo Causes Results To Drop For Global B2C Marketers

Oath, Inc., a Verizon company that owns AOL and Yahoo, announced earlier this month that it will gradually merge its Yahoo and AOL email infrastructures. On February 22nd, marketers saw AOL results drop to almost zero opens across all ESPs.

 

Such cause of the drop is more likely due to service outages we should expect by a mega scale cut over.

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List Hygiene – Sanitize your email database

Researchers like Return Path, Marketing Sherpa reveals that over 10% of your emails are bad, and only less than 44% of your emails are delivered! So, before you blame your Email Service Provider, let’s find out what is list hygiene and why it’s critical.

List hygiene is about regularly removing the dead weight – like inactive contacts, undeliverable, complainer, Role, spam-traps and bots.

Keeping your list clean pays off – in your monthly plan and in your email metrics. Let’s dive in and start clearing the clutter!

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Why Your Email Lands In Junk Folder

Mega scale and small scale email senders alike are constantly battling the Junk Folder. Whether it be a major e-commerce site sending millions of emails per month or a real estate broker sending a few hundred both have to contend with the Junk Folder. Undoubtedly, the Junk Folder causes a lot of heartburn and stress for many email marketers. This article provides the reader with insights and experience on why messages go to the Junk Folder.
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Getting the Most Out of Your Marketing Automation Tools

Use Your Autotriggers to Full Advantage
Lately, there’s been a lot of talk about how marketers aren’t fully using the functions of their marketing automation platform (MAP). We understand that, after all, it takes time and practice to get familiar with all the bells and whistles, and some features just may not be required for your campaigns.
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