Last Friday at the Information Governance Conference 2018, I conducted a Vendor Workshop titled “Stop Wasting Money on Marketing”.
One of the questions that came up and that I hear often was “Since you were an IT Executive Buyer, what would get you to take a meeting? Would it be an email or a webinar?”
Well, here’s the answer I gave.
Unless I knew the person sending the email or if the subject happened to match the big problem I was trying to solve, then that “cold” email was instantly deleted. As for webinars, if your potential buyer is relatively senior at all, they rarely will invest the time for a webinar. Sometimes they will, but it is rare.
So, what can you do?
My recommendation is to contact the influencers on your buyers’ team who he/she listens to. While I was leading the strategy and the teams to manage the information and data for BP from the Gulf Oil Spill I would only meet with potential suppliers and solutions...