‘Funnel Vision’ is a B2B marketing blog that provides B2B Sales and Marketing tips using the buyer-centric principles of Funnel Logic. This blog is a collaboration between align.me’s global network of B2B marketing consultants (we call them Funnel Coaches). Through quickly-digested and actionable sales and marketing tips, Funnel Vision takes you and other sales and marketing leaders through a journey to discover means for growth in your business.

How to Recover from a Marketing Mistake

In marketing, we all make mistakes. So much of our work is automated that it’s really easy for them to happen. Nevertheless, it’s not about whether you do or don’t make a mistake, but how well you recover. That’s what I want to talk about today. Not all mistakes were created equal I think it […]

7 Tips for Crafting Cold Electronic Direct Mail (eDM)

Cold, bulk emails are an awful tactic. Your buyers hate getting them, you hate the responses, and you also hate the lack of replies you receive. They’re ineffective and they can even devalue your brand. But sometimes, just sometimes, they’re welcomed and very successful. I want to talk today about those exceptions. Here are my […]

4 tips for using Electronic Direct Mail (eDM) to promote events

Electronic Direct Mail is a great way to warm a prospect up to some great event, but warm up means warm up, not blast them with too much heat. Let me explain how to warm up your prospects. In B2B, there are all sorts of events that we might want to warm a prospect up […]

7 opportunities to ask for a meeting using triggered Electronic Direct Mail

Electronic direct mail, or EDM, is a great B2B tactic for people who visited your site, discovered a great asset and downloaded it. Because what you really want isn’t to give them an asset, what you really want is to get a meeting. Today, I’ll show how to do that with Electronic Direct Mail. If […]

align.me helps Cancer Council dance their way to $250,000 for cancer research in charity fund raiser

align.me is a significant supporter of Cancer Council Victoria via the marketing and event support that we provide to the Tuxedo Junction charity ball – a charity fund raiser conceived of by my wife Kate Bonser. In addition to the work of the broader align.me team throughout 2016 and 2017, our Yulia Edirisinghe played an […]

6 tips for writing Electronic Direct Mail to nurture your prospects

Not everyone is ready to buy from you right now. But that doesn’t mean they won’t be ready to buy from you soon. In B2B marketing, we use email nurturing as a tactic to remain positioned with our prospective buyers even when they’re not ready to buy. Electronic Direct Mail provides us with an opportunity […]

Why email newsletters don’t work [video]

Email newsletters don’t work. That might be an unpopular opinion-  but it’s true! Email newsletters are poor marketing tactics, simply because your inactive buyers don’t care about your new features, your recent wins, or your stellar hiring decisions. They simply don’t care about your news. This isn’t a recent change. Email newsletters have never been […]

Why you should fix your brand credibility before your visibility [video]

We marketers spend a lot of time making our brands visible. Before you do that though, make sure your brand is credible before you make it visible. Here are 4 ways to increase your brand credibility. What your brand stands for is important, but it’s not important if you’re not being considered. You need first […]

3 ways to use personalised video as a marketing tactic

With so much of our marketing automated these days, how do you become really, really personal? I’m going to show you how to get very personal with your market today using  personalised video. Three ways to use personalised video as a marketing tactic: You’re talking to a prospect and you want to show that you’ve […]

Search or display advertising for B2B [video]

Should you use search or display ads for B2B? And what should the landing page offer? Should you follow up with telemarketing or an email sequence? We’re going to answer those questions in this blog. So, should you use search or display ads for B2B? You probably already know I’m going to say “it depends”. […]

Start with why your buyers need a solution like yours [video]

If you are one of the over three million viewers who’ve seen Simon Sinek’s Ted Talk –  Start with why, you’d know that ‘the why’ is more important than ‘the how’ or ‘the what’. The what is your product, the how is the unique way you do what you do, and the why is what […]

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