Account Executives are typically working on many opportunities that fall under various stages of the sales process. A lot of opportunity nurturing happens with content and asynchronous communication (email) beyond calls and meetings. Effective content can keep momentum going and buyers engaged while the opportunity goes through different stages. AEs often find themselves chasing buyers to close opportunities on time to meet leaderships' forecasts.
Seasoned AEs stay on top of mind with their buyers by nurturing them with interesting content. AEs sometimes use marketing-created content and at other times use external content found on the Internet to get the job of nurturing done. Different stages in the buyers' journey need different types of content. AEs typically use 1:1 emails and occasionally use 1:few emails.
A webinar may be generic but you can repackage it to elevate its value both in the eyes of AEs and your buyers.
While working with AEs it's important to align success for marketing and sales by changing your ask from 'Drive registrations for webinars' to 'Drive opportunities to close'.
AEs need reasons to ping buyers to move them towards close dates that have been forecasted in your CRM. They need your help (aka effective content). Sales leadership teams often rely on AE's email activities to predict deal closure.
Provide AEs munchable key moments from webinars on a consistent, predictable basis. Classify the content into though-leadership and product-specific categories to make it easy for AEs to use. These short videos allow AEs to keep buyers engaged and allow them to ask buyers questions.
Offer the content to AEs so that it's ready to use in email - the preferred tool of most AEs.
Ability to share content with AEs via email, templates, OFT files, etc. Access to Parmonic.
You can also use the Sales Enablement module in Parmonic to package the outputs for your AEs in an online briefcase. SDRs can then download GIFs for emails or post directly on social media without logging in to Parmonic.
Seasoned AEs are constantly sharing content on social media channels like LinkedIn. Provide shareable versions of munchable key moments to AEs so they can build your company's and their reputation online. Consistently posting valuable content will also help them engage with buyers who are not ready yet.
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