There are several major events that can trigger communications within the sales force. They include new product launches and rollouts, competitive pressure (or when the competition changes strategy), a move into new target markets (along with changes in existing customer attitudes) and/or a focus on new prospect audiences (and their buying preferences).
However, major events are only part of the story. Sales leaders and their supporting sales ops teams must work smartly to maintain their team’s daily focus and attention. Fortunately, sales incentive portals can lend a hand giving users a tremendous competitive advantage.
Not only do these portals help to control spending, they help optimize corporate messages allowing administrators to control (and more effectively target) communications down to the individual level. Using data driven content, sales ops can systematically push messages to select groups based on a combination of variables.
Communications doesn’t require events to be critical before they have value or utility. Personalized messages can help sales ops reinforce the logical next step in reaching goals and can also encourage reps to take the proactive, value-building steps during the sales process that separates closers from posers. That’s one reason the ability to segment and direct massages to different sales groups is considered a best practice among forward-thinking firms.
Winning in today’s marketplace takes every communications advantage you can muster and sales operations teams that use consolidated sales incentive platforms that direct messages with clarity, precision and efficiency enjoy a significant advantage over competitors.