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Four Things Every RTO Should Avoid When Nurturing Leads

Things that a marketer should avoid when nurturing leads

Lead management is an integral part of your RTO’s inbound marketing strategy. It allows you to track interactions with prospects, providing a clear view into when and how they converted. 

Lead management also means you can review what is and isn’t working when it comes to nurturing leads; providing you with a platform to create effective and successful marketing campaigns. Unfortunately, all this can be jeopardised by a few wrong moves.

Here are some of the practices that your RTO should avoid when nurturing prospective students:

Interruptive and irrelevant sales tactics

When it comes to lead management, you want to make sure that prospective students are being engaged at every step of the sales funnel. However, while nurturing leads is imperative for successful lead conversion, you shouldn’t bombard them with material at every opportunity.

Stay clear of cold calling, unsolicited emails, irrelevant content and other interruptive marketing techniques.

Throwing all your prospective students/leads together in one campaign

Advanced data analytics and lead intelligence have made it possible to segment your leads according to their needs and circumstance, as well as where they are in their buyer’s journey. This means you can create tailored, personalised content that’s more likely to nurture them down the sales funnel effectively.

Don’t make the mistake of lumping all your leads into one campaign. Your content will be off the mark, irrelevant and ineffective if it reaches the wrong audience.

Email leads every day

While email marketing campaigns are a powerful tool for nurturing leads, their value is diluted if they’re sent out too often. According to the UK’s Direct Marketing Association, the sweet spot for email marketing is around two or three times a month.

Sending too many emails will only result in low click-through and open rates, and a possible increase in unsubscriptions. Don’t saturate your prospects with emails, rather leave them waiting for the next one in anticipation.

Lack of communication with the sales team

A lack of communication can be incredibly damaging for any rto lead nurturing campaign. You need to communicate with your sales team to ensure that they are in tune with the content that prospective students are receiving.

Nothing will make your efforts more futile than a sales team who isn’t aware of the campaigns you’re running in the first place.

Always keep in mind that your prospects aren’t going to register for your services as soon as they become a lead. You need to employ a well-thought-out, effective rto lead nurturing strategy to help guide them down the sales funnel. Avoiding the bad practices mentioned above is just one way to do just that.

Lupo Digital is an inbound marketing agency that specialises in inbound marketing for RTOs, helping them with their student engagement and building strong ongoing relationships with their prospects and students. We have a passionate, experienced team dedicated to bringing all the benefits of inbound marketing to RTOs. For more information on how inbound marketing works for RTOs, download our executive guide to lead management for RTOs.

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Michael Wolf

Written by Michael Wolf

Founder of Lupo Digital, Michael is extremely passionate about digital and inbound marketing. Michael helps organisations drive rapid and sustainable customer and revenue growth.