Recently, J Turner launched a Software as a Service (SaaS) product called, Ratings Tracker. Their penultimate marketing goal is to gain more property management firms to become paying users of the software.
J Turner Research is a nationwide multifamily industry research firm offering real customer insights to empower multifamily owners and management companies.With the firm’s data, software, and services, they help their clients enhance customer satisfaction, increase closing ratios, improve online reputation, and optimize resources.
As a research firm, J Turner naturally has a lot of valuable content and resources. Every month, the firm surveys more than 120,000 residents and prospects, and tracks the online reputation of more than 55,000 properties across the nation.
With this data, the firm publishes industry-trusted research papers, formal whitepapers, and presentations at major industry conferences somewhere between 2-4 times annually. Yet, despite their well-crafted content assets and presentations, J Turner was unable to generate leads from any of these pursuits.
Based on our observations, we found the following root issues:
|There were no strategies in place to capture and nurture leads.||While they were producing content that is valued by their buyer personas, they were simply sending them to their contact list and offering them as direct downloads via trade publications.
There were no campaigns built around these content pieces to help push prospects and leads further down the purchase funnel.
|The reach is limited.||By sending whitepapers and research papers solely to those already on their list, the firm was drastically limiting the reach of their content and in turn, diminishing the top of their funnel.
Similarly, presenting at an industry conference, although highly respectable, only limits that transfer of information to those in attendance at that session at that particular industry conference if there are no means in place to share it with a wider audience.
The diagnosis? Well, it’s not Lupus (points for getting the reference).
What we found is that we needed to implement strategies to reach more people and generate form-based leads in exchange for their access to the research paper and develop a logical flow for pushing those most engaged towards a sales call for purchasing J Turner’s software, Ratings Tracker.
The inbound campaign was a success! The webinar generated 502 new leads, out of which 55 requested the free offering (ORA SCORE) which pushes them down the purchase funnel.