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Gabe Lullo on TSE Podcast

Creating content on LinkedIn is essential for inbound marketing and growing a sales pipeline. But you need to figure out how to do it. 

Learn how to do it in this episode of “The Sales Evangelist Podcast.” In this insightful episode, Gabe Lullo, the CEO of Alleyoop, joins host Donald Kelly to delve into the transformative role of content in sales strategies. 

With a focus on empowering sales development representatives (SDRs) and sales organizations, Gabe shares his journey from a hands-off LinkedIn user to a content-driven leader. Discover how this shift has exponentially boosted his company’s success rates. 

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Understanding Alleyoop’s Mission

  • Gabe Lullo is the CEO of Alleyoop and a frontrunner in sales development and prospecting. 
  • He emphasizes that while Alleyoop doesn’t handle sales directly, it specializes in optimizing the front end of the sales cycle, primarily using phone communication, and supports these efforts through various channels. 
  • The primary goal is to increase opportunities for clients to drive revenue.

The Importance of LinkedIn and Content for Sales

  • Donald and Gabe discuss the strategic use of LinkedIn and content creation as essential tools in sales. 
  • Gabe, having seen over a 100,000% increase in impressions year-over-year since heavily investing in LinkedIn content, stresses the massive potential content holds for generating business leads and enhancing company visibility.

Content Creation vs. Traditional Outreach

  • Gabe explains how previously, as an agency, their focus was on quietly promoting clients’ brands in the background. 
  • Initial content experiments showed promise, leading to a more extensive commitment to content production, which complemented traditional outbound efforts. This dual approach has led to record-breaking business months, with half of their new deals sourced from content-related activities.

Frontline Strategies: Empowering SDRs with Content

  • Gabe points out the practical application of content in day-to-day sales operations.
  • He advocates for equipping SDRs with ready-to-use content crafted by high-credibility figures in the company, typically the CEOs or recognized industry leaders. This strategy ensures that the SDRs are not just cold calling but engaging potential clients with meaningful content that establishes trust and authority from the outset.

Tips for Creating Effective Sales Content

  • Gabe suggests starting simple with text posts and gradually moving to more engaging formats like videos, which have proven to offer the highest engagement. 
  • He shares how Alleyoop has embraced an all-hands-on-deck approach in content creation, with various team leaders contributing to their robust content strategy.

Tune in to unlock the powers of sales content creation with Gabe Lullo. Integrating content-driven sales strategies is crucial to truly thrive and not just survive. 

Your investments in your content today pave the way for tomorrow’s successes. Click play to elevate your sales game through content! 

Resources

The Sales Evangelist Podcast episode 1730

Gabe Lullo on LinkedIn

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Donald is the host of the popular sales podcast,"The Sales Evangelist". He is the founder of The Sales Evangelist Consulting Firm where he helps small companies develop killer sales process to scale their business and increase growth.

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