Why 7 Touches is so Magical

RetailSphere's Marketing Automation proves to be a game-changer in achieving the magic

The "Rule of Seven" by Dr. Jeffrey Lant emphasizes the importance of reaching out to your buyers at least seven times within an 18-month period for effective brand recall.

In commercial real estate, and sales and marketing specifically, the "Rule of Seven" still hold true, and RetailSphere™ platform can curate and cultivate those 7 touches with ease. The rule suggests that a minimum of seven meaningful touches are crucial to securing a sale or deal. This concept underscores the importance of persistent and strategic engagement with potential clients, and RetailSphere's Marketing Automation platform proves to be a game-changer in achieving this goal.

“Being able to group brands into specific collections and being able to reach out to them about our current listings, and expansions is huge,” said Colton Oliver, 3CRE marketing coordinator.

The Power of 7 Touches

Each touchpoint with a potential customer serves as a building block, gradually creating brand awareness and trust. These touches can manifest in various forms.

In essence, prospects need to be exposed to your company or its marketing messages at least seven times before they are inclined to make a purchase.

“Our platform is built to help you reach out, with your curated message at least 7 times,” said Ken Brown, vice president of sales. “It really it like magic. The Rule of Seven isn’t new, but the way RetailSphere™ takes it to the next level is simply a gamechanger.”

Understanding the Rule of Seven

The "Rule of Seven" says that to get your brand into the memory of your target audience or prospect, you must make contact with them at least seven times within an 18-month period. RetailSphere dials up that time frame but the concept remains the same.

Initiating contact with prospects is a strategic approach to increase exposure and effectively leverage the rule of seven for driving sales. This can involve cold calling new prospects or reaching out to those with whom you've previously engaged. During these interactions, you can delve into discussions about the current state of their business operations, aiming to nurture them into becoming loyal buyers.

RetailSphere's Marketing Automation in Action

RetailSphere's Marketing Automation platform serves as a comprehensive solution to implement the Rule of Seven effectively. From managing customer relationships to automating marketing campaigns, RetailSphere empowers businesses to:

  • Track Interactions: Monitor and analyze customer interactions across various touchpoints to gain valuable insights.
  • Personalize Communication: Utilize data-driven insights to personalize communication, ensuring that each touchpoint resonates with the prospect.
  • Automate Campaigns: Streamline marketing campaigns through automation, saving time and resources while maintaining consistency.
  • Measure Effectiveness: Use analytics provided by RetailSphere™ to measure the effectiveness of each touchpoint and refine strategies accordingly.
  • Organize it all in the FREE Pipeline CRM™

Pipeline CRM™

Implementing the rule of seven in your company's strategy requires careful consideration and adherence to some fundamental guidelines. To begin with, utilizing Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software is paramount. This enables you to monitor interactions with potential clients, providing insights into how many times each prospect has encountered your  company's messages.

A core marketing principle underscores that it takes seven "touches" before individuals internalize or act upon your call to action. These touches can manifest in various forms, including physical interactions like networking events or exposure to ads, whether physical or digital.

In the competitive landscape of commercial real estate, the Rule of Seven stands as a guiding principle for successful customer acquisition. RetailSphere's™ Marketing Automation emerges as a powerful ally, offering the tools and capabilities needed to execute and optimize the seven touches effectively. Embrace RetailSphere™ to not only meet but exceed the expectations of your prospects, making each touch count towards a successful sale. Discover more about RetailSphere's Marketing Automation here.

February 1, 2024
Robby Gal

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