With popular video sharing platforms like TikTok and Instagram on the rise, it comes as no surprise that the market for influencers is estimated to be worth more than 15 Billion USD by 2022, according to data from Harvard Business School. Social media user numbers jumped by more than 13% over the past year, up to 53% of the world's population in total.
alphin, founded in 2016 and located in Berlin, seeks to capitalize on this industry growth. Their first software was their influencer marketing platform, connecting small local businesses with influencers. However, very quickly they have expanded into complementary services for businesses like Instagram account management, professional photoshoots, cross-platform management, and more. This makes them a one-stop shop for local companies that want to boost their online presence.
Most Importantly, alphin wants to maintain its rapid growth, sales director, Steffen Stoltman and his team of 25 sales professionals wanted to triple their MPR within a year. To accomplish this goal, they first had to resolve lingering challenges that were suppressing their revenue potential.
Scheduling meetings was a lot of manual work for the sales team. Primarily serving a market of small businesses also supported higher no-show rates causing frustration amongst reps.
Managing different presentations and templates for the CS, inside sales, and field sales teams turned into an organizational nightmare. It was easy to lose perspective, have a lack of team alignment and transparency, and create a misalignment between the revenue teams.
Although Steffen encourages his team to make data-driven decisions, their tools didn’t have the capability to collect data and analyze it in Salesforce.
With these challenges in mind, they decided to try Demodesk, a revolutionary customer online meeting platform, specifically tailored to the needs of revenue teams. Here’s how Demodesk helped solve their main pain points.
Demodesk has helped alphin to remove the manual aspect of the scheduling process, including automatically sending invites and reminders to prospects for upcoming demos. This helped tackle their high no-show rates, reduce the time wasted on manual tasks, and resulted in more face-to-face meetings with customers.
Using the event type feature built into Demodesk, the sales team is able to create different types of meetings along with:
Furthermore, the preset content is centrally managed, so there is no confusion about the latest version of a playbook. Each playbook is standardized based on best practices to allow anyone to host an effective meeting. In addition, sales teams will always know what to say in a meeting while using talk tracks and battle cards.
"Demodesk is fully integrated into SFDC, which makes it easier to track all the data that sales teams produce. This allows us to find areas in the sales process that we can optimize." - Steffen Stoltmann Sales Director
Especially in a fast-moving startup, making sense of all the data your sales teams produce is critical. Demodesk allows to collect the data in a meeting and gather it through custom fields that sync to Salesforce. As a result, the data is always up-to-date and transparent for use further down the funnel.
To sum up, alphin uses Demodesk to leverage automated scheduling workflows, streamline content management, and centralize meeting data in Salesforce. Each of these aspects allows their revenue teams to: