Episode 5

Published on:

28th Mar 2024

Simplifying Your CRM to Generate More Sales

Keeping accurate, up-to-date information about your current and potential customers is crucial to effective sales and marketing activity. But, with increasingly complex tools to automate its analysis and associated activity, there’s a real risk to small businesses of ending up with just data instead of actionable intelligence.  

In this episode of the Marketing Freed Podcast, we sit down with Simon Washbrook, founder of Popcorn CRM, a platform designed specifically for the needs of small businesses. Simon shares the importance of aligning sales and marketing, the pitfalls of complex CRM systems, tips on how to make your emails more effective, and what signals to look out for from your prospects that mean they’re ready to buy.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Why simplicity beats complexity in CRM
  • The importance of sales and marketing alignment
  • The human element in automation
  • 4 types of email and how to improve their effectiveness
  • Signals to look out for in your contact’s email and browsing behaviour that make them a hot prospect 



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About the Podcast

Marketing Freed
Showcasing the specialist expertise of independent marketing freelancers so that you can become an effective marketing leader.
Are you an ambitious marketer seeking new strategies and inspiration so that you can become an effective marketing leader? Welcome to Marketing Freed, the podcast designed to elevate your marketing game and inspire innovation.

Each week, marketing expert David Richter sits down with a freelance marketing expert, to uncover the marketing strategies and techniques they’ve honed in their specialist field.

Marketing Freed brings you regular inspiration for marketers, whether in-house, freelance or agency, as well as business leaders looking to gain an edge with their marketing so that they can grow their business.

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Marketing Freed is a ClickPop podcast. Find out more at www.ClickPop.co.uk.

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David Richter

I’ve worked in marketing for twenty-something years, cutting my digital marketing teeth when Yahoo was the world’s most popular search engine, the UK’s most popular social network was Friends Reunited and LinkedIn hadn’t been invented.

I’ve spent most of my career helping PE and venture-funded start-ups and scale-ups to grow quickly and profitably, maximising their enterprise value to 8 and 9 figure exits.

My goal is to help you do the same.