Private Equity CEO CMO Our Clients About Us Book Book a Consult

Educational vs. Sales Nurture

The problem with most nurture sequences is that they are linear.

A customer fills out a form for an educational asset and enters an indefinite nurture across email, social and paid channels.

  • Does a whitepaper download really warrant a 10-email sequence on all your features and benefits? 
  • Should a sales rep really follow up with anyone who attends a webinar?

This is where segmentation and context is critical. You need to meet customers where they are not where you want them to be. Nothing is more annoying than receiving sales emails when all you did was read an educational piece of content.

If someone only engaged with you at an educational level, keep your nurture educational. If someone engages with you at a sales level, only then should your cadences be sales-oriented.

This form of respect for the customer’s needs often breeds far more trust in a brand and product than non-contextual messaging. With this approach, customers are also far more likely to self-select into sales cadences.

To get it right, you need to commit to producing enough content to engage with customers when they are not ready to buy from you.


Subscribe to SaaS Marketing Simplified!

Get bite-sized insights on SaaS marketing, growth and strategy in your inbox a few times a week.


Schedule a consult

Tell us more about you and your SaaS company.