4 Ways to Find Marketing Qualified Leads on Twitter

KoMarketing Associates

This week, we’re happy to welcome a guest post from Socedo’s Teena Thach, social media and marketing specialist. But how do you know when you’re looking at a marketing qualified lead? Let’s take a look at using Twitter for B2B marketing leads: 1.

Why the Term “Marketing-Qualified Lead” Creates Serious Confusion – Part I

B2B Lead Generation

SiriusDecisions made a brilliant contribution to B2B marketing several years ago when they created their Demand Waterfall. It seems like everyone I talk to who works in the technology industry, which is an early adopter of marketing innovations, uses the Demand Waterfall framework.

Why the Term “Marketing-Qualified Lead” Creates Serious Confusion – Part 2

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet In my post earlier this week , I outlined the challenge presented by SiriusDecisions’ Demand Waterfall taxonomy, specifically with the phrase “Marketing-Qualified Leads” (MQLs). Another problematic phrase is “sales-accepted leads.”.

Webinar – B2B Lead Scoring Best Practices That Drive Marketing Qualified Leads

Reachforce

We don't typically promote ReachForce events here on The B2B Lead but this one is best practice/tip oriented so we thought you might be a little more accepting of our shameless promotion. ReachForce and partner Televerde present B2B Lead Scoring Best Practices that Drive Marketing Qualified Leads, a 30 minute must-attend

Live Blogging the Eloqua Experience 2011 Keynote

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Eloqua Experience 2011 is a big event. Marketing automation continues to grow, but penetration is still only between 8-10%. Brian Kardon at Eloqua Experience 2011. “My wife, Barb, became an MQL (marketing qualified lead).

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A Painless Guide to Planning a Marketing Budget

Modern Marketing

by Brian Kardon | Tweet this I was with a group of CMOs last week, all of whom were knee-deep in developing their marketing budgets for 2012. But now I look forward to the marketing budget process. And I know precisely what my Marketing team has to do to hit those targets. To explain, I created a sample marketing budget below. o Inquiry to MQL 10% ( Marketing Qualified Lead ). o MQL to SAL 20% ( Sales Accepted Lead ).

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How ECI Telecom Discovered the Surefire Sign that Sales and Marketing Are Aligned

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet If you’re among the roughly half of B2B companies that have strong alignment between your sales and marketing teams, then congratulations! Michelle Mogelson Levy, Associate Vice President of Marketing Programs, ECI Telecom , learned this the hard way.

Searching For the Elusive Net New Name

Modern Marketing

In demand generation , we employ a myriad of tactics to grow our databases, feed our nurturing campaigns and, eventually, drive qualified sales opportunities and revenue. That’s not to say there’s no value in programs like webinars or content promotions run through media partners your target market depends on for resources and information. Anyone running lead guarantee programs is familiar with the traditional cost per lead calculation. by Elle Woulfe | Tweet this.

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How to Improve Your Marketing Automation ROI

Sales Lead Insights

Effective B2B marketing processes plus automation yield outsized returns. According to the study results, Marketing Automation technology paired with appropriate, systemic processes can yield four to five times the number of closed deals when compared to deployed technology alone.

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When Leads Go Cold

The Effective Marketer

It seems with all the systems we have today to generate, score, and nurture leads, it all comes down to sales. The amount of time it takes for a sales person to follow up with a lead can determine whether the deal is closed or not.

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Revenue Performance Management: An interview with Jon Miller, VP Marketing and Co-founder of Marketo

Sales Lead Insights

This is one of a series of occasional interviews with top practitioners on topics of interest to B2B lead generation, marketing and new business development professionals. What's your take on the current state of Marketing and Sales?

Outsourcing Lead Generation: A CMO’s Perspective

ViewPoint

There are many factors to consider when deciding whether to do outbound lead generation in-house or to partner with a lead generation services firm. I thought it would be interesting to share the perspective of a chief marketing officer who has experience on both sides of the question.

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B2B Marketing Automation: Crawl, Walk, Run, Win

Sales Lead Insights

The bad news is that when it comes it comes to implementing marketing automation for generating, nurturing and qualifying leads, many B2B marketers are daunted by the perceived complexity. Putting marketing automation to work doesn’t have to be an overwhelming effort.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Revenue Performance Management

Modern Marketing

Like Dorthy, most B2B marketers also find themselves on an undesirable journey in a foreign place- swept away by a cyclone of channel proliferation, 24×7 access to information, and a highly competitive environment. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this.

Metrics to Drive Lead Generation Performance

ViewPoint

Jim Lenskold is President of Lenskold Group and author of Marketing ROI, The Path to Campaign, Customer and Corporate Profitability (McGraw Hill, 2003). Jim has published articles and presented internationally on the topics of marketing ROI, marketing strategies and business growth strategies. These marketing organizations must rely on performance metrics such as Number of Marketing Qualified Leads, Percent of Leads Converting to Opportunities, and Number of Opportunities.

The 6 Stages of Successful Lead Management

Modern Marketing

What makes a lead management process successful? In the real world implementing lead management requires a degree of science, art and consensus. The first step in building a sustainable lead management process is a psychological one. The Six Ingredients of Lead Management.

4 Lessons Social Media Pros Can Learn from DemandGen

Modern Marketing

I run social media for a marketing automation vendor. I stand with one leg in the demand generation world and the other in social marketing. So this post is for my social marketing cronies. But these crazy lead generation guys, they are fully willing to promise an exact number of marketing qualified leads, sales accepted opportunities … right down to business closed.

Beyond Financials: VC & IPO Due Diligence on Sales & Marketing Metrics

ViewPoint

Lauren Carlson, an analyst at Marketing Automation Software Guide , recently wrote an article that looks at marketing automation vendors like Marketo and Eloqua who are considering IPOs, their recent venture capital funding, and the type of financial performance they may need to warrant shareholder valuations comparable to publicly-held SaaS companies. Could the reasons why point to similar expense paths for the marketing automation vendors looking at going public?

4 Common Lead Scoring Snags – How To Fix Them!

Modern Marketing

Your marketing team’s lead scoring efforts have hit a snag. Or maybe Marketing Qualified Leads (MQLs) aren’t converting to Sales Accepted Leads (SALs). Lead scoring is a powerful tool for aligning sales and marketing , predictably driving prospects through your sales funnel and generating revenue. Below we bring you 4 common problems that might slow down your lead scoring – and how to fix them!

5 Tips For Sponsoring Virtual Events

Modern Marketing

billion by 2015, according to Market Research Media. Absent a past relationship with partners it’s best to ask if the brand throwing the event has credibility with your market. MarketingProfs has a history for attracting digitally savvy marketers, which is why Eloqua is taking part in its Digital Marking World summit today. Tailor your content marketing to the audience by looking at what topics are being addressed by studying the panel discussions and keynotes on the agenda.

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My Secret Methods for Turning Marketing Leads into Qualified Sales Leads

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jon Miller The Definitive Guide to Sales Lead Qualification and Sales Development. This is especially true in the handoff between marketing and sales. Put simply, SDRs pass the baton from marketing to sales. Faster lead response times = better conversion rates.

Improving Sales Efficiency and Productivity Crucial to Driving Revenue Growth

Modern B2B Marketing

The Conference Board CEO Challenge 2011 survey polled more than 700 CEOs, presidents, and chairmen from across geographies and industries worldwide. Here are some statistics that graphically illustrate the point: 94% of marketing qualified leads will never close (SiriusDecisions).

Jon Miller Answers Your Questions: Reaching the Social Customer

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jason Miller Part two of the follow up from our Reaching the Social Customer webinar features our very own Jon Miller, VP of Marketing and co-founder of Marketo. Download the Guide to Creating Content Marketing for Demand Generation and start creating content that sells.

Dismantling The Brick Wall: 3 Things That Separate Sales & Marketing & Hinder Sales Effectiveness

Modern B2B Marketing

by Carol Fox There’s nothing more frustrating than struggling to put a top-notch B2B marketing effort together, only to hit a brick wall of poor sales results. Often the wall exists as a function of poor sales and marketing alignment. Sales and marketing aren’t on the same page.

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The 1-2-3 of Putting Your Lead Scoring to Work

Modern B2B Marketing

by Rajiv Kapoor Once you set-up lead scoring, how do you ensure that it’s working correctly? One of the big benefits of lead scoring is the ability to identify the best Marketing Qualified Leads (MQL) based on lead score. B2B Marketing Lead Scoring

5 Marketing Metrics that Matter to Your CEO

Hubspot

Yesterday, we presented an “Intro to Marketing Metrics” webinar , focusing on the five metrics that matter to your CEO. Conversion rates - meaning, how good is marketing at getting people interested? What are the KPIs you recommend for online, leads, conversions, etc?

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4 Components of Successful Demand Generation Marketing

Modern B2B Marketing

Today B2B marketers have to take a leadership role in lead generation – it’s not good enough to provide names on a list, you’ve got to create a conversation and hopefully, a relationship for success. So, what does it mean to be a demand generation marketer?

Producing Revenue with Lead Management – Interview with Carlos Hidalgo

Modern B2B Marketing

by Katie Byrnes Two lead management experts, Carlos Hidalgo, CEO of the Annuitas Group, and Jon Miller, VP of Marketing at Marketo, had the chance to riff on a few hot topics in B2B marketing , including the current state of marketing automation , the decision of the Annuitas Group to go “vendor neutral&# and, obviously, lead management best practices. Nowadays, Marketers aren’t just talking about tactical elements, such as email open rates.

Selling is Easy! (If You Get the Right Support)

Tomorrow People

Qualifying decision makers and finding problems I can solve. But pick up any book on selling written before 2011 and there will be lots of chapters about ‘getting past the gatekeeper’ and ‘overcoming objections’ etc. Qualify your leads. Need leads?

Selling is Easy! (If You Get the Right Support)

Tomorrow People

Qualifying decision makers and finding problems I can solve. But pick up any book on selling written before 2011 and there will be lots of chapters about ‘getting past the gatekeeper’ and ‘overcoming objections’ etc. Qualify your leads. Need leads?

PPC Lead Generation: If You Want Better Leads, Start Asking Questions

KoMarketing Associates

It’s not enough to just get more leads anymore with ppc lead generation. In 2019, Marketers need better leads. The definition of exactly what makes a lead “better” may shift from marketer to marketer, but almost universally, “better leads” are leads that can be directly tied to revenue. A recent survey found that only 14% of B2B marketers are still measured based on the total number of leads or inquiries they bring in.

PPC Lead Generation: If You Want Better Leads, Start Asking Questions

KoMarketing Associates

It’s not enough to just get more leads anymore with ppc lead generation. In 2019, Marketers need better leads. A recent survey found that only 14% of B2B marketers are still measured based on the total number of leads or inquiries they bring in.

How Marketing Helped Social Tables Increase Leads and Revenue 400+%

Ignite Tech

This article was originally published on MarTech Review by Infer customer Ray Miller, Senior Marketing Operations Manager at Social Tables. Lessons from Using a Smorgasbord of Approaches including Content Marketing, Social Marketing, Lead Generation, and Predictive Analytics.

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B2B MarTech Future: 8 Changes You Can’t Afford to Ignore

LeadCrunch

The Explosion of Marketing Technology. Marketing Technology) landscape. Scott , the VP of Platform Ecosystems at Hubspot and the editor of chiefmartec.com, has been categorizing marketing technology since 2011. A Useful Perspective on the B2B Marketing Stack.

The Ultimate Agile Marketing Software Stack For 2019: Insights from Effin Amazing’s Dan McGaw

Ladder.io

In case you haven’t noticed, marketing technology (martech) has been growing like crazy. According to Dan McGaw , CEO and Founder of martech consultancy Effin Amazing, there were about 150 marketing technology tools available in 2011. What is an Agile Marketing Software Stack?