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Why Businesses Need Marketing Qualified Leads

PureB2B

In marketing and sales, we’re always on the lookout for leads. However, not all leads are created equal. Leads that have the biggest impact on your bottom line are Marketing Qualified Leads (MQLs). What is a Marketing Qualified Lead?

Why You're Thinking About Digital Marketing Analytics All Wrong

Hubspot

Measuring the effectiveness of digital marketing is one of the greatest challenges facing organizations. According to HubSpot’s 2016 State of Inbound report , 46% of marketers cited "proving the ROI of our marketing activities" as one of the biggest challenge they face within their company.

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57 Basic Marketing Analytics Terms Everyone Should Know

Hubspot

When you create a report or analyze your marketing metrics, does it ever feel like you are reading another language? Never mind when you start using several different analytics platforms, you''ll find different terms for the same metric. This metric is found in Google Analytics.

Challenges To Inbound Campaign Analytics In B2B Environments – Search to Revenue™

Captora

This post was written by Kevin Joyce, VP Revenue Marketing Strategy at The Pedowitz Group. But what if: Your sales cycle takes months, and you have a direct sales force? You have a Marketing Automation Platform (MA) and a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software?

The Essential Marketing & Sales Metrics Your Team Should Track

Hubspot

Every savvy marketer knows how important it is to track, test, and measure different metrics. And if you're interested in learning more, here's a guide that'll walk you through w hen marketers should check on various marketing metrics like these ones.). Leads. Leads.

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Sales Alignment: Put Theory Into Practice

Marketing Action

Sales alignment” began as an interesting concept. Theory: Develop a strategy across the entire sales and marketing funnel. Firstly, make sure representatives from both marketing and sales are present. For its critics, that’s all it remains.

Getting past the AI hype: How predictive analytics fuels conversion optimisation

Infer

This article was originally published on MarketingTech by Sean Zinsmeister , Vice President of Product Marketing at Infer. These days, marketers can’t read about their profession without getting bombarded with wild claims about how AI is going to disrupt everything they do. There’s a wealth of intelligence that predictive analytics and machine learning bring to the task of answering these questions – and that’s the crux of where AI is delivering value today.

Customer Lifecycle Metrics, Part 3: Nurture, Score, Repeat

Marketing Action

Now it’s time to nurture those prospects and turn them into qualified leads. In part three of this series on customer lifecycle metrics, we’ll focus on the metrics that measure how well you’re nurturing leads, building their trust, and bringing them along on the journey to buy.

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12 Critical Marketing and Sales Metrics You BETTER Be Tracking

Hubspot

Sales and marketing alignment takes work. That's why it's critical sales and marketing should track shared goals and metrics to keep each team accountable to the other. 12 Metrics Sales and Marketing Should Track to Stay Accountable.

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The B2B Content Marketing ROI You Should Care About.

Sales Engine

Measuring content marketing’s return on investment in B2B companies can be a complex calculation, especially if your solution is expensive, requires committee-based decisions, and has long and unpredictable sales cycles. How far down the sales cycle are they?

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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. The human touch enhances lead nurturing.

How to Select Your B2B Channel Mix

emedia

Marketing budgets are always tight. Brian Carroll, marketing consultant and author of Lead Generation for the Complex Sale , lays out a three part program for analyzing your channel mix, then selecting the combination that works best for your B2B demand generation program. This is just one of the highly useful tips and practices laid out in his latest webinar How to Select the Best Channels for B2B Lead Generation , brought to you by emedia. Sales-.

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Content ROI Is a Myth

Hubspot

As a profession, marketing has evolved a lot over the past 5 years. Previously, when asked to justify our marketing budgets, we used to squirm in our chairs and mutter something about “brand awareness.” Creating content is not, on its own, a marketing tactic.

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Got 15 Minutes? Run These Reports to Quickly Assess Your Marketing

Hubspot

Spending countless hours analyzing your marketing performance every week? Sure, it's important, but you also have to create content, manage contributors, run your marketing campaigns. What if I told you it was possible to analyze your marketing in just 15 minutes a day?

Customer Lifecycle Metrics, Part 2: Capture Interest, Gather Insight

Act-On

Once you’ve managed to attract the attention of your prospects, it’s time to capture their information and convert them into leads. According to Marketing Automation Trends Report 2014 from Pepper Global, B2B marketers indicate that the most important benefit of marketing automation is the ability to generate more and better leads. Now let’s take a look at the metrics that can help you measure the progress of your lead capturing efforts.

Lead Nurturing’s Biggest Challenges

PureB2B

Lead nurturing is a vital part of B2B marketing because it‘s a key strategy in driving prospective customers towards a purchase decision. While they might not be customers from the get-go, prospects turn into warm leads faster if you invest the time and effort to communicate regularly after their first contact. Technology has allowed marketers to scale their lead nurturing campaigns with readily available automation tools and easy-to-use CRM software.

Tying Your B2B Marketing to Revenue Attribution

Act-On

In this episode of the Rethink podcast, Act-On’s CMO Michelle Huff interviews Christine Vermes, Vice President and Head of Marketing at Full Circle Insights. They have a great and far-ranging conversation on B2C’s influence on B2B marketing, identifying what reporting numbers are most important, and they discuss their approaches to finding alignment with sales. They also chat about tying marketing activities to revenue and using those insights to help their own budgeting.

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The Key to Overcoming Internal Alignment Challenges When Scaling Your ABM Strategy

bizible

Implementing an account-based marketing strategy is no easy feat. There are several challenges that spring up when scaling an ABM strategy—transitioning it from a shiny new toy to a full and effective marketing strategy. Creating alignment with ABM analytics is pretty straightforward.

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How to Run a Weekly Growth Team in B2B

bizible

Many B2B companies have annual sales and marketing goals. For sales, annual targets can make sense due to the length of sales cycles (however many pros recommend quarterly targets). Marketing success on the other hand relies on frequent feedback and constant testing.

Want to Grow Your SaaS Company? Track These 12 Marketing Metrics

Hubspot

Clearly defined and closely monitored marketing metrics are critical to the success of any SaaS company. N ot only do they help measure the effectiveness of your marketing campaigns, but they also help diagnose risk and identify opportunities to accelerate growth. 2) Leads.

3 Reasons to Adopt a Scalable Marketing Automation Platform

Modern B2B Marketing

While our demand generation team celebrated this victory, we knew that with a lead database swelling to 70,000 entries and counting, we needed to embrace a more sophisticated, enterprise-grade marketing automation platform. Our previous platform limited us to the bottom-of-the-funnel.

Prophets of Profit: 25 ABM Experts Give 2017 Predictions & Advice

Engagio

Account Based Marketing continued to take off like a rocket, Account Based Sales and Sales Development joined the party, and Account Based Everything picked up traction. Account Based Marketing (and Everything) Predictions and Advice. Sales Speaker, Author and Advisor.

How to Score Your Leads So Sales Works the Hottest Prospects

Hubspot

The good news about inbound marketing is that it can help you attract high volumes of leads. The challenge then becomes, how do you separate the good, quality leads from the people who are just starting to look around? Decide if Your Business Needs Lead Scoring.

6 Key Metrics to Measure Success from Your Retargeting Programs

Modern Marketing

Editor's Note: Today's post comes courtesy of Liz Mallett, Marketing & Customer Success at Kwanzoo Inc. Today many companies are running site and email retargeting programs to capture net new prospects and nurture existing leads. Lead Conversions/CPL.

Are You Leveraging Your Content for Sales Enablement?

SnapApp

You probably have an amazing marketing department that is constantly creating interesting, value-packed content that moves leads down the sales funnel, right? What Is Content for Sales Enablement? Examples of Interactive Sales Enablement Content.

My Favourite Marketing Metric

Modern B2B Marketing

As the amount of computing power and number of solutions targeted at the front office increases, so too has the appetite to measure sales and marketing productivity and effectiveness. A Multidude of Marketing Metrics.

Are MQLs a Vanity Metric?

LeanData

The venerable Marketing Qualified Lead (MQL) long has been a cornerstone of the numbers game played by businesses. A large amount of leads are poured into the top of the traditional funnel. It just doesn’t measure marketing’s actual influence on revenue.”.

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Why You Need A Single Source Of Truth For Marketing Data

bizible

Origami Logic’s 2016 Marketing Signals Report found that the number one measurement struggle for marketers was having multiple systems that capture and measure the signals. What's the definition of a lead? Take the concept of leads, for example.

How to Define The Content Marketing Metrics that Matter

Modern Marketing

These are the common refrains heard at every marketing conference and around the table in any marketing department that has adopted a content strategy. Paul Roetzer of PR 20/20 presented a session on this very topic at Content Marketing World. Content Marketing

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Customer Lifecycle Metrics, Part 2: Capture Interest, Gather Insight

Marketing Action

Once you’ve managed to attract the attention of your prospects, it’s time to capture their information and convert them into leads. If they convert in the future, you’ll have a record of their pre-conversion engagement, which is very useful for segmentation and sales follow-up.

On the Road to Marketing Accountability: Five KPIs You Should Start Tracking Today

Marketing Action

Marketing departments take pride in coming up with clever campaign ideas, exciting images, and compelling messages – and rightly so. However, these matter little to the executive team if the following concern is not addressed: Are our marketing investments bringing enough return?

Predictive Acquisition: Get Up To Speed, Then Go After Those Promising Prospects

Radius

Once upon a time, marketers got their prospects the low-tech way, buying quickly outdated lists, running expensive, scattershot campaigns, and sending generic messaging to prospects who could have been won with thoughtful personalization. Am I open to discovering new prospects and markets?

An Act-On Conversation: Jay McBain and Atri Chatterjee Discuss Best Practices in Channel Marketing Communications (35 Types of Media Required)

Marketing Action

Editor’s Note: Jay McBain is Chief Marketing Officer for ChannelEyes , a young company that’s reinventing the way vendors communicate, educate, and engage with their value- added resellers and channels. Atri Chatterjee is Act-On’s Chief Marketing Officer.

Why Perfect Branding Isn’t Enough to Connect with Buyers

Sales Engine

Once upon a time, branding was an indispensable part of a company’s success in B2B sales. Marketing budgets spent on bold logos, memorable slogans, pricey sponsorships and colorful presentations were all devised for a simple overarching purpose: to get sales in the door.

Act-On’s a Leader in the Forrester Wave™ and What That Means to You

Act-On

Act-On Software is a marketing automation company delivering innovation that empowers marketers to do the best work of their careers. The sentence above is more than just boilerplate “marketing jargon” Act-On slaps onto its press releases and other collateral. As a company built by marketers for marketers, we are – from CEO to summer intern – focused on the needs of the CMO and their marketing teams. It is about analytics, and about predictive analytics.

How We Drive Quality Leads With Ungated Content On LinkedIn

bizible

LinkedIn is a powerful place to market to a business audience. And even though it’s tedious in its current state, you can even do account-based marketing on LinkedIn. It’s a must-have marketing channel for B2B marketers.

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An Act-On Conversation: Charles Besondy and Leo Merle on How Marketing Can Contribute to Revenue

Marketing Action

Listen to the podcast: In a recent Act-On Conversation, Charles Besondy and Leo Merle chatted about the steps a company can take to make marketing more accountable and a more forceful contributor to the success of the sales team. Leo Merle is the marketing programs manager for Act-On.

Prove Your Worth:10 KPIs for Marketers

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Frank Passantino Imagine this scenario: First thing tomorrow morning, your executive team calls you into an impromptu meeting, and asks for a report on your marketing efforts. Here are 10 KPIs that every marketer should be measuring: 1. Sales Revenue. Marketing Metrics

Marketing 101: How to get started in lead generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet I was recently reading your blog “ Lead Generation: Who knows the customer better – Marketing or Sales? It’s been really fascinating to me to try and figure all this sales and qualifying a lead thing out. Do you have any advice or books on how to effectively get leads and qualify them and the processes involved in doing so? I’ll focus on some fundamental questions you should answer as you craft your lead gen program.

Learn How To Use Quora Ads for B2B User Acquisition

Listenloop

Rodrigo: Hey everybody, I’m Rodrigo Fuentes from ListenLoop and I’m here with Jaime from Vettery, and this is a session of Marketers Teaching Marketers. Vettery’s Marketing Team. To give context for our audience, tell us about your marketing team.