8 proven B2B sales lead generation methods

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Drive more sales leads by including these marketing tactics in your B2B lead generation programs. B2B Lead Generation Sales lead generation

B2B sales lead generation is easy: Four rights will get you there.

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B2B sales lead generation is easy: Four rights will get you there. The right offers Compelling calls-to-action designed to generate inquiries that, when qualified, become sales leads. The post B2B sales lead generation is easy: Four rights will get you there.

Use B2B Marketing for Sales Lead Generation: It Really is Cost-Effective

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What’s a more cost-effective way of making a business-to-business sale? Saving the one-to-one sales calls until the end. Most of the fastest-growing companies I know don’t rely solely on one-to-one sales contacts to grow their business.

How to Revive Dead Sales Leads

Fusion Marketing Partners

Guest Expert Contributor B2B Leads Sales Sales LeadsThis blog originally appeared at tenfold.com. Effective selling isn’t about finding people who are interested, talking to them once or […].

Desperate and Fearful: Need Pipeline – Want Sales Lead Generation

ViewPoint

Last week I published a blog that provided five ways to avoid getting burned by outsourced B2B sales lead generation, qualification and nurturing. So, they settle for a cheap solution—which is how mediocre sales lead generation firms survive. The need for sales pressures the CMO to deliver leads fast. Trouble is, that CMO is also under budget pressures, so corners are cut in the pursuit of needed sales leads.

How much should you pay for a sales lead?

Biznology

When planning a B2B lead generation program, you need to deliver leads to your sales team at an affordable price. A neat way to determine in advance how much you can spend on a lead is to calculate the Allowable Cost per Lead for your campaign.

Dear CEO: Find out how well your team is nurturing its B2B sales leads

ViewPoint

Standard B2B lead-generation programs produce an average 5% lead rate while advanced lead-generation programs (which include lead nurturing) produce an average 15% lead rate—three times higher. When you and your team are focused exclusively on “lead” outcomes, immediate costs are misleading and long-term costs increase dramatically. That is why you frequently hear sales say: “the leads suck.”. B2B Sales Lead Nurturing

B2B Sales Lead Generation Pros Who Listen, Learn

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Those of us who use the phone to successfully generate sales leads have picked up an essential trade secret. Sometimes, this leads to a future appointment, often it neutralizes their attitude and allows me to continue. Instead, my sincere words “I am sorry to catch you at a bad time,” can lead to a productive conversation. The PointClear team would like to hear from you about your sales lead generation best practices. Inside Sales

Embarking on a sales lead generation project: What could go wrong?

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a prospect asked me, following our discussion about PointClear’s lead generation, qualification and nurturing services. We had just finished talking about the importance of marketing and sales coming together to mutually define a lead prior to starting a lead generation program. And we’d gone into some depth as to how our associates are all seasoned, degreed and sales trained. And to drive the leads needed to meet revenue goals.).

Vote for Kimmy Netterville, an inspired sales lead management leader

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PointClear’s Kimmy Netterville has been nominated as one of the 40 Most Inspired Leaders in Sales Lead Management. The Sales Lead Management Association announced today that nominations are now closed, and voting is open until Dec. Many of PointClear’s clients over the past 11 years have directly benefitted from Kimmy’s abilities managing B2B lead generation, lead qualification and lead nurturing programs.

There Are B2B Sales Leads Hiding in Google Analytics. Here’s How to Find Them

Leadfeeder

Here’s the scoop: Inside Google Analytics, there’s a report that will show you companies that have visited your website—even if no one from that company fills out a lead form or submits their email address. Cross-check them against existing prospects your sales team is already pursuing.

Need More B2B Sales Leads? Ignore This Research

Webbiquity

According to recent research conducted by InsideSales.com and reported by MarketingProfs , websites, blogs and search are among the most effective tactics for both lead generation and brand awareness. The single leading source of traffic for most b2b websites remains organic search.

Prevent Defense or Permit Offense? What a Football Argument Has to Do with B2B Sales Lead Generation

ViewPoint

I can’t mediate those in the world of football, but I can weigh in on three areas of argument in our industry that are dramatically impacting sales and marketing spending and results that I feel are important to understand: There are some who say that Inbound/Content marketing is king and Outbound is dead. Inbound drives organic engagement and attracts leads, while outbound helps you target specific prospects more accurately. Sending sales leads that suck is a lose-lose plan.

More Evidence That Waiting Even 5 Seconds to Contact a New Sales Lead Can Be Disastrous

The Point

In my experience, most of the mental energy and strategic thinking around the practice of lead nurturing and lead management is usually applied to the goal of accelerating prospects through the sales process – from MQL to SQL, from SQL to Opportunity, and so on.

How to Ramp Up Your B2B Sales Lead Generation with Social Media

Marketing Insider Group

In fact, a report by LinkedIn found that 90% top performing sales representatives incorporate social media into their tactics. The post How to Ramp Up Your B2B Sales Lead Generation with Social Media appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Social media is no longer just a fun, helpful supplement to a marketing mix. For many companies, it has become the primary vehicle for customer engagement.

Andy Rooney on Sales Leads

ViewPoint

James Obermayer, Executive Director and CEO of the Sales Lead Management Association and President of Sales Leakage Consulting is a regular guest blogger with ViewPoint. ” How did Andy know so much about sales, marketing and sales leads? I think what Andy meant for us is that if your salespeople don’t follow-up on a sales inquiry (not to mention qualified leads), the opportunity will default to your competitor who does follow-up.

The Very First Step To Take For Better Quality B2B Sales Leads

The Forward Observer

Sure, you're generating sales leads, but are they good leads? Here's how to step up your lead quality. The same kind of logic, applies to generating better quality B2B sales leads. Sometimes, the marketing and sales people haven’t even met each other.

Five Ways to Avoid Getting Burned by Outsourced B2B Sales Lead Generation

ViewPoint

Based on my experience over the past almost 30-years it seems that everyone has been burned by outsourced lead generation. The main reason for these failures is that there is a LOT of mediocrity in the lead generation industry, which is why some say outbound is supposedly “dead.” These firms, like those traveling sales folks who hawked one-size-fixes-all elixirs to those who wanted to believe, make great claims—that inevitably fail to pan out. Lead Generation

50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management: 2011 Winners announced

Sales Lead Insights

The Sales Lead Management Association just announced the results of the voting for the Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management in 2011. B2B sales leads News Sales lead management

2010’s 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management: Winners announced

Sales Lead Insights

The Sales Lead Management Association just announced the results of the voting for the Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management in 2010. Here's the list of 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management in 2010.

Sirius Decisions Thinks Websites Will Generate 71% of All B2B Sales Leads by 2015. I Disagree.

The Point

In fact, I’ll make almost the exact opposite prediction: “By 2015, the percentage of B2B leads that arrive via corporate Websites will shrink dramatically as marketers maintain multiple, distinct online channels that are optimized for demand generation.”.

2012?s Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management: Winners announced

Sales Lead Insights

The Sales Lead Management Association just announced the results of the voting for the Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management in 2012. Obermayer, CEO and executive director of the Sales Lead Management Association said, "These are people who have given their time and expertise in the field of lead management and are now recognized by their peers for outstanding work. B2B sales leads News Sales lead management

B2B Sales Leads: How To Avoid The “19 Year-Old Dude Move”

The Forward Observer

Are all your B2B sales leads ready to buy from you right now? If not, here's how to romance your prospects toward a sale with content. As a result, their sales process resembles what Gary Vaynerchuk calls “the 19 year-old dude move.”.

The top 50 in sales lead management: Who do you pick to be on the 2012 list?

Sales Lead Insights

Don't miss your last opportunity to vote for your top three candidates to be among the "50 most influential people in sales lead management" in 2012. The Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA) is closing the polls at Midnight Pacific Time (UTC-8) on Friday, November 30th!

The top 50 in sales lead management: Who do you pick to be on the list?

Sales Lead Insights

Don't miss your opportunity to vote for your top three candidates to be among the "50 most influential people in sales lead management" in 2011. Because the Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA) is closing the polls at Midnight Pacific Time (UTC-8) on Wednesday, November 30th.

B2B Sales Leads from Data Services - Smashmouth Review

Smashmouth Marketing

When we're selling our outbound marketing demand gen solutions, we get asked all the time, where can I find inexpensive b2b sales leads ? So below is a collection of data sources we've used in our lead generation work.

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Need More B2B Sales Leads? Ignore This Research

Webbiquity

According to recent research conducted by InsideSales.com and reported by MarketingProfs , websites, blogs and search are among the most effective tactics for both lead generation and brand awareness. The single leading source of traffic for most b2b websites remains organic search.

18 ways to generate more B2B sales leads

Leadfeeder

This post will help you get whatever your B2B company is selling in front of as many people as possible and the strategies are guaranteed to help you generate new B2B sales leads. In order to sell effectively, you’ll need to constantly generate high-quality leads that you can convert to customers: leads that your salespeople can take, contact, meet and make sales with. This can even be fully automatic but your leads still need to be high quality.

Advanced B2B Sales Lead Management Strategies: A Webinar for CMOs on What is Really Working Today

Sales Lead Insights

Mark your calendar to attend this webinar about advanced sales lead management strategies for B2B CMOs. Advanced B2B Sales Lead Management Strategies: A front line report for CMO’s on what’s really working today. Direct from the front lines, hear the latest trends, and learn about successful programs, strategies and tactics from three of the top experts in B2B marketing.

Call Every New Sales Lead 6 Times? Sorry, that’s Crazy.

The Point

I only recently came across the results of research published late last year by Leads360 , a leading provider of hosted (SaaS) solutions for managing sales leads. Leads360 base their conclusions on studying more than 20 million leads.

How to Turn Ordinary Social Media Conversations into Actionable Sales Leads

Modern B2B Marketing

Ultimately, the blood, sweat, and tears you put into your social media campaigns should translate to leads and sales. But how do you translate ordinary social media conversations into actionable sales leads? Social Media Marketing b2b Consumer

Is Your Web-based Content Driving Away Sales Leads

ViewPoint

Today's guest blogger, Reg Nordman, is the Managing Partner for Rocket Builders , a Vancouver based sales and marketing consultancy for high growth companies. Previously he has worked in direct and channel sales for major firms such as Unisys and Commodore.

Writing effective email copy from an expert in B2B marketing, lead generation and lead nurturing

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Meryl is a professional writer and editor who specializes in online B2B lead generation and lead nurturing. B2B copywriting B2B email B2B Lead Generation B2B lead nurturing B2B marketing Sales lead generation email copywriting

Case Study: How to Double Organic Sales Leads with a Content Marketing Refresh

Leadfeeder

In only 12 months, EveryoneSocial used content marketing to increase its sales leads by 10-15%. By taking a holistic approach to content marketing, EveryoneSocial is getting a big payoff for its investment of time and effort: a significant uptick in organic sales leads. The program has been so successful, the company is adding another sales rep. When done well, it helps lead quality, recruiting, and close rates for sales teams.

Turning Raw B2B Sales Leads Into Real Opportunities: Don’t Give Up Too Soon

ViewPoint

When qualifying and nurturing sales leads, the lead farmer (prospect development professional) has a challenging job. The starting point in lead management is usually an inquiry consisting of a name, title, a company, a phone number or email address. The lead farmer must have the patience, discipline and skill to engage the inquirer in a conversation. The lesson: Don’t give up too early on non-responsive sales leads.

Advanced B2B Sales Lead Management Strategies: A Webinar for CMOs on What is Really Working Today

Sales Lead Insights

Mark your calendar to attend this webinar about advanced sales lead management strategies for B2B CMOs. Advanced B2B Sales Lead Management Strategies: A front line report for CMO’s on what’s really working today. Direct from the front lines, hear the latest trends, and learn about successful programs, strategies and tactics from three of the top experts in B2B marketing.

Marketers, Is ABM the Solution to Your Broken Sales Lead Handoff?

Engagio

The B2B lead handoff process is broken. Marketers invest a ton of time and resources to acquire leads using a variety of tactics, from data acquisition to SEO to trade shows to paid ads. Passing individual leads is ineffective. Working accounts, not leads.

Improve Sales Lead Generation via Marketing Analytics Part 2: Two Examples

ViewPoint

In the first article on marketing analytics , I discussed the best-practice processes involved in the review, assessment and continuous enhancement of sales lead generation programs to achieve improved results. 22% of more than 20,000 raw leads converted to qualified leads.

MobileIron Harnesses End-User Demand to Drive Mobile IT Sales Leads

The Point

If end users want your product, but their IT department makes the purchase decision, can you leverage that demand to drive IT sales leads? That was the question contemplated by the marketing team at MobileIron , a leading provider of mobile device management technology.

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Your sales lead just got promoted. What should you do?

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Anytime a sales lead has an interesting moment, it’s an […]. CRM Intelligence customer intelligence Customer Success outbound prospecting prospect outreach Prospecting Relationship Management Sales 2.0

Blog Makeover Nets Sales Leads for Software Company

The Point

That was the challenge faced by Navicure , a leading Internet-based medical claims clearinghouse in Atlanta that helps medical practices increase profitability. convert that search traffic to measurable sales leads.

B2B Sales Lead Management: A Bird in Hand is Worth Two in the Bush

ViewPoint

This is the second in a series of four blogs about B2B sales lead management, marketing and sales metrics, and proverbs. Something else not well understood in marketing and sales circles is the importance of certain metrics. In the last blog we talked about lead rates. Leads and expected metrics are defined in carefully created client program plans and lead rates are impacted (particularly in 2010) by the mix and quality of inbound dispositions.

Six Tips to Calculate How Many Leads You Need in Your Sales Pipeline

Fusion Marketing Partners

B2B Sales Sales leads Sales LeadsI have had more than a few people accuse me of being obsessed with marketing numbers (guilty as charged). One […].

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