Unpack Your Sales Funnel

Marketing Action

Sales has come a long way from the Glengarry Glen Ross days of high pressure and aggressive tactics. Especially in the last five years, sales and marketing roles have shifted and this impacts the way the funnel breaks down as well. Sales is hard. Sales infrastructure.

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B2B Lead Generation: The Best of PowerViews

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Over the past few months I have had the pleasure of interviewing nineteen influential B2B sales and marketing leaders to discuss their views in areas like traditional and new media strategies, current and future trends, B2B lead generation, and sales lead management.

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How to Prioritize Your Best B2B Leads

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No offense, but most of your B2B leads most likely won’t convert into sales. Some might not be ready to buy, some you could lose to competition, while some might have needs that your solutions don’t exactly fit. As B2B marketers, you need to assess which of your prospects have the attributes and behaviors that make them high-quality leads. But how can you predict LTV and conversion potential before the sale? The Evolving Methods of Qualifying Leads.

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PowerViews with James Obermayer: Lead Management & Integrated Direct Marketing

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Jim is the founder of the Sales Lead Management Association. SLMA is the sponsor of the yearly Sales Lead Management week and initiatives to identify both the Top 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management and 20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management.

How Lead Scoring and Nurturing Work Together

Marketing Action

The very last thing you want to do is irritate your future customer … so you need to watch the cadence of your messaging and be aware of which stage of the buying cycle the prospect is in. Lead scoring can help. What’s lead scoring? Lead scoring in practice.

You Need to Define an Effective Criteria for Lead Scoring

PureB2B

Knowing which of your sales leads have the highest potential to buy is key to effectively allocating your resources and optimizing your sales & marketing spend. We’ve touched on the idea of how to approach lead scoring , but this post will elaborate on defining a lead scoring criteria that fits your business’ needs, and more importantly, your target audience. Here, you must factor in the entire buying cycle of your customers.