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When Lead Management and Dating Align: Get Your Prospects to Swipe Right

Modern B2B Marketing

In this blog, I’ll cover tips for lead management to make sure your “first date” with a prospect isn’t your last. Right” and building credibility and trust for them to want to learn more. These are key attributes of the prospect such as company size, location, job title, etc.

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Top 10 Marketing Automation Mistakes

The Point

It’s well documented that, of the companies who invest in marketing automation, many fail to achieve maximum return from that investment, or even utilize marketing automation technology to its full capacity. Launching lead scoring too soon.

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5 Techniques For Lead Management Success That You Probably Aren’t Using

Modern B2B Marketing

by Dayna Rothman Lead management is the ability to capture, respond, and manage incoming leads. Unfortunately, many marketers don’t employ clearly defined lead management practices. Work directly with sales to determine when a lead is “sales ready”.

How to align sales and marketing with a lead management process

Leadfeeder

Despite good intentions there are still many loopholes in lead management that undercut sales performance. That’s why having a solid lead management process in place can save lead generation programs from the chopping block. I was lucky enough to catch up with a few sales and marketing leaders recently from companies like LeadGenius, Socedo and Metadata, to learn more about how their teams develop a sales pipeline with lead management best practices.

Top 10 B2B Lead Scoring Mistakes (Part 1 of 2)

The Point

Lead scoring has quickly become an integral part of a demand generation marketer’s arsenal. In our firm’s work with marketing automation clients , lead scoring optimization is a critical part of ensuring that companies reap the greatest benefit from the investment in marketing technology.

New Report Confirms Immaturity of Most Marketing Automation Deployments

The Point

However, in sum, they do reinforce some key facts, namely: • Most companies who employ marketing automation are realizing only a fraction of its potential because they tend to focus the technology on improving efficiency and addressing tactical needs. •

Rules of Engagement from Marketo Summit: How Marketing Automation Wows Your Buyers

The Mx Group

At the Marketo Marketing Nation Summit! The event was full of great insights, but as a marketing automation specialist, I was most interested in the keynote by Marketo CEO Steve Lucas. So make sure you know which leads are sales-ready by using lead scoring.

Marketo’s Take on Salesforce.com’s ExactTarget Acquisition

Modern B2B Marketing

Many of our customers, prospective customers and business partners may be wondering what this move means for Marketo, since we are a leader in the marketing software space and so many salesforce.com customers also choose Marketo as their marketing automation platform.

LeanData Builds on Growing Momentum, Announces Additions to Executive Team

LeanData

SUNNYVALE, Calif. , July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — LeanData , the leader in lead management, is announcing the addition of three senior-level executives as the innovative startup takes advantage of growing momentum and prepares for the next stage of its rapid expansion. Vice President of Customer Success and Support Louis Ferris , who leads the drive for product adoption and creating great customer experiences.

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4 Ways to Optimize the Middle of the Funnel

Modern B2B Marketing

At the top of the funnel, marketing increases traffic and fills the database with new leads through paid ads, social media, search, referral programs, and a variety of other channels. It can take too long for SDRs to create sales accepted leads to send to AEs. Lead Management b2b

How to Use Surveys for B2B Lead Generation

Modern B2B Marketing

While lead forms are a great way to capture contact information about your prospects, they may not collect other critical information because too many fields can overwhelm potential customers. For example, let’s say you do demand gen for a tech company. Lead Management b2b

Getting Started with Video for Lead Generation

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Margot Mazur Lead generation is a huge part of a well rounded B2B marketing strategy. Prospects won’t give you their email addresses unless they trust that your company will give them valuable information—not spam. Add a Lead Generation Form. Lead Management b2b

6 Quick Tips to Improve Lead Database Quality

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Ed King Let’s face it—your lead database is dirty and full of holes. Marketers often hesitate to automate de-duplication (the process of removing duplicate leads ) and prefer to eyeball duplicates and merge records manually due to fear of eliminating the wrong records.

An Interview with Jon Miller, Co-Founder of Marketo

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We recently had the opportunity to connect with Jon Miller, Vice President of Marketing and Co-Founder of Marketo. Jon leads strategy and execution for all aspects of Marketo’s hyper-efficient demand center (powered by Marketo’s solution, of course). In Marketo’s popular blog, Modern B2B Marketing , he explores everything from lead nurturing and social media to marketing ROI and revenue performance management (RPM).

B2B Search Engine Marketing & Marketing Automation: An Interview with Marketo’s Jon Miller

KoMarketing Associates

Lead generation is at the top of almost every B2B marketer’s responsibility list. Generate more leads, generate better leads, and improve the rate to which lead opportunities turn into closed wins for the sales teams.

How to Evolve Your Prospect Management in a Predictive World

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Sean Zinsmeister It used to be that prospect management meant dolling out “ Glengarry Leads ” to add to your Rolodex, keeping a spreadsheet of top prospects, or most recently populating an empty CRM database with leads that seem to “look good.” Lead Management b2b

The 14 Best Marketing Automation Tools

Webbiquity

Marketing automation software tools can be very helpful in making lead nurturing and sales acceleration efforts more effective—even if the category is badly misnamed. Recent research shows that 63% of B2B companies that are growing faster than their competitors use marketing automation.

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The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity

This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media. Liz also writes the Lead With Intuition blog.

3 Ways to Use Lead Scoring Within Your Marketing Automation Programs

Customer Experience Matrix

I wrote last week about the difficulty of linking marketing leads to sales results. One reason the topic was on my mind is I’m also thinking a lot these days about lead scoring. The practical use of lead scoring is to decide which leads to pass from marketing automation to sales, or, even more pragmatically, to predict which leads will be accepted by sales.* But the ultimate goal is to identify the leads most likely to generate revenue.

How to Make Sure Your Lead Management Strategy is Kick Arse!

Modern B2B Marketing

by Maria Pergolino Every game requires strategy…and managing leads is no different. It is not enough for a company to want to increase leads. In other words, businesses need a lead management strategy that kicks arse!

Bad Data In, Bad Data Out: 5 Steps to a Squeaky Clean Database

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Frank Passantino Bad data infiltrates every database, in the form of duplicate contacts, irregularly formatted leads, and junk records. Once you start to get some traction in building out your database, duplicates are inevitable. Are they still working for the same company?

Survey Finds Majority of Business Leaders Struggling with Lead Management

LeanData

April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A survey of 527 B2B sales and marketing professionals found that a majority have serious reservations about the effectiveness of the lead routing process at their companies. Businesses invest heavily in lead generation and enrichment.

Survey Finds Majority of Business Leaders Struggling with Lead Management

LeanData

April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A survey of 527 B2B sales and marketing professionals found that a majority have serious reservations about the effectiveness of the lead routing process at their companies. Businesses invest heavily in lead generation and enrichment.

Survey Finds Majority of Business Leaders Struggling with Lead Management

LeanData

April 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — A survey of 527 B2B sales and marketing professionals found that a majority have serious reservations about the effectiveness of the lead routing process at their companies. Businesses invest heavily in lead generation and enrichment.

Segmentation, Social Media Drive Lead Nurturing Success for iDirect

The Point

When marketers embark on a formal lead nurturing strategy, opportunities for process improvement can arise in unexpected ways. That was the experience for iDirect , a leading provider of satellite IP communications based in Herndon, Virginia.

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. Whatever their exact name, these Sales Development Representatives (SDRs) have one exclusive focus: to review, contact and qualify marketing-generated leads and deliver them to Sales Account Execs.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity

This year, colleague Cheryl Burgess and I changed things up a bit, opening the award to nominations but focusing specifically on outstanding men and women who work for technology companies and are active on social media. Liz also writes the Lead With Intuition blog.

First Look at New Marketo Release

Customer Experience Matrix

I’m going to diverge just slightly from my current obsession with usability to talk about a conversation I had today with Marketo President and CEO Phil Fernandez, who previewed the 3.0 The company also reworked the user interface--of more than 200 total changes in this upgrade, about 75 were tied to usability--although it still takes the same basic approach of building campaigns as lists of steps, rather than branching flow charts.

Research: Why Behavior Matters in Lead Scoring

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jon Miller (@jonmiller) Marketo’s Definitive Guide to Lead Scoring defines lead scoring as a “shared sales and marketing methodology for ranking leads in order to determine their sales readiness.”. “A In other words, how attractive is this potential lead to me ?

Afternoon Keynotes Energize at Marketo Summit (Live Blog)

Modern B2B Marketing

by Dayna Rothman What a packed day here at the Marketo User Summit! To start the afternoon keynotes we have Lori Wizdo from Forrester presenting on “The Lead to Revenue Management Zeitgeist”. Advice: keep rewarding, start to introduce new metrics, lead the cultural shift.

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How Effective is Your Lead Generation? Key Insights from Lenskold Group’s 2012 Lead Generation Marketing Effectiveness Study

Modern B2B Marketing

by Dayna Rothman The Lenskold Group and The Pedowitz Group recently released their 2012 Lead Generation Marketing Effectiveness Study. The study draws on 373 B2B marketers to discuss the practice of lead generation , marketing automation, ROI, and how they are all interrelated.

Marketo's Enterprise Edition and Revenue Cycle Management: Looking Under the Hood

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Marketo continues to follow its own path. Revenue Cycle Management blazes an important new trail for others to follow. I finally caught up with Marketo for a briefing on their Enterprise Edition (announced in March) and Revenue Cycle Analytics (announced in May). Since both are somewhat old news, and Marketo describes them in detail on its Web site, I’ll just make a few comments. It seems that Marketo disagrees.

B2B Lead Management Market Heats Up

delicious b2bmarketing

Home Forrester Research « Getting Up Close and Personal | Main | Social Technographics Data Now Available » March 20, 2008 B2B Lead Management Market Heats Up [Posted by Laura Ramos ] Since the start of this year, I’ve been receiving a boatload of briefing requests from companies wanting to show me their lead generation and management solutions. Most recently, Marketo just announced their lead management solution. Lead farming?

6 Things to Consider When Building Your Lead Scoring Matrix

Modern B2B Marketing

by Andrew Spoeth Long gone are the days where you acquire a lead and send it automatically to sales. Today, in B2B marketing, constructing a strong lead management system is vital to top line revenue growth, and lead scoring plays a significant role in this.

Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market

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Home Forrester Research « I was recently briefed by | Main | Going Corporate » August 26, 2008 Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market [Posted by Laura Ramos ] In a recent survey of over 2100 IT professionals who buy or recommend telecom and networking solutions, we found buyers turn to peers and colleagues first, followed by vendor, industry trade, or professional Web sites, to inform their purchase decisions. Just makes it easier to manage all the stuff.

Think Creatively About Your Search Ads With These Top Questions

Modern B2B Marketing

Marlin manages a team responsible for B2B Technology clients nationally. We cover topics such as Lead Quality, Client Content and Market Segmentation. Lead Quality. Assess your needs by helping your company stakeholders in sales and marketing agree upon the definition of a lead.

Are You Optimizing the Top and Bottom of the Sales Funnel?

Modern B2B Marketing

by Maria Pergolino In today’s B2B marketplace, revenue cycle management is all about the sales funnel. But if yours is less than streamlined, you may be leaking more leads than you convert. To start the process, marketing needs to generate the best- qualified sales lead.

Sales Lead Management: Thought Leadership with Aaron Ross

Modern B2B Marketing

I've long been a fan of his blog Build a Sales Machine and I learn something new every time we interact. Getting into lead generation was an accident. Back in 1999-2001, I was CEO of an internet company. I had more ego than understanding about lead generation and professional selling. After that experience, I decided I needed to learn how to build and manage a killer sales organization. That started my journey into lead generation, marketing & sales.

How to Leverage Social Intent Data for Email Marketing

Modern B2B Marketing

Here at Socedo , getting our leads to engage with our emails is an ongoing challenge. Since we adopted Marketo in 2015, we’ve been nurturing our leads with weekly emails that provide educational content. She became a lead in our system on June 1, 2016.

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. In other words, you’ve got to generate and manage demand.