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Video Tech Company Leverages SEM to Drive Enterprise Leads

The Point

Started in 2008 as the world’s first open source video player, JW Player pioneered video on the Web and today has customers in 193 countries, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individual bloggers.

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Beware the Siren Call of Pre-Qualified Leads

The Point

There is a growing trend in the content syndication space, and among Cost Per Lead (CPL) programs in general, for media vendors to offer B2B clients the option of pre-qualified leads. Naturally, you pay a big premium (in the form of a higher CPL) for pre-qualified leads.

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5 Reasons Your Sales Reps Aren’t Getting Enough Qualified Leads

The Point

Earlier this year, I talked to a CMO at a B2B tech company whose sales counterpart was lobbying strongly for the company to adopt Account-Based Marketing (ABM) as part of their demand generation strategy. The lead funnel is obsolete. Maybe companies are just really bad at it.

Lead Generation for Industrial Companies is a Process not a Campaign

Industrial Marketing Today

I hear too many manufacturers and industrial companies talking about creating campaigns because they want to pump up their lead generation. Content Marketing Industrial Lead Generation Inbound Marketing Industrial content marketing

How to establish your company’s Social Media Lead Team

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

I have written a lot about the critical importance of company culture to social media marketing success. For many companies this is a dramatic and difficult change. By the way, doesn’t “Lead Team” sound a lot better than “committee?”

How Unqualified Leads Bog Down Sales Pipelines for Industrial Companies

Industrial Marketing Today

I have yet to come across a manufacturer, a distributor or an engineering firm that didn’t ask for more leads. The post How Unqualified Leads Bog Down Sales Pipelines for Industrial Companies by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. Industrial Marketing Industrial Marketing Automation Sales Strategies marketing automation Marketing Qualified Leads (MQLs) Sales Qualified Leads (SQL

Are Industrial Companies Wasting Their Leads?

Industrial Marketing Today

No matter the size of the company or the industry they are in, my conversations always boil down to them wanting more leads from their industrial marketing. Industrial Lead Generation Industrial Marketing Sales Strategies B2B lead scoring industrial lead generation lead nurturing marketing automation Marketing Qualified Lead MQL Sales Accepted Leads (SAL) Sales Qualified Leads (SQL

Which Comes First: Lead Nurturing or Inside Sales?

The Point

For a long time, “ lead nurturing ” was thought of as something you did with the leads that sales didn’t want. The theory was: leads come in, the sales team gets the hot ones, and the rest go to lead nurturing. The post Which Comes First: Lead Nurturing or Inside Sales?

Lead Generation: How an insurance company reduced acquisition costs in purchased leads

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet Generating leads organically can ease the qualifying process, throwing “bad” leads out that are simply not worth pursuing. Growing a list organically also allows marketers to know more about a prospect right from the get-go, passing more qualified leads on to Sales.

Social lead validation—the missing ingredient from most inbound LinkedIn marketing programs

Biznology

All sales leads are not equal. I know this is something that most sales and marketing leaders understand and it’s why they put lead qualification and validation into most of their sales, marketing, and lead generation programs. There was no lead validation and qualification.

Is Marketing Automation Right for Every Company?

The Point

Analyst David Raab reports that for companies under $5 Million in revenue, marketing automation penetration is a miserly 5 percent. Even at mid-size companies ($20 Million – $500 Million), the figure is only 10 percent.

Social media employee advocacy is the heartbeat of your company

Biznology

Employee advocacy is the heartbeat of your company. Does a company even have a heartbeat? For too many companies, their goal is to keep employees happy enough to keep that money flowing in. But that’s not your company.

How to change your company culture for marketing success

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

I used to work for a big metals and mining company called Alcoa. It might make more sense if you knew that the company was the subject of the most famous lawsuit against a corporate monopoly in U.S. Obviously something that dramatic would have a powerful impact on the company culture.

12 Ways to Boost Your Website’s Lead Generation Performance

Act-On

If you’re in digital marketing, there’s probably one metric you’re more focused on than anything else: leads. Your goal might be to get more leads, or maybe better leads, or leads that convert faster, or leads that give a higher value. But any way you cut it, it’s still all about lead generation. The question is, how do you get those leads? There’s no shortage of lead generation tactics. That means turning them into a lead.

5 Ways to Expand Lead Nurturing Beyond the Inbox

The Point

Email may still be the workhorse in how B2B companies build relationships, maintain awareness, qualify leads and nudge prospects along the sales cycle, but these days, it pays to think about “lead nurturing” as more just an email campaign.

Three companies using IT for dramatic transformation

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

I used to work for a big global company. ” We discussed the fact that in many companies, the IT Department is still a “cost center” and not strategically integrated into marketing and sales functions. I used to work for a big global company.

One Company | One City | One Lattice

Lattice

Let’s start from the beginning – I had five months to find an awesome city with an amazing venue to pull off this awesome event that our company had never experienced before. Every great company kick-off needs to have an inspirational theme.

Measure Your Way to Lead Nurturing Success

The Point

Demand Gen Report just published “ Top B2B Marketers Measure Lead Nurturing Effectiveness to Boost Performance ,” a special report in which they address the whys, whats, and how tos of measuring lead nurturing’s true impact. the company is generating the wrong type of leads.

10 Ways CMOs Can Help Grow Their Companies

Modern Marketing

And, while some growth has happened for your company, you might be feeling like you’ve hit a plateau and could use some new marketing strategies that will stimulate further business.

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Please Don’t Let Your Sales Reps Nurture Leads

The Point

Bear with me as I relate a quick story about lead nurturing: A few months back I became a sales lead. A question: at this point, what kind of lead am I? By my own reckoning, I’m an MQL (Marketing Qualified Lead). I’m also a perfect candidate for lead nurturing.

How to Start Generating Leads for Your B2B Company

Lead Liaison

*Editor’s Note: The views & opinions expressed in any guest post on our site are those of the guest author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and views of Lead Liaison. This post will guide you to: Set up a lead generating website. Why Generate Your Own Leads?

Why are America’s fastest-growing companies killing their blogs?

grow - Practical Marketing Solutions

Are America’s fastest-growing companies shifting away from blogging as a primary social media platform? ”Maybe” could be a conclusion based on new research examining the INC 500 from The Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts.

How to Get More Leads From Social Media

Act-On

What’s your impression of how hard it is to generate leads on social media? My impression used to be that social media lead generation is unusually hard—much harder than content marketing. Effectiveness vs. Difficulty for Lead Generation. We’ve seen it in a couple of places before: Lead quality is now more of a priority than lead quantity. In this last survey, lead quality beat out quantity by 36%. Goals vs. Barriers for Lead Generation.

Lead Qualification: Rethinking BANT in the Modern B2B Sales Cycle

Act-On

In today’s complex B2B sales cycle, it’s important that an organization’s sales and marketing teams create a clearly defined and agreed upon, definition of a qualified lead. In the past, most organizations have followed the BANT model of qualifying leads.

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Introduction to Lead Management

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet If Sales and Marketing were a manufacturing operation starting with raw materials — leads — and ending up with 5% to 20% in deliverable product — won sales — it would soon be shut down to determine what is wrong. Lack of lead management impacts lead conversion and ROI.

Leading Companies for Customer Service, On and Off Social

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Recently I moderated another Social Media Today webinar as part of their Best Thinker webinar series, this time on the topic of Leading Companies for Customer Service, On and Off Social.

Is B2B Lead Generation Really This Difficult?

The Point

Results are in from a recent survey on B2B Lead Generation by the B2B Technology Marketing Community on LinkedIn ( free report download here ), and the numbers tell a disheartening story. No wonder lead quality is such a pressing issue.

How One Company Increased Lead Gen by 2000 Percent - Case Study

Modern Marketing

When the recession hit a few years ago one company found that it needed to transform itself into the largest document management company for the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry in the world.

Online Marketing Strategies of Successful Companies

KEO Marketing

When creating your online marketing strategies , you should see what accomplished companies have done and how they got there. To get you started, here are some ways that successful companies have carried out their online marketing campaigns.

Marketing Performance Benchmarks for Software/SaaS Companies

bizible

Today, for marketers at Software/SaaS companies, we compiled some key statistics from both reports, creating a one-stop shop of critical insights for two important digital marketing channels. As we move down the funnel, from leads to opps to revenue, both channels see decreases.

Inbound Calls: Your Company's Biggest Untapped Lead Resource? [Infographic]

Hubspot

As a marketer, you’re responsible for driving leads that ultimately convert to revenue. But it''s very possible you may be overlooking a valuable source of leads: inbound calls. Remarkably, though, most companies don’t have a strategy in place to drive inbound calls.

Predictive Marketing Vendors Look Beyond Lead Scores

Customer Experience Matrix

The past week brought three more announcements about predictive vendors expanding beyond lead scoring. I imagine that some companies will be reluctant to sign into Salesforce via the Radius Web site, but if you can get over that hurdle, it’s worth a look.

Lead Generation That Converts Leads into Sales Opportunities

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet Ask most executives and marketers what salespeople need to sell in this economy, and they will say one thing: more leads. That’s why many marketing and lead generation programs tend to focus on quantity. It creates sales-ready leads and nurtures the leads that aren’t sales-ready.

How to Protect Your Company’s Reputation on Social Media

Modern B2B Marketing

Companies well-versed in social media marketing have taken all these steps to grow and establish their brand’s online presence, but are they doing enough to protect it? This is especially important after an employee who had access leaves the company.

Lead Generation Best Practices

Salesfusion

Many agencies, firms and CRM solution providers already understand the importance of partnering with a MA Company. The question now shifts from, if you should partner with a company, to who you should partner with. Best Practices Lead Nurture [one_half valign="middle"].

A Follow-Up Strategy for Content Syndication Leads

The Point

It’s important to recognize that content syndication leads are not like most sales leads. If you hand off content syndication leads to your sales force without setting these expectations, your program may be doomed to fail.

What is a Marketing-Qualified Lead? What MQL Really Means

Act-On

Definitions were set, processes were tested, sales and executives bought in across the board, and the panacea of the Lead Marketing Funnel brought peace to all. Marketing Qualified Lead (MQL ). We have a bias, in terms of Marketing Qualified Leads. Event-based leads are similar.

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How To Lead With Customer-Focused Content

Tony Zambito

One of the most interesting studies to come out on content marketing is the recent Forbes Insight and PWC survey of 369 executives, which indicated many companies are lacking a content strategy. The overriding concern from many content marketers is on lead and sales conversion.

Marketers Will Define Company Strategy

Modern B2B Marketing

This week, I’d like to explore another finding from the survey—how marketers will play a larger role in company strategy. In our survey, when asked if marketing would shape company strategies over the next three to five years, roughly 80% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that it would.

No Lead Left Behind – Prioritizing Your Leads with Lead Management

Salesfusion

While too many leads certainly isn’t a bad problem to have, it can be a problem for companies nonetheless. If you feel like your marketing efforts are delivering results but your sales team thinks you aren’t providing enough quality leads, it’s time to get those leads under control with lead management. Discuss what makes a good lead. After you have a better understanding, set up the scoring parameters so that each lead is filtered accordingly.