Why Inflated Lead Scores are Tanking Your Marketing ROI


Because marketers can know so much more about their prospects, efficiently prioritizing the best leads requires a system to make sense of all of that information. Marketers use lead scoring models to sort prospect data. What is an inflated lead score?

4 Ways Lead Scoring Can Reinforce Your Marketing Strategy and Grow Your Revenue [Ebook]


Author: Tanya Chu If you didn’t have much time to delve into your lead scoring this year, it’s not too late to make the business case to do so in 2017! How you structure (and restructure) your lead scoring can give you insights into how your marketing strategy is performing.

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How Predictive Lead Scoring Takes The Guesswork Out Of Identifying The Leads Most Likely To Buy


Lead Scoring & STP – Bringing Marketing Basics To the World Of Modern Marketing. So why are we talking about STP in the same discussion with lead scoring? The problem is that setting up a lead scoring system that works (i.e., Lead Scoring

What is Lead Qualification?

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Lead qualification is the process that marketing and sales teams use to screen prospects before sending them to sales reps for further action. In theory, qualified leads are the prospects who are most likely to become customers and who best fit the company’s ideal buyer profile.

How to Use the Tech Stack to Displace Competitors


If the incumbent vendor – your competitor – lacks any feature that you have, Battey says, you can ask your prospect how they’re going about gaining the value your feature gives. How to use the tech stack to score fit by sophistication. More data = more noise, amirite?

Lots of Vendors Can Help You Find Leads on the Web

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Few people would suggest you learn salesmanship from the play Glengarry Glen Ross ,* but its central message rings true: good leads are the lifeblood of a sales organization.** Some vendors only rank leads while others build multiple models for different purposes. •

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Marketing Automation 2014 Industry Overview: What the Surveys Tell Us

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The main basis for my prediction is high growth that vendors reported in 2013, and in particular a trend towards higher revenue per client among the vendors who share that information with me. If I were an email vendor, I''d think about that one.

The B2B Marketer’s Lead Nurturing Guide


In an ideal world, all incoming leads would be ready to buy—unfortunately, that’s not always the case. In fact, 73% of all B2B leads are not ready to purchase the first time they interact with your brand. The trick to bridging this gap is to prevent these leads from going cold.

Why Workfront Chose Mintigo to Strategically Expand Up Market and Drive More Pipeline


While Workfront had numerous other data sources, he knew from experience how difficult it would be to create a sufficiently well-defined ICP on their own by gathering together all relevant data points and developing an understanding of the correlations between variables.

Ensighten Transforms Web Tags into Rich Customer Data

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million if you''re keeping score). They also include processes to merge profiles using customer IDs, cross-reference tables for IDs from different systems, probabilistic matching of shared data elements, correlated behaviors, and links between individuals and devices. Since last year’s funding, Ensighten has supported its strategy with acquisitions of tag management competitor TagMan in March 2014 and cloud analytics and predictive marketing vendor Anametrix in October 2014.

Mintigo InterestBase Harvests Web and Social Data for Marketing and Sales

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Predictive models can show how different attributes correlate with targeted behaviors such as purchasing a product. Vendors are another matter: there’s inherent scale economy to scanning the Web and social media once and applying the results to many different clients.

8 Ways to Generate More Sales-Ready Leads: Part Two


Editor’s Note: This is the second article in a two-part series that explores best practices for nurturing prospects, generating qualified leads, and improving conversion rate. Hand Leads Off to Sales Quickly. 37% increase in bottom-of-funnel leads. Implement Lead Scoring.

B2B Market Segmentation – Part 2: How to Approach Segmentation

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Price Sensitivity Do you position your product in segments that are price sensitive and invite vendors to complete on price or segments that pay a premium for a solution that is highly differentiated? Many automation platforms score along two dimensions: demographics and behavior.

10 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Be Used in Marketing in 2020

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Thankfully, some have seen these challenges as a business opportunity, and there are now several vendors providing Artificial Intelligence as a Service (AIaaS) to everyone. Lead Scoring.

Demand Generation Usability Scores - Part 1

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(note: this is a slightly revised version of the original post, reflecting vendor feedback.) For better or worse, I've taken my usability scoring project as far as I can. Lacking the resources for a detailed user survey or hands-on scenario testing, I chose to build a checklist of functions that I believe correlate with usability. I therefore chose to develop separate scores for each. The harder part was deciding which items correlated with usability.

15 Need-To-Know Lead Qualification Stats for B2B Marketers (with Takeaways)


A well-oiled inbound sales machine means reps spend less time working low quality leads, and more time closing sales. More leads in, more revenue out. In fact, almost half of B2B sales reps list lead quantity and quality as their top challenge: ( Source ).

7 Ways B2B Marketers Get Real Value from Predictive Analytics


A successful B2B marketing plan uses the power of predictive analytics for lead generation, to get more value from existing leads, determine which leads are most likely to convert, predict which customers are likely to churn, and more. Enrich your leads with better, fresher data.

The buzz around account-based marketing at MarTech


The following is a guest post by Bertrand Hazard of TrustRadius , who attended MarTech last month and interviewed a number of vendors exhibiting there about their perspective on “hot” categories within the marketing tech landscape.

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6 Tips for Symbiotic Sales & Marketing Lead Management


To make sure that application goes off without a hitch, let's discuss six tips for managing the lead generation and hand-off process so that both teams can meet their SLA goals. Tip # 1: Focus on Both Lead Quality and Quantity. Tip #2: Nurture Leads That Aren't Sales-Ready.

87 New (Really) Marketing Automation Stats

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Case in point: “Companies that excel at lead nurturing generate 50% more sales-ready leads at 33% less cost.”. Lead & Relationship Management. Forrester Research, The Forrester Wave™: Lead-To-Revenue Management Platform Vendors, Q1 2014 , Jan 2014 ).

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Numeric Scoring: The Key To Lead Management Success

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Home Forrester Research « We’re renaming the blog | Main | New networks in the news » April 16, 2008 Numeric Scoring: The Key To Lead Management Success [Posted by Laura Ramos ] Recently I saw a preview of Eloqua’s spring release and it got me thinking about the role lead scoring plays in determining campaign effectiveness. The few marketers who end the arguing figure out early that quantifying lead quality is essential. " --"What leads?

David Raab and Atri Chatterjee Talk About Marketing Automation, Part I: What Do You Need in a Core System?

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He’s the author of The Marketing Performance Measurement Toolkit, and the Raab Association’s reports and guides, including the B2B marketing automation vendor selection tool, the VEST report. That’s where all the different vendors are, in those little supplemental tools.

For Behavior Detection, Simple Triggers May Do the Trick

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This type of behavioral targeting relies heavily on automated models that find correlations between the a relatively small amount of data and subsequent choices. Vendors like Certona and [X+1] tell me they can usually make valuable distinctions among visitors after as few as a half-dozen clicks. This can be used to estimate the value of a lead in a lead scoring system.