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Marketing qualified lead: What is it really?


And every customer is a “converted” lead. But, not all leads will convert. That’s where marketing qualified leads, or MQLs, come into play. You might be asking, “What exactly is an MQL?” “How How do you identify an MQL?” and “Why do MQLs matter?” So, without further ado, let’s dive in.

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Sales Qualified Lead vs Sales Accepted Lead: Distinguishing Sales-Ready Leads from Potential Sales Leads  

Only B2B

Ah, the never-ending quest for qualified leads! B2B marketers spend countless hours crafting campaigns, social media posts, and targeted ads, all in the name of capturing potential customers. Must Read: MQL vs SQL: Which Lead Matter More & When? Imagine your sales funnel as a pyramid.


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How to fix the broken sales-marketing lead funnel


You’ve worked hard to turn the engagement from your recent marketing campaign into leads. Once your suspects have become prospects who’ve finally reached the scoring threshold, you toss the leads over the proverbial wall for sales to work. Later, you learn that after an initial push, your warm marketing leads have gone cold.

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Why Turning a Lead into an MQL is More Difficult Than Ever


Leads that once flowed through the funnel have now slowed their pace, leaving marketing teams struggling to meet their KPIs. Jump Ahead What is an MQL? Marketing Strategies That Will Help You Gain More MQLs So, how do you get your MQLs to pick up the pace again and move down the funnel?

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How Many Leads Should Marketing Generate?

Inbox Insight

When setting out a demand generation or content marketing campaign it’s always important to start with one key question in mind – how will this bring us a return on our investment? Which essentially comes down to asking; how many leads should marketing generate? What’s a marketing qualified lead (MQL)?

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Maximizing the Marketing Funnel

Blue Flame Thinking

A strategic marketing plan is like a funnel. Marketing is designed to increase awareness of what you offer and lead your audiences to a conversion—whether that is a purchase, meeting, or other connection. Use a marketing funnel strategy. Three key phases of the marketing funnel drive this action.

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Inbound vs. Outbound Lead Generation: Finding the Right Mix for MQLs

Only B2B

In today’s competitive business landscape, lead generation is crucial for driving growth and revenue. There are two main approaches to generating Marketing Qualified Leads (MQLs) : Inbound and Outbound lead generation. Striking a balance between the two is key.