Business-to-Business Telemarketing: Wasting Your Money?

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Business-to-Business Telemarketing: Wasting Your Money?

Sales Lead Insights

Are you dialing for dollars or wasting your money with telemarketing? Unfortunately, most of what B2B marketers call “telemarketing” simply doesn’t work. Telemarketing B-to-B telemarketing lead generation

Desperate and Fearful: Need Pipeline – Want Sales Lead Generation

ViewPoint

Last week I published a blog that provided five ways to avoid getting burned by outsourced B2B sales lead generation, qualification and nurturing. So, they settle for a cheap solution—which is how mediocre sales lead generation firms survive. The need for sales pressures the CMO to deliver leads fast. Trouble is, that CMO is also under budget pressures, so corners are cut in the pursuit of needed sales leads.

Telemarketing: The Right Way

Valasys

B2B lead generation is not a piece of cake and anybody who tells you otherwise is kidding you. Aside from the stress of being noticeable, there is also the added pressure of rejection that comes with the telemarketers B2B lead generation efforts. Telemarketing.

11 Reasons Why Outbound Telemarketing Programs Fail

Marketing Insider Group

Rob and I support and have adopted what we call the “Tele-Web” concept of driving the most efficient leads for sales through pull-based inbound programs. Sometimes, inbound demand generation isn’t enough to fill our funnels.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Telemarketing big with Xerox

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Advice to Steve, a Down-and-Almost-Out Sales Manager: Telemarket Old Leads First!

ViewPoint

James Obermayer, Executive Director and CEO of the Sales Lead Management Association and President of Sales Leakage Consulting is a regular guest blogger with ViewPoint. We’re in the hurt locker, we’re down, and I have no money to try to boost sales in the last quarter. With a pleading voice and a frown his mother would not be proud of, this was one concerned sales manager. Leads who had not bought (obvious, but he has to sort these out).

Fresh Ideas to Reignite Stalled Leads and Accelerate the Sales Funnel

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Longer selling cycles and stalled deals are impeding sales funnels everywhere. Use these three practices to convert more leads into revenue: Use Funnel-Specific Market Research. In such cases, lead nurturing and campaigns targeting more senior executives can be of value.

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B2B Marketing: 6 essentials for testing your teleprospecting

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet For years, marketers have been testing messages on emails, websites and pay-per-click ads to determine which ones drive the most sales. MECLABS has its own leads generation group working with clients to help them drive more revenue through teleprospecting.

Steal This Technique for Your Next Sales Email

The Point

I was reminded of this principle earlier today when a colleague forwarded an email received from a inside sales representative at a technology company looking to partner with our agency.

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How B2B Appointment Setting Services Helps Close Sales Leads

Valasys

The underlying forces driving B2B sales processes these days are majorly digitized, predictive & studded with predictive analytical techniques to attract a wide range of customers. Once the appointment has been set-up, the case is forwarded to the sales department.

B2B Lead Generation by Phone: An Interview with Michael Brown

Sales Lead Insights

This is one of a series of occasional interviews with top practitioners on topics of interest to business-to-business lead generation, marketing and new business development professionals. He is the B2B telemarketing and telesales consultant and telemarketing trainer whom I frequently recommend to our clients. Michael, first off, I know you hate to use the word “telemarketing.&# Telemarketing is why your home phone is on the national do-not-call list.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Telemarketing is the top lead generation tactic

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Do You Expect Your Inside Sales Team to Practice Alchemy?

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Too many marketers think that their inside sales teams are alchemists. They dump data that’s absolute garbage into the top of the sales funnel and expect sales lead gold to come out the other side.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Sales Leads Are Too Valuable For Sales People Alone

B2B Lead Generation

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Is Lead Flow to the Reps Too Slow or Gridlocked?

ViewPoint

Some companies have several inside departments to take in, qualify, nurture, and filter sales leads to such a finite extent that few leads go to anyone. If the raw lead count is high but there is a mere trickle going to the salespeople, you have a substantial problem. You are: Delaying talking to buyers and reducing your chances of making the sale by 50%, because salespeople, on average, aren’t getting the leads until weeks after they’re created.

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: Sales Leads Via RSS via Salesforce.com

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: New Cartoon Series Depicts "Sales Lead Hell"

B2B Lead Generation

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: Article: Why Most B2B Websites Fail To Convert Sales Leads

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: Going beyond the sales lead

B2B Lead Generation

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: Ten ways to Better Manage Sales Leads

B2B Lead Generation

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From a Challenging Marketing Past to the Most Promising Marketing Future: Top Takeaways from the 2011 B2B Roundtable Webinars

B2B Lead Generation

Some people say I’m an expert in B2B lead generation because I wrote a book on it, but you know what? This past year has been especially illuminating thanks to the brilliance of smart marketers who are expanding and perfecting the lead-generation concepts I wrote about years ago.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Getting your sales channel to really follow-up on sales leads

B2B Lead Generation

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: Improve your online sales lead tracking

B2B Lead Generation

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: Generating Real Sales Leads from Tradeshow/Conferences

B2B Lead Generation

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: Will Writing a Business Book Generate Sales Leads?

B2B Lead Generation

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B2B Lead Generation Blog: Why Most B2B Sites Fail to Convert Sales Leads

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Why would a company ever outsource anything?

ViewPoint

That’s essentially what PointClear clients do when they engage us for outsourced lead generation. Hiring our team of lead generation, lead qualification and lead nurturing professionals fills Finkelstein’s bill—and it could be just the ticket for you. Eliminate the time, expense and distraction of setting up your sales telemarketing, business development or inside sales organization. B2B Telemarketing

The B2B Lead Generation Benchmark Study Report: Useful data and advice

Sales Lead Insights

Are you looking for data to help justify a bigger budget or more resources for your B2B lead generation programs? Are you looking for advice you can use to make your B2B lead generation programs as productive as they can be? Get the 2009 B2B Lead Generation Benchmark Study Report. It provides metrics and best practices for business-to-business lead generation.

Be A Hero: Choose Appointment Setting for Your Next Campaign

Marketing Insider Group

The following guest post is another important topic for sales and comes from my colleague, Rob Krekstein. Telemarketing services are continuing to grow in popularity, due to the low cost and high ROI; however, the difficulty lies in which telemarketing tactic to utilize.

Lead Generation Programs That Work

Marketing Insider Group

During my presentation titled Lead Generation Programs That Work I walked through the 5 Steps to Achieve Lead Generation ROI. I defined the top tactics for driving leads in today’s environment and listed those that aren’t working as well as they used to.

Increasing Sales Leads: Thought Leadership with Marvin Miletsky

Marketo

In a down economy, what changes to lead generation can B2B sales and marketing professionals do to increase sales? Our next interview in the B2B Marketing thought leader interview series (a series covering the entire revenue cycle, from the earliest stages of demand generation and lead management to the pursuit of revenue and customer loyalty) seeks to find these answers with 35+ year sales veteran Marvin Miletsky, co-author of.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Early Stage Leads are too important for Sales People Alone

B2B Lead Generation

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Is Anyone Leading Lead Management?

ViewPoint

Sales Lead Management is a complicated process. Sales lead management is a tough subject to truly get your arms around. There are dozens of outside vendors who say they manage some portion of the sales lead process and more than two dozen internal departments that contribute to the process and the decision making. There may be a half-dozen outside vendors managing some aspects of lead management: Sales Lead Management and Fulfillment Firm.

The Skinny on Lead Nurturing - 11 Experts Weigh In (part 2 of 2)

ViewPoint

Nurturing is one of the most effective, yet underutilized, activities in the sales and marketing process. Telemarketing jumped into the system when a large recession devastated their business model of lead generation, and appointment setting was not enough to keep them going.

SAL is the Glue that Binds Sales and Marketing in Lead Generation

Industrial Marketing Today

A lead is a lead, right? Depends – are you in marketing or in sales? SAL – Sales Accepted Leads is the bridge between Marketing Qualified Leads (MQL) and Sales Qualified Leads (SQL). Defining qualified leads.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Are you using the Best Lead Generation Techniques?

B2B Lead Generation

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7 Tips For Successful Lead Follow-up

Marketing Insider Group

The companies that are able to create a sustainable responder generation program will see higher conversions and sales. In my 20 years of marketing, sales and Telemarketing experience I have created many “Tele Web” programs, and here are the top reasons they succeed.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Lead Generation via Industry Experts

B2B Lead Generation

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Lead Generation Lies That are Wreaking Havoc with Your Sales

ViewPoint

Last August I wrote a blog for Top Sales World titled “Lead Generation Hogwash: The Top 7 Lies.”. I detailed 7 lies to be aware of to avoid a lead generation disaster (read the blog for the specifics): Any list will do. Automated systems accurately score (prioritize) leads. More leads are better than fewer leads. A form completion is a lead. Their fear that you’ll turn on the hard sale based on that form is one reason they lie.