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28 Questions to Ask B2B Appointment Setting and Lead Gen Vendors

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How do you help your clients measure the success of the programs? There are so many demand gen vendors out there, and if you are a demand gen professional in sales or marketing, we've probably called you. Outsourcing some or all of your appointment setting or lead generation activity to a third party vendor is a task that shouldn't be undertaken by responding to one cold call.

C-Level Prospects - Make the First Appointment By Phone

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Setting up a bridge number, having an online presentation, and additional attendees (Applications Engineer, Manager, or other supporting attendees) can help improve the quality and acceptance of the meeting. When I was recently at the Sales 2.0

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Building a Demand Gen Tribe: The Seth Godin Lead Gen Program

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As soon as you find out a tribe member has a blog, find a way to help them with a blog article. I was fortunate enough to be asked by Gerhard Gschwandtner , of Selling Power to speak this week at his Sales Leadership Conference in Philadelphia.

Outbound Calling Tips from Johnny Bench

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Special thanks to all of those BDR’s who helped put this together. When I was in college, one of my roomates used to watch The Baseball Bunch. It was designed for kids, but I loved it. You had Johnny Bench, All-Star Hall of Fame catcher for the Cincinnati Reds, teaching a group of young kids how to be better players, and each week they also got professional tips from guest ballplayers like Jim Rice, Pete Rose, Cal Ripen, Jr, and even Ted Williams!

The Marketing Landscape: Where Data and Content Merge

Understand the importance of good data and good content and how they work together to help your marketing efforts

Sales 2.0 Strategies: Demand Gen Lessons From the iPhone

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Optimizing it and helping sales and marketing teams take advantage of it certainly is. Not sure I'm going to pick up the new iPhone just yet.

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Can Your B2B Appointment Setting Team Stand the Heat?

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Are you doing everything you can from a leadership perspective to help your team? Is there anything you could be doing better to help your team increase their production? So, for a few days last week in Boston and her surrounding suburbs, it was extremely hot.

Jive Talkin for B2B Marketing & Sales Demand Gen Experts

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The two help filter and recommend only the best and relevant data for your needs. Today at Enterprise 2.0 in Boston, Jive Software is rolling out a new agenda for social business that is worth a close look. We all wake up on Mondays to a mountain of data, feeds, and emails.

B2B Appointment Setting Experts Getting LOST?

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Joy comes from within, so help your reps to be joyful by making sure they understand the importance of their job. That can get frustrating for your reps, so help them through those times by teaching them to remember their successes.

Make No Mistake: How Worst-Practices Derail Successful ABM Efforts

This Quick Study Slide Show from Node identifies the common mistakes of ABM executions and offers practical advice to help teams avoid them

B2B Marketing and Sales Books: What's On Your Summer Reading List?

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their web behavior) is on point and is sure to help shape readers' effectiveness in their chosen professions. The Catcher in the Rye. Moby Dick. Pride and Prejudice. The Grapes of Wrath. A Tale of Two Cities.

Appointment Setting Vendors Can Reduce Carbon Footprint

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Green Leads has decided to let our clients help with our green initiatives by using a portion of our meeting revenue to purchase carbon offsets: Phone Meetings : 0.002 tons CO2 Face to Face by Car : 0.08 Someone asked me recently where the Green in Green Leads came from?

Lead Gen Companies Should Not Dictate Your Pace

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You may not own their issue, but you can understand it and help solve it. On a recent sales call, the prospect told me he is working with a pay-for- performance appointment setting company like Green Leads.

The Elves Are Making Appointments and Leads

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Some might be closing out the year, but many are willing to help those elves with their heads down making appointments. We hear this all the time, even from our own reps when they are having a slow week: "December is terrible for lead gen. End of year and the holidays.".

MarketingSherpa Marketing Summit, Richard Fouts of Gartner talks Social Media and Communications

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For example, blogs help us solicit input about new products. and they help marketers and salespeople have conversations, not just engage in one-way messaging. And social media can help.

8 Ways to Create More Effective Lead Generation Programs

Explore key areas you should focus on with your content syndication strategy in order to help you get the attention of your target audience and build trust

MarketingSherpa Marketing Summit, Richard Fouts of Gartner talks Social Media and Communications

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For example, blogs help us solicit input about new products … and they help marketers and salespeople have conversations, not just engage in one-way messaging. And social media can help.

Lead Generation Tips - Make your Social Media Presence Known

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A while back, I read an article by Chris Brogan that discussed 19 chores we could each do daily to help us maintain an online presence. I was already doing a majority of the list, but then it got me thinking.

Lead Generation Tip - Make your Social Media Presence Known

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A while back, I read an article by Chris Brogan that discussed 19 chores we could each do daily to help us maintain an online presence. I was already doing a majority of the list, but then it got me thinking.

B2B Sales Leads from Data Services - Smashmouth Review

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Established in 1974, INPUT helps companies develop federal, state, and local government business and helps public sector organizations achieve their objectives.

Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

Why helpful, non-promotional content is the key to lead generation success. Lead generation is the process of attracting and converting strangers and prospects into someone who has indicated interest in your company's product or service.

Lead Generation Tip - Make Your Social Media Presence Known

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A while back, I read an article by Chris Brogan that discussed 19 chores we could each do daily to help us maintain an online presence. I was already doing a majority of the list, but then it got me thinking.

B2B Sales Leads from Data Services - Smashmouth Review

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Established in 1974, INPUT helps companies develop federal, state, and local government business and helps public sector organizations achieve their objectives.

Sales 2.0 Conference - Interview with David Thompson of Genius.com

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technologies to help salespeople engage in timely conversations, pursue better opportunities and eliminate time chasing after unprofitable prospects. With he upcoming Sales 2.0 conference in Chicago September 10th, it's time again to provide a few pre-show interviews.

Sales 2.0 Conference - Interview with David Thompson of Genius.com

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technologies to help salespeople engage in timely conversations, pursue better opportunities and eliminate time chasing after unprofitable prospects. With he upcoming Sales 2.0 conference in Chicago September 10th, it's time again to provide a few pre-show interviews.

Sales 2.0 Conference - Nigel Edelshain, the Man who first said, "Sales 2.0"

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has amazing potential to help you here. When I first met Nigel Edelshain at the Sales 2.0 Conference back in SFO a couple years ago, I was totally impressed with the fact that his company, Sales 2.0 LLC and Green Leads are competitors and yet we hit it off in just 5 minutes.

Sales 2.0 Conference - Nigel Edelshain, the Man Who First Said "Sales 2.0"

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has amazing potential to help you here. When I first met Nigel Edelshain at the Sales 2.0 Conference back in SFO a couple years ago, I was totally impressed with the fact that his company, Sales 2.0 LLC and Green Leads are competitors and yet we hit it off in just 5 minutes.

Appointment Setting, Blogging and Lead Nurturing - Interview on Marketo's Blog

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How have these helped the success of your company, and what kind of budget and resources do you have to be so active in social media?

Appointment Setting, Blogging and Lead Nurturing - Interview on Marketo's Blog

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How have these helped the success of your company, and what kind of budget and resources do you have to be so active in social media?

5 Things You Can Do On Vacation If You Can't Get Work Out Of Your Mind

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Drawing stimulates a different part of the brain Comment - We all know that blog comments help with organic search results, cross linking, etc.

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Smashmouth Review - Genius.com Accelerates The Close Part 1

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Genius.com helps you take back some of that control that the buyers are claiming. We all know that accelerating a prospect through the educational/discovery phase onward to a selling cycle and then a buying event takes time.

Genius.com Accelerates The Close Part 1 - Smashmouth Product Review

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Genius.com helps you take back some of that control that the buyers are claiming. We all know that accelerating a prospect through the educational/discovery phase onward to a selling cycle and then a buying event takes time.

Genius.com Accelerates The Close Part 1 - Smashmouth Review

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Genius.com helps you take back some of that control that the buyers are claiming. We all know that accelerating a prospect through the educational/discovery phase onward to a selling cycle and then a buying event takes time.

Sales 2.0 Panelist Trish Bertuzzi Talks about Insourced vs. Outsourced Inside Sales

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She founded The Bridge Group with a mission to help technology companies build highly successful inside sales teams. I've known Trish Bertuzzi for years and always find her one of the most knowledgeable experts on inside sales there is. Trish is President of The Bridge Group.

Sales 2.0 Panelist Trish Bertuzzi Talks about Insourced vs. Outsourced Inside Sales

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She founded The Bridge Group with a mission to help technology companies build highly successful inside sales teams. I've known Trish Bertuzzi for years and always find her one of the most knowledgeable experts on inside sales there is. Trish is President of The Bridge Group.

C-Level Prospects - Make the First Appointment By Phone

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Setting up a bridge number, having an online presentation, and additional attendees (Applications Engineer, Manager, or other supporting attendees) can help improve the quality and acceptance of the meeting. When I was recently at the Sales 2.0

Poker Equity and Marketing II - Lead Equity Explained

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It is a mathematical application that helps explain why you should invest or pass (check, bet or fold) on certain marketing programs, or how to compare one program to another. Ok, fair warning. If you are here for a two paragraph good marketing tip, you're in the wrong place.

Poker Equity and Marketing II - Lead Equity Explained

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It is a mathematical application that helps explain why you should invest or pass (check, bet, or fold) on certain marketing programs, or how to compare one program to another. Ok, fair warning. If you are here for a two paragraph good marketing tip, you're in the wrong place.

Lead Gen Scripts: They Have to Go

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They just don't work any longer and they're not helping anybody succeed at generating quality b2b leads. There are a lot of great sources for telemarketing and teleprospecting calling tips out there, and just several weeks ago we brought you some great outbound calling tips from the best BDR's our management team has ever worked with. That being said, there are some bad tips out there that need to be put to rest.

Pam O'Neal on How Companies of All Sizes Can Start a Social Media Marketing Program

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It levels the playing field and provides a low cost way to connect with customers and help them “find” your company and its products. So, I prefer the tweeps who post about interesting finds, helpful blog posts, or other resources that I can put to use.

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