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What Should the Sales Close Rate Be?

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I’ve read and heard (from a well-known industry analyst firm) that best-in-class companies close 30% of sales qualified leads while average companies close 20%. Those results factor in lead leakage of between 52% to 86% of the marketing qualified leads put into the top of the funnel. Sales isn’t qualifying down from 1000 marketing qualified leads to 14 sales qualified leads. Imagine Spending $208,350 on Marketing Leads That Are Trashed Immediately.

Four Things to Consider Before You Buy Marketing Automation

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To have a successful marketing automation implementation start with this question and this question alone: “What does our lead management process look like and how can we automate it?” If you don’t have a solid lead management process in place than a marketing automation platform (MAP) will only automate a broken process. So before you go lining up demos consider these four stages for lead management process development. Implementation Is More Than Just Software.

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Lead Generation and Appointment Setting—Know When to Pull the Trigger and Outsource

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If I may be so bold as to paraphrase a line from MasterCard, here is what I have to say about outsourcing in general: “Building your own internal campaigns for lead gen and doing a decent job without losing focus on your core business—fair enough.

B2B Lead Management Market Heats Up

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Home Forrester Research « Getting Up Close and Personal | Main | Social Technographics Data Now Available » March 20, 2008 B2B Lead Management Market Heats Up [Posted by Laura Ramos ] Since the start of this year, I’ve been receiving a boatload of briefing requests from companies wanting to show me their lead generation and management solutions. Most recently, Marketo just announced their lead management solution. Customer-centricity is essential to lead management maturity.

Social Selling 2016: Top 100 Influencers and Brands

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Social selling has become a powerful strategy used by organisations to help sell their ideas and win customers. This map was created with our Influencer Relationship Management software (IRM). PointClear. PointClear PD.