10 Helpful B2B Lead Scoring Resources

Industrial Marketing Today

I wrote this post because Chris, a regular reader of this blog, emailed me recently with a question on B2B lead scoring. His question – “Could you briefly describe the tools/process you use to ‘scoresales leads?”. Lead scoring is a key component of marketing automation and a very effective tool for aligning sales and marketing. From Marketo : Lead Scoring Success Kit. Lead Scoring Cheat Sheet. Iterative Scoring.

How to Use Lead Scoring to Drive the Highest Return on Your Trade-Show Investment

B2B Lead Generation

Smart marketers apply some type of lead scoring to leads generated from website, SEO, and email initiatives. I recommend ranking trade show leads using the point-system outlined below – the higher the ranking, the hotter the lead.

Lead Scoring Basics

Lake One

What is Lead Scoring. Not all leads are created equal and for that very reason, we queue lead scoring. Lead scoring is ranking lead readiness to convert based on the lead’s behavior. Lead Scoring Process. Lead Generation

Sales Lead Generation: 8 Tips to Sharpen Your Strategy

SnapApp

If you’ve been following our blog for a while, you know that lead generation is a frequent topic of discussion. At SnapApp, we live by a very simple motto: More leads aren’t better—better leads are better. Both our sales and marketing teams live and breathe this ideology.

Lead Scoring: How to pick the right ingredients for high ROI

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Marketers use lead scoring to slice all the potential deals in their pipelines and serve the sales team what it’s hungry for — leads that are ready to buy. Each attribute and action adds to a lead’s total score.

Lead Scoring Critical for Aligning Marketing and Sales

Modern Marketing

Every marketer who has been tasked with generating leads has experienced the feeling of rejection from sales. Marketing generated leads are not only rejected, but ignored. So many companies exist in this limbo state where marketing and sales do not function as team.

Lead Generation: Streamlining the process for quality over quantity

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet For her first week on the job, Debbie Pryer, Program Manager, Siemens Healthcare, arrived ready to accept an intimidating challenge: Bring Marketing and Sales together for one common cause – generating quality leads.

You Need to Define an Effective Criteria for Lead Scoring

PureB2B

Knowing which of your sales leads have the highest potential to buy is key to effectively allocating your resources and optimizing your sales & marketing spend. We’ve touched on the idea of how to approach lead scoring , but this post will elaborate on defining a lead scoring criteria that fits your business’ needs, and more importantly, your target audience. Input from Sales and Customer Service. Your Step-by-Step Guide to Lead Scoring.

How To Manage Sales Leads

Valasys

3 of the top 5 most important goals for B2B organizations are lead generation, sales and lead nurturing, according to the 2016 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends report compiled by CMI. Out of the leads that get generated, 79% of it won’t convert to sales!

Do You Need to Work with a Lead Generation Company?

PureB2B

Marketing teams spend all their time and effort to find the best sales leads for their company. While staying within budget, companies strategize to stay ahead of competitors and generate ROI. Outsourcing Marketing Qualified Lead Generation (MQL).

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.

5 Steps to achieve Lead Generation ROI

Marketing Insider Group

In this article I will argue for the importance of and the 5 steps to create marketing ROI through demand generation. Online lead generation is one of the best ways to identify customers early in the journey and produce a solid and predictable return on investment.

Lead Generation: How Do You Balance Quantity with Quality?

Modern B2B Marketing

Finding new leads, leads that haven’t yet found you, and preparing them for sales is tough work. A good lead generation team keeps your sales team fed and focused on closing deals. Pass lots of leads to sales. Pass quality leads to sales.

A Conversation with Shawn Naggiar About Sales, Lead Generation, and Marketing Automation

Marketing Action

Monique Torres: We know that lead generation and qualification continues to be a number-one concern for all marketers, regardless of the size of their company or the industry they’re in. MT: Tell me a little more about how marketing automation helps with those leads.

Time for a Pitstop: Fine-tuning Your Automated Lead Scoring

Modern B2B Marketing

You are trying to make sure your lead generation vehicles are driven efficiently and effectively—with marketing automation as your engine—to beat your competitors to the finish line. Yet, that is what many marketers do with their marketing automation and lead management vehicles.

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. Second, businesses that try to recruit good callers for lead generation and nurturing but refer to them as telemarketers are usually unsuccessful. I recommend using more accurate words: sales lead initiation/development and business development are among the most popular terms.

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.

Inbound Marketing Must Set the Table for Industrial Sales

Industrial Marketing Today

They agree it helps them get found in search engines early and often, drives hordes of traffic to their site and fills the top of their funnel with qualified leads at a lower cost per lead. Then comes the silence because they are having trouble connecting the dots between inbound marketing and sales. Brien, VP of Sales Enablement at Bulldog Solutions , summarized the problem very well in his recent article where he wrote, “In general, salespeople don’t like leads.

B2B Online Video Marketing; Planning to Execution Best Practices for Lead Generation

NuSpark

Videos capture attention of your prospects, and if produced right, hold their attention, which can lead to increased engagement and conversion. Video and the Sales Funnel. Determine goals: sales; leads; brand building; product demonstration; education.

How to Generate Sales Leads Using Personality Quizzes

Modern Marketing

Imagine using a personality quiz that your audience loves to bring in leads that you know a ton about and can be followed up with in a human way. ” quiz as a lead generation campaign. ” email is so vital to the success of converting your leads.

The Lead Generation-Inbound Marketing- Funnel Optimization Toolkit

NuSpark

Then Compuserve and Prodigy … You also had Thomas Register and mailing lists to find leads…. Nowadays there are hundreds and hundreds of online tools and platforms that assist us in generating, converting, and nurturing leads into sales. Leads are now email addresses, conversation is written dialog and content, and the phone is saved until later in the sales process. Advertising B2B Lead to Sale Process Marketing Strategy

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Is it Time to Change the Universal Definition of a Lead?

LEADership

So do we need to revisit the universal definition of a lead in the world of sales and marketing? Here’s What HAS Changed with B2B Lead Generation: Building volume at the top of the funnel is easier. What steps have you taken to unite sales and marketing?

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3 Ways to Improve the Quality of Your Sales Leads

Modern B2B Marketing

by Carol Fox If your sales leads aren’t receiving lead nurturing efforts from marketing to convert them quickly into business, they ultimately aren’t going to benefit your bottom line. Fine-tune your lead scoring system. Commit to lead nurturing.

A Simple 6 Step Guide to Building a Well-Oiled B2B Lead Generation Funnel

SnapApp

A lead generation funnel. . . What is a lead generation funnel? . A lead generation funnel is no different. Despite this, 68% of B2B organizations have not mapped out a lead gen funnel! . How consumer psychology impacts the lead generation process.

My Secret Methods for Turning Marketing Leads into Qualified Sales Leads

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jon Miller The Definitive Guide to Sales Lead Qualification and Sales Development. This is especially true in the handoff between marketing and sales. Aaron Ross and Craig Rosenberg , are two of the biggest advocates of having a separate sales development function.

Lead Generation Check list – Part 7: Effective lead management

B2B Lead Generation

Today I’d like to discuss the aspects of an effective lead management process. The role of effective lead management is to watch and direct the conversion of sales leads into customers, and to track milestones and touch points. An effective lead nurturing program.

6 Ways Marketing Can Help Generate Early Leads for Sales

Modern Marketing

What does sales want more,” he asked, “qualified leads or early leads?”. Research indicates that sales cycles are 22% longer over the past 5 years but 49% of companies are saying that their buying cycles are shorter. Clearly, buyers are far more educated and sales is excluded from much of the conversation. In fact CEB Sales Practice research says that on average prospects are 57% of the way through making a purchase before they ever talk to sales.

Lead Generation: Less is More in Challenging Economic Times

Modern B2B Marketing

The vast majority of marketing departments are finding success with lead generation (Good!) but they pass them to sales at the wrong time (Bad!). The majority of those marketing leads never close because they really aren’t given a chance to — by marketing or sales.

Sales And Marketing Relationship Therapy Session 2: What’s In A Lead?

PathFactory

I hope you’ve been communicating better since our last Sales and Marketing Relationship Therapy session. Today, we are going to dive a bit deeper to address a serious bone of contention between sales and marketing: Lead quality. Sales may ask, “Who is this person?

Panning For Gold: Capturing the Sales Leads You Really Want

Modern B2B Marketing

Marketers need to be able to quickly sift through incoming leads, identify those ready for sales, and have a plan in place to nurture the rest. Also, marketers need to evaluate which techniques are producing the highest quality sales leads so they will know where to continue panning.

Lead Management: 4 principles to follow

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet I’m at MarketingSherpa Lead Gen Summit 2013 in San Francisco on day one, live blogging the Lead Management Workshop that features a dive into larger topics including lead capture, lead qualification and lead nurture. Key principles of lead management.

Lessons from the CSO Insights 2010 Lead Generation Optimization Study

Modern B2B Marketing

The CSO Insights 2010 Lead Generation Optimization Study identifies some of the best practices that companies are focusing on to optimize their lead generation performance. This focus helped lead conversion rates increase by nearly 20%. Sales and Marketing 2.0.

Marketers, Is ABM the Solution to Your Broken Sales Lead Handoff?

Engagio

The B2B lead handoff process is broken. Marketers invest a ton of time and resources to acquire leads using a variety of tactics, from data acquisition to SEO to trade shows to paid ads. Passing individual leads is ineffective. Working accounts, not leads.

Marketing Automation: Lessons from 4 case studies

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Marketing automation technology has become an indispensable tool in the complex sale marketer’s arsenal. Lead generation, lead nurturing and determining the time for the handoff to Sales would be extremely difficult without that technology. Add lead scoring and tracking through that final conversion to sale and the task is flat out impossible without automation.

Lead Generation vs. Demand Generation (and How to Develop Content for Both)

Brandpoint

But you can’t get a customer without capturing them as a lead first. Demand generation and lead generation are marketing activities that help with this process. In this post, we’ll describe the difference between demand and lead generation, and what kind of content to create for each. The difference between demand generation and lead generation. Demand generation creates interest (demand) in your product or service.