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.

Is Your Lead Generation Strategy Broken?

ViewPoint

A broken lead generation strategy could mean trouble for your sales and marketing team, but not just because of the fundamental misalignment between the two departments. Have marketing and sales decided on a shared definition for a qualified sales lead?

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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.

What Is Lead Generation in 2019

Albacross

What is Lead Generation? lead generation ? If you’re a sales rep or a founder of a B2B company, you probably already have at least some experience generating leads. But contrary to popular belief, lead generation isn’t just about cold-calling or ?

Classifying Your Sales Leads: Hot Leads or Cold Leads

Unbound B2B

It is not very often to see people consider the efficacy of leads classification in business and online marketing. The concept of getting leads classified is not all about fulfilling a routine arrangement, but a means of maximizing the benefits such leads offer. Cold Leads.

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).

4 Steps to Optimize Your Lead Generation Process

Outbrain

Tailor specific content, comms and offers according to the current status of the leads. Don’t be discouraged by rejected leads. Don’t let hot leads cool down! That explains why 63% of companies consider generating traffic and leads as their most important challenge.

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The Cost-Per-Lead Fallacy in Measuring B2B Lead Generation Investments (Pt 3 of 3)

ViewPoint

The introductory post in this series addressed the problems and costs of applying the cost-per-lead metric to measure the success of B2B lead generation investments. In the second post, we looked at elements of a complex sale that impact B2B lead generation costs.

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The Cost-Per-Lead Fallacy in Measuring B2B Lead Generation Investments (Pt 2 of 3)

ViewPoint

In the first blog on the fallacy of using the cost-per-lead metric to measure the success of B2B lead generation investments, we looked at the nature of the problem and associated costs to the organization. In this post, we’ll review three critical elements that impact B2B lead generation costs in the complex sale. B2B sale complexity impacts cost-per-lead. And the right marketing KPIs are very different from cost-per-lead metrics.

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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.

My Secret Methods for Turning Marketing Leads into Qualified Sales Leads

Marketo

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.

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.

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?

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.

Case Study: Segmentation, New Creative Boosts Lead Conversion Rates by 75%

The Point

Sungard AS runs a highly successful demand generation program, an integrated mix of both online and offline campaigns, to generate a consistent flow of leads to the company’s sales force. Design, build and launch a nurture campaign targeted to “Mid Stage” leads.

What is a Lead? What is a Prospect?

Reachforce

As marketing rapidly evolves with marketing automation and predictive lead scoring , metrics and definitions evolve. Lead and Prospect are two words we hear a lot in marketing and sales roles but very rarely meaning the same thing.

30 Sales and Marketing Stats You Need to Know for 2019

PureB2B

It’s Q2 2019, do you know where your sales and marketing statistics are? We like to keep a finger on the pulse of the B2B marketing funnels and sales pipelines world and thought we would share some interesting insights with you. B2B Sales. SMG saw a 61% MQL to SAL.

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Does Your Sales Team Know How to Follow-Up on a Lead?

ViewPoint

Nurture leads until they’re ready to turn over to sales is the sixth of 7 Truths about Sales and Marketing that CEOs need to know. This post is part of a series about the CEO’s role in eliminating wasted marketing spend and increasing sales results. Gain sales acceptance.

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How to Improve Marketing Qualified Lead Routing Results

B2B Lead Blog

In this post, I’m going to share seven tips to help you improve lead routing for more sales. Have you intentionally managed and optimized your marketing qualified lead routing and assignment process? If not, you could be losing sales, and marketing ROI not know it.

5 Signs the Gap Between Sales and Marketing is Closing

bizible

How about marketing’s other half, sales. Should marketing then also get involved into sales activities? Sales and marketing are two of the main pillars of every business. For some years now a trend has been taking place: a narrowing gap between marketing and sales activities.

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Creating a Profit-Center Marketing Department – An Interview with Matt Heinz (Part 1)

Act-On

As Matt says, you can’t buy a beer with an MQL, but you can with a closed deal. Matt is president and founder of Heinz Marketing, a B2B marketing and sales acceleration firm. Matt : For those of you who don’t know Heinz Marketing, we are a B2B sales and marketing consulting firm.

Beyond Financials: VC & IPO Due Diligence on Sales & Marketing Metrics

ViewPoint

Because PointClear provides outsourced prospect development services —lead generation, lead qualification and lead nurturing—to clients in the technology and SaaS sectors, I was particularly interested in Lauren’s findings on sales and marketing expenses as a percentage of revenue for three publicly-held cloud application companies: Salesforce.com, SuccessFactors and NetSuite. Sales and marketing activity.

Dynamic Duo: Close More Deals with Sales and Marketing Alignment

Marketo

Author: Stacey Thornberry A joint Marketo and Reachforce research piece found that businesses are 67% better at closing deals when sales and marketing work together. He spoke about “Lead Generation: Strategies that Kill the Competition.”. Lead Scoring. What is an MQL?

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How the CEO Can Enhance Sales, Marketing, and the Executive Branch

ViewPoint

Someone once told me that CEOs don’t care about leads. Unfortunately, as a result of this thinking, marketing spends a ton of money generating leads for sales that are never followed-up. Is sales development about hiring some young hungry kids to bang on the phones?

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Stop Measuring Your B2B Marketing Campaigns with B2C KPIs. Here's How

Integrate

And (with rare exceptions), B2C marketers don't need to measure six- to nine-month sales cycles. There are quite a few moving pieces in play; the length of the B2B sales cycle is often much longer as companies must acquire buy-in from multiple decision-makers among targeted accounts.

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How to align sales and marketing with a lead management process

Leadfeeder

Despite good intentions there are still many loopholes in lead management that undercut sales performance. That’s why having a solid lead management process in place can save lead generation programs from the chopping block. I was lucky enough to catch up with a few sales and marketing leaders recently from companies like LeadGenius, Socedo and Metadata, to learn more about how their teams develop a sales pipeline with lead management best practices.

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

Marketo

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.

Glossary of Lead Management Terms

LeanData

Account Based Selling – Account based sales (ABS) is a strategic approach to selling in which a sales organization chooses a specific target of accounts and focuses their efforts to sell into that specific target audience. This is useful in Account based sales & marketing.

Glossary of Lead Management Terms

LeanData

Account Based Selling – Account based sales (ABS) is a strategic approach to selling in which a sales organization chooses a specific target of accounts and focuses their efforts to sell into that specific target audience. This is useful in Account based sales & marketing.

Marketers are from Mars, Sales reps are from…

Sales Intelligence View

I have been involved with corporate marketers and sales reps for more than 25 years. I don’t have to tell you that marketers and sales reps see the world from different perspectives. Both sales and marketing need to be interested in all stages of this revenue cycle.

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Lead Quality: How to Generate and Measure Quality Leads with Visitor Identification

Leadfeeder

Regardless of how you go about inbound lead generation, marketers know that the quality of leads matters as much as (or more than) the quantity. When you’re generating low quality leads from your website, you can increase traffic all you want, but it won’t translate into more MQLs or SQLs. In other words, the quality of your leads is dependent on the quality of your traffic.

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How to Align Sales and Marketing with a Lead Management Process

Leadfeeder

Despite good intentions there are still many loopholes in lead management that undercut sales performance. That’s why having a solid lead management process in place can save lead generation programs from the chopping block. I was lucky enough to catch up with a few sales and marketing leaders recently from companies like LeadGenius, Socedo and Metadata, to learn more about how their teams develop a sales pipeline with lead management best practices.

How to Align Sales and Marketing with a Lead Management Process

Leadfeeder

Despite good intentions there are still many loopholes in lead management that undercut sales performance. That’s why having a solid lead management process in place can save lead generation programs from the chopping block. I was lucky enough to catch up with a few sales and marketing leaders recently from companies like LeadGenius, Socedo and Metadata, to learn more about how their teams develop a sales pipeline with lead management best practices.

Dismantling The Brick Wall: 3 Things That Separate Sales & Marketing & Hinder Sales Effectiveness

Marketo

by Carol Fox There’s nothing more frustrating than struggling to put a top-notch B2B marketing effort together, only to hit a brick wall of poor sales results. Often the wall exists as a function of poor sales and marketing alignment. Sales and marketing aren’t on the same page.

Demand Generation: An A-Z Guide for B2B Marketers (with Strategies & Examples)

SnapApp

So what does the movie Back to the Future have to do with demand generation? . Demand generation strategies and teen dramas both want the same thing; to help you to stand out from the crowd and be noticed for who you are and the value you provide. . What is demand generation? .

9 Ways to Make Your Marketing Analytics Actionable

Hubspot

Take a look at your closed-loop analytics to determine which keywords have driven the most traffic, leads, and customers for your business. the keywords that contribute to leads and customers). Decide Which Content to Use in Lead Nurturing Campaigns.

How to Incorporate Webinar Promotion into Your Multi-channel Marketing Mix

distribion

Leading organizations are discovering how effective it is to run webinars as part of their marketing strategy for increased brand awareness and lead generation. Once they do register, your next task is to get your leads to show up when the webinar begins.

139 Content Marketing Blogs to Watch in 2017 (Broken Down By Category)

SnapApp

From actionable content marketing and demand generation techniques to the latest marketing technology and industry insights, this list of top content marketing blogs has something for everyone. Demand Gen / Lead Gen. Marketing, sales, customer service, IT, and more. Over 2.5

The Ultimate Guide to Integrated Marketing

Hubspot

Lead generation. Total leads; total sessions; session to lead conversion rate. Sales. Lead to marketing qualified lead (MQL); MQL to sales qualified lead (SQL); customer purchase/closed-won business. Sales promotions.

Numeric Scoring: The Key To Lead Management Success

delicious b2bmarketing

Home Forrester Research « We’re renaming the blog | Main | New networks in the news » April 16, 2008 Numeric Scoring: The Key To Lead Management Success [Posted by Laura Ramos ] Recently I saw a preview of Eloqua’s spring release and it got me thinking about the role lead scoring plays in determining campaign effectiveness. And this is where I think the marketing rubber hits the sales road. They work to understand what optimum scores are for each category of lead type.