6 Things Good Lead Generation Vendors Do Right (That You May Be Doing Wrong)

ViewPoint

There’s plenty of mediocrity in lead generation—both in-house and outsourced. However, there are a lot of things good insourced operations and lead generation companies do well. While lead generation (or teleprospecting) is not rocket science, there are a lot of moving parts in a well-run lead generation machine. Failure to execute and coordinate all of the moving parts leads to poor results. Lead Generation Lead Nurturing

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Is B2B Lead Generation Really This Difficult?

The Point

Results are in from a recent survey on B2B Lead Generation by the B2B Technology Marketing Community on LinkedIn ( free report download here ), and the numbers tell a disheartening story. No wonder lead quality is such a pressing issue.

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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.

31 Tips for Improving Sales and Marketing Lead Generation Alignment

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet More often than not, there seems to be a disconnect between Marketing and Sales. How does your sales team perceive the leads Marketing produces? They complain about lead quality. They complain about lead volume. The say leads, what leads?

9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

How to strategically target your content and lead generation campaigns to disrupt the status quo and facilitate the sale

Building Your Strategic Lead Generation Portfolio

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet To be successful at lead generation, marketers can’t rely on one specific tactic. A while ago, I created a mind map of lead generation channels for my book Lead Generation for the Complex Sale. Build your lead generation calendar.

Five Ways to Avoid Getting Burned by Outsourced B2B Sales Lead Generation

ViewPoint

Based on my experience over the past almost 30-years it seems that everyone has been burned by outsourced lead generation. The main reason for these failures is that there is a LOT of mediocrity in the lead generation industry, which is why some say outbound is supposedly “dead.” These firms, like those traveling sales folks who hawked one-size-fixes-all elixirs to those who wanted to believe, make great claims—that inevitably fail to pan out. Lead Generation

The #1 Reason CEOs Should Care About Lead Generation

ViewPoint

I often say that CEO’s don’t care about leads, they only care about revenue. Unfortunately, unless you, as the CEO of your company, start caring about leads you are going to lose revenue and miss your number. It is not just about increasing sales and profits.

6 Best Tactics for B2B Lead Generation

Digital B2B Marketing

You need to generate leads, right? If you are a B2B marketer, particularly one focused on making a complex sale in a large enterprise, the answer is almost certainly a resounding yes. The B2B lead generation landscape has changed tremendously in the last decade.

Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

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

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. One of the biggest responsibilities and challenges for marketers is generating leads.

The B2B Lead Generation Ecosystem and WPO [Infographic]

Webbiquity

The “Internet Marketing Lead Generation Ecosystem” infographic below was created by the Chicago SEO agency , Straight North. Its purpose is to serve as a blueprint to demonstrate how multiple online marketing channels can be joined to create one online lead generation campaign.

Lead Generation is Crippling Demand Generation

Digital B2B Marketing

Lead generation and demand generation, although related, are at odds with each other. When many B2B marketers say demand generation, they mean lead generation, and the program will be measured on leads and the value of those leads.

How the Halo Effect Drives Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog

My dad taught me many lessons growing up, and one that stands out as relevant to lead generation went something like this: He said, “Choose your friends carefully because we become like the people we spend most of our time with, and [like it or not] we’re judged by the company we keep.”

Tips on how to use LinkedIn for Better Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Have you ever wondered about how can you use LinkedIn for better lead generation and business. I see sales and marketing people trying too hard to automate and template-ize their actions, focusing on quantity and not quality.

Lead Generation: How using science increased teleprospecting sales handoffs 304%

B2B Lead Generation Blog

There’s something I wish I would have known when I wrote my best-seller, Lead Generation for the Complex Sale. So, I wanted to see if this heuristic could be applied to lead generation through teleprospecting. Uncover a sales-ready lead.

Empathy: Your Lead Generation Superpower

Speaker: Brian Carroll, CEO & Founder of markempa

The single biggest issue for B2B growth is effective lead generation: increasing lead quality and quantity. Today’s sales and marketing environment is a paradox. There has never been more marketing channels to reach potential customers.

How to Put the Customer First in Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet Putting customers first in lead generation. Unfortunately, empathy is often ignored or lost when we start to become overly clever and complex with lead generation. Get out in the field with your sales team and meet customers face to face.

4 B2B Marketing Strategies for Lead Generation

KoMarketing Associates

Driving qualified leads is a pain point for many B2B marketers, as the pressure to generate these leads is increasing. Increasing overall site traffic is good; generating leads from this traffic is great. Below I’ve outlined a few B2B marketing strategies to increase lead generation. For example, a few of my clients use CTAs (like the below) on the bottom of blog posts to drive leads.

Lead Generation via Influencers and Experts in 4 Steps

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet Proactively building relationships with influencers and industry experts and is a powerful way to generate leads and positive word of mouth (WOM). Also be sure to interview your sales team and your potential buyers.

In Industrial Lead Generation, a Lead is a Lead, Right?

Industrial Marketing Today

Every discussion I’ve had with manufacturers and industrial companies starts with “we need more leads” or ends with “we need results.” I understand and accept the fact that the main goal of industrial marketing is to generate leads.

Why Cost per Lead is a Bad Way to Measure Your Return on Lead Generation Efforts

ViewPoint

While cost-per-lead measurement has been the de facto favorite for evaluating marketing programs, we are seeing radical and positive shifts in how marketing is evaluating qualified leads. Correctly emphasize the ROI value of qualified leads over their cost. Cost-Per-Lead.

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Is Content Marketing Still Effective for Online Lead Generation?

Reachforce

For the past few years, the buzzword in online lead generation was content marketing. B2B Lead Generation B2B Marketing Ideas Marketing and Sales Funnel Marketing Tips content marketing

8 Lead Generation Ideas for Startups

Marketing Insider Group

Lead generation can be challenging for startup companies. As you build your business and its operations, you need to employ effective, scalable lead generation techniques to keep your sales funnel filled as your requirements and capacities increase.

Lead Generation: The power of copy

B2B Lead Generation Blog

In today’s B2B Lead Roundtable Blog post, we’ll take a look at how a one small tweak to the copy on a lead generation page increased conversion and what we can learn from the results. Objective: To increase leads from quote requests. Tweet Words matter.

Marketing Automation and B2B Lead Generation Services

KEO Marketing

Businesses that use marketing automation have reported a 15% increase in sales productivity and a 12% reduction in costs. But can marketing automation work with today’s modern B2B lead generation services and strategies? Lead Generation

Lead Generation: 2 simple tips to determine cost per lead

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet Getting to the heart of lead cost is not easy. In today’s B2B Lead Roundtable Blog post, I wanted to explore cost per lead by sharing a few tips and insights from the panel of industry experts that spoke on the subject at MarketingSherpa Lead Gen Summit 2013.

How to Ramp Up Your B2B Sales Lead Generation with Social Media

Marketing Insider Group

In fact, a report by LinkedIn found that 90% top performing sales representatives incorporate social media into their tactics. The post How to Ramp Up Your B2B Sales Lead Generation with Social Media appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Demand GenerationSocial media is no longer just a fun, helpful supplement to a marketing mix. For many companies, it has become the primary vehicle for customer engagement.

The Biggest Missed Opportunity in B2B Lead Generation

Digital B2B Marketing

Yet this is exactly how most B2B marketers approach lead generation today! You don’t care about the number of leads your sales team has. Instead you care about the number of marketing sourced leads. The Lead Generation Opportunity Gap.

Lead Generation: Balancing lead quality and lead quantity

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet Lead generation is somewhat like a tightrope act. Generate too many leads, and the rope between Sales and Marketing breaks. If you don’t generate enough leads that turn into sales, your ROI plummets.

5 Things You Can Do To Improve B2B Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog

B2B Lead generation is rapidly changing process for companies with the advent of MarTech. . I’ll be sharing where B2B marketers can focus and what on the “best few” things they can do to improve their b2b lead generation efforts immediately. Register for “5 Things You Can Do Immediately to Improve your B2B Lead Generation.” Get more opportunities with lead reengagement. Nurture leads more effectively.

Sales Lead Generation: Saving Money – Killing Performance

ViewPoint

PointClear was recently given a verbal approval for a pilot program by the SVP of Sales for a technology solutions provider. Then we got turned over to sales operations and purchasing (supposedly a formality). The point is, not all sales lead generation firms are created equal, just as not all houses are the same. Instead of highly qualified sales leads, our would-be client will end up with the equivalent of 8’ popcorn ceilings.

9 Lead Generation Mistakes Marketers Need to Stop Making

Hubspot

For many businesses, the key to making sales is to first generate leads. But leads don't grow on trees. Some marketers have trouble generating enough leads to feed their sales team. Others just have no idea where their leads are coming from.

3 Research-Based Insights to Prevent Lead Generation Failure

Marketing Insider Group

Between your executive team debating your budget to the sales team demanding BETTER leads and MORE opportunities, it’s like the hunger games out there. Now more than ever, demand generation and content marketers are worried about failing to meet lead-based goals. The post 3 Research-Based Insights to Prevent Lead Generation Failure appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. As a B2B marketer you’re constantly under fire.

Looking for Surprises in the 2015 B2B Lead Generation Trend Report

Webbiquity

This year’s B2B Lead Generation Report from Holger Schulze of the B2B Technology Marketing Group on LinkedIn was recently published, detailing key trends, best practices, and challenges for B2B marketing professionals. Marketing becoming more about sales than PR?

Why Successful B2B Lead Generation Forms Are Like Blackjack Winners

The Forward Observer

In the high stakes game of B2B lead generation forms, are you tempted to ask for too much information? Using lead generation forms is similar to playing blackjack. If you can get there first with the most, you’re more likely to close the sale.

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.

What are the building blocks of a lead generation strategy?

Sales Engine

There’s certainly nothing wrong with more people being aware of who you are, but there’s a big difference between people being aware of who you are and what you sell, and those people actually engaging with your sales team and buying products and services from you.

Questions to Ask Before Investing in Lead Generation

ViewPoint

About this time of the year we start to receive calls from prospects wishing to start new lead generation projects ASAP. I need leads NOW!” The fact is they needed leads before now. How many were generated? How many were accepted by sales?

4 Powerful Lead Generation Strategies That Are Sure to Pay Off

Reachforce

In today’s world, effective marketing requires a lot more effort in order to prove value and receive a solid return on investment for those costly lead generation campaigns.

The 7 Attributes of Highly Effective Lead Generation

Sales Engine

It used to be that darkening the skies with sales reps, albeit expensive, was the best way to grow a B2B company—more feet on the street equaled more opportunities. Attribute #1 Content maps tightly to the sales process.