Vote for Kimmy Netterville, an inspired sales lead management leader

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PointClear’s Kimmy Netterville has been nominated as one of the 40 Most Inspired Leaders in Sales Lead Management. The Sales Lead Management Association announced today that nominations are now closed, and voting is open until Dec. Many of PointClear’s clients over the past 11 years have directly benefitted from Kimmy’s abilities managing B2B lead generation, lead qualification and lead nurturing programs.

A Good Laugh from a New Sales Lead Management Cartoon Series

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There’s now a virtual destination for a good sales and marketing laugh in the form of the Sales Lead Management Association’s new cartoon series. At your desk and can’t make that physical change in latitude to get a change in attitude?

B2B Sales Lead Management: A Bird in Hand is Worth Two in the Bush

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This is the second in a series of four blogs about B2B sales lead management, marketing and sales metrics, and proverbs. In the last blog we talked about lead rates. This time we are going to talk about the importance of the qualified rate and how the qualified rate of inbound leads compares to those of outbound leads: Based on over 60,000 completed company dispositions per year (annualized for 2012). Inbound Lead Costs Increase over Time.

Election Day: SLMA's 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management

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The Sales Lead Management Association has opened up voting for the 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management. I'm on the list, so if I've earned your respect in the world of demand gen and lead generation, I'd love your vote. Trish Bertuzzi - The Bridge Group Karla Blalock - PointClear Bob Bly - Bly.com April Brown - Rubicon Marketing Group Michael Brown - Purple Pig Consulting Michael A.

Embarking on a sales lead generation project: What could go wrong?

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a prospect asked me, following our discussion about PointClear’s lead generation, qualification and nurturing services. We had just finished talking about the importance of marketing and sales coming together to mutually define a lead prior to starting a lead generation program. This outbound teleprospecting project won’t succeed if management of the project is pushed down.” And to drive the leads needed to meet revenue goals.).

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. Lead farming?

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.

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

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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. Of course leads are the desired outcome of most marketing programs.

Good Reads for B2B Marketing - Advantages of LinkedIn in B2B Marketing

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The Marketing Sphere represents recent good reads from our digital circles about B2B marketing selected by PointClear colleagues. Online content in the sales and marketing industries is dynamic and constantly changing.

Who Owns the Pipeline, Marketing or Sales?

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I recently talked to Dan McDade with PointClear as part of a series on SLMA Radio that I’m hosting that deals with the issue of pipeline ownership. He’s observed that while marketing has made inroads, they are limited—marketing is currently providing sales with only 25% to 30% of the leads needed to meet revenue goals, and sales is still expected to generate 60% or more of their own leads. Traditionally few would contest who owns the pipeline in any organization.

You Can’t Put in What God Left Out … and Other Important Things Learned in Business and Life

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Jim Obermayer is the founder of the Sales Lead Management Association , and host of the Funnel Radio Channel. Jim recently interviewed PointClear’s Dan McDade about the five most important things he’s learned in business and life—in one of an ongoing series of radio programs featuring sales and marketing industry leaders. I think it's because marketing in general has been conditioned to have budgets cut and lead quotas increased.

What's it take to generate leads that fuel your forecast?

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What is a lead? While all of these scenarios have potential, none could be called a lead. Sales won’t spend the time it takes to cull through 100 so-called leads for 3 to 4 good ones. Which means those “leads” land in a black hole, and the money spent to generate them is wasted. Leads aren’t leads unless: They’re qualified. It could well be that a qualified lead fits your definition of a lead, but often the time isn’t right.

On Becoming a Top Sales Expert at Top Sales World

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Areas of specialization cover a broad spectrum of sales expertise: sales process optimization, inside sales, sales best practices, sales lead generation, sales lead management, strategic account management, and much more. As a prospect development firm providing outsourced sales solutions to B2B companies involved in the complex sale, PointClear shares the goals of Top Sales World. I’m honored, thrilled and humbled (all at the same time!)

Internet Radio - Its Time Arrived Several Years Ago!

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James Obermayer, Executive Director and CEO of the Sales Lead Management Association and President of Sales Leakage Consulting is a regular guest blogger with ViewPoint. That brings us to what the Sales Lead Management Association started 28 months ago in August of 2010 with its first interviews of Dan McDade of PointClear and Phil Fernandez of Marketo. Why It’s Time for Women to Lead in America with Vicki Dolian.

Who gets your vote as history’s top twenty women? And the winners are…

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Sponsoring SLMA’s Top Twenty Women in sales lead management got me to thinking about the top 20 women of all time. There is a great opportunity to acknowledge her commitment by nominating her right now for recognition as one of the 20 women to watch in sales lead management in 2011. A search is on to find the most influential and inspiring women who are at the forefront developing and applying best-practice processes in sales lead management.

The Skinny on Lead Nurturing - 11 Experts Weigh In (part 2 of 2)

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This topic is of such importance, I reached out to fellow industry leaders and asked them to share their outlook on lead nurturing programs (and processes) and what to expect in the coming year. His lead nurturing program did precisely that. B2B Marketing B2B Sales Lead Nurturing

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

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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. In the last blog in this series we discussed lead nurturing , and how an advanced lead generation program that includes nurturing can triple your sales.

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Lead Generation Lies That are Wreaking Havoc with Your Sales

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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. Leads suck. James Obermayer | Sales Lead Management Association.

What is Value Selling and How to Generate Leads in Companies that Buy Value

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Value selling is PointClear's bread and butter. I practice it every day in my role as lead salesperson for the company. (We I spend a lot of time on the phone talking to prospects about the value of informed conversation; the value of an automated cadence with built-in analytics capabilities; and the value of agile lead management processes that let marketing apply learnings to do an even better job of providing the leads sales needs.

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Improve Sales Lead Generation via Marketing Analytics Part 1: Four Steps

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When it comes to improving sales lead generation results, using marketing technology without analytics expertise and business acumen results in a numbers glut devoid of action items. They also optimize sales lead quality, lead rates, lead velocity and resource productivity.

Lead Generation: A Watched Pot Never Boils

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This is the third in a series of four blogs about lead generation, marketing and sales metrics, and proverbs. This time we are going to talk about managing the “No Response” rate and the importance of having patience when it comes to working prospects—including resting them and then recycling re-segmented prospects to improve overall results. Managing “No Response” dispositions is not an art, it’s a science.

The B2B Lead Generation-Demand Generation Book “Hall of Fame”

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B2B lead generation and lead management is a complicated process that can’t be detailed all in one book. It’s easier said than done which is why firms like mine exist, to implement proper lead generation tactics that build revenue. Lead Nurturing.

The 10 most fascinating people in B2B Marketing in 2015

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Jim Obermayer, founder of the Sales Lead Management Association. I’ve known Jim for years as a consultant and author specializing in lead management—a generally under-appreciated subject that Jim uniquely understood to be a critical success factor in business selling.

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

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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. Telesales lead generation supports both field and inside sales.

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.

Top 47 B2B Marketing Posts - Hot Topics Ning and Facebook - July 2010

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A Simple B2B Marketing Framework - Everything Technology Marketing , July 10, 2010 We often discuss in this blog how B2B marketing is becoming more complex, and how to manage this complexity. The Sweet Spot: We’re all ‘smarketers’ now - Follow the Lead , July 8, 2010 Sam Zales. Blog to Generate Leads - Lead Views , July 16, 2010 The importance of Corporate blogging is known to all, but few companies are able to use this medium as a lead generation tool.

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Congratulations to PointClear’s Kimmy Netterville: Named Most Inspiring by SLMA

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Our own Kimmy Netterville made the Sales Lead Management Association’s “Most Inspiring” list of 40 outstanding individuals in our industry, announced today. Kimmy was recognized in the category People in Lead Generation Companies for her many contributions in the last decade-plus helping PointClear clients as Program Director.