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Introduction to Lead Management

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet If Sales and Marketing were a manufacturing operation starting with raw materials — leads — and ending up with 5% to 20% in deliverable product — won sales — it would soon be shut down to determine what is wrong. However, companies continue to spend untold dollars on lead generation efforts ultimately doomed to fail. Lack of lead management impacts lead conversion and ROI. 79% have not established lead scoring. Lead management defined.

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Sales Lead Management: Are You a Victim of Failure to Follow-Up?

Fusion Marketing Partners

B2B Leads B2B Marketer Lead Generation Lead Management Lead Nurturing Sales Lead Generation Sales Lead ManagementI talk about the concept of stopping “revenue leakage” a lot, and one of the biggest causes of revenue leakage […].

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2012?s Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management: Winners announced

Sales Lead Insights

The Sales Lead Management Association just announced the results of the voting for the Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management in 2012. Obermayer, CEO and executive director of the Sales Lead Management Association said, "These are people who have given their time and expertise in the field of lead management and are now recognized by their peers for outstanding work. B2B sales leads News Sales lead management

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50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management: 2011 Winners announced

Sales Lead Insights

The Sales Lead Management Association just announced the results of the voting for the Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management in 2011. B2B sales leads News Sales lead managementI am grateful to all of you who voted me into the Top 10 of the list for 2011! Thank you!

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The top 50 in sales lead management: Who do you pick to be on the 2012 list?

Sales Lead Insights

Don't miss your last opportunity to vote for your top three candidates to be among the "50 most influential people in sales lead management" in 2012. The Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA) is closing the polls at Midnight Pacific Time (UTC-8) on Friday, November 30th! B2B marketing News Sales lead management

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Nominate your candidate today for the SLMA’s2011 “Top 50? in sales lead management.

Sales Lead Insights

Don't miss your opportunity to nominate someone to be among the fifty most influential people in sales lead management in 2011. The Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA) just opened nominations for this year's most influential professionals in sales lead management. News Sales lead management

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How to do lead management that improves conversion

B2B Lead Generation

In this post, I’m going to focus on how to do lead management that increases sales conversion. Here’s why: First, B2B lead conversion to actual revenue conversion is low. According to Forrester, top performers convert 1.54% of leads to revenue. And average performers turn less than 0.75% of leads into closed deals. Have you thought about the experience you want to create for your potential customer so as to optimize your lead management approach?

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2010’s 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management: Winners announced

Sales Lead Insights

The Sales Lead Management Association just announced the results of the voting for the Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management in 2010. Obermayer, CEO and executive director of the Sales Lead Management Association said, "The winning 50 men and women are creators of wealth and the voters have recognized their contributions in this increasingly important field of managing sales leads."

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2009’s 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management

Sales Lead Insights

I promised to link to the list of the top 50 most influential people in sales lead management. Tags: Sales lead management The ballots are counted. Imagine the drum roll.) And the winners are: [link]. To those of you who voted for me, my sincere thanks! If you'd like to learn more, please use my Contact Form , call me directly at 1-800-944-5553 or +1-401-294-7730, or check out the marketing consulting or speaking and training pages on my website.

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Who do you pick to be in the “Top 50? in Sales Lead Management?

Sales Lead Insights

Please click this link to cast your three votes today to be included on the list of the Top 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management 2012. News Sales lead managementAlthough you have to be a member to vote, membership is free and includes access to all the resources on the association's website.). Many thanks to those of you who nominated me to be on the list of candidates.

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The Top People in Sales Lead Management in 2009: Friday, November 13th is Your Last Chance to Vote!

Sales Lead Insights

Don’t miss this opportunity to vote for your top five candidates to be among the fifty most influential people in sales lead management in 2009. Because the Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA) is closing the polls at Midnight Pacific Time (UTC-8) on Friday, November 13th. Tags: Sales lead generation Sales lead management sales lead management

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Advanced B2B Sales Lead Management Strategies: A Webinar for CMOs on What is Really Working Today

Sales Lead Insights

Mark your calendar to attend this webinar about advanced sales lead management strategies for B2B CMOs. Advanced B2B Sales Lead Management Strategies: A front line report for CMO’s on what’s really working today. Tags: B2B Lead Generation B2B sales leads Sales lead management

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Increasing B2B Lead Management ROI: 4 Key Performance Indicators

Sales Lead Insights

Although the findings are not news to me or my clients, a recent research study about increasing B2B sales lead management ROI is worth mentioning. The Forrester research study and white paper about sales lead management , commissioned by Silverpop , reports that when it comes to increasing the ROI from B2B sales lead management, there are four key performance indicators (KPIs) that pay off in more qualified leads and sales.

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Carlos Hidalgo of ANNUITAS Named as One of the Top 50 Most Influential in Sales Lead Management by the Sales Lead Management Association

ANNUITAS

Press Releases Carlos Hidalgo demand process James Obermayer sales lead management association top 50 “I am honored to be named to the SLMA 50 again this year and appreciate the recognition from my peers and colleagues,” stated Hidalgo.

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7 Lead Management Strategy Best Practices

Only B2B

One of the biggest advantages of lead management strategy and marketing automation is the ability to create a process that continuously manages leads at a bigger scale. It is a thumb rule of any given activity and it is the same for lead management as well.

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Advanced B2B Sales Lead Management Strategies: A Webinar for CMOs on What is Really Working Today

Sales Lead Insights

Mark your calendar to attend this webinar about advanced sales lead management strategies for B2B CMOs. Advanced B2B Sales Lead Management Strategies: A front line report for CMO’s on what’s really working today. Tags: B2B Lead Generation B2B sales leads Sales lead management

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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. The main principles of the Lead Management Workshop were pulled from that book. Key principles of lead management. At the fundamental level, lead management is guided by four key principles: 1.

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Sales Lead Management Leads to a Lower Cost of Sales

Pointclear

“Cost of sales is determined by a lot of things,” Jake said, “But lead management isn’t one of them.” And with that the sales manager slapped the table with his hand to emphasize his words. But what if I can prove,” I said, “that when sales lead management is done properly by sales and marketing it can lower the cost of sales by delivering more qualified leads with a higher closing ratio, which leads to a lower cost of sales and marketing?”. “So

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The top 50 in sales lead management: Who do you pick to be on the list?

Sales Lead Insights

Don't miss your opportunity to vote for your top three candidates to be among the fifty most influential people in sales lead management in 2010. Because the Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA) is closing the polls at Midnight Pacific Time (UTC-8) on Friday, November 30th. Tags: Sales lead management

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Sales Lead Management Leads to the Most Efficient Media Buy

Pointclear

They may make money, but the world is loaded with companies holding the 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th place in market share, while the 1st, 2nd and 3rd leading firms spend what it takes to gain market share and manage the leads that their programs produce. And lead management has told these winners where to spend their marketing dollars. Sales Leads Sales & Marketing Management

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Who are the 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management?

Sales Lead Insights

Here is your chance to vote for up to five of the fifty most influential people in sales lead management. The Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA) announced today that it has opened the voting to determine the 50 most influential people in the field of sales lead management for 2009. Tags: B2B Lead Generation

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Sales Lead Management Association Launches Live Talk Radio Program

ViewPoint

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Demand Generation and Lead Management Explained

The Effective Marketer

Last week Carlos Hidalgo , CEO of the Annuitas Group , shared on the Software Advice blog a nice video explaining two basic concepts that are often used interchangeably by vendors and even analysts in the Marketing Automation space but should in fact be treated as separate concepts: Demand Generation and Lead Management. Demand Generation vs. Lead Management. It is the technology behind your demand / lead processes.

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Is Anyone Leading Lead Management?

Pointclear

Sales Lead Management is a complicated process. Sales lead management is a tough subject to truly get your arms around. There are dozens of outside vendors who say they manage some portion of the sales lead process and more than two dozen internal departments that contribute to the process and the decision making. Telemarketing Outbound (qualification and lead generation). Telemarketing Sales. Sales Operations.

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Why does everyone suck at lead management?

Modern B2B

The paths of marketing and sales have always been entwined, no matter how much either side may deny it. generate leads), and the goal of sales is to take that interest and turn it into a purchase (i.e. convert leads). The post Why does everyone suck at lead management? B2B Marketing Strategy Lead Generation B2B Marketing B2B Sales Lead Management Sales Alignment

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What Is Lead Management?

NuSpark

Lead Management is the process of generating, converting, qualifying, and closing sales leads. Lost in the shuffle of all of those marketing tactics you are trying to get a handle on for your business (Twitter, Facebook, Pay-per-click, SEO, email campaigns, website design) is the concept of Lead Management. Do you have a sound process for lead generation? What happens when you get a lead? How do you qualify that lead?

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Vote for Kimmy Netterville, an inspired sales lead management leader

Pointclear

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.

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Taking Stock of Your Lead Management Process: 5 Key Questions

The Point

Key to designing an effective lead nurturing program is taking stock of your current lead management process. Note: it’s critically important that representatives from your sales organization have a seat at the table for this initial discovery process – not just management, but the people “in the trenches” who qualify, respond to, and follow up with sales leads. Here are the top 5 questions to ask about your current lead management process: 1.

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More Evidence That Waiting Even 5 Seconds to Contact a New Sales Lead Can Be Disastrous

The Point

In my experience, most of the mental energy and strategic thinking around the practice of lead nurturing and lead management is usually applied to the goal of accelerating prospects through the sales process – from MQL to SQL, from SQL to Opportunity, and so on. Relatively little attention is paid to the very front end of the lead lifecycle – namely, responding to a new lead in the first place.

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Five Myths of Lead Management

ANNUITAS

Lead management continues to be a hot topic in the world of B2B marketing as we turn the corner and head into the second half of 2010. Over the last 12 months, marketing and sales dialogue increasingly has focused on how marketers can better engage with the more empowered B2B buyer and what they need to do in order to leverage the B2B buyer relationship. In addition to the confusion, we’ve also witnessed the emergence of many falsehoods about lead management.

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If You Don’t Have a Sales Lead Management Process You’ll Fail

Pointclear

James Obermayer, founder of the Sales Lead Management Association , recently spoke with SLMA Radio program host Paul Roberts on how lack of a sales lead management process hampers company growth. JO: A couple of months ago we had Michael Alexander, one of our advisers, on our blog, and he's the one who made the statement, "Those companies without a sales process aren't running a business. Sales Process Sales Leads

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How much should you pay for a sales lead?

Biznology

When planning a B2B lead generation program, you need to deliver leads to your sales team at an affordable price. A neat way to determine in advance how much you can spend on a lead is to calculate the Allowable Cost per Lead for your campaign. Then, estimate the costs associated with qualifying a lead. Finally, go talk to your counterparts in finance and sales, to gather several data points. Lead qualification rate. Lead conversion rate.

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How Quickly Should I Suspend or Delete Non-Responsive Leads?

The Point

A client asks: How long should a lead be chronically non-responsive before they’re marked as “marketing suspended”? Over time, an accumulation of stale, non-responsive leads can bump you to a higher pricing tier for your CRM or marketing automation license.

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Judicial Branch Needed to Keep Sales Lead Management Honest

ViewPoint

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To Manage Sales You Must Manage Sales Leads

Pointclear

“Why,” I was asked, “must you manage sales leads in order to manage sales? Sales lead management is a marketing function, isn’t it?”. It was with a slight hesitation that the sales manager added the second sentence about sales lead management being a marketing function. But the actual, final management of the prospect is square in the lap of the individual salesperson. Lead Management Sales Leads

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Understanding the Difference Between a Sales Lead and Prospect

Marketo

Sales teams are the lifeblood of any organization. Whether large or small, businesses rely on sales. Seems like an obvious thing to say, but closing sales is also one of the hardest things to do. We could talk all day about marketing qualified leads (MQLs) or sales qualified leads (SQLs). But the primary goal must be focused on getting leads and prospects into the sales funnel. But what is a lead and what is a prospect?

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Call Every New Sales Lead 6 Times? Sorry, that’s Crazy.

The Point

I only recently came across the results of research published late last year by Leads360 , a leading provider of hosted (SaaS) solutions for managing sales leads. Never mind the business case for such a heavy-handed approach, how would you feel personally if you received 6 phone calls over less than 2 weeks in response to an innocent sales inquiry? Leads360 base their conclusions on studying more than 20 million leads.

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B2B marketers: Please don’t believe everything you read.

Sales Lead Insights

One of the questions was "How can b2b marketers improve their lead-nurturing efforts?" what do I do once I get a lead?—and —and not nearly interested enough in how the heck do I get more leads in the first place. What they should do is flip that and spend 90% of their time really opening the top of their funnel and getting more leads into the funnel."

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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! For an increase in lead conversion, sales lead management must improve and one of the main hurdles that are faced during this process is lead nurturing. Keys To Lead Management.

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Report: B2B Buyers Engaging Earlier with Sales

The Point

For the last decade or more, it’s been an accepted principle – almost a key tenet – of B2B demand generation that business buyers don’t want to talk to a sales rep until the last possible moment. It’s why, for example, we marketers have assumed control for more and more of the lead funnel. There was once a time when we would generate a lead and our job would be done. Now, I’m not about to advocate that we all dismantle our lead nurturing. For example: * Lead Scoring.

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