Is Anyone Leading Lead Management?

ViewPoint

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. There may be a half-dozen outside vendors managing some aspects of lead management: Sales Lead Management and Fulfillment Firm.

Small Accounts = Big Wins with Telemarketing

The Mx Group

And second, Sales takes issue with the quality of the leads Marketing provides to support them in hitting those goals. In fact, you may be dealing with an organizational structure issue, rather than one of lead quality or Sales buy-in. Let B2B Telemarketing Support Your Sales Team.

B2B Telemarketing — The Secret Weapon to Energize Demand Generation

The Mx Group

In an age when modern marketing dominates content and conversations, tried-and-true tactics like telemarketing are often left out. Hear Real-World B2B Telemarketing Success Stories. Kerry and Kelly will also be happy to answer your specific questions about B2B telemarketing.

Your Top Questions about B2B Telemarketing for Demand Gen

The Mx Group

We recently hosted a webinar with two B2B telemarketing pros: Kerry Cunningham, senior research director with SiriusDecisions, and Kelly Olson, our in-house strategic telemarketing expert. Remember, when you have inbound leads, you’ve already made an investment to produce them.

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

PowerViews with James Obermayer: Lead Management & Integrated Direct Marketing

ViewPoint

Jim is the founder of the Sales Lead Management Association. SLMA is the sponsor of the yearly Sales Lead Management week and initiatives to identify both the Top 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management and 20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Telemarketing big with Xerox

B2B Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog About Free Resources Get FREE Updates Instantly Get A FREE Chapter from my book. Critical Success Factor #9 Effectiveness 8 Critical Success Factors for Lead Generation 2.0 Reconnecting with past customers and leads.

Is Lead Flow to the Reps Too Slow or Gridlocked?

ViewPoint

Some companies have several inside departments to take in, qualify, nurture, and filter sales leads to such a finite extent that few leads go to anyone. If the raw lead count is high but there is a mere trickle going to the salespeople, you have a substantial problem. You are: Delaying talking to buyers and reducing your chances of making the sale by 50%, because salespeople, on average, aren’t getting the leads until weeks after they’re created.

Lead 152

Fresh Ideas to Reignite Stalled Leads and Accelerate the Sales Funnel

B2B Lead Generation

Use these three practices to convert more leads into revenue: Use Funnel-Specific Market Research. In many industries, for example, executives are scrutinizing much smaller transactions, so lead generation, lead nurturing and sales enablement tactics must address this shift in buying behavior.

Funnel 318

Converting Trial & Freemium Users: Keep Selling Post-Trial

The Point

Lead nurturing programs designed to convert trial users tend to focus, as they should, on the very front end of the trial period, when it’s critical to make sure the user is fully engaged with the product being tested.

Do You Expect Your Inside Sales Team to Practice Alchemy?

B2B Lead Generation

They dump data that’s absolute garbage into the top of the sales funnel and expect sales lead gold to come out the other side. This came to mind when my teleprospecting team was struggling with one of our lead-generation clients.

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.

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. Leads360 base their conclusions on studying more than 20 million leads.

3 Reasons to Add Email to Your Lead Follow-Up Process

The Point

A client writes: “I notice you recommend both email AND phone follow-up to inbound leads from programs like content syndication. Our inside sales reps are fairly prompt about following up with all leads by phone. Lead Management Lead Nurturing Marketing Automation Sales 2.0

B2B Lead Management Market Heats Up

delicious b2bmarketing

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?

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Telemarketing is the top lead generation tactic

B2B Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog About Free Resources Get FREE Updates Instantly Get A FREE Chapter from my book. Critical Success Factor #9 Effectiveness 8 Critical Success Factors for Lead Generation 2.0 Telephone leads all media with the highest response rate of 5.53

Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market

delicious b2bmarketing

Home Forrester Research « I was recently briefed by | Main | Going Corporate » August 26, 2008 Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market [Posted by Laura Ramos ] In a recent survey of over 2100 IT professionals who buy or recommend telecom and networking solutions, we found buyers turn to peers and colleagues first, followed by vendor, industry trade, or professional Web sites, to inform their purchase decisions. Just makes it easier to manage all the stuff.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Better lead management leads to bigger marketing budgets

B2B Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog About Free Resources Get FREE Updates Instantly Get A FREE Chapter from my book. Critical Success Factor #9 Effectiveness 8 Critical Success Factors for Lead Generation 2.0

Budget 156

Appointment Setting: Where Does It Fit In Today’s Demand Generation Mix?

The Point

With inbound marketing all the rage, where does that leave old-school lead generation techniques such as cold calling and appointment setting? In today’s digital era, when everything lead gen seems to revolve around simply being in the right place at the right time, can it also make sense to simply call potential clients as [.].

ConnectAndSell: Novel Solution for Increasing Sales Efficiency

The Point

If part of your lead generation or lead nurturing strategy involves outbound sales calls, then you already know one of the key metrics critical to sales productivity is connection rate – i.e. the percentage of dials that result in live conversations. inside sales b2b lead generation lead generation telemarketing telesales Tags: B2B Marketing Cold Calling Demand Generation Installed Base Marketing Lead Management Lead Nurturing Sales 2.0

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

The Point

Sungard® Availability Services™ ( Sungard AS ) in Wayne, Pennsylvania is a global leader in disaster recovery, business continuity, and managed IT services. Design, build and launch a “Welcome” email program designed to improve follow-up and response to new leads.

Measure Your Way to Lead Nurturing Success

The Point

Demand Gen Report just published “ Top B2B Marketers Measure Lead Nurturing Effectiveness to Boost Performance ,” a special report in which they address the whys, whats, and how tos of measuring lead nurturing’s true impact. the company is generating the wrong type of leads.

3 Ways to Tackle Your Year-End Revenue Goals in Q4

The Mx Group

You’ve got one eye on the annual revenue goals you set in January … and the other on a pile of unconverted leads. You’ll need to act fast to see results this year, but there are ways to get more qualified leads through your pipeline before time runs out. It’s that time of year again!

Battle of the Gens: Demand Generation vs. Lead Generation

The Mx Group

B2B marketers are experiencing more pressure than ever to increase the quantity and quality of leads, outsmart the competition, and prove ROI in the process. If it’s demand generation vs. lead generation, which helps the most? Lead generation is the harvesting of that demand.

How to Marry Digital and Human-Touch B2B Marketing

Modern Marketing

by contributor | Tweet this Editor’s Note: Jeff Kalter is CEO of 3D2B , a global business-to-business telemarketing company that bridges the divide between marketing and sales. Online Marketing: Bait for Leads. Inside Sales: For Lead Qualification and Relationship Building.

Tailor to Your Target: How to Create Meaningful ABM Content and Touchpoints

The Mx Group

it’s also important to think about things like events, telemarketing and even dimensional direct mail to ensure program success. Account-Based Marketing Demand Gen & Lead Management Strategy, Design & ContentThis is the third post in our Operationalizing ABM series.

B2B Webinars — Worth the Effort?

The Mx Group

Over the last year, my role as internal marketing communications manager here has entailed helping create multiple B2B webinars, as part of our own demand gen strategy. Demand Gen & Lead Management Topics

2014 Cheat Sheet: New Methods For Finding B2B Customers [Infographic]

LEADership

According to an infographic by Placester , generating leads is the highest obstacle B2B marketers come across which should be no surprise to us. As outlined in Placester’s infographic, various lead generation methods have been measured according to their effectiveness. Telemarketing.

Rules of Engagement from Marketo Summit: How Marketing Automation Wows Your Buyers

The Mx Group

So make sure you know which leads are sales-ready by using lead scoring. Once you’ve got lead scoring in place, take it to the next level with lead grading. Lead grading shows how closely leads match Sales’ ideal prospect. Telemarketing is just one example.

Getting MAP Buy-in: Your Guide to Marketing Automation Readiness

The Mx Group

You want to make sure your team is using the tool to its full potential — and that management sees and understands the return on investment. How will we manage to create it all?

Buy 64

OneSource Survey: Salespeople Accept Value of Leads from Marketing

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: A survey of business-to-business salespeople finds they (still) consider themselves their best source of qualified leads. But marketing-generated leads are gaining increasing respect and salespeople are increasingly looking for help from outside data vendors.

Survey 201

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Online Lead Generation and Management Strategies that Get Results

B2B Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog About Free Resources Get FREE Updates Instantly Get A FREE Chapter from my book. Critical Success Factor #9 Effectiveness 8 Critical Success Factors for Lead Generation 2.0

B2B Lead Generation Blog: On B2B Demand Generation tools and Lead Generation Dashboards

B2B Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog About Free Resources Get FREE Updates Instantly Get A FREE Chapter from my book. Critical Success Factor #9 Effectiveness 8 Critical Success Factors for Lead Generation 2.0 recent exchange he had with Brian Carroll on his B2B Lead Gene.

3 Tips to Stop Leads from Falling Through the Cracks

Marketo

by Maria Pergolino It’s one thing to generate leads. The industry wide statistic of 70% of leads never receiving effective sales follow-up is astounding. The key to generating, nurturing and closing leads is communication. Communicate with leads in time.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Are you using the Best Lead Generation Techniques?

B2B Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog About Free Resources Get FREE Updates Instantly Get A FREE Chapter from my book. Critical Success Factor #9 Effectiveness 8 Critical Success Factors for Lead Generation 2.0 Selling IT: Are you using the Best Lead Generation Techniques?

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Ten ways to Better Manage Sales Leads

B2B Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog About Free Resources Get FREE Updates Instantly Get A FREE Chapter from my book. Critical Success Factor #9 Effectiveness 8 Critical Success Factors for Lead Generation 2.0 In fact, most companies need to do a better job managing the leads they already have.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Research confirms that B2B Companies Continue to Struggle with Lead Generation and Follow-up

B2B Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog About Free Resources Get FREE Updates Instantly Get A FREE Chapter from my book. Critical Success Factor #9 Effectiveness 8 Critical Success Factors for Lead Generation 2.0