7 Ways to Improve Your Lead Management Process

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The importance of lead generation is ingrained in the mind of every modern marketer— the more high-quality leads you bring in, the better. But, as the buyer’s journey becomes increasingly multifaceted, it’s now clear that lead generation is just one piece of the marketing puzzle. In order to convert leads into paying customers, you must have a comprehensive lead management process in place. What is lead management? Score your leads.

How the Lead Management Platform Centralizes B2B Lead Gen

NetLine

The platform furthers NetLine’s goal of democratizing lead gen for all, enabling B2B Marketers to turn their current website traffic into revenue-based outcomes, streamlining their lead capture, lead management, and content amplification programs within one tool. .

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State of Lead Management 2022 Webinar: Three Experts Weigh In on Efficiency

LeanData

Revenue leaders are acutely aware of the importance of speed to lead. What one business thinks is a great lead response time to a demo request may be exponentially longer than their peers. This is why LeanData built out the 2022 State of B2B Lead Management report.

21 Questions to Ask Your Event Lead Management Vendor Before Making a Purchase

Lead Liaison

To access our Event Lead Management Kit, which includes this resource, click here. . Choosing the right event lead management solution for lead capture will be the most important decision you make. Before signing a contract, here are 21 important questions to ask your vendor. What good is capturing lead information if you don’t accurately save the information and prepare it for follow up? Will your vendor be there to support you?

Why Lead Management Automation Really Matters

Chris Koch

We should care more about lead management automation in B2B marketing. In our research we’ve also seen consistently over the past few years that two-thirds of buyers prefer to research their buying options themselves rather than waiting for vendors to contact them. That’s why lead management automation is important. What is stopping your company from creating an automated lead management process?

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.

What is the ROI of Lead Management?

LeadSloth

Earlier this year I downloaded Silverpop’s lead management workbook , and I planned to write about it. Unfortunately, not enough time… Last week I received a copy of Marketo’s Lead Nurturing workbook. Both books show how you can increase sales by nurturing all leads, from inquiry to opportunity. Both books cover lead nurturing and ROI calculations, and Silverpop also explains lead scoring. Why Lead Management. Lead Scoring.

The Case for Allowing Personal Emails on Lead Gen Forms

The Point

Should you allow prospects to enter a personal email address when they fill out lead gen forms? Translation: requiring business emails could cut lead volume in half, albeit (in theory) by eliminating those prospects less motivated to complete the form.

Top 10 Lead Management Software Systems for 2020

Martech Advisor

Lead management software track, manage and nurture prospective customers. And, there are new software innovations emerging every day to help you manage your leads better. In this article, we discuss: What is lead management, and how technology can help. Questions to consider before purchasing lead management software. This is why lead management software is so important.

Demand Generation Vendor Traffic Rankings

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Based on Web traffic rankings, new demand generation vendors with low prices are gaining market presence. Last November, after much consideration of alternatives , I settled on Alexa three-month Web traffic rankings as a reasonable way to measure the relative market presence of demand generation vendors. I revisited that data today, adding a few new vendors and dropping some of the very minor ones.

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ActiveConversion Review - SMB Lead Management

LeadSloth

Therefore I initially called them a ‘niche vendor’ However, the product has evolved into a fairly complete marketing automation suite for SMB companies. Lead Scoring. Lead scoring works for both anonymous and known visitors: for anonymous visitors the triggers for increasing the lead score are somewhat limited, essentially page views and return visits. Lead scoring configuration. It can also integrate with Salesforce Web-to-Lead forms.

ReachLocal Provides Turn-Key Lead Management for Small Business

Customer Experience Matrix

This is an enticingly huge market for marketing automation vendors, and one that seems largely untapped. The largest marketing automation vendor in the segment, Infusionsoft , has under 20,000 clients. Those other vendors could easily see marketing automation as a natural line extension, since it would help their clients make better use of the traffic those vendors generate. There are about 3 million companies with revenue between $1 million and $5 million in the U.S.,

Report: Why Demand Marketers Should Expand their Focus Beyond the Lead

The Point

Even if you acknowledge that change as fact, however, it’s easy to become cynical (as I have) when vendors and thought leaders are constantly proclaiming the “death” of the old ways. Report: Why Demand Marketers Should Expand their Focus Beyond the Lead Click To Tweet.

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Lots of Vendors Can Help You Find Leads on the Web

Customer Experience Matrix

Few people would suggest you learn salesmanship from the play Glengarry Glen Ross ,* but its central message rings true: good leads are the lifeblood of a sales organization.** Some vendors only rank leads while others build multiple models for different purposes. • Whether the vendor sells prospect lists or only enhance names provided by the client. Whether the vendor provides lists of individuals as well as companies.

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Why We Are Vendor Neutral

ANNUITAS

Today we made the announcement that we have shifted our strategy when it comes to marketing automation vendor partnerships. For the last 5 years we have worked with our customers to deliver a full-cycle Lead Management Framework TM that greatly improves the return on their marketing and sales investments. Our philosophy with regard to marketing automation is and always has been that the technology serves to enable the lead management process.

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Producing Revenue with Lead Management – Interview with Carlos Hidalgo

Marketo

by Katie Byrnes Two lead management experts, Carlos Hidalgo, CEO of the Annuitas Group, and Jon Miller, VP of Marketing at Marketo, had the chance to riff on a few hot topics in B2B marketing , including the current state of marketing automation , the decision of the Annuitas Group to go “vendor neutral&# and, obviously, lead management best practices. Figure out between marketing and sales definitions such as a marketing qualified lead.

Demand Generation Strategies & Lead Management Processes First

Pointclear

Lack of clarity and erroneous assumptions about demand generation, lead management and marketing automation are effectively addressed in two recent Software Advice whiteboard videos by Carlos Hidalgo, CEO, Annuitas Group , and Executive Director, Marketing Automation Institute. In part one , Carlos differentiates between demand generation strategies and lead management processes. Nonexistent lead management processes.

Event Lead Management: What You Need To Know Before Your Next Live Event – Webinar Transcription

Lead Liaison

Learn how to make the most out of your next live event with proper event lead management. We’re talking about planning, lead capture, and post-event nurture. Chris Kipgen, Lead Liaison. So we’re gonna go into a little bit of Event Lead Management and why it matters right now. Why we should be using this live events and why it’s very important that you have something on the backend to help you manage the events as well.

Influencers: the key to content marketing

Biznology

What B2B buyers need is authentic voices from within the company, primarily from product managers and development leads. The challenges are considerable: How do you teach development leads to write well enough to get their points across? How do you give product managers the incentives to stretch beyond their “day jobs?” Even if you manage to recruit and train subject matter experts (SMEs) to write regularly, how do you manage their work?

Lessons Learned: Crowdsourcing the Best of Mastering Lead Management

Marketo

Last week Focus.com’s Mastering Lead Management Virtual Event brought some of the leaders of B2B Demand Generation and Sales 2.0 shannan0 : segment your data (leads) for optimal success based on ideal targets and existing customer profiles. cjablonski : Marketers must manage and engage relationships with buyers. ardath421 : Wow – up to 70% – 80% of leads never get the proper follow-up. of leads generated are sales ready – 17.5%

More Resources to Define Lead Management Requirements

Marketo

A few days ago I posted a link to the new IDC Workbook: Optimizing Marketing and Sales Lead Management with Marketing Automation. Jep Castelein writes about vendors and evaluation criteria at LeadSloth on Demand Generation. Adam Needles is writing about the Top 20 Integrated Marketing Management Platforms at his Propelling Brands blog. David Raab writes about demand generation vendors and most recently about usability on his blog Customer Experience Matrix.

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?

Top-10 Demand Generation Vendor Blogs

LeadSloth

Today I’ve put together a list of vendor blogs. Most of these vendors blogs really get ‘online marketing’, so they talk about best practices rather then just touting their products, and they post regularly. Market2Lead Marketing Automation and Lead Management blog. Reachforce: The B2B Lead. Reachforce publishes almost daily Lead Generation tips. ReadyContacts Lead Data Management blog.

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

Pointclear

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.

How Sales Can Build Better Digital Relationships with Prospects

ANNUITAS

We used to have 12 people acting as large account managers, with the rest focused on inside sales. In fact, only 30% of B2B buyers prefer in-person interactions when evaluating new vendors (that number drops to 16% for renewals). Increased opportunity/lead cost efficiency.

Multi-Step Campaign Interfaces: A Quick Vendor Survey

Customer Experience Matrix

Naturally, the vendors showing them to me have all thought very carefully about their designs and made the best choices they could, typically based on feedback from their customers. Unica, Teradata Relationship Manager, SAS Marketing Automation, Siebel Marketing, Alterian, Aprimo, SmartFocus). So I thought I'd take a little scan of the demand generation systems I've looked at to see how the vendors themselves had voted. If you read this blog regularly (and who doesn't?),

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Manticore Technology Sees Expertise as Key to Success as a Demand Generation Vendor

Customer Experience Matrix

Manticore launched its B2B marketing automation system in 2003, making it one of the older vendors in the industry. As the latest round of enhancements illustrates, Manticore remains focused on the core demand generation features of email, landing pages, lead nurturing and sales integration. Nor will it expand into marketing resource management features for planning and budgeting.

Lead Management Software Firm LeanData Secures $5.1M In Funding

LeanData

a startup vendor specializing in lead management software for Salesforce.com , has secured $5.1 DemandGen Report: LeanData, Inc. million in Series A funding.

Lead Management Software Firm LeanData Secures $5.1M In Funding

LeanData

a startup vendor specializing in lead management software for Salesforce.com , has secured $5.1 DemandGen Report: LeanData, Inc. million in Series A funding.

5 Reasons Why Lead Management is more than Lead Nurturing and Scoring

Marketo

I think one mistake many marketers make is to think of their lead management requirements too narrowly — and to be honest, quite a few demand generation vendors make this mistake as well. As I wrote back in December, 2006, the fact that today's buyers take control of their buying processes using search, social media, and other online tools means that marketers need to move away from a mindset of "generating leads" and towards a model of " managing leads ".

Podcast: How to Optimize Teleprospecting Vendors

B2B Lead Generation

More companies than ever are using third party providers for teleprospecting and lead management operations, however there is little information on how to select, engage, and measure these vendors who will add that essential human touch. Sridhar is an industry thought leader in marketing and former HP executive that grew HP's Managed Services unit to $1B in revenue.

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PowerViews with James Obermayer: Lead Management & Integrated Direct Marketing

Pointclear

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. He has written over 95 articles around sales and marketing management and is the author of four books. But many are going for cold, hard, qualified leads.

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.

9 Things Marketers Need from Marketing Automation Vendors and Consultants – Part 1

ANNUITAS

As with any space that is in its early stages, the marketing automation space has had its fair share of new businesses and vendors emerge. According to some who track this space, there are over 110 technology vendors alone. While the automation vendors do a great job of educating users on how to use the features of their solutions, there is a gaping hole that exists in users knowing the process, strategy or tactics the tool is actually automating. 764% increase in leads!

ICYMI: Manage Contacts, Leads, Pipeline, and Accounts in One Interface

InsightSquared

If your SDR/BDRs are using one tool, your AEs another and your Account Managers/Customer Success Managers yet another—your RevOps stack is likely spiraling out of control. That’s why at InsightSquared we’ve introduced Lead Automation and Management. Lead Insights.

Ranking the Demand Generation Vendors by Popularity (Yes, Life Really Is Just Like High School)

Customer Experience Matrix

My original plan had been to add several marketing automation vendors with significant presence in this market. My original set of products was based on a general knowledge of which companies are most established, plus some consultation with vendors to learn who they felt were their main competitors. Yet there are so many more vendors I could add. The general rule is pretty obvious: pick the vendors that people are most interested in.

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IDC Workbook: Optimizing Marketing and Sales Lead Management with Marketing Automation

Marketo

If you’re grappling with how to make the right choice, or just looking to make a business case for marketing automation at your company, here’s a new resource from the smart analysts at IDC’s CMO Advisory Practice : a new workbook titled “ Optimizing Marketing and Sales Lead Management with Marketing Automation.”. Improving lead management through process-driven technology. Leveraging marketing automation for lead management, (e.g. “Is

9 Things Marketers Need from Marketing Automation Vendors and Consultants – Part 2

ANNUITAS

In our last post , we introduced a list of 9 things marketers need from marketing automation vendors and consultants. We came up with this list to help make sense of “the noise” being generated by software vendors and service providers in the space (yes, we are one of those providers). I was speaking to a client a few weeks ago about the work we’ve been providing on their lead management process development and marketing automation.

From 2016 to 2017, 5X more marketing automation vendors were added than removed

chiefmartech

tl;dr — From 2016 to 2017, the marketing automation category of the marketing technology landscape grew yet again, by 36% , from 156 vendors to 212. Why marketing automation, which I crudely lump together with campaign management and lead management products? So here’s the category — click for a larger version — followed by some commentary: There are 212 vendors included in this category, up 36% from 156 in last year’s landscape.

Pardot User Conference Proves They’re a Top Marketing Automation Vendor

LeadSloth

The past two days I attended the Pardot User Conference , and also presented a session on Lead Nurturing. The sessions were about lead management, lead nurturing, content marketing, social media and Pardot product sessions. One of the most interesting things Pardot does for their own lead management is to give a 60 second look to each and every lead that is sent to sales. To organize a user conference, a vendor needs critical mass.