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Optimize your Marketing Qualified Leads (MQLs) Strategy and Close More Sales

Only B2B

MQL sits at the intersection of marketing and sales. These are leads that have been validated and are ready to be handed over to the sales team. But ignoring MQL altogether is a costly mistake. Let’s delve into the complexities of converting B2B leads into MQLs.

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What is Lead Scoring for Marketing and What Are the Benefits?

Act-On

But not entirely unlike when a colleague sends you a link to a gated ebook, you give your contact info to download it, and then get a phone call from a sales rep the same day. Luckily for marketers, lead scoring exists. For marketing and sales teams, that handoff is a potential minefield.

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Key Differences Between MQL and HQL for B2B Lead Generation  

Only B2B

Did you know that only 5-10% of marketing qualified leads (MQLs) convert into paying customers? This statistic, highlighted in a Forrester Research report, underscores the crucial role of lead qualification in B2B marketing. But how do you identify leads ready to be handed off to your sales team?

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Sales Qualified Lead vs Sales Accepted Lead: Distinguishing Sales-Ready Leads from Potential Sales Leads  

Only B2B

Ah, the never-ending quest for qualified leads! B2B marketers spend countless hours crafting campaigns, social media posts, and targeted ads, all in the name of capturing potential customers. Do all those website visitors and content downloads translate into sales conversations? Imagine your sales funnel as a pyramid.

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16 Go-to-Market Plays for Your Entire Sales Funnel

Nurturing leads through your sales funnel is a daunting task for many business development teams, especially at the scale required to achieve lofty growth goals. At ZoomInfo, we’ve found that a rock-solid go-to-market playbook is key. These 16 plays are aligned to different stages of the sales funnel.

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The Marketing Book Podcast: “Forget the Funnel” by Georgiana Laudi

The Forward Observer

Forget the Funnel: A Customer-Led Approach for Driving Predictable, Recurring Revenue by Georgiana Laudi and Claire Suellentrop About the Book Your product is great. So why is marketing it so hard? Many SaaS companies struggle with marketing. Teams try everything they can to drive more traffic, leads, and signups.

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Marketing qualified lead: What is it really?

Rev

And every customer is a “converted” lead. But, not all leads will convert. That’s where marketing qualified leads, or MQLs, come into play. You might be asking, “What exactly is an MQL?” “How How do you identify an MQL?” and “Why do MQLs matter?” So, without further ado, let’s dive in.

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Your Recipe for Inbound Success

Speaker: Jen Spencer, VP Sales and Marketing, SmartBug Media

Recent studies have shown what a lot of B2B marketers already know - it’s hard to build a successful inbound marketing program. Join Jen Spencer, VP of Smartbug Media, as she discusses how to grow an inbound strategy and framework in your organization to attract leads and establish your brand.

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The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

Chances are that if you ask your sales and marketing teams this question, you may open up a can of worms. When these two vital parts of your company’s generating program are at odds, it guarantees only one thing at the end of the day: fewer prospects, fewer qualified leads, and fewer sales.

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New Rules of Demand Gen for Mid-Market B2Bs

Speaker: Paul Slack - Vende Digital CEO

If you've got holes in your funnel that need filling. If there's more about digital marketing you don't know than you do know. If you want to generate revenue as a marketer and not just leads. Producing leads your sales team will love to work with. Turning leads into opportunities into revenue.

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How to Use Video Throughout the Buyer's Journey

Speaker: Zach Basner, Director of Video Training and Strategy, IMPACT

Forrester Research Group reports that on average 70% of a buyer’s purchasing decision is made before engaging with a sales team. Join us to find out where different video types perform best in the buyer’s journey and how you can use them to generate, qualify, and convert more leads.