Microsoft Partner Fills Forecast with PointClear Sales Leads
JANUARY 11, 2010
JANUARY 11, 2010
SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
I was honored to contribute a guest post for PointClear last year. B2B Marketing Content Marketing B-to-B marketing B2B Lead Roundtable B2B marketing Brian Carroll linkedin Matt Heinz PointClear In our fast-changing marketing world, a smart B2B practitioner keeps up to date by learning from thought leaders. While this used to mean reading business books and magazines, today it means blogs. We’ve all heard the stats about blog proliferation.
APRIL 6, 2016
We actually verified the accuracy by outbound phone, thanks to the call center at PointClear. . Fortunately, an opportunity arrived with a generous offer from Dan McDade of PointClear to televerify the data samples. PointClear provides lead generation and management services, and houses a sophisticated and efficient call center run by Karla Blalock. . Good news: B2B prospecting data is more accurate than you may think.
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
Karla Blalock is COO of PointClear , the prospect development company founded by Dan McDade. Given the enthusiastic reception given to my debut “most fascinating” list last year, let’s make a tradition of it. Here’s my fresh list of ten innovative thinkers and doers in the world—and I mean the wide world—of B2B marketing which, for most companies, involves a global scope. Our discipline is blessed with a lot of talent and plenty of new ideas.
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
McDade Is an entrepreneur whose company, PointClear , helps businesses improve their prospecting and lead nurturing. B2B Book Review marketing Dan McDade lead generation PointClear salesI spent 15 months as a sales manager, which was just long enough to learn how little aptitude I had for the job. The experience did give me an appreciation for the difficulty of selling, though.
JULY 10, 2013
July 10, 2013 – Industry experts pick top three social media tools via PointClear. News & Press
JULY 19, 2017
a prospect asked me, following our discussion about PointClear’s lead generation, qualification and nurturing services. Just ask Jim Norton, SVP of QGenda, a 3x PointClear client who recently brought us in on his first day on a new job. He knows first-hand what it takes to succeed: “If you want quality results, PointClear is best-in-class and my go-to for lead generation, qualification and nurturing for over 10 years.”. “What could derail this project?”
NOVEMBER 7, 2017
PointClear’s Kimmy Netterville has been nominated as one of the 40 Most Inspired Leaders in Sales Lead Management. 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. The Sales Lead Management Association announced today that nominations are now closed, and voting is open until Dec. 6, 2017. The list of winners will be posted on Dec. 15, 2017.
JANUARY 4, 2018
Look at this data from an actual PoinClear teleprospecting client: One source of leads was PointClear—we sent them only qualified leads and nurtured leads—at an average cost of $1,357.25. Leads from these sources, most of which will land in a black hole , all cost more than the PointClear qualified and nurtured leads. This table compares the cost per lead on outbound (PointClear Prospecting/Nurturing) to several other sources of inbound leads.
JUNE 9, 2017
PointClear is known for its perseverance. Here’s What PointClear Persistence Looks Like. Here’s another one: A services and technology company targeting the branding, design and advertising industry leverages PointClear’s account-based marketing services, including lead generation, qualification and nurture to keep their pipeline full of sales-qualified leads.
NOVEMBER 13, 2017
The result of these touches is what we call a disposition: PointClear's term for completing contact with a decision maker or company (some programs lend themselves to dispositioning by contact and some by company). Make it your mantra (like PointClear associates do). For one client, it takes 9.82 touches to engage with a prospect.
NOVEMBER 8, 2017
One client has retained PointClear at three different companies because our relationship jelled when I mentioned I had researched his passion for a medical condition he’d survived). For PointClear, a pipeline is a prospect that is just one or two additional actions away from being converted to a lead (20% to 25% of the time pipelines do become sales qualified leads). There’s plenty of mediocrity in lead generation—both in-house and outsourced.
JUNE 21, 2018
PointClear’s Lead/Revenue calculator can help you avoid that sinking feeling when you, as a marketing or sales leader, realize one day that you’re behind, and the quarter or year-end is looming. Below is a screen grab of the PointClear lead to revenue calculator using hypothetical numbers and followed by descriptions of the line items. PointClear’s Lead/Revenue calculator factors in metrics frequently ignored by others’.
OCTOBER 24, 2017
I invite you to subscribe to the PointClear blog so you never miss a post. In 2015, I wrote this blog for Sales & Marketing Magazine: Dead is Dead (in Sales & Marketing). It seemed like, suddenly, a lot of things were dying: cold calling was dead; telephone prospecting was dead; outbound marketing was dead … many said that even marketing was dead. Maybe I was just sensitive. I mean, I grew up at a time when Paul McCartney was supposedly dead (he, thankfully, lives on).
SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
The PointClear Relational Segmentation approach provides companies with the market intelligence they need to fully fund and roll out programs targeted to high-return segments. This model has increased individual campaign results at PointClear by up to 50 percent and simultaneously decreased costs by as much as 35 percent. B2B marketers are certainly aware that business marketing data degrades quickly. Most know that there is no such thing as a “good list”.
FEBRUARY 28, 2018
I’m often asked what kind of companies PointClear serves. But there’s a long answer too: PointClear provides lead generation, lead qualification and lead nurturing for a variety of companies. I spend a lot of time on the phone every day, talking to sales and marketing leaders—including prospects. The short answer is we work with B2B technology, healthcare, financial services and business services organizations, as well as manufacturers.
APRIL 11, 2018
One of PointClear’s business development representatives, working on behalf of a global software company, made 11 touches (calls, voicemails and emails) and his persistence paid off. As an example, PointClear targets two contacts within each account location. While the table above shows the cadence used to disposition a particular contact, the table below shows the production estimation of a PointClear business development associate.
DECEMBER 21, 2017
The PointClear Relational Segmentation (PCRS) approach provides companies with the market intelligence they need to fully fund and roll out programs targeted to high-return segments. This model has increased individual campaign results at PointClear by up to 50 percent and simultaneously decreased costs by as much as 35 percent. With today’s business instability and volatility, B2B marketers are well aware that business marketing data degrades quickly.
NOVEMBER 16, 2017
How do my colleagues at PointClear and I keep from falling into this trap? My PointClear peers and I have learned as lead generation professionals that adapting a prospect’s style of communication is helpful for immediate acceptance. The PointClear team would like to hear from you about your sales lead generation best practices. Jim Hall joined PointClear in 2014 with over 20 years of experience in consulting, sales, and business growth.
OCTOBER 14, 2011
PointClear sponsored the October 11, 2011 breakfast featuring speakers from Intertek Group, Deltek, Hitachi Data Systems and OppenheimerFunds, Inc. It's great to be home after a very productive trip to the Northeast. The Westin in Waltham did a great job and the setting was conducive to a lively event. Here are just a few notes I jotted down during the event: By the end of 2012, at least 25% of the content on websites will be video. Mobile will eclipse standard browsers by 2013.
OCTOBER 31, 2017
That’s essentially what PointClear clients do when they engage us for outsourced lead generation. “… because teams of talented operators have already demonstrated excellence in a specialized task or function, and it’s easier or cheaper to tap those teams than to create new teams of your own.”. These are the words of author and professor Sydney Finkelstein, whose article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal maintains that companies should hire teams, not individuals.
APRIL 18, 2013
Sales Sphere features relevant blog articles from PointClear''s online B2B sales circles. PointClear related: Powerviews with Dan Waldschmidt - Changing the Conversation. Keeping up to date on the latest innovations and opinions in sales can be time-consuming, especially in the the digital space. Are You Paying Enough Attention To Your Sales Teams? Sales teams are expensive, complex and powerful, so they should be made as productive as possible.
FEBRUARY 13, 2018
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. Our management team has an average 10 years’ experience with PointClear, and that longevity translates into added value for clients. Jim Obermayer is the founder of the Sales Lead Management Association , and host of the Funnel Radio Channel.
APRIL 12, 2011
PointClear is proud to be a sponsor of the first cartoon shown here, a lighthearted look at the “bigger box” solution for handling leads. At your desk and can’t make that physical change in latitude to get a change in attitude? 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.
APRIL 16, 2018
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. Traditionally few would contest who owns the pipeline in any organization. It’s referred to as the sales pipeline and it’s owned by sales people, right? But is this still true? With the advent of new marketing automation capabilities, AI apps and other technology, marketing is inserting itself deeper in the pipeline at almost every level.
AUGUST 29, 2013
Sales Sphere features relevant blog articles from PointClear''s online B2B sales circles. Keeping up to date on the latest innovations and opinions in sales can be time-consuming, especially in the the digital space. The Rise Of Inside Sales Is Shaking Up The Sales Pipeline. The most successful organizations are realizing the vision of sales 2.0, by using the data, metrics and predictability that inside sales has always been known for,” says Anneke Seley, CEO of Reality Works Group.
JANUARY 13, 2017
Assembled with input from ABM thought leaders, and via first-hand account-based marketing experiences with PointClear clients, this is your go-to source. ABM drives bigger, better deals. Most marketing and sales folks I talk to agree … in theory. Many are still trying to figure out how to put ABM principles in place. If you fall into this category, and are looking for actionable how-tos, take a look at the account-based marketing primer just published and available now on SlideShare.
JUNE 29, 2017
PointClear has proven methods for driving sales—and they’re discussed in detail in a white paper available for download now. Looking for a simple and seemingly magical solution to a complicated problem of growing revenue? You’ve come to the wrong place. But, if you’re seeking real answers to this age-old question, we have something for you. What we call our “silver bullets” aren’t a quick fix for what’s ailing your pipeline.
MARCH 14, 2011
Dan McDade, president and CEO of PointClear spoke at the BMA Atlanta luncheon on March 10 at Maggiano's. Dan McDade of PointClear gives his three tips to help bridge the gap between sales and marketing. The author of The Truth About Leads addressed the group of B2B marketers (ironically half sales, half marketing) about his philosophy for achieving marketing and sales alignment. He began by sharing some reasons the two entities may not be in sync: Lack of standard lead definition.
JUNE 20, 2013
Sales Sphere features relevant blog articles from PointClear''s online B2B sales circles. Keeping up to date on the latest innovations and opinions in sales can be time-consuming, especially in the the digital space. Will Google Glass Revolutionize Buying and Selling? In this article, Gerhard Gschwandtner raises an interesting question about Google’s latest technology, Google Glass. Will it bring another evolution in the ever-changing buying and sales processes?
JULY 10, 2012
We all wish we could predict the future, and for more than ten years PointClear has compared lead rates to the GDP in hopes of finding a way to predict future lead rates and, maybe, the GDP. So those companies capable of accurate segmentation, with savvy media strategies, on-target messaging and spot-on execution (including those companies that are clients of PointClear), can expect to stay ahead of the pack over the next six months.
JULY 25, 2013
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. Running A Successful Business Blog: Why It Pays to Post. Anthony Iannarino, founder of the popular blog The Sales Blog , shares his knowledge on how to create and maintain a successful blog that will drive traffic to your site and generate more leads.
FEBRUARY 23, 2018
What we’re doing seems to be working: The clients we’ve served (some for most of that time period) and the CMOs we’ve worked with (90% of our business is with marketing leaders who’ve done business with us before) will tell you that it’s PointClear’s combination of three things we do well that make a difference: An agile approach that includes adaptable lead management processes, testing and continuous improvement. At PointClear, our average associate is 50.
FEBRUARY 7, 2018
Lead generation companies like PointClear can no more overcharge companies for services than they can substantially reduce the cost of their services. How much should a lead cost? Understanding what goes into generating a high-quality B2B lead helps you determine whether you're getting a good deal.
APRIL 2, 2013
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. The B2B Marketing Advantage of LinkedIn. LinkedIn's network of groups is one of the best tools for business-to-business marketers looking to contribute to conversations related to their industry and establish themselves as thought leaders, according to WSJ’s Kate Mitchell.
AUGUST 15, 2013
Sales Sphere features relevant blog articles from PointClear''s online B2B sales circles. Keeping up to date on the latest innovations and opinions in sales can be time-consuming, especially in the the digital space. The Death of Salesmen is Overstated. Are salespeople relegated to the last one-third of the buying process? Popular opinion would have you believe that, however, recent research shows that buyer’s want sales involvement in early stage conversations—in fact they prefer it.
APRIL 4, 2013
PointClear''s staff and Sales Sphere features relevant blog articles from our digital circles about B2B sales. Staying current on the latest innovations and opinions in sales can be daunting, especially in the the digital space. Sales Coaching - The Use and Abuse of Modeling. According to Richard Ruff, co-founder of Sales Horizon, sales managers should demonstrate or model sales skills to reps.