What is a Marketing-Qualified Lead? What MQL Really Means

Act-On

How about a Sales Qualified Opportunity (SQO)? Let’s define aspects of the terms MQL, SAL, and SQO in a way that allows you and your team the best chance for success. Defining an SQO from an SAL can be a simple process. SQO – Sales Qualified Opportunity.

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A Painless Guide to Planning a Marketing Budget

Modern Marketing

o SAL to SQO 75% (Sales Qualified Opportunity). o SQO to Win 25%. o Inquiry to SQO 120 days. o SQO to Win 90 days. To get those 20 closed deals I need to generate 80 SQOs (because my SQO to close rate is 25%). To get those 80 SQOs, I need 100 Sales Accepted Leads (because I have a 75% SAL to SQO rate); to get those 100 SALs I need 500 Marketing Qualified Leads; to get those 500 MQLs I need 5,000 inquiries.

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Everything You Need to Generate, Score, and Nurture Leads with Video

Vidyard

Meeting those MQL, SAL, and SQO goals each month is what keeps you up at night and what you wake up thinking about. Did you know that marketers who use video for lead generation see 19% lower cost per lead than those who don’t?

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Survey Finds Growth in Pipelines and Sales Cycles for B2B Lead.

Industrial Marketing Today

So the waterfall concept is Inquiry > MQL > SAL > SQO > Close. Given the current state of the economy, I find companies in the industrial sector only recognizing SAL’s and SQO’s.

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