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What is lead generation?

Lead generation describes the marketing strategy of developing and capturing interest in a product or service to develop a sales pipeline. Demand Generation and lead generation are connected. Often Lead generation uses multiple digital channels. Lead generation has been undergoing dramatic changes in recent years from the rise of social media, content marketing, and inside sales.

Must read lead generation articles

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How B2B marketers can get fresh ideas from B2C

Learn how to get B2B inspiration insights and tactics from your B2C marketing peers that you can use to aid your lead generation and demand generation efforts with 2 examples. When it comes to digital marketing, regardless of whether you’re selling to people who are purchasing something for their workplace or themselves, you’re still selling to people.

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Direct Marketing: 6 steps to drive more through sales pipeline

Despite print media taking a hit in the digital age, prospects are still paying attention to print. Joy Gendusa, Founder and CEO, Postcardmania, and Ken Pikulik, Director of Process and Strategy, ResponsePoint, have learned to expertly combine the best of old techniques with new technology. They offer these tips to help you do the same.

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3 Steps that Helped Skyline Exhibits Increase New Product Sales by 18%

During the economic downturn, most companies were scaling back and avoiding risk, Skyline Exhibits, a global trade show exhibit company, decided to go the opposite direction and invest in innovation. It was a smart move, considering that Skyline: Became the smallest company ever to win the Product Development and Management Association’s prestigious Outstanding Corporate Innovator […]

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Intro to Lead Generation: How to determine if a lead is qualified

Dear Daniel, First of all, happy new year! I thank you so much for your complete and interesting feedback. It has been very useful for me. Just one thing: may you give me some objective parameters to define a lead as qualified? I found so many definitions, and I’d like to ask for your support […]

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Why 75% of Marketers Are Experiencing Lead Generation Pain and How to Stop It Before It’s Too Late

The precursor of change is always pain. For most of us over the past four years, our marketplace has inflicted varying levels of it as we have slogged through the most challenging economic climate since the Great Depression. This is apparently not enough to make marketers and sales professionals embrace change and develop a formal […]

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B2B Public Relations: 7 tactics to pull more leads into the funnel

If your organization’s marketing and public relations teams aren’t working hand in glove, you’re missing a key lead generation opportunity. That’s the word from three experts in B2B PR and marketing: Wendy Marx, president of Marx Communications, a B2B public relations firm; she blogs about B2B communications for Fast Company Laura Sturaitis, Executive Vice President […]

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Lead Scoring: How to pick the right ingredients for high ROI

Marketers use lead scoring to slice all the potential deals in their pipelines and serve the sales team what it’s hungry for — leads that are ready to buy. Values are assigned to each prospect based on attributes like authority, title, vertical and timing to buy, as well as behavior. For example, did the person: […]

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