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B2B Marketing: Why Marketing shouldn’t promise BANT qualified leads for Sales

Many marketers use a model for lead qualification based on these four key characteristics called BANT. However, we should focus more on building bridges of understanding between these two departments. Let’s start by creating a common language for lead qualification that makes more sense than BANT.

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Why Marketing Qualified Leads (MQLs) Create Confusion

SiriusDecisions made a brilliant contribution to B2B marketing several years ago when they created their Demand Waterfall. That “waterfall” is a metaphor for key funnel stages. It seems like everyone I talk to who works in the technology industry, which is an early adopter of marketing innovations, uses the Demand Waterfall framework. The concept is […]

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Four Reasons Why Funnels Are a Marketer’s Best Friend

Funnels are like the central nervous system of the best sales organizations. Few marketing departments depend on funnels to run their business the way sales leaders do. Yes, messaging, segmentation, branding, and numerous other considerations are extremely important. But no tool can impact financial performance for marketing as much as a funnel. There are four […]

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A lead generation fable for sales

Imagine you are sales rep stranded in a desert.  There is no civilization visible and worse still, you have no food or water. After three days of walking, you are cramping up – overcome with exhaustion and dehydration.  The wind beats fine sand against your exposed face and neck. “One more sand dune,” you say, […]

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