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Lead Generation Check list – Part 3: Develop your Ideal Customer Profile

I’ve started an eight-part series I’m calling the ‘Lead Generation Checklist.’ Each post in the series addresses a step that in my experience helps improve lead generation efforts. The first installment discussed changing your mindset to focus on conversations not campaigns. In Step Two, I discussed how to align sales and marketing as one team. […]

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Lead Generation Checklist – Part 1: The Mindset: Conversations, not campaigns

Building an effective lead generation program is kind of like baking a cake. There are certain ingredients that are absolutely necessary. You can tweak the recipe a little here and there adding your own special touches as long as you include the main components. Over the next few months, I want to offer you a […]

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8 Tips for generating high quality leads that sales people love

Ask most executives and marketers what salespeople need to sell in this economy and they will say, “more leads.” So their marketing and lead generation focuses on getting MORE leads to their sales team. But do you know how many of your leads are actually impacting the sales pipeline? We’ve done numerous lead qualification programs […]

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Lead Nurturing is Walking the Buying Path with Your Customers

Are you doing lead nurturing to help your customers walk their buying path? A recent study of B-to-B buyers shows that sales people who become trusted advisors and understand the needs of economic buyers are 69% more likely to come away with a sale! That’s why forming a plan for lead nurturing is such an […]

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Stop doing random acts of demand generation

I don’t know about you but I seldom meet a B2B marketer who has time to think. And it seems that the pressure keeps building as more of us seek to do more with less. That said, it’s vital for us to think before we execute. It’s not about doing more campaign activity… it’s about […]

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Announcing the B2B Roundtable Podcast

I’m hosting a new podcast show called B2B Roundtable Podcast. The show will focus on Advice + Inspiration for Marketing & Sales Leaders We’ll bring you actionable B2B marketing and sales lessons to help you get better results and drive growth. I’ll be interviewing the marketing and sales thought leaders on topics from B2B marketing, […]

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Using thought leader content as a lead generation tool

Demonstrating your expertise gives you an edge to combat commoditization by attracting more business and proactively building your reputation. This is especially important in generating positive word of mouth (WOM) too. As an expert, people and companies will seek you out when they have problems. You’ll evolve from a vendor that is simply selling products […]

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Why is lead nurturing like ripening bananas?

Imagine your marketplace is like a field of banana trees. Your marketing people are those who nurture and pick the bananas. Bananas are harvested when they are green, and they turn yellow as they ripen. Check out Chris Coleman’s book, “The Green Banana Papers.” Over 20 years of lead generation experience for 60 clients with […]

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