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Lead Capture Optimized: 201% increase in captured leads with clearer value proposition

I caught the end of Dr. Flint McGlaughlin’s Value Proposition Session at the Optimization Summit. In this Landing Page Optimization Workshop, Dr. McGlaughlin, Managing Director, MECLABS, taught the live audience here at the Denver Marriott Tech Center about a simple case study drawn from the MarketingExperiments research library. In the case study, Dr. McGlaughlin revealed […]

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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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Lead Nurturing based on personality and behavior, not job title

In my most recent research project, the MarketingSherpa 2012 Executive Guide to Marketing Personnel, we identified key behavioral and motivational differences between marketing specialists. Much of what we learned applies beyond HR and can improve your lead nurturing and sales efforts. The key to navigating your way to a sales-ready lead is navigating through individual […]

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How to Use Lead Scoring to Drive the Highest Return on Your Trade-Show Investment

In the B2B Marketing Benchmark Report, 1,745 marketing organizations revealed that trade shows took up the biggest chunk of their marketing budget – over 21%. Yet, they only ranked fourth in marketing effectiveness, under websites, SEOs, and emails. I suspect that part of the ROI problem may be due to improper prioritization. Smart marketers apply […]

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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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Lessons from my time as a B2B marketing coach

I just got back from this year’s round of MarketingSherpa B2B Summits in Boston and San Francisco, where I provided one-on-one coaching to attendees, marketers from Fortune 500 organizations, leading private companies, and emerging businesses. (You can read more about who attended here.) Frankly, I don’t know who walks away more enlightened – the marketers […]

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3 Tips to Reengage Stalled Marketing Qualified Leads Fast

Longer selling cycles and stalled deals are impeding sales funnels everywhere. Use these three tips to convert more leads into revenue: Use Sales Funnel-Specific Market Research If you really want to understand what’s happening with customers at a particular point in your funnel, then you have to ask them while the last interaction with you […]

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BNET Interviews Brian Carroll: ‘Focus on Helping, Not Closing’

Brian Carroll was interviewed by Phil Dobbie, BNET and CBS News. Brian reveals how to execute the kind of engaging lead-nurturing conversations that result in more and better-selling opportunities. Listen here, or review key points by following these timestamps: -21:20 How can salespeople strike the perfect balance between nurturing existing leads and getting more sales […]

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Cisco Video: Uncovering Trends and Best Practices in Lead Generation

This week I was in San Francisco doing a live, streamed presentation, Uncovering Trends and Best Practices in Lead Generation, for Cisco. It’s part of their on-going Partner Velocity Program which provides in-person events, in-depth resources, and online marketing tutorials to their value-added resellers worldwide. I believe Cisco sets the standard for how to engage […]

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