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Teleprospecting: When marketing lead response time is a priority (and when it’s not)

When you’re converting inquiries into qualified leads, it’s widely believed that time is of the essence. Even research published in the Harvard Business Review says you’re almost seven times more likely to qualify a lead if you respond by phone within five minutes than if you respond an hour later. That’s why, when one of […]

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Introduction to Lead Management

Generating leads is an important B2B marketing goal, but what happens once those leads are in the pipeline? This blog post addresses the challenge of lead management. Brian Carroll defines lead management, explains why it is so important in the complex sale and outlines the various elements in lead management, including people, process and technology.

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Lead Generation: Does your teleprospecting deliver value to prospects?

Lead generation teleprospecting is the art of acquiring sales-ready leads for a sales staff. But when it comes to communicating an organization’s value and credibility, asking the right questions and relieving any anxiety those potential leads may have are key to a campaign’s success.

Read on to learn more about how you can use testing and optimization principles to aid your teleprospecting efforts.

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B2B Sales and Marketing: How a staffing company gained 242 qualified leads in just three months in a new market

Opening a new division in a new city for any company can be a challenge, especially with lead generation. TERRA Staffing Group, having a strong reputation in Seattle, found itself in new territory when it opened offices in Portland, Ore. By hiring a lead generation company, more prospects were interested due to their teleprospecting efforts.

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B2B Marketing: 6 essentials for testing your teleprospecting

For years, marketers have been testing messages on emails, websites and pay-per-click ads to determine which ones drive the most sales. But what about teleprospecting? Chances are, some of your call centers are already testing informally to figure out how to resonate with customers. Read on for six essentials for testing your teleprospecting that you can use aid your marketing efforts.

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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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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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How to Get the CEO to Support Your Next Marketing Plan

Do you feel you have the full support of your CEO for your marketing plan? I caught up with with a colleague who coaches marketers. He has a lot of experience to offer but he often feels like his hands are tied. He voiced his frustration to me: “Nearly everyone I talked to say they […]

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Top Takeaways B2B Roundtable Webinars

I can’t stress this enough: when it comes to marketing, if we’re not constantly learning, we’re going to find ourselves left behind faster than ever. Some people say I’m an expert in B2B lead generation because I wrote a book on it, but you know what? I am astonished by what I didn’t know then […]

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