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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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Sales-Marketing Alignment: How consistent messaging helped ADP engage customers at a faster pace

In many organizations, Marketing and Sales tell the same story from very different perspectives, resulting in inconsistent messaging reach prospects. Read on for a high-level breakdown of the five-step process ADP used to achieve Sales-Marketing alignment and to engage customers at a faster pace.

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Lead Optimization: 10 audience questions answered

Lead optimization is the core of revenue optimization – making as much money as possible from your time, energy and resources. In response to many questions following a recent webinar, “Optimizing the Lead: A data-driven optimization process that goes beyond lead capture,” Brian Carroll sat down and answered 10 of the audience-submitted answers.

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Lead Nurturing: 9 questions answered on lead qualification, nurturing, and Marketing-Sales alignment

A couple of weeks ago, I presented an American Marketing Association webcast, “The One-Two Punch of Effective Lead Engagement: Accurate Lists and Powerful Content” (a replay of the webcast is posted below). The nearly 500 attendees had so many excellent questions that my webcast could have easily been an hour longer. That’s why I decided […]

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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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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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Four Steps to Convince CEOs that Demand Generation Should be a Marketing, Not a Sales, Function

For most of us, the phrase “demand generation” conjures up things like campaigns, trade shows, and the corporate website. But what about sales prospecting? Despite all the newfangled marketing automation tools, most CEOs increase the funding for demand generation by authorizing the expansion of the sales organization. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Books like SNAP Selling, […]

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