In order for a sales department to trust marketing’s leads, lead scoring needs to be a priority. Without it, many hot leads get tossed out with the cold leads. That’s a waste of time, money, and opportunity. According to the Lenskold Group, 68% of top marketers report lead scoring as most responsible for improving the revenue contribution of content marketing.
For more information on how you can use lead scoring to provide your sales team with the most qualified leads, read this guide.
Lead scoring is an objective ranking of one sales lead against another. This helps align the right follow-up to the corresponding inquiry. Learn how lead scoring can improve alignment and collaboration between marketing and sales teams.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Feb 11, 2019
Beyond the time-saving and efficiency benefits, marketing automation enables business processes that are essential to any modern marketing department. For B2B companies, this includes lead nurturing, lead scoring, and lead lifecycle management. For B2C companies, it includes cross-sell, up-sell, and customer loyalty. And for all companies, it includes marketing ROI analytics.
Nurture relationships with leads that aren't ready to buy. On average, only 20% of leads are sales-ready when they first come in. This means you need a disciplined process – known as lead nurturing – to develop qualified leads until they are sales-ready. Done well, nurturing can result in 50% more sales leads at 33% lower cost per lead.
Retain and extend customer relationships. The marketer's job is far from finished once someone becomes a customer. For most industries, the real value comes from retaining and deepening the customer relationship over time. This includes selling more of the same product to the cus
Why are the majority of all sales leads (as many as 80 percent!) never followed up? Download this e-book and discover a 10-step process for transforming your current lead management process from a challenge into a competitive advantage.
This white paper examines 5 key areas of integrated sales and marketing funnel economics, and provides examples of how marketing departments drive qualified sales opportunities and revenue that will affect how their organizations grow revenue.
In an industry as competitive as digital marketing, standing out in the crowd can be difficult. Want to position your agency to attract qualified leads and convert them into long-term customers? Download this guide; find out how!
Published By: ReadyTalk
Published Date: Sep 19, 2014
Marketing teams are now expected to churn out a nonstop stream of qualified leads for their sales departments. Webinars should be a tactic every marketer uses. This paper will help you establish best practices during webinar production, promotion, delivery and follow up as you identify and qualify sales leads. The included tips assume a business-to-business.
Published By: ReadyTalk
Published Date: Sep 24, 2014
Webinars are used by 62% of B2B marketing professionals, and they generate, on average, 20 - 40% of qualified leads from webinar registrants.
The calculator below will help you identify what your webinar program is costing you and then offer some suggestions for better ROI.
Marketing automation delivers a multitude of advantages and opportunities, including improved operational efficiencies, reduced costs, marketing and sales alignment, more (and more qualified) leads, and increased revenues.
Lead Generation is the top priority for marketing directors in 2009. More importantly, marketers are being charged with defending their budgets and demonstrating real ROI for their marketing programs. Use this How-To Guide to learn how other world-class companies are developing lead generation infrastructures that automate key processes, measure results, and provide a steady flow of qualified leads their sales organizations.
In these trying times, no greater low-hanging-fruit opportunity exists than implementing a successful lead-nurturing program. But, creating one requires careful thought and planning – which this paper outlines. What are some key steps your organization should take to building a successful program? What marketing-platform capabilities should you consider to help you get the results you want? Get the answers today!
Marketing has long worked to support their sales teams by providing them with a steady flow of qualified leads. The use of agreed upon criteria for defining a qualified lead has resulted in a reduction of historical challenges in lead follow-up, but has yielded high volumes of unqualified leads.