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Lead Generation Specialist

Posted by Dan McDade on Aug 25, 2016 1:29:17 PM

Tags: B2B Marketing, Sales Process, B2B Sales, Prospect Development

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Is Your Funnel Full of Fool's Gold?

Lead Generation Specialist

Posted by Dan McDade on Aug 18, 2016 11:01:00 AM

Tags: B2B Marketing, Marketing Strategy, Account-Based Marketing

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Marketing is More than Automation

There is a back story to the development of the process called Account Based Marketing and that story was published in this blog by LeanData, Inc.:

“In 2003, Bev Burgess, SVP ITSMA Europe, was the host of a..

Lead Generation Specialist

Posted by Dan McDade on Aug 11, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Tags: Lead Generation, Cost Per Lead

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Why Cost per Lead is a Bad Way to Measure Your Return on Lead Generation Efforts

Shifting to Outcome-based Accountability and Revenue Metrics

While cost-per-lead measurement has been the de facto favorite for evaluating marketing programs, we are seeing radical and positive shifts in how..

Lead Generation Specialist

Posted by Dan McDade on Aug 9, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Tags: B2B Sales, Sales Training, Sales Leads

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Long-Term Leads Demand Attention Now

Near-Term Opportunities are Important, But So is Keeping the Pipeline Full

Your sales team likes nothing better than getting leads with a high probability of closing soon. So much so that many reps often ignore every..

Lead Generation Specialist

Posted by Matt Heinz on Aug 5, 2016 11:42:07 AM

Tags: B2B Marketing, Marketing Strategy

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What Does “Full Funnel Marketing” Really Mean?

The core idea behind this book is that marketers need to embrace and take responsibility for the entire sales funnel, not just the top half. It’s the new B2B imperative that marketers take full responsibility for the..

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