The relationship between sales and marketing is often a sore topic. Greater alignment between the two requires developing a well-articulated process, supported by technology, that guides how sales and marketing work together.
The benefit of process and data is that, generally, both are objective. Data doesn’t have any personal feelings about the results of a marketing campaign; process isn’t listening in on phone calls with prospects. Because of this, many organizations have implemented sales accepted lead (SAL) stages into their demand generation strategy.Read more
Lead follow-up. Sales and marketing teams know the importance of following up with every inbound lead, yet it continues to be a problem for most organizations. Is Sales focusing only on the hot leads and ignoring the rest? Or is Marketing dropping the ball when it comes to nurturing and qualifying leads?
In our upcoming webinar on January 23, 2018 at 11 am PT (2pm ET), Nancy Nardin of Smart Tools and Matt Heinz of Heinz Marketing will duke it out and get to the bottom of lead follow-up failure. Who will be victorious in this epic battle between sales and marketing?Read more
How companies follow up with inbound leads can drastically impact their sales funnel and ability to convert prospects into customers. For this third annual Sales Effectiveness report, we take a first-hand look into how companies follow up on their leads and contrast these results with their performance in previous years.
More than 800 different-sized companies across 13 industries were secret shopped over the span of three months. See which industry stands out on the “4 P’s” of sales effectiveness – Promptness, Personalization, Persistence, and Performance – and learn what measures your sales team can take to boost lead engagement.
Get the full 2017 Sales Effectiveness report, free.Read more
Please join us for this engaging webinar with Kerry Cunningham of SiriusDecisions and Gary Gerber of Conversica, as they discuss how Demand Unit thinking, coupled with AI-powered tools, is forever changing what it means to be an effective marketer.
Get the details for this upcoming webinar and register here.Read more
LeadsCon’s Connect to Convert is the lead industry’s only roll-up-your-sleeves educational conference and exposition dedicated entirely to the most effective and emerging sectors of the lead generation industry.
Gary Gerber, head of Product Marketing at Conversica, and Roman Vinfield, President of Assure Funding will be featured speakers at this year’s conference.Read more
Artificial Intelligence is a hot topic of discussion these days, with words such as ‘Machine Learning’ and ‘NLP’ often thrown into the mix. But what do they all mean? And what can these types of technology do? If what you know about AI comes from movies like Ex Machina and IRead more
CenturyLink is an $18 billion company and the third largest telecommunications provider in the U.S. Check out this short video on how they use Conversica’s AI-powered sales assistant to connect and engage with 90,000 leads per quarter!Read more
“The more you spend in haste, the less effect can be traced, the less facts that are faced, oh, the dollars we waste!” If you aren’t familiar, that’s Dr. Seuss.
The Good Doctor was right, auto dealers spend considerably on marketing and advertising in an effort to grow our business, yet we fail to plan and are often unaware of what we’re actually getting for our money. This is a 90 Day Challenge to get you to focus on the RIGHT metrics: Effective Lead Cost Effective Lead Engagement Rate to get you to wisely spend your marketing and advertising dollars!
Did you know that one in three companies actually fail to follow up on their inbound leads? Or that two out of three companies give up after two or fewer tries, even when research indicates that the optimum number of contacts should be five to eight? These results, and others from our recent survey onRead moreRead more
This Week’s Webinar: The Shocking Truth about Lead Follow-Up!Read more
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