How To Turn Sales Leads Into Monster Sales Effectiveness (No, It’s Not a Halloween Trick)

How To Turn Sales Leads Into Monster Sales Effectiveness (No, It’s Not a Halloween Trick)
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An effective sales team turns leads into concrete wins, but a witch’s brew or a fairy godmother can’t make this happen overnight (no matter what time of the year it is). Monster sales effectiveness happens when there is a shift in thinking and not just by following a list of actions. How, you ...

Telesales can be the start of a successful lead generation campaign – when you have the right demand generation company working for you. The 360 Leads Black Report found that 44.7% of top performing companies rank telesales as their best lead generation channel. When you combine direct mail, digital marketing and a targeted campaign that gets your business ...

Winning new customers builds internal enthusiasm and turns sales champions into company heroes. A Bain & Company study highlights that increasing customer retention by 5% can increase profitability by 25% to 95%. Within the US credit card industry, Forbes reports that providers deal with annual churn rates of 20%. Imagine the massive profitability of retaining even the top quartile ...

Brilliant marketers understand that qualified sales leads often start in the marketing department. According to The Black Report™, a global lead generation study by 360 Leads, 72.8% of companies that excel at lead generation have a well-defined, clearly articulated value proposition. These companies know their story, and how to tell it. Articulating the difference that a company ...

If you're wondering how you or your sales force can do a little better, you might be surprised to learn that sales effectiveness isn't all about product knowledge. It's about sales knowledge. And a lead generation company’s most successful clients have sales cultures that get it. And in turn, they get big results. Do ...

There is no question that being the #1 brand in your category is what every company strives for. Some of our clients are exactly that and some are trying hard to be. And because we serve both types of clients as a lead generation company, we can tell you that if you're smart about your sales ...

A sales team is only as good as their pipeline. How your company obtains new business leads and grows existing clients is based on the opportunities, database and relationships your sales team has with qualified prospects. The biggest misconception is that a full pipeline is a healthy pipeline. That is not always the case. Lead ...

In The Black Report™, our global study on sales lead generation, marketers selected digital lead generation as their top lead generation channel, while salespeople selected outbound telesales as their top channel. We say they’re both right, but the important question remains: how do you turn digital traffic into real bona fide sales leads? The ...

Telemarketing. Some might classify it as the underbelly of sales and marketing, filled with companies using offshore low-cost, high-volume call centres and reciting poorly developed scripts trying to sell something that somebody doesn't really want. This lead generation stereotype has created a fear in many marketers of using the telephone as a sales and lead ...

To the uninitiated, direct mail is junk mail. It's simply flyers, postcards and papers that end up in the garbage. 'Light your money on fire', 'it's the digital age', 'direct mail doesn't work', they say. We hate to burst the naysayers' bubble, but they are just flat wrong. That isn't to say there aren't horrible ...

When it comes to new sales, the right data lists are crucial. Inaccurate data could mean an out-of-date list or worse, improper targeting. In The Black Report™, our global sales lead generation study, 36.8% of respondents rated data list quality issues as a key barrier to success. There is no question that the best prospect "list" ...

Quality sales leads come from quality data. The Black Report™ found that 36.8% of respondents think data list quality issues are a major reason company lead generation programs don’t deliver enough qualified sales leads. But that can change. For long-term company growth, it’s important to maintain your sales data health by scrubbing for quality ...

Sales leads are critical to every company's survival. Some buyers don’t require much effort to close because they know what they want, but these quick win sales are a small percentage of the larger whole. Most leads don't convert into sales, and poor lead nurturing can be blamed for that. Leaving new sales leads ...

What is the appeal of social media for brands? Engaging customers? Starting conversations? Building communities? Not quite. Till recently, social media attracted marketers in large part because it was a totally free form of lead generation. Of course, that’s changed. Now, if you want your brand messaging to get eyeballs and interactions, you’ve ...

The one thing sales and marketing departments agree on is their greatest challenge: generating more qualified sales leads. Still, many marketing personnel believe their role to be independent of sales or are unsure of how their role contributes to sales. Indeed, The Black Report found that marketers believe their sales lead generation activities are 35% more ...

In The Black Report, a recent global study by 360 Leads, senior executives and sales leaders responded to survey questions regarding their sales lead generation success. The results suggested that the foremost reason sales lead generation efforts miss their targets was their CEO not fostering success. 58.1% of respondents felt they were allocated insufficient resources and another 47.3% ...

The number of sales leads a business needs is a great point of contention between sales and marketing teams within an organization. Sales executives always find they could use more to keep the sales funnel flowing, while marketing executives believe they’re providing enough. In fact, marketing professionals say their lead generation activities are 35% more ...

A steady flow of sales leads is the livelihood of every organization. Whether it is top of mind in an organization or not, companies require lead generation to operate. Lead generation should be at the core of every business. Sometimes the marketing and sales teams face internal obstacles that don’t foster an environment conducive ...

To be effective in meeting annual sales targets, a salesperson often needs to focus on countless miscellaneous tasks to ensure a consistently full pipeline. There is a lot of legwork involved in generating leads that a sales person must do to drum up sales leads for a company, but has nothing to do with closing ...