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360topline / perspectives on B2B sales lead generation.

360topline / perspectives on B2B sales lead generation.

360topline / perspectives
on B2B sales lead generation.

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20 Feb 2019

Not all B2B sales leads are created equal

By 360 Leads

There are warm B2B sales leads, hot sales leads and those that are just simply not really B2B sales leads at all. So, how do you know the difference between what’s hot and what’s not? “There are three main things to consider when determining the quality of an initial sales lead”, says Christine Britsas, Regional

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12 Feb 2019

A B2B lead generation campaign low-tech e-mail solution

By 360 Leads

In a B2B lead generation campaign, low-tech tactics can offer serious upgrades to high-tech solutions – especially when it comes to results. Recently, Leigh-Ann Clarke, VP and General Manager of 360 Leads and our sister company, Clever Samurai covered this high-tech/low-tech topic in an article for Direct Marketing Magazine. Specifically, how a e-mail lead generation

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04 Feb 2019

In lead generation video killed the radio star

By 360 Leads

B2B sales lead generation comes in different forms. 360 Leads is fortunate to have varied means to support our clients in generating more qualified sales leads. One way that we’ve found successful has been through the production of online video, usually part of a broader sales lead generation campaign. According to Google, 70 per cent

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b2b lead generation
22 Jan 2019

Lead generation buyer personas, why and how to create them

By 360 Leads

Lead generation buyer personas are shorthand for the different types of individuals most likely to buy your products or services – basically fictional examples of your ideal customers, like IT Irene, Mechanic Mike, or Builder Bryan. Why are they helpful? Because having a deep understanding of who your target sales leads are will increase the

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sales lead generation
17 Jan 2019

B2B sales lead generation needs a real point of difference.

By 360 Leads

How many companies struggle with finding the answer of ‘how do I get my sales people to sell more?’ Maybe if I get them more sales appointments, get them more B2B sales leads, get them support from an inbound lead generation program – yes, then they will sell more. All of that is quite probably

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04 Jan 2019

Debunking the telesales stereotype

By 360 Leads

Your next customer is only a call away. That is, if you or your lead generation company picks up the phone. Needless to say, because of this, telemarketing or telesales gets a bad rep; those poorly-scripted calls are made in the hundreds if not thousands, from disengaged people focused on quantity and not quality. It’s

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01 Oct 2018

Artificial intelligence will change lead generation forever

By 360 Leads

Sales lead generation has always been an inherently human activity but with the advent of artificial intelligence (AI) applications, companies are going to be rewiring their B2B lead generation tactics. Here are two key ways AI can assist marketers in capturing sales leads. Personalization Big data is being captured in unprecedented ways and in massive

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01 Oct 2018

Questions to ask a lead generation company

By 360 Leads

Whatever your sales and marketing funnel looks like, if you don’t get enough qualified leads, sales will dry up and revenue will fall flat. If you are in this position, it might be time to consider hiring a lead generation company who will help combine sales lead generation and marketing strategy to help you sell

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19 Jun 2018

Using LinkedIn boosts your sales leads

By 360 Leads

When generating B2B leads you’ll need to go to where the leads are, and nowadays, that’s on social media. According to the Black Report, social media accounts for 26.8% of a B2B company’s success. Using it to tap into interested prospects for your business can be a powerful resource. But what’s the best platform to

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02 Feb 2018

How does a sales lead generator get results

By 360 Leads

In our last 360 Leads blog, we dispelled the negative connotations around telesales and explained why it’s an effective lead generation channel. No one knows this better than a sales lead generator. They are on the front lines (and on the phone lines) putting this method into practice everyday for 360 Leads and our clients. From

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22 Jan 2018

Debunking the telesales and appointment setting sterotype

By 360 Leads

Your next customer is only a call away. That is, if you or your lead generation company picks up the phone. Needless to say, because of this, telemarketing or telesales gets a bad rep; those poorly-scripted calls are made in the hundreds if not thousands, from disengaged people focused on quantity and not quality. It’s

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lead generation companies
27 Nov 2017

The two things you’re overlooking in lead generation

By 360 Leads

There are five weeks left in 2017. Did you hit your targets? Have you increased your leads? Did you grow your business the way you envisioned? As the year comes to a close it may be time to re-evaluate your lead generation strategy – and it might start with partnering with a lead generation company. Only

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04 Oct 2017

Lead generation that takes telesales to the next level

By 360 Leads

Telesales can be the start of a successful lead generation campaign – when you have the right lead 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

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28 Sep 2017

Reduce churn and increase profits

By 360 Leads

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

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lead generation companies
28 Aug 2017

The best marketing strategy might be sales lead generation

By 360 Leads

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

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14 Jul 2017

How to outsmart the big wigs

By 360 Leads

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

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lead generation
04 Jul 2017

3 steps to turn lists into sales leads

By 360 Leads

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”

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b2b lead generation
26 Jun 2017

How healthy is your sales lead data?

By 360 Leads

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 and investing

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29 May 2017

Three letters that make or break sales efforts: CEO

By 360 Leads

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

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b2b lead generation
03 Apr 2017

Why salespeople shouldn’t generate sales leads

By 360 Leads

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

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