The majority of B2B content to generate leads is gated, meaning to get access to information, users must submit some of their personal details. But is this the best approach? Consider that once you’ve put the final touches on a white paper or a case study and you’re ready to unleash it on the world,Read More
360topline™ / perspectives on B2B sales lead generation.
360topline™ / perspectives on B2B sales lead generation.
360topline™ / perspectives
on B2B sales lead generation.
There are warm 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 SalesRead More
In lead generation, 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 campaign and e-mailRead More
To thrive in today’s world, companies need to move beyond the customer journey. To reach their full potential and earn loyal clients for life, companies need to maintain a permanent presence in the lives of their customers, an endless relationship not confined to separate episodes of actively considering a purchase. This is as true forRead More
B2B Lead generation is a massive industry, with countless verticals capturing qualified leads that can be sold to companies looking to acquire new customers. But according to The Black Report, only 17.3 per cent of companies actually reach their lead generation targets. There are different lead generation verticals geared to different industries, but the mostRead More
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 theRead More
The new year is for new beginnings and if your lead generation needs a reboot, now’s the right time to give it the attention it needs so the year ahead will be a success. Here are some helpful tips for the coming year. Review your successes (and flops) What were your goals for 2018? DidRead More
Being active and engaging with new leads and prospects is a good way to fill your sales pipeline and garner new business, but how often are you measuring the performance of your lead generation campaign? There are several metrics to track in lead generation. The key is to map out your goals and prioritize theRead More
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 massiveRead More
Direct mail might seem so last century, but it has an enduring appeal, especially in this age of digital everything. Believe it or not, people enjoy taking a break, dimming their devices and picking up actual, physical mail. If nothing else, there’s an element of surprise, even though it’s sometimes tempered by disappointment. Still, beingRead More
Despite the cold weather, there is a lot to feel warm about in February. From Valentine’s Day to Family Day, Lunar New Year for some cultures and even cheering on our nation’s team at the Winter Olympics, there is a great sense of building community and nurturing relationships. In lead generation, relationships are the basis forRead More
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. FromRead More
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 retainingRead More
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 someRead More
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. LeadRead More
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 keyRead More
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 leadRead More
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 got toRead 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 toRead More
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 closingRead More