Marketers today are constantly reminded that the company needs more sales leads . . . now. Unfortunately, that immediacy quite often is at the direct expense of quality. A flood of ordinary, everyday leads does not mean that successful sales will follow. The challenge, therefore, is to tailor and adopt lead generation programs that will increase the odds of creating better sales leads, ultimately resulting in long-term, happy and profitable customers.
There are many aspects to consider when creating a lead generation program. Brian J. Carroll, author of Lead Generation for the Complex Sale, breaks down how to properly plan a lead generation program that is sustainable and produces results by keeping 8 critical factors in mind.
Until now, “lead generation” was associated with direct mail campaigns, sometimes supported by a flashy website, sporadic trade show appearances, intense e-mail blasts or stabs at telemarketing, but with very little if any special attention brought to bear on the complex sale.
So what are the 8 critical success factors for lead generation?
Conversation, not campaign
Sales and marketing as a team
An ideal customer profile
A universal lead definition
An effective lead management process
A foundational database
Integrated multimodal tactics
Consistent lead nurturing
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