Category Archives: B2B Sales Lead Gen

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Going Beyond the Business Card

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Marketers and sales people have depended on business cards for too long! You collect piles of contacts from trade shows, conferences, and other business events, which you have to manually input into a CRM. You keep the cards in heaping piles in case you need to refer back to them, but would you even be able to find the one you’re looking for?

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Learn More About Lead Generation & How to Improve Lead Scoring at LeadsCon!

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ZoomInfo is sponsoring LeadsCon in New York at The Marriot Marquis on August 14-15.

10322790_782666168424167_4947296355613569515_n Stop by booth #504 to learn how ZoomInfo can help your company:
  • Generate more B2B leads
  • Leverage lead scoring
  • Target your best buyers
  • Clean & grow your B2B database
  • Gain deeper insights on existing contacts & prospects
  • Get the full picture on incoming leads
  • And more!
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Simple Steps to Empower Your Sales Team

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Sales force compensation is the largest marketing investment for most B2B companies. In fact, U.S. companies spend over $800 billion on it each year. Traditionally, sales teams have been incentivized a bit differently than the rest of employees. They are on the front lines talking to customers, battling to bring in revenue for your company. Their efforts have been quantified based on the revenue they bring in. We often think of sales people as a different breed of employees: competitive, driven, and motivated by money. Continue reading

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The Importance of Sales & Marketing Alignment

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Sales and marketing are inherently connected. The sales team relies on content and lead generation from marketing and the marketing team needs sales people to carry out marketing strategies. They both share the same overall goal: to increase revenue for the company. The challenge is to align the sales and marketing departments so that they can efficiently work towards that goal.

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B2B Lead Nurturing

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What is Lead Nurturing?

Most leads aren’t sales-ready when you first contact them. Lead nurturing is a process through which you can maintain a relationship with those leads, track them, and develop them into sales-ready leads rather than letting them go cold.

Why Nurture Leads?

73 % of sales leads are not sales-ready when they enter the top of the funnel but 65% of B2B marketers have not established lead nurturing campaigns. This leaves a lot of room for those leads to go cold over time. These leads aren’t ready to purchase just yet. But don’t forget that there’s a huge opportunity to create a relationship with potential future customers. Remember, they became a lead for a reason and saw inherent value in something you offered. Creating and nurturing long lasting relationships with these leads can help establish trust and loyalty for your organization. Additionally, you can ensure that these contacts are clean and up-to-date by engaging with them as part of a B2B nurture campaign.

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The Value Of Big Data

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value-of-big-dataWhat is Big Data?

Big Data encompasses all of the structured and unstructured data that can be found, measured, and analyzed. Where is this data coming from? It can be found through transactions, social media, sensor and M2M data, federal, state, local, and public records, and a variety of other sources. Big data includes all of the information people populate manually as well as the information that can be found about people and businesses. The amount of personal and enterprise information available is growing exponentially in an increasingly technologically-driven world. So what’s the big deal about big data? It isn’t just about dealing with more data than before – big data is characterized by velocity, variety, and variability (the 3 V’s). Continue reading
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How to Identify Business Growth Opportunities Using Existing B2B Data

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business-growth-opportunitiesWhether you know it or not, business growth opportunities exist within your B2B database. Chances are, your database is full of contacts from years’ worth of trade shows, conferences, and other business events. But beyond knowing where these people came from, do you know anything else, such as who they are, how they engage with your organization, their needs and interests, and where they are in the sales process? Continue reading
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ZoomInfo can help you reach your target! Find out how at the SiriusDecisions Summit

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ZoomInfo is sponsoring the SiriusDecisions Summit, which is taking place Wednesday, May 21 - Friday, May 23, 2014, in Orlando, Florida.

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Revisiting the basics of lead generation

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Lead generation or, in other words, finding new customers, is essential for any business to survive. But every now and then, I believe it is a good idea, for any organization, to revisit its lead generation strategies. One of the ways I like to think about it is by going over a list of all the possible strategies that might be available for lead generation. The marketing team at ZoomInfo thought that it would be a great idea to compile this list and make it available to our readers as well. While many of us might be the lead generation ninjas, it never hurts to go through the ever evolving lead generation strategies once again. The new guide that we have published covers all the basic concepts of lead generation, including 'what is a lead?' and 'how to define a lead for your organization?'. I would encourage you to download this free resource and use it as best as possible, but I would also like to give a sneak peek of our latest guide. Continue reading
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ZoomInfo for Small Businesses

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One of the biggest challenges Small Businesses face is acquiring new customers or leads. Having once been a small business owner myself, I couldn't emphasize this more. You might have heard about many strategies and tools that are available in the market for lead generation. But the problem is that as a small business, working with these tools is often difficult, as you have a number of limitations, such as finite manpower, infrastructure constraints and limited budget. Continue reading
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