Lead gen is a never ending task for B2B marketers. In order to grow your revenue, you need to find a large number of qualified leads. But that’s not enough. You also need to have a strategy in place to quickly move them through your sales funnel from lead to customer. Continue reading
ZoomInfo is sponsoring LeadsCon in New York at The Marriot Marquis on August 14-15.
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!
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.
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.
Knowing and understanding who your prospects and customers are is essential to building more profitable marketing campaigns. In addition to knowing names, email addresses, phone numbers, industries, and titles, it’s important to know who these people are, how they engage with your organization, their needs and interests, and where they are in the sales process. Once you understand the data, you can begin to develop buyer personas and better leverage lead scoring. Continue reading