Or if you’ve only got a couple of minutes, here are 3 tips to help you achieve lead enlightenment:
1. Get aligned
No ifs, no buts. It’s essential that sales and marketing work together in total harmony and with regular check-ins to make sure it’s a finely tuned operation. Marketing needs to know what sales want and sales need to know what marketing are up to. If marketing aren’t sending the right leads to the sales team, there’s something amiss. Review and optimise regularly.
2. Score your leads
This is the quickest way to see who’s really engaged based on their activities and who’s not quite ready for the call yet. Use lead scoring to rank the validity, engagement and priority of your leads. Marketo is an amazing tool that can allow you to set triggers, filters and capture ‘interesting moments’, all allowing you to make the most of your data and fine tune your scoring models to get the best results.
3. Refine and Optimise
This is a living entity that will develop over time and you need to constantly review and recallibrate. Use the feedback loop between sales + marketing to be clear on what is and isn’t working from a lead generation perspective, and why. Once you’ve got that insight you’ll be much better positioned act on the increased relevancy of your leads and guide them confidently through the funnel.
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