For years, companies have invested in buying leads. The more prospects, the more sales. Right? Maybe. But buying leads is a nail-biting process. You never really know the quality of a prospect until you’ve qualified it yourself.
Today, qualified lead generation is leveraging efficiencies never seen before in the world of marketing. B2B marketers can now decide who their ideal prospects are. Then, they can create the perfect formula for generating leads to drive that population. In light of this B2B marketing revolution, there is no need to purchase unqualified prospects. If you can control your ROI destiny with lead generation software, why shouldn’t you?
By combining elements of lead scoring with marketing automation, you determine who visited your website, what they need know in order to move through the sales funnel, and how quickly they will be ready to buy.
(However, even the best lead generation software won’t do you any good unless it is supported by collaborative effort. Sales and marketing alignment is the spark necessary to light a good lead scoring system’s fire. And let’s just say we’re alignment arsonists.)
Lead generation software gives you, the marketer, the ability to dynamically respond to the needs of your leads.
Got an influencer who needs more information to help make a decision? They can expect a white paper in their inbox for that. Challenged by a buyer who has budget issues? Your competitive pricing grid will surely influence the move to a request for a call.
Not only can you adjust your message to provide relevant content, but lead generation software speeds up the process. And every B2B marketer and sales rep knows that quicker response times = better conversion rates.
If you want your marketing efforts to be recognized and appreciated in the boardroom, you have to prove that it’s a revenue producer (rather than a cost center).
Lead generation software supplies you with the tools you’ll need to forecast how many leads you’ll generate month to month. This, in turn, will help your CSO adjust his or her numbers to take advantage of the opportunities you provide.
Ready to learn more? Find out how our lead generation software can produce more qualified leads for your marketing program.