When asked what they want from marketing, sales reps usual ask for more qualified leads. In this program Matt Hill of the Hill Group tells us how to create double the qualified loads at trade shows. Hill ,who says his company has trained over 60,000 sales reps, says it doesn’t cost more to the create better leads, just reps that are willing to learn. The host this week is Jim Obermayer.
- How to attract more visitors to your booth.
- How to have more conversations with qualified visitors.
- How to politely disengage from conversations.
- Three things your booth staff should be doing.
- Three things your booth staff should stop doing.
- How to decide if a visitor is qualified or not.
This is a dynamite report on the most effective follow-up strategies which were analyzed from 63,256 calls. The report lays the ground work on how to improve contact rates, how speed of follow-up affect results, average number of calls to qualify a lead, etc. The guest is Adam Bluemner managing editor for Find Account Software. The study is available here. The host his week is Jim Obermayer.
Adam Bluemner is the Managing Editor for Find Accounting Software. Over the last decade Adam has spoken with thousands of companies, helping them achieve success through intelligent software investment. Adam writes extensively on accounting, ERP, and business management software.
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Our guest is GoldMine Vice President, Paul Petersen. We were talking about technology iOS systems and not wanting to be the pioneer in these technologies, but to be able to respond properly and to have your product evolve to meet needs that are continuouslly evolving monthly; it seems like that they change and very rapidly.
Since 2005, Validar Inc. has helped B2B event marketers better understand and articulate their value. Validar’s goal is to close the loop between event marketing and sales by enabling through technology the ability to driving relevant activity to sales while measuring the performance of each customers event marketing campaigns. With Validar you can now truly understand the economic value of your event marketing efforts.
Whether you’re producing a seminar series, user’s conference, lunch and learn, or exhibiting at a tradeshow, If the primary purpose is generating renewed interest in your products and services, Validar is the perfect fit.
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Book Review with the Author: Maximizing Lead Generation: The Complete Guide for B2B Marketers
Author Ruth P. Stevens is interviewed on August 13, 2015, 10:30 Pacific time by SLMA Radio Host Jim Obermayer about her book Maximizing Lead Generation. We will discuss her step by step lead generation recommendations, see if the top media options have changed in the time since the book was published and if her predictions on the ways lead generation is going to evolve has started to come true.
About the book: Maximizing Lead Generation: The Complete Guide for B2B Marketers
Paperback, 11 Chapters, 199 pages plus index
- The Case for Lead Generation
- Campaign Planning
- The Marketing Database
- Campaign Development
- Campaign Media Selection
- Response Planning and Management
- Lead Equalization
- Lead Nurturing
- Metrics and Testing
- The Fast Evolving Future of Lead Generation
About Ruth P. Stevens
Ruth P. Stevens consults on customer acquisition and retention, teaches marketing at business schools in the U.S. and abroad, and is a contributor to HBR.org, AdAge, Biznology and Target Marketing Magazine. Crain's BtoB magazine named Ruth one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Marketing. Her newest book is B2B Data-Driven Marketing: Sources, Uses, Results. She is also the author of Maximizing Lead Generation: The Complete Guide for B2B Marketers, andTrade Show and Event Marketing, and co-author of the white paper series, "B-to-B Database Marketing." Ruth is a director of the HIMMS Media Group and the Business Information Industry Association. She also serves as a mentor to fledgling companies at the ERA business accelerator in New York City. She is past chair of the DMA Business-to-Business Council, and past president of the Direct Marketing Club of New York. Ruth has held senior marketing positions at Time Warner, Ziff-Davis, and IBM and holds an MBA from Columbia University. Learn more at www.ruthstevens.com.
Marketing departments spend from a few percent of yearly sales to 20% or more. If marketing managers can't follow the money they aren't doing their job. In our program this week with Paul Petersen, GM and Vice President of GoldMine Software we discuss ways that marketing management can make better decisions in lead generation and lead management by following the money. This program is live, not scripted and the host is Jim Obermayer. Mr. Petersen was a guest on SLMA Radio when he addressed the subject: Why CRM is NOT a settled science! It is one of the most listened to programs so far in 2015.
About Paul Petersen
Mr. Petersen is the general manager and vice president of the GoldMine business unit of HeatSoftware Inc. His career spans working with sales & marketing systems and process having developed, managed, and sold for companies including McDonald's Corp, General Electric , Symantec, Allied Van Lines and now has 16 years with CRM background at GoldMine. Mr. Petersen holds a JD from Loyola University of Chicago and was one of the first to be awarded the Professional Certified Marketer designation by the American Marketing Association.
Headquartered in Milpitas, CA., USA, GoldMine is a division of FrontRange Solutions. GoldMine is a leading provider of mobile relationship management solutions for small businesses worldwide. Over 1 million users have selected GoldMine to help them manage over 1 billion relationships. GoldMine has been selected by businesses in more than 80 verticals and 45 countries to grow their businesses and build enduring relationships.