May 21st, 2013
Host Jim Obermayer and his guest Tom Judge tackle the thorny issue of not just how to create inquiries and leads, but leads that actually close. As Vice President of Direct Marketing Partners, Tom has solved this problem with some of the largest high-tech companies in business to business; and also some of the most modest in size. Leads that close is a problem for all companies regardless of size.
About Tom Judge
Tom Judge is the VP of Strategy and Business Development at Direct Marketing Partners. An ECHO award winning B2B Demand Generation and Lead Management services provider.
He’s responsible for diagnosing and fixing B2B sales lead funnel problems. Tom also on the board of the Northern California DMA, runs the NorCal BMA Sales Lead Roundtable, and teaches workshops on Lead Management best practices at events and conferences. He is a member of the Sales Lead Management Association’s list of “50 Most Influential Sales Lead Management Professionals”.
Contact info: Tom Judge VP Strategy Direct Marketing Partners, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org 510-368-7527
About Direct Marketing Partners:
Direct Marketing Partners (DMP), is a prospect development demand generation service provider for B2B selling firms with a complex sales process. DMP provides a suite of services and software tools in three major areas so client firms can focus on sales –ready lead pipelines.
- Diagnosing lead-to-sales funnel problems.
- Solving those with custom go-to-market programs. Ranging from prospect database building, inbound lead qualification and nurturing, outbound target account lead generation tele-prospecting and appointment setting.
- Campaign management, lead management and analytics.
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October 15th, 2012
SLMA Radio host Jim Obermayer interviews Al Davidson, founder and president of Strategic Sales and Marketing, Inc. Al has, has been nominated by the Sales Lead Management Association as one of the 50 Most Influential leaders in the industry. Davidson is also the group owner of Linkedin’s Manage Your Leads which has 5393 members.
Every delicious meal begins with a good recipe: without all the ingredients, working in the right order, sequence and in just the right quantities, your dish just doesn’t come out right. Just like cooking in the kitchen, “cooking up” great sales leads requires a list of key ingredients and a consistent process to achieve a successful result.
Great chefs know how to add an intangible touch to a dish that is all their own. In the same way, sales lead generation experts know how to draw upon the special nuances and human touch of furthering a conversation, identifying a prospect’s needs, and building relationships.
Just like preparing a great meal requires a long process of washing, prepping, chopping, seasoning and cooking, B2B lead generation is a long-term process of building relationships, maximizing opportunities and learning as you go along. With these 10 ingredients, your lead generation and appointment setting calls will be more likely to achieve success.
About Al Davidson
Al Davidson is the President and owner of Strategic Sales & Marketing (SSM), which he founded in 1989. Under Al's direction SSM has designed and implemented new business development plans and programs for thousands of B2B companies nationwide. Since their inception SSM's calling center has completed over 50 million new business sales presentations to high level decision makers and generated over 7 million sales leads. As a result, SSM has developed major account development expertise in the high technology, manufacturing and business service sectors.
In addition Al Davidson has 25 years experience in business-to-business (B2B) direct marketing, new business development consulting, sales force management, lead management, sales training, and B2B web marketing. SSM also powers the Connecticut Technology Council’s Lead Generation Resource Center (LGRC). The mission of the LGRC is to provide advisory services to CTC members in the following areas; identifying new business opportunities; searching out and qualifying customer prospects and business partners; design, production and implementation of marketing programs and strategies.
About SSM - Strategic Sales & Marketing, Inc. Major Account Lead Generation Since 1989
SSM's sales lead generation services are targeted to those clients whose primary focus is selling "complex" B2B products and or services. These types of sales are typically "non commodity" items and may also have one or more of the following characteristics; Decision makers that are typically at the Owner, Director, VP or C level of contact. Sales that require multiple sales calls (typically over a period of months) to close. Selling situations where the prospect may be asked to make a large purchase. Typically our clients are utilizing a "solution sell process" and therefore require leads where prospects have a challenge, problem or issue that needs to be resolved.
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October 8th, 2012
Host Jim Obermayer interviews Barry Lieberman, On-Line Reputation Expert. We will ask Barry about the 5 Myths about Social Media and your online reputation. Should anyone really care about odd-balls making stupid comments about you or your company on line; or are they stupid comments? How can you learn about your on-line reputation? Is it too costly today to create customer advocates? How do I maintain a reasonable customer support reputation online and afford to stay in business?
Barry Lieberman – Interim CMO & CEO, Marketing & Customer Support Leader & Advisor
Senior executive with over 30 years’ experience enabling organizations to see a real return on their investments in marketing and sales. Lieberman is focused on improving an organization’s customer facing operations’ effectiveness, infrastructure & processes. His goal is to empower companies to enjoy the rewards of a consistent, integrated approach to marketing & customer support.
His specialties include:
High technology, financial services, insurance, business services, and wellness products. Internet and online marketing, online reputation assessment and restoration, customer experience/support infrastructure effectiveness and enhancement, social media marketing, electronic and postal mail marketing, telephone marketing, database marketing. www.linkedin.com/in/barrylieberman .
About Advantage Plus Marketing Group The goal of Advantage Plus Marketing Group is to empower companies to increase their value to the marketplace and investors while enjoying the rewards of a consistent, integrated approach to marketing, customer support and sales. Since 1992 Advantage Plus Marketing Group has implemented over 1800 programs for organizations ranging in size from multinational corporations to personal selling organizations. APMG creates programs that bridge the gap between marketing and sales and truly convert marketing programs to sales revenue by using the integration of new marketing tools with time-proven processes and techniques that enable sales channels to respond effectively.
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June 29th, 2012
Steve Gershik. VP of Marketing – SiriusDecisions
The Topic: Social Media and the B-to-B Channel
Steve Gershik is vice president of marketing for SiriusDecisions, a b-to-b research and advisory firm for sales and marketing. Steve brings more than 18 years of global B2B marketing experience to SiriusDecisions, including his roles as CEO of 28Marketing, a demand generation consulting company, and co-founding DemandCon, the demand generation conference. Previously, Steve was VP of Marketing at TOA Technologies and Eloqua, among other technology leadership roles.
He is on the Executive Council of the Marketing Automation Institute and has been named one of the Top 50 Leaders in Sales Lead Management by the SLMA and is also in demand as a frequent speaker at industry conferences and webinars.
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May 3rd, 2012
The Sales Lead Management Association (SLMA) weekly internet radio program, broadcast live at 5 PM PST each Thursday, announced he will interview Jeanne Hopkins of HubSpot on January 19th as the show’s 100th guest. Jeanne Hopkins is HubSpot’s Vice President of Marketing. Guests on the SLMA Radio Hour are CEOs and CMOs from CRM software, marketing automation software, lead generation and other sales lead management firms, as well as CMOs in B2B and B2C companies.
Will Crist said that Jeanne runs the demand generation and lead conversion efforts for internet marketing software company HubSpot. Her previous experience includes serving as chief marketing officer for MarketingExperiments, MarketingSherpa and InTouch, three leading marketing research and publishing organizations that serve the B2B and B2C markets; and senior director of marketing programs and communications at Symmetricom. In addition, Jeanne has over 20 years of senior-level management experience with B2B and B2C companies leading their sales and marketing teams.
The SLMA internet radio program can be reached via the SLMA website: http://www.salesleadmgmtassn.com/. Click on the SLMA Radio logo on the left, and then the “listen live” button. Archived programs of 99 CEOs/CMOs from companies in the sales lead management field are available. SLMA radio shows can also be subscribed to via iTunes.
About the Sales Lead Management Association The Sales Lead Management Association was founded in 2007. Membership is free. The association serves 4,250 members of the worldwide sales lead management community.
In 2011, SLMA’s site received more than 146,677 total visitors. A privately held organization, SLMA has a diversified business model with revenues coming from sponsors, display advertising, SLMA Radio, sponsored video webinars, newsletter advertising, sponsored cartoons, industry leader links, a speaker’s directory, case studies and a blog, Sales Lead Management Today.
SLMA featured programs include more than 300 articles and whitepapers, the “50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management” (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), the SLMA “20 Women to Watch in 2011” and “Sales Lead Management Week” (Oct. 15 through 19 in 2012).
For additional information, visit the SLMA.
Media Contact: Sue Campanale 714-637-6989 email@example.com www.salesleadmanagementweek.com