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ALSO CALLED: IT Lead Generation, IT Leads Generation, Sales Lead Generation, Sales Leads
DEFINITION: A lead, in a marketing context, is a potential sales contact: an individual or organization that expresses an interest in your goods or services. Leads are typically obtained through the referral of an existing customer, or through a direct response to advertising/publicity. A company's marketing department is typically responsible for lead generation. Pursuing and closing leads normally falls to the  … 
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Reach, Converse, Close: Automated Assisted Dialing Comes of Age
sponsored by Five9
WHITE PAPER: In this report from the Aberdeen Group, get a comprehensive look at how automated assisted dialing (AAD) is improving the effectiveness of phone conversations and boosting the sales pipeline.
Posted: 26 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

Five9

Sales Intelligence: 28% More Reps Achieving Annual Quota
sponsored by Salesforce Data.com
WHITE PAPER: This survey-based research examines how sales organizations leverage customer data to improve sales effectiveness.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Salesforce Data.com

Overcoming Sales Challenges: Essentials to Success
sponsored by Salesforce Data.com
WHITE PAPER: CSO Insights, a sales and marketing effectiveness research firm, partnered with Salesforce Data.com to research common challenges and best practices related to improving the quality of sales pipeline. Download to learn more about the results from CSO Insights research.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Salesforce Data.com

Unlock the 6 Secrets to Social Success
sponsored by Jive Software
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top six secrets to social success and receive help implementing and/or adjusting your framework for the addition of social. Also view in-depth key actions you should take and questions you must answer to ensure your social strategy is a beneficial one.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 25 Jul 2013

Jive Software

Create a Referral Program to Grow Your IT Business
sponsored by ConnectWise
WHITE PAPER: The primary mode of growth for most technology provider businesses is by good, old word of mouth.  Yet, many businesses have not established an official referral program to capture as many referrals as possible.  Check out this guide to find the proven best strategies for creating the perfect referral program for your business.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Published: 16 Jul 2013

ConnectWise

Best Practices For Setting Up a Lead Nurturing Program
sponsored by Act On
WHITE PAPER: In this report, Matt Heinz, President of Heinz Marketing and his fellow thought leaders demystify lead nurturing, offering best practices that you can follow when developing your own winning program.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Act On

Best Practices for a Lead Management Strategy
sponsored by Act On
WHITE PAPER: Well-executed, lead management strategies can produce significant savings, reduce time spent in the funnel, and bring sales and marketing into closer concert -- so what constitutes a solid lead management strategy?
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Act On

6 Best Practices for Creating a Content Marketing Strategy
sponsored by Act On
WHITE PAPER: A content marketing strategy doesn't create itself. It's the result of clear intention, careful planning, and focused execution. These six best practices can help you develop and deploy effective strategies for content marketing across all channels and buying cycles.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Act On

The Future of Lead Management: A Step-by-Step Guide
sponsored by LeadLife Solutions
WHITE PAPER: In this insightful resource, explore how to adapt your marketing and sales processes in order to meet the needs of the modern buyer and learn the three most important changes you need to make to increase marketing and sales effectiveness.
Posted: 11 Jul 2013 | Published: 11 Jul 2013

LeadLife Solutions

A Quicker, Simpler Path to Lead Management ROI
sponsored by LeadLife Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Sales organizations are looking to improve lead management, but it's not always easy with constrained budgets, time, and resources. Check out this helpful resource to explore how to design a realistic path to improved lead management so that you can start seeing ROI immediately.
Posted: 10 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

LeadLife Solutions

11 Steps to Successful Lead Nuturing
sponsored by LeadLife Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Access this insightful resource to discover the 11 steps to a successful lead nurturing program, so that you can maximize sales opportunities and build better customer relationships.
Posted: 10 Jul 2013 | Published: 10 Jul 2013

LeadLife Solutions

7 Steps to Improve Your Conversion Rates Now: The Do’s and Don’ts of Lead Nurturing & Lead Management
sponsored by LeadLife Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Discover best practices to identify your most likely buyers as well as the automated tools you need to accelerate projects throughout the entire buying cycle. Also, learn the seven steps you can take to improve lead progression rates and avoid stalling late in the sales cycle.
Posted: 10 Jul 2013 | Published: 10 Jul 2013

LeadLife Solutions

Are You Ready for Marketing Automation?
sponsored by Marketo
WHITE PAPER: Marketing automation offers many benefits to an organization, but it also requires a certain degree of readiness. Take a look at this checklist to determine if your company is ready to use marketing automation by evaluating your marketing initiatives in 10 key areas.
Posted: 27 Jun 2013 | Published: 27 Jun 2013

Marketo

Using Marketing Automation to Increase Your ROI on CRM
sponsored by Marketo
WHITE PAPER: Many CRM systems lack an effective way to manage leads - that's where marketing automation comes in. In this resource, explore the benefits of a marketing automation tool, and learn how implementing marketing automation can increase your ROI on your CRM system.
Posted: 27 Jun 2013 | Published: 27 Jun 2013

Marketo

The Definitive Guide to Lead Nurturing
sponsored by Marketo
WHITE PAPER: The goal of this guide is to arm B2B marketers with the ultimate resource for lead nurturing, whether you’re just starting to think about lead nurturing in your business or are looking for ways to enhance and optimize your existing programs. Read this definitive guide to learn more.
Posted: 12 Nov 2010 | Published: 12 Nov 2010

Marketo

Three Key Steps to B2B Marketing Optimization
sponsored by Marketo
WHITE PAPER: In B2B marketing, small changes can mean big differences to the success of marketing programs.  But just because you met the plan goals does not mean the program was as successful as it could have been. The secret to getting the most out of your campaigns is to optimize continually - pre-click, post-click, and post-conversion.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Published: 28 Apr 2010

Marketo

Sales Intelligence: The Secret to Sales Nirvana
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn about sales intelligence-- the external sources of information that a company uses to enhance sales force effectiveness. This Aberdeen Group report offers tips from best-in-class companies, including best practices related to data quality, sales force automation, and CRM solutions.
Posted: 16 Mar 2010 | Published: 09 Jan 2009

IBM

How to Optimize Lead Nurturing to Pump Up Your Sales Pipeline
sponsored by Genius.com
WHITE PAPER: In this paper you will learn how the roles and responsibilities of marketers has evolved since the web has become a big part of your customer’s buying process. Read on to learn how you can optimize lead nurturing to pump up your sales pipeline.
Posted: 07 Oct 2009 | Published: 07 Oct 2009

Genius.com

Content Mapped to Buying Stages Powers Nurturing Results
sponsored by Genius.com
WHITE PAPER: This guide will show you five steps you can take to turn the creation of customer-centric content into a core competency and map that information for right-time delivery that keeps your prospects focused on the success you can help them achieve.
Posted: 07 Oct 2009 | Published: 07 Oct 2009

Genius.com

Creating Sales Opportunities with Lead Scoring
sponsored by Genius.com
WHITE PAPER: Lead scoring is often touted as the new secret sauce that transforms marketing from art to science. This guide will walk you through the process step-by-step, ensuring you have just what you need to drive continuous lead engagement, satisfy the needs of your salespeople, and play a key role in the generation of revenues.
Posted: 07 Oct 2009 | Published: 07 Oct 2009

Genius.com

Delivering Quality Leads, Not Just Quantity: The Interactive Value of Webinars
sponsored by Citrix Online
WHITE PAPER: Using interactive media such as Webinars can help marketers effectively balance quality with quantity when it comes to lead generation. Download the white paper to learn more.
Posted: 21 Aug 2009 | Published: 01 Dec 2008

Citrix Online

The Google/TechTarget Research Project
sponsored by TechTarget
WHITE PAPER: Google and TechTarget teamed up to research the usage and interactions between search and online media during the IT purchase process. This research offers insights on making the right choices of keywords and online content for your online marketing plan.
Posted: 25 Nov 2008 | Published: 18 Nov 2008

TechTarget

Sales 2.0: How Businesses Are Using Online Collaboration to Spark Sales
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines research that reveals how sales and marketing professionals who use collaboration and Sales 2.0 tools gain a competitive advantage over their peers who do not use them.
Posted: 19 Sep 2008 | Published: 19 Sep 2008

Oracle Corporation

From Cold to Hot: Lead Nurturing Programs That Generate Sales
sponsored by Vtrenz, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the importance of lead nurturing–in the lead management process. It discusses best practices for nurturing leads in today's competitive business environment, and offers advice for implementing a lead-nurturing program.
Posted: 20 Aug 2008 | Published: 20 Aug 2008

Vtrenz, Inc

8 Seconds to Capture Attention: Silverpop's Landing Page Report
sponsored by Silverpop Systems Inc.
WHITE PAPER: It's estimated that up to 50 percent of visitors to landing pages will bail in the first eight seconds. This evaluation explains how putting more effort on nurturing recipients once they hit those landing pages would be time and money well spent.
Posted: 08 Aug 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Silverpop Systems Inc.
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LEAD GENERATION DEFINITION (continued): …  company's sales department. For example, a vendor will display their wares at an industry trade show, hoping to attract the attention of qualified buyers attending the exhibit. Each inquiry for more vendor information would be a "lead," which might subsequently be developed into a sale.A company's lead generation efforts and its approach to dealing with leads can significantly impact its success in the marketplace. To that end, most organizations try to establish effective practices involving:lead generators: any marketing-related activity intended to publicize the availability of a … 
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