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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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Ten Tips for Effective Lead Management
sponsored by Marketo
WHITE PAPER: Learn 10 tips for effective lead management that will enable you to create more educated buyers, help you better understand their needs and ultimately increase revenue.
Posted: 20 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Mar 2008

Marketo

Riding the Virtualization Wave
sponsored by TechTarget
WHITE PAPER: In this session, Bill Crowley, VP, Group Publisher of Windows Media and Data Center Media, TechTarget, provides key insights on the opportunities within the data center market, and illustrates how to best penetrate this market t...
Posted: 04 Oct 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

TechTarget

CRM Your Salespeople Will Love
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) can bring enormous benefits to companies, but only if users adopt it. Explore user adoption problems and an overview of the newest CRM features designed to drive ease of use and high rates of user adoption.
Posted: 26 Sep 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2007

Oracle Corporation

Harnessing the Power of the Internet: Strategies for Online Marketing
sponsored by TechTarget
WHITE PAPER: Marketers are constantly looking for new and more effective ways for managing and tracking their online advertising campaigns.
Posted: 09 Apr 2007 | Published: 01 Mar 2007

TechTarget

Predict Return on Your Natural & Paid Search Marketing Campaigns: A Calculator for ROI Measurement
sponsored by Oneupweb
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to gain insight on how to maximize performance of your online campaigns, calculate ROI, and communicate search engine benefits.
Posted: 06 Apr 2007 | Published: 01 Sep 2006

Oneupweb

Why CRM? The Business Case for Customer Relationship Management
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Organizations are adopting CRM solutions because they understand that having the technology to execute a customer-centric strategy is a business imperative. Learn the strategic value of CRM -- increased revenue, productivity, and customer satisfaction.
Posted: 02 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Jul 2006

Oracle Corporation

Customer Relationship Management: 10 Steps to Success
sponsored by FrontRange Solutions Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Done right, customer relationship management (CRM) allows companies to increase both their revenue and profit while lowering the cost of
Posted: 22 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Sep 2005

FrontRange Solutions Inc.

CSO Insights Summary Report: The Impact of Sales Process and CRM on Optimizing Sales Effectiveness
sponsored by FrontRange Solutions Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Compare the performance differences between firms with well a defined and CRM supported sales process verses those without optimized sales strategies. Discover the most dramatic areas of performance gain and the impact on sales effectiveness.
Posted: 22 Nov 2006 | Published: 26 Dec 2005

FrontRange Solutions 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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