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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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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 Prospector Demo
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
SOFTWARE DEMO: View this three-minute demo to learn how Oracle's Social CRM application, Sales Prospector, helps increase a salesperson's effectiveness by providing relevant information about existing and potential customers.
Posted: 03 Nov 2008 | Premiered: 31 Oct 2008

Oracle Corporation

Drive Sales Performance: Keys to preparing your reps for today's sale environment
sponsored by SAVO Group
WEBCAST: View this Webcast and learn how top organizations are improving productivity, increasing sales and driving higher quality performance from every rep.
Posted: 26 Sep 2008 | Premiered: Sep 26, 2008

SAVO Group

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

How Do You Score? Silverpop's Benchmark Study of B2B Lead Management Practices
sponsored by Vtrenz, Inc
WEBCAST: Listen to this webinar and learn how to grab a peek at your competitors marketing results. It also discusses lead growth, form completion rate, email performance metrics, channels, and best practices.
Posted: 20 Aug 2008 | Premiered: Aug 20, 2008

Vtrenz, Inc

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.

Show How Marketing Makes Money: A 5-Step Plan for Proving ROI
sponsored by Vtrenz, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines a simple plan to help ensure the outcome of your evaluation efforts both meaningful and manageable.
Posted: 26 Jun 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

Vtrenz, Inc

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

Case Study: ArcSight, Inc.
sponsored by TechTarget
CASE STUDY: ArcSight, Inc., a leading provider of security and compliance solutions, turned to TechTarget when it wanted to reach highly-qualified prospects to extend the scope of its brand to include network management solutions.
Posted: 28 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

TechTarget

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

Oracle Siebel CRM on Demand Analytics Demo
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WEBCAST: Predictive analysis can allow your company to make better business decisions, faster. Attend this Webcast to learn how you can gain a competitive edge with real-time Oracle Siebel CRM On Demand Analytics.
Posted: 30 May 2007 | Premiered: May 30, 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.

Web Analytics - It's Surprisingly Simple
sponsored by WebSideStory
PRODUCT LITERATURE: Gain an in-depth view of Web analytics and how it can optimize your online initiatives, whether focused on commerce, lead generation, media or self service. Learn how simple it can be to optimize your site content and increase sales and conversions.
Posted: 06 Jun 2005 | Published: 01 Jun 2005

WebSideStory
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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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