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Rethinking Metrics: The Shift from MQL to Pipeline in Marketing

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Part of this re-evaluation has led many to believe it’s time to bid farewell to the Marketing Qualified Lead (MQL) as a primary metric and embrace the concept of pipeline as the new kingpin of success in marketing efforts. A Shift from MQL to Pipeline So, why exactly are we seeing this shift from MQL to pipeline?

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Is the MQL Dead? Nope.

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The phrase ‘MQL is Dead’ bubbles to the surface in marketing feeds. What Is an MQL? Marketing qualified lead (MQL) is the term marketers give prospects who interact with their brand’s content. MQLs are also critical to an organization’s lead generation marketing strategy.

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How to Measure the Success of Lead Generation

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There has been an ongoing debate in B2B marketing circles: Is the Marketing Qualified Lead (MQL) an antiquated, vanity metric? You can file this argument under similarly counterproductive debates, such as: Inbound vs Outbound and Demand Generation vs Account-based Marketing. So, yes, MQLs matter.

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How to Measure the Success of Lead Generation

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There has been an ongoing debate in B2B marketing circles: Is the Marketing Qualified Lead (MQL) an antiquated, vanity metric? You can file this argument under similarly counterproductive debates, such as: Inbound vs Outbound and Demand Generation vs Account-based Marketing. So, yes, MQLs matter.

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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. Well, marketers rely on this grouping to reach their goals.

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How to Qualify High-Value Leads on the Trade Show Floor

Sales and Marketing Management

Qualifying leads on the trade show floor is a strategic process that requires careful planning, effective engagement and seamless post-show follow-up. The post How to Qualify High-Value Leads on the Trade Show Floor appeared first on Sales & Marketing Management.

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Create a lead-scoring algorithm

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Scenario If a company generates hundreds or thousands of leads per month, trying to determine which leads are high quality and how to route them can be time-consuming, especially if you rely too much on “gut feel.” Instead, use a lead-scoring algorithm that analyzes win rates against data points from ideal customer profiles (ICPs ).

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Retail Tech: Empower Associates, Optimize CX, and Boost Productivity

Speaker: Andrew Regan, Managing Partner at BlueSeed Retail Ltd.

Did you know that 70% of new retail technology fails to deliver expected benefits and can often decrease customer value, service, and experience? With that in mind, how can we empower our store associates to leverage new technology to optimize the customer experience and boost productivity?

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5 Conversion Rate Optimization Mistakes to Avoid and How to Fix Them to Get More Leads

Speaker: Jen Dewar, CEO of Jalydew

Brand awareness and website traffic are great, but bottom line: you need your marketing programs to generate sales leads, and you need those leads to turn into new customers. In this session you will learn: How to turn brand awareness into tangible market value. Enter: conversion rate optimization (CRO).

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How Enriching the Lives of Your Clients Leads to Greater Sales Success

Speaker: Ari Capogeannis, Director - Revenue Marketing at NVIDIA and Bill Pappa, Sales and Marketing Leader at Ai Media Group

Sales professionals who focus on relationship building generate more leads and raise their brand awareness. Showing your prospects the value you bring to their lives, will help to make you successful and build a brand that is bigger than you. The most effective way to accomplish this is through direct hyper-personalized touchpoints.

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Forrester Research Report: How Sales and Marketing Intelligence Drive Improved Business Outcomes

of companies achieved a score indicating maturity in data management practices in the space.". Those implementing a B2B sales and marketing intelligence solution reported that they have realized 35% more leads in their pipeline and 45% higher-quality leads leading to higher revenue and growth.

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Everyday Behavioral Science and Web Design for Marketers

Speaker: Brian Massey, Founder of Conversion Sciences LLC

Scoring" leads with dollars. In Brian’s session, you’ll learn: How a data-driven landing page is crafted. How to make design and copy decisions with data. The tools optimizers use to increase conversion rates. Data you already have but aren't using. The way data changes the way we design online.

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Streamlining Salesforce for Maximum Impact: A People-Focused Pocket Guide

This concise, 15-minute read is packed with immense value, empowering you to lead more effectively and optimize your Salesforce experience. Elevate your Salesforce investment with insights on goal setting, system design, core object utilization, user adoption, and crafting a system tailored to your needs.

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The Revenue Leader's Guide to Prospecting

Speaker: Christopher Ryan, Founder and CEO of Fusion Marketing Partners

When these two vital parts of your company’s generating program are at odds, it guarantees only one thing at the end of the day: fewer prospects, fewer qualified leads, and fewer sales. However, Sales & Marketing departments that work together will guarantee the opposite - higher acquisition, better nurturing, and more effective sales.

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How Zoom Uses AI to Ramp up Sales Certification and Proficiency

Zoom––a leading video and communications platform company––was finding it increasingly challenging to train their global salespeople on their multiple product lines and 1000’s of different conversations. Standardized feedback and scoring of practice sessions. Increased number of practice sales conversations performed.