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Rethinking Metrics: The Shift from MQL to Pipeline in Marketing

Sales Hacker

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.

Zoominfo

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

Zoominfo

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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Lead Generation Marketing 101: How to Find Leads Your Sales Team Wants to Close

Zoominfo

All eyes are on you, Marketing Manager, to feed the sales team ready-to-close leads. But how do you find leads and prime them for buying? Welcome to lead generation marketing. What is Lead Generation Marketing? Lead gen marketing is what businesses do to attract ideal customers.

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Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Any return to normalcy may seem far-off, but sales and marketing are on the front lines of restarting the economy. When the dust settles, we have a responsibility to turn our shock and grief into fierce determination and lead the charge of responsible, strategic, and sustainable future growth.

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How to Measure the Success of Lead Generation

Zoominfo

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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SQL vs. MQL, and What They Are

Hubspot Sales

For example, most organizations have a process of passing a lead from the marketing team to the sales team. Typically, this is when a lead goes from being a marketing qualified lead (MQL) to a sales qualified lead (SQL). So, how do you move a lead from an MQL to an SQL?

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The Ultimate Guide to Sales Outreach

In this eBook, we’ll cover: How you should respond to inbound leads Tactics for engaging outbound leads (cold calls, email automation, and gifts) The key to keeping a prospective account alive for the long haul Buckle up! The art is what you bring to the table—your flair for conversation, your work ethic, your dedication.

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

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. However, organizations are fighting back - and winning.

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Marketing-Led COVID-19 Growth Strategies: 2022 and Beyond

This is your chance to create unprecedented brand awareness, bring in the best leads sales has ever seen, and play an instrumental role in generating new and existing business revenue. In this eBook, you’ll discover what it takes to develop and drive a successful marketing-led growth strategy.

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Aggregage Intent Signal Service

Get leads for specific in-market buyers. Aggregage Intent Signal Service allows you to reach more active buyers sooner! View companies and titles signaling intent. Influence active buyers earlier in their journey. Shorten sales cycles and close more deals. Download the Aggregage Intent Signal Service overview to learn more.

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How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time with the following: Conquering the most difficult pain points in your CRM. Leading integrations that fit directly into your CRM and workflow. The result? Combatting low adoption rates and data quality.

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The Time-Saving Power of Intent Data for Sales

Read on to learn more about how intent data can save salespeople time -- while capturing more qualified leads in the process! Not only that, but using it will save immense time during your workflow; a win-win on all fronts.

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Enable Your Teams to Work Their Own Way

Speaker: Kim Wasson, Alexis Barone, and Matt Williams

As a project manager, have you ever felt overextended by all the different teams you're expected to lead? However, this mentality leads Project Managers to lose focus and become easily frustrated. With so many people to keep track of, you may feel the need to be in multiple places at once.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and promote omnichannel marketing.