I know there’s a lot of emphasis on lead generation (that’s a good thing) but, getting a ton of leads doesn’t guarantee that increased sales will follow. In a complex sale, my experience is, most of the selling actually happens when the sales person isn’t there.
Startling as it may seem, recent research (and even studies from ten years ago) shows that longer-term leads (future opportunities), often ignored by salespeople, represent almost 80% of potential sales. You can increase your odds success by adding a lead nurturing program.
What’s lead nurturing? Lead nurturing is all about having consistent and meaningful communication with viable prospects (those that are “a fit” for your solution) regardless of their timing to buy. It’s not “following-up” every few months to find out if a prospect is “ready to buy yet?” Lead nurturing about building trusted relationships with the right people.
Continue Reading at the INSPIRE SmartMarketers.com Blog (a new blog I’m contributing to monthly) presented by Netline.
B2B Telemarketing, Direct Marketing, Email Marketing, Event Marketing, Lead Generation, Lead Management, Lead Nurturing, Lead Qualification, Marketing Strategy, Podcasting, Public Relations (PR), ROI Measurement, Referral Marketing, Sales Leads, Webcasts/Webinars