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Are Old Sales Leads Like Bad Sequels?

With the Golden Globe awards once again recently concluded, it might surprise some people that the winner for Best Animated Film was Dreamwork’s How to Train Your Dragon 2. That’s not to say it was a bad movie but simply because sequels aren’t know for a perfect record for success.

 

Likewise, sales leads are remarkably similar when it comes to how marketers treat them. Despite their long-term benefits, the conventional wisdom dictates the best leads are fresh acquisitions instead of making a sequel out of currently existing clients.

 

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Can B2B Leads Reveal An Old Customer’s Current Mindset?

The default answer to the title’s question would be yes. However, think about this carefully. This is an old customer. You should remember that the usual response of lead generators is to look up the customer’s past history.

 

While that’s well worth applauding, you should be careful about looking too far into the past and not concern yourself with what’s currently on a prospect’s mind. Are your B2B leads more like a trip down memory lane or does it have any current-event-type information your sales can immediately act upon?

 

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B2B Marketing Tips – The Cure in Christmas Cheer

According to the Andy Williams song, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. It sounds pretty sappy (like a lot of Christmas movies) but maybe your B2B marketing team can learn from the idea of Christmas cheer being a stronger cure than plain, old medicine.

 

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Alarmism and Appointment Setters

You know it could all be thanks to the internet that the world is more informed about the crazy things that are happening in the world. Recently, LeBron James made news for taking part in the recent “I can’t breathe.” protests. Meanwhile everyone from terrorists in Mosul to Russian commentators are swarming with laughable incredulity at the fracas.

 

But rest assured, that’s as political as this post is going to get. It’s just when you take a step back, you have to realize that this isn’t SNL. This is reality, the reality that anything being published can rapidly gain traction and notoriety as it jumps along whatever’s causing the latest global alarm.

 

This is same alarm can be of a great boon to appointment setters or it can be the worst mistake they’ve ever made.

 

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Using Lead Generation to Pass On Vital Expertise

While some businesses sell their products, others thrive in the business of marketing sheer knowledge. Whether it’s financial strategy, infrastructure planning, and even self-help, there’s always a market for raw expertise.

 

But more than products however, expertise can be dangerously subjective and their value is often volatile. As the world once again nears the end of another year, lead generation strategists have to wake up to this reality. It could mean the loss of vital information unless they know how to pitch its value properly to a new generation.

 

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