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Lead Generation Tips – How Ending Trends Should Not End Marketing

FIFA 2014. Germany wins. The end. That’s pretty much what you can expect following the conclusion of the month-long sporting event. It’s like one big party. No matter how big or how fun the whole thing was, eventually the crowd goes away and it’s time to pack up.

 

This is actually a sticky situation in B2B lead generation. No matter how long or how complicated your sales process, this kind of excitement is still the key to attracting potential clients. That’s why you ride on trends like the World Cup. There is a major struggle to be in the biggest conversation because that’s where you think your target market is found. So once the party’s over, it seems like the game’s over too.

 

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Targeted Sales Leads – The Possible Answer to the Internet Hive Mind

It’s easy to think that a lot of today’s marketing is now happening online. That’s not just because of all the online ads you see or the prevalence of mobile apps. Generating targeted sales leads in the B2B market requires you to use more and more online resources as well. You blog to increase thought leadership. You use data in order to optimize your content. It’s even possible that you’re using cloud-based technologies as part of your CRM process!

 

Upon closer inspection though, the differences between some tactics of consumer and big business marketing could indicate something bigger: an answer to the growing internet hive mind.

 

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Lead Generation Tips – Make Sense on All Accounts

Everyone (including B2B marketers) has been trying to tie in their content strategies around the 2014 FIFA World Cup. But while there’s no shortage of those ideas, one other aspect of the World Cup should tell you that your lead generation strategy needs to make sense on all accounts.

 

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Sales and Telemarketing, Combat and Propaganda

Pardon the crazed title but logically speaking, there’s really a parallel between the two halves of the B2B sales process and the two halves often featured prominently during wartime: combat and propaganda. Salespeople are more likely classified as combatants seeing as they’re the ones on the front lines, asking prospects direct questions and getting involved at the heart of prospect problems. Lead generators use tools like telemarketing more along the lines of swaying and shaping minds, much like the propaganda at the time.

 

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Telemarketing Tips – Your Biggest Critics are Already Sold

So far, summer’s looking to be a smorgasbord for geeky moviegoers. Not only did you have Godzilla and X:Men days of future past rocking the box office, you’ll still have Maleficent, Transformers 4, and How to Train Your Dragon 2.

 

Now what do this have to do with telemarketing? Well, the geek subculture is actually solid proof that your biggest critics are not only good for, they’re actually well sold on your product already!

 

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