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Sales Appointment Setting Tips – Play A Hero or a Lesser Evil?

When playing the hero wins you the trust of potential customers, it’s a powerful marketing pitch. At least, that’s what Mark Schaeffer thinks when describing Apple’s recent shift towards offering hardier security policies.

 

But in the bigger picture, are you really playing the hero or are you just the lesser evil? A good appointment setting process requires careful understanding of a prospect organization’s ethos (controversial as that sounds). Otherwise, you can’t tell the difference (and yes, that is a very big deal).

 

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Appointment Setting Tips – When Insanity is the New Normal

It’s official. Everything that the last 50 years has painted about business is now a complete lie. This has been the realization of many in the B2B marketing field. The question is has your business realized it yet?

Sure, there’s still merit to saying the right things carefully. Punctuality’s still good as is focusing on the client’s needs. Common courtesy is still crucial if you want a successful appointment setting campaign.

 

And yet, how much of these objectives are actually attached to the trappings made up about corporate life?

 

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Generating Sales Leads VS Closing Sales

Just how much should you demand from a lead generator?

 

This is often a question for those outsourcing them. It’s also a pitfall for those who think that outsourcing is a lot easier than generating sales leads yourself.

 

But reasonable as that sounds (that’s right, it is), there is also a limit to how much you can ask. Even if you were to assemble your own B2B marketers, you can focus too much on generating sales leads instead of closing them.

 

You don't need this much to close a lead.

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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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