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Prospect Qualification in the Age of Inbound Marketing

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I recently gave a presentation focused on collaborative qualification and have included the slidedeck here. 

We all know that the web and inbound marketing has changed the buy-sell cycle and that buyers are  well educated before they engage with sales. As a result, some argue that sales lead qualification is now less relevant as prospects are self-qualified on the web before ever engage a sales representative.

We believe that qualification remains an important element of the sales and marketing operating model and requires a new more collaborative approach.

  • Marketing must play a bigger role in deal qualification and provide better decision support for sales.
  • Sales must use a more consultative approach to deal qualification in order focus time and resources and to build win strategies.

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Lead Scoring in Act-On

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By John Nielsen

Lead scoring is the process of evaluating and assigning points to prospects and leads using marketing automation tools. Points are distributed based on the attributes associated with a qualified lead.  It is important to understand whom you are marketing to when managing a campaign, sending irrelevant content to your followers is a quick way to lose.  To make sure this doesn’t happen to you, below are a few tips one can easily follow to update your contact lists and help identify priority focus using lead scoring.

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