Generating quality leads is – according to some very sensible sources- the #1 priority for marketing and with priorities come expenses! So just how much of your lead generation expense is being tossed out the window when your painfully generated leads don’t get timely follow up?
When research shows that 35-50% of the sales go to the vendor who responds first it makes sense that 61% of B2B marketers will send leads directly to sales. But, is your sales team following up on every lead in a timely fashion? Sadly, probably not and one of the major contributing factors is the difficultly experienced by B2B callers when it comes to reaching leads, responders and even current customers live on the phone.
But, when it comes to:
- qualifying new leads,
- staying in touch with current customers and
- intelligently deciding which contacts stay with sales and which go to automated nurturing
There is no substitute for a live conversation.
- Email might communicate some features
- Voicemail can draw attention to your message
- Downloads and web responses can hint at interest levels
But only a dialogue with someone in your company can INSTANTLY ask and answer the questions to identify which leads should demand your immediate attention.
If you are not talking with every person that your marketing programs are identifying as a lead, then why are you spending the money on lead generation?
There is a low cost, very simple way that Boxpilot can help your callers talk more and dial less. Click here to ask about it.