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Lead Quality a Problem? The #DIRFT Method & Smarketing

Posted by Carole Mahoney  4/11/12 9:32 AM

“Quality is caused, not controlled.”

#DIRFT, or (Doing It Right the First Time) is a phrase that has come across my radar a lot lately. The absolute critical importance of quality is a point that was raised on my April Fool's day post.

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Topics: smarketing, lead generation

The Number One Reason Why Many Fail with Internet Marketing

Posted by Carole Mahoney  3/9/12 10:30 AM

Can Sales and Marketing Integration Save Time?

What is the one thing everyone always wishes they had more of? Money? Friends? Cars? Houses?

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Topics: sales and marketing strategy, lead generation, inbound internet marketing

What are Lead Generation Experts Saying Behind the Scenes?

Posted by Dale Berkebile  3/5/12 10:30 AM

Dale Berkebile, CEO of Brandwise, is the Yin to my Yang (or vice-versa?). More importantly, he is also one of the Smarketing Partner Companies that is a sponsor of the 2012 sales and marketing integration course.

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Topics: sales and marketing strategy, lead generation, sales and marketing integration, conversion optimization

Conversion Optimization, Lead Generation, Sales & the Girl Scouts

Posted by Carole Mahoney  2/24/12 1:56 PM

What the Girl Scouts Taught Me About Sales, Leads and Branding

When I was of a certain age, I was a Girl Scout. I actually started as a Brownie in kindergarden and continued on through middle school. I think it was my mom's way of keeping me out of trouble (well, she tried).

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Topics: sales, lead generation, conversion optimization, social selling

The Biggest, Baddest, Most Dangerous Online Lead Generation Myth

Posted by Carole Mahoney  2/9/12 9:26 PM

An Online Lead Generation Machine Will Not Increase Sales 

In fact, there are those who make the news with how many online leads they generated.

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Topics: marketing strategy, target customers, sales strategy, lead generation

Lead Generation Services Comparison: Football, Mustangs and Sales

Posted by Carole Mahoney  2/8/12 11:34 AM

What Are Most Lead Generation Services Missing?

Are you trying to close more sales from online lead generation?

It sounds so easy right? Someone who comes to you should be much easier to close then someone you had to get in front of. For the DIY entreprenuer, marketing or sales person it would seem like a no-brainer.

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Topics: sales and marketing strategy, lead generation, sales and marketing integration, conversion optimization

Why don’t my Internet Marketing Leads Convert?

Posted by Rick Roberge  5/30/11 8:00 PM

The crucial role of sales is apparent when we start talking about conversion rate. For marketing, conversion rate usually means how many people completed the form. For sales, conversion is the sound of the cash register ringing. how hard marketing has to work has a direct relation to how many sales need to be closed. The more sales closes, the less number of leads marketing has to generate. Too many businesses overlook sales optimization. Today's post is a guest post by Rick Roberge from one of our partners, Kurlan & Associates.  You can learn more about Rick on his LinkedIn profile and download his e-book, Sales Anecdotes and Their Antidotes.

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Topics: lead generation, inbound internet marketing

Inbound Marketing Increases Leads by 2,266.67%

Posted by Carole Mahoney  10/8/10 4:56 PM

This past week has been a whirlwind of great people and even greater content.

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Topics: inbound marketing, lead generation, ROI

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