October 27, 2020  
 
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Some sales consultants insist that lead generation is all about effort. While hard work is important, finding good classified advertising business leads and closing new business requires strategy -- including the use of current lead databases.

New lead generation has a tendency to become more challenging over time. If you leave lead generation to chance, scarcity of leads may come sooner rather than later.
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In this market, inexperienced sales teams often to learn that. More often than not, intelligent work processes outperform effort -- and for smart selling, it's tough to beat an exceptional classified advertising business lead list.

Use Lead Lists for More Than Direct Mail

Most lead lists are used exclusively for direct marketing purposes. That's fine -- lead lists are fantastic resources for targeted, direct mail marketing. However, there are also many other ways lead lists can be integrated into your company's sales and marketing workflows. Depending on your strategy, it might be possible to use the classified advertising business contacts you acquire to launch prospecting, telemarketing or online sales and marketing initiatives. For example, by integrating lead lists into a coordinated prospecting and lead qualification campaign, you can quickly convert contacts into satisfied customers.

Lead Brokerage Industry Overview

There are plenty of vendors that would like to sell classified advertising business lead lists to your business. The bad news is that many vendors sell stale lists that have been sold to hundreds of other clients and haven't been updated for months, if not years. In the world of classified advertising business lead lists, you get what you pay for. Reputable vendors charge fair rates, but they're still affordable and they provide a product that is vastly superior to the ones you get from discount vendors. At Gaebler, we refer our readers and clients to Experian for their business lead lists. In our experience, Experian is stands out from the rest of the field. They have a broad range of classified advertising business contacts that can be filtered according to your precise sales criteria.

The Value of Good Sales Leads

Why do some business leaders spend small fortunes on office furniture and then refuse to buy lead lists?

The decision to purchase a lead list is a wise investment. It's the purchase of an asset that can deliver real financial returns in the form of increased sales revenues.

Still not convinced? Then consider this: the time your team spends pouring through business directories is time they aren't spending meeting with clients. It doesn't take very many hours spent on in-house lead generation to justify an investment in a quality lead list.

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