Foundational marketing strategies can have limited impact when selling to shortening businesses if lead gen isn't the top priority.
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Companies that lack reliable lead generation tools are at a competitive disadvantage. To keep pace with the competition, you need a sales process that consistently delivers high-opportunity shortening business sales leads to your sales team.
Overview of the Third-Party Lead List Provider Market
There are hoards of companies eager to sell shortening 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. When it comes to shortening 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 shortening business contacts that can be filtered according to your precise sales criteria.
Multichannel Marketing Tips
Successful B2B sellers to shortening businesses typically leverage a multichannel sales and marketing strategy. For young companies, that makes the integration of lead lists into multiple channels a priority. Direct mail is a popular marketing medium in the industry. But more and more companies are achieving results by combining direct mail and telemarketing with online campaigns that drive traffic to the company's website. In some cases, it may be appropriate to incorporate a lead list into a strategy that automatically directs content into multiple channels.
Lead List ROI
Think lead lists are cost-prohibitive? Think again! Although there is an added expense associated with lead lists, the overhead cost of maintaining an in-house lead generation program exceeds the amount of cash you'll spend to acquire a reliable list. If you factor in the cost of maintaining constantly updated shortening business contacts, it's not difficult to see why lead lists are an attractive alternative to internal processes.
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