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169 Must-Know Acronyms (What the hell does that acronym mean?)

Sales, Marketing,  Sales Lead Management, some IT and some Curious Acronyms 

IStock_84714737_MEDIUMABC: Always Be Closing 

ACV: Annual Contract Value

AE: Account Executive

AIDA: Attention/Awareness, Interest, Desire, Action

AMA: American Marketing Association

AM: Account Manager

AOV: Average order value

API: Application Programming Interface

AR: Augmented reality

ARPA: Average MRR (monthly recurring revenue) per Account

AI: Artifical Intelligence

ARR: Annual recurring revenue

ASP: Application Service Provider

B2B: Business-to-Business

B2C:  Business To Consumer 

B2C2B:  Business-to-Consumer-to-Business

BAB: Before-After-Bridge

BANT: Budget-Authority-Need-Timeline

BD: Business development

BDR: Business Development Representative

BoFu:  Bottom Of The Funnel

BR: Bounce rate

CAC: Customer Acquisition Cost

CAN-SPAM: Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography And Marketing

CASL: Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation

CCR: Customer Churn Rate

CLTV:  Customer Lifetime Value

CLV:  Customer Lifetime Value 

CMO: Chief Marketing Officer

CMRR:  Committed Monthly Recurring Revenue

CMS: Content Management System

COB: Close of Business

CoCA: Cost of Customer Acquisition

COS: Coined by HubSpot, a Content Optimization System 

CPA:  Cost Per Acquisition or Cost Per Action 

CPC: Cost-per-Click

CPL: Cost-per-Lead

CPM: Cost Per Thousand 

CPV: Cost per view (see also PPV)

CR: Conversion Rate

CRM:  Customer Relationship Management 

CRO: Conversion Rate Optimization 

CTA: Call To Action 

CTR: Click-through rate

CX: Customer experience

DM: Direct Mail, or Direct Message (Twitter)

BMA: Business Marketing Association+A46

DMP: Data management platform

DNS:  Domain name system or Domain Name Server

DR: Direct response

ECPM: Effective CPM

EOB: End of Business

EPC: Earnings per click

EPM:  Earnings per thousand

ESP: Email service provider

FAB: Features, Advantages, Benefits

FB: Facebook

FM: Field Marketing

FTP: File transfer protocol

FUD: Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt

GA: Google Analytics

HIPPO: Highest paid person's opinion

HTML:  Hypertext Markup Language 

ICP: Ideal Customer Profile

ILV: Inbound Lead Velocity

IM: Instant Messaging

IMAP:  Internet Message Access Protocol

IP: Intellectual property (or 'Internet Protocol')

IPTV: Internet protocol television

ISP: Internet Service Provider

ISR: Inside Sales Representative

KPI: Key performance indicator

L2RM: Lead to revenue management

LAARC:  Listen-Acknowledge-Assess-Respond-Confirm

LAIR: Listen-Acknowledge-Identify the objection-Reverse the objection

LDR:  Lead Development Representative 

LTV: Lifetime Value (of a customer)

LTV:CAC: Ratio of Lifetime Value to Customer Acquisition Cost

MI: Machine Intelligence

Ml: Machine Learning

MI: Marketing Intelligence

LVR: Lead Velocity Rate

MAP: Marketing Automation Platform

MLM: Multi-level marketing

MOM: Marketing Operations Management

MoFu:  Middle Of The Funnel

MoM:  Month on month or Month-over-month

MQL:  Marketing Qualified Lead.

MQR: Marketing Qualification Representative

MRR: Monthly Recurring Revenue

MT:  Modified Tweet 

MTD: Month-to-Date

MVT:  Multivariate testing

NPS: Net Promoter Score

OEM: Original equipment manufacturer

OKRs: Objectives and Key Results

OS: Operating system (sometimes also 'open source')

PICNIC: Problem in Chair Not in Computer

P&L: Profit and loss

PHP: PHP Hypertext Preprocessor

POS: Point of sale

PPC:  Pay Per Click 

PPL: Pay per lead

PPV: Pay per view

PR: Public Relations

PR: PageRank

PV: Page View

QA : Quality assurance

QoQ: Quarter-over-Quarter

QR Code: Quick Response Barcode

QS : Quality score

QSL: Qualified Sales Lead

QTD: Quarter-to-Date

RFI: Request for information

RFP:  Request for proposal

ROI:  Return On Investment 

RON: Run of network

ROR: Ruby on Rails 

ROS: Run of site

RSS: Really Simple Syndication

RT: Retweet

RTB: Real time bidding

RTD: Real time data

S2S:  Server to server

SaaS: Software As A Service 

SEM: Search Engine Marketing 

SEO: Search Engine Optimization 

SERP: Search Engine Results Page 

SLA: Service Level Agreement

SLMA:  Sales Lead Management Association

SLM: Sales Lead Management

SM:  Social media

SMB: Small-to-Medium Business

SME: Small / medium enterprise. (aka SMB = ‘business’)

SMM : Social media marketing

SMO:  Social media optimization

SMP: Social media platform

SMS:  Short message service

SOV:  Share of voice

SOW: Statement of work

SPIN: Situation, Problem, Implication, Need

SQL: Sales qualified lead

SSL: Secure Sockets Layer

SSP: Supply-side platform

SWOT:  Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats

TED: Tell me, Explain to me, Describe to me

TLD: Top level domain

ToFu: Top Of The Funnel

TM: Telemarketing

TSR: Telemarketing Service Representative

TOS: Terms of service

UCD: User-centric design

UGC: User-generated content

UI: User Interface

URL: Uniform Resource Locator

USP:  Unique selling proposition

UV: Unique Visitor

UX: User experience

VM:  Viral marketing

VOD: Video on demand

VoIP: Voice over Internet Protocol

WFH:  Work from home

WIIFM: What’s In It For Me?

WOM: Word of Mouth

WOMM: Word of mouth marketing

WYSIWYG: What You See Is What You Get 

XML: Extensible Markup Language

YOY: Year on year

YoY: Year-over-Year

YTD:  Year to date

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