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Thomas Paine was Right about Salespeople Not Following-up Sales Leads

190255-004-8DD21EDCThomas Paine once said "What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly, 'tis dearness only that gives every thing its value."

We believe the lack of sales lead follow-up by salespeople (a persistent rumor of 75-90%), has to do with their disrespect for the time, effort and cost marketers expend to find the inquirer.  They don't know how much it costs to find qualified prospects.  Plus, most don't know the that nearly half of the inquirers they get will turn into a sale for someone. They obtain sales leads too cheaply with little effort on their part. 

Why its Important:

"Half the B2B inquires created by marketing will turn into a sale for someone.  Ok, maybe not half, only 45% on average."

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Cartoon for the Weekend: Can you give salespeople a better lead?

You have permission from the Sales Lead Management Association and the Cartoonist, Stu Heinecke to copy and distribute this cartoon as is with attribution!

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Ask a salesperson what they want from marketing and they'll tell you, more sales leads. Ask them again after you've given them more leads what they want and they'll tell you that want more qualified leads.    

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