That title may have been a bit misleading. You see, there’s one sure-fire way to optimize sales from inbound marketing leads — it’s to close the gap between your marketing and your sales in the first place.
There seems to be this unspoken but nonetheless prevalent inclination for large companies to have a sales team that is separate from their marketing team. In the real world, that might make sense. In the cyber realm, it’s a huge waste. It’s a 24% waste, according to SalesForce.com — that’s how much more revenue a company that has successfully merged marketing and sales together makes over a company that has not.
So, let’s talk about the real topic here: 4 ways to effectively streamline sales and marketing to make the most out of your inbound marketing leads. [Read more...]