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How can marketers maximize their efforts by empowering their sales departments? Brady Akers explores how lead scoring can increase your conversion.
More companies say that their top marketing strategy priority is converting leads over generating them, which shows a deeper understanding of the value of the buyer's journey and a long-term strategy (as opposed to a quick win mentality). The second highest marketing strategy priority is “growing traffic to website”, which provides value for both lead nurturing and lead generation efforts.
In my first round of findings from Hubspot’s annual The State of Inbound report, I discussed the power that email marketing continues to have. This blog post will focus on another angle of the report: inbound marketing. Specifically, I wanted to point out some key stats that might help you build your argument or justify the importance of an inbound marketing program with key audiences such as upper management and sales.
As marketers, one of our jobs is to connect networks of people to companies and products they love. However, sometimes we forget to step back, take a breath, and connect ourselves. Luckily, we have opportunities like the recent New York City HubSpot User Group (HUG). On March 29, 50 inbound marketers came together to learn best practices surrounding lead and demand generation, and discuss the technology that supports it.
“Only 8% of companies say that they have a tight alignment between Marketing and Sales.” - Brian Halligan - CEO and Founder at HubSpot The new products and features releases are in conjunction with HubSpot’s vision of consolidating the Marketing and Sales process. This vision is inspired by the 92% of companies that say that they don't have a tight alignment between Marketing and Sales. While all of the Hubspot new products and features are great inbound marketing and sales tools, there are three that come to mind as being the most effective.