A marketer’s job should not end where a salesperson’s job begins. One of the biggest mistakes that B2B marketers make is assuming that their job should end with lead generation. But All B2B marketers should be full-cycle marketers, which is to say they should stay engaged with sales and help move leads through each stage of […]
According to recent data from the Bridge Group, 24% of sales development reps (SDRs) report directly to Marketing. These numbers are similar to what we’ve been seeing with our own customer base, indicating not only more responsibility for customer acquisition from marketing leaders, but also increasing alignment between Sales and Marketing. Simply put, closing deals is no longer […]
For the past five years, Hubspot has compiled and published a wealth of data in their annual “State of Inbound Marketing” reports. This year, they have dropped the word “Marketing” from the title to reflect an overarching sea change: inbound is no longer just for marketers. “Inbound,” as defined by Hubspot, refers to a methodology […]
It’s hard to believe that it is almost time for Dreamforce again! The past year has been an exciting one here at RingDNA, as we’ve expanded our line of products, features and customer base. We’ve learned quite a bit over the past year from working with our customers, and we’re excited to share some secrets and best […]
This is a guest post by RingLead’s Director of Marketing, Amanda Nelson.  As a marketer, I like to think of Salesforce Dashboards as the reward for all the hard marketing work, as the results display beautifuly in Salesforce. Using dashboards, it’s possible to have a single view of all the metrics you’ll need to not […]
With RingDNA, sales reps have the power to improve lead quality by simply rating calls. While of course the holy grail for gauging lead quality will always be ROI, RingDNA’s call rating feature enables sales reps to quickly signal marketers when campaigns are or aren’t driving great calls. This real-time visibility can inspire marketers to work […]
I like to think of Salesforce Dashboards as the reward for all the work marketing and sales teams put into Salesforce. Using dashboards, it’s possible to have a single view of all – or nearly all – the metrics you’ll need to not only monitor results and efficiency, but also show off your accomplishments at your next […]
The mobile revolution is in full swing and our customers are reporting more and more phone leads thanks, in no small part, to increased smartphone adoption. But these inbound phone leads might be even more vital than you think. New research from BIA/Kelsey reports that  phone leads are now considered the highest quality lead source. […]
Looking back on my first visit to Dreamforce, the massive cloud computing conference that now regularly draws over 100,000 attendees, I recall noting how few marketers seemed to be in attendance. The conference sported a dazzling array of name-brand business leaders and technologists, but most attendees seemed to be Salesforce administrators, developers from partner companies, and sales managers. Unless […]
When our customers reach out to us it’s an important moment. Virtually no one calls companies to chat idly. Think about the last time you called a business. Chances are you either were seriously interested in making a purchase or you needed immediate customer service. When your prospects are ready to have a serious sales conversation there are few […]
When I was working as an agency marketer, I had the opportunity to work with several healthcare clients. Though the particular healthcare services those companies offered ranged, they all had a couple things in common. First of all, they all operated call centers that took inbound calls from prospective patients. Secondly, they were investing heavily in ads that were specifically […]
Whether you are trying to generate leads for your own company, or you work for an agency that traffics in leads, chances are that  you aren’t taking enough credit for your efforts. There’s a lot of talk amongst marketers about creating a culture of accountability, in which marketers are able to report the ROI of […]