Friday, March 27, 2009

Lead generation is actually “bad lead elimination.”

Almost every lead generation program operates under the assumption “the more leads, the better.” Hey, want a lot of leads? Buy a booth at a trade show and run a raffle for a new iPhone. You’ll have business cards coming out your ears. But your cost of sales will go through the roof because the sales reps will be chasing geese. Effective lead generation only results in as many leads as the sales team can close, and only leads that are likely to close.