Common Misconceptions about Lead Quality in Marketing

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One of the most important steps to developing a mobile marketing campaign is to find quality leads. However, while every organization is likely to have different methods to find and categorize its leads, there are a few common misconceptions that could hamper your company’s lead organization.

Here are some commons misconceptions about lead quality:

• Any lead is a good lead. This is perhaps the biggest misconception there is when it comes to lead generation. It’s always about quality over quantity. If you focus on spreading your

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MMS mobile marketing can contain a timed slideshow of images, text, audio and video. This mobile content is delivered via MMS (Multimedia Message Service). Nearly all new phones produced with a color screen are capable of sending and receiving standard MMS message. Brands are able to both send (mobile terminated) and receive (mobile originated) rich content through MMS A2P (application-to-person) mobile networks to mobile subscribers. In some networks, brands are also able to sponsor messages that are sent P2P (person-to-person).

message to as many people as possible, you’re just wasting time and resource. Targeted messaging toward leads that are actually likely to listen to what you have to say is much more cost effective and worthy of your time.
• Quality leads just tend to happen. There is a lot of nurturing of your leads that goes into ensuring their quality. Not every single person who visits your website and fills out a form for a consultation is going to automatically be a quality lead. You may be surprised to learn that 79 percent of marketing leads never convert into sales because the company failed to nurture the lead property. Turning possible leads into quality leads takes work.
• Social media doesn’t produce quality leads. While this may have been true in past years, it was because brands didn’t understand how best to use social media for marketing. Since 2012, however, social media has had a significantly higher lead-to-close rate than other strategies, such as outbound marketing. With the amount of analytics now available through most social media sites, it’s foolish to ignore social networks as a marketing strategy.
• I only need to pursue leads that requested to be contacted. People that fill out contact forms have definitely shown they are ready to be pursued. However, being proactive with those that have been already identified as being quality leads but have not taken such action yet can do a lot to increasing the likelihood of a sale.

Have you suffered from any of these or other misconceptions about lead quality in marketing? Work with the team at Viral Solutions to flesh out an in-depth mobile marketing automation campaign that will help you to nurture quality leads and increase your conversion rates.

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by Thomas von Ahn | Chief Elephant Slayer

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About Thomas von Ahn

With more than 30 years of experience in B2B sales across various industries, Thomas has unique insight into both the offline and online sales sphere. It was during his time in the trenches that Thomas noticed a recurring theme: Though business owners are knowledgeable about their craft or trade, they often struggle to market and sell to their prospects. This realization is what prompted Thomas and his now business partner, Christine, to bring Viral Solutions to life. Since starting the company, Thomas has been able to assist countless business owners in developing a solid marketing plan based upon sound marketing strategy, then assigning the marketing tactics to a team of talented employees, and, finally, watching those actions unfold—his true passion.

Though Viral Solutions is on Thomas’ mind 24/7, he does occasionally take a break to cheer on the Green Bay Packers and enjoy his adopted home of Wisconsin. Much of his family also works at Viral Solutions, and this closeness with family and employees is the cornerstone of the Viral Solutions culture.