Many marketer’s overlook the opportunity to use market research as a tool to not only validate sales and marketing assumptions, but simultaneously as a tool to grow market share. Traditional research methodologies are geared to understanding buying behaviors, new product development opportunities and the like. But by combining traditional research approaches with a strong lead generation focus, organizations can acquire both intelligence and new customers. This post is intended to provide an overview as to using lead generation techniques within an overall research campaign.
Sales prospecting is a high priority for most companies and how they go about it varies. Some companies may require their quota carrying sales reps to make cold calls and do their own prospecting. Others may use an inside sales team or an outsourced call center that specializes in lead generation for new business opportunities.
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