Getting Your Sales Channel to Follow-up On Leads

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B2B marketers know getting field sales people to follow-up on sales leads is tough but getting channel partners (VARs, resellers and distributors) to follow-up and close-the-loop seems down right impossible.

If you supporting multiple sales channels with lead generation, you’ll probably like this case study by MarketingSherpa. It explains how GE Access Distribution got their channel to close the loop on 95% of leads delivered. The best part was that their solution was not buying CRM software instead, they focused on developing collaboration and teamwork.

I agree with all of the suggestions in the case study. Teamwork between the sales and marketing is essential to get the maximum ROI from marketing and lead generation programs. I paraphrased a few of key points from the case study below:

I’ve talked to a number of companies that are now requiring close-loop-feedback in their contracts with their channel partners. What gets measured gets done and what gets paid for gets done.

Have any tips work how to the channel to follow-up on sales leads? Share your comments.

MarketingSherpa.com: How GE Access Distribution Got Resellers to Follow-Up With 58% More Leads

Brian Carroll is the CEO of InTouch Inc. InTouch is a 50-person company focused on delivering effective lead generation solutions for “the complex sale.”

Brian authors the very interesting B2B Lead Generation Blog which focuses on B2B lead generation, sales leads, and marketing for the complex sale.

Getting Your Sales Channel to Follow-up On Leads
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