InsideSales.com Tests Lead Response Practices of Salesforce.com Dreamforce '08 Sponsors
RESEARCH STUDY MEASURES RESPONSE TIMES TO WEB AND PHONE-BASED INQUIRIES
RESEARCH STUDY OVERVIEW
As the pioneer in lead response management technologies, InsideSales.com, measured response times to inquiries made while on Web sites of all of the sponsors at the Salesforce.com Dreamforce '08 on November 2nd to 5th, 2008, in San Francisco. Inquiries were made on 124 Web sites through Web-based forms where available and all responses were tracked whether they came by email or telephone. The information that was input included fictional email addresses and phone numbers unique to this study. Some sponsors were not known at the time of this study.
The inquiries were made in 2008 prior to the Salesforce.com Dreamforce '09. Inquiries were made using fictional identities and contact information and were input once on each Web page. Researchers were instructed never to reply to responses, but merely to gather the exact date and time of each response made as well as whether they were made by email or phone format.
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WHAT IS LEAD RESPONSE MANAGEMENT?
InsideSales.com has been at the forefront of research in the area of Lead Response Management since it partnered with Dr. James Oldroyd of the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2007 in a study that was released at MarketingSherpa's B-to-B Demand Generation Summit 2007.
The term Lead Response Management (LRM) describes where response practices vary to optimize contact and qualification rates. LRM solves the pain marketers feel when they generate leads and give them to salesreps to have them sit for 24 to 48 hours before a 1st contact attempt is made and only 4-5 attempts are made total; which means that 50-55% of all leads never get contacted.
Lead Response Management is a subset of Lead Management which also includes Demand Generation, Lead Conversion, and Qualification and includes:
The LRM study found the following:
DREAMFORCE STUDY RESULTS
The results gathered by the researchers are summarized as follows:
Best practices (5 minute response):
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