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Now I understand why Corp hates marketing

I recently started my first sales job where I get calls booked for me thanks to marketing. You guys... I don't know how you deal. This is for a 10k program.




How are your marketing leads?
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CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
Good rule of thumb:

Never rely on Marketing.Β 

Like. Ever.
SalesPharaoh
Big Shot
+10
AM BDR
Agree
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DaveFromCollege
Notorious Answer
+7
Account Executive
Join the club. I don't think I've gotten a single solid lead from marketing at my current position, it's brutal.
I hate marketing so much but am dating a girl that does it... you guys are my outlet to vent ig
GlenRoss
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
I get a very mixed bag. Some really hot leads. Som very bad
funcoupons
WR Officer
+12
that's queen coups to u
My marketing leads are shite on a stick. For every one decent lead there's twenty BS ones.
YoungGoat
Opinionated
+2
Surgical Technology Specialist
You can’t expect anything from them. If they come up with something good then great, if not, it’s not like you were counting on anything
funcoupons
WR Officer
+12
that's queen coups to u
Yep. The bar is set at basement level when it comes to marketing leads. At this point I'm pleasantly surprised if they manage to connect me to someone with a pulse.
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fred
Valued Contributor
+4
salesperson
So I'm an SDR, but I was hired for my skill with marketing - I am quite good at generating leads using content, social media, etcΒ  - I am a little out there with it and our actual marketing team hate it because I pull more leads in than them, they are very 'kind regard club' whitepapers and all that bullshit where I make celebrity memes and say weird shit on Linkedin for engagement and likeability - I am super glad our marketing is crap though as if it was good id be worried my job would not be needed you dig?
wahmsales
WR Officer
+10
SDR
How's LinkedIn working for you?Β 
YoureMuted
Opinionated
+1
AE
β€œHot leads” from marketing are three weeks old. When I finally talk to the prospect, they have no idea what I’m talking about. Never downloaded that white paper, never talked to so and so... it’s legit fake, every time. And the sad part is that our marketing department outsources this lead gen to a third party. So this third party is using LinkedIn to find proper IT contacts, then just making stuff up.
wahmsales
WR Officer
+10
SDR
Wow, what a scam!
SalesPharaoh
Big Shot
+10
AM BDR
Qualified inbound leadsΒ 
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Ok Tech sales peeps - tell me what my client needs
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Does marketing actually suck at your company?
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Does marketing suck at your company?
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madfisher , Β  RealPatrickBateman , Β  MinisterOfChaos Β  and 34 people voted
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ok, so OBVIOUSLY I'm not in marketing.
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