Who Uses Lead-Generation Marketing?

It’s difficult to measure the exact percentage of companies that use lead-generation marketing. But here’s an interesting statistic: A McKinsey Global Survey found that 83% of companies worldwide use some kind of online lead-generation tactic (e-mail marketing, search engine ads, etc.).1 If we include the few companies that use only traditional lead-generation tactics (trade shows, direct mail, and cold calling) without using online tactics, we might estimate that roughly 85 to 90% of all companies worldwide use some form of lead-generation marketing.

The companies that have the most use for lead-generation marketing are those that acquire sales through a website or sales staff. Any company that has a direct ...

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