“Nurtured leads produce, on average, a 20% increase in sales opportunities versus non-nurtured leads." [Source: DemandGen Report] Today we start a new podcast theme - Sales & Marketing Integration. Moving forward we will look at the ins and outs, as well as benefits associated to the sales department and marketing department working together as it relates to Lead Generation. Today’s niche focus will be: Social Selling vs. Lead Nurturing. If Social Selling is really just the sales professional's way of getting attention and then nurturing leads how does that affect the Marketing department’s formal Lead Nurturing campaigns? What are the pitfalls associated to these two departments not communicating as it relates to this topic? We address this in detail during this podcast episode. We even provide 3 tips on how Sales and Marketing can work hand-in-hand to make the Lead Nurturing process a great success without stepping on one another. If you want to learn how the Sales and Marketing departments can leverage Social Selling and Lead Nurturing campaigns in conjunction with one another to generate more qualified opportunities, then you will want to listen to this episode.