October 22

Telemarketing is the top lead generation tactic

Inside Sales


The phone is the number one tactic to generate leads according to the Direct Marketing Association’s 2005 Response Rate Report which shows the following: 

Telephone, dimensional mail, e-mail, and coupons provided the best response rate results for generating leads. Telephone leads all media with the highest response rate of 5.53 percent. Dimensional mail was close behind at 5.28 percent, and e-mail produced an average response rate of 3.39 percent.

The data came from over 500 campaigns from 21 industries and tracked 19 different tactics including: outbound telemarketing, direct mail, search marketing, and e-mail among others.

Thanks to Carol Krol over at BtoB Magazine for pointing me to the report. DMA Report shows telemarketing is the top lead generation tactic 

About the author 

Brian Carroll

Brian Carroll is the CEO and founder of markempa, helping companies to convert more customers with empathy-based marketing.

He is the author of the bestseller, Lead Generation for the Complex Sale and founded B2B Lead Roundtable LinkedIn Group with 20,301+ members.

  1. Interesting post about the response rate of various marketing mediums for lead generation. Great to see that telemarketing stands out on top.

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