Lead411 was named a “Top Performer” by G2Crowd in its recently published Sales Intelligence report. The report compares aspects of Sales Intelligence products to help users select the best product, get the best deals, and set realistic budgets.
We were ranked above our direct competitors, which include companies like InsideView, ZoomInfo, Hoovers and Data.com. Our satisfaction score was rated by users at 74, which was the 4th highest overall, and considerably higher than those of our competitors (whose scores were below 45).
Builtwith has sort of been the industry standard for providing data about websites and their technologies. The Australian company has been around since 2007 according to Crunchbase. They consistently crawl the web to see which companies and websites use specific technologies. For example, you might want to know which companies use Marketo or Hubspot.
Recently, Datanyze launched. They focused not just on crawling the www for technologies, but crawling them every single day. This is helpful for sales people because you can find out which companies are testing out your competitors’ products and then offer your services as well. For example, let’s say you are a lesser known marketing automation SaaS like LoopFuse. Wouldn’t it be interesting for you to see which companies are testing out the Marketo solution?
Today, Builtwith launched their version of this solution with the featured called “Builtwith Alerts” – You can see more information . We recently added a new feature to our Enterprise solution that allows users to select specific technologies when creating/exporting our company and people lists. So you not only get to find out which websites are using what, but you also get to download specific executives.
One of the most requested data sets customers ask for is information on which technologies a company uses. For example, many customers want to build a list of companies or employees that use Marketo, Salesforce or MailChimp. Because we are planning to test out pricing models we have decided to offer this as a free add-on to our Enterprise solution.
Those of you who already have Enterprise now receive this feature. For those that don’t, you are able to upgrade to enterprise with our normal pricing($1999) for the time being. This is just an introductory offer as we don’t know what the pricing will look like in the future. Not only are we are the first solution to bring together website IT Intelligence and company contacts, our pricing is currently a third of what our nearest competitor is charging… so we don’t know what the plans are in the future. Also notice that our company profiles now contain a section called “IT Intelligence” where you can “view” this information. If you would like a live demo please use our contact form.
Glam Media, Inc. recently welcomed Jill Byron as the company’s new SVP Marketing. She was most recently with CBS Interactive, where she served as their VP of Marketing. Byron will share with the team her experience of over two decades in marketing. There’s more about her appointment on this news link.
Lumber Liquidators recently promoted James Davis to the position of Senior Vice President, Sales. He was previously their Vice President of Sales for the Eastern division of the U.S. Davis became part of the company back in 2009. There’s more about his appointment on this news link.
We are super excited to announce that the new Lead411 is officially live. After 12 months of back breaking work you can finally see our new creation. Actually the new www site has been up since mid-December, but we didn’t want to make an official announcement until certain bugs had been fixed. Here is what you will find.
We previously had 6 different areas in order for people to search… if you can believe that! Now we have one. Click on our filter button from any page on our site and you will see all the search options. Notice that we have new search paramaters such as; zip code specific, mile radius searching, sic codes and IT Intelligence. We will be doing a full blog post about our new IT Intelligence data and features later this week.
Improved Daily Lead Filtering
Many customers love to customize their daily lead alerts. We got lots of requests to improve our filtering. If you click on the image to your left you will see our new configuration. Notice that it is much more granular. Be sure to note that you can also track any company regardless of your territory with the “My Tracked Companies” form at the bottom of the page. You can see more here.
More Industry Information
Not only did we add SIC codes to our database we have also repopulated many of our company’s industries. If you recall many of our industries previously were flagged as “Other” as we didn’t have their specific information. This is has now changed. This will help your daily lead alerts as well as general prospect building.
We changed our subscriptions. Our previous Core/Plus subscriptions have been converted to SB100 subscriptions. This subscription gives you exactly the same amount of data as Core/Plus, but also gives you an extra 100 exports/downloads a month. If you have been with us since the early 2000′s… don’t worry.. Your monthly fee has not changed. The enterprise subscription replaces the Pro subscription. You still have access to our entire database and have unlimited downloads.
As some of you already know, we will be launching an additional 1M contacts within the next 4 weeks. These are not yet out, but will be very soon.
We have made so many changes I can’t list them all here, but please let us know if you have any questions whatsoever…
tblue at lead411.net
support at lead411.net
Roger Egan was recently named as the new senior vice president of sales and channels for Docker, Inc. He was most previously part of Red Hat, where he was VP of North America channels alliance and commercial/SMB sales. Egan will share more than two decades of experience in sales work in the hardware, software, and services industries. There’s more about his appointment on this news link.
Bill Gerski was recently named Vice President of Sales for Huawei Technologies USA. He had worked with companies like Time Warner, Bell Atlantic, and Viacom. Gerski will share with the team four decades of experience in the field. There’s more about his appointment on this news link.
Peoplefluent® recently appointed Chauncey Kupferschmid as their new SVP of Sales and Business Development. He was most recently with Silkroad, where he was Chief Sales Officer. Kupferschmid will contribute to the team his experience in software sales leadership, spanning over 25 years. There’s more about his appointment on this news link.
Sheetz Inc. recently appointed David Woodley as the company’s new executive vice president of sales and marketing. He became part of the company back in 1983. Woodley has worked on brands like MTO®, Sheetz Bros. Coffeez®, MTGo! and Shweetz. There’s more about his appointment on this news link.
Kum & Go LChas recently designated Chris Jones as the new senior vice president of marketing. This appointment is effective January 6th 2014. Jones was formerly with Athene USA, where he was executive vice president and chief marketing officer. There’s more about his appointment on this news link.