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Top 10 trends in B2B lead generation and how to take full advantage of them

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Join me and your fellow B2B marketers at the Northern California Business Marketing Assocation's Sales Lead Roundtable on Wednesday, November 3rd in Palo Alto, CA at 8:30 am. I'm honored to be the guest speaker. My presentation is about The top 10 trends in B2B lead generation, and how to take full advantage of them. Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2020. Time: 8:30 to 10:30 am. Location: Scott's Seafood of Palo Alto. Use this link for more information or to register: [link]. P.P.S. I'll also be speaking that same afternoon in San Francisco at the.

B2B Ads From the Past

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I always find it interesting to take a look at the work done by our predecessors in B2B marketing. In post in Jackie West’s UK Industrial Marketing Blog , she mentions Richard Stone’s Insights into PR and Online Marketing blog post where he links to The Vintage Ad Browser. Simply click on one of the categories in the Vintage Ad Browser, or type something into the search window and you will get to see some of the advertising work done by those B2B marketers that came before us in what then was called “industrial advertising.&#. Now—what was it you wanted to sell me?&#.

Get up to speed on B2B marketing automation in an hour for free

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As a top corporate, sales or marketing executive looking for ways to efficiently and cost-effectively boost B2B leads and sales, this Executive Briefing Webinar is for you! December 15, 2010 - 2 :00 p.m. EDT (GMT-4). Reserve your seat: Register here. Can’t make it? Be notified about future events. Reach and nurture more prospective customers. Generate more qualified leads. Close more sales.

2010’s 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management: Winners announced

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The Sales Lead Management Association just announced the results of the voting for the Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management in 2010. James W. Here's the list of 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management in 2010. Thank you! B2B sales leads News Sales lead management

The Rise of the Customer Marketer

Explore the changes taking place in customer marketing from the perspective of customer marketers themselves.

Responsible for B2B marketing or lead generation? Be my guest at B2B University in Boston on May 18th

Sales Lead Insights

If you are a B2B Marketer, or are responsible for lead generation, don’t miss this complimentary, half-day, educational event! What: B2B Marketing University. When: May 18, 2010. Where: W Hotel, 100 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116. Click here for the agenda and to register. Why bother attending? Today is both a challenging time and an exciting time to be a B2B marketer.

B2B Marketing University: See you in Palo Alto on April 7th…

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Are you a B2B marketer that is responsible for lead generation? If so, you won’t want to miss this complimentary, half-day B2B marketing seminar on April 7, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Cabaña Hotel in Palo Alto, CA. This all-new-for-2010 B2B Marketing University is focused on helping you stay ahead of the curve and excel in the changing B2B marketing environment. No product pitches.

B2B marketers: Please don’t believe everything you read.

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One of my favorite marketing magazines, BtoB , featured an article in its November 8, 2010 edition which posed some questions to Brian Halligan, CEO of marketing software company HubSpot. One of the questions was "How can b2b marketers improve their lead-nurturing efforts?" Brian's answer was, "B2b companies are way too obsessed with the middle of their funnels—[i.e.,] what do I do once I get a lead?—and —and not nearly interested enough in how the heck do I get more leads in the first place. It didn't work then and it doesn't work now.

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What B2B marketing automation is all about, and why you should care: An Executive Breakfast Briefing near Boston on June 29, 2010

Sales Lead Insights

Interested in learning more about B2B marketing automation and how it may benefit your company? Then do not miss this complimentary, 90-minute breakfast briefing designed specifically for senior corporate, sales and marketing executives at a mid-size to large companies, or at a fast-growing, venture-funded small companies; executives who are looking for ways to cost-effectively and efficiently boost sales. What B2B marketing automation is all about, and why you should care. Presented by AcquireB2B, a division of Mac McIntosh, Inc. Date: June 29th. Time: 8:30 am to 10:00 am. increase their ROI.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

25 B2B marketing thought leaders answer the question "What do you expect to B2B marketers to be doing more of or differently in 2016?" The results are amazing insights around content marketing, achieving business results, alignment, employee advocacy, new technologies, customer experience and more.

Mac McIntosh Announces our New Division for Implementing Lead Generation: AcquireB2B

Sales Lead Insights

I thought that as reader of this blog you might be interested in hearing more about a new resource for helping you drive more leads and sales, more efficiently and at lower cost, by leveraging the power of marketing automation: AcquireB2B – Driving leads & sales with marketing automation™ Three Ways to Learn More. Mac McIntosh Inc has provided consulting and speaking/training related to helping companies like yours generate more qualified leads and drive more sales using the latest B2B marketing strategies, tactics, media and technology since 1990. Or anything in between.

Managing B2B Leads for Sales Success – 30 minute webinar on June 10 at 11:00 am PST

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Drive revenue for your organization by fully leveraging your B2B marketing and sales teams. Join us for my conversation with Gord Hotchkiss (author of The BuyerSphere Project ) on the current realities of B2B demand generation. B2B Leads for Sales Success. June 10, 2010 | Time: 11am PST | Length: 30 min. Register here. In this special live, 30-minute webinar, we will address questions that are top of mind: How has technology, e.g. marketing automation, changed the way marketing and sales work together? What role does search marketing play in qualifying leads? What will lead gen.

Revamping Your Website? Questions to Ask and The Answers You Need

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Jackie West, in her UK Industrial Marketing Blog , pointed out a great resource for anyone considering designing or redesigning their website. It is a list, compliments of Business Marketing Online , of some of the questions you should ask anyone offering to (re)design your company website , and the answers which you should be looking to receive. You can view or download the list here: [link]. If you'd like to learn more, please use my Contact Form , call me directly at 1-800-944-5553 or +1-401-294-7730, or check out the marketing consulting or speaking and training pages on my website.

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Webinar Leads Demystified: Free webinar on April 28, 2010 at 2:00 pm EDT

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Don’t miss this complimentary webinar about turning webinar registrants and attendees into qualified, sales-ready leads. Webinar Leads Demystified: Best practices for leveraging both webinar registrants and attendees. Wednesday, April 28, 2010 2:00 p.m. EDT (11:00 a.m. For more information and to register, click here. webinar, or webinar series, can be a strong performer in a marketer’s demand-generation program. Instead, learn how to maximize the value of these prospects with: lead evaluation strategies. data collection ideas for additional qualification. nurturing best practices.

B2B Marketing Automation: Here’s My Definition

Sales Lead Insights

How’s this for a definition of B2B marketing automation? The use of technology to generate, nurture, score and qualify leads, and drive sales, using customized, multi-touch marketing communications tailored for each contact’s profile, level of interest, behavior or place in the buying process. Unfortunately it’s a mouthful, isn’t it? What do you think? Do you have a better definition of marketing automation? Do you see other benefits that marketing automation delivers?

Six Key Steps to Successful Marketing Automation Adoption

Selecting a Marketing Automation platform can be a daunting task. With so many options out there, your success with Marketing Automation depends on selecting the platform that best fits your needs.

Are inbound leads really leads? I believe the majority are not.

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I think some of the information being touted by companies that have a stake in inbound marketing can be misleading. What I am talking about is the categorizing of all inbound inquiries as “leads.&#. Ask any salesperson if all inbound inquires are leads, and when he or she stops laughing, you will probably get an earful about how inquiries, unless they have been prequalified, are a waste of salespeople’s time. Until then I believe they are really just “suspects.&#. inquired, downloaded, visited, registered, or attended). Which leads me to another observation (no pun intended).

B2B Marketing University: 3/3 in DC and 4/7 in Palo Alto

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Join us for a complimentary afternoon seminar and take your business-to-business marketing and lead generation to the next level. If you are a B2B marketer or are responsible for B2B lead generation, do not miss this free, half-day seminar on March 3, 2010 at the Westin Grand Hotel in Washington, DC or April 3, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza Cabaña Hotel in Palo Alto, CA, This all-new-for-2010 B2B Marketing University is focused on helping you stay ahead of the curve and excel in the changing B2B marketing environment. No product pitches. Just learning. Register today for March 3 in DC.

Business Marketing Association Renames its Marketing Awards Competition the B2s

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Before I get to sharing my opinion about the Business Marketing Association (perhaps better known as the BMA) changing the name of its Pro-Comm Awards to the B2s, let me point out that I’m a long-time member and big-time fan of the organization. That’s more detail than you needed! All this means I just might be qualified to offer an opinion about the BMA renaming its Pro-Comm Awards the B2s. You can read the press release justifying the name change here. So what is my opinion of the name change? think a class of military airplanes that are designed to drop bombs.

B2B e-newsletters: Three bits of advice

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A client just asked me, "What are the three best pieces of advice to give to companies that embark on an e-newsletter for the first time?" Here’s my answer: Useful, relevant content is essential to get readership, and to avoid opt-outs. (I recommend aiming for 80 percent or more useful content and 20 percent or less promotional content.). Make sure compelling copy is visible in the upper left corner. When viewed as HTML with graphics shut off, as well as when viewed as a text email or via a PDA/phone.). What best advice would you give your fellow B2B marketers about e-newsletters?

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8 Ways to Create More Effective Lead Generation Programs

Explore key areas you should focus on with your content syndication strategy in order to help you get the attention of your target audience and build trust.

Advanced B2B Sales Lead Management Strategies: A Webinar for CMOs on What is Really Working Today

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Mark your calendar to attend this webinar about advanced sales lead management strategies for B2B CMOs. Advanced B2B Sales Lead Management Strategies: A front line report for CMO’s on what’s really working today. Direct from the front lines, hear the latest trends, and learn about successful programs, strategies and tactics from three of the top experts in B2B marketing. Cost: Free. Date/Time: Thursday, March 11, 2010 11:00 AM Pacific Standard Time. Click here to learn more. If you are reading this as an RSS feed, use this link to learn more: [link].

Advanced B2B Sales Lead Management Strategies: A Webinar for CMOs on What is Really Working Today

Sales Lead Insights

Mark your calendar to attend this webinar about advanced sales lead management strategies for B2B CMOs. Advanced B2B Sales Lead Management Strategies: A front line report for CMO’s on what’s really working today. Direct from the front lines, hear the latest trends, and learn about successful programs, strategies and tactics from three of the top experts in B2B marketing. Cost: Free. Date/Time: Thursday, March 11, 2010 11:00 AM Pacific Standard Time. Click here to learn more. If you are reading this as an RSS feed, use this link to learn more: [link].

Increasing B2B Lead Management ROI: 4 Key Performance Indicators

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Although the findings are not news to me or my clients, a recent research study about increasing B2B sales lead management ROI is worth mentioning. Because it validates some of what I’ve been recommending to my clients for years. The Forrester research study and white paper about sales lead management , commissioned by Silverpop , reports that when it comes to increasing the ROI from B2B sales lead management, there are four key performance indicators (KPIs) that pay off in more qualified leads and sales. Lead scoring. Content. Nurture early-stage buyers.

B2B Marketing University 2010 Kicks Off March 3rd in Washington DC

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If you are a B2B marketer, or are responsible for B2B lead generation, do not miss this half-day seminar on March 3, 2010 at the Westin Grand hotel in Washington, DC. This all new for 2010 session of B2B marketing University is focused on helping you stay ahead of the curve and excel in the changing B2B marketing environment. Join us and take your marketing and lead generation to the next level. Your attendance is free, compliments of B2B Marketing University’s sponsor, Silverpop. The best part is that B2B Marketing University is 100% pure education for serious B2B marketers.

A Blueprint for Content Marketing Success

84% of marketers plan to increase their content marketing spend over the next 5 years but less than half have any real confidence such content investments are paying off, based on a recent CEB survey.

The Top 10 Silly Marketing Mistakes B2B Marketers Make: Your Input Wanted (and Rewarded)!

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We can’t promise to make you famous, but if you share your top 10 list of silly mistakes that B2B marketers make, we’ll include you in our upcoming e-book. My good friend, fellow blogger and B2B marcom consultant Dianna Huff and I are putting together an e-book on the top 10 silly B2B marketing mistakes — and we want you to be part of it! Here’s how: Use our special survey link to tell us what you think are the top 10 B2B marketing mistakes that others make. We will accept your submissions through February 12, 2010 at midnight EST/GMT-5. So what are you waiting for?

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B-to-B Lead generation: What Enterprise-size Companies Should be Doing Differently in 2010

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If you are responsible for business-to-business lead generation at a large company, don’t miss this webcast! Lead Gen in 2010: Learn What is Working Best Right Now. January 27, 2010 at 11:00 am PST (2:00 pm EST). This one-hour webinar will cover: The latest trends in B-to-B lead generation, and how you can leverage them; Which lead gen strategies and tactics are working best, and which no longer work for enterprise companies like yours; The pros and cons of various marketing media for generating, nurturing, and qualifying leads. Why not register right now? Mac) McIntosh.

B2B product marketing professionals: This might interest you

Fearless Competitor

(If you enjoy the Fearless Competitor, watch me live on HubSpotTV on 11/19 at 4:00pm ET) See this picture? “My child is an honor student at… &# That is how most companies talk. called a Vice President of a company … Continue reading → Tags: Demand Generation Lead Nurturing Lead Scoring Leadership Management best practices Marketing lead generation

The Best Email Subject Line For Teleprospecting I've Seen Yet.

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

The best email subject line I've seen in my career came through my Inbox this week. Brad G, one of our inside sales reps shared an email he had received from a prospect praising his persistence in prospecting him. We call it "polite persistence" here at AG and I was very proud that the prospect not only responded to Brad, but took the time to compliment his approach and work ethic. Love to see that. As I was closing out the email I glanced at the subject line that Brad had sent to the prospect. It read " Attention: Jim - Final Follow up". or "do I know Pete"? Next he uses Jim's name.

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Why B2B Content Strategies Are Paramount for Generating Quality Leads

Generating demand and ensuring the consistent flow of high-quality, actionable leads is what makes B2B marketers successful.

Want a Bigger Marketing Budget? Send Less Leads to Sales

B2B Lead Generation Blog

If your 2011 marketing budget is tighter than you want it to be, trying giving sales less leads. According to Marketing Sherpa’s just-released 2011 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report , a whopping 80 percent of the 935 respondents said they pass unqualified leads along to sales. That’s a costly mistake. Let me explain why: For every 100 raw leads, only 4 to 7 are ready to buy.

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A Simple B2B Marketing Framework

Everything Technology Marketing

We often discuss in this blog how B2B marketing is becoming more complex, and how to manage this complexity. Marketing is getting involved in many more areas that touch the customer along the buying process, multiplied by a dizzying variety of new tactics, online communications and engagement platforms. But that's content for another blog post. Let me know your thoughts about this framework.

11 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2011

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Around this time last year I wrote about the 10 B2B Marketing Predictions for 2010 and while I would say 7 out of 10 have already materialized and the others are on their way. So that begs the question – what’s on the horizon specifically for B2B Marketers next year? Here are 11 concrete ways I think the environment in which B2B Marketers operate will evolve in 2011. Enjoy! Email this to a friend?

Cartoon: Who is creating content for your company?

Digital Body Language

Today's my first attempt at cartooning (okay, not really, all the hard work was done by gifted cartoonist Brady Bonus ). hope you enjoy it! First posted this morning on It's All About Revenue : Tags: Social media Content

The B2B Marketer's Field Guide To Customer Engagement

Leverage customer engagement and advocacy to drive brand, demand and profitable growth.

7 Mistakes To Avoid In Your Next Webinar Invitation

The Point

I’ve written a number of times in this space about how to maximize response from email Webinar invitations. The campaign below from Parallels , a Swiss-based software company, provides a handy illustration of those techniques by displaying what key mistakes to avoid. For example: 1. Sell the offer, not the product. Lead with compelling benefits, not just facts. Use images wisely. See #1 above.

SAL is the Glue that Binds Sales and Marketing in Lead Generation

Industrial Marketing Today

A lead is a lead, right? Depends – are you in marketing or in sales? SAL – Sales Accepted Leads is the bridge between Marketing Qualified Leads (MQL) and Sales Qualified Leads (SQL). No, I am not splitting hairs nor am I indulging in semantics. Clearly defining and understanding the implications of MQL, SAL and SQL are critical to the success of B2B lead generation. Defining qualified leads.

The 4 C’s of B2B Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

We’ve all heard about the four P’s of marketing. Product. Price. Placement. Promotion. The four P’s were created mainly to describe the ideal “marketing mix&#. The term “marketing mix&# became popularized after Neil H. Borden published his 1964 article, Concept of the Marketing Mix. Connection – connecting with the audience you wish to attract. Digg this!

How PR and Social Media Can Work Together

Webbiquity

Social media and PR would seem to be natural allies. Both are primarily focused on brand awareness, credibility building and image enhancement. Both are critical tools for dealing with bad news or crisis situations. Both require relationships with influential people in one’s industry to be effective. And both rely on the ability to tell an interesting story. Since many (most?) Share this on Bebo.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

25 B2B marketing thought leaders answer the question "What do you expect to B2B marketers to be doing more of or differently in 2016?" The results are amazing insights around content marketing, achieving business results, alignment, employee advocacy, new technologies, customer experience and more.