B2B Lead Blog

Trending Sources

Inbound Marketing: How a B2B company used a content marketing strategy to improve customer experience

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet Inbound marketing is typically a term reserved for B2C companies striving to draw customers in with flashy social media campaigns, witty tweets and beautiful infographics. Starting off, attracting the right people and the speaking to the right audience is essential in a B2B inbound marketing campaign. Who are we speaking to? What message are we trying to convey? You might also like.

6 Ideas to Create More Relevant Lead Nurturing Emails

B2B Lead Generation Blog

For example, I receive emails often from companies that claim to “know” me — in some cases I’m their customer — but their emails certainly don’t show it. Idea #3: Create message based on industry vertical or company size (Hint: Segmentation). At the same time, company size will give you a hint as to the resources they have available to tackle these challenges. Segmentation.

4 Steps to Lead Nurturing: Walking the buying path with your customers

B2B Lead Generation Blog

That said, I’ve seen companies spend most of their budget getting people to raise their hands but not putting enough toward progression. As you do that, consider the questions that customers have in mind before they make a buying decision: How will this product or service help my company? Is there another company out there that is better? Is the company credible?

Lead Generation That Converts Leads into Sales Opportunities

B2B Lead Generation Blog

read recently that a company trimmed its registration form to include an extremely basic two-field form and found its conversion rate more than tripled with this simplification. At the same time, the company expanded its email follow-up process and was able to increase the amount of personal data collected over time. You should: Identify company size, industry and geography.

Evangelizing a Content Marketing Program

person to tell the company’s story, even though he. CEO’s office and pitch the idea of building a small me- dia company within a large corporation. B2C Marketers companies that excel at lead nurturing generate. It’s also worth noting that companies that. company? mistake brands often make is only considering companies in their in- dustry as potential competition.

Lead Nurturing: What it is, and what it is not

B2B Lead Generation Blog

We discussed the challenges of communicating what is and isn’t lead nurturing. A lot of marketers say they are “nurturing” their prospects, when in reality, all they are doing is sending out nice brochures, landing page links or marketing copy focused on product releases or company announcements. Starting to get my point? Examples of what is NOT lead nurturing: 1. You might also like.

Lead Generation via Influencers and Experts in 4 Steps

B2B Lead Generation Blog

There are multiple opportunities with influencer development, which include: Getting more opportunities with people and companies you may have not otherwise engaged with. Step 2: Focus — Research them, their companies and their clients or customers. Do they work with companies that fit your ideal customer profile? Testing and refining your messaging and value proposition.

Lead Nurturing in 6 Simple Steps

B2B Lead Generation Blog

What else have you learned to implement lead nurturing programs in your company? Tweet What’s the quickest, cheapest way to implement lead nurturing? I get that question frequently when I talk to marketers about lead nurturing. Lead nurturing is pretty easy to understand, but hard to execute when you have little time or budget. Volumes could be written about each bullet point. Step #1.

How to Put the Customer First in Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog

You need to move from company logic to customer logic. Customers want to work with people and companies that can step in their shoes and understand the results they are trying to achieve. Tweet Putting customers first in lead generation. That missing piece is customer empathy. We can get so caught up in our systems, tools and investments that we lose sight of empathy.

Lead Nurturing: Unique tracks and impactful tests

B2B Lead Generation Blog

After three months of calling, 40% wanted to continue to be in the IT company’s lead nurturing program, 15% moved further along in the sales cycle and 7% converted into customers. For an investment of less than $50,000, within three months the IT company gained $1.2 Think relevance. This is the essence of lead nurturing. Sowing + Nurturing = Reaping. As you sow, so shall you reap.

Introduction to Lead Management

B2B Lead Generation Blog

However, companies continue to spend untold dollars on lead generation efforts ultimately doomed to fail. In my own experience working with companies, I’ve found the top issues include: Marketing qualified leads (MQLs aka inquiries) have been sent to sales people without qualifying them first or sending leads to Sales based on lead scoring alone. Lead management defined.

Content Marketing Playbook: Strategy and Roadmap

returned to the company after a 28-month stint leading. back the curtain on the groundbreaking work hap- pening inside a company Thomas Edison founded 130. with a better example of a brand building a more effec- tive content roadmap than GE. “It’s been a big change in our company—we’ve tried to. the powerful force that pushed the company forward. All rights reserved.

15 Tips to Generate More Leads in 2015 (Part 1, featuring tips 1-5)

B2B Lead Generation Blog

In this situation, salespeople will have a tendency to focus on those companies they already know and relationships they already have, ignoring the others. The next question is, was that you asking the question, or was that someone else in your company asking the question? Most new leads go nowhere. Here’s how. Create a marketing funnel, not just a sales funnel. Business need.

The Most Important B2B Marketing Metrics for CEOs

B2B Lead Generation Blog

B2B Marketing: How accounts payable company’s new process increased Marketing’s contribution to revenue 1,300% [MarketingSherpa B2B Marketing case study]. Tweet CEOs expect their marketing leaders to provide metrics and be accountable in meeting their numbers, just like their expectations for sales leaders. On the pipeline? On revenue? How much am I putting in and what am I getting out?

Lead Generation: How an insurance company reduced acquisition costs in purchased leads

B2B Lead Generation Blog

There are a lot of expenses associated with purchasing hundreds of thousands of leads annually, so we are constantly working to maximize acquisition economics,” explained George Hurley, Director of Marketing Analytics, Plymouth Rock Management Company of New Jersey. According to the Salesforce 2015 State of Marketing report, lead quality is the No. Change the way leads are purchased.

Mobile Marketing: What 4 top B2B companies can teach us about mobile

B2B Lead Generation Blog

According to the MarketingSherpa 2012 Mobile Marketing Benchmark Report (free excerpt at that link), when asked, “Which mobile marketing tactic does your company use?” 64% of B2B companies listed mobile websites as their number one mobile marketing strategy in use. To be honest, I was surprised to see so many companies without a mobile site. Caterpillar : Not a desktop replica.

Mobile 118

Content Marketing 2016: Staffing, Measurement, and Effectiveness

fully formed media company. number of other companies like General Electric, Marriott, and Starbucks joined the club, competing. Full disclosure: GE and Marriott are Contently clients.) It may seem odd at first to liken companies known for. as media company.” challenge for any company, no matter its size or budget. of content marketing technology companies have.

Building Your Strategic Lead Generation Portfolio

B2B Lead Generation Blog

If you can’t measure your marketing channels in terms of return on investment to the organization — leads generated, opportunities in the funnel and business closed — why should your company “invest in your fund?”. Tweet To be successful at lead generation, marketers can’t rely on one specific tactic. Rather, they must leverage a portfolio of channels. hope you find it helpful.

Lead Nurturing: Why good call scripts are built on storytelling

B2B Lead Generation Blog

The company identifier. Tweet In teleprospecting, it’s not just about what you “ask” prospects; it’s about when you ask them. This is where a lot of teleprospecting gets it wrong. Intuitively, fast, upfront and to the point seems like a sound approach and I’m a big fan of brevity. But, I also believe in timing and sequence, as both can make or break conversion. The “ask”.

Where’s the Passion in B2B Marketing?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

If so, why would you want to? I’ve wondered how we can be passionate advocates to people outside our companies if we don’t have close relationships or trust inside our place of work. Build relationships with the right people and companies, regardless of their timing to buy. Companies don’t buy — people do. Tweet I’m writing this post at Dreamforce 2014. completely agree.

Content Marketing Tips for Lead Nurturing

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Here’s some lead nurturing content ideas: Articles and media mentions  — Email by lined articles written by you or about your company or snail mail reprints written by you on relevant topics to your future customers. Tweet I was asked by a reader to provide some examples of what lead nurturing touches may look like. Lead nurturing is something that’s fairly easy to understand, but for many, it’s become a frustrating thing consistently execute for two reasons: Lack of content. My advice is to start accumulating and building your lead nurturing library now. What can you send via email?

Study: How Much of Your Content Marketing Is Effective?

companies will spend in the neighborhood of 50. identify them by their names and companies. companies are devoting to content marketing. Companies like Coca-Cola have succeeded with a. companies for audience attention. and interests instead of just telling them about the company’s. These companies need to talk with. Copyright © 2015 Contently. in it.

15 Tips to Generate More Leads in 2015 (Part 3, featuring tips 11-15)

B2B Lead Generation Blog

You need an intelligent process to identify the person’s function and role in the company, rather than going by title. With a recent MECLABS partner, we developed a process for determining a contact’s function in the company based on a series of conversations. Tweet To kick off the new year I’m sharing 15 ideas on improving your lead management. Also, it should be the same person.

5 Ways to Deal with Change for Successful Marketing

B2B Lead Generation Blog

But consumers aren’t the only ones who have changed; companies have changed too. Consider this statement from Charles Swindoll : “Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.” Be the change you want to make in your company. Your company needs you and your marketing leadership more than ever. Tweet As marketers, we deal with a lot of change.

Lead Nurturing: How a social business strategy can help you move from selling to helping your prospects

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Here were some of his suggestions to help your company engage in the right context: Educate your sales force on how to engage in social selling. So, what is social business exactly? While it would seem intuitive that social business is a social media best practice, that assumption could not be further from the truth. Sales leads as you know them are changing. From strategy to practice.

How the Halo Effect Drives Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog

My dad taught me many lessons growing up, and one that stands out as relevant to lead generation went something like this: He said, “Choose your friends carefully because we become like the people we spend most of our time with, and [like it or not] we’re judged by the company we keep.” ” He didn’t know it the time, but he explained how the halo effect  works.

Content Methodology: A Best Practices Report

company’s content across the enterprise. for their audience’s attention, including major publishers and media companies. suppliers, and can help facilitate corporate communications and build company culture. This virtuous circle is only possible when the company works to build a culture of. The studio helps unify the company around a. for the company’s newsroom.

Social Media Marketing: Dell reveals how it turns thousands of brand detractors into fans

B2B Lead Generation Blog

That changed when the computer company realized 4,000 conversations about the brand were happening online every single day and the company was not present. Here are the free tools Margetic advised using immediately to hear the social media conversations impacting your business: Google Alerts : Whenever your company or your industry is mentioned online, Google will notify you.

Optimizing Lead Distribution for Higher Conversion

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Almost every company that has salespeople has those who are strong performers and those who are weaker performers. One company I worked with  centrally qualifies  all their leads (via phone) against their  universal lead definition within two hours, distributes and requires their field sales force to follow up on those that are sales ready within eight hours. If Tweet The management of sales leads is critical to generating marketing ROI. Sadly, That’s a complex question when you think about it. What can you to do optimize your lead distribution process for higher conversion?

Lead Generation: Does your teleprospecting deliver value to prospects?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Company: A large, well-known insurance carrier. In Treatment A, the focus was on building trust by mentioning the size of the company as the fifth largest carrier. Tweet Lead generation teleprospecting is the art of acquiring sales-ready leads for a sales staff. Consequently, wouldn’t it make sense to test and optimize this process? Do you deliver value and mitigate anxiety? Results.

B2B Content Marketing: Find the bigger story

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Watch this video replay from his keynote for  a case study on how B2B shipping container and energy company Maersk Group used content marketing to garner 1.5 million) including  more than 25,000 people actively talking about the company. Tweet “Anybody here think you have nothing to create content around? No exciting stories to tell?” million Facebook page likes (now at 1.8

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. customer/stakeholder goals of my company, and what do I need to make. company sales rep, it becomes even more vital that both groups understand the buying process from. There will be more companies developing SLAs between sales and.

3 Factors that Connect Value Prop to Prospects

B2B Lead Generation Blog

What you are actually offering is hype, bland-vertising and the creature comforts of company jargon that only you understand. However, the move from broad brush understanding of a company’s value proposition to the granular level of value prospects are looking for is where many marketers become lost. In other words, what’s the elevator pitch for what you offer in the marketplace?

Lead Gen: A proposed replacement for BANT

B2B Lead Generation Blog

The micro-yes decisions depend on the channel but the thought sequence of the customer is actually quite similar, for each channel: What’s obvious is that we want to qualify the companies who solicit us every bit as much as they want to qualify us. For example, if that field contains the name of a company, we suspect it’s some kind of advertisement or triggered email. And so on.

BANT 129

Lead Generation: How using science increased teleprospecting sales handoffs 304%

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Relevancy : In their mind, the prospect is asking, “Are you relevant to me and my company?”. Tweet I have a confession to make. There’s something I wish I would have known when I wrote my best-seller, Lead Generation for the Complex Sale. So, I wanted to see if this heuristic could be applied to lead generation through teleprospecting. Below is an outline of how we made it happen. Test #1.

10 Ways to Optimize Your Lead Conversion Rate

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Invest as much in creating creative and content for lead progression as you do for lead capture. I’ve seen companies spend most of their budget getting people to raise their hands but not enough toward progression. Let your entire company know you’re past conversion rates and current outcomes. You can make a huge impact by focusing first on creating an Ideal Customer Profile (company-wide, for each product, service or solution). It seems like common sense, but the reality is, very few companies think about it because they assume it’s Sales’ job. Serve them. 3. 

Staffing and Launching Your Content Marketing Program

companies around the globe: 1. JOE CHERNOV, VP OF MARKETING, HUBSPOT: “HubSpot is not only a company, but it’s also the cata- lyst of a movement. work at a small company without a lot of bureaucracy. company or in one of those industries, you might be. though a lot of their stories report on the company’s. the company has in place, the editorial team has the.

15 Tips to Generate More Leads in 2015 (Part 2, featuring tips 6-10)

B2B Lead Generation Blog

The people to be nurtured are generally those with whom you’ve had a direct meaningful interaction via phone or email and who are in companies that fit your preferred profile. Lead Generation: How one company increased leads 96% by changing the presentation of incentive content [More from the blogs]. Define lead nurturing — and which leads you should nurture. What do they care about?

Stop Cold Calling and Start Lead Nurturing

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet Earlier this week, I had a call with a CEO of a small technology company who was wondering how to optimize his lead generation. You must have a sound, working knowledge of each potential customer, the company and, most importantly, the issues they face and how your product can help solve them. Give them educational content that helps them grow as an individual or a company. He called me after two salespeople quit, and he said, “I’m about to give up on cold calling and start doing inbound marketing. This type of interruption marketing no longer works.

Email Marketing: 3 simple steps for building customer personas

B2B Lead Generation Blog

To learn more about the challenges Byron faced in transforming IHS’ email program, you can watch the on-demand webinar replay of “ Marketing Automation: Key challenges a global information company overcame to transform from batch and blast to persona-driven email marketing.”. Byron explained how his organization transformed from batch and blast email sends to persona-driven campaigns.

Value Proposition: What motivates prospects to buy from you?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

sent out an email to the company describing what I was doing. However, we can do things to change the image of the company in order to increase motivation. Tweet One day at the office, I decided to put a dollar bill on my cubicle wall. When people walked by, they would ask why I was putting money on my wall. My initial response was that I simply like money. Change drives growth.

Buy 117

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Collaborate with industry influencers: marketers must creatively build advocacy and content amplification outside the company as well. customer/stakeholder goals of my company, and what do I need to make. company sales rep, it becomes even more vital that both groups understand the buying process from. There will be more companies developing SLAs between sales and.

Email Marketing: 4 steps to relevancy 85% of B2B businesses probably aren’t taking

B2B Lead Generation Blog

discussed this with my colleague Daniel Burstein, Director of Editorial Content, MECLABS, and he agreed with my concern and related a conversation he had with one of our company’s Research Partners. Tweet Email marketing is a mature marketing tactic, yet I don’t believe B2B organizations are capitalizing on its potential to generate leads. What is the pain they’re trying to ease?