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  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [Lead] Lead Generation: How to establish a connection offline
    MarketingSherpa Lead Gen Summit 2014 Call for Speakers. Lead Generation: Does your teleprospecting deliver value to prospects? Lead Generation direct mail lead generation Lead Nurturing multichannel campaign multichannel marketing But in a recent live broadcast, the roles were reversed. The results weren’t ideal.
  • VIEWPOINT  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015
    [Lead] Sales Lead Management Leads to a Lower Cost of Sales
    “Cost of sales is determined by a lot of things,” Jake said, “But lead management isn’t one of them.” First, I got Jake to agree that sales lead follow-up was low in his direct sales force, and that if follow-up increased, so would the closing ratio. Jake finally admitted: Sales lead follow-up will yield greater sales.
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
    [Lead] BANT May Not Work in Qualifying Leads for Industrial Sales
    Sales people have been using BANT (Budget, Authority, Needs, and Timing/Timeframe) criteria to qualify leads and prospects for a long time ever since IBM first coined that acronym. Industrial Lead Generation BANT Industrial Marketing leads for industrial salesThis is only a content summary.
  • ACT-ON  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2016
    [Lead] 7 Ways B2Bers Can Rock Lead Gen Via Social Media
    Social media is one of best ways to get leads. In Ascend2’s 2015 Leads Nurturing Trends Survey , social media holds third place for the most effective online channel for generating leads. The view gets even better if you look at cost per lead. LinkedIn is the big kahuna for social media lead generation.
  • DIGITAL B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013
    [Lead] The Biggest Missed Opportunity in B2B Lead Generation
    Yet this is exactly how most B2B marketers approach lead generation today! You don’t care about the number of leads your sales team has. Instead you care about the number of marketing sourced leads. The Lead Generation Opportunity Gap. Do you believe B2B marketers will cross the lead generation opportunity gap?
  • THE B2B RESEARCH BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2012
    [Lead] It’s all about the lead
    Two fifths (41%) of B2B marketers report that their single highest marketing priority for 2012 is to generate more of the salesperson’s raw material – leads.  It seems that lead generation is not cheap.  Around one quarter (28%) of B2B marketers are able to put a figure on how much it costs them to acquire a sales ready lead
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016
    [Lead] The B2B Lead Generation Ecosystem and WPO [Infographic]
    The “Internet Marketing Lead Generation Ecosystem” infographic below was created by the Chicago SEO agency , Straight North. Its purpose is to serve as a blueprint to demonstrate how multiple online marketing channels can be joined to create one online lead generation campaign.
  • THE POINT  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
    [Lead] Lead Scores Too High? Maybe They Need An Expiration Date.
    In the early stages of a recent client engagement, it became apparent that the schema already in place to determine and assign lead scores was, well: broken. The basic lead scoring recipe is typically a variation on the following: * assign positive scores for desired behavior or demographics (e.g. and so on. download trial version).
  • ACT-ON  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016
    [Lead] Three Ways to Increase Bottom-of-Funnel Leads Using Data-Driven Marketing
    Data-driven marketing uses insight from customers and prospects to deliver targeted messages, offers, and content that increases response rates and ultimately accelerates marketing lead generation. One: Offer a Personalized Experience to Attract New Leads. Two: Create Custom Messaging to Nurture Existing Leads. Sound confusing?
  • ANNUITAS  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2014
    [Lead] Why Organizations Should Stop Focusing on Lead Nurturing Campaigns
    The stats, guides and tips to effective lead nurturing abound in the B2B marketplace and yet with all of this information,  still only a fraction of B2B companies are using or effective in the use of lead nurturing according to MarketingSherpa. This is why fewer than 4% of marketing generated leads are ever converted into sales.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 26, 2012
    [Lead] Why 75% of Marketers Are Experiencing Lead Generation Pain and How to Stop It Before It’s Too Late
    This is apparently not enough to make marketers and sales professionals embrace change and develop a formal lead generation strategy, considering that 75% of marketers still don’t have a formal lead generation process or guidelines according to  MarketingSherpa’s 2012 Lead Generation Benchmark Report. This tells me they either.
  • ACT-ON  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016
    [Lead] Lead Qualification: Rethinking BANT in the Modern B2B Sales Cycle
    In today’s complex B2B sales cycle, it’s important that an organization’s sales and marketing teams create a clearly defined and agreed upon, definition of a qualified lead. Distinctly identifying where the lead handoff happens is the first step in creating a seamless transition between sales and marketing. Did they watch a demo?
  • SALES LEAD INSIGHTS  |  MONDAY, JULY 18, 2011
    [Lead] B2B lead qualification and scoring
    This is one reason that, on average, only 25% of new leads are sales ready. So you need a way to determine which leads are ready for Sales, and which need to be nurtured. I was thinking about all the lead qualification criteria I’ve seen used in B2B lead generation programs and decided to list them by category.
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
    [Lead] How to Create the Perfect Lead Generation Form [Infographic]
    While these activities serve a number of purposes—establishing thought leadership, expanding brand awareness, improving customer retention— lead generation remains the top goal. To maximize the odds that will happen, you need to build the perfect lead generation form. But building a better lead gen form is eminently doable.
  • SALESPREDICT  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2015
    [Lead] Is Your Business Ready for Predictive Lead Scoring?
    Perhaps your sales team is losing confidence in your current lead scoring method because they’re not seeing conversions, or maybe you’re launching a new product and are evaluating how to create the most effective demand generation program so your team can hit the ground running. What lift are you expecting and how will you define success?
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014
    [Lead] Lead Generation: Streamlining the process for quality over quantity
    Tweet For her first week on the job, Debbie Pryer, Program Manager, Siemens Healthcare, arrived ready to accept an intimidating challenge: Bring Marketing and Sales together for one common cause – generating quality leads. Marketing Research Chart: Most widely used lead gen tactics [MarketingSherpa Research Chart of the Week].
  • SALESPREDICT  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015
    [Lead] Traditional vs. Predictive Lead Scoring
    Lead scoring is a methodology used to rank prospects against a scale that represents the likelihood that a lead will turn into sales and/or the perceived value that each lead represents to the organization. However, not all lead scoring is created equal. Provide insight into how a lead score was derived. Job title.
  • VIEWPOINT  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016
    [Lead] Is Your Lead Generation Strategy Broken?
    A broken lead generation strategy could mean trouble for your sales and marketing team, but not just because of the fundamental misalignment between the two departments. Have marketing and sales decided on a shared definition for a qualified sales lead? Additionally, avoid outdated techniques for lead qualification.
  • SALESFUSION  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
    [Lead] Why Lead Nurture Matters for Marketing
    The post Why Lead Nurture Matters for Marketing appeared first on Salesfusion. Lead Nurture Nurture Marketing
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2013
    [Lead] How Much Does A Lead Cost? [Infographic]
    The folks at Madison Logic just released an infographic that breaks down the cost of a lead across various industries. While Healthcare leads cost almost twice that at $65. Here in the technology industry were closer to the middle at $43 per lead just below HR leads of $45. How Much Does A Lead Cost? What is BANT?
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2015
    [Lead] 15 Tips to Generate More Leads in 2015 (Part 3, featuring tips 11-15)
    Tweet To kick off the new year I’m sharing 15 ideas on improving your lead management. As you’ll see this series isn’t just about getting more leads, but about generating better and higher quality of leads. And these 15 tips (across all three blog posts) will help make your lead management more effective.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2016
    [Lead] Should your content generate leads or relationships?
    His business goal was to generate an ever-increasing number of leads from his company’s blog content and he wanted my ideas on what they might try to kick the number up. “Should your content be aimed at building short-term leads for cold calls, or for building real business relationships?” ” I asked.
  • SALESFUSION  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014
    [Lead] Marketing Automation is Lead Management
    The post Marketing Automation is Lead Management appeared first on Salesfusion. Lead Nurture
  • NUSPARK  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011
    [Lead] The Statistics of Lead Nurturing for B2B
    You know what lead nurturing is… Here’s my definition.  Lead Nurturing is the process of communicating to a lead on an ongoing basis in order to educate, inform, continue to qualify and build a relationship until the lead is sales-ready.  That means more intricate lead nurturing towards more stakeholders.
  • ANNUITAS  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2016
    [Lead] Measuring Lead Nurturing Performance
    I was asked to answer a few questions recently for a paper by DemandGen Report and Vidyard on measuring lead nurturing. You can access the full report here , but here is the full Q&A providing some thoughts on lead nurturing and measurement of content performance. How do they overcome these challenges?
  • LEADSLOTH  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2012
    [Lead] Lead Nurturing for Software Trials
    This week someone asked me about lead nurturing for people who signed up for a 30-day product trial (for a SaaS/Cloud software product). Demand Generation Email Marketing lead nurturing 30-day trial auto-responders email best practices product adoption software trialThey signed up. What now? Tip 1: Start Sending Email Now. Conclusion.
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY  |  TUESDAY, JULY 24, 2012
    [Lead] Lead Generation: What’s Working – Tactics, Budgets and Preferences
    Summer is a good time to look back at what has worked for lead generation and compare yourself with your peers as you plan for the second half of the year. What were the most effective SEO tactics used for lead generation in 2012? Both marketing tactics produced traffic, leads and new customers. And the survey says….
  • NUSPARK  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011
    [Lead] The Statistics of Lead Nurturing for B2B
    You know what lead nurturing is… Here’s my definition.  Lead Nurturing is the process of communicating to a lead on an ongoing basis in order to educate, inform, continue to qualify and build a relationship until the lead is sales-ready.  That means more intricate lead nurturing towards more stakeholders.
  • DIGITAL B2B MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2013
    [Lead] Why Good Content Delivers Bad Leads
    There’s just one little problem: the leads are crap. Embrace the Bad Leads. No, of course you don’t want to focus on just getting more leads that aren’t in your market. Congratulations, you are a B2B content marketer. You have created a great industry blog and library of premium content. As it should.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2013
    [Lead] Checking the Health of Your Lead Scoring Model [CHART]
    In Modern Marketing, the health of your lead scoring model has a big impact on your ability to score leads, and determines the effectiveness of your revenue engine as you pass those leads over to sales. For example: If a lead scoring model only has A1 leads, it has a Score Diversity of 1 / 16 or 6.25%. 
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
    [Lead] The Lead Generation Assessment Service
    B2B Lead Generation | The Lead Generation Assessment Service. “The leads we get from Marketing are crap.&#. The leads they are getting are crap. Is it because our lead nurturing programs aren’t working? This is why most new clients of Find New Customers start with the Lead Generation Assessment Service.
  • THE POINT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014
    [Lead] More Evidence That Waiting Even 5 Seconds to Contact a New Sales Lead Can Be Disastrous
    In my experience, most of the mental energy and strategic thinking around the practice of lead nurturing and lead management is usually applied to the goal of accelerating prospects through the sales process – from MQL to SQL, from SQL to Opportunity, and so on. And that lack of focus can be a big mistake. Probably not.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2013
    [Lead] Lead Nurturing: How a social business strategy can help you move from selling to helping your prospects
    Tweet At MarketingSherpa Lead Gen Summit 2013 , I had the privilege of sitting in on a session with Todd Wilms, Head of Social Strategy, and Adriel Sanchez, VP, Demand Generation, both of SAP , as they discussed how they use a business model called “social business” to help their teams across the globe engage local audiences. Tip #1. Tip #2.
  • ANNUITAS  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011
    [Lead] Five Myths of Lead Management
    Lead management continues to be a hot topic in the world of B2B marketing as we turn the corner and head into the second half of 2010.  As a leader in lead management process development, our firm has seen a lot of confusion in the market about what constitutes lead management.  Lead Planning. Lead Routing.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 2012
    [Lead] Lead Generation: Phone calls turn first-time webinar into million-dollar leads
    Follow the lead of Jeremy Scully and take a high-stakes gamble: Put your reputation on the line to prove marketing’s value. As soon as the webinar was over, a standard email thanking attendees was automatically sent, and Scully commenced his lead-generation efforts. Webinar Replay: Teleprospecting that Drives Sales-Ready Leads.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2015
    [Lead] How much should you pay for a sales lead?
    When planning a B2B lead generation program, you need to deliver leads to your sales team at an affordable price.  A neat way to determine in advance how much you can spend on a lead is to calculate the Allowable Cost per Lead for your campaign.  Then, estimate the costs associated with qualifying a lead. 2,000.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013
    [Lead] B2B Marketing: Why Marketing shouldn’t promise BANT qualified leads for Sales
    Tweet Many marketers use a model for lead qualification based on these four key characteristics: B = Budget. A = Authority. N = Need. T= Timing. Let’s start by creating a common language for lead qualification that makes more sense than BANT. Their critiques of marketing leads are much more fundamental. They need each other.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 2015
    [Lead] Lead nurturing via email series and content marketing
    Tweet Lead nurturing involves a number of activities and channels such as “under the hood” tracking and scoring of prospects behavior and engagement with your campaigns as well as follow-up telephone at times whenever that tactic fits into an overall lead nurturing program. Lead Nurturing: Pilot campaign increases conversion 32.6%
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2013
    [Lead] Lead Generation: How well do you really know what your customers want?
    He reinvented his lead funnel based on this insight, changing everything from his company’s landing pages to his team’s call scripts. So, in the MarketingSherpa 2012 Lead Generation Benchmark Report , we asked…. Q: Which methods have been the most effective at testing your value proposition? Tweet “It is absolutely necessary.
  • NUSPARK  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2012
    [Lead] The B2B Lead Generation-Demand Generation Book “Hall of Fame”
    Below are a variety of books that I consider the cream of the crop in b2b marketing and lead management.  I’ve built my practice utilizing key points made in each book in addition to my own lead generation experiences.  I would look forward to discussion on any books you think should be on my “hall of fame” list.  Lead Nurturing.
  • SALESFUSION  |  FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014
    [Lead] Lead Generation and Inbound Marketing
    The post Lead Generation and Inbound Marketing appeared first on Marketing Automation | Lead Generation | Email Marketing | Salesfusion. Best Practices Lead Nurture Nurture Marketing Social Media [one_half valign="middle"]. Partner Portal. Why Partner With SalesFUSION. [/one_half]. one_half_last valign="middle"].
  • THE POINT  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014
    [Lead] Infographic: 17 Tips for Generating Leads from Social PPC Advertising
    B2B Marketing Campaign Strategy Demand Generation lead generation Online Advertising Online media PPC Advertising SEM Social Media facebook facebook advertising linkedin linkedin ad tips linkedin advertising social media advertising social PPC twitter twitter advertising Which social media platform makes most sense for your business?
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014
    [Lead] The top 10 tricks for sales lead generation
    Yesterday’s webinar with Ruth Stevens and me was about making sure the leads you send to your sales team are qualified and the process of how to qualify them. The productivity of a sales force or distributor improves dramatically with a steady supply of qualified leads. And your sales counterparts will thank you for that! Ruth P.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014
    [Lead] Lead Gen Tactics from 4 MarketingSherpa Case Studies
    Tweet Our sister publication, MarketingSherpa, publishes three weekly newsletter case studies, and in the B2B beat in particular, those weekly articles routinely feature a story covering marketers tackling lead generation for the complex sale. Case Study #1 – Local B2B Marketing: 150% boost in lead generation. What were the results?
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
    [Lead] Lead Capture Optimized: 201% increase in captured leads with clearer value proposition
    In the case study, Dr. McGlaughlin revealed how one company clarified the value proposition of a landing page for a 201% increase in captured leads. The goal of the page was to capture a lead. The winning treatment generated a 201% increase in captured leads by clarifying the value proposition of the page. Click to enlarge.
  • SALESFUSION  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014
    [Lead] (Apartment) Hunting for Marketing Qualified Leads
    The post (Apartment) Hunting for Marketing Qualified Leads appeared first on Marketing Automation | Lead Generation | Email Marketing | Salesfusion. [one_half valign="middle"]. Partner Portal. Why Partner With SalesFUSION. [/one_half]. one_half_last valign="middle"]. frame style="none"] [/frame]. [/one_half_last].
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2010
    [Lead] SAL is the Glue that Binds Sales and Marketing in Lead Generation
    A lead is a lead, right? SAL – Sales Accepted Leads is the bridge between Marketing Qualified Leads (MQL) and Sales Qualified Leads (SQL). Clearly defining and understanding the implications of MQL, SAL and SQL are critical to the success of B2B lead generation. Defining qualified leads.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2007
    [Lead] B2B Lead Generation Blog: Webcast: Closed-Loop Lead Generation & Management
    B2B Lead Generation Blog About Free Resources Get FREE Updates Instantly Get A FREE Chapter from my book. FREE E-Book 8 Critical success factors for lead generation Just tell us where to send your FREE updates Subscribe in a reader Podcast Feed Subscribe via iTunes Recognition Thanks for Reading!
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2013
    [Lead] 3 Important Lessons for Lead Gen and Life
    People look to me as an expert at lead generation because I wrote a book and speak about it. This is more complex than standard lead generation – we’re not trying to sell. Learn more about our experience with that here: “ Lead Generation: How using science increased teleprospecting sales handoffs 304%.”. With the right message.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2005
    [Lead] B2B Lead Generation Blog: Website Landing Pages impact Lead Generation results
    B2B Lead Generation Blog About Free Resources Get FREE Updates Instantly Get A FREE Chapter from my book. FREE E-Book 8 Critical success factors for lead generation Just tell us where to send your FREE updates Subscribe in a reader Podcast Feed Subscribe via iTunes Recognition Thanks for Reading! Ten times more people call now.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2012
    [Lead] Lead Optimization: 10 audience questions answered
    Tweet A couple of weeks ago, I presented the webinar, “ Optimizing the Lead: A data-driven optimization process that goes beyond lead capture.” ” Lead optimization is the core of revenue optimization – making as much money as possible from your time, energy and resources. If he doesn’t, he’s just an inquiry.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012
    [Lead] B2B Lead-Gen: Top tactics for a crisis-proof strategy
    Most lead-generation marketers are not in crisis, but many could use an orderly process to help combat challenges. chatted with Jen Doyle, Senior Research Manager at MECLABS, about her work as lead author of the MarketingSherpa 2012 Lead Generation Benchmark Report (coming out this spring). asks Doyle. Click to enlarge.
  • ACQUIRING MINDS  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
    [Lead] Lead Generation: Digital Strategies to Create New Sales Opportunities
    Lead Generation: Digital Strategies to Create New Sales Opportunities. Lead generation is simply the creation of sales opportunities. Although lead generation is most often associated with acquiring net new customers, it can include developing opportunities within existing accounts in new divisions or work teams. Photo Credit.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015
    [Lead] 4 Steps to Lead Nurturing: Walking the buying path with your customers
    Tweet Lead generation can take you on a long hike. The goal of lead nurturing is to help progress leads from initial interest toward purchase intent. define lead nurturing as consistent and meaningful communication with viable prospects (those that are “a fit” for your solution), regardless of their timing to buy.
  • SALESFUSION  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014
    [Lead] Lead Source Reporting and True ROI
    The post Lead Source Reporting and True ROI appeared first on Salesfusion. Best Practices Nurture Marketing
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Lead] 3 Newer Types of Content Tactics To Support Lead Gen
    by contributor | Tweet this Editor’s Note : Today’s post comes courtesy of  Josh Haynam , the co-founder of Interact, a platform for creating lead capture quizzes. In an ideal world, your content marketing efforts would yield droves of leads that stream in endlessly. What kinds of content have you found effective for lead generation?
  • THE POINT  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
    [Lead] Do You Need Marketing Automation to Do Lead Nurturing? Sort Of.
    Do I need it in order to do lead nurturing?”. My answer: “It depends how you define “ lead nurturing ,” but technically: no, you don’t need marketing automation in order to nurture leads. It enables you to deploy lead nurturing programs that are more timely, relevant, and, ultimately, effective. Certainly.
  • VIEWPOINT  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
    [Lead] When Bad Things Happen to Good Leads - Part 1
    There will be a ton of ink (and cyber ink) dedicated to lead nurturing this year. Most of it will be about using marketing automation to nurture leads. Lead Nurturing In and of itself, marketing automation is not a bad thing. More accurately, it’s a good thing being used badly by most companies.
  • SALESFUSION  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014
    [Lead] Why Lead Nurturing Matters in Sales
    The post Why Lead Nurturing Matters in Sales appeared first on Salesfusion. Lead Nurture
  • SALESPREDICT  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016
    [Lead] Deliver More Sales Qualified Leads Using Predictive Intelligence
    One of the biggest challenges today’s B2B marketers face is generating sales qualified leads (SQLs). While marketers might not have such a hard a time generating a large volume of leads (quantity), they are having an increasingly tough time attracting leads that convert into sales opportunities and eventually into customers (quality).
  • NUSPARK  |  SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2012
    [Lead] SEO, Meta Descriptions, Content, and Generating Leads
    You’ll get an idea on how these meta descriptions should be structured for lead generation. Assetpoint - I like the lead generation tactic with the free purchase report, as long as it’s still available. Once clicked, the opportunity for conversion and lead generation begins. You’ll find this interesting.
  • GREAT B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 2012
    [Lead] B2B Lead Management – 6 Best Practices
    Some companies are good at generating B2B sales leads , others are good at qualifying and closing those leads, but the top performing companies, are those that leverage B2B lead management techniques and can do both.  If possible, make the qualification portion of B2B lead management a marketing task, not a sales task. 
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016
    [Lead] Time to abandon spray-and-pray lead generation
    A couple of years ago, a client told me he was having some lead quality problems. The company had contracted with a major IT publisher for a webcast that guaranteed 150 leads. But the leads weren’t panning out; the quality was terrible and salespeople were pointing the finger at marketing. Ninety-nine percent. Quality time.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  THURSDAY, JULY 11, 2013
    [Lead] Twitter leads Fortune 500 social media surge
    77% of the Fortune 500 companies have an active Twitter account, leading all other social media platforms. The percent of corporations with Facebook pages varies by industry with Retail (96%), and Telecomm (88%) leading the way. This is an increase over 70% in 2012. of America, O’Reilly Automotive and Omnicare. Corporate Blogs surging.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2013
    [Lead] To Score or Not to Score: How Does Your Lead Scoring Strategy Stack Up?
    by Jody Mooney | Tweet this Given that Marketing Sherpa estimates that 79% of marketers have not yet established lead scoring, we thought it would be interesting to see how Eloqua’s modern marketers stack up against the rest of their peers. So, ready to start scoring your leads? What did we find? So why does it matter? 
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014
    [Lead] Lead Qualification: Webinar marketing strategy boosts conversion 500%
    After realizing this challenge, Shelby and the team at Adobe put forth the idea that by creating more useful and relevant content to prospects, they could use that data to better qualify leads to Sales and discover where those leads were in the buying process based on what webinar content they consumed. You might also like.
  • THE POINT  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2014
    [Lead] Report: Trade Shows Generate Highest Quantity & Quality of Leads
    And here’s where I think that analysis goes astray: First, demand generation effectiveness is not best measured by which channel generates the highest number of “quality” leads. Second, let’s consider what the survey respondents most likely meant by “lead quality” in this context. Far from it.
  • VIEWPOINT  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015
    [Lead] When Bad Things Happen to Good Leads - Part 2
    In part 1 of this series we discussed the troubling statistic that 70 – 94% of leads generated by marketing are ignored by sales. The first type of data we’ll look at is what we call the “pipeline” disposition*. A “pipeline” disposition is a prospect that is just one or two touches away from being converted to a sales-ready lead.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2016
    [Lead] How to Use Trigger Events for More and Better Leads
    This common statement has big implications if you’re doing account-based marketing (ABM) and lead generation. Why doing more lead generation activity doesn’t help  . Marketers often believe they solve the issue of clients being further in their purchase process by driving more early-stage leads to sales. Lead Generation
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013
    [Lead] B2B Marketing: What a 11% drop in conversion taught a live audience about lead gen
    Tweet Recently, we ran a live test for our audience at MarketingSherpa Lead Gen Summit 2013 and as I discovered, this isn’t the easiest thing to do. The greatest difficulty rests in thinking about lead generation and optimization in new ways – and hoping those ideas produce significant results. Live test background. Control. Results.
  • B2B LEAD BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
    [Lead] Getting Started with Lead Segmentation in B2B Marketing
    In the age of big data, marketers who have a handle on their lead data are able to segment leads into specified groups and then target each group with customized content and messaging. B2B Lead Generation Big Data Marketing Database Marketing Lead SegmentationSome, however, struggle with where to begin.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014
    [Lead] Stop Cold Calling and Start Lead Nurturing
    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. Your lead-nurturing program is all about having consistent and relevant communication with viable prospects (those that fit with your product or service), regardless of their timing to buy.
  • VIEWPOINT  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016
    [Lead] Why Cost per Lead is a Bad Way to Measure Your Return on Lead Generation Efforts
    While cost-per-lead measurement has been the de facto favorite for evaluating marketing programs, we are seeing radical and positive shifts in how marketing is evaluating qualified leads. Marketing must align its B2B lead generation activities and resources with deeper-in-the-funnel outcomes. Cost-Per-Lead. Frankly, no.
  • ANNUITAS  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014
    [Lead] Why Cost Per Lead Can Be a Bad Metric
    A recent study by Ascend2 shows that 25% of respondents state that their cost per lead (CPL) is increasing. For years marketers have been keen to show cost per lead (or in the words of Jon Miller from Marketo – investment per lead) as a metric that has meaning. 14%) to get a lead that could drive a deal of $125,000.
  • ACT-ON  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2015
    [Lead] In-Depth Guide: Calculate Your Lead Generation Campaign ROI
    When was the last time you calculated the return on investment (ROI) of one of your lead generation campaigns? At the end of the day, ROI is one of the best ways to measure the impact of your lead generation campaigns. Step 3: Calculate lead generation budget. Do this by dividing the lead generation budget by the allowable COCA.
  • NUSPARK  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2012
    [Lead] Retargeting; An Internet Marketing Tactic to Increase Conversions Rates & Leads
    For lead generation, conversion optimization, and lead nurturing strategies, retargeting may be the overlooked child, but there’s no question it can be very effective and an efficient tactic to bring prospects back to your website or content.  Company C: Lead Nurturing. Lead management process.  Let’s talk retargeting. 
  • NUSPARK  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012
    [Lead] Online Display Advertising, Targeting, and Capturing Leads
    A Look at Online Display Advertising for Lead Generation. Lead generation and lead nurturing both can be done via a targeted display campaign. Lead Capture and Lead Nurturing. After the placement plan is developed and negotiated, banners now need to generate leads to your landing pages. Retargeting. Summary.
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Lead] How Unqualified Leads Bog Down Sales Pipelines for Industrial Companies
    I have yet to come across a manufacturer, a distributor or an engineering firm that didn’t ask for more leads. The post How Unqualified Leads Bog Down Sales Pipelines for Industrial Companies by Achinta Mitra appeared first on Industrial Marketing Today. No surprise there! This is only a content summary.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2011
    [Lead] How to Use Lead Scoring to Drive the Highest Return on Your Trade-Show Investment
    Smart marketers apply some type of lead scoring to leads generated from website, SEO, and email initiatives. recommend ranking trade show leads using the point-system outlined below – the higher the ranking, the hotter the lead. 1. Yet, they only ranked fourth in marketing effectiveness, under websites, SEOs, and emails.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 5, 2012
    [Lead] How IntraLinks Used Social Media to Generate Twice as Many Sales-ready Leads as Any Other Channel
    In this high-tech world, social media has revealed itself to be a lead generation goldmine. Twice as many sales-ready leads as any other lead generation channel. In February, Johnson enlisted the help of a B2B social media lead generation agency, to develop a lead generation campaign on LinkedIn. Setting direction.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013
    [Lead] 3 Types of Content that Can Bring In More Leads
    by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Seth Lieberman, CEO of SnapApp , a marketing platform used by companies to easily create interactive content to generate leads and drive revenue across the web, mobile, social and email. First you engage, then convince, and finally you can drive leads. Real-Time Content.
  • INDUSTRIAL MARKETING TODAY  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015
    [Lead] Lead Generation for Industrial Companies is a Process not a Campaign
    I hear too many manufacturers and industrial companies talking about creating campaigns because they want to pump up their lead generation. Content Marketing Industrial Lead Generation Inbound Marketing Industrial content marketingThis is only a content summary. Please click on the headline to read the full article.
  • NUSPARK  |  SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2012
    [Lead] Retargeting; A Internet Marketing Tactic to Increase Conversions Rates & Leads
    For lead generation, conversion optimization, and lead nurturing strategies, retargeting may be the overlooked child, but there’s no question it can be very effective and an efficient tactic to bring prospects back to your website or content.  Company C: Lead Nurturing. Lead management process.  Let’s talk retargeting. 
  • DIGITAL B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011
    [Lead] What Comes After Lead Generation?
    Two weeks ago, I wrote Five Reasons Lead Generation is on its Last Legs , exploring the reasons why today’s common lead generation tactics are beginning to fail. However, the requirement that marketing deliver leads will not change. What other changes will we see in lead generation? Relevance is the New King.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016
    [Lead] 7 Amazingly Effective Lead Nurturing Tactics
    As companies adopt inbound marketing as a way to generate more leads, the importance of having an effective lead nurturing strategy becomes very clear. In most cases only a relatively small percentage of your inbound leads will be ready to make an immediate purchase, leaving upwards of 90% of your inbound leads on the table.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2016
    [Lead] Lead Generation: A Beginner's Guide to Generating Business Leads the Inbound Way
    This frustrating interruption is exactly why we're here to discuss inbound lead generation. What is inbound lead generation? Download our complete guide to lead generation here for even more lead gen tips. What is a Lead? What Is Lead Generation? Why Do You Need Lead Generation? the phone rings.
  • NUSPARK  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016
    [Lead] Converting B2B Leads Through Social Content: 3 Keys to Success
    Just about every marketer has heard that salespeople who use social outsell 78 percent of their non-social peers , and that leads developed and nurtured via social networking are seven times more likely to close than other types of leads. Let’s say you have some great lead generating content pieces. Infographic from Ethos3.
  • SALESFUSION  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Lead] B2B Lead Generation
    The post B2B Lead Generation appeared first on Marketing Automation | Lead Generation | Email Marketing | Salesfusion. Best Practices Customer Interaction Lead Nurture [one_half valign="middle"]. Partner Portal. Why Partner With SalesFUSION. [/one_half]. one_half_last valign="middle"]. divider style="simple"].
  • NUSPARK  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2012
    [Lead] A new eBook; Content Marketing Templates for Lead Generation
    sound content marketing plan is critical to the success of your lead generation efforts. world, how do you think leads get through the funnel? Once you obtain an email address, lead nurturing begins; the process of guiding leads through the funnel with problem-solving content until they are ready for sales.
  • SALESFUSION  |  MONDAY, APRIL 28, 2014
    [Lead] Lead Generation Business Models
    The post Lead Generation Business Models appeared first on Marketing Automation | Lead Generation | Email Marketing | Salesfusion. [one_half valign="middle"]. Partner Portal. Why Partner With SalesFUSION. [/one_half]. one_half_last valign="middle"]. frame style="none"] [/frame]. [/one_half_last]. divider style="simple"].
  • ANYTHING GOES MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
    [Lead] When Lead Scoring Will Fail
    Having worked with B2B marketers for many years, it's typically a no-brainer when someone asks me "should we implement lead scoring?". Lead scoring, which is the process of automating the qualification of leads that you generate, is a key stepping stone to get marketers to the next level.
  • MARKETING ACTION  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2015
    [Lead] How Important is Lead Scoring?
    A lot of marketing teams still guess about when the right time is to pass a lead to sales. Without a consistent framework in place, your MQLs (marketing qualified leads) will be hit or miss, and your sales team will waste a lot of time pursuing leads that don’t convert. Lead Scoring Overview. Inaccurate lead information.
  • TONY ZAMBITO  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011
    [Lead] The Link Between Lead Nurturing and Buyer Experience Marketing
      One approach whose value is on the rise is that of Lead Nurturing.  The approach taken towards lead nurturing could make a huge difference.    With the concept of lead nurturing still in many respects a new one, companies are struggling on exactly what to do and perhaps how to implement lead nurturing. 
  • VIEWPOINT  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015
    [Lead] Sales Lead Management Leads to the Most Efficient Media Buy
    They may make money, but the world is loaded with companies holding the 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th place in market share, while the 1st, 2nd and 3rd leading firms spend what it takes to gain market share and manage the leads that their programs produce. And lead management has told these winners where to spend their marketing dollars.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011
    [Lead] 7 Keys to Successful Lead Scoring
    Find New Customers to release the second in a series of great content regarding B2B lead generation. Sales Lead Generation using engaging, bite-sized content. Keys to Successful Lead Nurturing. Keys to Successful Lead Scoring. Follow  Jeff on Twitter or download the  free white paper on B2B lead generation.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011
    [Lead] 7 Keys to Successful Lead Nurturing
    Lead nurturing is the process of sharing valuable content (to them) with prospective customers until they are ready to buy and trust you. According to Forrester Research, companies that excel at lead nurturing are able to generate 50% more sales-ready leads at 33% lower cost per lead. Quality leads matter.
  • B2B LEAD BLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015
    [Lead] Tactics for Optimal Lead Generation: How to Earn the Trust of B2B Clients
    You already know that successful online lead generation often starts with bringing potential customers to a targeted, carefully designed landing page. B2B Lead Generation Lead Nurturing Lead Scoring marketing marketing insight The truth is, even if they’re signing up to get something of value for free, […].
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2005
    [Lead] B2B Lead Generation Blog: Lead Generation via Industry Experts
    B2B Lead Generation Blog About Free Resources Get FREE Updates Instantly Get A FREE Chapter from my book. FREE E-Book 8 Critical success factors for lead generation Just tell us where to send your FREE updates Subscribe in a reader Podcast Feed Subscribe via iTunes Recognition Thanks for Reading! Make your shortlist. Give them a call.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013
    [Lead] How to establish your company’s Social Media Lead Team
    One of the most important things a company can do is to create a Social Media Lead Team to help drive the change you need that will support your efforts. By the way, doesn’t “Lead Team” sound a lot better than “committee?” What does a Social Media Lead Team do? How often should the Lead Team meet?
  • LEADERSHIP  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2013
    [Lead] 9 Search Marketing Tips for Effective B2B Lead Generation
    Search Marketing Tips for Effective B2B Lead Generation. Their digital marketing agency was in the room and so were the key team members who managed their lead automation system and CRM. asked him how long it would take the prospect to lead the headline of the blog post. Silence. Looks exchanged around the room. It’s about THEM.
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