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B2B Lead Generation Blog: E-mail and the phone have high response rates, DMA report finds

B2B Lead Generation Blog

btob magazine points out some interesting findings in the dma 2006 response rate trends report which includes data for more than 1500 campaigns received in 2004, 2005 and 2006. the dma report found that the phone and e-mail produced the

Email Still Kicks Conversion Ass

Anything Goes Marketing

What was the best conversion marketing channel for a financial publisher? Was it Adwords? Organic Search? Nope - it was email! Check out this study on emarketer.com: E-Mail Is Top Conversion Channel for Financial Publisher.

Trending Sources

Blogger: Redirecting

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Spending on online video is expected to soar to $1.5 billion in 2009 from a projected $385 million this year, according to eMarketer. Which is why Andy Plesser, founder of PR agency Plesser Holland Associates, has started a video blog

More on Web Optimization: Automated Deployment

Customer Experience Matrix

I’ve learned a bit more about Web optimization system since yesterday’s post. Both Memetrics and Offermatica have clarified that they do in fact support some version of automated deployment of winning test components. It’s quite possible that other multi-variate testing systems do this as well: as I hope I made clear yesterday, I haven’t researched each product in depth. While we’re on the topic, let’s take a closer look at automated deployment.

The Content Marketing Pyramid

The Ultimate Framework To Develop & Execute Your Content Marketing Strategy

Email Delveriability Tip of the Day: Authentication

Anything Goes Marketing

Not sure what authentication is when it comes to email marketing and how it relates to email deliverability ? Have you seen those Visa commercials where a call centre verifies these heads that come through a computer screen? It's similar to this. How do you prove to your email recipients that the email that you're sending is actually from you? Through email authentication.

Improve how you use White Papers for Lead Generation - Part II

Anything Goes Marketing

Have you created a white paper for your organization in order to generate leads? If you have, there are some great tips that Michael Stelzner has just written about in an article Getting The Most From Your White Paper Marketing. His big tip is that you should consider providing a large chunk of the white paper for free before you ask for a web visitor to register for it. He uses the gaming industry as an example.

Is Your CRM Naked?

Anything Goes Marketing

Are all of your sales reps exceeding their quota for this quarter? Ok, that's a stupid question. Maybe teh reason they aren't is because your CRM (customer relationship management) tool is naked. Ardath Albee has written a great e-book called Why Naked CRM Doesn't Work on how to "dress up" your CRM by providing better tools for sales and an improved process for sales and marketing. This focuses on the B2B sales process which is much longer then B2C.

Have you Thanked Your Customers Today?

Anything Goes Marketing

Are you saying to yourself "it's another day and I have so much to do with so little time?". I think we're all saying that so don't worry. Here are two words that you can say that are easy and will go a long way "Thank you!". We sometimes forget that our customers are the lifeblood of any organization. Al DiGuido is his ClickZ article " The Power of "Thank You " explains that in today's world of technology, there is no reason that you shouldn't be thanking your customers.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

A framework comprising of best practices to consider and red flags to avoid.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Avoid wasting your Pay-Per-Click lead generation budget

B2B Lead Generation Blog

thanks to jim berkowitz and his crm mastery e-journal for pointing me to the marketingprofs article, five proven ways to waste money with pay-per-click advertising by john grant. i think this article does a nice job pointing out some of

Got Projects? Try Base Camp

WebMarketCentral

Marketers have projects. So unless you're one of those rare individuals who can not only keep a multitude of details straight in your head, but also magically keep your team on the same page with your brain, you need project management tools.