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B2B enewsletters: Two 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: The post B2B enewsletters: Two bits of advice appeared first on Sales Lead Insights. B2B marketing B2B marketing tools B2B enewsletters

B2B Lead Generation Checklist: 22 success tips

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I get to work with some of the best people at the best companies in the business. That's the fun part.

A list of B2B lead qualification criteria by category

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I was thinking about all the lead qualification criteria I’ve seen used in B2B lead generation programs and started listing them by category. Here’s what I came up with so far: The post A list of B2B lead qualification criteria by category appeared first on Sales Lead Insights.

Pros and cons of in-person events for B2B marketing

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In today’s hyper-connected world, there are good reasons for in-person marketing events such as “lunch-and-learn” seminars.

Humans and Bots: How to blend human skills and AI to build customer intimacy and drive growth

Join Genesys for this webinar to learn how leading companies are using blended AI to drive customer intimacy and revenue growth.

Want to generate more leads? Leverage your prospects’ five senses

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If you want your B2B lead generation campaigns to be as successful as possible, you need your lead generating messages to break through the clutter, get your prospects' attention and provide them with compelling reasons to respond. To accomplish these objectives, consider leveraging your prospect's five senses. Here's how. The post Want to generate more leads? Leverage your prospects’ five senses appeared first on Sales Lead Insights.

Sales leads play a big role in B2B marketing and sales alignment

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A comment from someone who attended one of my workshops got me thinking about the role of sales leads in marketing and sales alignment from a business-to-business perspective. Three critical factors came to mind: The definition of a qualified lead.

How long should you keep people in your marketing database?

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Tis the season to send out holiday cards to relatives, friends, and business contacts. Maybe you have some friends on your list that you haven't spoken to or heard from in ages. How long do you keep sending them cards at holidays? The post How long should you keep people in your marketing database?

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How much new business do you need to drive with your marketing?

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A great way to justify your B2B marketing budget is to show how your marketing contributes to your company’s sales revenue goals. Say your company’s goal is a 25 percent increase in sales this year.

My shortcuts for writing a B2B Marketing Plan

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Schedule appointments with yourself in your calendar in block out the time you need to work on your marketing plan. Start planning with an outline. Goals. Strategies for meeting those goals. Tactics for implementing those strategies. Costs. Timing. Owner. Due date. Write the executive summary last.

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The SaaS Guide to Customer Engagement, Retention, and Advocacy

After onboarding, most SaaS customers have to find their own way to success. This ebook by Influitive is a compilation of some of the best examples of programs designed to drive customer retention and advocacy, with examples from some of the world’s largest and most innovative SaaS vendors.

Use B2B Marketing for Sales Lead Generation: It Really is Cost-Effective

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What’s a more cost-effective way of making a business-to-business sale? Saving the one-to-one sales calls until the end. Most of the fastest-growing companies I know don’t rely solely on one-to-one sales contacts to grow their business.

When it comes to generating leads, do virtual events make sense for B-to-B marketers?

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Think of a conference or tradeshow conducted online with presenters, exhibitors and attendees exchanging information and networking from the convenience of their computers. These “virtual events” can benefit all parties. Attendees don’t have to travel, or even leave their offices.

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How to incentivize lead follow-up by sales

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Besides reporting from your CRM system, here are some ideas to encourage lead follow-up and reporting back on follow-up activity and results from your company’s salespeople, reps, resellers or distributors: A “mystery lead” program Follow-up the mystery lead, get an incentive!

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The Essential Marketing-for-Leads Formula

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Build a clean database Not every business can or will buy from your company.

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Lead Generation Companies: How to Pick a Right One

Have you ever had a bad experience using a lead generation company? If the answer is yes, you are certainly not alone; fortunately, MarketJoy has put together 4 simple questions that you can use to judge your next potential lead gen partner.

Integrate sales and marketing to focus your efforts

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Integrating marketing and sales is a valuable process for companies to keep lead generation and nurturing productive. Many organizations look for a quick fix such as sharing data sources or changing incentive plans without looking at the whole picture.

Marketing-for-Leads Guide: Step 8 – What are your competitive advantages?

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Step 8: Determine your company’s competitive advantages and how best to articulate them. You need to leverage your company’s unique selling proposition to articulate for prospects what is in it for them (the solution) if they buy from you. For example, if you are an individual consultant, you could articulate your competitive advantage by explaining […]. The post Marketing-for-Leads Guide: Step 8 – What are your competitive advantages?

How To Handle 3 Challenges Of Multiple Marketing Channels

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Being in the right place is playing a larger role than ever in driving B2B leads and sales. Multiple marketing and sales channels can lower costs and provide faster leads and sales, but how do you handle the challenges? Here are some ideas.

Optimizing your email marketing campaigns

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As part of ongoing lead nurturing, I recommend staying in touch via multiple methods. Email is usually one of those methods. With email marketing, I recommend aiming for sending something monthly.

The Rise of the Customer Marketer

From marketing backwater to starring role, this eBook by Influitive explores the changes taking place in customer marketing from the perspective of customer marketers themselves (and explains just why it’s so crucial to customer engagement).

Marketing-for-Leads Guide: Step 7 – Determine the specific business problems you solve

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Step 7: Determine the specific business problems your products/services address and the problems your company is qualified to solve. The first step in developing your marketing strategy is to identify the business problems your product or service will relieve. Why would somebody buy what you are selling? What specific problems does it solve? For example, […].

Should blogging be on your to-do list?

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Company blogs have a place in the B2B marketing arsenal, but only under the right circumstances. Marketing benefits Blogs are usually more effective for enhancing brand image and awareness than they are for driving leads and sales.

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Use vertical marketing to generate more sales-ready leads

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Imagine that you have a business problem and are evaluating companies to help you solve it.

Reduce conflict among marketing and sales channels

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Marketing and selling through multiple channels can be an effective way to generate more leads and close more sales. It can cut your costs and help you close more sales, but how do you reduce the conflict among channels?

7 Cold Calling Tactics You Aren't Using but Should Be

Cold calling isn‘t dead; neither is it on its deathbed. In fact, it’s one of the most effective ways to increase sales and drive revenue. Learn 7 preperation strategies to lessen your stress, and to become a better closer!

Bridging the content gap for B-to-B marketing automation and lead generation

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It refers to the ascendance of content marketing (especially in B-to-B), and the differential between the current inventory of quality content that most B-to-B companies have, and the amount they need to have to market effectively.

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Marketing-for-Leads Guide: Step 6 – Calculate how many qualified sales leads will you need

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Determine how many qualified sales leads are needed to meet your sales revenue goals. The post Marketing-for-Leads Guide: Step 6 – Calculate how many qualified sales leads will you need appeared first on Sales Lead Insights. B2B marketing B2B marketing tools Add new tag marketing plans

Marketing-for-Leads Guide: Step 5 – Use lead scoring

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Determine how many qualified sales leads are needed to meet your sales revenue goals. The post Marketing-for-Leads Guide: Step 5 – Use lead scoring appeared first on Sales Lead Insights. B2B marketing B2B marketing tools b2b lead scoring marketing plans

Marketing-for-Leads Guide: Step 4 – Define “qualified sales lead”

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Step 4: Determine the definition of a “qualified sales lead” with which marketing, sales and corporate management agree. Your goal as a marketer is to help generate sales. Although there are some steps in closing sales that are out of your control, what you can do is identify qualified sales leads up front. If marketing, […]. The post Marketing-for-Leads Guide: Step 4 – Define “qualified sales lead” appeared first on Sales Lead Insights.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

Gain exclusive insights on priorities, tactics, and challenges from SMB Marketing Leaders.

When it comes to B2B marketing, think things through carefully before you act.

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For example, if you make an offer on your website, do you have the requested information or materials ready to go? Or, if you invite someone to a webinar, what will your follow up activities be?

Will that conference be worth it? Lead follow-up is the key

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Just got back from a conference? Keep up the momentum by following up with all those leads and business cards you collected. It's the first step in turning those prospects into qualified sales-ready opportunities. The post Will that conference be worth it?

Effective ways to prove B2B marketing is paying off

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Do you start to sweat when your boss wants to see proof that the amount your company invested in marketing is really paying off at the bottom line? Take it easy. It is surprisingly simple to prove that B2B marketing is contributing to your company's results. Here's how.

B2B Marketing Automation: Crawl, walk, run, win

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9 Award-Winning Customer Advocacy Success Stories

Influitive's annual BAMMIES - Best Advocate Marketing Awards - eBook has been read by 2,000+ savvy marketers and business leaders. In this year’s edition, advocacy leaders from the likes of ADP, Cisco, and Ceridian reveal how to harness the power of advocates to drive growth across every area of an organization.

Marketing-for-Leads Guide: Step 3 – How much revenue needs to come from marketing’s leads?

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Step 3: Determine the percentage of your company’s new business revenue that needs to come from marketing-generated leads. This step in developing your marketing-for-leads plan focuses on determining how many leads your marketing programs need to generate so that the company can meet its sales revenue goals. “Why bother with a marketing plan? We’ve got […]. The post Marketing-for-Leads Guide: Step 3 – How much revenue needs to come from marketing’s leads?

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Pros and cons of Webinars for B2B lead generation

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Webinars offer options for reaching out to and educating buyers at all stages of the lead generation cycle. Your choice to do live, butts-in-seats events, or webinars will hinge on several factors, The post Pros and cons of Webinars for B2B lead generation appeared first on Sales Lead Insights.

Writing effective email copy from an expert in B2B marketing, lead generation and lead nurturing

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Meet Meryl Evans, our email copywriting expert. Meryl is a professional writer and editor who specializes in online B2B lead generation and lead nurturing.

Offers are key to generating more leads and sales with your B2B Marketing

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The best way to generate sales leads is by making strong "offers" or "calls-to-action". B2B Lead Generation calls-to-action leadgeneration marketing tips offers

Best Practices for Selling to Government Agencies

The US government spends over $235 billion on goods and services each year. Because of this, selling your product or service to a government agency can be a great way to increase profits. A government buyer also offers consistency, at least for the duration of your contract. However, there are key differences between selling to a customer or business and selling to the government. MarketJoy VP of Customer Success, Curtis Bendt, has used his vast experience in sales industry to craft a list of best practices for selling to government agencies to give you a more specific idea of what the process involves. MarketJoy also provides you with several tips on how to increase your chances of success.