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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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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.

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How to write a Marketing Plan (with some tips)

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The “Marketing-for-leads” approach Let me show you how I walk through developing a marketing plan.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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?

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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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?

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.

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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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.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

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

The components of a successful business-to-business telemarketing call

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Successful B2B telemarketers must understand the basics of a successful call: from the opening statement, to engagement and qualification, to close. Each of these stages has techniques and skills that a successful telemarketer must master.

13 don’ts of promoting your marketing events

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Having worked with dozens of large, medium and small companies in planning and promoting their marketing events, I’ve learned what can make events succeed or flop. So when investing your time and money promoting your next event, consider these tips to avoid learning the hard way. Events are a great way to increase leads and […]. The post 13 don’ts of promoting your marketing events appeared first on Sales Lead Insights. Events & trade shows marketing events

B2B advertising 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.

Great marketing and advertising quotes

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Like good taste, marketing is difficult to define. But let's define it by quoting or paraphrasing some of the masters of the art and science of marketing--which they generally used call advertising. The post Great marketing and advertising quotes appeared first on Sales Lead Insights.

Paradigm of Strategic Value-Based Discounting for the B2B Industry

Competition has increased to new levels of intensity and organizations have begun to look for new ways to acquire customers. Discounted pricing is a strategic tool, which when used correctly can drive a variety of business goals, from marketing through to sales strategy

Graphic design tips from one of our experts

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Meet Kim Getker, one of AcquireB2B’s graphic design experts.

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React Faster to Your Leads to Increase Your ROI

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You’ve got calls to action and contact forms on your website, and perhaps you’re investing in pay-per-click ad campaigns. But how quickly do you respond to these inquiries? Speed could make a difference in your bottom line.

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B2B sales lead generation is easy: Four rights will get you there.

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B2B sales lead generation is easy: Four rights will get you there. The right prospects to target The companies and people at those companies, who appear most likely to buy your products or services.

True Marketing Maxims

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As I've climbed-- occasionally stumbling-- up the path in my marketing career, I've collected some helpful maxims along the way: pithy sayings that have proven truth in them. Some have inspired me. Others have helped guide me to the next level of knowledge, skill and career.

The Sales Enablement Handbook

In the sphere of sales, it helps to get your definitions down. You might have thought sales operations and sales enablement are the same thing - but there are important differences. Both have the objective of improving sales performance, and although there is some overlap, they do this in different ways.

4 great solutions for a marketing ROI challenge

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What do you do when you have a tough time quantifying marketing return on investment? Recently someone contacted me asking for advice. A Marketing ROI Challenge The challenge I face is that we sell 98% of our products through one and two step distribution.

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Get in your prospect’s comfort zone: The right offer at the right time

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“Will you marry me?” ” This offer will get you a chilly reception from someone you’ve just met. You’d sound half-crazy popping the question unless you nurture the relationship at the right pace and offer what the other person is looking for. Same thing goes for B2B marketing. Sure, a salesperson can get lucky with an […]. The post Get in your prospect’s comfort zone: The right offer at the right time appeared first on Sales Lead Insights.

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, Events & trade shows marketing events Webinars

Remind your customers you’re around

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You can keep the direct-to-client approach simply by reminding customers that you're there for them. The post Remind your customers you’re around appeared first on Sales Lead Insights. Relationship marketing marketing to customers

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

Direct Marketing Tips: How To Cut Costs And Get Better Response

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I’ve been asked, “How can I cut costs and find a more practical way to get my target market to respond to my direct marketing?” ” First, determine who your best customers are, then target direct marketing efforts at companies and contacts who are similar.

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Does your website convert visitors to leads and sales?

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Use this checklist to see if your Web site converts visitors to sales. B2B marketing tools Online marketing

Promote People Who Are Cooperative Team Members

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There are big rewards when sales and marketing are effectively integrated--not least of which are improved operating performance and outstanding financial results. B2B marketing marketing strategy

B2b Online Marketing Tip: Does Your Website Make it Immediately Clear What Your Company Does and Who it Serves?

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Take a fresh look at your company's website. Does your Web site make it immediately clear what your company does and who it serves? Online marketing b2b website design

Maximize Your ABM

Speaker: Jeff Marcoux, VP Product Strategy & Marketing at TTEC

If you are considering implementing account-based marketing, chances are you have also explored technology options. The process of buying new tools along with the massive organizational shift required for ABM can be overwhelming for even the most seasoned marketers. This session will help you start off on the right foot. Whether you've never implemented ABM, or tried before but felt unsuccessful, you can get started in the right direction. You will even be able to take advantage of the data you have coming in to utilize ABM across your entire cycle.