Is B2B Lead Generation Really This Difficult?

The Point

Results are in from a recent survey on B2B Lead Generation by the B2B Technology Marketing Community on LinkedIn ( free report download here ), and the numbers tell a disheartening story. B2B marketers are focused on the short term, to their detriment.

12 Ways to Boost Your Website’s Lead Generation Performance

Act-On

If you’re in digital marketing, there’s probably one metric you’re more focused on than anything else: leads. Your goal might be to get more leads, or maybe better leads, or leads that convert faster, or leads that give a higher value. But any way you cut it, it’s still all about lead generation. The question is, how do you get those leads? There’s no shortage of lead generation tactics. That means turning them into a lead.

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6 Things Good Lead Generation Vendors Do Right (That You May Be Doing Wrong)

ViewPoint

There’s plenty of mediocrity in lead generation—both in-house and outsourced. However, there are a lot of things good insourced operations and lead generation companies do well. While lead generation (or teleprospecting) is not rocket science, there are a lot of moving parts in a well-run lead generation machine. Failure to execute and coordinate all of the moving parts leads to poor results. Lead Generation Lead Nurturing

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B2B Lead Generation: Publisher Programs

Digital B2B Marketing

Need leads? The more targeting you need, the more expensive those leads become. Over a series of three articles on B2B lead generation, we will look at types of programs or providers, how to measure the success of programs and things you can do to improve the results from your programs.

#HowIBuy - An In-depth look at the buying process from 12 different perspectives

40 Adam New Waterson, VP of Demand Generation at RevJet. Key themes discerned about the modern buyer include: • B2B buyers are behaving like consumers – Buyers today have easy access to information and. conversations, that eventually leads to the question of. leads (MQLs).

Building Your Strategic Lead Generation Portfolio

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet To be successful at lead generation, marketers can’t rely on one specific tactic. A while ago, I created a mind map of lead generation channels for my book Lead Generation for the Complex Sale. Build your lead generation calendar.

4 B2B Marketing Strategies for Lead Generation

KoMarketing Associates

Driving qualified leads is a pain point for many B2B marketers, as the pressure to generate these leads is increasing. Increasing overall site traffic is good; generating leads from this traffic is great. Below I’ve outlined a few B2B marketing strategies to increase lead generation. For example, a few of my clients use CTAs (like the below) on the bottom of blog posts to drive leads.

10 B2B Lead Generation Strategies for 2017

Marketing Insider Group

We’re well into the New Year, and most companies are revamping their lead generation strategies to meet its demands. There is also no single lead generation strategy that works for. The post 10 B2B Lead Generation Strategies for 2017 appeared first on PureB2B.

Desperate and Fearful: Need Pipeline – Want Sales Lead Generation

ViewPoint

Last week I published a blog that provided five ways to avoid getting burned by outsourced B2B sales lead generation, qualification and nurturing. So, they settle for a cheap solution—which is how mediocre sales lead generation firms survive. The need for sales pressures the CMO to deliver leads fast. Trouble is, that CMO is also under budget pressures, so corners are cut in the pursuit of needed sales leads. CEOs need to care about lead outcomes.

Five Ways to Avoid Getting Burned by Outsourced B2B Sales Lead Generation

ViewPoint

Based on my experience over the past almost 30-years it seems that everyone has been burned by outsourced lead generation. The main reason for these failures is that there is a LOT of mediocrity in the lead generation industry, which is why some say outbound is supposedly “dead.” We’re not a lead gen or appointment setting firm, but rather a revenue focused extension (not a replacement) of your sales team. Lead Generation

Tips on how to use LinkedIn for Better Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Have you ever wondered about how can you use LinkedIn for better lead generation and business. I had studied it and couldn’t see a way that Facebook could contribute to a complex B2B buying decision. You also want to get a clear understanding of what’s meant by “lead generation”.

Marketing Automation and B2B Lead Generation Services

KEO Marketing

But can marketing automation work with today’s modern B2B lead generation services and strategies? Leads from various sources (such as web campaigns) are added to a database and scored. So, can marketing automation processes work with other B2B lead generation services?

Lead Generation is Crippling Demand Generation

Digital B2B Marketing

Lead generation and demand generation, although related, are at odds with each other. When many B2B marketers say demand generation, they mean lead generation, and the program will be measured on leads and the value of those leads.

The #1 Reason CEOs Should Care About Lead Generation

ViewPoint

I often say that CEO’s don’t care about leads, they only care about revenue. Unfortunately, unless you, as the CEO of your company, start caring about leads you are going to lose revenue and miss your number.

How to Create the Perfect Lead Generation Form [Infographic]

Webbiquity

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.

In-Depth Guide: Calculate Your Lead Generation Campaign ROI

Act-On

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.

31 Tips for Improving Sales and Marketing Lead Generation Alignment

B2B Lead Generation Blog

How does your sales team perceive the leads Marketing produces? They complain about lead quality. They complain about lead volume. The say leads, what leads? Marketing gives us leads? Centralize the lead qualification process.

Who should own lead generation for a complex sale?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

So, who should own B2B lead generation: sales, marketing or both? Sales and marketing aren’t doing a great job of executing lead generation because they both believe it’s the others job. Companies don’t typically call what salespeople do “lead generation” or “demand generation.” Even with the increase of content marketing and inbound marketing, I find salespeople get stuck carrying the load of prospecting for their leads.

Lead Generation That Converts Leads into Sales Opportunities

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet Ask most executives and marketers what salespeople need to sell in this economy, and they will say one thing: more leads. That’s why many marketing and lead generation programs tend to focus on quantity. Second, it must manage all the incoming leads effectively.

B2B Marketers – Your Lead Generation Targeting Strategy is Missing Key Influencers

Marketing Insider Group

As a B2B marketer, one of the primary goals for your department is to run lead generation initiatives to fill your pipeline with revenue driving opportunities.

The Biggest Missed Opportunity in B2B Lead Generation

Digital B2B Marketing

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.

Why Technology Marketers are Leading the Way in Lead Generation

Reachforce

A recent survey on B2B content marketing technology found that technology marketers were standouts in lead generation. B2B Lead Generation Lead Nurturing marketing marketing programs

20 Handy B2B Lead Generation Resources

Marketing Insider Group

The Internet is chock-full of B2B lead generation resources crafted by marketing experts, business owners, and other specialists. The post 20 Handy B2B Lead Generation Resources appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

How to Put the Customer First in Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet Putting customers first in lead generation. Unfortunately, empathy is often ignored or lost when we start to become overly clever and complex with lead generation. At its core, lead generation is really about relationships.

5 Lead Generation Myths: Busted

Reachforce

Lead generation is about knowing what to do and what not to do. As is the case with many business endeavors, myths tend to take root around what works and what doesn’t work with lead generation.

Looking for Surprises in the 2015 B2B Lead Generation Trend Report

Webbiquity

This year’s B2B Lead Generation Report from Holger Schulze of the B2B Technology Marketing Group on LinkedIn was recently published, detailing key trends, best practices, and challenges for B2B marketing professionals.

Why Successful B2B Lead Generation Forms Are Like Blackjack Winners

The Forward Observer

In the high stakes game of B2B lead generation forms, are you tempted to ask for too much information? Using lead generation forms is similar to playing blackjack. Of course, you can’t convert leads unless the website visitor fills out a form.

5 Things You Can Do To Improve B2B Lead Generation

B2B Lead Generation Blog

B2B Lead generation is rapidly changing process for companies with the advent of MarTech. . I’ll be sharing where B2B marketers can focus and what on the “best few” things they can do to improve their b2b lead generation efforts immediately. Register for “5 Things You Can Do Immediately to Improve your B2B Lead Generation.” Get more opportunities with lead reengagement.

Website User Experience No-No's: 3 Errors that Could Kill Your Lead Generation

Tomorrow People

Generating quality leads is essential for any B2B marketer. Lead GenerationA website is a great tool to help with this. It enables you to provide value to your visitors, develop their trust, and take them confidently through the buying cycle.

3 Research-Based Insights to Prevent Lead Generation Failure

Marketing Insider Group

As a B2B marketer you’re constantly under fire. Between your executive team debating your budget to the sales team demanding BETTER leads and MORE opportunities, it’s like the hunger games out there. Now more than ever, demand generation and content marketers are worried about failing to meet lead-based goals. The post 3 Research-Based Insights to Prevent Lead Generation Failure appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

Is Content Marketing Still Effective for Online Lead Generation?

Reachforce

For the past few years, the buzzword in online lead generation was content marketing. B2B Lead Generation B2B Marketing Ideas Marketing and Sales Funnel Marketing Tips content marketing

Why Cost per Lead is a Bad Way to Measure Your Return on Lead Generation Efforts

ViewPoint

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. Correctly emphasize the ROI value of qualified leads over their cost. Cost-Per-Lead.

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Tactics for Optimal Lead Generation: How to Earn the Trust of B2B Clients

Reachforce

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

Lead Generation: The power of copy

B2B Lead Generation Blog

In today’s B2B Lead Roundtable Blog post, we’ll take a look at how a one small tweak to the copy on a lead generation page increased conversion and what we can learn from the results. Objective: To increase leads from quote requests. Tweet Words matter.

Lead Generation: 2 simple tips to determine cost per lead

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet Getting to the heart of lead cost is not easy. In today’s B2B Lead Roundtable Blog post, I wanted to explore cost per lead by sharing a few tips and insights from the panel of industry experts that spoke on the subject at MarketingSherpa Lead Gen Summit 2013.

Successful B2B Lead Generation Measurement In 7 Steps

bizible

One of the struggles marketers deal with when measuring B2B lead generation is isolating and pinpointing the true cause of revenue performance. In this post we’ll provide a brief overview of B2B lead generation measurement that goes beyond the traditional activity report.

Lead Generation: How to speak the language of your prospects

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet At Lead Gen Summit 2013, Keith Lincoln, Vice President, SmartBear Software, discussed the importance of speaking the language of your customers, and, more importantly, when to say nothing at all. “If Customer-centric Marketing: Using metaphors in your B2B strategy [More from the blogs].

Criteria of Efficient B2B Lead Generation Processes

Great B2B Marketing

My team and I are always preaching the doctrine of the consistent and predictable lead generation engine as a key […]. The post Criteria of Efficient B2B Lead Generation Processes appeared first on Great B2B Marketing.

4 Metrics You Need To Track In B2B Lead Generation Programs

Digital B2B Marketing

Enterprise B2B marketers face a conundrum. Businesses needs to drive growth and lead generation is a key way the business expects marketing to contribute. It can take months, even years, before marketing is able to prove the value of lead generation efforts with revenue.

How to Ramp Up Your B2B Sales Lead Generation with Social Media

Marketing Insider Group

The post How to Ramp Up Your B2B Sales Lead Generation with Social Media appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Demand GenerationSocial media is no longer just a fun, helpful supplement to a marketing mix. For many companies, it has become the primary vehicle for customer engagement. In fact, a report by LinkedIn found that 90% top performing sales representatives incorporate social media into their tactics.