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.

Beware the Siren Call of Pre-Qualified Leads

The Point

There is a growing trend in the content syndication space, and among Cost Per Lead (CPL) programs in general, for media vendors to offer B2B clients the option of pre-qualified leads. For the average B2B marketer, I’m not so sure this is a wise move.

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5 Reasons Your Sales Reps Aren’t Getting Enough Qualified Leads

The Point

Earlier this year, I talked to a CMO at a B2B tech company whose sales counterpart was lobbying strongly for the company to adopt Account-Based Marketing (ABM) as part of their demand generation strategy. The lead funnel is obsolete. Relying too heavily on BDRs to respond to new leads.

Shifts in B2B Buyer Behavior Support New Priorities for Demand Gen Content

The Point

Demand Gen Report has published the results of this year’s “B2B Buyer’s Survey,” and the trends identified merit close attention for those marketers involved in B2B demand generation and content development.

Why B2B Content Strategies Are Paramount for Generating Quality Leads

Generating demand and ensuring the consistent flow of high-quality, actionable leads is what makes B2B marketers successful

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.

New Chapter for the B2B Lead Blog

B2B Lead Generation Blog

You may have noticed the B2B Lead Blog has a new look. Over the next few months, I’ll be starting a business and working on my next book, a sequel to Lead Generation for the Complex Sale. Feel free to comment here or join me on the B2B Lead Roundtable LinkedIn Group.

Why You Should Consider Using Twitter for B2B Leads

Act-On

Every day there are new B2B opportunities waiting for you on Twitter, LinkedIn and the other social media channels. Whether you turn these moments of opportunity into high-quality leads is up to you. B2B marketers who use Twitter generate twice as many leads as those who don’t.

A Simple 2-Step Technique for Improving Lead Follow Up

The Point

In an era when “demand generation” and “content marketing” are virtually synonymous, most B2B sales leads are the result of a prospect downloading or requesting content. raw inquiries convert to either MQLs (Marketing Qualified Leads) or better.

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Effective B2B Marketing Content That Will Lead to Sales Growth

Effective marketing content leads to increased sales productivity, more revenue, greater marketing effectiveness and stronger alignment between marketing and sales

Best B2B Lead Posts in 2014: Lead generation, lead nurturing and content marketing

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Read on to find out what B2B Lead Roundtable Blog posts were shared the most as well as the three topics B2B marketers valued most in 2014. Topic #1 — Lead generation is king. Lead generation was a huge topic for 2014 and for good reason. Lead nurturing, that is.

5 Ways to Expand Lead Nurturing Beyond the Inbox

The Point

Email may still be the workhorse in how B2B companies build relationships, maintain awareness, qualify leads and nudge prospects along the sales cycle, but these days, it pays to think about “lead nurturing” as more just an email campaign.

10 Most Popular B2B Lead Blog Posts of 2016

B2B Lead Generation Blog

I’ve compiled a list of the 10 most popular and shared posts on the B2B Lead Blog, chosen by marketers, just like you, to help you get ready to have a great 2017. The Biggest Contributor to B2B Revenue. Read The Biggest Contributor to B2B Revenue.

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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.

6 Best Tactics for B2B Lead Generation

Digital B2B Marketing

You need to generate leads, right? If you are a B2B marketer, particularly one focused on making a complex sale in a large enterprise, the answer is almost certainly a resounding yes. The B2B lead generation landscape has changed tremendously in the last decade.

Top 10 B2B Lead Scoring Mistakes (Part 1 of 2)

The Point

Lead scoring has quickly become an integral part of a demand generation marketer’s arsenal. In our firm’s work with marketing automation clients , lead scoring optimization is a critical part of ensuring that companies reap the greatest benefit from the investment in marketing technology.

10 B2B Lead Generation Strategies for 2017

B2B Marketing Insider

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.

B2B Marketers still struggle with lead nurturing

Biznology

I thought it was widely understood by now that staying in touch with a prospect who has shown some interest in your product or service can triple, even quadruple, lead-to-sales conversion rates. The post B2B Marketers still struggle with lead nurturing appeared first on Biznology.

Why B2B Marketers Should Be Building Their Website Around Their Lead Generation Strategy

Tomorrow People

Lead GenerationIt's time to put your website to work for the business!

Measure Your Way to Lead Nurturing Success

The Point

Demand Gen Report just published “ Top B2B Marketers Measure Lead Nurturing Effectiveness to Boost Performance ,” a special report in which they address the whys, whats, and how tos of measuring lead nurturing’s true impact. the company is generating the wrong type of leads.

Please Don’t Let Your Sales Reps Nurture Leads

The Point

Bear with me as I relate a quick story about lead nurturing: A few months back I became a sales lead. A question: at this point, what kind of lead am I? By my own reckoning, I’m an MQL (Marketing Qualified Lead). I’m also a perfect candidate for lead nurturing.

Fast Lead Response Keeps B2B Leads from Going Stale

Great B2B Marketing

Last month, I spoke about lead metrics and ROI at the B2B Leads Conference in New York. Several smart speakers brought up the issue of why the time to respond to inbound leads is a key success metric. of B2B leads are never called.

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5 Referral Program Ideas For Driving More B2B Leads

Influitive b2b

Do you feel awkward asking customers for referrals? You shouldn’t. According to SalesStaff, 91% of satisfied customers say they’d give referrals. Yet, on average, only 29% of customers do. It’s likely because you haven’t asked them. Or, at least, not in the right way. Barraging customers with emails asking for referrals isn’t going to.

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

B2B Marketing Insider

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.

Introduction to Lead Management

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet If Sales and Marketing were a manufacturing operation starting with raw materials — leads — and ending up with 5% to 20% in deliverable product — won sales — it would soon be shut down to determine what is wrong. Lack of lead management impacts lead conversion and ROI.

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?

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

Sales Lead Insights

This is the latest in our ongoing series of tips from some of the experts who provide our sales lead management consulting and training services and our marketing automation and lead-generation agency services. Remember that even in B2B, people make the buying decisions.

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

Sales Lead Insights

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

How to do lead management that improves conversion

B2B Lead Generation Blog

In this post, I’m going to focus on how to do lead management that increases sales conversion. Here’s why: First, B2B lead conversion to actual revenue conversion is low. According to Forrester, top performers convert 1.54% of leads to revenue. And average performers turn less than 0.75% of leads into closed deals. Source: Forrester US and Europe B2B Marketing Tactics and Benchmarks Online Survey. Where lead management often falls short.

Lead Qualification: The Secret Sauce of B2B Lead Generation Marketing

Biznology

The Number One rule in B2B marketing: Never, ever, pass an unqualified lead to your sales force. In this kind of situation, the lead should stay with the marketing team, where the relationship can be developed, and nurtured, until it’s ready to take up a salesperson’s valuable time.

How To Lead With Customer-Focused Content

Tony Zambito

The overriding concern from many content marketers is on lead and sales conversion. Contrary to what is commonly believed, investing in brand trust ultimately will lead to more sales conversions. by Creative Stall.

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.

The B2B Lead Generation Ecosystem and WPO [Infographic]

Webbiquity

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.

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. It creates sales-ready leads and nurtures the leads that aren’t sales-ready.

5 Reasons to Gate Lead Nurturing Content

The Point

A client asks: “I notice that you’re recommending we gate our offer content behind landing pages as part of the lead nurturing campaign. It’s why click-to-lead conversion rates are never 100%, no matter how good your landing page.

Why most B2B social media programs fail to generate real leads

Biznology

You’re ahead of many B2B companies and right in there with > 80% of those companies that have organized LinkedIn programs. Here’s some reality: you’re not going to generate many leads this way , and you’re missing a big opportunity–especially on LinkedIn.

Getting Started with Lead Segmentation in B2B Marketing

Reachforce

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 Segmentation

20 Handy B2B Lead Generation Resources

B2B Marketing Insider

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.

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. Nurture leads more effectively.

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.