Subscribers to Free Content are NOT Leads
Industrial Marketing Today
JUNE 22, 2011
I’ve heard some of my manufacturing clients call their subscribers free content leads. I’ve also read articles by other industrial marketers where they recommend using free content to generate new leads. That is good advice and it is a proven tactic for inbound marketing. However, I do have a problem with classifying these new subscribers as leads. IMO, these people have merely raised their hands to indicate some interest in your company, content and the free offer.