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How Many Lead Nurturing Campaigns Should You Run? [CHART]

Modern Marketing

by Egan Cheung | Tweet this Lead nurturing is a type of automation focused on leads who are not yet ready to buy. A successful lead nurturing campaign delivers content of sufficient value to your leads that you establish brand preference long before a purchase decision is made.

6 Lead Nurturing Strategies for Beginners

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by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this This article comes courtesy of Joe Cordo , Chief Marketing Officer at Extraprise , an Eloqua partner and lead generation services firm. There are tons of articles, posts, even graphics about lead nurturing out there. Nurturing is a critical way to keep prospects engaged and headed down the path to purchase. Here are six strategies to review before you launch into lead nurturing.

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3 Cool Lead Nurturing Programs You’re Not Running

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by Jennifer Talcott | Tweet this I’ve been in the marketing automation community for about 7 years. In that time, I’ve seen lead nurturing go from “nice to have” to a hard-set business requirement for major, fast-growing businesses. While there’s something to be said for the standard use case meant to educate prospects, lead nurturing can do so much more. Why not use lead nurturing programs to help differentiate your solution?

4 Back to Basics Tips to Improve Lead Quality

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by Contributor Friendly | Tweet this Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes courtesy of Brenda Stoltz, the CEO and founder of Ariad Partners , which provides provides creative, practical, sales-driven integrated inbound marketing, lead generation and strategy services.

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Getting Started Guide for Marketing Automation

The Effective Marketer

With all the (deserved) hype surrounding marketing automation, is no wonder that many companies, startups especially, are adding the technology as a key component to their marketing activities. Problem is, sometimes the rush to get the software installed and running ends up trampling the creation of processes, content planning, and other key ingredients that are necessary for a successful marketing automation implementation. Getting Started with Marketing Automation.

Connecting the Dots Between Social Media & Demand Generation

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Today’s blog post comes courtesy of Carmen Hill, of Babcock & Jenkins, an Eloqua partner and B2B marketing integrated agency focused on demand generation and pipeline acceleration.

What Marketers Need to Deliver the Right Product, Right Place & Right Time

Modern Marketing

by Sylvia Jensen | Tweet this Back in school we thought we learned everything about marketing. Thanks to tracking and reporting tools, product marketing is no guessing game. Armed with that information, you can adjust your product marketing strategy and messaging.

B2B Call Tracking: Get Credit for All B2B Leads By Caring About Phone Calls

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What’s your biggest challenge as a B2B marketer? According to a study sponsored by Eloqua, the biggest challenge for B2B marketers is generating enough high quality leads. Converting leads into customers came in 2nd. Generating Enough High Quality B2B Leads.

Content Promotion Strategy: 23 Proven Ways to Explode Website Traffic

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While that’s certainly an idyllic thought of a world in which marketers can just focus on creating outstanding content, it’s just not accurate anymore. Leading author Malcolm Gladwell wrote about the idea of a tipping point; “the levels at which the momentum for change become unstoppable.”

6 Steps to Defining Your Value Proposition from MarketingSherpa

Modern Marketing

B2B marketing lives or dies based on your value proposition. Almost self-explanatory, but worth repeating – like any piece of marketing, you’ll want to test various value proposition examples.

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From a Challenging Marketing Past to the Most Promising Marketing Future: Top Takeaways from the 2011 B2B Roundtable Webinars

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet I can’t stress this enough: when it comes to marketing, if we’re not constantly learning, we’re going to find ourselves left behind faster than ever. Some people say I’m an expert in B2B lead generation because I wrote a book on it, but you know what? 65% haven’t nurtured leads.

ReachForce Buys SetLogik: One-Stop-Shopping for B2B Marketing Data Plus Database

Customer Experience Matrix

B2B marketing data vendor ReachForce today announced its purchase of SetLogik , which provides technology to build cloud-based marketing databases and do predictive modeling against them. Reachforce’s core business is assembling data on marketing prospects, which it then sells for as many uses as possible: appending to Web leads, enhancing existing databases, and buying as lists.

The Future of Social Marketing Automation is Here (And Improving)

Modern Marketing

A 2013 study of marketing professionals identified “social media marketing” as the second-most powerful trend contributing to the formation of the “modern marketer” — after the ability to track marketing ROI with technology.

Buckle Up! Sales Reps Share Perceptions of Marketing-Generated Leads

ViewPoint

A new eBook reports on sales rep perceptions of marketing-generated leads, and the findings run from surprising to shocking to downright scary. —to me are findings related to how reps rate leads.

Swish! How The Phoenix Suns Used Fan History To Drive Sales

Modern Marketing

And savvy sports marketers are constantly attempting to tap into fans’ personal histories with a team. Titled “Legends”, the Suns set out on a highly personalized email marketing campaign that tied past season ticket-holders to the team’s legacy. Our biggest objective was to make it as customized and therefore as personalized as ever,” said Andrea Lechner-Becker, Marketing Database Coordinator for the Suns, told me. Full disclosure: The Suns are an Eloqua client.).

Poker Equity and Marketing II - Lead Equity Explained

Smashmouth Marketing

If you are here for a two paragraph good marketing tip, you're in the wrong place. Back in November I posted an article, Poker Equity and Marketing - Lead Equity. So how does this apply to lead gen/demand gen? What is Lead Equity? The reps don't like the leads.

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Poker Equity and Marketing II - Lead Equity Explained

Smashmouth Marketing

If you are here for a two paragraph good marketing tip, you're in the wrong place. Back in November I posted an article, Poker Equity and Marketing - Lead Equity. So how does this apply to lead gen/demand gen? What is Lead Equity? The reps don't like the leads.

B2B Lead Management Market Heats Up

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Home Forrester Research « Getting Up Close and Personal | Main | Social Technographics Data Now Available » March 20, 2008 B2B Lead Management Market Heats Up [Posted by Laura Ramos ] Since the start of this year, I’ve been receiving a boatload of briefing requests from companies wanting to show me their lead generation and management solutions. Most recently, Marketo just announced their lead management solution. This market has a lot of growth ahead of it!

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B2B Marketing Mix: Will Online, Social Tactics Lead?

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B2B Marketing POSTs by Laura Ramos About the Author About this blog High tech marketers face incredible challenges building awareness, developing demand, enabling sales, and demonstrating marketings impact on the business in an increasingly digital world.

Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market

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Home Forrester Research « I was recently briefed by | Main | Going Corporate » August 26, 2008 Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market [Posted by Laura Ramos ] In a recent survey of over 2100 IT professionals who buy or recommend telecom and networking solutions, we found buyers turn to peers and colleagues first, followed by vendor, industry trade, or professional Web sites, to inform their purchase decisions.

SetLogik Offers B2B Marketers a Real Marketing Database

Customer Experience Matrix

I originally saw SetLogik as a tool to associate marketing leads with sales opportunities, even when they are not connected directly within Salesforce.com. But the bigger story, which SetLogik itself recognizes clearly, is that they’re creating a real marketing database.