The Case for Allowing Personal Emails on Lead Gen Forms

The Point

Should you allow prospects to enter a personal email address when they fill out lead gen forms? Translation: requiring business emails could cut lead volume in half, albeit (in theory) by eliminating those prospects less motivated to complete the form.

7 Ways B2Bers Can Rock Lead Gen Via Social Media

Act-On

You knew that social media is a very affordable lead generation tool, but did you know that it’s rated third in effectiveness after email and your website? Demand & Lead Generation Social Media Marketing demand gen demand generation lead lead gen lead generation leads social marketing social media social media marketing

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Best Lead Gen Digital Agency: Top 5 Choices for 2022

Single Grain

Success in any industry relies on a brand’s ability to consistently generate, nurture and convert leads. The more effective your lead generation strategy is, the higher your profit. That's where a lead gen digital agency can help. The Benefits of Hiring a Lead Gen Agency.

Top Three Signs You Need a Better Lead Gen Plan

PureB2B

But among all sales roles, the one most essential to a company’s profitability is the lead generator. Sometimes companies keep lead generation teams in-house; sometimes they outsource lead gen efforts to a third-party company. How’s My Lead Gen Looking?

Lead Gen and Engagement: Find your Marketing Sweet Spot

Speaker: Dawn Colossi, CMO, FocusVision

A shift is occurring for B2B Marketers. We were measured by the number of leads we generate. So, we put gates up on our website, we stand in trade show booths and collect business cards, and run webinars or smaller events where we get people to sign up. Over time, we’ve become much better at measuring conversion rates and lead quality. Now that recent studies have shown that 49% of companies achieve a higher ROI by focusing on engagement over acquisition, there’s a shift from lead counts, lead quality to engagement. But as a B2B Marketer, what does engagement mean? How can you get there? How do you measure it? How do you show value to the business? Where does lead gen and lead quality fit in? Dawn Colossi, CMO of FocusVision and a recognized leader in data-driven marketing strategy, has answers based on hard won experience.

Lead Generation 101: 7 Lead Gen Tips for Beginners

Visitor Queue

So, you want to learn about lead generation? Lead generation is tricky for all skill and experience levels, but understanding the basics of lead generation can greatly help you improve your marketing and sales tactics. Marketing B2B Lead Generation Lead Generation

Lead Gen: A proposed replacement for BANT

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet According to the MarketingSherpa 2012 Lead Generation Benchmark Report , 24% of marketers ask a timeline-to-purchase question on their lead capture forms. Q: Please select the most important fields that you need to collect from your leads on the lead generation form. I suspect marketers do so because they have heard about “BANT qualified leads” and apply these criteria to Web forms. Lead qualification in a post-BANT world.

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How the Lead Management Platform Centralizes B2B Lead Gen

NetLine

The platform furthers NetLine’s goal of democratizing lead gen for all, enabling B2B Marketers to turn their current website traffic into revenue-based outcomes, streamlining their lead capture, lead management, and content amplification programs within one tool. .

LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms: Pros And Cons For B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

So today, I will be explaining the pros and cons of a very commonly used ad format: Lead Gen Forms. What are LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms? LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms (LGF) is a type of LinkedIn Ad in which the user completes a form directly within the LinkedIn interface.

Do Prominent Lead Gen Forms Impact SEO? via @sejournal, @martinibuster

Search Engine Journal

Google's John Mueller answered question regarding under which conditions prominent lead generation forms may cause a site to rank lower The post Do Prominent Lead Gen Forms Impact SEO?

Lead Generation Companies: How to Pick a Right One

What Is Gated Content: Lead Gen Hero or Marketing Villain

SEMrush

Gated content is a popular marketing tool for lead generation, especially in the B2B sector. But deciding whether to use it is not straightforward. There is often confusion around what gated content is exactly and which content should be gated.

Lead Gen Tactics from 4 MarketingSherpa Case Studies

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Our sister publication, MarketingSherpa, publishes three weekly newsletter case studies, and in the B2B beat in particular, those weekly articles routinely feature a story covering marketers tackling lead generation for the complex sale. For this B2B Lead Roundtable Blog post, I want to offer four of those case studies published over the last couple of years addressing that very topic. Case Study #1 – Local B2B Marketing: 150% boost in lead generation.

Good revenue, bad revenue and lead gen in B2B marketing

TaylorMadeIn KEW

In this last post of the series, I turn my attention to the 3 rd and final of my 3 enduring fallacies of B2B marketing – that the purpose of B2B marketing is lead generation. And not all leads are good leads. They went on to say that it’s only through this lead generation activity that marketing can gain the respect of the business. Somewhere along the way we’ve become convinced that results mean leads – or even better – revenue.

3 Important Lessons for Lead Gen and Life

B2B Lead Generation

People look to me as an expert at lead generation because I wrote a book and speak about it. This is more complex than standard lead generation – we’re not trying to sell. Learn more about our experience with that here: “ Lead Generation: How using science increased teleprospecting sales handoffs 304%.”. As I continually learn new methods to improve my own lead generation, I understand the process better. What lead gen and life lessons did you learn in 2013?

Answering the FAQs About NetLine’s Open Lead Gen Marketplace

NetLine

Earlier this year, NetLine introduced the open lead gen marketplace — the first and only real-time bidding marketplace where Marketers can purchase B2B leads on their own terms. . Why Did NetLine Create the Open Lead Gen Marketplace?

This One Lead Gen Metric Will Help You Show Marketing ROI

Contently

If you’re hoping that your content is going to directly lead to sales on a consistent basis, you’re going to be sorely disappointed. more leads than those who publish less than four times per month, and 93 percent of B2B marketers say that content marketing generates more leads than traditional marketing strategies. Leads influenced: The number of people who engaged with a piece of content and converted into a lead within the next 90 days.

LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms: 9 Best Practices for Increasing Conversions

Oktopost

Last week we published a piece on Lead Ads and why B2B marketers should harness them into their campaign strategy. This time, we’re zooming in on LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms, which unlike their predecessor, take a mobile-first approach to help marketers capture more quality leads using pre-filled forms. B2B Marketing B2B Marketing Tips Lead Generation LinkedIn

Lead Generation Guide: Basics of Lead Gen

Lake One

Lead Gen- you might be thinking they’re just buzz words you hear in business conversations or see in sales and marketing materials. But what’s so important about lead generation and what is it, exactly? Lead generation sounds simple enough, right?

Research Report: Lead Gen Not as Easy as Marketers Think

The Point

Just look at the sudden influx of companies boasting so-called “predictive analytics” solutions – software that allows marketers to better score leads, acquire new names, target market sectors, and even refine message and content, based on highly sophisticated algorithms. The simple act of generating leads – primarily through online means – has never been easier. This sentiment was borne out in a recent survey on lead generation strategy conducted by Ascend2 Research.

Are you doing webinars for lead gen? You should be.

Biznology

As a marketer, I’m always looking for new ways to engage prospects and drive leads for my sales team. That’s why webinars become interesting as a lead generation tactic. That’s why you see webinars rated as one of the top lead-gen tactics today (source: Placester ). We generated 23 marketing qualified leads for our sales team to start working right away. And we’ve seen, the attendees from our webinars convert to warm leads very quickly.

B2B Lead-Gen: Top tactics for a crisis-proof strategy

B2B Lead Generation

Most lead-generation marketers are not in crisis, but many could use an orderly process to help combat challenges. I chatted with Jen Doyle, Senior Research Manager at MECLABS, about her work as lead author of the MarketingSherpa 2012 Lead Generation Benchmark Report (coming out this spring). It can be helpful to have a reliable plan for generating leads when challenges loom (just like it can be helpful to have an evacuation plan before the building is on fire).

Six Easy Lead Gen Tips for Sales

Lake One

Or perhaps you are the marketing team and you want to give your sales team some quick tips to help further the lead gen cause. We’ve got you covered, with 6 easy lead gen tips your sales team can implement today. Capture those Leads. B2B Marketing Lead Generation

Breaking the Lead Gen Stereotypes

Lead Liaison

Besides the expensive traditional channels for generating leads, there is an innovative, often-overlooked approach to filling the top of your sales funnel: formal business referral program. Here are 5 steps to effectively use your professional network to become an extension of your sales force by generating high quality leads and business referrals: #1 – Define your Ideal Customer. If you follow the above 4 steps, you will have a consistent pipeline with relevant leads.

LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms: How to Make the Best Use of It?

Smarte

If you are a B2B company and you were to focus on only one channel for your company’s lead generation, it has to be LinkedIn. It allows you to build relationships, establish thought leadership, gain insights, generate leads , improve branding, and build communities.

LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms: How to Make the Best Use of It?

Smarte

If you are a B2B company and you were to focus on only one channel for your company’s lead generation, it has to be LinkedIn. It allows you to build relationships, establish thought leadership, gain insights, generate leads , improve branding, and build communities.

5 ABM Lead Gen Myths Hurting Your B2B Strategy

NetLine

Is your ABM approach disconnected from your lead gen goal? The parade for account-based marketing seems to be a never-ending celebration, often leading to misguided trust in whatever strategy most people are doing. These five myths could be getting in the way of a successful lead gen strategy. Given the nature of ABM, your lead is most likely someone from a larger company, possibly 10k or more employees.

Why We Launched the Open B2B Lead Gen Marketplace

NetLine

Last Tuesday, we launched the open B2B lead gen marketplace , the first and only bid-based auction platform for Marketers. It’s a big deal for the B2B lead gen industry at large. How the Open B2B Lead Gen Marketplace Came to Be.

5 Lead Gen Challenges Enterprise-Scale B2B Marketers Face (And How to Address Them

SWZD

For Enterprise-scale B2B marketers, lead generation is critical - but for optimal outcomes, addressing these typical challenges is the first step. Blogs Lead Generation

Oracle Eloqua Update: Fast-Track Lead Gen

Valasys

In a statement given to Demand Gen Report , Pierre Custeau, VP, product management, Oracle Eloqua had this to say about marketer problems, “As customer expectations continue to evolve, marketers are facing more pressure than ever to deliver the consistent and connected experiences needed to drive sales and strengthen brand and customer loyalty.”.

Out of Office Responses - Lead Gen Tip Gold Nugget

Green Lead's B2B

Just because your lead is out of the office, does not mean they should be crossed off your list. You can get lead gen nuggets. demand gen lead nurturing appointment setting

LinkedIn Lead Gen Forms: Advantages, Limitations, and How to Make the Best Use of It?

Smarte

If you are a B2B company and you were to focus on only one channel for your company’s lead generation, it has to be LinkedIn. It allows you to build relationships, establish thought leadership, gain insights, generate leads, improve branding, and build communities.

B2B Reads: AIDA, Fraudulent Lead Gen, and Sales & Marketing Secrecy

Heinz Marketing

Is it Fraudulent to Spend Money on Lead Gen Without an ROI? The post B2B Reads: AIDA, Fraudulent Lead Gen, and Sales & Marketing Secrecy appeared first on Heinz Marketing. B2B Reads Demand Generation ABM abm strategy AIDA b2b purchases demand feedback lead gen praise ROI sales enablement tools word-of-mouth

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Two-Thirds of B2B Marketers Say Lead Gen is High Priority for 2018

KoMarketing Associates

While email and social media marketing still yield big ROI for B2B marketers, increasing leads and lead gen tactics remain focal points, according to new research. The “2018 B2B Marketing Mix Report” from the SageFrog Marketing Group discovered that the majority of B2B marketers (67 percent) have made generating leads for their sales teams a “high priority” for the coming year. Converting leads into customers (47 percent) is also a “high priority” for 2018.

B2B Marketing: What a 11% drop in conversion taught a live audience about lead gen

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Recently, we ran a live test for our audience at MarketingSherpa Lead Gen Summit 2013 and as I discovered, this isn’t the easiest thing to do. The greatest difficulty rests in thinking about lead generation and optimization in new ways – and hoping those ideas produce significant results. For example, the design process forced us to examine two important questions: what is a quality lead, and how do we measure it? Treatment #2 decreased lead generation by 11.9%

AI and Machine Learning Can Fast Track B2B Lead Gen and Sales Productivity

Martech Advisor

By deploying artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions strategically, B2B marketers can meaningfully improve their lead generation efficiency and sales productivity -- while also unleashing new capabilities that spark customer engagement-transforming innovations.

The Lead Gen Mistakes Marketers Are Making

Kapost

When it comes to lead generation, you may be unknowingly sabotaging your sales pipeline with these seven common lead generation mistakes. However, lead conversions suffer when tactics aren’t anchored into a bigger, long-term and purpose-driven marketing strategy. . Without accurate and diligent lead generation reporting, marketers often don’t realize their pipeline is in trouble. Getting Real About Lead Generation .

Bridging the Gap Between Lead Gen and ABM with Intent Data

Aberdeen HCM Essentials

You’re looking for any way to improve your lead gen capabilities while sales is trying to win accounts. Salespeople talk about accounts, they talk about customers… they don’t talk about leads. It’s the strategy that can replace lead generation and get your team on the same page as sales. With the right approach and the right data , your lead gen engine can play an important role in ABM. The Role of Lead Gen in ABM.

Are you using the wrong lead-gen model?

Sales Engine

So what may have started out as a simple campaign to generate leads now turns into a whole lead-nurturing process with value-added content that shepherds them through the process until they’re sales-ready. It’s time to face some hard truths about B2B sales. People don't answer their phones the way they used to—some 85 percent of phone calls go to voice mail never to be returned. People can filter through their email and decide who they're going to listen to.

Report: Lead Gen Results Are Helping Content Marketers Measure Success

KoMarketing Associates

discovered that lead generation/nurturing (55 percent) is considered to be the most useful metric for gauging content marketing success. On the opposite end of the spectrum, 46 percent claim lead generation is an important objective, and 55 percent receive useful metrics on this tactic. Marketers are still trying to create the perfect content marketing strategy, and research shows they are using a wide array of metrics to gauge their success.