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.

7 Ways B2Bers Can Rock Lead Gen Via Social Media

Act-On

Social media is one of best ways to get leads. In Ascend2’s 2015 Leads Nurturing Trends Survey , social media holds third place for the most effective online channel for generating leads. The view gets even better if you look at cost per lead. Leads are Better.

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Lead Gen: A proposed replacement for BANT

B2B Lead Generation Blog

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.

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3 Newer Types of Content Tactics To Support Lead Gen

Modern Marketing

by contributor | Tweet this Editor’s Note : Today’s post comes courtesy of Josh Haynam , the co-founder of Interact, a platform for creating lead capture quizzes. In an ideal world, your content marketing efforts would yield droves of leads that stream in endlessly.

9 Types of Interactive Content for Innovative Lead Gen

Act-On

Need more leads? Need better leads? Which is just one of the reasons why it’s so excellent for generating conversions – and leads. We’ve written about them as a lead generation tactic before. Bonus tip: You can also use quizzes for lead nurturing, of course.

4 Strategies for Reestablishing Your Website’s Lead-Gen Magnetism

Act-On

That’s the challenge for today’s businesses and the marketers tasked with making them gloriously conspicuous by establishing brand presence, generating demand, and enticing leads to come hither. If you can do this, you’ll increase your site’s lead-gen magnetism. Lead Generation

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.

Lead Gen Tactics from 4 MarketingSherpa Case Studies

B2B Lead Generation Blog

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.

How to Overcome 3 Painfully Common Lead Gen Mistakes

Contently

Most lead generation training programs start with discovery, one of the most basic tenets of sales. Asking too many questions in a gated form before a prospective partner shows interest in your product is a lead gen mistake—just one of the many that marketers consistently make.

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 ).

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. .

43 Bright Ideas for Promoting Your Lead Gen Content

Hubspot

So you just created a piece of content for lead generation -- congrats! . Did you know, tweets with images generate 55% more leads than Tweets without images?!). Capitalize on this, and make it easy for your employees to share your new lead gen content, too.

3 Important Lessons for Lead Gen and Life

B2B Lead Generation Blog

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?

Be Honest: Does Your Lead Gen Suck?

Vidyard

Lead gen is the lifeblood of marketing. But most lead gen activities are … well, kinda sucky. Good thing Jay Baer has the reverse vacuum to unsuck your lead gen. He’ll be sharing those secrets in the webinar 7 Ways to Unsuck your Lead Gen on April 20th.

In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry Lead Gen Tips (tap your feet)

Smashmouth Marketing

Folks, that''s one of the biggest myths in lead gen. I just listened to Mungo Jerry''s "In The Summertime," and it made me smile, tap my feet, rock my head, especially with the banjo player huffing and puffing into the jug. Love it! then BOOM!

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

B2B Lead Generation Blog

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. For example, the design process forced us to examine two important questions: what is a quality lead, and how do we measure it?

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

B2B Lead Generation Blog

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).

How to Build a Winning Lead Gen Strategy, From Your Database Up

Leadspace

Building an effective, end-to-end lead generation strategy is far from simple. But if there’s anything I’ve learned in more than a decade leading B2B sales teams, it’s that lead generation strategies live and die by the quality of the data they are built upon.

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The Difference Between Earned, Owned & Paid Media (And Why It Matters for Lead Gen)

Hubspot

Generating qualified leads requires you to regularly publish compelling, valuable content, explore guest blogging opportunities, identify co-marketing campaigns, and devise a strategy for promoting said content. PPC Lead Generation Content Marketing Daily Tactical

Lead Gen Hacks: 3 Strategies to Improve Content Conversions

Kapost

Have you noticed that only some of your readers are converting into leads? The post Lead Gen Hacks: 3 Strategies to Improve Content Conversions appeared first on Kapost Content Marketing Blog.

How One Company Increased Lead Gen by 2000 Percent - Case Study

Modern Marketing

Using cross channel marketing and multi touch campaigns, Oracle Marketing Cloud helped ARC Document Solutions achieve astonishing results including a 2,000% increase in lead generation in the first year alone. Lead Nurturing Marketing Automation Marketing Automation Process (MAP

23 Types of Lead Gen Content to Put Behind Your Landing Pages

Hubspot

Fresh new content types could do wonders for expanding your reach and attracting more (and better) leads. To help you shake up your content balance, here are 23 things you can put behind a landing page to help you collect new leads. How do you convert blog readers into leads?

When NOT to Use Lead-Gen CTAs in Your Marketing

Hubspot

We know that marketers who use CTAs on their websites are more likely to convert visitors to leads than those who simply post a 'Contact Us' button on their site and pray. There are certain PR and social media campaigns where your goal isn’t to drive new leads, but to generate buzz.

Lead Gen Tips from Yogi Berra

Smashmouth Marketing

Ask open ended questions -- leading questions. If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else: " What is your goal of your lead gen activity? Are you trying to do qualified lead gen ? What other quotes can you tie to lead gen tips

Lead Gen Survey Forecasts Tough Road for Marketers in 2015

Sales Intelligence View

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Tips to Amplify Your Lead Gen with Next Gen Social Data

Modern Marketing

Here are some tips to infuse next gen social data in email marketing to improve ROI: 1. Which is why we put together an eBook, " Amp your Lead Gen with Next Gen Socia l " to help brands understand how segmentation, personalization and automation can increase email marketing ROI.

Generating Leads on Twitter Just Got Easier: Get Started With Lead Gen Cards

Hubspot

A few months ago, we told you that Twitter was testing out Lead Generation Cards. Yesterday, Twitter opened up its Lead Generation Cards to everyone. You get a Twitter Lead Generation Card! And YOU get a Twitter Lead Generation Card! Leads for everybody!

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.

Lead Gen 101: How to Create an Intuitive Website Conversion Path

Hubspot

A thank-you page - Your new leads see this page after completing your form. A confirmation email - Makes it easy for your leads to reference your offer any time. Congratulations, you''ve generated some leads from your forms! Reveal the next step your leads should take.

B2B Lead Gen: Can you do it cheaper and better inside?

ViewPoint

As a business-to-business marketing or sales leader you have numerous options for lead generation tactics and tools. You may have considered the following challenges when evaluating the choice to improve results by outsourcing your teleprospecting lead generation: Our business is different.

8 Ways to Transform LinkedIn from Just Another Time Suck to a Qualified Lead-Gen Machine

Marketing Action

After a certain period of time, you might consider restricting your participation to just the groups that are producing leads consistently. Just like the Lewis Howes’ success story noted earlier, you always hear about people that get thousands of contacts and leads from this platform.

How to Calculate Next Month's Lead Gen Goal [Quick Tip]

Hubspot

Maybe you had a fabulous month where traffic and leads flowed in without you lifting a finger. Tomorrow, your score gets set back to zero -- but first, you''ve got to figure out what your leads goal is actually going to be. Find Your Leads Goal by Working Backwards.

28 Questions to Ask B2B Appointment Setting and Lead Gen Vendors

Smashmouth Marketing

There are so many demand gen vendors out there, and if you are a demand gen professional in sales or marketing, we've probably called you. Outsourcing some or all of your appointment setting or lead generation activity to a third party vendor is a task that shouldn't be undertaken by responding to one cold call. I believe this across lead gen: the most important thing to look at is cost per opportunity not cost per lead. When do we see our first leads?

Thriving in the Pressure Cooker: 5 tips for optimize your time, knowledge for better lead gen

B2B Lead Generation Blog

So it is with generating leads – yet, when the funnel needs to be fed now, we toss in more leads, turn up the pressure, and voila! Master the essentials of lead generation. ( Universal Lead Definition: Why 61% of B2B marketers are wasting resources and how they can stop ).

A Scientific Approach to Hitting Your Lead Gen Goals With Content

Hubspot

Do you have a lead gen goal? I certainly do -- we''ve had an SLA established with Sales for years, and part of the blog team''s SLA is delivering a certain amount of net new organic leads to Sales each month. Consider which topics yield more leads.

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.

How to Optimize Your Google+ Content for Lead Gen, From the Experts at Google

Hubspot

As in, are you leveraging Google+ for all its lead gen potential ? The most organic way to use Google+ to generate leads is by posting compelling content updates that include links back to your website. And from there, you can convert them into leads!

B2B Content Marketing: Find the bigger story

B2B Lead Generation Blog

As he gave his keynote address at MarketingSherpa Lead Gen Summit 2013, he revealed that he also gave a presentation for metal working manufacturers that also posed the same question : What do we talk about? MarketingSherpa Lead Gen Summit 2014 November 3-6, San Francisco.

Content Marketing Madness: Battle of the Lead Gen Channels WINNER

SnapApp

In the spirit of March Madness, over here at SnapApp we set up a bracket of the top lead generation channels for modern marketers. After three rounds of intense competition, one lead gen channel has emerged victorious: the website! So, what makes the website such an effective lead gen channel? Their landing pages boast shorter lead forms and their CTA and headline language is clear and compelling.

B2B Paid Content Distribution: Facebook vs. LinkedIn

Contently

Gated lead-gen and bottom-funnel content: LinkedIn. B2B B2B Tech ROI Facebook distribution lead gen LinkedIn distribution Social Advertising