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

B2B Lead Generation

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.

Lead Nurturing: Unique tracks and impactful tests

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet I was recently interviewed by Marketo for their Definitive Guide to Lead Nurturing eBook, and I wanted to share some ideas that didn’t find their way into the guide as well as some additional thoughts on lead nurturing with you. This is the essence of lead nurturing.

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

Sales Lead Insights

Meryl is a professional writer and editor who specializes in online B2B lead generation and lead nurturing. B2B copywriting B2B email B2B Lead Generation B2B lead nurturing B2B marketing Sales lead generation email copywriting

5 Steps To Building Your Lead Nurturing Program

Act-On

Wondering what is a lead nurturing program, or how to create a lead nurturing program? Here are five foundational steps you can take to set up a successful lead nurturing program.

Email Marketing: 3 lead nurture paths you should automate

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Marketing automation can help you manage lead nurturing efforts in a complex marketplace. Automating a sales nurturing track is significantly different from a content nurturing track as it turns up the dial on complexity.

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.

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.

Content Marketing Tips for Lead Nurturing

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet I was asked by a reader to provide some examples of what lead nurturing touches may look like. Lead nurturing is something that’s fairly easy to understand, but for many, it’s become a frustrating thing consistently execute for two reasons: Lack of content. I’ve found that many marketers get stuck on not having enough good and effective lead nurturing content. My advice is to start accumulating and building your lead nurturing library now.

Lead Nurturing: Why good call scripts are built on storytelling

B2B Lead Generation

In this B2B Lead Roundtable Blog post, we’ll break down a call script used for voicemails from a lead nurturing experiment to better understand how positioning your “ask” at the right time can aid your lead nurturing efforts.

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. No wonder lead quality is such a pressing issue.

6 Things Good Lead Generation Vendors Do Right (That You May Be Doing Wrong)

ViewPoint

There’s plenty of mediocrity in lead generation—both in-house and outsourced. However, there are a lot of things good insourced operations and lead generation companies do well. While lead generation (or teleprospecting) is not rocket science, there are a lot of moving parts in a well-run lead generation machine. Failure to execute and coordinate all of the moving parts leads to poor results. Lead Generation Lead Nurturing

Lead Nurturing Basics: How to Nurture the B2B Buyer’s Journey in 5 Steps

Act-On

Wondering what is lead nurturing? Lead nurturing is the process of building relationships with your buyers at every stage of their buying process (and your sales funnel). Ready to start lead nurturing?

5 Useful Lead Nurturing Tactics to Get More Opportunities

B2B Lead Generation

Lead nurturing is one of those things that’s easy to talk about but hard to do. In this article, I’ll share how to apply lead nurturing to help advance leads through three stages of your lead generation funnel to get more qualified opportunities. Three Lead Generation Stages You Need to Nurture. At this stage, you’re moving them from being a lead to a sales qualified opportunity. Download lead generation channel mindmap.

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.

6 Ideas to Create More Relevant Lead Nurturing Emails

B2B Lead Generation

1 lead-nurturing tactic. So, how do we better align align our email and nurturing messages with what is relevant to our audience? Read more on how to put your customers first in lead generation. Read more on Email Marketing: 3 lead nurture paths you should automate.

7 B2B Lead Generation Strategies For SaaS Companies

KoMarketing Associates

B2B SaaS marketers who follow best practices can still absolutely find the leads they need. Whether they do it via SEO and content marketing or many other strategies, SaaS B2B lead generation still has a ton of opportunities. Focus on lead quality. Qualify leads.

Behavioral Targeted Lead Nurturing: It’s All About Context

Marketing Insider Group

Current marketing practices take customer needs into consideration when producing content for lead generation programs. This same practice needs to be considered for B2B lead generation strategies. Finding success with B2B lead nurturing in today’s market […].

B2B Lead Generation without Lead Nurturing is Doomed to Fail

Industrial Marketing Today

Here’s the shocking reality of B2B lead generation – 79% of marketing leads never convert into sales opportunities. B2B marketing and lead generation experts point to a lack of lead nurturing as the primary cause of this poor performance. Why is lead nurturing important? According to Kelly Gay, KnowledgeStorm CEO, “79% of all leads generated by marketing are not followed up by sales in a typical technology company.

Report: 60% of Marketers Give Their Lead Nurture Programs a Failing Grade

KoMarketing Associates

Lead nurturing is essential for converting prospects into customers, but new research suggests that marketers are still struggling with this critical component to success. Just 8% of marketers give their nurture program an “excellent” rating; just 33% graded their program as “average.”.

Lead Generation: How to establish a connection offline

B2B Lead Generation

MarketingSherpa Lead Gen Summit 2014 Call for Speakers. Lead Generation: Does your teleprospecting deliver value to prospects? Lead Generation direct mail lead generation Lead Nurturing multichannel campaign multichannel marketing

Lead Nurturing: The Final Phase of Lead Generation

Opt Intelligence

There’s a lot that goes into lead generation: targeting, lead capture forms, double opt-in parameters, and more. All that effort to generate leads. Those leads need some extra attention to turn into customers. Immediate Lead Nurturing Follow-Up.

4 Steps to Lead Nurturing: Walking the buying path with your customers

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Lead generation can take you on a long hike. The one thing I can guarantee you about the journey is that more is not better if you don’t know how to nurture. The goal of lead nurturing is to help progress leads from initial interest toward purchase intent.

#10 Best Practices for Effective Lead Nurturing

Valasys

B2B lead nurturing is all about engaging with a targeted group of prospective customers by providing hyper-tailored solutions to their pain-points according to their specific stages in the buying cycles. Ways to Excel Effective Lead Nurturing. Employing lead scoring.

Lead Nurturing & the 80/20 Rule

The Point

The lead nurturing program they implemented included 40+ (yes, forty) separate and distinct tracks of emails, tailored to different audience segments, product interests, and stages in the lead lifecycle.

The Skinny on Lead Nurturing - 11 Experts Weigh In (part 1 of 2)

ViewPoint

This year I've been talking a lot about Nurturing. I feel so strongly that nurturing needs to be a focus, I asked a panel of 11 experts to weigh in on the best lead nurturing programs (and processes) and what to expect in the coming year. Lead Reengagement.

Video 2: Benefits of Lead Nurturing and Better Conversion Tactics; a Lead Generation ROI Calculator

NuSpark

This is the second video in an ongoing series on optimizing your marketing and lead management efforts. Audio/Video B2B Lead to Sale Process Lead Nurturing Marketing Strategy

5 Steps to Lead Nurturing Success

Modern Marketing

Lead nurturing. Lead nurturing has emerged as a discipline helping prospective customers along a journey towards purchase, while building a relationship between them and your brand. What is lead nurturing? ” Lead nurturing - Key considerations.

Lead Generation: How 64% of marketers starve Sales of opportunity

B2B Lead Generation

Unbelievably, most are still sending only raw leads to Sales, and they aren’t making an effort to bring those leads to a place where they’re ready for Sales to bite into. 64% of marketers still send all leads that respond to marketing campaigns directly to Sales.

This Is Why Implementing a Lead Nurturing Program Is So Important

Act-On

Conversions are great, and so are qualified leads, but if those prospects aren't nurtured properly throughout the purchasing cycle, all your hard work generating those awesome leads will be wasted. Customer Journey Demand & Lead Generation

Lead Nurturing: How a social business strategy can help you move from selling to helping your prospects

B2B Lead Generation

Sales leads as you know them are changing. Todd made the case for transforming to a social business model by describing how the very idea of the “lead” is changing at a faster pace than Marketing can keep up with. Leverage your call center for inbound lead engagement.

Lead Generation That Converts Leads into Sales Opportunities

B2B Lead Generation

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. Second, it must manage all the incoming leads effectively.

How Much Of My Demand Generation Budget Should I Be Spending On Lead Nurturing?

The Point

One of the most frequent questions we’re hearing from clients during this planning season pertains to the balance between pure lead generation on the one hand, and lead nurturing on the other. Can a firm like this rely 100% on lead nurturing?

Lead Nurturing’s Biggest Challenges

PureB2B

Lead nurturing is a vital part of B2B marketing because it‘s a key strategy in driving prospective customers towards a purchase decision. While they might not be customers from the get-go, prospects turn into warm leads faster if you invest the time and effort to communicate regularly after their first contact. Technology has allowed marketers to scale their lead nurturing campaigns with readily available automation tools and easy-to-use CRM software.

Stop Cold Calling and Start Lead Nurturing

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Earlier this week, I had a call with a CEO of a small technology company who was wondering how to optimize his lead generation. ” I gave him the following advice: Stop cold calling and start nurturing. Cold calls vs. nurturing calls. Look up the definition of “nurture.” Reaching out via the telephone in a useful manner will help build trust for your other lead generation initiatives.”

31 Tips for Improving Sales and Marketing Lead Generation Alignment

B2B Lead Generation

How does your sales team perceive the leads Marketing produces? They complain about lead quality. They complain about lead volume. The say leads, what leads? Marketing gives us leads? Centralize the lead qualification process. Share nurturing content.

Marketing 101: How to get started in lead generation

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet I was recently reading your blog “ Lead Generation: Who knows the customer better – Marketing or Sales? It’s been really fascinating to me to try and figure all this sales and qualifying a lead thing out. Do you have any advice or books on how to effectively get leads and qualify them and the processes involved in doing so? I’ll focus on some fundamental questions you should answer as you craft your lead gen program. What is a lead?

Lead Generation: How well do you really know what your customers want?

B2B Lead Generation

He reinvented his lead funnel based on this insight, changing everything from his company’s landing pages to his team’s call scripts. So, in the MarketingSherpa 2012 Lead Generation Benchmark Report , we asked…. Tweet “It is absolutely necessary.