Author Archives: Howard Sewell

lead nurturing success

Why Lead Nurturing Success Means Not Asking for the Sale

I was left a voicemail earlier this week by a sales rep that I talked to (briefly) about 6 months ago. His message today was, in summary: “Are you ready to engage with us yet?” Now, not only was I not ready, I barely remember what his company does. That’s… Read More

LinkedIn Sponsored Updates

Why this LinkedIn Ad Works: 2 Key Tips for Success

For many B2B Marketers, advertising on LinkedIn is becoming a demand generation staple. At our agency, we’re seeing great results across a broad swath of clients from LinkedIn Sponsored Updates in particular, at a cost per lead similar to, or sometimes better than, traditional search marketing. In addition to the… Read More

marketing agency references

Stop Asking Your Marketing Agency for Client References

First, a confession: I hate providing references. As one of the principals at a B2B marketing agency, I get asked for them frequently (though not always) by prospective new clients and, quite aside from the hassle of selecting (who have we not asked recently?), contacting, and requesting permission from the… Read More

email copywriting

Email Copywriting: Drive Action at Every Opportunity

Sales experts preach the value of “asking for the sale.” Don’t assume that your customer will buy when the time is right. Make the time now. The same rule applies to demand generation creative and to email copywriting in particular. Effective email campaigns are nothing without a compelling call to… Read More

B2B Buyers Survey

Shifts in B2B Buyer Behavior Support New Priorities for Demand Gen Content

Demand Gen Report has published the results of this year’s “B2B Buyer’s Survey,” and the trends identified merit close attention for those marketers involved in B2B demand generation and content development. This year’s report (download a copy here – registration required) is striking in the degree and pace of change… Read More