Author Archives: Howard Sewell

white paper marketing

The Demise of the White Paper is Greatly Exaggerated

If you can say anything about marketers, it’s that we love obituaries. Yes, we love to declare things dead. Inbound Marketing? Dead. The MQL? Dead. Lead Funnels? Dead. Outside the rarified air of marketing punditry, however – i.e. in the land of marketing practitioners – all three of these concepts… Read More

integrated campaign

An Email is Not a Campaign: the Case for Integrated Marketing

The reality of life as a professional marketer is that there is rarely, ever, enough time, budget, resources or bandwidth to plan, design, build, launch and manage every campaign as we would if we could. I get that. We all make compromises. And yet it’s because of those compromises that… Read More

booth traffic

7 Creative Demand Gen Tactics to Drive Trade Show Booth Traffic

Even in this digital age, trade shows are still a core part of many B2B marketers’ 2017 demand generation plans. Generating maximum return from that investment, however, requires careful planning, and close attention to both pre-show and post-show communications strategy. In a previous post, I discussed key strategies for following… Read More

SEM offer strategy

Expand your Offer Strategy to Increase SEM Performance

In an era when the average business buyer only contacts a brand when he/she is 67 percent through the buying process, there’s every reason to make sure that you’re reaching prospective customers at every stage of their research, not just when they’re ready to buy. Otherwise, when buyers finally do… Read More

Demand Waterfall

The Changing Role of the Demand Waterfall: A Conversation with Terry Flaherty

Terry Flaherty is a Research Director at SiriusDecisions, a B2B marketing veteran, and a respected expert on Demand Generation (or Demand Creation, as SiriusDecisions prefers to call it.) He’s also the acknowledged godfather of the SiriusDecisions Demand Waterfall®, which makes him the person to blame every time your manager asks… Read More

Virgin America Email

Recapturing Lost Leads: Going After Form Abandoners

What to do if a prospect comes to your landing page, starts to fill out the form, but doesn’t complete the task? Form abandonment and cart abandonment campaigns are standard practice for B2C and ecommerce marketers, less so for those of us B2B types who deal in leads vs. transactions…. Read More