Category Archives: Lead Nurturing

marketing automation customers

Why Marketing Automation Customers are Migrating Downstream

Over at the Modern Marketing Blog, Steve Earl offers his theory as to why enterprise marketers choose to switch to a different marketing platform. He says (in summary): “It’s because their needs outgrow system capabilities.” Now, Steve happens to work in product marketing for Oracle Marketing Cloud, home of Eloqua,… Read More

Marketing Best Practices

Forrester: B2B Companies Score Low in Marketing Best Practices

Earlier this year, Forrester Research conducted a detailed survey of more than 150 B2B marketing decision-makers with the intent of benchmarking the maturity of B2B marketing best practices, focused on revenue marketing and marketing automation. At face value, the results, due to be published in a report this June, paint… Read More

hot sales leads

I Need Hot Leads, and I Need Them Now

When you work primarily with high-tech clients, you learn to cope with a great deal of short-term thinking. Tech companies have short-term horizons for a number of reasons: * Many are private and depend on short term results to prove viability and therefore ensure their ongoing funding * Many are… Read More

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

pre-qualified leads

Beware the Siren Call of Pre-Qualified Leads

There is a growing trend in the content syndication space, and among Cost Per Lead (CPL) programs in general, for media vendors to offer B2B clients the option of pre-qualified leads. Whereas typically, content syndication has meant acquiring leads, at a fixed cost, that are filtered by criteria such as… Read More

demand generation content

8 Questions to Help You Decide if Your Content is Good Enough

The best demand generation campaigns start with content that your prospects want. Even the best data, and sparkling creative, can’t save you or your campaign if your content and offer isn’t up to scratch. Here are 8 simple questions to help you decide whether that content is good enough. 1…. Read More