Category Archives: B2B Marketing

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The Case for Allowing Personal Emails on Lead Gen Forms

Should you allow prospects to enter a personal email address when they fill out lead gen forms?  B2B marketers seem divided on the question.  In a recent LinkedIn poll, almost half of the respondents (46%) indicated they’d rather force prospects to enter business emails on forms, even if it resulted… Read More

The Risks of Over-Reliance on Late-Stage Content

Whatever demand gen channels you use to generate marketing leads, there’s value in always promoting a mix of content and other offers that span the entire buying cycle: early-stage, mid-stage, and late-stage.  That’s not simply because prospective customers will engage more readily with content that better aligns with whether they’re… Read More

Should I Use a Separate Domain for Marketing Emails?

A client asks: “We’ve been told that we should use a separate and unique domain for email that’s different from our main Web domain.  Is this something you’d recommend?” The most common business case for using a separate email domain is that doing so can help protect a company’s main… Read More

Surprise: Most B2B Advertising Isn’t Good. Or Is It?

A recent report by LinkedIn and research agency System1 found that the bulk of B2B advertising is ineffective.  I’ve written elsewhere in this space about the sorry state of B2B creative in general, so the headline came as no surprise.  What was surprising, however, was the criteria by which the… Read More