Category Archives: Campaign Measurement

Top 10 B2B Lead Scoring Mistakes (Part 2 of 2)

When a client says “We set up lead scoring but sales doesn’t pay any attention,” it’s a sure sign that something is amiss – and more likely the problem doesn’t rest with sales. Salespeople will always pay attention to lead scoring if implemented correctly, at the very least because it… Read More

Top 10 B2B Lead Scoring Mistakes (Part 1 of 2)

Lead scoring has quickly become an integral part of a demand generation marketer’s arsenal. A well-planned, well-designed, and optimized lead scoring schema can be a key contributor to sales productivity, sales engagement, and the rate at which inbound leads convert to Sales Qualified Leads, opportunities, and deals. Conversely, a poorly… Read More

Apparently It’s Now Safe (Again) to Use “Free” in a Subject Line

In follow-up to the recent 2013 Marketo Summit, the marketing team at ReachForce, a leading provider of B2B data services, sent a message to attendees (including this blogger) crowing about the success of their traffic builder campaign, an email that generated a 42.8% open rate and resulted in ReachForce hosting… Read More

Why & How to Test Subject Lines on Your Next Email Campaign

If you took a poll of B2B marketers (see below), my guess would be that only a small percentage test email subject lines with any regularity. The usual excuses given are 1) time and 2) risk – first, that testing subject lines adds one more step to the development of… Read More

A Really Useful B2B Marketing Benchmark Report from Optify

You see a lot of so-called “benchmark reports” in B2B marketing circles, and most of them are, well: complete rubbish. The reason many of these reports are worthless, in my view, is that they’re based on non-randomized surveys, and thus the results are influenced heavily by who chooses to respond…. Read More

3 Demand Generation Goals to Avoid in 2013

1. Launch a lead nurturing program. Don’t get me wrong: lead nurturing is a worthy investment for most companies, but making lead nurturing a goal for the new year is akin to saying you want to do more marketing. It just means too many things to different people. Lead nurturing… Read More