Category Archives: Campaign Measurement

Segmentation, Social Media Drive Lead Nurturing Success for iDirect

When marketers embark on a formal lead nurturing strategy, opportunities for process improvement can arise in unexpected ways. That was the experience for iDirect, a leading provider of satellite IP communications based in Herndon, Virginia. Using satellite technology for internet connectivity has particular appeal for companies with operations in remote,… Read More

21 Tips & Other Impressions from the Marketo User Summit

Earlier this week, Marketo, the marketing automation company, held its second ever user conference in San Francisco. As a Marketo agency partner, I attended along with colleagues from Spear Marketing Group to greet clients, talk shop, and hear how other companies – including Marketo themselves – are putting technology to… Read More

What Response Rate Should I Expect From My Campaign?

On Focus.com, Adam asks: ““What percentage success rate do people (expect from) direct mail campaigns? We (get) 7% response rate when marketing to existing customers and 2% to new customers.” My response: It’s a cop out, I know, but there is no right answer to this question or to its… Read More

Tempted to Do Away With Registration Forms? Think Again.

A client asks: “Now that we have our marketing automation system in place, is it really necessary to use registration forms in our lead nurturing (follow-up) campaigns? After all, we already know who these people are, correct? If we offer them direct access to the content assets, we can still… Read More

Not Another Article About How to Market During a Recession

No, nothing of the sort. But let’s face it – times are tight, budgets are tighter, and companies we talk to are all looking for ways to make their marketing investment go further. Here then, are some recommendations for how and where to spend today’s demand generation dollars for greatest… Read More

11 Questions to Help Evaluate Your Demand Generation Plan

Jon Miller at Marketo wrote an interesting post (“Demand Generation Quiz: How Good Are You?”) for his blog this week that featured 14 questions designed to help determine whether a company is ripe for marketing automation. There’s some great material here, particularly for marketers trying to build a business case… Read More

Jellyvision: Lead Qualification That Talks Back

As the name suggests, Chicago-based Jellyvision got their start creating children’s films. The company then went on to create “You Don’t Know Jack,” one of the best-selling game franchises of all time (4.5 million copies and counting.) Nowadays, Jellyvision has turned its expertise to creating what it calls “interactive conversations”:… Read More