Category Archives: Content marketing

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

nurture programs

When Should I Stop Nurturing a Lead?

A client asks: “I know the answer is probably “it depends” but curious if you think there’s a best practice for how many follow-up nurture emails to send TOFU content syndication leads before you stop due to non-engagement?” My response: We typically design nurture programs for inbound leads like content… Read More

corporate blog

5 Easy Ways to Have Your Corporate Blog Drive Measurable Demand

Even as demand generation activity begins to pick up, most marketing budgets right now remain tight, and so B2B companies are looking for creative, low-cost ways to drive demand.  One of the areas we recommend consistently to our clients is to do more with the corporate blog. Blogs are historically… Read More

A Nurture Strategy for Content Syndication Leads

I posted recently on LinkedIn that, in the current climate, leads from content syndication and other CPL programs may be an ideal replacement for lost trade shows and other events, and indeed can be an effective way to stay engaged in the marketplace at a time when many buyers are… Read More

third-party intent data

Do You Want Intent Data with That?

If you could layer third-party intent data into every lead gen program you run, would you do it? In other words, would you only ever want marketing leads from prospects pre-determined to be actively researching your category, solution, use case, etc.? My argument: no, you wouldn’t. I was part of… Read More

leads don't convert

4 Solutions to Consider When Marketing Leads Don’t Convert

If your organization is generating plenty of leads but those initial inquiries aren’t converting to sales qualified leads, meetings, or pipeline, a myriad of things could be at fault: 1) sales follow-up may be sub-standard in either cadence, frequency, or message 2) lead nurturing may not be doing enough to… Read More