Category Archives: Database Marketing

5 Campaign Ideas for When You Have No Content

For today’s B2B marketer, content is the fuel that feeds the demand generation engine. But when lead generation, lead nurturing, customer marketing and social media programs all require a constant feeding of new, compelling content, what do you do when the pace of new programs outstrips your ability to generate… Read More

How to Reduce Unsubscribes Using Subscription Management

I’ve written previously in this space about how to reduce unsubscribes by giving prospects and customers the option to update their contact information rather than forcing them to opt out of email entirely. A further strategy for minimizing unsubscribes is to employ subscription management, a technique in which you, as… Read More

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

5 Ways to Segment Your Lead Nurturing Campaign

Relevancy is one of the key factors in generating a consistent response from your lead nurturing emails: the more relevant your message to the reader’s job function, industry, interests, and stage in the selling cycle, the more likely he/she will be to respond The primary means of increasing relevancy is… Read More

Why Companies Buy Marketing Automation Software

Recently, Lauren Carlson of research site Software Advice wrote a very perceptive and timely piece entitled “Tailwinds for Marketing Automation Software” about the broader market trends that, in her view, are driving the increased adoption of marketing automation technology. Two of the key trends she identifies include (I’m paraphrasing): *… 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