Category Archives: Database Marketing

5 Ways To Incorporate Direct Mail Into Your Marketing Mix

Pop Quiz! Direct Mail is: a) more expensive than email b) quaintly old-fashioned c) regaining popularity in B2B circles d) often overlooked as an effective way to reach customers and prospects. Answer: (e) all of the above. Yet many B2B marketers continue to be allergic to the idea of using… Read More

Are Webinars too Popular?

Last week I was interviewed by BtoB Magazine for an article, “Webinars: Are They Worth It?” that appeared online today. The article contains some valuable insights on where Webinars fit in today’s B2B demand generation mix, and is definitely worth a read. As always, however, only a fraction of my… Read More

Getting the Most from Salesforce.com: A Conversation with David Taber

Salesforce.com is a dominant player in the CRM category and an integral part of many companies’ lead management, database marketing, and demand generation programs. Yet in my experience marketers often have a love-hate relationship with Salesforce, a tool originally designed for salespeople that now, like it or not, has become… Read More

New White Paper: Top 10 Tips for Lead Nurturing Success

Just getting started with lead nurturing? Recently invested in marketing automation software? Concerned that your lead nurturing program isn’t everything it should be? Great lead nurturing starts with more than just software. Learn more in Spear’s newest white paper: “Top 10 Tips For Lead Nurturing Success: How to Get the… Read More

Can Games Play a Role in B2B Marketing?

You don’t have to be plugged into the new media scene to know that digital games are HOT. According to recent statistics, fully 65 percent of US households play some form of video or computer games. And those involved aren’t just kids: the average game player is 35. 40 percent… Read More

10 Questions: Do You Need Marketing Automation?

A couple of weeks ago our firm prepared a detailed ROI analysis for a client helping them substantiate to their management the investment in a marketing automation platform. In this particular instance, the numbers were relatively clear-cut. Fortunately, and to the client’s credit, they had firm metrics for each stage… 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