Category Archives: Demand Generation

ConnectAndSell: Novel Solution for Increasing Sales Efficiency

If part of your lead generation or lead nurturing strategy involves outbound sales calls, then you already know one of the key metrics critical to sales productivity is connection rate – i.e. the percentage of dials that result in live conversations. Typical B2B connection rates range from 15 to 30… Read More

Using Surveys for Fun & Profit

Many years ago, I wrote an article for an industry newsletter on the merits of using surveys as a lead generation vehicle. Today, almost a decade later, surveys are still an effective way to generate leads from a cold list, but in addition, they can also serve as a key… Read More

B2B Demand Generation Trends & Predictions for 2009

Never one to be shy about expressing my opinion, I was interviewed recently by Craig Rosenberg of Tippit and the Funnelholic blog about B2B marketing trends and expectations for 2009. You’ll find the results of the interview here. Topics Craig and I discussed include: * the 3 biggest B2B marketing… Read More

Using Multiple Offers in Lead Nurturing

From LinkedIn: “Regarding offers, I’ve always thought it best to keep to one per tactic, otherwise you’ll lower your offer’s responses because someone will inevitably click on the other offer. But from a ‘lead lifecycle/nurturing’ perspective, it doesn’t really matter whether they respond to your webinar offer or whitepaper offer,… Read More

7 Ways to Change Your Demand Gen Strategy in 2009

Check out another great article from DemandGen Report (and not just because I’m quoted) on how B2B marketers should adapt their demand generation strategy to the new economic climate. Key takeaways: * Focus media strategy on finding the people who are buying now * Craft offers that mitigate risk for… Read More

2 Mistakes that Cause Content Syndication to Fail

Many times in this space I’ve talked about the virtues of content syndication as a low risk way for companies to generate a consistent stream of low cost, in-profile leads. However, when we introduce the topic to potential clients we very often hear comments such as: “We tried it, but… Read More

Increasing Referrals from Clients & Prospects

In an economic climate when qualified sales leads are harder and harder to come by, your best source of new business is often the people who already know you: clients, partners, and even existing prospects. Referrals can be especially fertile ground for SaaS companies and other tech vendors whose fortunes… Read More