Should you allow prospects to enter a personal email address when they fill out lead gen forms? B2B marketers seem divided on the question. In a recent LinkedIn poll, almost half of the respondents (46%) indicated they’d rather force prospects to enter business emails on forms, even if it resulted… Read More
Category Archives: Landing Pages
A B2B Email Pre-Flight Checklist
Earlier this month I presented a standing-room only session at the B2BMX Conference in Scottsdale on key principles of B2B email creative. Part of that presentation was a “B2B Email Pre-Flight Checklist” – a list of questions an email marketer should ask, prior to pressing “send,” to ensure that a… Read More
Hosted Landing Pages vs. Embedded Forms
A client asks: “Should we be hosting our campaign landing pages in Marketo? We’ve always hosted them on our main site and simply embedded Marketo forms. Is there a big advantage to hosting them separately?” This question comes up all the time in client work, and not just with Marketo… Read More
Should I Design My Demand Gen Landing Pages for SEO?
Recently, a client raised objections to our agency hosting their campaign landing pages on a marketing automation platform, since doing so would require that the pages reside on a subdomain (info.companyname.com) vs. on the client’s core domain (companyname.com). The client’s reasoning was that by residing on their main site, the… Read More
Should You Use the Same Landing Page for Email and Online Ads?
A client asks: “Can I use the landing page from an email campaign for online ads, say: search or LinkedIn, if it’s promoting the same asset?” My response: In short: no. There’s an appeal to the economies of using one landing page across multiple channels, but the requirements are very… Read More
Moving Past Responsive Design to a Mobile-First Email Strategy
By now we’ve all heard the statistics that as much as two-thirds of all email is opened or read on mobile devices. But no problem – you’re using responsive design for all your email campaigns, so you’ve got that covered, right? Well, not so fast. Our firm produces dozens of… Read More
B2B Copywriting: 5 Common Terms & Phrases to Avoid
Copywriting success may depend on finding the precise mix of language that resonates with your audience, but success or failure can just as easily rest on which words you don’t use. Here are my candidates for 5 common terms and phrases that every B2B writer should eliminate from his/her vocabulary:… Read More