Category Archives: lead generation

lead gen forms

The Case for Allowing Personal Emails on Lead Gen Forms

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

Marketing Success & the Accident of Timing

An old boss once commented: “75% of marketing is just being in the right place at the right time.” You can quibble with the percentage, but, overall, she had a point.  For more companies than not, marketing success is rarely about convincing a given individual, on a given day, to… 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

LinkedIn Advertising

8 Common LinkedIn Advertising Mistakes

In a remarkably short time, LinkedIn has grown to become a major player in B2B advertising (at about 20% of total industry spend, according to industry watchers), quickly rivaling search advertising on Google.  LinkedIn’s big advantage over its key competitor – and the reason it’s now cannibalizing so many marketing… Read More

demand creation agencies

Infographic: SiriusDecisions on How to Evaluate Demand Creation Agencies

Just as B2B marketing has evolved rapidly in the last decade, so too have the marketing agencies who service those B2B companies. In particular, a new breed of agency focused on demand generation (or demand creation) has emerged – these firms tend to be part strategic consultants, part creative agency,… Read More

high bar offers

High Bar Offers: Why Your Campaign May Be Asking Too Much

In the demand generation business, we often talk about “low bar” and “high bar” offers. The bar in either case is the level of time, effort, and commitment required of the prospect or person registering for said offer. So, for example, on a spectrum from low to high: * a… Read More