Category Archives: lead generation

How Should I Market to Purchased Lists?

A client asks: “What’s the best way to market to purchased lists like ZoomInfo?  We have a debate between our marketing and sales teams on whether the best approach is marketing emails, sales outreach, or something else.  Curious as to your opinion?” First, let’s dispense with the inevitable question of… Read More

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Meeting the Needs of the Self-Serve B2B Buyer

Just when you thought B2B buyer habits couldn’t change more dramatically, along comes the COVID pandemic. The sudden, wholesale transition to remote work and virtual teams has only accelerated trends that were evident pre-COVID, led by younger generations of digital consumers who brought their buying preferences to the office (even… Read More

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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