Category Archives: lead generation

hot sales leads

I Need Hot Leads, and I Need Them Now

When you work primarily with high-tech clients, you learn to cope with a great deal of short-term thinking. Tech companies have short-term horizons for a number of reasons: * Many are private and depend on short term results to prove viability and therefore ensure their ongoing funding * Many are… Read More

demand generation priorities

This Year, Tackle These 3 Demand Generation Priorities First

After more than two decades in the agency business, I’ve seen dozens of clients and hundreds of campaigns succeed and fail. Sometimes great people, a great product, or pure market demand can cover up all sorts of marketing sins, but more often the clients who succeed consistently at demand generation… Read More

pre-qualified leads

Beware the Siren Call of Pre-Qualified Leads

There is a growing trend in the content syndication space, and among Cost Per Lead (CPL) programs in general, for media vendors to offer B2B clients the option of pre-qualified leads. Whereas typically, content syndication has meant acquiring leads, at a fixed cost, that are filtered by criteria such as… Read More

integrated campaign

An Email is Not a Campaign: the Case for Integrated Marketing

The reality of life as a professional marketer is that there is rarely, ever, enough time, budget, resources or bandwidth to plan, design, build, launch and manage every campaign as we would if we could. I get that. We all make compromises. And yet it’s because of those compromises that… Read More

SEM offer strategy

Expand your Offer Strategy to Increase SEM Performance

In an era when the average business buyer only contacts a brand when he/she is 67 percent through the buying process, there’s every reason to make sure that you’re reaching prospective customers at every stage of their research, not just when they’re ready to buy. Otherwise, when buyers finally do… Read More