Category Archives: Lead Management

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

Increasing the Effectiveness of Inside Sales

When I worked at Oracle in the late 80s (sigh), the company was one of the pioneers in the use of telesales for selling high-ticket software, on a large scale, over the telephone. Sally Duby was one of the key executives in that organization’s early success, and is now president… Read More

Should You Require Registration for Web Content?

Should you require registration in order for Website visitors to download white papers and other content? And if so, how much information should you require? Perform a random survey of high-tech company Websites, and you’ll discover very quickly that there are widely varying schools of thought on this topic. Some… Read More

Social Media & B2B Demand Generation

At CDI, a question we get asked often these days is: What are you doing in social media? Perhaps a better question might be: What do social media have to do with demand generation? The answer is: plenty, but perhaps not in the way you’d think. As a most basic… Read More

7 Tips for Increasing Free Trial Conversion Rates

If you work for a software company that delivers product on a SaaS platform, it’s likely that free trials, and the rate at which those trials convert to customers, are one of the primary drivers for your company’s revenue stream. Finding ways to increase that conversion rate by even a… Read More

New Podcast: Buying & Using Marketing Automation Systems

Recently I was interviewed by Jon Miller, Vice President Marketing at Marketo, about the trends, challenges, and potential benefits that are driving so many companies to look at marketing automation and lead management solutions. The resulting 12-minute podcast is available via Marketo’s podcast library or you can access it directly… Read More