Category Archives: Lead Management

marketing automation decision

Is Marketing Automation Right for Every Company?

For those of us who work in and around the technology every day, it can seem like marketing automation is already pervasive. Industry data tells us something different. Analyst David Raab reports that for companies under $5 Million in revenue, marketing automation penetration is a miserly 5 percent. Even at… Read More

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New Marketing Automation Buyer’s Guide Offers Valuable Advice

TrustRadius, an online community designed to help business software users make better product selection, implementation, and usage decisions, just released their first-ever “Buyer’s Guide to Marketing Automation Software.” The 44-page guide is based on 400 in-depth reviews and more than 10,000 comparisons performed by Marketing Automation buyers, and provides a… Read More

Inside Sales & Lead Nurturing

Why is Inside Sales So Scared of Lead Nurturing?

Recent studies tell us that while the adoption of marketing automation technology continues to gain momentum, fewer than 20 percent of marketing executives say that they are fully integrating the technology into their current sales and marketing initiatives. One of the reasons for this under-utilization, and the inability of some… Read More

Top 10 Demand Generation Resolutions for 2014

It’s a new year, so what better time to get your demand generation strategy “in shape” for improved performance? Here are my candidates for 10 strategies that offer real potential for low risk/high reward: 1. Improve campaign measurement. Measuring opens and clicks may tell you something about email performance, but… Read More

gating lead nurturing content

5 Reasons to Gate Lead Nurturing Content

A client asks: “I notice that you’re recommending we gate our offer content behind landing pages as part of the lead nurturing campaign. Why is that necessary when we already know who these people are? Aren’t we just making it more difficult for people to respond?” As I discussed in… Read More

old-fashioned lead nurturing

Do You Need Marketing Automation to Do Lead Nurturing? Sort Of.

A prospective client asks: “We’re just getting our demand generation programs ramped up, and I’m not sure I’m ready for marketing automation. Do I need it in order to do lead nurturing?” My answer: “It depends how you define “lead nurturing,” but technically: no, you don’t need marketing automation in… Read More