Category Archives: Lead Nurturing

Trends in B2B Email: ABM, Deliverability & Integrated Campaigns

Recently I was interviewed by the folks at Demand Gen Report as part of an article on current trends in email marketing, an article that you can read online here.  With permission, a more complete version of the interview follows: (DGR) What trends are you currently seeing in B2B email… Read More

SDR engagement

Tips for Increasing SDR Engagement Rates

Some years ago, our firm conducted a lead management audit for a technology client who was struggling to convert raw, inbound inquiries into sales qualified leads.  During the audit, it became quickly apparent that one of the major issues was at the very front end of the lead qualification process…. Read More

lead nurturing report

Report: One-Third of Marketers Say Lead Nurturing Has No Impact

The analysts at Demand Gen Report just published their “2018 Lead Nurturing & Acceleration Survey Report” and one conclusion is no surprise: many B2B companies are still really bad at lead nurturing. It’s not just that 44% of respondents said that their lead nurturing “needs improvement.” No, even more alarming… Read More

marketing automation customers

Why Marketing Automation Customers are Migrating Downstream

Over at the Modern Marketing Blog, Steve Earl offers his theory as to why enterprise marketers choose to switch to a different marketing platform. He says (in summary): “It’s because their needs outgrow system capabilities.” Now, Steve happens to work in product marketing for Oracle Marketing Cloud, home of Eloqua,… Read More

Marketing Best Practices

Forrester: B2B Companies Score Low in Marketing Best Practices

Earlier this year, Forrester Research conducted a detailed survey of more than 150 B2B marketing decision-makers with the intent of benchmarking the maturity of B2B marketing best practices, focused on revenue marketing and marketing automation. At face value, the results, due to be published in a report this June, paint… Read More

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

lead nurturing success

Why Lead Nurturing Success Means Not Asking for the Sale

I was left a voicemail earlier this week by a sales rep that I talked to (briefly) about 6 months ago. His message today was, in summary: “Are you ready to engage with us yet?” Now, not only was I not ready, I barely remember what his company does. That’s… Read More