Category Archives: Lead Nurturing

beyond the inbox

5 Ways to Expand Lead Nurturing Beyond the Inbox

Email may still be the workhorse in how B2B companies build relationships, maintain awareness, qualify leads and nudge prospects along the sales cycle, but these days, it pays to think about “lead nurturing” as more just an email campaign. That’s not because email is going away any time soon. However,… Read More

Measuring Lead Nurturing Effectiveness

Measure Your Way to Lead Nurturing Success

Demand Gen Report just published “Top B2B Marketers Measure Lead Nurturing Effectiveness to Boost Performance,” a special report in which they address the whys, whats, and how tos of measuring lead nurturing’s true impact. You can download a free copy of the report here. According to Demand Gen Report’s own… Read More

Please Don’t Let Your Sales Reps Nurture Leads

Bear with me as I relate a quick story about lead nurturing: A few months back I became a sales lead. I sent an email to a marketing technology firm, one with whom I was vaguely familiar, about a client campaign for which I thought their technology might be useful…. Read More

content syndication leads

A Follow-Up Strategy for Content Syndication Leads

It’s important to recognize that content syndication leads are not like most sales leads. When someone registers to download a white paper or podcast or case study about the business challenge that your product solves, he or she is expressing an interest in that topic, not necessarily in your product…. Read More

Instant Lead Generation

Is B2B Lead Generation Really This Difficult?

Results are in from a recent survey on B2B Lead Generation by the B2B Technology Marketing Community on LinkedIn (free report download here), and the numbers tell a disheartening story. Key findings from the survey of more than 600 B2B marketing professionals include: * 80 percent of those surveyed report… Read More

B2B customer journey

Quit Obsessing About the Customer Journey

These days it seems to me that you can’t read a marketing blog, attend a marketing conference, listen to a marketing podcast, without hearing someone drone on about the customer journey. Suddenly, we are led to believe, the customer journey is all that matters. Lead nurturing, for example, must now… Read More

2 step lead followup plan

A Simple 2-Step Technique for Improving Lead Follow Up

In an era when “demand generation” and “content marketing” are virtually synonymous, most B2B sales leads are the result of a prospect downloading or requesting content. However, whereas promoting marketing assets like white papers, ebooks, analyst reports, and the like is an effective way to feed the sales funnel, the… Read More