Category Archives: White Paper Syndication

Sample Outline for a Lead Generation White Paper

Dollar for dollar, white papers continue to be some of the most effective offers for most high-technology marketers. Prospects are usually more likely to download or otherwise register for a white paper vs. a Webinar, free trial, etc. because 1) the time commitment is minimal, and 2) white papers are… Read More

5 Creative Ways to Make Your White Paper Irresistible

“Always show an image of the offer.” It’s a rule I quote often, one repeated to me ad nauseum many years ago by an early mentor and long-time direct marketing veteran. The logic: whatever it is you want your reader to download, request, order, or register for, a visual image… Read More

Marketo’s Ebook: A Lesson In Content Marketing

When marketing automation vendor Marketo released their “Definitive Guide to Lead Nurturing” last week they knew pretty quickly they had a hit on their hands. Within 6 hours, 1,000 people had registered and downloaded the guide. Think about it: that’s 1,000 sales leads (and make no mistake, that’s what they… Read More

Lead Gen: Don’t Go for the Quick Sale

Here’s an interesting post by Mike Damphousse of Green Leads that I found through Funnelholic (thanks Craig) on how lead nurturing impacts the effectiveness of calling campaigns designed to secure qualified sales appointments. The conclusion, not surprisingly: that prospects who have been nurtured over time are much more likely (by… Read More

Are Webinars a Waste of Time?

From LinkedIn: “Are webinars a waste of time? It would be interesting to hear from those of you who run regular B2B webinars about how this technique works for your business in terms of “lead generation” and/or “lead conversion”, and also whether you feel that there are other benefits to… Read More

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

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