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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

2 Email Campaigns Show How (and How Not) to “Sell” Content

Two email campaigns that arrived in my inbox recently serve as useful illustrations of how best to promote informational content. One, a white paper offer from sales tax automation company Avalara, is a plodding recitation of facts that does little to grab the reader. The other, from email marketing software… Read More

Email Marketing 101: No-One Cares About Your Product

An effective email campaign has one goal and one goal only: getting the reader to respond. This means that, in order to succeed, every word of copy should be focused on selling the offer, i.e. the primary reason why any individual would want to respond. Unless your offer and product… Read More

3 Models for Gating Lead Generation Content on Your Website

Ask a group of B2B marketers whether their Websites’ lead generation content (white papers, archived Webinars, case studies, videos, etc.) should be gated or not, and you’re likely to hear a wide range of opinions. At one end of the spectrum, there are those that believe gating Web content is… Read More

B2B Display Ads with Demographic Targeting: Why Doesn’t Google Do This?

Earlier this week, San Francisco-based Demandbase announced its “Company Targeted Advertising,” a new platform that allows B2B marketers to target online display advertising either to specific companies (by name) or those that meet specific corporate attributes (company size for example, or vertical industries). The introduction follows on the heels of… Read More

Why Chasing Hot Leads is a Bad Idea

In an ideal world, all B2B sales leads would be pre-qualified and ready to buy. And though recent studies suggest that a large chunk of the sales cycle may already be over by the time many prospects talk to a live salesperson, the reality is that inbound sales leads will… Read More