Tag Archives: lead generation

competitive campaign

Tips for a Successful Competitive Campaign

It’s a perennial fixture in any marketer’s calendar that, every so often, the boss will decide that it’s time to drop the proverbial gloves and go after the competition. There are many, legitimate reasons for why it may make sense to mount a concerted, integrated campaign to target a competitor’s… 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

outsource marketing

When & Where Should B2B Companies Outsource Marketing?

The following is an excerpt from an interview I conducted recently with the folks at TechnologyAdvice, a leading online provider of information resources to help IT professionals make informed buying decisions. For the complete interview, see the TechnologyAdvice marketing blog. Reposted with permission. (TA) Marketers tend to think of outsourcing… 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

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

No Leads from Social Media? No Excuses.

In a recent post, the folks over at Silicon Angle applied their usual insightful analysis to the results of an industry survey by marketing automation company Pardot, a survey that reports fully 42 percent of respondents (all B2B Marketers) have failed to generate any leads from their social media campaigns…. Read More

Forget About Hot Leads. It’s Cold Leads that Make the Difference.

When sales teams need marketing to help them make their numbers, the natural response is to go fishing for hot leads. However, as I wrote previously in a white paper on “Lead Recycling,” focusing demand generation activity exclusively on acquiring net new, qualified leads is an expensive proposition for a… Read More