Tag Archives: Offer Strategy

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High Bar Offers: Why Your Campaign May Be Asking Too Much

In the demand generation business, we often talk about “low bar” and “high bar” offers. The bar in either case is the level of time, effort, and commitment required of the prospect or person registering for said offer. So, for example, on a spectrum from low to high: * a… Read More

Information Kits: Packaging Offer Content for Higher Response

For most B2B marketers, information offers like white papers, case studies, and analyst reports strike an effective balance between response rate and lead qualification. Compared to a Webinar, for example, they require little time and commitment on the part of the prospect, yet if written, titled, and positioned carefully, can… Read More

4 Reasons to Fulfill Offer Content via Email

Congratulations. A prospect just responded to one of your marketing emails, filled out the registration form, and wants the free white paper you offered. There are three basic ways to fulfill that offer content: 1. Direct the reader to a thank you page containing a link to the content. 2…. Read More

5 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Next Email Campaign

Can a campaign about how to improve email design be a prime example of how NOT to design an email? If it’s the campaign below, received this week from Lyris, an email marketing software company, the answer is (in the view of this blogger): yes. Let’s start with the subject… Read More

Podcast (Part 4): Offer Strategy & Pipeline Acceleration

In the final part of my podcast with Steve Farnsworth of Jolt Social Media, we discuss offer strategy for social media, lead generation, and lead nurturing, and the role of marketing automation in converting raw inquiries to qualified prospects and opportunities. In just 9 minutes, you’ll learn: • how to… Read More

Email Marketing: Tips on Open Rates, Offers & Lead Quality

Recently I was invited to participate in a discussion with Sridhar Ramanathan, a 20-year Silicon Valley veteran and General Partner at the Aventi Group, a leading consulting firm specializing in accelerating revenue for technology companies. We discussed the changing role of email marketing, how to choose the best offer, and… Read More

Why Free Trial Offers Aren’t Always the Best Choice

There’s a great article (and not just because I’m quoted) in this week’s Demand Generation Report describing how marketers are actively seeking alternatives to the free trial offer. As I say in the article, free trials have become popular – too popular, in my opinion – as offers, because they’re… Read More