Tag Archives: webinar strategy

Eloqua Email Campaign

Email Critique: Oracle/Eloqua Webcast Invite Needs Help

The impact that Oracle’s acquisition of Eloqua will have on that company’s ability to compete effectively in the marketing automation space is fodder for debate. What is more clear, based on the Webcast invitation I received this week (below), is that it hasn’t done much for Eloqua’s own email marketing…. Read More

How Far in Advance Should I Promote our Webinar?

A client asks: “How far in advance should we email invitations to our Webinars? We’ve always aimed for 2-3 weeks but management is saying that may be too much. Plus we don’t always have all the details in hand that far out. What’s the optimal notice for a typical Webinar?”… Read More

7 Webinar Invitation Mistakes You Can’t Ignore

How do you prevent your Webinar campaign from being lost in the crowd? Here are 7 mistakes you’ll want to avoid, as illustrated by an email received recently from email marketing provider Silverpop: 1. If you must use a graphic header, make it count. Graphic headers are a necessary evil… Read More

Checklist: 5 Ways to Minimize Webinar No-Shows

First, a question. From a marketing perspective, does it matter if prospects actually attend Webinars once they register? Some would argue: no, especially if those who register are net new leads, where the real value is simply getting the person to sign up in the first place. Anecdotally, our experience… Read More

Webinar Invitations: Sell the Event, Not the Product

Easily the #1 mistake that tech companies make when promoting Webinars is that they forget that they’re selling an event. In order for a prospect or customer to register for your event, it’s critical that your email invitation convince him/her that the benefits of attending the Webinar make the investment… Read More

June 16 Roundtable: Secrets to Webinar Success

Note: this event is now available for listening on-demand via the Spear Website. Join me and a select group of expert panelists on June 16, 2011 at 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET as we explore strategies for hosting, presenting, and marketing a successful Webinar. The 45-minute teleconference is… Read More

Are Webinars too Popular?

Last week I was interviewed by BtoB Magazine for an article, “Webinars: Are They Worth It?” that appeared online today. The article contains some valuable insights on where Webinars fit in today’s B2B demand generation mix, and is definitely worth a read. As always, however, only a fraction of my… Read More