lead generation


Where Does Content Fit into My B2B Marketing Funnel?

A great content marketing strategy requires an investment into copywriting, research, editing, and oftentimes design and marketing distribution. Content marketing generates over three times as many leads as outbound marketing and costs 62% less, according to DemandMetric. So it makes …

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What is Content Marketing?

In order to define what is content marketing, we also want to define the most effective types and define its purpose. Content marketing is a marketing strategy in which you create and publish various educational and sales materials to generate …

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Key Stages + Stats for the B2B Customer Journey

The “old way of sales” for B2B on its way out—prospect, cold call, email repeatedly, hiding pricing info, and pressure to close. If you don’t believe me, consider this statistic:   The vast majority of B2B buyers do research online …

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How to Drive B2B Sales Leads with Problem-Focused Content Marketing

Article by the Ironpaper team. Content marketers, beware: The people who buy technology products and services don’t care how many awards your company has won or how long you’ve been in business. Buyers crave valuable, educational content that helps them …

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Shorter Isn’t Always Better — How to Boost Conversions Without Cutting Content

By Arielle Hurst We hate to break it to you, but there are aren’t any universal silver bullets that will instantly improve your conversion rates. Although some marketers may strike gold during an A/B test and announce, “Orange buttons tripled …

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15 Types of Content Marketing (Including Some You Haven’t Thought of Yet)

While there are many types of content marketing imaginable and you are only limited by your creativity, sometimes it can help to start with ideas for inspiration. Content marketing doesn’t need to refer to just the written word (although “crawlable” …

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Landing Page vs Homepage: 5 Strategic Differences 

Both landing pages and a strong homepage are necessary for your digital marketing strategy and website presence. But what is the difference between the two? It’s a great question and one we can answer in a few different ways. In …

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6 Ways to Automate Your Marketing and Sales Alignment With HubSpot

Marketing and sales teams are understanding that they need to align their KPIs and goals to be successful.   In fact, when sales and marketing teams work together, companies see 36% higher customer retention and 38% higher sales win rates, …

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4 SaaS Marketing Strategies to Generate and Retain Users

SaaS marketing should be used to generate leads and new users who are a qualified fit for your business. Unlike shorter term sales, SaaS companies need to generate a large pool of leads who have a clear problem that can …

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How to Build Your Own Business Email List

Over 700 people per month search “business email list” into Google, with many others searching variations on the term. Clearly, marketers and salespeople are still trying to purchase their way into building a contact database.   But purchasing a business …

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How Remarketing Works to Nurture B2B Leads

What is remarketing? A broad definition of remarketing refers to activities, including retargeting, that seek to recapture attention and information from known leads or previous website visitors. Some remarketing strategies include launching paid advertisements to existing leads or to visitors …

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Targeted Advertising and ABM: A High-Converting Strategy for B2B

It’s no mystery that marketing campaigns are becoming more and more targeted. People expect relevancy online. And fewer people have the patience for emails, ads, and other interruptions that aren’t relevant to them.   40.5 percent of survey respondents prefer …

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How to Gather Lead Intel With Progressive Profiling

As B2B marketing teams adopt better CRM technology, they can do more advanced things to manage and convert business leads. Read more: What is Progressive Profiling? Progressive profiling is a great tool for growth teams. It allows marketers and sales …

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How B2B Marketers Can Use HubSpot for ABM

HubSpot is not often advertised as a platform to support account-based marketing. Therefore many businesses don’t consider it when they transition into ABM strategies — that is, targeting specific accounts rather than casting a wide net. But did you know …

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HubSpot vs MailChimp: Is HubSpot Really Worth the Money?

As with any large purchase, it’s easy to take the price tag as the most important factor when deciding if the expense is worthwhile. But transitioning from Mailchimp to Hubspot is not just a question of money, but also the …

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Low-Hanging Fruit — Simple Website Optimizations for B2B

Making an impact online doesn’t need to come from flashy, yearly redesigns. You don’t even need the latest web trends or a fresh branding package. Simple optimizations can make your B2B website more impactful. We call these quick wins “low …

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How to Succeed With Account Based Marketing on LinkedIn

More B2B marketing teams are turning to account-based marketing for lead generation, especially as GDPR and privacy concerns make cold outreach harder and potentially legally risky, too. With account-based marketing, you push marketing campaigns to specific audiences and accounts rather …

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13 Critical Inbound Marketing Statistics for B2B in 2019

While the methodology behind inbound marketing is evergreen, the tactics used to grow and stay relevant are always evolving year to year. It’s important to follow the data and see where customers — and competitors — are heading. Here are …

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What is a Qualified Lead? How to Set Criteria

At some point in an advanced lead generation strategy you will come across the question: What is a qualified lead? A qualified lead is someone who could become a potential customer to you, based on criteria and identifying information that …

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Digital Marketing Funnel: B2B Strategies for 2019

Digital marketing in 2018 was defined by several major trends — there was more targeting, more technology and automation, and of course more concern about privacy as spurred by GDPR. B2B marketers moving into 2019 should know some critical things …

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Behavioral Targeting Examples for a Strong B2B Campaign

You may be familiar with behavioral targeting for consumer brands — you see it in action every time you search for a product online and see that product “chase” you around the web in different advertising slots. This can make …

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Must-Have B2B Lead Generation Strategies for 2019

Did you meet your lead generation goals for 2018? Whether you were right on, above, or just below the bar, 2019 can be a year of even greater growth. You may need to get back to basics while also trying …

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Marketing Goals Examples for B2B Marketing Teams

In the past, marketing teams were concerned with softer metrics like social media shares, video views, and webpage visits. These metrics spoke to marketing value, but not business value i.e. revenue, and it was hard to convince stakeholders to invest …

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5 Advantages of Online Advertising for B2B Marketers

According to Statista, online advertising spend is steadily growing year-over-year, and is expected to grow almost 11% yearly through 2021. Online advertising opens up many possibilities for marketing teams to scale, reach new contacts, and nurture leads through their funnel. …

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Benefits of a Landing Page for B2B

You’ve probably heard about how much you need landing pages on your website. You might also know best practices for a landing page and how it differs from your home page. These are all good tidbits to learn. But if …

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Creating a Great Landing Page for Sales Leads

Sales leads are new contacts who have opted in to be contacted and have a high likelihood of being ready for a sales outreach. Capturing sales-ready leads is one of the most rewarding benefits of digital marketing. While it’s great …

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Customer Lifecycle Management: Tips for B2B Tech Companies

As a B2B tech company, your sales process is often several months to even a year long (or more!). It’s also usually a winding pathway, filled with education and deliberation. For tech companies especially, there are often multiple buyers and …

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Top of Funnel Marketing: Strategies for Acquiring More B2B Leads

What is Top of Funnel Marketing? Top of funnel marketing refers to strategies, often digital, that help brings new website traffic and leads into your funnel. Many of these prospects are just becoming aware of your company or offering for …

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Remarketing vs Retargeting: Defining a Strategy for B2B Lead Conversion

One in five marketers now has a dedicated budget for retargeting. (InvespCRO)   Once someone leaves your website, all hope of converting them is not lost! Companies can and should recapture attention for their products and services. Acquiring new B2B …

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5 Remarketing Examples for B2B Companies

With today’s data capabilities, we’re used to seeing remarketing ads for our favorite consumer brands. If you browse any major online retail store you will soon find the same products following you around the web in what is called retargeting …

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