Author Archive | Brian Carroll

5 Lead Nurturing Tips to Create Relevant and Engaging Emails

A recent MarketingSherpa survey of email recipients found that 58% of those who stop reading, disengage, or unsubscribe after cite “lack of relevance” as a key factor. This is hugely important because most marketers rely on email as their main lead nurturing tactic. As B2B marketers, we should have it drilled into our brains that […]

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On Lead Nurturing – Thinking Beyond the Send

The challenge today is not in generating leads, but truly connecting with them. That’s why lead nurturing matters. This is why I found this post by my friend Ardath Albee titled, “Strategy Beyond the Send” helpful. Ardath’s post gives some useful ideas on how we can better connect by thinking, “like your prospects do when […]

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Seven Tips to Improve Cold Calling for Lead Generation

In spite of the fact that in the past pushy salespeople and poorly trained marketers have tarnished the image of the phone, I still believe that reaching out via phone is a very effective lead generation tool. Studies by leading marketing research firms like MarketingSherpa show that 92% of B2B buyers are open to cold […]

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Using Thought Leadership Tactics for Lead Generation

As marketers look for ways to optimize lead generation, they are recognizing the value of using educational content and thought leadership to help attract more customers. I’ve written a number of times on using educational marketing and certain aspects of thought leadership to generate leads, and I thought this post by Dana VanDen Heuvel over […]

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How to Use Social Media for Lead Generation

I’ve been blogging for over five years. When I started, there wasn’t a business case on the ROI of blogging, nor was there a lot written on B2B lead generation. I started blogging because I wanted to share with everyone what I thought were useful B2B lead generation ideas, tips, and resources – material that […]

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5 Time Factors to Fine Tune Your Lead Nurturing Messages

The lack of a strong lead nurturing discipline can cost your organization substantial unrealized revenue. Without lead nurturing in place to capture and cultivate early-stage leads, your marketing funnel misses out on valuable opportunities. The true value of lead nurturing comes from the technique of staying in touch with prospects while providing them with the […]

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