A news from ABC News said that Apple wants to encourage millions of iPhone owners to register as organ donors through a software service update that will add an easy sign-up button to the health information app that comes installed on every smartphone the company makes. Continue reading
In an ideal world, every lead we generate would have the potential for becoming a customer.
Sadly, that’s not the case. In the real world, some of your leads have good potential meaning they are have the ability and interest to buy in the near term. But many more do not meet these criteria. They either have a long term interest or no interest at all. Some may even be competitors. Continue reading
B2B Lead generation is a different animal from general advertising or marketing communications. The biggest difference is that lead generation relies on direct marketing, also known as direct-response marketing communications. Direct marketing comprises a set of marketing tools, approaches, and activities that are targeted, measurable, and driven by return-on-investment (ROI) considerations. But the key difference is that direct marketing’s goal is to motivate an action. The action can be anything from a click, to a phone call, to a store visit—whatever the goal of the B2B marketer is. Continue reading
Most organizations struggle to show how their investment in software supports business goals. Countless complex vendor agreements, an inability to manage software through the entire lifecycle, limited skills and resources to deploy and manage software all contribute to the challenge of measuring ROI and demonstrating business value. Continue reading
Successful B2B marketing is a static, so it is very critical for marketers to keep up with the new trends and opportunities.
Business investors and buyers have become pickier with social networking and other modern tools, using them for product research and exchange information in peer-focused meeting paradigm. Today’s marketing people need to factor this into their lead generation tactics so that they can attract and convert these prospects into qualified leads. There are five major areas to pay attention in managing lead generation. Continue reading