Article by Johanna Rivard

  • 5 Ways to Build a Highly-Engaged Email List

    An email list with relevant, high-quality contacts is a company’s best asset. While there are many online and offline techniques to build an email list, it’s a marketer’s job to ensure that your list remains relevant and up-to-date to reduce database decay. According to HubSpot, your email list degrades approximately 22.5% each year, so it’s

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  • Referrals: Your Untapped Source for Generating Leads

    Email, SMS, content, paid ads, and social media are most likely among the first things you think about when it comes to lead generation. These are all great tools. However, you should be sure to remember one of the best tools out there: word of mouth or referral marketing. Referrals are potentially the most valuable

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  • How to Nurture Leads with Email Marketing

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is radically changing the way people search and receive information. Luckily for businesses, this interconnectedness allows them to deliver content in different ways: social media, blogging, video, audio, and a host of other interactive platforms. Plus, let’s not forget email. Email marketing is very much alive. It has withstood the

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  • Why Your Business Needs Outbound Lead Generation

    Brands are becoming increasingly dependent on the internet. Consumers have changed the way they shop for the things they need and want, and savvy businesses have taken notice. Customers are now in control of the information they receive and the channels through which they get their information. This is why inbound marketing strategies are so

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  • Do Prospects Still Appreciate Downloadable Content?

    Without data, content marketing can feel a bit like a high-stakes game of roulette. However, even though engagement rates are generally down, content marketers can take heart that prospects still appreciate useful and targeted content, including downloadables such as whitepapers, ebooks, checklists, guides, toolkits, SlideShare presentations, and the like. Because of the large scope of

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  • How Personalization Affects Lead Nurturing

    The lead nurturing process walks a prospect through the stages of the sales funnel and continues through the sale. Proper execution requires knowing what to send when and ensuring that you’re adequately meeting your target market’s needs. This involves a variety of marketing strategies that require a thorough understanding of your target market’s characteristics and

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  • Lead Nurturing’s Biggest Challenges

    Lead nurturing is a vital part of B2B marketing because it‘s a key strategy in driving prospective customers towards a purchase decision. When done right, it can eventually turn prospects into loyal customers who can contribute to sustainable revenue for the long run. While they might not be customers from the get-go, prospects turn into

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  • The Marketing 80/20 Rule and How to Take Advantage of it

    The 80/20 rule, also known as the Pareto Principle, is attributed to the Italian economist, Vilfredo Pareto. In one of his papers, Pareto noted that about 80% of the land in Italy belonged to approximately 20% of the country’s total population. In essence, the Pareto Principle infers that there’s an 80-to-20 relationship between effects and

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  • You Need to Define an Effective Criteria for Lead Scoring

    Knowing which of your sales leads have the highest potential to buy is key to effectively allocating your resources and optimizing your sales & marketing spend. We’ve touched on the idea of how to approach lead scoring, but this post will elaborate on defining a lead scoring criteria that fits your business’ needs, and more

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  • How to Improve Your Email Open Rates

    Email marketing was a huge piece of the marketing puzzle in 2016. Virtually every company with any kind of CRM system was emailing their contact list on a regular basis. And who can blame them? It’s hard to ignore a marketing channel that averages a 3800% return. Despite the fact that email marketing has been

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