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Sungard AS Uses Segmentation, New Creative to Boost Lead Conversion Rates by 75%
Demand Generation Strategies
Thursday, 11 September 2014 08:38

SunGard SpearSungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) provides disaster recovery, business continuity, and managed IT services. Sungard AS runs a highly successful demand generation program — an integrated mix of both online and offline campaigns — to generate a consistent flow of leads to the company’s sales force. 

As a company that thoroughly tracks and measures the ROI from its various marketing efforts, Sungard AS knew that increasing the revenue contribution from demand generation meant either driving more leads into the top of the funnel, increasing the rate at which those leads convert into sales, or a combination of both. In support of the company’s aggressive growth plans, the marketing team set out to focus energy on increasing the rate at which raw inquiries converted to qualified sales leads, opportunities and deals.

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The Dos and Don’ts Of Email Delivery [Infographic]
Rich Media
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 00:00

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Marketers spend a great deal of time and effort crafting the perfect email, but ensuring that those emails land in the inboxes of potential buyers is just as important. This infographic from Vertical Response, a provider of online marketing tools, outlines the dos and don’ts to help your emails get seen.

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Most B2B Marketers Are Adopting Sophisticated Lead Nurturing Tactics
Demand Generation Strategies
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 09:08

generic market research imageWhile lead nurturing is becoming a bigger priority as of late, it is still a relatively new tactic for many B2B marketers.  Preliminary results of Demand Gen Report’s Lead Nurturing Survey revealed that 38% of respondents so far have been developing lead nurturing campaigns for less than a year.

Those that are using lead nurturing are becoming more sophisticated in their tactics, with the overwhelming majority going beyond the traditional “drip” campaign. Nearly three quarters (73%) of respondents to date have complex lead nurturing strategies, sending different series of emails based on the actions/interests of the respondent.

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Social Selling Tools Playing A Bigger Role In The B2B Sales Process
Revenue Strategies
Written by Brian Anderson, Associate Editor   
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 08:49

socialsellinggenericOnce a trend leveraged primarily by B2C organizations, social selling has grown into a tactic that is helping B2B marketers and sales people with their lead prospecting, nurturing and qualification efforts.

According to recent LinkedIn research, 59% of buyers would think less of a sales person, and 53% would think less of that sales person’s company, if they made a cold call. However, 87% of B2B buyers had a favorable impression of a sales person who was introduced to them through someone in their professional network.

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Salesfusion Partners With InsideView To Enrich Lead Data
Demand Generation Strategies
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 08:30

salesfusion-insideview logosSalesfusion has released a new lead enrichment feature designed to help marketers gather more complete information on leads. Through a partnership with InsideView, data from the InsideView Open platform will automatically populate chosen lead records in Salesfusion and any integrated external CRM. 

The feature, Salesfusion Enrich, is available at no cost to Salesfusion customers beginning early Q4 2014.

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How to Make the Business Case for Marketing Analytics

By Bonnie Crater, CEO, Full Circle CRM

Bonnie Crater Full Circle CRMMeasuring marketing and its impact on revenue is a hot topic these days but making an investment for change in organizations can sometimes be challenging. More specifically, there are usually three types of reasons we make changes in business — personal reasons, strategic reasons, and financial reasons.

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Demand Gen Report’s 2014 B2B Buyer Behavior Survey provides insights into how B2B buyers make their decisions. Buyers are waiting longer to engage with sales, but they are more satisfied with the process than in years past. For an in-depth look at this research, download the report now!

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When: November 11 – 13, 2014

Where: Raleigh, NC

Internet Summit is a premier digital strategies forum with a goal of educating and promoting forward thinking and thought leadership on topics related to internet business and marketing. Attendees come from a broad range of organizations including National Brands, Agencies, Technology Companies, Media, B2B Providers, Associations & Nonprofits and Startups.

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Discover how-to details and strategies for fast, measurable digital marketing success. All of it is real-world experience grounded in rigorous research and taught by successful marketers who face your same challenges. Learn how to make your email campaigns — and your career — more successful than ever and do it within a world-class venue. It's no wonder leading organizations consider Email Summit a priority investment year after year.

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