Publishers lately have jumped on the lead-gen bandwagon as a way to supplement declining revenues, but nevertheless still see their primary models as display or brand-driven. One company is using a CPL model to open doors with advertisers, eventually upselling them to brand advertising after a lead-gen track record is established."Lead generation is a door-opener," said Noah Anderson, CEO of Family Marketing, which produces PlanningFamily.com, a...more
As publishers develop more sophisticated lead strategies, theyâ€™re shifting from lead generationâ€”capturing basic contact and demographic information about potential customersâ€”to lead nurturing, which is more about developing consistent communication with a prospect to help prepare them for an actual purchase.
Business marketing blog Marketo.com offers suggestions for lead nurturing practices including triggered e-mailsâ€”a series of e-mails that build off each other by offering relevant content or product demonstrations...more
Publishers are scrambling to figure out lead generation and one of their peers is offering to help. Summit Publishing has spun off a new company called Mediadroit that offers a service called LeadWise which is designed to generate leads across a variety of ad formats, sizes, positions and technologies.
Summit e-media vice president Dave Newcorn and sales/training vice president Jim Chrzan are overseeing Mediadroit. The difference with LeadWise, according to Newcorn,...more
Having a centralized database can give you the ultimate view of what print products your customers are gravitating towards, what events theyâ€™re attending, what whitepapers theyâ€™re downloading, and how often theyâ€™re visiting your Web site. While all of this information comes in handy for internal marketing purposes, it becomes even more valuable when starting a lead-gen operation.
But what customer information is critical for creating a fully realized lead? And...more
B-to-b construction and real estate publisher Hanley-Wood, often considered one of the more creative media companies in generating new revenue strategies, is on the cusp of significantly building out its lead-generation operation. With that expansion, and the marketing acceleration that comes with it, is some concern over protecting response rates.
While the company has always been deeply involved in more traditional lead generation tacticsâ€”third-party email rentals through a list broker, for...more
As publishers evolve from pure lead generation to â€ślead nuturing,â€ť they need to develop ways to â€śscoreâ€ť leads, or identify how valuable the lead is to the client, including demographics such as company size, job title or even how ready they are to buy.
â€śInternally, we would like to see leads as more than just contact information,â€ť said Maurice Bakley, COO of FierceMarkets, which sees 10 percent to 20 percent...more
As lead generation continues to be a hot topic for advertisers, publishers have become increasingly conscious of upping efforts to produce cross-platform content for driving potential leads at different stages of the buying process. And while experimenting with platforms can lead to beneficial discoveries about readership, the keys to success continue to lie in quality content and feedback on reader engagement.
In many cases there is no rhyme or reason...more
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