5 reasons why b2 b marketers fail with generating qualified leads
5 Reason Why B2B
Marketers Fail At
Generating Qualified Leads
A Whitepaper to understand to challenge of B2B Marketers..
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After spending time on various marketing campaigns both digital and non-digital, I
wanted to analyze why the difference between a successful way at generation leads
and ones that didn't make the cut. First, off all managing lead generation for B2B side
of the coin can be a mixture of many moving vehicles and parts. Parts that need to be
able to generate leads and ROI for your business to run.
B2B Marketers in 2014 are challenged with managing various budgets, different
advertising and often alone. So how can B2B Marketers successfully improve their
content marketing and lead generation?
1. We'll Management Won't Invest. You have to
Often times management wants proof that something will work rather than
spontaneously invest in lead generation programs like content marketing or video
marketing. Its up to the marketing team to prove and state their case why these
programs are essential for the growth of the business and how these measures can
have a very positive effect on lead gen.
Since some senior management might find issue with you LinkedIn advertising, show
them a case study or data backing up your claim. Take them aside, and create a full-
step process on how you will engage and nurture new prospects into customers. Lead
generation takes effort bottom-line.
2. Was Your Content Of Value And Relevant To
New Visitors? Did you state the "what's in it for
Everything from you're landing page, emails and Facebook posts needs to be in line
with how you want your viewer to react. Most marketers think that posting stuff about
or promotion of there business is the way to going in this scenario, but sure enough it
isn't. Viewers need to like something of value, which doesn't associate with any brand
or company. Viewers only think about what's, in it for me?
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That's the reality, so why would someone want to read your whitepaper or report on
how many doctors there are in Canada? We'll first we must dive deeper and interrupt
our prospect with knowledge and value. So to start, write your content and headlines
in a way that the viewer will react and feel like they will gain from reading it and with
promoting the company. That comes later hehe...
Building on you're writing style and improving your approach makes all the difference
when meeting clients in you're marketing efforts. Start with interrupting them with
"wow" and "cool" rather than "buy now" and "bore me".
3. Did you do proper Drip Campaigns, Follow-up
and Keep it simple?
Much of the time nurturing new leads isn’t really analyzed properly and sales is left
with the blame of why the leads weren’t converted properly. This is why marketers and
sales teams need to meet together, get on the same page and collaborate.
Most of the time these teams can be so distanced from each other and left to fend for
themselves without knowledge of what the others are doing. This is wrong.
Sales must be able to see where leads came from, and every contact point that lead
has gone through with your company in the last year. That way the Marketers can
analyze this and spend time helping sales come up with ways to better nurture future
clients and close deals.
Consider investing in a good CRM system and have both marketer’s and sales
professionals collaborate and discussion lead programs together.
83% of B2B marketers using marketing automation
platforms in 2014 feel that they’re not using them
to their full potential. (Source: SiriusDecisions)
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4. Are B2B Marketers looking at stats and
Many marketing managers don’t have a lot of time to look at reports, and effectively
make decisions about whether or not they should cancel a project or continue. Should
we keep going? Is this bringing in ROI? Or is this just a waste of money?
Marketers need to understand that to streamline the business and improve upon there
efforts, knowing where you’ve been and where you are going is the most important
piece of the puzzle.
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Not Full Potential Some Potential Full Potential
B2B Marketers should take a look at there reports after each and every campaign to
identify the good from the bad, and the weak from the strong. The next campaign will
be the relying on that information to succeed.
5. Do They Have The Tools To Succeed In Today’s
Digitally Advanced World?
So can marketing software’s and tools really help B2B marketers be more successful
and efficient? The answer is yes. The time it takes for a marketing manager to execute,
strategize and plan a campaign can be days or even months.
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The better the marketing manager can plan and execute, the better the campaign will
be and the quicker it will go to market when prospects are waiting for something eye-
catching to come along…
Tools such as social media management software to help publish posts, manage social
media handles and so forth can really streamline success. Technology in the B2B space
is really starting to catch up to B2C, creating software that will help utilize consumers
and reviews better than every before.
Educating a B2B marketing manager with new tools and software’s can really open
doors businesses in today’s digitally advanced marketplace.
Spend time researching these and how best companies can utilize products like
Hootsuite, Hubspot, Influitive and many others.
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