So you got yourself some fresh leads from your marketing efforts and your favorite B2B database vendor. Now, what do you do with those? That’s right: lead nurturing, and this post tells you six of its least-known secrets and how each applies to you, the IT marketer.
Although you may be quite familiar with this concept, it still bears repeating just to make sure we’re on the same page here. Lead nurturing is the process of keeping in touch with those in your leads database. It helps you discover and build relationships with your prospects by engaging with them in ways appropriate to how far in the conversion cycle they are.
Lead nurturing improves the efficiency of marketing/sales processes. Research claims that businesses that do well in lead nurturing grew the number of their sales-ready prospects by one-half while reducing related costs by one-third. Another study finds that organizations practicing proper lead nurturing saw 9% more sales reps reaching their quotas and shortening the wrap-up time by 10%.
Here are six powerful tips to help you apply lead nurturing effectively in your B2B marketing campaign: