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B2B Lead Generation 2016 Status Quo for the 2017 KickStart

posted by Margaret Spencer on March 21, 2017

B2B Lead Generation 2016 Status Quo for the 2017 KickStart

An effective lead generation technique will have your sales pipeline streamlining with quality leads that can eventually convert. Correspondingly, in planning for that trump card of a technique, you need the latest marketing trends, technologies and data in order to know where you can adjust your lead generation efforts and gain satisfactory results. So here’s some significant statistics we’d gather and like to share.

  • 74% of marketers say converting leads is their top priority. (HubSpot)
  • 57% of B2B organisations identify that converting qualified leads into paying customers is a top funnel priority. (Marketing Sherpa)
  • 17% of marketers spend over 15 hours a week on lead generation. (Marketing Charts)
  • Outbound leads cost 39% more than inbound leads. (HubSpot)
  • Between 28% and 35% percent of B2B leads come from marketing, while 45% to 52% on average are generated by sales teams. (Direct Marketing)
  • Verifying business leads before passing it to the sales team is conducted by only 56% of B2B companies. (PureB2B)
  • With 61% of B2B marketers immediately forwarding leads to sales, qualified leads only amount to 27%. (PureB2B)
  • Sales reps ignore 50% of marketing leads. (B2B Lead)
  • The three most common lead generation strategies are email, event and content marketing. (DM News)
  • Live events (conferences, trade shows and forums) remain the top lead generation source for B2B marketers. (MediaPost)
  • When it comes to content and what drives the call to action, whitepaper and eBook downloads are the top producers of leads, according to 59% of respondents. Other tools are contact forms at 39%, webinars at 37%, and free trials at 35%. (MediaPost)
  • 59% of B2B marketers say SEO has the biggest impact on their lead generation goals. (Marketing Charts)
  • More than two thirds of companies report struggling with lead generation. (Lattice Engines)
  • 51% of local businesses surveyed said that lead generation is a challenge.(ReachLocal)
  • 65% of marketers say generating traffic and leads is their top challenge. (HubSpot)
  • Most marketers are not satisfied with the effectiveness of their lead-generation programs. 80% report their efforts are only “slightly” or “somewhat” effective, and only 16% rate their efforts as “very” or “extremely” effective. 4% say their lead-generation programs as not effective at all. (MediaPost)
  • Only 5-10% of qualified leads successfully convert for marketers. (B2B Technology Marketing Community)
  • Only 17% of marketers say outbound practices provide the highest quality leads for sales. (HubSpot)
  • Only 19% of CMOs identify that improving database hygiene as a top strategic priority for lead generation activity. (Marketing Sherpa)
  • 68% of B2B companies will use landing pages to nurture new sales leads for future conversion. (Marketing Sherpa)
  • Companies that excel at lead nurturing generate 50% more sales leads at 33% lower cost. (Forrester)
  • Email nurtured leads make 47% larger purchases than non-nurtured leads. (Annuitas)
  • A CRM system is believed by 84% of companies to be beneficial in determining the quality of leads. (Demand Metric Research Corporation)
  • Businesses that use marketing automation to nurture prospects experience a 451% increase in qualified leads. (Annuitas)
  • Outsourcing lead generation is thought to be 43% more efficient than in-house due to expertise and experience. (Fearless Competitor)
  • The top three responsibilities (in order of importance) of B2B marketers are brand and positioning, lead generation, and brand communications followed. However, B2B marketers expect that two years from now the top three will be understanding buyers, marketing technology tools, and market / competitor analysis (lead gen drops to #5 on the list). (eMarketer)
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B2B Marketing Strategy Stats in 2016 to Guide you this 2017         

posted by Margaret Spencer on March 13, 2017

With 2016 concluded, begin planning for your B2B marketing strategy for that another lap around the sun with these relevant data. The three most common lead generation strategies are email, event and content marketing. (DM News) Inbound organizations are 4 times as likely to rate their marketing strategy as effective. (HubSpot) Just 61% of marketers […]

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B2B Marketing Analytics & Metrics and Customer Experience Stats in 2016 to Guide you this 2017

posted by Margaret Spencer on March 8, 2017

Did you know that there is still 18% of small businesses who does not track anything at all? Or that only 45% of B2B marketers are confident that they have decent, if not high, levels of customer centricity? Shocking, right? Have a look at where B2B marketing & metrics and customer experience stands last year […]

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B2B Marketing Stats and Trends in 2016 to Guide You this 2017 (Email Marketing)

posted by Margaret Spencer on February 16, 2017

  Email marketing was, is and will never be dead. With all these significant email stats not just this year but the preceding (and most probably for the following years), I mean who would ever think it died, is dead or will be dead? Will it ever? So stay vigilant! Sharpen your email marketing’s blade and […]

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B2B Marketing Stats and Trends in 2016 to Guide You this 2017 (Content Marketing)

posted by Margaret Spencer on February 9, 2017

          Haven’t considered content marketing yet? You’re completely missing out on its benefits! Have one but struggling with it? You need to put in more hard work! Here are some key stats and trends for content marketing that’ll have you acknowledging its powerful potential for lead generation. • The median time […]

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What Hot B2B Leads and Beauty Queens Have in Common

posted by Margaret Spencer on February 2, 2017

With all this hype going on for the recently concluded Miss Universe 2017, I can’t just bring myself to not write about this special event and its great, beautiful women who vied for the crown. We all know that behind those flashing lights, long, beautiful gowns, and sparkling jewels are women who hadn’t necessarily have […]

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Demand Generation: A Better Means to an End

posted by Margaret Spencer on September 30, 2016

Let us say you have this quite a number of leads. However, to your surprise, the conversion was also quite less than what you expected with such a quantity of generated leads. What do you think went wrong? It might be because these leads you have acquired are half-baked. Fortunately, this is where demand generation […]

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4 Mistakes Stopping Your B2B Mobile Apps Success & How to Tackle It

posted by Margaret Spencer on September 28, 2016

The convenience, speed and ease of use of mobile apps are mainly the reason why it’s appealing to the mass. Correspondingly, a lot of businesses have integrated mobile apps to improve customer experience and encourage patronization from other people. However, there’s a lot of consideration before making one and this is especially the case for […]

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B2B Appointment Setting: Be The Knight and Shining Armour!

posted by Margaret Spencer on September 20, 2016

         It’s given that B2B sales people should possess problem-solving ability. This allow them to seek and identify problems in a prospect’s organization and use it to pitch in a tempting offer of solution. However, this ability should not just be limited to them. A rather well-executed one in the area of […]

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B2B Appointment Setting: Transparency with Client’s Expenditures

posted by Margaret Spencer on September 19, 2016

Businesses have been given the right to secure their trade secrets and inner workings from being underhandedly use by outside parties. Nonetheless, this shouldn’t be an excuse to provide some transparency in terms of financial matters. This is critical especially in B2B dealings. Remember that it is also the right of clients or prospects to […]

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