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B2B Marketing Cliches - In Direct Mail Campaigns

Posted by Kenneth Connolly on 02-Dec-2015 17:00:00

The handshake, the light bulb and the group huddle. What do all of these have in common? Have you got it yet? They’re all B2B marketing clichés! In the Really B2B office, these are just some of the concepts that spring to mind when we think of over-used images in B2B direct mail. But if people recognise these to be clichés, why are they frequently used in lots of B2B marketing campaigns?

Topics: B2B Inbound marketing, B2B Lead Generation, B2B marketing, Direct mail marketing, B2B direct mail

B2B - Measuring ROI From Direct Mail

Posted by John Hatton on 09-Sep-2014 16:39:00

Topics: B2B, B2B Marketing ROI, Marketing ROI, B2B Direct Marketing, Direct mail marketing, B2B direct mail, ROI, Direct Mail, Direct Marketing

B2B marketers should still use direct mail - true or false?

Posted by Kenneth Connolly on 08-Nov-2013 11:55:00

As we approach the half-way point of 2015, the same old question still pops up in conversations and online forums and throws a cat among the pigeons... ‘Should we still use direct mail marketing?’ In a recent discussion we saw online, a huge number of people had posted their opinions on the subject and also stated whether they thought the channel could still generate ROI or not. However, of all the posts that were submitted, virtually none of them referenced lead nurturing, the sales funnel or direct mail’s position within it. And that’s why most marketers are wrong about this channel

Topics: B2B marketing, B2B Direct Marketing, Direct mail marketing, B2B direct mail

B2B Direct Marketing – All Hail Snail Mail

Posted by Kenneth Connolly on 05-Apr-2013 16:45:00

Ten years ago at a fictional high school called ‘Marketing High’, there was a group of friends called ‘The Channels’. This little gang had members such as Email, Telemarketing, Trade Shows and Print Ads. But, the leader of the posse was undoubtedly Direct Mail. He was a legend. Everybody admired him, looked up to him and he really was the ‘King of Cool’. I think he even had a leather jacket.

Topics: B2B Lead Generation, b2b sales leads, B2B Lead Qualification, B2B Direct Marketing, Direct mail marketing

B2B Direct Mail Marketing – high-impact B2B lead generation

Posted by Kenneth Connolly on 09-Jan-2013 12:34:00

Direct Mail as a communication channel never actually died... but it was sure close for a while there. Now, it’s making its comeback and it’s gaining strength fast. Granted, it’s no longer a standalone marketing tool, but as part of an integrated campaign, it can still get the results that matter.

Topics: B2B Lead Generation, B2B tips, really b2b, marketing 2013, b2b sales leads, B2B marketing, Direct mail marketing, marketing trends 2013