- 18 Sep
How B2B Marketers Are Using Webinars and What’s Working Best
Marketers have found that webinars, as a form of event marketing, are one of the most successful top of the funnel demand generation tactics. And consequently, more than three-quarters of B2B marketers are using webinars as part of their marketing mix. This, according to new research [download page] from Demand Gen Report and GoToWebinar.
So, Webinars Are Still A Top Performer at Top-of-Funnel
The survey of B2B marketing practitioners reveals some significant trends. As example, they found that close to 4 in 10 of B2B marketers say that the quality of leads from webinars are higher than from other channels. And nearly half say that webinars provide better quality leads based on engagement.
The benefits do not stop with lead generation. Marketers also say that webinars provide them with the ability to obtain customer insights. And even more importantly, a large percentage of respondents also indicated that they’ve experienced a better conversion of leads to opportunities from webinars.
To see more of the data and insights, and to download the original study, read the full article at MarketingCharts.com
- 31 May
How to Create a Webinar That Sells Like Crazy (Step-by-Step)
So, you’re thinking that you may want to create a webinar. You’ve probably seen so many successful bloggers and digital marketers running them. But, you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet. So, why is that?
After all, webinars look way too complicated, don’t they. And just thinking about the tech aspect alone is enough to give you a headache. And the content? What content can you use? And then there is the issue of how do you even launch it?
Well, there is a little secret. The process to create a webinar is way easier than you may think. You just have to know how to do it. And to help you our with that, let’s break the webinar creation process into a few easy steps that you can read on Jeff Bullas’ Blog.
- 17 Apr
For Better ROI on B2B Webinars Don’t Overlook Low-Hanging Fruit
Some consider webinars to be a great tool for any stage of the buyer’s journey. When done properly they can be your best tool at a couple of points in the funnel. But, if you’re trying to use webinars to blast cold leads with boastful information about your product or company, you’re probably not going to get the level of attention and engagement you’re after.
Webinar Success Principle One: Teach. Don’t Preach
B2B webinars don’t have to be a lengthy sales presentation in disguise. And they don’t have to be boring or single-use content. To achieve a better return on investment, there’s plenty of low-hanging fruit to consider when you’re planning and putting together your webinar.
To learn how, read the full article at MarketingProfs.com
- 15 Apr
New Webinar Benchmarks Study Gives Clues for Success
from Marketing Charts
As countless studies have demonstrated, webinars are a highly valued content format. This is especially true with B2B buyers and at various points in their ‘buyer’s journey’.
Once again, this year, ON24 has released its webinar benchmarks report [download page]. The report is based on an analysis of more than 22,000 webinars conducted on its platform in 2018.
But, Exactly How Do Webinars Perform?
Even though we accept that webinars, as a B2B content tool, work, there are still lingering questions that we all have. Like, what days of the week are most effective? Or, how about the length of the session? And what should we expect as a registration-to-attendance rate?
To learn the answers, and see some of the highlights of this study, read the full article at MarketingCharts.com
- 16 Nov
9 Easy Ways to Convert Webinar Leads into Sales
A jam-packed webinar is a beautiful thing. But you know what’s better than filling your funnel with webinar leads? Converting those leads into customers.
Plus, Webinar Leads are Some of Your Best Leads
A recent GoToWebinar study on content engagement revealed that people are willing to spend more time with a webinar than any other type of content. These are some of your most engaged leads, so make sure you have a plan to convert them.
However, the key to turning webinar leads into sales is giving your prospects a clear path forward. Too often, we focus on creating great webinar content and hosting an engaging webinar, which are both important, but we don’t spend enough time on the next step.
So, to learn the 9 Easy Ways to Convert Webinar Leads into Sales, read the full article at HubSpot.com
- 29 Oct
The Insider’s Guide to Strategic B2B Webinar Campaigns
by Rohan Ayyar
Webinars have been increasingly used as an interactive, visual form of content marketing, for both educational and promotional. In fact, about 60% of B2B marketing teams make webinars a key part of their content strategy.
Just Because “Simply Everyone” Does it Doesn’t Mean it Works
However, just because something is popular doesn’t mean it’s working. Current engagement rates for most webinar watchers are pitifully low. In fact, dipping to 15% in some cases.
But capturing their attention is essential for growing conversion rates. After all, an unengaged audience is not likely to convert into customers. So, here are a few strategic B2B webinar pointers on how to do that at TargetMarketingMag.com
- 25 Apr
3 Tips for Using Facebook Ads to Drive Webinar Registrations
For business-to-business companies, webinars play a huge part in the buyer’s journey. And new data from ClickMeeting’s new “State of Webinars 2018” report suggests just that. It indicates that 76% of B2B buyers attend webinars in order to help them make purchasing decisions.
Where Exactly Do Webinars Fit in the Buyer Journey?
Webinars can be used at the top of your sales funnel. But most experts agree that they’re most effective in the middle of the funnel. Once your prospects have gotten to know your brand a little bit they will be more open to dedicating undivided attention to your presentation. And, that’s why Facebook’s advertising platform is such a good match for driving webinar registrations.
To learn how to use Facebook Ads to promote your next webinar, read the full article at WordStream.com
- 06 Mar
Are Webinars Dead? How to Make a Webinar that Works in 2018
It’s 2018, and the way our prospects and customers find and consume content has certainly changed. While it would be great to say that there’s one new, highly optimal content format that all marketers should use for lead generation instead of older formats, it just can’t be said. It’s a little more complicated than that. No, webinars aren’t dead, and neither is the PDF ebook.
The Bar Has Been Set Pretty Low
However, what has changed is a saturation of mediocre PDF ebooks, webinars, and other forms of gated content available online. So while webinars aren’t dead. Now that doesn’t mean marketers should continue running the same, tired playbook.
To see the new Play Book, and learn how to use it, read the full article at HubSpot.com
- 04 Dec
Webinar Benchmarks: Marketing, Scheduling, and Length
- Dec 04, 2017
- Dan Hoff
- Content Marketing, Inbound Marketing, Tradeshow ane Event Marketing, Webinar Marketing
by Ayaz Nanji
If you are thinking of doing a webinar, you probably have a lot of questions. What are the most popular methods for promoting webinars? When do people tend to register for webinars? And how long are webinars, on average?
So, What Works? What Doesn’t?
To find out exactly what works and what doesn’t, GoToMeeting analyzed 350,890 webinars. All were hosted by more than 16,000 of its customers in the past year. The webinars included in the dataset for the report were hosted by companies of various sizes from around the world.
And they came up with some interesting answers . . .
So, to see the valuable lessons gained from this study, and to download the report, read the full article at MarketingProfs.com
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