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Find IT Leads With A Human Detector, Not A Metal One

These days so many B2B marketers rely on data to ‘talk’ with their customers. They measure the number of views they get on their online properties. They set quotas on how many tweets, blog posts, and LinkedIn connections they need to keep a campaign going. If a certain course of action isn’t creating the right numbers, it’s automatically discarded in favor of a different approach.

Meanwhile, you risk forgetting that IT leads aren’t things you find like you would with a metal detector. You don’t ‘talk’ to your audience just by reading the data they generate on a graph. To find your leads, you need a human detector.

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IT Sales Leads and the History of Product Announcements

Before the actual release of a product, it’s only natural that you make it a big announcement so that everyone can prepare when it comes out. IT marketers use such announcements to generate more sales leads every time they go to an event.

So how long has this been the norm in tech and other business industries? Here is a brief history on major product announcements in recent years and how they shaped the events they were made in:

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How B2B Marketing Can Still Alter Predictions

A blessing and a curse can technically be the same thing. It’s all about perspective. It’s like those FIFA animal oracles. There may be only one Bighead the Turtle but his predictions would look pretty different from, say, the perspectives of the Brazilian and Colombian soccer team.

For one side, the prediction is a source of national pride. For the other, it’s a death sentence. In the field of lead generation and B2B marketing, this is more commonplace than most people think. Look at all the predictions people make about upcoming and passing trends. For some, it’s a new source of revenue and opportunity. For others, it’s the end of traditional strategy (or worse, an entire industry).

But whenever a bad omen is headed towards the predicted losers, do you think a professional sports team is going to take it? Do you think a professional marketing team is just going to stand by and let the industry chew them up out?

On the contrary, it’s merely a challenge. A challenge to prove predictions wrong.

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