Wish summer lasted longer? You’re not alone. On the bright side, there’s never a real shortage of holidays. The same goes for your IT leads. Just because you have a hard time generating them during some time of the year, doesn’t make it completely hopeless.
Can giving away free donuts generate IT leads for your company? Maybe not.
That’s not the only thing donuts are good for though.
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.
Telling kids to not try stunts at home is a good way to keep them safe from the all-powerful influence of 90s television.
Then again, you could also say that the decision-making of Zordon from Power Rangers is just as much an unbelievable stunt as Master Splinter entrusting the protection of New York to teenage, anthropomorphic turtles. Can you wind up playing out the same trope with your IT lead generation campaign? Yes.
The real question though is: Is that a good or bad idea?
What do Tron and Jumanji have in common? The answer is just a teensy bit obvious: They both involve getting sucked inside something and that something takes on a whole new level of ‘real.’ Whether it’s personified computer programs or animals coming out of a board game, both films play with the idea of bringing a system to life.
Believe it or not but your IT lead generation strategy can accomplish the same thing. More than that, it can help you educate prospects in ways they understand best.