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2016 has barely only begun, so it’s the perfect time for you to start thinking about your company’s first lead generation campaign of the year.
During the holidays, you probably noticed that the number of qualified leads has decreased, which is normal. But when this dead period ends, it’s time for you to craft a campaign that will get potential leads’ attention, so that your team will start making sales again.
In this article, we will point out what the most important elements of a successful lead generation campaign are.
What makes a successful lead generation campaign
- Understanding and researching your audience
If you don’t know what defines the audience you’re targeting with the campaign or what drives them to click on a call to action button, then you shouldn’t start writing any promotional messages just yet.
The idea behind the research is to figure out not only what will grab your ideal audience’s attention, but also what will make them take the desired action.
- Give something before you ask for something
Nowadays, your website’s visitors can sometimes have second thoughts when it comes to leaving their email addresses or clicking on that “Sign up for Free” button.
How can you make sure that doesn’t happen, you ask? With what marketers call a “lead magnet”. A lead magnet can be anything from an eBook, a training session, a webinar, a free trial or white paper.
The characteristic of a lead magnet is that it provides value to the person who will offer you their personal information.
- Conversion techniques
Landing pages are great for a lead generation campaign since you can easily draw in leads with them.
Why? Because landing pages generally have a single call to action. Still, when creating a landing page, you should have in mind the one goal that you want to achieve.
In order to do that, make sure that you don’t add information that has nothing to do with the purpose of the landing page. Also, the ad or the message that links to the landing page needs to deliver on the promise (free eBook, 2 months of free trial).
- Tell the story of your ideal client
We usually resonate with businesses because they’ve been able to figure out exactly what our problem is. They were able to put it into words and, ultimately, find a solution for it.
That’s what a successful lead generation campaign should do. It should make a visitor say “Wow, they really understand what I need. I should take a look to see what they offer”.
- Test, test, test
You can’t run a campaign for lead generation without testing different scenarios all the time. Things can sometimes not go how you’d expect them to, so measure the results, see if they align with your KPIs and then test again. Test the design, the copy and the conversion elements.
Once you have it all figured out, you can rest assured that quality leads will come your way.
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