There’s a lot that goes into lead generation: targeting, lead capture forms, double opt-in parameters, and more. (Yes, sometimes this includes landing pages, though we don’t recommend them.) All that effort to generate leads. And then what? Those leads need some extra attention to turn into customers. That’s where lead generation ends, and lead nurturing begins. But rather than look at them as two separate steps, we prefer to think of it as a continual process. Here are a few crucial steps in the lead nurturing phase of lead generation.
Immediate Lead Nurturing Follow-Up
The best time to begin lead nurturing is as soon as these new leads enter your database. Automated emails can be triggered almost instantaneously. If that isn’t on your roadmap quite yet, commit to manually sending emails to new leads within 24 hours of their opt-in. The sooner you begin nurturing, the sooner you can also be converting.
Personalized Lead Nurturing Messaging
Seeing your name in an email drive results. Experian reports that personalized promotional emails have 29% higher unique open rates and 41% more unique click-through rates. Personalization doesn’t have to be limited to names, either. Retarget users by displaying the products or pages they browsed on your website, or tailor messaging around important life events if you have enough data to do it.
Multi-Pronged Lead Nurturing Approach
Lead nurturing doesn’t have to stop at email. Retarget your new leads with display and social ads to kick start your conversions. You want to ensure that these highly engaged new leads convert quickly, before they forget about you or the lead generation promise that hooked them in the first place. Keep your brand top-of-mind with a multi-layered strategy that follows them across the internet, regardless of their browsing or email behavior.
Ready to integrate lead nurturing within your lead generation strategy? We can help.