Facebook continues to tackle data privacy issues and false news accusations. Combine that with historically high pricing for Facebook Lead Ads, and many are left wondering if the platform is worth including in any lead generation plan. While target Cost Per Lead (CPL) will vary by industry and individual, we have a few thoughts on Facebook Lead Ads in an era of increasing focus on data privacy.
Whether you use a sophisticated CRM or a basic inventory and customer database, you have a lot of data on your customers and their purchase behavior. You also have an unsubscribed list of users, many of whom are probably former customers who you would like to win back. The catch? You can’t use the information you have on these unsubscribed users to reactivate or resubscribe them via email, because–you guessed it–they’ve unsubscribed! But that doesn’t mean you can’t target them in other ways.
The data you have on your current and former customers can be used to make targeted, fact-based assumptions about your unsubscribed email list. Here are three ways to use data to win back customers.
There are many facets to online marketing: banner ads, search engine optimization, social media marketing, email, and more. But without lead generation, your marketing will never be as effective as it could be. Lead generation fills your pipeline with qualified leads, giving you an interested group to utilize other marketing tactics on. It also provides a solid base to build lookalike models on: these leads have opted in because they are interested in what you have to offer, so it stands to reason that similar people would be interested, too.
For years, the gold standard of lead generation has been landing pages. These dedicated, campaign-specific landing pages were hosted on a brand’s own website and provided a means for full tracking and data capture on a company’s owned website. And while the creation of new lead generation landing pages could be labor intensive at times, there was no other way to reliably build an email database. Enter opt-in advertising, an off-site method of generating leads without landing pages through trusted third-party sites. Still using landing pages for lead generation? You’re not alone. Read on for the pros and cons of dedicated lead generation landing pages, and see if opt-in advertising could be right for you.
There’s nothing wrong with landing pages, but they can make it hard to scale a lead generation program. That’s because traditional lead generation campaigns require you to divert engaged users off the sites they frequent, and over to your own domain. This traffic can come at a steep price. We challenge our clients to “go beyond the landing page.” And we’ve got the opt-in advertising technology to help take on that challenge, with great results.
Our unique “StayPut” ad unit brings the lead generation form to where your target audience actually is, instead of trying to drive them to your landing page. This type of opt-in advertising makes it faster and easier for them to join your list, saving you money and increasing your lead pool quickly.
Tune in below for an interview with Joe Broumand, our CEO, as he explains how opt-in advertising can help you generate leads without landing pages.
The term “opt-in” comes up a lot in online marketing. Single opt-in and double opt-in are two different methods of consent, most often used in relation to email. And in a way, people “opt-in” to your marketing in a variety of ways, including following you on social media. But when we talk about opt-in advertising, we’re talking about users who are opting in to your email list through an ad shown on a third-party site, typically through a co-registration form where their information has already been pre-populated for an easy opt-in. So while there are many ways to opt-in to marketing messaging, here are three reasons to specifically choose opt-in advertising for your next lead generation campaign.
Customers come, and customers go; it’s a natural part of business. But there are many marketing strategies you can employ to ensure that fewer customers opt-out or unsubscribe from your list. And for those that do? You have options to win back customers, even if they have unsubscribed from your list. It takes a little planning and a strategic technology partner, but the results speak for themselves: a higher opt-in rate than with unknown users, and a faster time to purchase as well. Here are the steps you need to take to win back customers.
A new year brings a fresh start. It’s the perfect time to evaluate marketing plans, lead generation strategy and advertising budgets. A new year gives you a great reason to take a cold, hard look at last year and see what worked, what didn’t, and where you can improve. So, in the spirit of new year’s resolutions and improving lead generation, we offer three lead generation resolutions to put into practice in 2019.
It’s not too late to convert last minute holiday shoppers! Online retail and 2-day shipping has allowed present procrastination to grow every year. Put the ease of ecommerce to work for you by employing one of these lead nurturing offers this holiday season.
Free or Upgraded Shipping
Shipping is a hot topic this time of year, and there are quite a few lead nurturing offers that play to that. Many major retailers are offering free shipping, expedited shipping, or both! This is easier and more cost effective for someone like Amazon or Target to operationalize, but it doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of the trend in your own way. Can’t foot the bill for full free shipping? Offer a low flat rate, or tier the shipping offer by order value. You can also discount upgraded or expedited shipping to help gifts get there in time, without sacrificing profit. Any lead nurturing email that mentions free shipping (even with a caveat) is sure to resonate with consumers this time of year.
With lead nurturing, you can move people in the other 96% through your marketing funnel and get them closer to becoming a paying customer. Incorporating lead generation into your email strategy is an effective way to increase your chances of success. While email best practices, like using a verified email list and tracking key metrics, remain important, the following are a few additional ways to improve your lead nurturing efforts.