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Bundled Nurturing Content Within a Resource Hub (Instead of Multiple Emails) Produced a 3X Increase in Lead to Pipeline Ratio

With sales cycles averaging between six and nine months, lead nurturing is becoming an even bigger priority for B2B marketers. According to Demand Gen Report’s 2017 Lead Nurturing & Acceleration Survey Report, nearly three quarters of B2B organizations said they are now delivering nurture campaigns on a weekly (38%) or every other week (36%) basis.

Nurture campaigns are also presenting a wider menu of offerings as well, with the majority average of 3-10 touches (68%). The most popular types of nurture campaigns, according to respondents, were early stage (cited by 75%), warm-up campaigns and lead qualification programs (both cited by 46%).

However, while marketers in 2016 said that their nurturing efforts were improving compared to 2015, results from this year’s survey showed a decline in how B2B companies view their nurture efforts.

More 2017 Stats

Imagescape Saw a 160% Increase in Submissions When They Decreased Form Fields from 11 to a Mere Four

Writing your subject line entirely in upper case significantly reduces response rates by 30%

55.5% of Respondents Planned on Upping their CRO Budgets in the Coming Year

Cost Per Lead Ranges from $150 to $350 on Average, with Larger Companies Paying Higher Costs Per Lead

Organizations With Revenues Under $500 Million Have a Mean Cost Per Lead of Roughly $180; Companies With Revenues Above $500 Million Spend More Than Double That, at Roughly $430 Per Lead

Marketers are Now Experimenting with Buyer Engagement through Formats other than Form Fills: Thought Leadership (65%)

Only About 22 Percent of Businesses are Satisfied with their Conversion Rates

68% of Small Businesses Don’t have a Documented CRO Strategy

Most Companies Spend Less than 5% of Marketing Budgets on Conversion Optimization

7% of companies respond within five minutes of a prospect’s form submission while 50% don’t even respond until five business days later

More Lead Generation Stats

42% of Lead Gen Professionals Consider Lack of Quality Data a Major Challenge Around Quality Lead Generation

67% of customers prefer self-service over speaking to a company representative

30% of Demand Generation Professionals Say that Pipeline Influence is their Top Indicator

79% of Marketers Already Using Interactive Content Plan to Increase Their Use in the Next 12 Months

Most Midsize to Large Organizations Average Less than 5,000 Marketing Qualified Leads (MQLs) Per Month

Organizations With Revenues Under $500 Million Have a Mean Cost Per Lead of Roughly $180; Companies With Revenues Above $500 Million Spend More Than Double That, at Roughly $430 Per Lead

66% of Marketers use Video in their Lead Nurturing Campaigns

Marketers are Now Experimenting with Buyer Engagement through Formats other than Form Fills: Thought Leadership (65%)

53% of Content Marketers Use Interactive Content in Lead Generation Efforts

8% of salespeople say that their sales teams generate high-quality leads

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