The Media Minute 7.27.2021

According to HubSpot, lead generation is defined as: “Lead generation is the process of attracting and converting strangers and prospects into someone who has indicated interest in your company’s product or service. Some examples of lead generators are job applications, blog posts, coupons, live events, and online content.” The definition sounds practical, yet the practice isn’t as easy as it sounds. Lead generation strategies require an understanding of inbound marketing.

Last month, Google announced a delay for third-party cookie deprecation on its Chrome browser until the end of 2023. Despite this delay, using cookieless solutions today already shows better performance. Further, new research suggests that the marketing community is eager to embrace the ‘cookieless’ future and is looking towards the publisher community to keep pace with the privacy-first trend.

eMarketer released its U.S. B2B Advertising Forecast report on Monday that estimates that nearly half of the $30.6 billion spent on B2B advertising will be digital in 2023… For the first time, more than half of B2B marketers’ digital spend will focus on phones and tablets versus non-mobile devices such as laptops and desktop computers.

Sadly, magazine CRM systems are neither invincible nor undefeated. Keeping an exact score is difficult, as the CRM failure rate has been measured to be anywhere between 18% and 69% over the years… So when there is a failure, should blame be put on the system? The users? Those who thrust it upon the users? The answer to those questions may not be simple, but the solutions to overcome the larger contributing issues are entirely too easy.

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