When done right, webinars are the powerful secret weapon that you should add to your marketing strategy in 2022.

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Looking for a marketing strategy that can truly:

Turn your attention to webinars.

53% of marketers say webinars are the top-of-the-funnel format that generates the most high-quality leads.

When done right, webinars are the powerful secret weapon that you should add to your marketing strategy in 2022.

You’re about to get a crash course into one of the most successful avenues to high-quality lead generation.

But first, let’s learn exactly what makes these online seminars so successful.

Why You Should Use Webinars

What do you gain from adding webinars to your marketing strategy?

By displaying your expertise, authoritativeness, and
trustworthiness in a successful webinar, you’ll be able to capture
hundreds of high-quality leads who will likely make a purchase from your

Expertise, Authoritativeness, and Trustworthiness (E-A-T) isn’t just limited to Google SERPs.

How To Generate More Leads With Webinars

The key to a successful webinar that can attract high-quality leads
and increase ROI is a thoughtful vision, a solid marketing plan, and an
air-tight follow-up strategy.

1. Identify The Audience You Want To Reach

As you start planning your webinar, use surveys, online research,
past buying behavior, and your registration list to gain a clearer
understanding of your ideal buyers’ needs and concerns.

This will help you understand the buyer persona you are targeting with your content.

The more you understand your audience’s needs, content preferences,
and buying behavior, the more you can tailor your webinar and your offer
for their needs.

2. Clearly State Your Webinar’s Unique Solution

Ask yourself:

Then, make sure they can’t get that information anywhere else.

Your webinar will be more valuable and attractive to potential registrants.

Whenever possible, back up your claims with social proof, testimonials, and speaker biographies.

3. Design A Compelling Landing Page

Your webinar’s landing page is the “front door” for your registration form.

If the front door looks outdated or doesn’t work well, no one will want to enter.

Your landing page’s functionality can make or break the success of your event.

If its design is unclear or chaotic, or its copy doesn’t “sell” the
value proposition of your event, potential registrants might lose
interest in your webinar before registering.

As you create your landing page, ensure that:

4. Maximize Your Reach — Host With A Partner

Imagine that you could multiply your audience overnight with just one move.

Hosting partnerships make this possible.

By hosting your webinar with another brand, you can double or triple your potential audience with minimal extra labor.

From a cost-benefit perspective, this is the single best way to gain additional leads.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Find a partner with a similar but not identical audience to your own.
    This way, you can speak to new people that are highly likely to be
    interested in your product. For example, if your core product is project
    management software, you might consider partnering with a workplace
    communication software company.
  2. Create a promotional kit for your event partners to keep everyone on the same page.
    When pitching prospective partners, provide them with suggested copy,
    graphics, and social media posts promoting the webinar. This allows them
    to help market your event in a way that’s consistent with your brand —
    and also saves them time and effort.
  3. Conduct a dry run of your webinar platform. Leading
    up to the webinar, schedule a practice session with your partner so
    that they know how to access and use the platform. We recommend having
    your partner use their camera and microphone, answer submitted questions
    via the platform’s chat function, and use any technical features
    they’ll use during the live session.

Learn how to host joint-venture webinars with our best practices.

5. Include Engagement Features In Your Webinar

What separates webinars from Ted Talks? Strong audience participation and interaction.

However, as we’ve all experienced in the past two years, it’s much harder to connect with people virtually than in “real life.”

But you can spark interactions that feel more natural and “real” with
the following engagement features, all of which you can find on your
webinar platform:

  1. Public chat: Make the session feel more like a
    conversation by encouraging attendees to provide questions and thoughts
    in the chatbox. (Pst: If activity starts to stall, have a moderator
    plant a question in the chatbox every 10-15 minutes.)
  2. Q&A: Attendees can submit questions directly to
    presenters. Better yet, other guests can upvote questions they’d like
    answered, so presenters can address their audience’s most pressing
    questions first. (For an extra personalized touch, you can even have
    attendees pre-submit videos of themselves asking these questions.)
  3. Polls: Use polls to gauge the audience’s prior experience with the topic, then tailor the presentation around those needs.

6. Incorporate In-Webinar Pop-Up Offers To Drive Traffic & Sales

During the RSVP process, you’ve collected your leads’ data to market to them later.

What if a lead is ready to be marketed to during your webinar?

Capture those impulse leads that want to buy or book a demo during the session by adding a popup offer inside of your webinar:

  1. At 40 minutes into the session, add a brightly colored, centered pop-up offer inside your webinar room.
  2. Create an offer around the most relevant next step, such as a demo or a specific product to purchase.
  3. Set the pop-up to open in a new tab, so your lead can convert without leaving the webinar room.

Compared to other webinar features, pop-up offers are highly
effective at generating business because they encourage your viewers to
act on their interest immediately.

7. Make Sure Your Webinar Is Available On-Demand

Nearly half of all webinar attendees watch at a later date, so make sure you appeal to the convenience of watching content on-demand.

This feature not only makes your leads happy but also helps you
create future content that helps interested registrants continue finding
you weeks or months after the event ends.

You can create a constantly refreshing pipeline of new leads while giving yourself time to create the next webinar.


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