When planning a LinkedIn advertising campaign, you want to make sure your leads are automatically pushed into your CRM.
By default, when a lead signs up via your LinkedIn lead form, it sits in LinkedIn Campaign Manager for 90 days (after which time the ‘data expires’).
So, we want that lead to automatically be pushed into your CRM and email marketing system so that:
- Your lead data is preserved.
- Your sales team is notified.
- You can send follow-up communications to that lead.
And we want this to happen instantly, so we do this either with a native integration or with Zapier.
There are thousands of CRMs out there, so here we will only cover configuration for a few of the most common ones.
Most CRMs are quite configurable, and your system and interface may not exactly match what is presented here. If you have trouble, it’s best to contact your CRM’s help support.
An admin user account from your CRM is typically needed to push leads via API connections. In some cases a user with write access is sufficient.
We strongly recommend that you set up triggers or workflows in your CRM so that when a new lead comes in through this method you immediately (1) start an email sequence, and (2) notify your sales team.
HubSpot has a native integration that connects directly with LinkedIn Ads. To set it up, go into your HubSpot settings > Marketing > Ads.
Under Ad Accounts, add your LinkedIn Account. You will need to sign-in with your personal LinkedIn login information.
Then be sure Lead Syncing is activated.
HubSpot help article:
Once you have your LinkedIn Ad account and lead syncing setup with HubSpot, then you want to make sure your leads are properly routed in HubSpot so that they are assigned to the correct sales person and so they lead receives the correct email follow-up.
The HubSpot Workflows feature allows you to define that flow. LinkedIn Lead Forms will appear in HubSpot as “Lead Ad: <Name of Lead Form>”.
Minimum: At the very least, when a lead submits a form, they should receive an immediate confirmation email containing more info and a link to access.
Recommended: Assign the lead to your proper sales rep so they can follow up, and add the lead to a long-term nurture sequence.
Salesforce also has a native integration that connects directly with LinkedIn Ads.
To set it up, inside of Salesforce you must connect your LinkedIn Member Account (your personal LinkedIn account), and then select your LinkedIn Ad Account.
Note, that you must be an Account Manager (Admin) on your LinkedIn ad account.
Then Salesforce will ask you to map a series of fields. The fields listed are all of the possible LinkedIn fields, but not all of them have data for every campaign.
The important ones to map will be First Name, Email, and LinkedIn Profile URL. This is what our LinkedIn lead form typically captures.
Salesforce Native help articles:
Salesforce with Zapier
Alternatively, some organizations have trouble with the native integration between Salesforce and LinkedIn. So instead, it is possible for us to use Zapier to automatically push the leads into Salesforce.
To connect Salesforce we need:
- Login Username and Password
- Object Type
Salesforce Zapier help articles:
We use Zapier to automatically push leads from LinkedIn Ads to ActiveCampaign.
To connect ActiveCampaign we need:
- API URL
- API Key
- Tags, usually
ActiveCampaign support articles:
We use Zapier to automatically push leads from LinkedIn Ads to Zoho CRM.
We need your Zoho:
- An Admin account username and password.
- Module, usually ‘Leads’
- Trigger, if any
- Lead Owner
Zoho CRM help articles:
We use Zapier to automatically push leads from LinkedIn Ads to Pipedrive.
To connect Pipedrive we need:
- Email and Password
- Owner, optional
Pipedrive help articles:
We use Zapier to automatically push leads from LinkedIn Ads to Infusionsoft.
To connect Infusionsoft, we need your:
- Login Email and Password
- Action Set/Sequence, if applicable
- Tag Names, if applicable
Infusionsoft help articles:
There are thousands of CRMs out there. Most modern CRMs can be connected via Zapier. If you have trouble, it’s best to contact your CRM’s help support.