The Culprit for Your Failed Demand Generation Project Is Likely Poor Execution, Not Poor Design

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Has Demand Generation Hit a Wall? Why ABM is the Answer

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Social Media Demand Generation: A Q&A

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B2B marketers have long since understood the benefits of social media—yet many still struggle to leverage its full potential as a demand generation tool. In fact, 49% of B2B marketers rank social media marketing as the most difficult lead generation tactic to execute ( source ).

Market Research: Guide your Business Strategy to Win

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How to Improve Your Marketing Campaign Execution

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Proven Steps to Earn Brand Preference with Content Marketing

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Joining us for today’s show is Mary Clark, a Chief Marketing Officer who knows a thing or two about building brand preference. Today’s topic is focused on content marketing.

Content Marketing that Generates Pipeline

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Joining us for today’s show is Mary Clark, a Chief Marketing Officer who knows how to build brand preference to generate sales pipeline. Today’s topic is focused on B2B content marketing.

15 Bring more innovation to your demand generation now with Jeanne Hopkins, CMO Lola.com

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Do routinely look for ways to drive innovation with your demand generation approach? According to research by Circle Research and B2B Marketing, marketers are evenly split. Or do you feel behind the curve?

The Best CROs Must Also Be the Best CPOs

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As a CRO, you’re supposed to be the perfect blend of sales leader, marketing genius, and metrics guru. If you’re doing it right, you’ve got your sales team closing, marketing group cranking out leads and you’re tracking your MCLs all.

The Technology Marketer’s Guide to Customer Marketing

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Joining us for today’s show is Jennifer Arnold, a marketing executive who knows a thing or two about generating revenue. Today’s topic is customer marketing and how to grow revenues from existing customers. Marketing Strategy Podcast ABM Account Based Marketing b2b marketing buyer preference buyer process customer marketing Demand Generation revenue growth sales and marketing interlock software marketing technology marketing

Are Your Buyers Feeling the Top-of-Funnel Crunch?

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B2B CMO’s have guided your teams to generate enough leads for the sales team to exceed the revenue objectives. However, conversion rates are declining and marketing activity is not equating to success on the revenue side.

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The Startup’s 4-step Guide to Building Strong Sales Pipeline

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Sales and marketing event season just ended. Account-Based Marketing orchestration – sure, that sounds great,” you may think. You need to get your sales and marketing engine firing quickly, efficiently, and without a 50-person team behind it. Who is your target buyer?

Why Are You Ignoring The Biggest Part of Your Target Market? – Sales eXchange 191

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There seems to be wide agreement that at any given time, only a small percentage of your target market is Actively Looking for what your are selling, estimates seem to be about 15%. Getting to those buyers involves work, you need to use efforts and ideas that, not apps and tools.

First Post 2014 – Let’s Cut The S*#T – 1

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A cute marketing term that elevated the noise created by Sales 2.0, But when you follow the links to a slideshare presentation: Inbound marketing your secrets to success , Kieran, on slide 9, attributes it to the Corporate Executive Board.

Optimize Content Marketing by Facilitating the Buyer’s Journey

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Content marketing represents a significant investment, consuming over 26% of total marketing budgets annually, according to surveys of 1,100 marketers by the Content Marketing Institute. There is clearly a crisis in confidence in content marketing.

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Shock Treatment – Sales eXchange 192

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Last Monday I posted about the overlooked opportunity in that segment of buyers know as Status Quo , pundits and sellers alike commiserating each other about the difficulty of selling to a ready group of buyers, vs. taking orders from self-declared buyers.

B2B Demand Generation Boot Camp: Next Gen Inside Sales Training

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Demand Gen Basics - Yes, we specialize in appointment setting, but we are in the industry of Demand Gen and appointment setting isn't just about dialing the phone any more. Buyers don't get sold to any more; they are sophisticated and want to control their buying decisions and process.

Why Your Buyer Personas Are Obsolete

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We have seen a tremendous rise in the interest and use of buyer personas since 2002. The year I first introduced the methodology for creating buyer personas specifically for marketing and sales. It will serve no purpose to rehash how much buyers have changed since then.

Customer Success Storytelling leverages Customer Experiences

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These stories compel buyers not only to start doing business with an organization, but to continue doing business with them. Truth be told, customer success storytelling is more than a content marketing and demand generation exercise.

Demand Generation In the Face of Frugalnomics and Internet Fueled Decisions

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Formally defined, Demand Generation is the use of targeted marketing programs to address four key objectives for B2B marketers: Building awareness of a company’s products and services; Establishing relevance to a prospective buyer/end user; Supporting validation for the purchase; and Mitigating customer concerns. This shift in B2B buying cycles and requirements has significant impacts on marketing and demand-gen success.

Marketing Strategy: How New CMOs Achieve Revenue Contribution

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Generating marketing revenue contribution presents challenges for new CMOs. The traditional handoff of leads from marketing to sales is not working. Demand Generation must be integrated into the buyer’s journey from inception to a closed sale.

An Ingenious Way to be the First in the Door and Close the Business 63% of the Time

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The revenue funnel, as it’s now called, consists of the marketing funnel and the sales funnel. Marketing drives engagement with prospects, nurturing leads until they’re considered to be MQL’s (marketing qualified leads). This webinar is for both B2B marketing and sales leaders.

Is Your Content Marketing Relevant to Buyers?

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More than 1,100 North American marketers are spending 26 percent of their budget on content marketing projects, and 51 percent say they plan to increase their spend on content marketing over the next 12 months, according to Content Marketing Institute research. Demand Generation Content Marketing Institute Sales Enablement IDC Pisello Alinean content marketing

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End Death by PowerPoint and a 1,000 White Paper Cuts

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Most organizations spend a significant portion of their marketing budget on creating content to fuel demand generation programs, and to arm sales reps to have better conversations and engagements.

Be Provocative in 2012 As More Of Buyer’s Budgets Are Up for Grabs

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Being provocative is a sales and marketing requirement in order to get your fair share of deals in 2012, this according to the annual B2B Buyer’s survey of Demand Creation Specialists (DCS).

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CMO: Is Your 2014 Marketing Plan Obsolete?

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As CMO, you’re constantly trying to answer these 2 burning questions: Are customers responding to our marketing campaigns? What are we doing to adjust to the market demands? Perhaps in the past you laid out a multi-year marketing plan, or simply went year-to-year.

Sales and Marketing Alignment in 2013? Not so Fast!

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Executives continually point to the need for Sales and Marketing to align, with 90% of Senior Marketers indicating to Forrester that indeed alignment is a high or very high priority. However, the story is quite different when Marketing is asked about their own priorities.

OpenText Enterprise Content Management IWP

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OpenText needed to generate more demand for its Enterprise Content Management solutions, and provide compelling insight to potential buyers about the business challenges in managing information growth, the complexities of new regulations and policies, and value of an Information Governance program.

Is using an ROI / TCO Calculator too difficult to let buyers do this themselves from our web site?

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ROI / TCO Analysis Tools can be designed specifically for self-service use by prospects / customers from your web-site or marketing portal. TCO Calculator Demand Generation ROI TCO Pisello Alinean ROI Calculator

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The End of Marketing as We Know It: Overcoming Buyer Challenges with Interactive Smart Content

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The past decade has seen an exciting and dramatic increase in new digital marketing channels including Twitter, Facebook, e-mail, search engines, webinars, virtual trade shows and more. As a result, buyers now suffer from Information Overload.

Your 2014 Marketing Budget Roadmap

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As a marketing leader, the CEO is going to measure your 2014 success in three ways: Leads – Number of Sales Qualified Leads delivered to Sales. Opportunities – Percent contribution by Marketing to the Sales Funnel. Wins – Percent contribution by Marketing to Sales Revenue.

ROI now Guaranteed on Alinean Value Marketing Tools

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With Frugalnomics, buyers are more overloaded, skeptical and frugal than ever before. But how can you be sure that the investment in Value Marketing Tools will pay-off? Leads can be added to any existing Alinean Value Marketing Tool campaign at an extremely competitive price.

Promoted to VP of Marketing: The Year 1 Roadmap

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You’re the newly minted marketing leader. Every marketing leader in similar circumstances asks themself these two questions: What do I need to accomplish in year 1? Implement Demand Generation. DEVELOP A LEAD GENERATION STRATEGY. IMPLEMENT DEMAND GENERATION.

Steps to Creating Buyer Persona Profiles [Infographic]

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We talk about buyer personas a lot on the ZoomInfo blog— for good reason! Marketers use buyer personas to inform every piece of their marketing strategy and ultimately generate more revenue for their respective companies. B2B Marketing

Is Your Marketing Message Just Noise?

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In 2011, 57% of the Buyer’s Journey was completed before first contact with a sales rep. In this ever-changing environment, how does a marketing leader keep pace with the Informed Buyer? A byproduct of today’s buyer experience is information overload.

How to Spot Where Your Customer is on Their Buyer’s Journey

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These questions are the Holy Grail of sales and marketing. For the marketing leader struggling to produce leads , mapping the buyer’s journey is priority #1. A Buyer Process Map will focus your marketing efforts for maximum demand generation.

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The Data Will Bring Us Together: Relationship Therapy with Sales and Marketing

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The process of sales and marketing alignment is so fraught with assumptions, misunderstandings, and disagreement that we think both departments need a relationship therapy session! Marketing has certain data needs. On the right: Email Marketing Manager Dominique Catabay reps Marketing.

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How to Structure a Modern Marketing Department

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We engage with a lot of marketing leaders. In this post I want to focus on the marketing department’s org chart. What should the org chart for your marketing department look like? Not all marketing departments are created equal. DEMAND GENERATION.

Should Sales Take Over Marketing?

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As a CMO you''re constantly being criticized for not measuring the return on marketing spend. The back and forth is: “I need more marketing dollars”. The CEO may even be considering moving marketing under sales. Let’s go back to when Heidi took over the marketing organization.

Do you have the Right Marketing Team for Customer Acquisition?

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Few marketing teams of $100M+ companies are built for modern demand generation. Marketing team structures too often are remnants from the days of print ad dominance. Marketing teams advanced effectively with this approach in the past. Evolving your Marketing Team.