Social Media Demand Generation: A Q&A


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 ).

Stop Selling and Start Teaching to Improve Demand Generation

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But that brings us back to the perennial question: how do we fuel demand generation and make that first positive selling experience happen? Neither have all the self-professed industry experts. But they may willingly sign up to become your student when there are no strings attached, allowing you to boost demand generation in several ways: Trust – Because you’re offering this education with no stipulations, prospects will realize you have their best interests at heart.

Demand Generation Strategies & Lead Management Processes First


Lack of clarity and erroneous assumptions about demand generation, lead management and marketing automation are effectively addressed in two recent Software Advice whiteboard videos by Carlos Hidalgo, CEO, Annuitas Group , and Executive Director, Marketing Automation Institute.

How one company’s disciplined, targeted approach to demand generation delivered big results


The previous 18 months had seen investments in lead generation stop, all existing leads dry up and revenue drop by $200M. Through what we labeled the “Revenue Delivery System,” JD Edwards sales and marketing leadership invested in a strategic approach to drive demand generation and equip the sales team to effectively sell to targeted markets. Market Segmentation and Past Sales Success Laid a Framework for Demand Generation.

What You Can do TODAY to Build Sales Pipeline This Quarter

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That’s Intent data: The cloud of information generated by online searches, downloads, and clicks online. Today’s closed-won deals are the fruit of yesterday’s labor – especially if you work in an industry with a long sales cycle.

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

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But I’m doing the job of demand generation, AND customer marketing, AND product marketing, AND the sales development team … with a bare minimum of tools to make that all happen!”. Look for a pattern: Industry. Test up to 5 demand generation tactics.

Can You Switch Hit For Sales Success?

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In today’s market there are a number of parallels; a specific one can be found in those industries that are making the transition from selling products, to managed services. By Tibor Shanto –

Are You Maximizing the Yield of All Leads that Enter Your Funnel?


Whether your sales and marketing teams are crushing their numbers or they are struggling to generate sufficient pipeline, there is always a desire for more leads at the top of the proverbial funnel. Please note, some of these reasons can vary based on your industry or specific sales process.

Old Fashioned Sales Tactics that Your Small Business Can Utilize

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Many industries that offer advertising in print , such as newspapers and magazines, are no longer as successful as they once were. Guest Post – Megan Totka.

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This is why there is a healthy and growing industry of sages ready to sell indisposed sellers every mean of just waiting at the edge of the forest, encouraging them to wait for something to come out to them, rather than entering the fray and winning business most sellers seem reluctant to peruse.

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. Have you revamped the way outbound lead generation is done

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.

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

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In a recent article on Forbes, “You’re Doing It Wrong: Demand Generation,” Patrick Spenner, Managing Director at CEB’s Marketing & Communications Practice , makes a strong argument for why this approach is taking B2B marketers in the wrong direction.

Campaign Mode: Delivering Pro-Forma Business Value Analyses to Hundreds of ABM Prospects Each Month

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Your spreadsheet will have Account-Based Marketing (ABM) profile information on the key accounts and prospects you want to target, each row populated with key analysis drivers, typically including: the name of the company and prospect, industry, location and size.

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.

Building an Effective Lead Management Process for High-Growth Sales


Demand generation marketers are focused on supporting sales teams, and a large part of their role is ensuring that carefully curated leads are moving through the funnel effectively.

Optimize Content Marketing by Facilitating the Buyer’s Journey

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Junta42 and MarketingProfs surveyed over 1,100 North American B2B marketers from diverse industries and a wide range of company sizes. These buyers are demanding marketers to create content that is more concise, relevant and personalized.

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What is an Interactive White Paper?

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The customization of the content can be intelligently programmed to present different qualitative and quantitative results based on the prospects: Industry, geographic location and size Role in the buying cycle S tage in the buying cycle P ain points they are experiencing Currently installed solutions or current practices Current asset profiles and growth Other solutions being considered. interactive smart content interactive white paper Demand Generation Pisello Alinean

How does Alinean decide which customer profile data points to use in order to personalize the Interactive White Paper?

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Sometimes that content might not exist, for example, you might want to personalize the white paper based on industry / size and location, but not have enough case studies to match all of those dimensions. interactive smart content interactive white paper Demand Generation Pisello Alinean

What is the Value of a Lead?

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However, we aren’t looking for the absolute contribution, just a conservative method to determine if the value of each lead the marketing program generates, so we can be sure it will be worth investing in, and a so we can begin assigning some value to the program once its up and running. interactive smart content interactive white paper Demand Generation Value Marketing Pisello Alinean Lead Generation

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Does Alinean have programs to help with audience acquisition using the Interactive White Papers?

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Yes, we have established audience development partnerships, leveraging extensive audience communities in many industries, with databases and e-mail marketing to develop an audience for the Interactive White Paper. With the right targeting, and the Interactive White Paper as the value-add deliverable, we can drive the lead generation you require for this campaign. interactive smart content interactive white paper Demand Generation Pisello Alinean

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

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This has resulted in a condition known as Frugalnomics, where buyers are now immune to empty product pitches and promises, instead demanding quantifiable proof that a proposed solution will drive bottom-line impact and represents more value versus the competition.

Does Alinean usually require registration to get the Interactive White Paper download?

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As an option, if the user is already registered on the portal / website, this registration information can be fed into the Interactive White Paper, to save on any data entry (for example on Company Name or Industry), and to bypass registration prior to download. interactive smart content interactive white paper Demand Generation Pisello Alinean

How many profile questions does Alinean recommend for an Interactive White Paper questionnaire?

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Typically these are limited to: Role in buying decision (persona) Stage in buying cycle (discovery, consideration, selection) P ain points / opportunity sizing Industry Organization Size Geographic Location Every effort should be made to balance the data points needed versus the need to have more data points for more thorough personalization. interactive smart content interactive white paper Demand Generation Pisello Alinean

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Alinean Adds Six New B2B Customers During the First Quarter 2011

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Combined with being named as the standardization choice at several of these major B2B accounts, these latest new 2011 account additions widen Alinean's lead and affirm its position as the industry-standard value-based sales and marketing solution provider. Demand Generation Sales Enablement Value Marketing Alinean Value Selling Sales Tools FrugalnomicsLeading Value-Based Interactive Tool Provider Maintains Significant Growth ORLANDO, Fla.,

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Revegy’s 2018 Year in Review Signals Strong Outlook for 2019

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The company signed 19 net-new clients in 2018, including its first accounts in the manufacturing and financial services industries. The company signed 19 net-new clients in 2018, including its first accounts in the manufacturing and financial services industries.

CMO: Is Your 2014 Marketing Plan Obsolete?

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What are we doing to adjust to the market demands? In this post we’ll focus on the B2B Demand Generation (DG) plan. Download the 2014 B2B Demand Generation Planning template here to get started. B2B Demand Generation – Building a Base Plan.

Why Sales Rejects Quality Leads?

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Without a comprehensive lead generation strategy, sales rejection of leads sticks around like a bad rash. Download the Sales & Marketing 10-Point Checklist to Lead Generation Alignment to evaluate with your peer in sales. It’s easy to pad demand generation numbers with bulk buys.

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Generating Leads at Trade Shows: The A-Z Guide for 2019

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Even so, trade-show events are still one of the best ways to get your solution in front of a crowd of likely prospects: 41% of companies consider event marketing to be their top channel for lead generation. Trade shows are an expensive way to generate leads, even if you don’t have a booth.

Poor 'Quality' Marketing Leads for the Dumpster?

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Without a comprehensive lead generation strategy, sales rejection of leads sticks around like a bad rash. Download the Sales & Marketing 10-Point Checklist to Lead Generation Alignment to evaluate with your peer in sales. It’s easy to pad demand generation numbers with bulk buys.

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How to Structure a Modern Marketing Department

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Structuring your team depends on your industry, your offering and your customer. DEMAND GENERATION. You also need someone responsible for launching, measuring and optimizing all demand generation channels. What campaigns generate the most leads?

Trade Show Prospecting Toolkit: The Ultimate Collection

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On-demand Webinar: How to Maximize Your Trade Show ROI. I’ve spent 12 years in demand generation and event marketing and know how to avoid the pitfalls (and live my best life). BLOG] How to Use Sales Intelligence for Event Lead Generation. Our Manager of Demand Generation, Nina Wooten, uses our own sales intelligence tool to prepare for DiscoverOrg’s attendance at about 30 events per year. Trade shows aren’t just a great way to generate warm leads.

Marketing Needs to Put Skin in the Game


The mix should consist mostly of sales enablement, then demand generation, with less focus on awareness. Demand generation is typically the primary activity in the marketing mix, followed by enablement and then awareness. Whereas enablement and demand generation are marketing’s primary tasks for Tier 1 and 2 accounts, the main focus for SMB/channel accounts tends to be driving awareness, followed by demand generation and then enablement.

Putting the Customer First

Igniting Sales Transformation

An accomplished marketing executive, Sloan has deep expertise across customer experience, product marketing, demand generation, and communications. In this interview, I talked with Sydney Sloan , Chief Marketing Officer at SalesLoft.

What lies ahead

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It may be a fool’s errand to predict what B2B marketing strategies will emerge in 2019, but trendwatching is an important skill for business leaders across all industries. B2B industries already automate a range of processes in order to streamline workloads and increase productivity to great success?—?and It’s not exactly a new element of B2B digital marketing, but the numbers are staggering, says Amanda Foushee, a demand generation associate at Marsden Marketing.

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The Challenge with The Challenger Sale

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Challengers have a deep understanding of their client’s business and industry. They are calling on a huge swath of customers with different industries and maturities. Yet Challengers are supposed to “know the industry better than the customer themselves”.

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

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A 2019 Demand Gen Report asked: What are your biggest challenges to maintaining data quality in your contact database? According to the same Demand Gen Report , 68% of Marketers have the goal of targeting more specific segments for better engagement in 2019. Industries.

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Direct Content Marketing is Born – Prepare for 2013

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B2B Marketing teams are seeing fruit from their investment in content marketing to fuel Lead Generation efforts; 2-3x increase in the quantity of inbound leads. Demand Generation - Comprehensive View of Content Marketing.

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Campaign Offers

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This happened with one of my demand generation clients. We encouraged the sales reps to flood the industry with the competitors offer (a Gartner white paper). B2B CMO’s are focused on driving revenue into the pipeline.

My Secret Weapon For Increased Database Health


The combination of traditional marketing (demand generation) and lead development (LDR/SDR) have so much more potential when we close the loop on email outreach. Traditional Means Of Database Maintenance An entire industry exists to help you maintain the health of your database.