Demand Generation Advice for the CEO

Sales Benchmark Index

This post is written for CEO’s who need to increase demand for their products. Demand generation is the science of stimulating latent demand. A definition of latent demand is a prospect is unaware of a problem. Get a fresh copy of the marketing budget.

Social Media Demand Generation: A Q&A

Zoominfo

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

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Ray Kemper, Chief Marketing Officer, Televerde Customer relationships. But that brings us back to the perennial question: how do we fuel demand generation and make that first positive selling experience happen? Savvy (some might say cynical) prospects can see the strong pitch coming a mile away and they don’t trust it. Another reason is that prospects are already far into their buying journey before they talk to you.

Benchmark Your Demand Generation Content in 4 Quick Steps

Sales Benchmark Index

This post discusses how to get your prospects interested in you versus your competitors. It offers a basic 4 step process to benchmark your demand generation content. Its role is to generate leads. Prospect buy differently today. Pose as a prospect.

Demand Generation Strategies & Lead Management Processes First

Pointclear

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.

The Best CROs Must Also Be the Best CPOs

Sales Benchmark Index

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.

Are You in Demand? 5 Ways to Stand Out on Linkedin

Sales Benchmark Index

Are you in demand? Social Selling Demand Generation CMO Marketing Resources Social Media Social Prospecting Do people seek you out? Do they feel it is important to be in your network? If not, you are falling off pace in this new social world we live in.

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

DiscoverOrg Sales

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.

Hanging Out with @GlobeSmallBiz: How to develop a Winning Sales strategy

The Pipeline

Hanging Out with @GlobeSmallBiz : How to develop a Winning Sales strategy. Last week I had the opportunity to participate in The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business’ Small Business interview series on Google+ Hangout.

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

The ROI Guy

Often, we’re asked “What’s the best way to gain quick adoption of business value and ROI from sales reps, channel partners and prospects?”. With Campaign Mode, your marketing, value consulting or sales enablement team can upload a spreadsheet into the Alinean Administrative Console.

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

The Pipeline

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.

Selling Like Greece!

The Pipeline

Things look good, markets rally; things look bad, markets tank. Every morning the financial pundits stick their finger in the air, and tell us how things are looking in Europe, and the Greek crisis, then they parade a series of talking heads to support the daily view.

Shock Treatment – Sales eXchange 192

The Pipeline

I’ll be the first to admit change is hard, especially for business buyers who have their handful, trying to make headway in a competitive market. by Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca. .

Can You Switch Hit For Sales Success?

The Pipeline

Most sales people I speak to, be they traditional sellers, social sellers, or other, tell me something along the lines of “get me in front of the right prospect, and I will close them”; and they probably will. By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca.

B2B Demand Generation Boot Camp: Next Gen Inside Sales Training

Green Lead's B2B

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. Prospects communicate with vendors differently. Have you revamped the way outbound lead generation is don

Trade Show Prospecting Toolkit: The Ultimate Collection

DiscoverOrg Sales

We have trade show prospecting down to a science. Members of DiscoverOrg’s sales and marketing teams attend about 30 events per year. Blog: How to Prospect at Trade Shows: The Ultimate 10-Step Sales and Marketing Checklist. To take full advantage of the trade show experience, reps need a game plan for pre-show, during the show, and post-show … and they need Marketing back-up. Set specific prospecting goals. Connect with prospects in the moment.

Demand Generation In the Face of Frugalnomics and Internet Fueled Decisions

The ROI Guy

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

Smart Selling Tools

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).

The Secret To Getting Better Results From Your Events

LeadGnome

For B2Bs, events and trade shows are a key part of the go-to-market strategy. Meeting company owners and representatives in-person helps prospects connect your brand with real people, solidifies relationships, and is a prime opportunity to meet new leads.

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

The ROI Guy

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.

Sales and Marketing Alignment in 2013? Not so Fast!

The ROI Guy

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.

Building an Effective Lead Management Process for High-Growth Sales

Velocify

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. Last year, our sales and marketing teams aligned on a high-growth strategy for 2017.

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

DiscoverOrg Sales

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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Your 2014 Marketing Budget Roadmap

Sales Benchmark Index

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.

A Better Way to Go Mobile – Interactive White Paper (powered by Alinean)

The ROI Guy

A mobile application platform provider had an urgent requirement to generate a wealth of qualified leads, particularly connecting and engaging with enterprise web and application managers seeking to take their apps mobile in a timelier, more cost effective manner.

The Secret Unfair Advantage For Your Sales Team

LeadGnome

In an Account Based Revenue strategy where sales and marketing share a singular focus on driving revenue, it’s ultimately up to marketing to get qualified leads in the door and sales to close the deals. Blog Account Based Intelligence Database Integrity Demand Generation

ROI now Guaranteed on Value Marketing Tools

The ROI Guy

Alinean announced this week an ROI Guarantee for Value Marketing Tool campaigns. Designed for B2B marketers, to drive better engagements and assure that lead generation goals are exceeded, this program combines compelling Interactive White Papers and Benefit Estimators with integrating e-mail marketing to exclusive targeted communities. Click here to learn more about Alinean Value Marketing Tools.

Want Better Lead Generation? Get Marketing & Sales in Line

DiscoverOrg Sales

I’ve been involved in sales enablement and lead generation since the term was just getting popularized in the B2B tech sector around 2006. By understanding the discipline of sales enablement and how to prioritize tactics based on marketing and sales objectives, companies of all sizes can reap the rewards. Successful sales enablement starts with ensuring marketing and sales are aligned , which isn’t always easy, but pays its dividends many times over.

Generate 25%+ of Sales Pipeline Opportunities from Marketing

Sales Benchmark Index

B2B Chief Marketing Officers are enthusiastic about sharing tangible results. There is a strong desire to connect marketing spend to revenue. Lead Generation is the surest way to drive tangible return on marketing investment. What’s in it for the Chief Marketing Officer?

Poor 'Quality' Marketing Leads for the Dumpster?

Sales Benchmark Index

Without a comprehensive lead generation strategy, sales rejection of leads sticks around like a bad rash. This blog is targeted to marketing leaders frustrated with leads being rejected by the sales force. There are two steps to evaluate why the field ignores/rejects marketing leads.

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Mobility Value Estimator (powered by Alinean)

The ROI Guy

The marketing team turned to Alinean to develop the Mobility Value Estimator , an on-line value selling and marketing tool, which in 10 minutes could build a compelling case for a better mobile strategy.

Is Your Marketing Message Just Noise?

Sales Benchmark Index

In this ever-changing environment, how does a marketing leader keep pace with the Informed Buyer? With so much coming at the buyer, how does a marketer stay relevant? A BPM provides the marketing team a blueprint for effective demand generation and lead management.

6 Ways to Improve Your B2B Sales Prospecting

Zoominfo

Sales prospecting—a common source of misery for most sales reps—is a critical aspect of selling for nearly all businesses. Prospecting uncovers potential buyers, fuels an organization’s sales pipeline, and provides important context to future sales conversations.

Can the user information captured with the Alinean-powered marketing tools be shared with CRM / marketing automation solutions?

The ROI Guy

Yes, we have an Interactive Content Connector service that supports seamless integration with CRM and lead management / marketing automation solutions such as salesforce.com, Marketo, Eloqua, SilverPop and more. Demand Generation integration SaaS Pisello Alinean Lead Generation XcelLive

Four Steps to Successfully Bringing Products to Market

Sales Benchmark Index

The buzz around the water cooler is that marketing botched it from the get-go. As the marketing leader, you play a pivotal role in bringing the new offering to market. Unfortunately, most marketing leaders don’t know or under-estimate what’s involved.

Playing Nice: Easing the Tension between Sales and Marketing Teams

InsightSquared

One of the key elements of any successful relationship is communication — and that happens to be a huge factor in successful sales and marketing interactions, too. Sales and marketing usually want to be friends. Use Sales and Marketing Tools to Reach Your Goals for Higher Revenue.

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

The ROI Guy

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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Marketing Credibility Starts with Sales Kick-off

Sales Benchmark Index

World Class marketing leaders approach Sales Kick-off as an engagement opportunity. Gone are the days of marketing’s participation limited to a marketing ‘timeslot’ presentation. Marketing leaders are active participants throughout the sales meetings. Marketing Engagement.

Direct Content Marketing is Born – Prepare for 2013

Sales Benchmark Index

The biggest impact to acquiring new customers in 2013 will be Direct Content Marketing. This is the adoption of Content Marketing principles into outbound direct marketing. Direct Content Marketing is born. Content Marketing works.

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

The ROI Guy

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. For example, the typical B2B prospect receives an average of 20.3