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The Demand Generation Strategy Guide


These are just a few pillars that define demand generation. Learn more about how a successful demand generation strategy can help to nurture the long-term relationship between your brand and customers. What is Demand Generation? The Demand Generation Funnel.

9 Killer B2B Demand Generation Strategies To Fuel Your Marketing

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Robert Jordan Demand generation, unlike traditional marketing strategies, refers to a data-driven marketing approach that aims to create awareness or interest for your company’s service or product first before selling them. Incorporate Video Marketing.


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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 ). Although demand generation and lead generation aren’t the same, they do go hand-in-hand. What is social media demand generation?

Is it Time to Add Chatbots to Your Demand Generation Engine?


Is it time to add chatbots (or live chat) to your demand engine? Whether it’s to access fast customer support, resolve a technical issue, or simply connect to a sales representative, more and more companies are adopting chatbots and conversational marketing platforms to their websites.

Demand Generation Advice for the CEO

SBI Growth

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. When the prospect becomes aware of the problem, you win a sale. Your marketing department must be skilled at stimulating latent demand. My bet is your marketing department is terrible at this.

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. 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!”. You need to get your sales and marketing engine firing quickly, efficiently, and without a 50-person team behind it.

Two Incriminating Photos and 10 Questions With Our New VP of Demand Generation


As we continue in our mission to lead the world of sales development and to become an Atlanta unicorn, I am proud to announce the addition of Kevin O’Malley to the Salesloft team as Vice President of Demand Generation. What’s Your Marketing & Sales Development Background?

The Sales Prospecting Strategy Guide


Learn what sales prospecting is, and how business development professionals can go to market using outreach strategies that deliver business results. What is Sales Prospecting? Sales Prospecting in the Age of Buyer Empowerment. How to Prospect: Step by Step.

The Definitive Prospecting Guide for Sales Management to Grow Pipeline


Prospecting to generate sales leads is one of the most important jobs of the modern sales professional. In fact, if you ask any sales leader what their teams struggle with the most (and I have), they would say it’s prospecting, especially now that virtual selling is the norm.

How Science Can Save the Lost Art of Direct Response Copywriting

Corporate Visions

Anyway, the other thing I remember about olden times was that demand generation and marketing campaign professionals used to be experts at direct response copywriting! We didn’t have 7,000 different marketing technologies to master. Do I sound like a cranky old marketer yet? Unfortunately for many demand generation professionals today, their inability to write a compelling, cohesive story is no exaggeration.

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. Inbound Marketing, Outbound Marketing, Marketing Automation and Social Media are all brought to the introductory level so that our reps become marketers, not just sales reps. Prospects communicate with vendors differently.

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.

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.

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


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). More and more, Marketing is expected to automate this process delivering leads in bulk, after their online footprint indicates a propensity to buy. This webinar is for both B2B marketing and sales leaders.

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?”. And one of the best ways to do this with your Alinean tools is leveraging our unique Campaign Mode feature. With Campaign Mode, your marketing, value consulting or sales enablement team can upload a spreadsheet into the Alinean Administrative Console.

Pick The Right Plays: Using the Go-To-Market Framework


Disruption and uncertainty are inevitable in these times, which is why a solid go-to-market plan is critical to address the unique stage and goals of any given company. Market expansion. Market Expansion. Framework Sets Go-to-Market Direction.

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.

Your 2014 Marketing Budget Roadmap

SBI Growth

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. When it comes to marketing budgets, I typically see two camps: Those that spend way too much on the wrong things. Get a peek at what the best in class marketing leaders are planning in 2014 and why.

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. Sales leaders currently rank Sales Enablement as their number one requirement from Marketing, besting the need for more Demand Creation, Solution Marketing help and Channel Support in studies by SiriusDecisions.

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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, Marketo, Eloqua, SilverPop and more. When a user runs an Alinean powered-tool, via the service, the registration information from your own registration system can be fed into the Alinean tool, pre-filling in key profile information.

Generate 25%+ of Sales Pipeline Opportunities from Marketing

SBI Growth

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. Building a robust B2B Lead Generation program requires the adoption of best practices in two areas; Demand Generation and Lead Management. The decks show a healthy growth curve of leads being generated for Sales.

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. The analysis tool includes a quick profile, maturity assessment, and value estimate – resulting in a compelling PDF analysis report – empowering prospects with the important value story and credible metrics to motivate and prioritize a better mobile solution.

Is Your Marketing Message Just Noise?

SBI Growth

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 is a tool that maps the decision making process used to purchase a product, service or solution. A BPM provides the marketing team a blueprint for effective demand generation and lead management. Using a BPM means the buyer and marketing are aligned.

Four Steps to Successfully Bringing Products to Market

SBI Growth

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. In Step #1 you should prioritize the opportunity that exists inside your prospect universe for the new product. Are their new markets to enter? Early stage marketing collateral.

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.

Marketing Credibility Starts with Sales Kick-off

SBI Growth

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. Insights derived from discussions are used to; Sharpen marketing research. This post provides marketing leader guidance for world-class SKO involvement. This approach damages marketing credibility.

The Secret Unfair Advantage For Your Sales Team


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. At the recent Marketing Nation Summit , Marketo CEO Steve Lucas shared some pretty incredible statistics about email. Find out who replaced your original prospect (let’s call her Mary) at your target account.

Challenges of Creating an Effective Sales Pipeline


Demand Generation: B2B demand generation is a form of marketing that creates interest in a product or service. Lead Generation: . Most B2B marketers struggle with lead generation.

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. These new channels have made it easier than ever for marketers to reach out to prospects, and marketers are certainly taking advantage of the available efficiency. For example, the typical B2B prospect receives an average of 20.3

Is Account-Based Marketing the Holy Grail for Lead Generation Nirvana? [PowerOpinions Part 4]


There’s no doubt that Account-Based Marketing is on the up-and-up. What are sales and marketing leaders saying about it? That’s what I set out to find when I presented this question to fellow industry experts: According to a report by SiriusDecisions, 2015 State of Account-Based Marketing (ABM), more than 60 percent of companies plan to invest in technology for ABM to better align sales and marketing over the next twelve months. Account-Based Marketing

The Prospecting Problem: Balancing Inbound and Outbound Sales Strategies

Sales Hacker

Many companies wrongly think they have to either build an inbound prospecting strategy or an outbound one. Prospecting is something every sales organization needs to master. Most sales prospecting falls into two broad approaches — Inbound and outbound sales.

A LeadGen Marketing Year in Review: Are you Keeping Pace?

SBI Growth

Over the past year, there have been many great Marketing & Lead Generation blog posts. I offer you an executive summary of key takeaways from SBI’s marketing related posts. I have compiled the top 15 questions to evaluate your performance against best-in-class marketing operations. Pinpoint the areas that you need to improve your Marketing Strategy for in 2013. I created a ProForma and have the capability to track marketing ROI on my campaigns ?

6 Ways to Improve Your B2B Sales Prospecting


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. So, whether you’re brand new to sales or just looking for a refresher, today’s post will take you back to the basics of B2B sales prospecting. What is B2B Sales Prospecting?

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Playing Nice: Easing the Tension between Sales and Marketing Teams


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. Though you’d think that the benefits of cross-team collaboration would be obvious, sales reps and marketers can easily fall out of alignment, leading to clashes that undermine collaboration and impact both teams’ success. Sales and marketing usually want to be friends.

The Whole Truth - Why CEOs Need to Know What Makes Sales and Marketing Click


Understanding the CEO’s role in eliminating wasted marketing spend and increasing sales results—the final of a multi-part blog series. Many challenges facing Sales and Marketing have been around since the beginning of time. The two organizations don’t understand each other, and often point fingers: Sales says marketing delivers bad leads; and marketing says sales doesn’t follow up. Why not use all the tools in your toolbox? Make marketing accountable.

Do CEOs Need ‘Doers’ or ‘Strategists’ Leading Marketing?

SBI Growth

If you run a $5B company, you need a strategic presence in your marketing organization. However, if you think you need a highly experienced marketing strategist to take your company from $50M to $100M, think again. CEOs of emerging growth companies need ‘doers’ leading marketing. You handed off your strategy to a capable marketing leader who you believed would execute on your vision. It’s time to rethink your marketing leader for next year.

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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. Self-service tools are simplified to provide prospects / customers with a credible analysis, but one which can be produced with just a few minutes of interaction. TCO Calculator Demand Generation ROI TCO Pisello Alinean ROI Calculator

The Pipeline ? Prospecting With E-Mail

The Pipeline

Prospecting With E-Mail. Stored in Attitude , Business Acumen , Communication Strategy , Proactive , Prospecting , Sales 2.0 , Sales Tool , Sell Better , Success , Video , e-mail , execution. Last week we looked at means of leveraging voice mail in prospecting. This week we continue exploring some hurdles in prospecting, and how to overcome them; this week we look at e-mail. prospecting by phone and reaching potential prospects. Marketing.

The Lead Generation Strategy Guide


What is lead generation, and why is it a source of contention for sales and marketing teams? What is Lead Generation? While the B2B landscape may always be changing, lead generation will always be important. The Lead Generation Process. B2B Lead Generation Sources.

The Pipeline ? Successful Strategies for Prospecting ? Roundtable

The Pipeline

Successful Strategies for Prospecting – Roundtable. Stored in Attitude , Buying Process , Cold calling , Communication Strategy , EDGE Selling , Gap Selling , Interactive Selling , Planning , Proactive , Prospecting , Sales Strategy , Sales Tip , Success. The message from blogs, webinars, tradeshows is clear: The buyer has changed and so must your prospecting strategies. The question is: What should one’s sales prospecting strategy be? Demand Generation.