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.

Stop Selling and Start Teaching to Improve Demand Generation

Sales and Marketing Management

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. By teaching your prospects fresh concepts, best practices and unique problem resolution information, you establish yourself as a knowledgeable and generous expert who truly wants them to succeed.

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.

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.

Prospecting and the Success Multiple

The Pipeline

The two posts were 8 By 8 and 5 After 5 , and Your Most Important Sales Appointment , both emphasizing the need for a disciplined approach to prospecting. So if you have 15 real prospects in your funnel, you will close three, and twelve will say no, that is your number.

What You Can do TODAY to Build Sales Pipeline This Quarter

DiscoverOrg Sales

Revive Cold, Dead Prospects. Here are a few ideas to build pipeline with once-and-future prospects: 1. Engage Live, Active Prospects. That’s Intent data: The cloud of information generated by online searches, downloads, and clicks online. Your prospect is in this bubble.

Voice Mail Week Part III – The Technique and why It Works! (#video)

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca. In Part I and Part II of this trilogy we looked at context, and how there is more to voice mail than just the message and getting a call back. So now it is time to reintroduce the technique.

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

The Pipeline

Accountability Activity Management Attitude Buying Process Demand Generation Excuses execution Hunter Play to Win Proactive Sales Cycle Sales Mistakes Sales Process Sales Success Status Quo how to sell better Renbor Sales Solutions Inc. By Tibor Shanto - tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca.

What are you Listening To? (Part I)

The Pipeline

By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca. Ask a group of sales people what are the most important attribute or abilities a good sales person needs to master, and “Listening Skills” will usually be near the top of the list.

Shock Treatment – Sales eXchange 192

The Pipeline

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Selling Like Greece!

The Pipeline

Accountability Attitude Business Acumen Change Management Demand Generation Don't Wait Funnel management Hunter Pipeline Management Planning Proactive Prospecting Sales Strategy Sales Technique execution leading indicators Commitment how to sell better qualifying Renbor Sales Solutions Inc.

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.

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.

Is Your Pipeline Coverage Strong Enough to Meet Revenue Goals?

SalesforLife

Since your pipeline is covering thousands of prospects at a time, it’s important to pay attention to where the opportunities exist. Demand GenerationSales can take a long time. In fact, it can take 84 days to convert from initial interest to opportunity and finally to deal.

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

An ‘Easy Button’ for Prospectors!

The Pipeline

LeadFerret , the world’s largest B2B database offering a full range of information one needs for prospecting success. aficionados, you will like the social media links for many records, allowing you to act instantly, find a prospects contact info and find out more about them from their linkedin, facebook, and twitter profiles/pages. .

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.

Trade Show Prospecting Toolkit: The Ultimate Collection

DiscoverOrg Sales

We have trade show prospecting down to a science. Blog: How to Prospect at Trade Shows: The Ultimate 10-Step Sales and Marketing Checklist. Set specific prospecting goals. Connect with prospects in the moment. 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] 21 Do’s and Don’ts to Master Trade Show Prospecting.

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

Smart Selling Tools

Marketing drives engagement with prospects, nurturing leads until they’re considered to be MQL’s (marketing qualified leads). Join Geoff Rego, Co-Founder of Hushly and Nancy Nardin, President of Smart Selling Tools to experience the next frontier of Demand Generation. .

The Secret Unfair Advantage For Your Sales Team

LeadGnome

Some quick math tells us that in 2017, Marketo users generated 600 million replies, 540 million OOO replies, and added more than 20% net new contacts to their database ! Find out who replaced your original prospect (let’s call her Mary) at your target account.

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.

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.

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.

Mobility Value Estimator (powered by Alinean)

The ROI Guy

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 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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Sales and Marketing Alignment in 2013? Not so Fast!

The ROI Guy

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.

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. Demand Generation.

The Pipeline ? Prospecting ? When Is The Best Time?

The Pipeline

Prospecting – When Is The Best Time? Stored in Attitude , Business Acumen , Cold calling , Proactivity , Productivity , Prospecting , Time Allocation , Video , execution. Last week I talked about prospecting, why some like it when most don’t, rejection, and managing them.

The Pipeline ? 3 R's of Prospecting Success

The Pipeline

3 R’s of Prospecting Success. Stored in Attitude , Business Acumen , Buying Process , Demand Generation , Lead Management , Prospecting , Sales 2.0 , Sales Strategy , Sales Success , Sales Technique , Sales Tip , Video , execution. Demand Generation.

The Pipeline ? 5 Ways to Boost Your Email Prospecting Response.

The Pipeline

5 Ways to Boost Your Email Prospecting Response Rate. Prospecting via email can be wildly rewarding, or incredibly frustrating. To respond to your email, the prospect has to read it first. Naturally, you don’t want to just mention a problem to your prospects.

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. Demand Generation.

What is an Interactive White Paper?

The ROI Guy

An Interactive White Paper dynamically customizes the content of a white paper for prospects based on the prospect’s registration profile (if available), and inputs to a few profile questions. Based on the profile, the white paper content intelligently fine tunes itself to be more relevant and personalized for a prospect’s particular research and needs. interactive smart content interactive white paper Demand Generation Pisello Alinean

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

The ROI Guy

This rich information is invaluable for sales & marketing understanding the prospect better, and for guiding more precise / relevant action / follow-up. Demand Generation integration SaaS Pisello Alinean Lead Generation XcelLive

What is the Value of a Lead?

The ROI Guy

It seems like it’s harder than ever to get your prospects interested, and turn them into real opportunities. The issue is that your prospects have clearly changed, today more: 1. In Control – leveraging more information sources than ever, especially the Internet, social media and collaboration groups, your prospects dictate when and how they want to be engaged, and when they do, are armed with a wealth of knowledge about potential opportunities, your solution and the competition.

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ROI now Guaranteed on Value Marketing Tools

The ROI Guy

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. Your marketing programs need a differentiating edge in order to generate the right opportunities and drive revenue performance”, says Barry Harrigan, Chairman of Pure Incubation.

What is the ideal length, in pages, of a typical Interactive White Paper?

The ROI Guy

Interactive White Papers can use intelligence to target the information more precisely, delivering only the content that is relevant for the buyer, resulting in a more effective and concise deliverable for the prospect. interactive smart content interactive white paper Demand Generation Pisello AlineanRecent research indicates that attention spans are getting shorter, so keeping the white paper concise is important. No more than 5 pages is recommended.

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

The ROI Guy

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

A Classic Way to Create a Sense of Urgency in Your Prospect

Hubspot Sales

And while thousands urgently indulge in Cyber Monday, we cringe every time a prospect responds with, "Can you get back to me in a month?". It's very likely that your prospect forgets your name by the time you reach out a month later. Prospect: “Exactly.”. Prospect: “No.