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. This approach helps in turning profitable prospects into long-term, lucrative clients. Demand generation enables you to make smart marketing decisions for your company.

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.


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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?

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. Demand generation content refers to web pages, blogs, eBooks, white papers, webinars, newsletters, and many others. Its role is to generate leads. Your prospects decide if they are going to buy from you, or your competitors, before they meet you. Prospect buy differently today.

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. In part one , Carlos differentiates between demand generation strategies and lead management processes.

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. When the prospect becomes aware of the problem, you win a sale. Your marketing department must be skilled at stimulating latent demand. Two reasons: They are focused on selling to active demand.

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 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.

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

DiscoverOrg Sales

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!”. Build a targeted list of your most viable prospects. This example means that you are gathering two out of three types of prospect data: Fit, Intent, and Opportunity – which, collectively, is considered sales intelligence. Test up to 5 demand generation tactics.

Why is Most B2B Marketing So Forgettable?

Corporate Visions

Now, imagine your content reaches five prospects at the same company. If you don’t control which part of your message they remember, each of those five prospects will walk away with a different interpretation. Demand Generation Differentiation Marketing Marketing & Sales Messaging

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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! Unfortunately for many demand generation professionals today, their inability to write a compelling, cohesive story is no exaggeration. If you really want to generate more marketing qualified leads and build a growing pipeline, don’t look for yet another shiny new software tool—get back to basics.

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

The Pipeline

Ability Accountability Action Attitude Business Acumen Buying Process Change Management Communication Strategy Conversion Rates Demand Generation Don''t Wait execution Intentions Leadership Learning Next Steps Proactive Proactive Prospecting Prospecting Sales Leadership Sales Mistakes Sales Process Sales Strategy Sales Success Sell Better Video Voice mail Commitment Communication Getting Your Voice Mail Returned how to sell better Planning Renbor Sales Solutions Inc.

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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. Work backwards, starting with awareness: Your prospect needs to know who you are. Use social media to get on your prospect’s radar now. Your prospect is in this bubble.

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

The Pipeline

360 Degree Deal View Attitude Business Acumen Buying Process Change Management Client Life Cycle Demand Generation EDGE Sales Process Forecast Funnel management Gap Selling Hiring Sales Talent Interview Marketing Metrics Proactive Questions Retention Sales Interview Sales Management Sales Mistakes Sales Process Sales Training Sell Better Time Allocation Video execution qualifying cold calling Communication how to sell better Leadership Pipeline Management Prospecting Renbor Sales Solutions Inc.

What are you Listening To? (Part I)

The Pipeline

Attitude Business Acumen Buying Process Change Management Communication Strategy Demand Generation EDGE Sales Process execution Impact Questions Intentions Listening Play to Win Proactive Prospecting Relationships Sales Mistakes Sales Success Sell Better Communication how to sell better Planning Proactive qualifying Questions Renbor Sales Solutions Inc. By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca.

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.

Shock Treatment – Sales eXchange 192

The Pipeline

Accountability Attitude Business Acumen Change Change Management Communication Strategy Demand Generation execution Gap Selling Hunter Pipeline Management Play to Win Preparation Proactive Prospecting Risk Management Sales 2.0 by Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca. .

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

The Pipeline

They are doing what they do until they are approached by the seller, which by definition means that the seller is likely about 20% – 25% through their sales cycle when they talk to a potential buyer who they are looking to convert to a prospect; and that potential prospect is at 0%, because their journey start when the seller calls. By Tibor Shanto - tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca. Buying Vs. Selling.

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. .

Can You Switch Hit For Sales Success?

The Pipeline

A large majority 55% – 60% worked diligently at developing the “other” skill, and over time found the required balance, but as you would expect things were usually skewed towards their original skill set and comfort zone, but they were able to generate both organic growth and new account growth. Those that do, are your switch hitters, they can deliver revenue in by succeeding in both cases, prospecting and selling. By Tibor Shanto – tibor.shanto@sellbetter.ca.

How to Measure the Success of Lead Generation


What happens when you turn suspects into prospects? You can file this argument under similarly counterproductive debates, such as: Inbound vs Outbound and Demand Generation vs Account-based Marketing. Why Should You Measure Lead Generation Success?

How to Measure the Success of Lead Generation


What happens when you turn suspects into prospects? You can file this argument under similarly counterproductive debates, such as: Inbound vs Outbound and Demand Generation vs Account-based Marketing. Why Should You Measure Lead Generation Success?

Is Your Pipeline Coverage Strong Enough to Meet Revenue Goals?


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.

What Kind of B2B Marketing Personalization Gets Results?

Corporate Visions

This means marketers are spending countless hours researching every detail about their prospects—everything from industry trends to company challenges to what they ate for lunch. Demand Generation Marketing Marketing & Sales Messaging UncategorizedThe post What Kind of B2B Marketing Personalization Gets Results? by Corporate Visions appeared first on Corporate Visions.

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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. The changes are subtle, but having our reps understand them is key to their ability to play in the executive level prospect sandbox. Have you revamped the way outbound lead generation is done

Engage Without Stalking

Engage Selling

Get it wrong and buyers disconnect, block … Read More » Account Management Negotiation and Closing Prospecting Sales Leadership Sales Strategies article closing Colleen Francis demand generation Engage Selling objection handling presentation skills Sales Leader Sales Presentations sales trainer sales training sales training programs selling strategies speaker

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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

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

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?”. 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.

The Secret To Getting Better Results From Your Events


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. Actively engaging prospects and customers before, during and after the show is critical to getting the most out of any event. For example, a hot lead you want to schedule a meeting with at the show requires a different message than a brand-new prospect you need to follow-up with back home.

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. It provides the confidence for both demand gen teams and sales managers alike, that every lead is followed up with by our sales reps. One challenge within demand gen is identifying the right number of leads to send to sales to optimize conversion rates.

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. It’s no wonder that 91% of buyers prefer content that is visual and interactive, this according to Demand Gen Report’s 2015 Content Preferences survey.

The Secret Unfair Advantage For Your Sales Team


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 ! Expand Reach Within Target Accounts With Out Of Office Replies Mining OOO replies generates a wealth of information about your existing leads (such as name, phone, mobile, address) and like I said above, more than half of them contain at least one alternate contact.

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. 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. This week I respond to the question of when is a good time to prospect, or when is the best time. Demand Generation. Prospecting. 3 R’s of Prospecting Success.

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. Still many sales people do not bring the same sense of environmental consciousness to their prospecting and leads as they do to other aspects of their lives. Demand Generation. Prospecting.

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. And yet, while many sales teams celebrate closing deals , very few spend time defining, experimenting, and executing on a quality prospecting strategy. Most sales prospecting falls into two broad approaches — Inbound and outbound sales. It casts a wide net for prospects.

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. In fact, we’ve coached clients through a number of simple steps that have helped them double or triple their prospecting email response rates virtually overnight. 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. Demand Generation.

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.

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 Interactive White Paper fueled an Alinean crafted email marketing campaign to select prospect communities, promoting the Better Way to Go Mobile Interactive White Paper.