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. There is only so much active demand in a given market.

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 ).

Evolve or Die – Guide to Helping Legacy Marketing Staff Thrive

Sales Benchmark Index

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!”. Specific technology in place that your tool complements or replaces.

What You Can do TODAY to Build Sales Pipeline This Quarter

DiscoverOrg Sales

All of those case studies and personalized emails you sent, and this lead didn’t even bother to show up for the demo. And it’s not hard to follow, if you know what to look for and have the tools to track it. If you’re singing the Blues after Q2 , it’s time to change your tune.

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. Valuable research and interactive tools are required.

Case Study: Avaya IP Office TCO Calculator

The ROI Guy

Leveraging its proprietary telecommunications research and platform, Alinean developed the Avaya IP Office TCO Calculator, a simple self-service on-line tool to tally the “cost of doing nothing” and potential capital and operational cost savings with Avaya. Click here to run the tool.

The Secret Unfair Advantage For Your Sales Team

LeadGnome

Over the years, I’ve studied LeadGnome customers’ email campaigns and resulting email reply statistics to come up with solid averages companies can expect to see with their own campaigns. Blog Account Based Intelligence Database Integrity Demand Generation

Be Provocative in 2012 As More Of Buyer’s Budgets Are Up for Grabs

The ROI Guy

Being provocative is a sales and marketing requirement in order to get your fair share of deals in 2012, this according to the annual B2B Buyer’s survey of Demand Creation Specialists (DCS).

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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.

Optimize Content Marketing by Facilitating the Buyer’s Journey

The ROI Guy

The survey responses indicated a decided lack confidence in newer tactics like social media, blogs and videos, and even some stall worth tactics such as white papers and case studies. The more aligned the tools are to helping the buyer through the journey, the better.

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

The ROI Guy

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.

Can different call to actions in the Interactive White Paper be recommended based on the customer profile information?

The ROI Guy

In the middle to later stages of the buying cycle, these same buyers could be guided towards relevant case studies and business case / ROI Tools, while more technical buyers could be prompted towards demos and free evaluations. interactive smart content interactive white paper Demand Generation Pisello Alinean

Value of Assessment ROI & TCO Tools for Demand-Gen and Sales Enablement Campaigns

The ROI Guy

Today’s buyers are more conservative than ever, demanding that any investment they make drive tangible savings and business value – a fundamental change called Frugalnomics. Leading B2B solution providers recognize that old sales and marketing techniques need to evolve to meet these new buyer demands. In 2009, Alinean and IDC updated annual research conducted since 2003 on the ROI from implementing business value tools.

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Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: Value Selling Tools and the Buying Lifecycle

The ROI Guy

Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy This blog is dedicated to the strategies and tools used by solution providers to better prove and improve the value of B2B solutions to frugal buyers - using diagnostic assessments, interactive white papers, ROI calculators and TCO comparisons.

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The CMO’s Guide to Driving Impact in Year 1

Sales Benchmark Index

B2B CMO’s are expected to deliver hard Lead Generation metrics: Quantity of Sales Qualified Leads to the sales force. The path to success for year a B2B CMO’s year one includes: Generate quick wins to build momentum. In year one, this is the lowest hanging fruit to generate momentum.

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Campaign Offers

Sales Benchmark Index

DMA studies show Offer is the #1 determination of success for customer marketing. In this example, the downloadable tool includes valuable intellectual property. CMO’s can use the tool to drive increased performance. Use the tool as a brainstorming resource to assess your offers.

How to Drive Sales in 2014 with Content Marketing

Sales Benchmark Index

The annual CMI/MarketingProfs B2B Content Marketing Benchmarks study validates the move toward Content Marketing. Let’s look at the graph below from the study. However, the study shows they don’t know how to produce enough content.

Is Your Marketing Message Just Noise?

Sales Benchmark Index

Two years have passed since the SEC published its Customer Purchase Decision Timeline study. A BPM is a tool that maps the decision making process used to purchase a product, service or solution. BLUEPRINT FOR EFFECTIVE LEAD GENERATION.

My Secret Weapon For Increased Database Health

LeadGnome

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. While this is an effective tool for collecting basic contact information, it’s not without limitations.

The Rise of the Agile Performance Review

Sales Benchmark Index

It includes a tool to customize for your own agile reviews. The Agile Performance Review is just one of a range of tools you''ll receive. In a recent study , 57% of employees either "never had a performance review or rated their most recent performance review as neutral to not useful.".

The Skinny on Lead Nurturing - 11 Experts Weigh In (part 1 of 2)

Pointclear

Fact is that most organizations and even many consultants have viewed lead nurturing as a separate event (not part of an integrated Demand Generation Strategy) and in doing so, have made success elusive. They provided us approximately 50% of their leads generated that year, about 1,500.

Sales Strategy: What’s Most Effective? A Great Message! (Updated May 2019)

Corporate Visions

A Forrester Research study revealed that only 15 percent of sales calls add enough value, according to executives surveyed. The Forrester study also showed that just 7 percent of surveyed executives say they would probably schedule a follow-up.

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. And in fact, a study by Forbes & Brainshark notes that 72% of companies that surpassed revenue targets by 25+% “have a defined sales enablement function.”. Marketing-generated awareness. Marketing-generated demand. The post Want Better Lead Generation?

3 Ways to Systematically Add High-Value Referrals To Your Sales Pipeline

Women Sales Pros

Referral leads arguably close easier, race through the pipeline to close faster than other lead source and generate higher loyalty and lifetime value. A recent study revealed 84% of people completely trust recommendations from people they know.

[VIDEO] Whiteboard Wednesday: Sales Emotional Intelligence (Dave Sill)

DiscoverOrg Sales

Another self-management tool is empathy. Get the Complete Study. Welcome to another Whiteboard Wednesday! I’m David Sill , Head of Sales Enablement at DiscoverOrg.

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Marketing Automation Vendors Are Not Delivering On Marketers’ Needs For Reporting And Analytics. Here’s Why.

InsightSquared

Marketers look to their marketing automation platforms (MAPs) not only to execute many of their demand generation activities, but also to understand the effectiveness of their marketing programs. I’ve worked with marketers and MarTech tools for most of my career.

Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: Leaders indicate Growing Investment in.

The ROI Guy

Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy This blog is dedicated to the strategies and tools used by solution providers to better prove and improve the value of B2B solutions to frugal buyers - using diagnostic assessments, interactive white papers, ROI calculators and TCO comparisons.

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Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: Do White Papers Still Engage? They do if.

The ROI Guy

Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy This blog is dedicated to the strategies and tools used by solution providers to better prove and improve the value of B2B solutions to frugal buyers - using diagnostic assessments, interactive white papers, ROI calculators and TCO comparisons.

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The Pipeline ? Death Of Salesman 2.0?

The Pipeline

While we are all impressed with Watson’s success, that is a long way from creating demand, generating leads, dealing with all the variables that human interactions involve when it come to risk, money and emotion. Demand Generation. Sales Tool.

Are Your Sales Enablement Initiatives Missing Something?

Miller Heiman Group

Coaching services give sales coaches the tools and training they need to have those conversations. Our 2017 enablement study found that organizations that actively targeted sales managers with enablement services, and more specifically, coaching services aligned to the overall enablement framework, could improve win rates for forecast deals by 28%. Ensuring sales understands how to use a tool increases the odds that it will get used ­– and used correctly.

Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: Measure to Manage - Driving Sales.

The ROI Guy

Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy This blog is dedicated to the strategies and tools used by solution providers to better prove and improve the value of B2B solutions to frugal buyers - using diagnostic assessments, interactive white papers, ROI calculators and TCO comparisons.

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Five Reasons You May Not Be Spending Enough on Content Marketing

The ROI Guy

Marketers are scrambling to address the power shift and overcome lead generation and conversion issues by delivering more content and tools over more channels to actively engage ever more empowered, skeptical and frugal buyers.

Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: Alinean Powers Eight More B2B Assessment.

The ROI Guy

Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy This blog is dedicated to the strategies and tools used by solution providers to better prove and improve the value of B2B solutions to frugal buyers - using diagnostic assessments, interactive white papers, ROI calculators and TCO comparisons.

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Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: IT Budgets into 2011 - Robbing Peter to.

The ROI Guy

Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy This blog is dedicated to the strategies and tools used by solution providers to better prove and improve the value of B2B solutions to frugal buyers - using diagnostic assessments, interactive white papers, ROI calculators and TCO comparisons.

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Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: Forrester announces Sales Enablement.

The ROI Guy

Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy This blog is dedicated to the strategies and tools used by solution providers to better prove and improve the value of B2B solutions to frugal buyers - using diagnostic assessments, interactive white papers, ROI calculators and TCO comparisons.

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A Conversation With Doug Davidoff Part II: The Art of Optimizing Sales Playbooks

Costello

The pre-existing demand in the market for their product/service. Across the customer journey, we have around seven different cohorts of game plans at our disposal, all developed after years of studying and implementing like-wise sales organizations.

The Pipeline ? Not Different ? Sales eXchange ? 132

The Pipeline

For that fact neither you or I are that different when looked at specifically from a sales standpoint, what you might sell can be a little different from the alternatives, but studies have shown that most products in the market place share many of the same features and attributes. Sales Tool.

How B2B Buyers Search for Tech Solutions

Tenfold

There have been several studies on today’s buyer behavior, and one stand-out commonality is that B2B buyers go online first before reaching out to a sales team (if ever they do). The Salesforce’s Pardot survey, 2013 State of Demand Generation Report, claims that 71.7

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The Pipeline ? Is Cold Calling Dead?

The Pipeline

In fact studies have shown that next to referrals, it is the most effective, time and cost efficient way to engage with potential buyers, especially those who have not declared themselves as being in the market. Demand Generation. Sales Tool. B2B Lead Generation Blog.