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.

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

Benchmark Your Demand Generation Content in 4 Quick Steps

Sales Benchmark Index

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.

When are Interactive White Papers best used in the sales & marketing process?

The ROI Guy

Interactive White Papers can be used at various stages to help facilitate the buyer’s decisions, depending on the content of the white paper itself. Interactive White Papers that contain personalized research, simple diagnostic assessments, relevant case studies and personalized solution recommendations serve best during this stage. interactive smart content interactive white paper Demand Generation Pisello Alinean

How does Alinean decide which customer profile data points to use in order to personalize the Interactive White Paper?

The ROI Guy

Typically for an Interactive White Paper , as a rule of thumb, you don’t want more than 4 or 5 profile questions. Second, buyers expect that an interactive white paper will be customized to match their relevancy needs. Sometimes that content might not exist, for example, you might want to personalize the white paper based on industry / size and location, but not have enough case studies to match all of those dimensions.

Does Alinean support integrating video content into the Interactive White Paper?

The ROI Guy

Links to video content can be included, and are recommended to lend an even more personal touch to the white papers. V ideo is a recommended approach when it comes to presenting research, opportunity ideas, and especially for customer case studies, where you have video of customers themselves speaking about the solutions. interactive smart content interactive white paper Demand Generation Pisello Alinean

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

The ROI Guy

Often, based on the user’s role and stage in the buying lifecycle, the call to action within the Interactive White Paper can be custom configured to provide proper / better guidance. 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.

Does Alinean support customization of the Interactive White Paper content using qualitative as well as quantitative data?

The ROI Guy

Yes, depending on the purpose of the Interactive White Paper , you may want to customize quantitative content, such as: An analysis of the potential savings / benefits the solution could deliver, The total cost of ownership (TCO) advantages of the proposed solution versus the currently installed solutions / status-quo, S izing and pricing estimates, P rojected ROI. interactive smart content interactive white paper Demand Generation Pisello Alinean

There is content that will be required to support the customization within the Interactive White Paper – how does that content get developed?

The ROI Guy

On average, Interactive White Papers require 25% more content to be developed than a traditional white paper. For the case where the white paper already exists: The quantitative content usually requires a small model be built in order to support converting a static average TCO savings or benefit assessment presentation in a traditional white paper, into a dynamic / personalized calculation unique to the prospect.

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.

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.

Case Study: Avaya IP Office TCO Calculator

The ROI Guy

Where a traditional white paper would normally be used, the interactive tool delivers a much more personalized and relevant analysis report, with specific content to resonate with today’s more frugal buyer.

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.

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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: 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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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: 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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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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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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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Campaign Offers

Sales Benchmark Index

DMA studies show Offer is the #1 determination of success for customer marketing. This happened with one of my demand generation clients. We encouraged the sales reps to flood the industry with the competitors offer (a Gartner white paper).

This Is Not Your Father’s Marketing Plan, and That’s Good

Sales and Marketing Management

Capture (gaining more direct information about customers and advancing company awareness with, say, gated content such as white papers and eBooks). In the demand generation stages of Capture, Nurture and Convert, rely on eBooks, white papers, webinars and third-party content like analyst reports and case studies to validate why you’re right vendor.

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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.

This Is Not Your Father’s Marketing Plan, and That’s Good

Sales and Marketing Management

Capture (gaining more direct information about customers and advancing company awareness with, say, gated content such as white papers and eBooks). In the demand generation stages of Capture, Nurture and Convert, rely on eBooks, white papers, webinars and third-party content like analyst reports and case studies to validate why you’re right vendor.

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Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: New TCO Calculator: EMC SMB Virtual.

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.

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. White Paper.

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. White Paper.

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. White Paper.

The Pipeline ? Mine the Gap!

The Pipeline

When you know what issues are likely to be on the minds of buyers, when you know where you have been able to deliver specific measurable and documented value to those buyers, (this is why you should always be collecting testimonials and case studies); you can start building a set of better questions.

The Pipeline ? When the customer can't be consoled, console the.

The Pipeline

Good ideas need a home and you’ve built a great sales library with an abundance of study rooms. Demand Generation. White Paper. B2B Lead Generation Blog. Home About The Pipeline. Contest. Free Resources. Search. 0 Subscribers. Subscribe by Email.

The Pipeline ? POGO POWER

The Pipeline

Working for the company that became GSK also allowed me to study for an MBA. Busy managers need short, simple and decent ways of handling people management if they are to generate high performance at work. Demand Generation. White Paper.

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.

The Pipeline ? 23 Marketing Tips For Avoiding Small Business Failure

The Pipeline

Take two pieces of paper and list your company’s strengths on one page and its weaknesses on the other. person behind the counter is having a personal telephone conversation or reading the paper. Talk to customers and suppliers and study your competitors. Demand Generation.

Top 25 Incendiary Social Selling Secrets

Tony Hughes

While the whole world is blasting out white noise, start to leverage 'attraction' marketing and pull your dream customers to you. Remember, you're now creating demand upstream prior to "trigger events" leveraging this strategy. Step one: study your competitors.

Sales Hacker’s Top Sales Trends & Predictions You MUST Be Aware Of In 2018

Sales Hacker

Top Sales Trends & Predictions of 2018: Buyer Side Technology Continues to Disrupt Sales Development & Demand Generation. 1) Buyer Side Technology Continues to Disrupt Sales Development & Demand Gen. It’s that time of year again.

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Interview: Where Can You Get The Insights Needed for Provocative Selling?

The ROI Guy

Click here to review the Interview On-Demand Click here to access the slides from the session. The good news about that is that demand gen teams are getting really high marks for publishing information that gets viewed and downloaded. That study became part of a demand gen campaign….prospects

Technology Sales & Marketing - Party Like its 1999?

The ROI Guy

Small and medium businesses have come alive as of late, and there is a real race on to address this marketplace, particularly with new simplified solution sets, on-demand applications (SaaS) and strong channel / reseller relationships to help reach these buyers. This study includes information collected from surveys and interviews with senior marketing leadership at 47 hardware, software and information technology services vendors, as well as telecommunications service providers