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4 Components of Successful Demand Generation Marketing

Modern B2B Marketing

Today B2B marketers have to take a leadership role in lead generation – it’s not good enough to provide names on a list, you’ve got to create a conversation and hopefully, a relationship for success. In other words, you’ve got to generate and manage demand. So, what does it mean to be a demand generation marketer? Customer.

3 Recommendations in Lead Management from Carlos Hildago

Fearless Competitor

The three things Carlos Hidalgo recommends to someone getting started with lead management include: Conducting an audit. Go though your lead management steps and determine where you are with you data, lead planning, metrics, etc. We offer a service called the Lead Generation Assessment , which is a lead management audit and cost only $4,995 plus expenses. Figure out between marketing and sales definitions such as a marketing qualified lead. Doing some kind of lead nurturing. Demand Generation

Demand Generation Strategies & Lead Management Processes First

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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. Nonexistent lead management processes.

Case Study: Segmentation, New Creative Boosts Lead Conversion Rates by 75%

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Sungard® Availability Services™ ( Sungard AS ) in Wayne, Pennsylvania is a global leader in disaster recovery, business continuity, and managed IT services. Sungard AS runs a highly successful demand generation program, an integrated mix of both online and offline campaigns, to generate a consistent flow of leads to the company’s sales force.

3 Recommendations in Lead Management from Carlos Hildago

Fearless Competitor

B2B Lead Generation | 3 Recommendations in Lead Management. The three things Carlos recommends to someone getting started with  lead management include: Conduct an audit. Go though your lead management steps and determine where you are with you data, lead planning, metrics, etc. Do some kind of lead nurturing. Carlos Hildago.

Define and Conquer: Tips to Improve Sales and Marketing Alignment

It's All About Revenue

by contributor | Tweet this Editor’s Note: Today’s blog post comes courtesy of Sam Boush, the President of Lead Lizard , a marketing automation agency based in Portland, Oregon that delivers world-class demand generation strategy, lead nurturing and lead scoring programs, lead management processes, and sales enablement programs.

A 10-Point SLA for Sales and Marketing

LEADership

In the case of Sales vs. Marketing, the ‘disconnect’ or dysfunctional system has worsened in many organizations. We have previously analyzed why sales people don’t follow up on the leads provided by marketing. But it doesn’t prove anything and these numbers don’t translate into leads!”. Marketing feels: “Sales is always dropping the ball. Click To Tweet.

Marketing Automation—Three Success Tips from John D. Rockefeller

Modern B2B Marketing

Rockefeller were a marketer today, there is no doubt that he would be finding success using marketing automation for lead scoring, lead management, lead nurturing, and so much more.  In marketing, many of us spend too much time wildcatting for leads.  We blindly participate in trade shows that probably are not the best fit for us.

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4 Common Lead Scoring Snags – How To Fix Them!

It's All About Revenue

Your marketing team’s lead scoring efforts have hit a snag. Sales is receiving too many “tire-kickers.” Or maybe Marketing Qualified Leads (MQLs) aren’t converting to Sales Accepted Leads (SALs). Lead scoring is a powerful tool for aligning sales and marketing , predictably driving prospects through your sales funnel and generating revenue. Below we bring you 4 common problems that might slow down your lead scoring – and how to fix them! The Problem: Sales is finding a lot of leads are just “tire-kickers.” Relax.

Marketing Automation: Four Ways to Cure the Ailments of MOFU

Modern B2B Marketing

But left untreated MOFU is a serious condition that is proven to make thousands of advanced marketers very sick.  MOFU is the M iddle O f the FU nnel stage in a marketer’s lead funnel or revenue cycle. Far too often, a blockage develops in the MOFU stage where sales leads stagnate, wither, and die.  Feed and nurture your leads.

Metrics That Matter

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Demand programs strategized? Marketing automation optimized? Lead scoring model established, service level agreements in place, integration fine tuned? Demand Process Transformation SM is a lot of work and the work continues even after you think you have your task list completed. The key to revenue improvement through Demand Process Transformation is measuring the ‘right’ numbers in order to make data-driven decisions regarding your marketing programs and lead management processes.  Check. Check. Check, check, check. WRONG.

Love Every Lead – 4 Ways Marketing Automation Benefits the Sales Cycle

Modern B2B Marketing

by Fergus Gloster Marketing automation solutions bring significant benefits in terms of demand generation to a wide range of companies. It’s very clear that marketers can now generate, score and nurture leads to a level that was not possible just a few years ago. This does lead to pipeline but not as much as the MQL flows would suggest.

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Revenue Performance Management

It's All About Revenue

Today’s guest post on the promise of Revenue Performance Management comes from Ian Michiels , Principal Analyst at research firm Gleanster. RPM is the culmination of a variety of best practices and concepts that have been used by B2B Marketers to outperform their peers for years. It’s ultimately demanding the marketing department be treated like the sales department. 

Hard Data to Justify Your Marketing Automation Investment

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Summary: So you want some hard numbers to prove the value of marketing automation? client asked yesterday if I had some benchmark information to justify the cost of her marketing automation project. Neolane “ Making the Business Case for Enterprise Marketing Software ”. Eloqua “ The Business Case for Integrated Demand Generation ” offers data from Forrester, CSO Insights and several Eloqua clients. Aberdeen Group has published many studies related to marketing automation. 56.8% 16% % firms w/lead to first call conversion > 50% 48.7%

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Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market

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Home Forrester Research « I was recently briefed by | Main | Going Corporate » August 26, 2008 Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market [Posted by Laura Ramos ] In a recent survey of over 2100 IT professionals who buy or recommend telecom and networking solutions, we found buyers turn to peers and colleagues first, followed by vendor, industry trade, or professional Web sites, to inform their purchase decisions. B2B marketers looking for ways to turn their Web sites into demand generation tools have some new solutions to consider.

What is a Lead?

Modern B2B Marketing

In a special event, as part of our Revenue Masters series , we brought together some of the top minds in B2B demand generation to answer this critical question. Marketing and sales experts, Jill Konrath, Craig Rosenberg, Sandy Carter and Jon Miller weighed in on the debate with their perspectives, as well as provided advice for marketing and sales alignment. Let us know!

Digital Marketing Glossary, Part 2

Marketing Action

In the first installment of this series, I commented that I’d gotten “lead gen” and “demand gen” mixed up. Seems I am not alone, so before we leap off into the next group of definitions, a few more words are in order about “demand generation vs. lead generation.”. Lead generation is one tactic, used to obtain contacts.”. Content Marketing

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9 Marketing Automation Metrics

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Marketing Automation is on its way to the peak of the hype cycle. However, there are a couple of B2B Marketing experts who understand how to avoid inflated expectations. Together with Craig Rosenberg (aka The Funnelholic) of Tippit she presented a webinar called The 9 Metrics Every Marketer Must Track. The strongest metrics show how marketing contributes to bottom-line revenue.

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Apples and Oranges

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It feels like every month a new marketing automation vendor hits the scene making grandiose promises ranging from immediate ROI increases to more effective marketing to the delivery of lead management.    While some of these “promises” can be achieved over time, it’s a fallacy to think that the purchase of technology will solve or eliminate all of our lead management issues.   While marketing automation can automate lead management, it cannot deliver lead managementlead scoring). 

Avoiding B2B Marketing Mistakes: Thought Leadership with Kathryn Roy

Modern B2B Marketing

The next interview in the B2B Marketing thought leader interview series is with Kathryn Roy, Managing Partner at Precision Thinking , a consulting company that addresses three key areas for B2B sales & marketing teams — primary research, strategy, and sales enablement. In fact, her article Seven Infectious Diseases of B2B Marketing — and Their Cures is currently rated #1 on MarketingProfs. Tell us a little bit about how you got into B2B marketing , and what you like most about it. What are the biggest mistakes made by today's B2B marketing and sales teams?

Don't Count on Marketing Automation to Solve All Your Lead.

Industrial Marketing Today

Of course, Marketing Automation alone cannot live up to those hyped up expectations and has to take the brunt of the blame. That is unfortunate because Marketing Automation software is a very useful tool and in my opinion, a necessity these days. However, B2B and/or industrial marketers must learn to use it correctly in order to harness its true power. All Rights Reserved.

Quality Matters – Analyzing the Effect of Quality on the Lead Handoff Process

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Steve is a thought leader in the world of marketing automation and lead management and is also a prolific writer on topics related to demand generation and the current transitions within the marketing profession.  By now, there’s a general acceptance among most B2B marketing practitioners that a lead should be scored to determine its level of qualification.  At a predetermined score, a lead can be called a Marketing Qualified Lead and handed off to sales, and below that level, the lead should be continued to be nurtured.