Demand Generation Vendor Traffic Rankings

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Based on Web traffic rankings, new demand generation vendors with low prices are gaining market presence. Last November, after much consideration of alternatives , I settled on Alexa three-month Web traffic rankings as a reasonable way to measure the relative market presence of demand generation vendors. I revisited that data today, adding a few new vendors and dropping some of the very minor ones.

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Techniques and tactics for robust demand generation management

NuSpark

. Demand generation is the process marketers employ to make clients want to buy their product or service. This differs from lead generation, which is intended to make people want information about your offering. Demand Generation Tactics and Techniques.

The State of Demand Generation

The Effective Marketer

There are over 20 presentations available, ranging from Social CRM and Lead Generation, to Case Studies and Sales Enablement. A must-watch presentation, though, is the keynote address “ The State of Demand Creation “, by Tony Jaros , SVP Research for SiriusDecisions.

Demand Generation Marketing: A Catalyst for Professional Services High Growth

Hinge Marketing

I would recommend demand generation programs and activities. B2B Demand Generation Versus Lead Generation. I am not talking about lead generation—although that effort is very important as well. Demand generation requires more strategy, time, and commitment.

Five 2015 B2B Demand Generation and Content Marketing Resolutions

ANNUITAS

Marketers will again be challenged to keep pace with these advancements and will need to do more in order to connect with their buyers and show demonstrable ROI as a result of their Demand Generation and Content Marketing Strategies. As we kick-off 2015, here are some key areas that B2B marketing leaders should focus on in order to ensure they have maximum results from their Demand Generation and better align with their buyers: Move from Campaigns to Programs-.

A Structured Approach to Demand Generation Analytics

ANNUITAS

One analytics vendor after another is selling you on their ability to analyze and make sense of “any” data. Demand generation leaders know it’s not true, though. So what is the key to better demand generation analytics?

My List of Demand Generation Vendors, and Who They Sell To

Customer Experience Matrix

One of the audience members at the B2B Marketing University in Boston asked about demand generation systems for small businesses, and how to distinguish among the vendors in general. My brief answer was that the biggest difference was less functionality than the target markets the different vendors pursue. The table below presents a reasonably comprehensive list of demand generation (a.k.a.

Connecting the Dots Between Social Media & Demand Generation

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Today’s blog post comes courtesy of Carmen Hill, of Babcock & Jenkins, an Eloqua partner and B2B marketing integrated agency focused on demand generation and pipeline acceleration. Early Stage: Drive traffic to demand gen content via social media.

Demand Generation: 20 Ways to Sell Cloud BI Solutions

Unbound B2B

A great strategy is to market your company as a cloud marketer, instead of being just another vendor. Storytelling as a Lead Generation Strategy. Engaging Email Campaigns for Software Lead Generation. Engaging email campaigns should be part of a larger software lead generation strategy to fill the gaps resulting from inbound. Employing the Services of a Lead Generation Service. Lead generation B2B Marketing BI solutions Demand generation

Ranking B2B Marketing Automation Vendors: Part 3

Customer Experience Matrix

The third and final post describes scoring for vendor strength. Beyond assessing a vendor's current product, buyers also want to understand the current and future market position of the vendor itself. The charts below show the results, without revealing specific vendor names.

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Demand Generation Strategies & Lead Management Processes First

ViewPoint

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.

Ranking B2B Marketing Automation Vendors: Part 2

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Yesterday's post described the objectives of my product fit scores for B2B marketing automation vendors and how I set up the original weighting for individual elements. I decided I could base this on the features each set of vendors provided.

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Your Best Demand Generation Practices for 2018

Navigate the Channel

The new buzzword for improving interest in your products and services is demand generation , which is fast becoming a vital metric for many companies. Here are some of the best demand generation strategies that you can use in 2018. Automate and Centralize.

More on Web Traffic Rankings for Demand Generation Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

Last week’s post on Web traffic rankings of demand generation vendors generated a couple of private responses from vendors, pointing out that the Alexa statistics include traffic to operational subdomains for client landing pages and user log-in. But different products work differently*, so figures for some vendors include landing page traffic while figures for other vendors do not.

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5 Keys to Revenue-Boosting Demand Generation

Marketing Action

In its place, these silo slayers have created a new revenue beast — the demand generation department. Demand generation is revolutionizing how some of the world’s largest companies ramp up their revenue. But demand generation is complicated.

Demand Generation Blogs Continued

LeadSloth

In the spirit of Twitter’s Follow Friday I’d like to finally publish the remaining Demand Generation blogs that I enjoy reading. Earlier I published the Top 10 Demand Generation vendor blogs and the Top 10 Marketing Automation Blogs. This is an leading online magazine for Marketing Automaton, which features vendor information, news articles a job board and more.

Demand Generation Vendors Offer Few Social Media Applications

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: marketing vendors offer several types of social media applications. But none truly automates social media management, which is what's ultimately needed. Treehouse Interactive just introduced a “talk it up” feature that embeds “share this” buttons in Treehouse-generated Web pages and emails. CRM vendor RightNow offers something similar under the label of Cloud Links. - Social media is this month’s Trend of the Year.

Demand Generation and Lead Management Explained

The Effective Marketer

Last week Carlos Hidalgo , CEO of the Annuitas Group , shared on the Software Advice blog a nice video explaining two basic concepts that are often used interchangeably by vendors and even analysts in the Marketing Automation space but should in fact be treated as separate concepts: Demand Generation and Lead Management. Demand Generation vs. Lead Management. According to Carlos, Demand Generation has two goals: Filling the funnel.

Raab Report: Financial Comparison of B2B Marketing Automation Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

In a young industry like B2B marketing automation, the primary focus is growth, and I published some figures on that yesterday (repeated below). Since we do have revenue figures for the top four vendors, we can also look at their revenue per employee.

4 Steps for Getting Your 2013 Demand Generation Plan Going

Modern Marketing

I don’t know about you, but I’ll be spending the next few weeks, head down, coming up with a demand generation plan for 2013. Here’s the 4 step plan I’m using to build next year’s a demand generation plan. Perhaps you want to nail down a social demand generation strategy. Some of the things I look at are the performance of channels; what is the impact of a third-party vendor versus social media?

Comparing Demand Generation Systems

Customer Experience Matrix

Now that I have that long post about analytical databases out of the way, I can get back to thinking about demand generation systems. But, as I think I wrote in a comment since then, I now believe the best approach is to define several applications and score the vendors in terms of their suitability for each. Outbound campaigns: generate mass emails to internal or imported lists and manage responses. Automated followup: automatically respond to inquiries.

Top-10 Demand Generation Vendor Blogs

LeadSloth

In my previous post I listed the Top-10 Demand Generation blog by marketers and consultants. Today I’ve put together a list of vendor blogs. Most of these vendors blogs really get ‘online marketing’, so they talk about best practices rather then just touting their products, and they post regularly. Market2Lead Marketing Automation and Lead Management blog. He writes in-depth posts on Marketing Automation best practices.

How to Compare Demand Generation Vendors: Choosing Summary Measures

Customer Experience Matrix

I’ve more or less decided to offer a free summary of the demand generation vendor information in the Raab Guide. This might cost me a few sales, but it will enable many more people to benefit from the Guide’s contents and will make the Guide more valuable to the sponsoring vendors. price range, and willingness to consider less established vendors. Once you’ve settled on these, you have the vendor ratings categories too, since they have to align with each other.

4 Ways to Manage Change Management For Successful Demand Generation

Modern Marketing

Carlos is widely recognized for his expertise in strategic integrated marketing, Demand Process, Demand Transformation? and marketing automation. As CEO and Principal of ANNUITAS, Carlos drives strategy and leads core practice teams to Transform Demand?

Manticore Technology Sees Expertise as Key to Success as a Demand Generation Vendor

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Manticore Technology released some modest enhancements to its demand generation platform today. The company takes a conservative approach to marketing automation, stressing the importance of process over flashy software. Manticore Technology today released the latest version of its marketing automation system. Manticore launched its B2B marketing automation system in 2003, making it one of the older vendors in the industry.

Low Cost Systems for Demand Generation

Customer Experience Matrix

I do recognize that they are the best known vendors in the space (with apologies to Vtrenz , whose identity is somewhat blurred since its purchase by Silverpop ). To be fair, many of the vendors below charge an installation of that can be several thousand dollars or more, while Marketo doesn't. But even including that, the first year cost for most of these will be less.) : Manticore Technology : a full-featured demand generation product.

2010 Will Bring New Features to Demand Generation Systems

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: the demand generation market will continue to grow in 2010, and it may attract some new, big competitors from outside the industry. But the real excitement will be features that expand the scope of demand generation products to support inbound marketing, better measurement, and more efficient content creation. 2009 was a year of tremendous growth for demand generation systems (a.k.a. business-to-business marketing automation.

LoopFuse Offers No-Frills Demand Generation

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: LoopFuse offers attractive but limited demand generation functions at an easy-to-swallow price. It’s been nearly a year since I took my first close look at the LoopFuse OneView demand generation system. I didn't write about them because the vendor was planning some major improvements and it made more sense to publish a review after these in place. LoopFuse provides a graphic email designer that can generate both text and HTML versions.

Demand Generation Implementation Survey - Background Results

Customer Experience Matrix

I've been having a dandy time analyzing the results of my Demand Generation Implementation Survey. As of April 29, I've received 40 responses, of which I've discarded two as incomplete and two because they related to vendors I considered irrelevant ( Zoho and Ad Giants PitchRocket). One measure of this is the distribution of vendors reported by the respondents, which clearly doesn't reflect the installed base of the industry.

How Do You Classify Demand Generation Systems?

Customer Experience Matrix

I’ve been pondering recently how to classify demand generation systems. Right--classifying demand generation systems. Large firms may also demand an on-premise rather than externally-hosted solution, although this is becoming less of an issue. As to channels: any demand generation system will generate outbound emails and Web landing pages, and send leads them to a sales automation system.

Marqui Combines Content Management and Demand Generation

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Marqui started as a Web content management system and then added basic demand generation. Marqui is one of the oldest demand generation vendors, founded in 2000. It added demand generation features later in response to client requests. The entry of CMS vendors into the demand generation market is a bit of a mini-trend right now: others following the same path include Sitecore and Lyris-owned Hot Banana.

5 Signs to Qualify Your Demand Generation Play

LEADership

Despite all the research, trends analyses and best practice sharing, a majority of B2B marketers struggle to determine what the most effective demand generation plays are. FOUNDATION IS SHAKY : For demand generation strategy to work seamlessly, you need a strong foundation.

Demand Generation Implementation -- Take My Survey, Please!

Customer Experience Matrix

Here is the cumulative percentage of total features deployed based on when they were first deployed: time since system deployment first week first month second month third month later cumulative % of used features 38% 65% 81% 86% 100% The recent discussion triggered by my post Pedowitz Group Offers Free Support for New Eloqua Clients raises an important question: Just how much can marketers realistically expect to accomplish during the initial stages of a demand generation system deployment?

Company-Level Data in Demand Generation Systems

Customer Experience Matrix

I had an interesting email conversation last month with a Raab Guide buyer about the nuances of company-level data management in demand generation systems. He started from the perfectly reasonable premise that the demand generation system should give an overview of activity for all leads associated with a given company. The conversation has sharpened my own thinking on the subject and prompted a couple of conversations with vendors.

The 14 Best Marketing Automation Tools

Webbiquity

Marketing automation software tools can be very helpful in making lead nurturing and sales acceleration efforts more effective—even if the category is badly misnamed. Marketing can’t be automated.) Pricing: contact vendor. 9: The 14 Best Marketing Automation Tools.

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