B2B Demand Generation Predictions for 2021

The Point

Will B2B marketing, and demand generation in particular, revert to “normal” once the pandemic subsides and economic recovery kicks in, or are recent trends destined to become staple tactics in the months and years to come?

The Demand Generation Strategy Guide

Zoominfo

These are just a few pillars that define demand generation. Learn more about how a successful demand generation strategy can help to nurture the long-term relationship between your brand and customers. What is Demand Generation? The Demand Generation Funnel.

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Why a Hybrid Demand Generation Model is More Important than Ever

The Point

The current crisis reinforces why most B2B companies are best suited for a hybrid demand generation model that combines both ABM and more traditional, funnel-based tactics. Maintain ABM campaigns and continue to generate awareness and engagement at identified target accounts.

This Year, Tackle These 3 Demand Generation Priorities First

The Point

Sometimes great people, a great product, or pure market demand can cover up all sorts of marketing sins, but more often the clients who succeed consistently at demand generation are those who have their act together. In an era when B2B marketing is so technology-driven, marketers can be forgiven for thinking that the only thing keeping them from success is one more layer in their technology stack. Good content is what fuels modern demand generation.

4 Data-Driven Steps To Drive Successful B2B Demand Generation

Fact: Good data lives at the core of every successful B2B demand generation strategy. Without quality data, it’s nearly impossible to identify and segment your target audience and create messaging that speaks to their values and interests. Whether you’re stepping into a new position or you’re new to demand generation, learning the tricks of the trade can be, well, tricky. In this eBook, you’ll discover how to improve your demand generation program—and your bottom line.

B2B Demand Generation Best Practices: 10 Proven Ways to Improve Your Results

KoMarketing Associates

2020 was a tough year for B2B marketers – and everyone else. A few B2B marketing strategies did particularly well in 2020, and demand generation was one of them. So B2B demand generation has gained influence thanks to the pandemic.

In Defense of Demand Generation in the Age of ABM

The Point

Much has been made of the argument that Account-Based Marketing (ABM) gained traction so quickly in B2B marketing primarily because traditional, funnel-based demand generation has stopped working. A recent video making the rounds on LinkedIn asked: “ Is Demand Generation Losing its Effectiveness ?” (The answer provided was: yes.). Yes, many companies are seeing lower returns from traditional demand gen.

7 Killer Demand Generation Strategies

Excelsior Research

LEAD GENERATION. DEMAND GENERATION. LEAD GENERATION. DEMAND GENERATION. 7 Killer Demand Generation Strategies. Demand Generation. Inbound marketing is a type of demand generation. Demand Generation.

Does Demand Generation Really Generate Demand?

The Point

An insightful comment from CMO Joe Chernov on Twitter: “In B2B, demand generation is typically a misnomer. Marketers capture demand vs. generate it.”. More often, marketing – or, more specifically: demand generation — captures engagement from someone either outright shopping for a product, or, at a minimum, feeling the particular pain that the marketer’s product can solve. Does Demand Generation Really Generate Demand?

A Deeper Look Into B2B Demand Generation

Oracle

We just completed our third annual B2B Enterprise Demand Generation Study , which evaluated the maturity of the demand generation function within enterprise organizations. While the results are showing incremental improvement overall, it is clear that organizations are still looking to master the art and science of demand generation. Here are some of the statistics that jumped out and what they mean for those in B2B marketing.

Developing a Conversational Approach

Speaker: Carlos Hidalgo, CEO & Founder of VisumCx

B2B buyers are more sophisticated than ever before, from the customers’ initial discovery, to the moment they commit to buy. B2B buyers are self-guiding their purchase journey, consuming more content along their purchase path and involving more stakeholders in the final decision.

What is Social Demand Generation?

Oracle

The problem for demand marketers is that few, if any, resources that explain how to use social to build strong, lasting demand generation strategy. So over several months we interviewed experts like Sandy Carter of IBM and social savvy clients like Sage, compiled research, and identified emerging best practices around social demand generation strategy. It serves as an on-ramp to social media for demand marketers. What is Social Demand Generation?

Demand Generation vs. Lead Generation: Comprehensive Comparison

Oktopost

For that reason, marketing teams function not unlike expert fishermen with a hook and line in the earliest stages of appealing to potential customers, using techniques known as demand generation and lead generation. What Is Demand Generation? B2B Marketing

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 ). Although demand generation and lead generation aren’t the same, they do go hand-in-hand. What is social media demand generation? B2B Marketing

Account Based Marketing – An Important Aspect Of Demand Generation Channel

Only B2B

B2B industry very well know the account based marketing (ABM) concept. ABM is no longer an untouched notion for B2B companies. It’s efficacy as a marketing strategy has observed it gain traction among businesses in recent times, and managed Demand generation companies very efficiently.

All About ABM: Tips, Tricks, and Tales About How to Get Started in Account-Based Marketing

Speaker: Krista Muir, Director of Demand Generation & Account Based Marketing, and Tony Yang, B2B Marketing Leader & Startup Mentor

Join us for this exclusive panel featuring Krista Muir — Director of Demand Generation & Account-Based Marketing, and Tony Yang — B2B Marketing Leader & Startup Mentor. This panel discussion will be all about launching an ABM program— and what our panelists feel are the best tips to follow and traps to avoid, any quickstart strategies, and their own personal ABM story. This "hallway" discussion will be interactive, so make sure to bring your questions. This is a session you won't want to miss!

B2B Demand Generation: Rethinking Strategies To Scale

LeadCrunch

According to a recent IDG white paper on lead generation , 61% of B2B marketers say increasing demand is the top challenge they face today. Intuitively this makes sense, considering that B2B companies achieve growth when salespeople have access to larger, higher quality pipelines. In theory, scaling a B2B business just requires boosting demand. How do you generate high quality leads, consistently? On one hand, B2B buyers are becoming much savvier.

What Digital Marketers Need to Realize About Demand Generation

Oracle

In the ever-evolving world of B2B marketing , demand generation is the latest concept that's being touted as a way to fuel what’s in the sales funnel — and keep it topped up over the long term. Different from inbound marketing, demand generation can help digital marketers achieve their goals. Defining Demand Generation. Therefore, demand generation can mean many different things, depending on your offering and your audience.

8 Key Demand Generation Strategies to Capture & Convert High-Quality Leads

Single Grain

On the face of it, lead generation is not a complex concept. But conventional lead-generation tactics can be quite time-consuming and, at times, impractical. That is why companies should focus on their demand generation process first. What Is a Demand Generation Strategy?

10 B2B Demand Generation Strategies to Fill Your Sales Funnel

SalesIntel

Finding new customers to generate revenue is the ultimate goal of any business, but as most sales leaders confess, building a strong funnel is actually more important than immediately winning a few deals. Lead Generation vs. Demand Generation.

GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

Much of what we’ve seen in B2B marketing publications, martech vendor blogs and from word-of-mouth borders on fear-mongering.

Which Content, Tactics & Technologies Are Driving Demand Generation ROI?

The Point

A recent survey by content automation company TechValidate and B2B agency Spear Marketing Group provides useful insight into the content, tactics, and technologies proving most valuable for today’s B2B marketers. More than 200 marketing VPs, directors and managers responded to the survey, which asked respondents to identify the crucial factors in driving demand generation ROI. Top issues for B2B marketers are 1) lack of budget, and 2) lack of resources or know-how.

5 Common Demand Generation Plan Problems to Avoid

Only B2B

Creating a successful demand generation plan is not easy. But then if it were, every B2B marketer would be driving full-funnel results remarkably. If any aspect of your demand generation plan doesn’t work accordingly, you will not be able to see the result that you need.

How to Align Content Marketing and Demand Generation Teams

RockContent

Now, I’d like to discuss the relationship between content marketing and demand generation. The two teams generally have the same goals – make things that build awareness, demand, and pipeline. In fact, 85% of B2B content marketers say that their most important goal is lead generation. But, more often than not, content marketing and demand generation teams operate in silos.

Coming Soon: The 2019 ANNUITAS Demand Generation Performance Study

ANNUITAS

Revamping our Demand Generation Survey to Gauge How Effectively Marketing Helps to Grow the Business. We find this to be fascinating, as more and more of the work we do at ANNUITAS is due to C-level and sales leader frustration with marketing performance in and around Demand Generation. “ more and more of the work we do at ANNUITAS is due to C-level and sales leader frustration with marketing performance in and around Demand Generation.

Whisper or Shout? How Lead and Demand Generation Differ

Oracle

If lead generation — the process of creating, maintaining, and monitoring prospect interest — were a spoken conversation, it would be a quiet, one-on-one chat. It’s the verbal equivalent of demand generation , which is how marketers develop and manage buying interest across a broad body of consumers. Generating Demand. Most B2C — and some B2B — companies talk not to specific buyers, but to large groups. Generating Leads.

Modern Demand Generation, Demystified 

Televerde

This is often the case for many marketers when it comes to demand generation. However, before you freak out and start questioning everything you thought you knew about demand generation, take a deep breath! We’re going to show you how you can execute a demand generation campaign based on what’s working for thousands of companies right now! . Like many concepts in modern B2B marketing, every company has their definition of demand generation.

Marketing Strategy Overview: Demand Generation vs. Lead Generation

Sharpspring

Both demand generation and lead generation can effectively add prospective new business to your marketing funnel, but these two philosophies work in different ways that are important to know about for a complete marketing strategy. Generates three times as many prospects.

5 Demand Generation Tips for Start-Ups

The Point

In “ The Startup’s Guide to Demand Generation: From Your First 10 Customers to Your Next 1,000 ,” the two authors cover everything from when to make the first marketing hire, to what marketing technologies to buy first, to how best to leverage marketing data. Many we were able to generate real results for, very quickly, whilst others proved much more of a challenge. Demand generation as a whole, and content marketing in particular, is a meritocracy.

Demand Generation’s Problem with Content Marketing Evangelism

ANNUITAS

Andy Crestodina from Orbit Media Studios delivered an amazing talk on Content Strategy and SEO for Lead Generation that was interesting, funny and devastatingly blunt while tipping over some Content Marketing sacred cows. It is “abysmal” for generating leads. These links give your site authority – which improves ranking – which can drive more organic traffic to the site – which you can guide to the pages and content that are good at generating leads.

Demand Generation Strategies & Tools for 2021

Sharpspring

In business, whether it’s B2B or B2C, the ultimate goal is to create demand, delight customers, and have them coming back for more. What is Demand Generation? But, what is really at the root of demand generation? Demand Generation vs. Lead Generation.

What Is Demand Generation?

ClearVoice

What is demand generation? Demand generation encompasses a wide range of sales and marketing initiatives designed to develop interest in a company’s products or services and convert leads into customers. What is demand generation?

Quality Intent Data Benefiting Demand Generation

PureB2B

Demand generation strategies draw from a number of sources, coming a long way from creating a simple email list. Your company can employ these three methods to improve demand generation strategies: Improve Account List Segmentation.

How Sage Does Social Demand Generation

Oracle

But many demand generation marketers don’t know what to make of it. Sage , a global provider of business management software and services however, has made social a key part of its demand activity. About a year and a half ago, the global software company’s Employer Solutions business unit, makers of Human Resources Management Software, wanted to do more than drum up awareness, they wanted a full fledge social demand generation strategy.

First Party vs. Third Party Intent Data: Which is Best for Demand Generation?

Inbox Insight

With 99% of marketers leveraging intent data to some extent within their marketing strategy, it’s evident that intent data is an invaluable tool for demand generation. How are B2B marketers sourcing intent data? A combined approach for effective demand generation.

Top 6 Demand Generation Strategies Which Work!

Only B2B

When marketers set out to create demand generation strategies, a broad perspective is required. This is because demand generation requires a certain degree of cooperation between the sales and marketing departments. Free tools or apps are strong demand generation tools.

5 Types of Intent Data to Drive Demand Generation

Inbox Insight

We’ve already established that every B2B marketer should be leveraging intent data, with 99% of B2B marketers already doing so in some way. So what information should you be tapping into in order to drive demand generation and gain a competitive edge?