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. Yes, many companies are seeing lower returns from traditional demand gen.

This Year, Tackle These 3 Demand Generation Priorities First

The Point

After more than two decades in the agency business, I’ve seen dozens of clients and hundreds of campaigns succeed and fail. Before you add one more product to your tech stack, here are the 3 demand generation priorities I’d make sure are addressed first: Know Your Audience.

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.”. Does Demand Generation Really Generate Demand?

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! So, what is demand generation?

9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

How to strategically target your content and lead generation campaigns to disrupt the status quo and facilitate the sale

Should I Prioritize ABM Tactics Ahead of Demand Generation?

The Point

Say you’re a start-up, or a company that’s simply never done much demand generation, and Account-Based Marketing (ABM) makes strategic sense based on your solution and target market. Or do you start with broader demand gen and then add more and more ABM tactics to the mix over time?

Infographic: Top 10 Types of Demand Generation Content

The Point

Choosing the right content offer for a demand generation campaign isn’t simply about aligning that content with a particular buying persona. The post Infographic: Top 10 Types of Demand Generation Content appeared first on The Point.

Key B2B Demand Generation Strategies for 2015

The Point

We discussed what’s new, what’s working, and what’s on the horizon in B2B Demand Generation. In our business, demand generation and content marketing are nearly synonymous. Good content is the fuel that feeds demand generation success.

Top 10 Demand Generation Resolutions for 2014

The Point

It’s a new year, so what better time to get your demand generation strategy “in shape” for improved performance? Improve campaign measurement. This year, test something in every campaign. Make content a part of every campaign planning discussion.

What Digital Marketers Need to Realize About Demand Generation

Modern Marketing

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. Defining Demand Generation. Demand Generation Feeds on Data.

Building Your Demand Gen Team for ABM

Speaker: Jessica Cross, Manager of Demand Generation, Rollworks

Why Demand Generation Should Be Perpetual

ANNUITAS

This is the second year that ANNUITAS has conducted its Enterprise B2B Demand Generation Survey with the goal of gaining better insights into the approach that enterprise organizations take to demand generation. Strategic demand generation also seeks to educate buyers.

The Reactive Demand Generation Strategy

ANNUITAS

This means adhering to a clearly defined Demand Generation Strategy that is buyer-centric and all the things we need it to be to obtain our goals, and then sticking to it. A reactive Demand Generation Strategy – isn’t a strategy at all.

Demand Generation Showdown; Common Misconceptions & Marketing Pitfalls

Inbox Insight

What is demand generation? Demand generation is an effective B2B marketing strategy. Demand generation helps your company: reach new markets. But as many B2B marketer will testify, demand generation doesn’t come without its challenges.

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

The Point

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

5 Steps to Video for Demand Gen Success

Speaker: Kaitlin Bowes, Senior Demand Generation Manager at Brightcove

Why Digital Marketing KPIs Keep Your Demand Generation Campaign Relevant

Modern B2B Marketing

In our previous posts about demand generation , we explored some of the ways to drive an effective demand gen campaign. For our final blog in this series, let’s talk about KPIs—because the cold, hard truth is without metrics, no other aspects of your campaign matter.

Demand Generation’s Secret Sauce? Strategic Content.

Modern B2B Marketing

When mastered, demand generation can help transform even an underdog brand into a market leader. The goal of demand generation isn’t overnight success, but a gradual, methodical shift in perception among your audience. The post Demand Generation’s Secret Sauce?

B2B Demand Generation Strategies: 5 Essential Components

Reachforce

The fight for brand supremacy is the driving force behind almost any marketing campaign and for years, marketers have focused those campaigns on the top of the sales funnel. Demand GenerationBusinesses are always on the hunt for new ways to stand out from the competition.

Demand Generation Marketing: A Five-Minute Guide

Modern B2B Marketing

If you’ve landed here, it’s safe to say you probably have some questions about demand generation. The common misconception is that demand generation is all about creating demand for a product. Well, demand generation is actually far more than that.

From Branding to Demand Generation

Sales Engine

Because we are now in a position to generate consistent, value-added content for our prospects and customers, driving people to our new website is a much easier proposition,” said Traxler.

Integrating Social Leads into the Demand Generation Funnel

The Point

Precious few B2B marketers can show true ROI from organic social activity, and even less are using organic social media in a systematic way to either generate social leads or drive those leads through the demand generation funnel.

Events – Essential For Every Demand Generation Strategy

ANNUITAS

What about experiencing how Lego and Facebook teamed up to launch the Krowiwongi campaign from the Lego guy himself, Lars Silberbauer? Only events can do that and that is why they will always be part of any successful Demand Generation Strategy.

What is Social Demand Generation?

Modern Marketing

The problem for demand marketers is that few, if any, resources that explain how to use social to build strong, lasting demand generation strategy. The result is the Grande Guide to Social Demand Generation , which we published today and is available for free.

How to Align Content Marketing and Demand Generation Teams

ScribbleLive

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.

Four Overlooked Success Factors in Demand Generation

Crimson Marketing

While many demand generation experts focus on things like targeting the right audience and developing an appropriate offer for that audience, this is only part of the equation for what’s needed to really succeed with demand gen. Demand Generation

The Old Demand Generation Model Versus The New

Marketing Insider Group

Many Companies still feel that the optimal approach for generating revenue is to have the Account Executive be responsible for managing the data, hunting for prospects, qualifying the prospect, presenting and closing. The demand pipeline is low and cannot sustain the rep or the company growth.

Demand Generation Maturity

Ledger Bennett

TAKE THE DEMAND GENERATION MATURITY INDEX SURVEY NOW In fact, I can’t even count the number of times a CMO has pressured timescales. Greg Dorban Demand Generation Maturity. TAKE THE DEMAND GENERATION MATURITY INDEX SURVEY NOW Building the right capabilities.

Does a Demo Ever Make Sense as a Demand Generation Offer?

The Point

Anecdotally, I’ve been noticing a minor trend in technology marketing circles of late – namely, that a high percentage of demand generation campaigns seem to be presenting a product demo as the primary offer.

Demand Generation and Distribution: 4 Must-Try Digital Marketing Channels

Modern B2B Marketing

Our previous blog post looked at how important strategic content is for your demand generation campaign. That’s why we’re going to focus on another essential part of your campaign: distribution. Every successful demand gen campaign starts with a final goal in mind.

3 Demand Generation Goals to Avoid in 2013

The Point

Generate 10 deals per quarter from contacts already in our CRM database. Create a social media campaign. What is about social media that you think will extend and improve your demand generation mix? Aim for a broader mix of demand generation content.

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.

4 Steps To Success In The New Demand Generation World

Marketing Insider Group

Director of Lead Generation at Ventyx. He sends us these Demand Generation tips every few weeks to keep us grounded in one of the main focus areas of B2B Marketing: delivering quantifiable value to the business and leads for sales. Demand Generation

A Lack of Content Marketing Strategy Impedes Demand Generation

ANNUITAS

According to The 2014 Marketing Score Report by PR 20/20 “Organizations are missing opportunities to generate and nurture leads due to enormous gaps in their content marketing programs.”. Demand Generation Program must begin with buyer insights and understanding of the buyers purchase path.

How to Segment Your Audience for Demand Generation

Modern B2B Marketing

In the first post in our series on demand generation , we talked about what demand gen is—as opposed to what people think it is—and then looked at the five aspects of a successful campaign. And demand generation campaigns are no exception.

From Branding to Demand Generation

Sales Engine

Because we are now in a position to generate consistent, value-added content for our prospects and customers, driving people to our new website is a much easier proposition,” said Traxler.

4 Tips For Successful Demand Generation

Marketing Insider Group

I have been writing about Demand Generaton and Demand Management since I started blogging a few years ago. The following article is a guest post from Rob… Demand Generation is critical to every company bottom line, and is often managed through various groups within your company.