In Defense of Demand Generation in the Age of ABM

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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

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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.

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Does Demand Generation Really Generate Demand?

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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?

6 Components of a Perpetual Demand Generation Program

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What makes Demand Generation perpetual ? One key component (other than a decreased reliance on tactical, campaign-based activities to drive demand) is its adaptability. Developing a “perpetual” demand generation program is no small undertaking.

9 Experts Rethinking Demand Generation

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

Key B2B Demand Generation Strategies for 2015

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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.

Modern Demand Generation, Demystified 

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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?

The Reactive Demand Generation Strategy

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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.

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

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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?

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

The benefits of using account-based marketing in your Demand Generation team are considerable: by getting as many engaged, qualified accounts as possible, your conversion rate will be higher and you'll find that Marketing and Sales are (gasp!) more aligned. Sounds great, doesn't it? But how do you even find the resources to make it happen? Join Jessica Cross, Manager of Demand Generation at Rollworks, as she explains how to build your Demand Generation team to best carry out ABM - even if your team is small. In fact, her own team only has 3 people!

From Branding to Demand Generation

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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.

Events – Essential For Every Demand Generation Strategy

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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.

Integrating Social Leads into the Demand Generation Funnel

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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.

5 Steps to Video for Demand Gen Success

Speaker: Kaitlin Bowes, Senior Demand Generation Manager at Brightcove

How do you build video campaigns that actively build pipeline, increase your marketing ROI, and make you look like a demand-gen genius? We’ve boiled it down to five key steps. Tune into our webinar on June 26th to find out what we’ve learned through years of building pipeline with video.

Demand Generation Marketing: A Five-Minute Guide

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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.

Why Digital Marketing KPIs Keep Your Demand Generation Campaign Relevant

Marketo

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.

How to Align Content Marketing and Demand Generation Teams

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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.

The Old Demand Generation Model Versus The New

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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.

5 Common Demand Generation Plan Problems to Avoid

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Creating a successful demand generation plan is not easy. The top B2B marketing players are cutting down the complexities of demand generation strategies that cover different marketing targets, channels, and lead sources.

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

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.

4 Steps To Success In The New Demand Generation World

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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

tips for a flawless demand generation campaign

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5 Common Demand Generation Plan Problems to Avoid

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Creating a demand generation plan which is successful is not easy. The top B2B marketing players are cutting down the complexities of demand generation strategies that covers different marketing targets, channels and lead sources.

A Lack of Content Marketing Strategy Impedes Demand Generation

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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.

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.

7 Steps to Demand Generation Success

Televerde

Similarly, your demand generation strategy has a shelf life. If don’t want to make your prospects sick with day-old demand gen, you need to revamp your strategy and work to ensure freshness. What will it take to generate demand in 2020?

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.

Integrating Awareness and Demand Generation Marketing

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Most executives from traditional marketing backgrounds build branding campaigns and drive eyeballs to them through advertising. New Demand Generation Goals. Over several meetings with them, we slowly convinced them to try to build the ad campaign around the existing site.

Quick Guide: Retain Customers with Demand Generation Strategies

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One of the biggest challenges in saturated markets today is generating demand for your business. So, What is Demand Generation? As the name suggests, demand generation is all about creating a need for your product/service in the minds of your potential buyers.

15+ Demand Generation Statistics that Every Business Should Know

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Demand generation is important for every business. When you start, your target buyer does not know you exist and you need to work on generating awareness for your product/services. Let’s analyze 15 demand generation statistics that every demand marketer should know.

How To Measure B2B Demand Generation

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One caveat before you read on: This answer is specific to measuring B2B Demand Generation. My Answer: The best way to measure the success of Demand Generation efforts is Revenue! This is the literal Value of the leads generated. Demand Generation

What Does a Demand Generation Program Actually Look Like?

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As a marketing leader, have you been tasked with building a demand generation program designed to funnel leads to salespeople? We start by developing an editorial calendar of thought leadership topics that our prospects are interested in and then start slotting in campaigns accordingly.

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Developing a Demand Generation Strategy

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Well-intentioned CMO’s may find themselves signing for a fancy new marketing automation platform only to wake up 18 months later in the proverbial drip-campaign gutter with little memory of how they got there and little to no attributable revenue to show for it.

How Much Of My Demand Generation Budget Should I Be Spending On Lead Nurturing?

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One of the most frequent questions we’re hearing from clients during this planning season pertains to the balance between pure lead generation on the one hand, and lead nurturing on the other. What then is the ideal mix between net new lead generation and the cultivation of existing leads?

How to Segment Your Audience for Demand Generation

Marketo

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.

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

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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.

Five 2015 B2B Demand Generation and Content Marketing Resolutions

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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-.