4 Ways Demand Generation Marketing Is Like Football

Modern B2B Marketing

Before I lose those of you who are not football fans, I want you to reread the entire opening paragraph with a revised first sentence: “They say the toughest position in a high growth company is the demand generation quarterback.”. Demand Generation b2b Consumer

The Evolution of Demand Generation In 2015

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Heidi Bullock Demand generation is a vital aspect of any marketing organization. With the New Year, I’d like to share the big trends I see for 2015—starting with a growing and continual focus on demand generation. Demand Generation b2b Consumer

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The Most Common Demand Generation Mistakes That Sabotage Your Success

Modern B2B Marketing

When it comes to demand generation, even the most seasoned B2B marketers have fallen into this trap and sabotaged their success without knowing it. Let’s take a look at three big mistakes that demand generation marketers make and how you can avoid them: 1.

3 Demand Generation Dangers in a B2B Blog Redesign

Reachforce

And as Neil Patel, Eloqua, Marketo and Hubspot have shown us, when B2B content is crafted correctly, it becomes a killer tool for attracting qualified prospects to your sales funnel. Demand Generation Checklist for Safe Blog Redesigns.

3 Demand Generation Dangers in a B2B Blog Redesign

Reachforce

And as Neil Patel, Eloqua, Marketo and Hubspot have shown us, when B2B content is crafted correctly, it becomes a killer tool for attracting qualified prospects to your sales funnel. Demand Generation Checklist for Safe Blog Redesigns.

9 Ideas (and 1 Big Lesson) from the Marketo Social Marketing Roadshow

The Point

Last week I attended (and was a presenter at) the Seattle edition of Marketo’s 2012 Social Marketing Rockstar Tour , a roving conference/seminar series being held this summer in cities nationwide. Perhaps, but definitely worth investigating if it’s not part of your current demand gen mix.

The B2B Lead Generation-Demand Generation Book “Hall of Fame”

NuSpark

B2B lead generation and lead management is a complicated process that can’t be detailed all in one book. It’s easier said than done which is why firms like mine exist, to implement proper lead generation tactics that build revenue. General B2B Marketing & Lead Generation.

[Report] What Does Demand Generation Mean to You?

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Raymond Coppinger Today, B2B marketers have many core objectives – brand building, customer communications, multi-channel coordination…the list goes on. Notable Demand Generation Statistics. But 74% answered “No” when asked whether they could forecast future demand.

Does Creative Still Matter in B2B Marketing?

The Point

At Marketo’s Marketing Nation Summit last month in San Francisco, there was much talk about the shifting function of marketing towards a more strategic, data-driven role within the modern corporation.

How Marketo Unleashed Their Demand Gen Potential

Leadspace

As one of the world’s leading marketing software companies, Marketo’s sales and marketing teams are among the best in the business. It’s fair to say these guys know a thing or two about demand gen.

Microsoft, Marketo and Facebook’s 5 Tips for Focused, Effective Marketing

Leadspace

What’s the difference between a winning demand generation strategy, and a mediocre one? Between generating enough leads to keep things going (and keep your own head above the water), and taking your marketing to the next level?

ANNUITAS Named Finalist for Marketo Revvie Award

ANNUITAS

ANNUITAS Named Finalist for Marketo Revvie Award. ANNUITAS ®, a demand generation strategy and change management firm, has been named a finalist for a Marketo Revvie Award in the Digital Services Partner of the Year Category. Presented by Marketo, the leading marketing software and solutions provider, the Revvie Awards program recognizes companies that effectively use Marketo to attract and engage customers.

Accelerating the Pace of Inbound Leads: An Interview with Paul Albright of Captora

The Point

Paul Albright boasts a 30-year track record of success in Silicon Valley, including executive roles at companies such as Marketo, SuccessFactors, NetApp, and Informatica. How to add brains and reach to our customer’s beautiful/brand-centric websites.

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In Defense of Unsolicited Email

The Point

Over at marketing automation firm Marketo , CEO Phil Fernandez just wrote a full-throated rant against the evils of unsolicited email and purchased email lists used indiscriminately: “How does anyone think that these are sensible emails to send to the CEO of a fast-growing public company?

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How To Decide Whether Marketo RCA Is Right For You

bizible

Advanced marketing automation systems like Marketo offer some form of attribution but it can be difficult to understand exactly how it compares to other attribution solutions like Bizible. Marketo RCA)? Marketo Revenue Cycle Analytics (RCA) Reporting Capabilities.

Sirius Decisions Thinks Websites Will Generate 71% of All B2B Sales Leads by 2015. I Disagree.

The Point

Sirius Decisions wrote an insightful article last week about the acquisition by Marketo of Insightera (a Web personalization platform), and included was the following projection: “By 2015, we expect to see 71 percent of b-to-b organizations’ new inquiries coming via the corporate Web site.”.

Microsoft and DXC Win Big at Marketo and SiriusDecisions — What’s Their Secret?

Leadspace

With Marketo’s Marketing Nation Summit, SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit, Oracle MME and the MarTech series packed into just two months, it’s fair to say our events team — like many others — have their hands full right now! What makes this year all the more exciting for us at Leadspace, though, is news this week that two of our leading enterprise customers have won awards for their marketing efforts. Events season is well and truly underway for B2B marketers.

12 Marketo Summit 2017 Sessions You Should Attend

bizible

A case study in operating marketing like sales, from CMO planning to demand generation. Marketo categorizes their sessions based on topic and we can see that Marketing Trends is a major focus. Who Marketo Summit Is For. We hope you meet you at Marketo Summit!

MobileIron Harnesses End-User Demand to Drive Mobile IT Sales Leads

The Point

If end users want your product, but their IT department makes the purchase decision, can you leverage that demand to drive IT sales leads? Typically an ad campaign succeeds when it generates a single response.

19 Demand Generating Content Formats That Aren’t a PDF

SnapApp

We pulled together 19 examples of more out-of-the-box content types to spur your imagination as you make plans for future demand-gen activities. So without further ado: 19 marketing examples to get you thinking creatively about your demand-gen content. PDFs have their place.

Campaign Makeover: Simple Changes Increase Email Response by 25 Percent

The Point

I received an email recently from Kevin Payne, Senior Director of Field Marketing at customer service software provider [24]7. Kevin writes: “Below is one of our most successful email campaigns.

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Marketo Marketing Nation Summit: Who’s Talking About B2B Data?

Leadspace

Accurate data is the key to successful B2B marketing and lead generation. When I looked at the agenda for the 2016 Marketo Marketing Nation Summit, it got me thinking about the future of data, lead generation and the evolution of B2B marketing.

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. Customer.

Go Where Your Customers Are – Wise Words from Sweta Patel

Vidyard

Patel, a Demand Generation Consultant and Customer Acquisition Specialist, has worked with brands like Kyocera, WD-40, and Full Circle Insights to build social communities, drive more leads, and ultimately close more deals. Lead generation starts with reviews.

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Data Touches Everything at the Marketo User Summit #MKTGNATION14

ANNUITAS

I’m almost done with the first day here at the Marketo Marketing Nation Summit, and I have noticed a trend, and it centers on data. Be it big data or customer data, behavioral data or firmographic data, people are talking about it — and for good reason. Jenny shared some interesting workflow and data validation scenarios that were laser-focused on addressing the data relationship between records in CRM and Marketo.

Oracle Buys Eloqua: Winners and Losers for B2B Marketing Automation

Customer Experience Matrix

Working marketers care more about how this affects the products and services they’ll get as current or potential Eloqua customers. The impact on customer service is likely to be even more negative. Oracle is less customer-focused and generally less nimble (I'm being polite here).

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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. The table below presents a reasonably comprehensive list of demand generation (a.k.a. The vendors are divided into four categories based on my understanding of their target customers.

How to Reduce Unsubscribes Using Subscription Management

The Point

I’ve written previously in this space about how to reduce unsubscribes by giving prospects and customers the option to update their contact information rather than forcing them to opt out of email entirely.

When and Why to Use Landing Pages

Modern B2B Marketing

Marketers have started to realize that most web pages have a major fault: They’re not designed to win customers. That’s why many marketers count on a relatively new tool (compared to billboards) to generate leads and make sales—the landing page. Demand Generation b2b

The 14 Best Marketing Automation Tools

Webbiquity

1) Marketo. An enterprise-grade marketing automation and analytics platform with solutions for lead management, email marketing, consumer marketing, customer base marketing, and mobile marketing. Best suited (like Marketo) for large enterprises.

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Measuring The Success Of Your Demand Generation Efforts

Modern B2B Marketing

by Carol Fox Demand generation is a core component of an evolved lead generation program. The distinction between traditional lead generation and evolved lead generation is that with the latter, leads are qualified before they go to sales.

Marketo Inspires, Do You Do The Same? Marketo Roadshow 2015

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The Marketo Roadshow is rolling into town on Thursday, July 30th and we’re happy to be there as Silver Sponsors. Roadshows like this one allow for a collection of forward-thinking marketers to gather and talk big ideas and brainstorm on how they can make their customer experiences even better!

Emergence of Demand Generation Role Drastically Alters Marketing Landscape

Modern B2B Marketing

by Phil Fernandez Today, the role of demand generation as a discrete and increasingly vital part of the marketing function is well accepted amongst corporations (especially B2B companies). Indeed, this is exactly the structure we have at my company, Marketo.

Marketo Data Tells Us: What Is the Top Conversion Rate by Channel?

Modern B2B Marketing

It’s me, Johnny, with your next blog from the Marketo Institute! It’s a metric that lead generation marketers—from practitioners all the way up to CMOs—are measured on. But the ultimate conversion rate every demand gen marketer is measured on is lead to opportunity.

How Much Copy Do I Need On My Landing Page?

The Point

Generally speaking, ecommerce landing pages or any campaign requiring credit card information will require that you address all the key questions that any potential customer would likely have, and address any objections that would possibly get in the way.

Measuring the True Impact of Marketing Campaigns: A Conversation with Bonnie Crater

The Point

HS: How are you different from marketing automation vendors like Eloqua or Marketo at addressing this issue? In fact, all of our customers today (with one exception) use both Salesforce and a top marketing automation system.

What the Marketo Acquisition Means for Customers & B2B MarTech

Leadspace

It’s been a few weeks since the announcement of the Marketo acquisition by Vista Equity Partners. Customers, investors and members of the marketing automation ecosystem are waiting to see what happens next and, inevitably, speculating on what this means for the B2B marketing world. For Marketo, the acquisition reflects that the underlying value of the platform had been discounted by the market, given the 60%-plus premium Vista paid over the price even a month ago.

B2B Marketing Rock Stars: Data Is Driving Modern Buyer Personas

Crimson Marketing

Traditionally, B2B marketers have created buyer personas from customer hunches, not factual customer data. ” – Heidi Bullock, VP of Demand Generation Marketing at Marketo. Source: Demand Gen Report. Corporate Marketing Demand Generation

Marketing Automation 2014 Industry Overview: What the Surveys Tell Us

Customer Experience Matrix

Mintigo’s conclusion across 186,500 B2B companies was that just three percent were using the most common marketing automation systems: Oracle Eloqua , Marketo, HubSpot, and Salesforce.com Pardot. million for Marketo.)

Events Are Top Tactic for Marketers – Keep It That Way

ANNUITAS

Events can be a very effective in driving demand as part of an overall Demand Generation Strategy. *Image via CMI B2B Benchmark Study 2015. An in-person event is an invaluable part of a Demand Generation Strategy.