6 Components of a Perpetual Demand Generation Program

ANNUITAS

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. Lead Management Strategy. A lead management strategy is the mechanism that maps out the stages a lead passes through from the point where it’s simply a name in your database to a closed/won customer.

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.

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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. To showcase an audience’s need for a certain product, they turn to demand generation.

DemandCon: Why Storytelling Drives Demand Generation [Video]

Oracle

For Ernst, demand generation starts with great storytelling. Demand Generation B2B b2b marketing Content Marketing crm DemandCon Forrester Research Jeff Ernst lead management Lead Nurturing Salesforce salesforce.com stories storytelling TEDby Jesse Noyes | Tweet this. Jeff Ernst would like you to know that people don’t give a hoot about your product. They care about why you bothered to build it, package it and sell it.

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

The Point

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. Specifically, the question is: How much of our total demand generation budget should we spend on generating net new leads, and how much should we spend on converting the leads we have? Can a firm like this rely 100% on lead nurturing?

5 Demand Generation Tips From DemandCon [Video]

Oracle

Not surprisingly, the topic at DemandCon this week is demand generation. But, as everyone in sales and marketing knows, there are dozens of subtopics that fall under demand generation’s umbrella from lead scoring to content creation. We asked folks at DemandCon to give us their number one demand generation tip, and the results were wide ranging. Jennifer Pockell-Wilson , Vice President of Marketing and Demand Operations, DemandBase.

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? Measuring opens and clicks may tell you something about email performance, but it says nothing about the impact that email campaign had on qualified leads, or opportunities, or revenue. Blogs have long been the exclusive province of the PR team, but demand generation marketers are starting to realize the potential for blogs to generate leads in a big way.

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. In order to guide conversations and manage expectations, we developed the Demand Generation Maturity Index. TAKE THE DEMAND GENERATION MATURITY INDEX SURVEY NOW Building the right capabilities. Four Key Areas of Demand Generation.

Demand Generation – It’s Not That Easy

ANNUITAS

In reading many of the blogs and listening to some of the webinars and speeches that have been given about Demand Generation one would think that the path to Demand Generation is just a few simple step away. Is success on impacting pipeline and generating demand really just a few simple steps away? Figure 1: ANNUITAS Demand Process Architecture. Blog B2B Marketing Change Management Demand Generation Strategy demand process organizational change

Demand Generation – It’s Not That Easy

ANNUITAS

As we go into event season-it’s good to remember that building a Demand Generation Strategy isn’t easy. In reading many of the blogs and listening to some of the webinars and speeches that have been given about Demand Generation one would think that the path to Demand Generation is just a few simple steps away. Is success on impacting pipeline and generating demand really just a few simple steps away?

Software Advice Whiteboard Session with The Annuitas Group – Demand Generation Vs. Lead Management

ANNUITAS

Demand generation and lead management are two terms that companies should be fairly familiar with, but it turns out there is quite a bit of confusion around the two. Demand Generation Lead Management Process

The 3 Big Themes of Demand Generation [Video]

Oracle

Demand generation might sound pretty wonky. It’s a blanket term covering topics like lead management, funnel management and content marketing. Appropriately, the inaugural DemandCon event served many different demand generation dishes. Revenue Performance Management was center stage at DemandCon. The quest for predictable revenue growth demands nothing less than a dramatic shift in methodologies. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this.

Enterprise Demand Generation: How Are You Doing?

ANNUITAS

There are some great studies out there focusing on content strategy (specifically) or buyer behavior, but nothing that really shines a light on how large companies run Demand Generation … with an emphasis on large. That’s why ANNUITAS has launched a study aimed at gaining a better understanding of the Demand Generation strategies used by B2B enterprise organizations. Author: Jason Stewart @jstewart_1 VP Demand Generation, ANNUITAS.

Differences Between Demand Generation and Lead Generation

PureB2B

Demand generation is the process of creating and/or boosting awareness of a particular company or product with the intention of increasing leads. Lead generation is the process of collecting actual leads directly from consumers or client prospects and using those leads to boost revenue.”. As a B2B marketing professional or business owner, you need to know the difference between demand generation and lead generation.

Software Advice Whiteboard Session with The Annuitas Group – Demand Generation Vs. Lead Management (Part Two)

ANNUITAS

In part two of Software Advice’s whiteboard session with Annuitas Group CEO and Marketing Automation Institute Executive Director, Carlos Hidalgo, we discuss how marketing automation technology is not the complete answer to all your demand generation and lead management needs. Rather, it provides a critical piece of your demand generation strategy and lead management process. Demand Generation Lead Management Process

Lead Generation vs Demand Generation

Albacross

When it comes to driving traffic and converting visitors to your site, there are two ways to do this: through lead generation and demand generation. Content is crucial in today’s marketing world and plays a vital role in both, lead and demand generation. Before you even reach out to potential leads or share your article on social media - make sure your piece of content is well written, and ideally, SEO friendly as well.

Demand Generation Skill Set of the Not-So-Distant Future

ANNUITAS

It is a no-brainer – as marketing automation and demand generation continue to mature, the need for well-rounded and experienced demand generation marketers also increases. Recently, MarketingProfs published an article about how to hire the best marketers for your team , which got me thinking – with the different facets of demand generation and their discreet areas of expertise, what is the ideal skill set for the future?

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. The leaders among demand generation systems are still Eloqua , Silverpop and Marketo.

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Demand Generation Strategies & Lead Management Processes First

Pointclear

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. In part one , Carlos differentiates between demand generation strategies and lead management processes. Nonexistent lead management processes.

Upcoming Lead Management Events

LeadSloth

This week there are a couple of interesting Lead Management events, so I thought I’d share them with you in a short blog post: Hubspot Show & Tell , new features including lead management, June 8th (tomorrow). Genius Demand Gen Academy , series of 12 webinars, starting June 9th. MarketingSherpa Lead Management webinar , June 10th (sponsored by Eloqua). Genius Demand Gen Academy. MarketingSherpa Lead Management Webinar.

3 Demand Generation Goals to Avoid in 2013

The Point

Launch a lead nurturing program. Don’t get me wrong: lead nurturing is a worthy investment for most companies, but making lead nurturing a goal for the new year is akin to saying you want to do more marketing. Lead nurturing is a means to an end, a program in the service of a goal. Ask yourself: why lead nurturing? Quantitative and measurable goals will guide the type and scale of lead nurturing program you put in place.

A Structured Approach to Demand Generation Analytics

ANNUITAS

Demand generation leaders know it’s not true, though. So what is the key to better demand generation analytics? How can we better tie buying and content/channel interactions to opportunities and closed revenue in a closed-loop fashion — to fuel our demand process optimization ? We must take a different approach — a structured approach — to demand generation analytics. Successful demand generation analytics must bridge the two.

3 Lead Management Questions Sales will Ask Marketing

Oracle

If so, the days of “the leads suck” conversation is in the past. Now you’re onto “the leads still suck, but please give us more” conversation. A healthy lead management process transcends sales and marketing, resulting in a unified view from inquiry through opportunity to revenue. Even a great lead management process will be questioned. Here are 3 questions sales teams often pose to marketing after implementing a lead management process.

Demand Generation Overview

Customer Experience Matrix

in my last post, I've been furiously writing articles to explain demand generation for the new Guide Web site. I just finished #2, the not-very-creatively titled "Introduction to Demand Generation Systems" and posted it there. One illustrates my conception of how demand generation systems fit into the world of marketing systems, as follows: Is that cute or what? As I promised (threatened?)

Report: Why Demand Marketers Should Expand their Focus Beyond the Lead

The Point

Today, ABM is a very real and effective way of driving demand, but even its most fervent disciples would acknowledge that, at most companies, ABM co-exists with other strategies rather than having replaced them altogether. One fixture of B2B marketing for more than a decade is the lead funnel, brought to prominence by the analysts at SiriusDecisions (now part of Forrester.) Report: Why Demand Marketers Should Expand their Focus Beyond the Lead Click To Tweet.

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Boost Demand Generation Using Target Ready Buyer Models

Tony Zambito

Without question, changing buyer behaviors are also impacting how we think about Demand Generation or as it has been conventionally called – lead generation. Contrary to hyped notions of sales going away to wither in the desert – lead generation and the new label of demand generation are more important today than ever. The complicated answer is to say that the mindset towards demand generation needs to change.

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. Outbound campaigns: generate mass emails to internal or imported lists and manage responses. Lead nurturing: execute repeated contacts with leads over time. Score and distribute leads: assess leads and distribute them to sales when appropriate. Event management: execute marketing events such as Webinars.

B2B Telemarketing — The Secret Weapon to Energize Demand Generation

The Mx Group

What we’ve seen firsthand with many B2B clients is that they can overcome their toughest demand generation challenges, and get better results from their modern marketing efforts like ABM , by leveraging telemarketing. Kerry will join Kelly Olson, our in-house strategic telemarketing expert, who has successfully managed dozens of telemarketing campaigns for B2B clients, helping to streamline their lead management and demand generation efforts.

5 Lead Management Best Practices That Build Account-Based Marketing Success

Oracle

Lead generation and lead management both play an equally important role in fueling the revenue engine for your business. Where lead generation creates interest among your target audiences, lead management tracks, manages, and engages these leads to qualify them for sales. As B2B organizations prioritize lead quality over quantity, marketing and sales must take a sophisticated, data-driven approach to lead management.

3 Common Mistakes in Demand Generation

ANNUITAS

Marketers are often eager to get started on the road to Demand Process Transformation℠. Three common mistakes can wreak havoc on demand generation planning, no matter how ready you think you are to move forward. A research-based, customer-centric strategy must always drive the development and approach of any Demand Generation program. Indeed, any company moving toward transforming demand generation must take all of these elements into account.

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. A robust, successful demand generation program requires several primary tactics, which include: 1. A quality website is vital for generating demand.

Battle of the Gens: Demand Generation vs. Lead Generation

The Mx Group

B2B marketers are experiencing more pressure than ever to increase the quantity and quality of leads, outsmart the competition, and prove ROI in the process. If it’s demand generation vs. lead generation, which helps the most? While some may use the terms interchangeably, confusing demand generation with lead generation can dilute your strategy and lead to disappointing results. Lead generation is the harvesting of that demand.

Managing the Talent Shortage and Skills Gap of Demand Generation Marketers

ANNUITAS

It is expected this shortage will worsen as the demand increases for marketers spurred by global economic recovery. What I see is a real opportunity here – what if you could manage the marketing talent shortage and talent skills gaps while simultaneously providing better service to your customers? We definitely see similar trends in Demand Generation as it encompasses several of these digital skills (e.g.

Top-10 Demand Generation Vendor Blogs

LeadSloth

In my previous post I listed the Top-10 Demand Generation blog by marketers and consultants. Market2Lead Marketing Automation and Lead Management blog. Reachforce: The B2B Lead. Reachforce publishes almost daily Lead Generation tips. ReadyContacts Lead Data Management blog. Tags: Demand Generation activeconversion eloqua genius.com hubspot market2lead marketbright marketo pardot reachforce readycontacts silverpop

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. If you’ve toured the NuSpark Marketing website, it’s evident that proper funnel optimization and lead management approaches must focus on the specific micro elements of the funnel in order for the entire lead generation process to work seamlessly. General B2B Marketing & Lead Generation. Lead Nurturing.

What is the ROI of Lead Management?

LeadSloth

Earlier this year I downloaded Silverpop’s lead management workbook , and I planned to write about it. Unfortunately, not enough time… Last week I received a copy of Marketo’s Lead Nurturing workbook. Both books show how you can increase sales by nurturing all leads, from inquiry to opportunity. Both books cover lead nurturing and ROI calculations, and Silverpop also explains lead scoring. Why Lead Management. Lead Scoring.

Net-Results Simplifies Demand Generation for Small Business

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Net-Results is simpler to use than comparable demand generation systems because it applies the same features to many tasks. But on reflection I realized that Net-Results offers a full set of demand generation functions. Let’s run through the standard demand generation process to see how this works in practice. Each lead is assigned to the first "child" action whose entry conditions it meets.