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.

Demand Generation Strategies & Lead Management Processes First

ViewPoint

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.

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? 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 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.

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.

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. Figure 1: ANNUITAS Demand Process Architecture.

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. Ask yourself: why lead nurturing?

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. Author: Jason Stewart @jstewart_1 VP Demand Generation, ANNUITAS.

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. Can a firm like this rely 100% on lead nurturing?

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. Solid understanding and practical application of lead management principles.

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? We must take a different approach — a structured approach — to demand generation analytics. Big Data propaganda is rampant these days.

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? Demand Gen & Lead Management

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

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. As I promised (threatened?)

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.

DemandCon: Why Storytelling Drives Demand Generation [Video]

Modern Marketing

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 TED

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

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. “Hold the vision; trust the process.”. — Author unknown.

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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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. The complicated answer is to say that the mindset towards demand generation needs to change.

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.

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. As a B2B marketing professional or business owner, you need to know the difference between demand generation and lead generation.

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. We definitely see similar trends in Demand Generation as it encompasses several of these digital skills (e.g.

4 Steps for Making Demand Generation More Social

Modern Marketing

While B2B companies have jumped on the bandwagon, demand generation marketers often struggle to find its value. It’s one thing to tweet about your company and build a Facebook page, but B2B firms are now looking to tie Social to measurable lead generation.

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.

4 Roles of a Demand Generation Strategy Consultant

ANNUITAS

When I explain that I’m a Demand Generation Strategy Consultant the confusion and lack of understanding is further magnified. What is Demand Generation? We do this using buyer research, technology, content, data and lead management best practices.

Five Myths of Lead Management

ANNUITAS

Lead management continues to be a hot topic in the world of B2B marketing as we turn the corner and head into the second half of 2010. As a leader in lead management process development, our firm has seen a lot of confusion in the market about what constitutes lead management. There is quite a bit of uncertainty on how companies should approach lead management and what it takes to achieve best practices. Lead Planning. Lead Routing.

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.

ReachLocal Provides Turn-Key Lead Management for Small Business

Customer Experience Matrix

Those other vendors could easily see marketing automation as a natural line extension, since it would help their clients make better use of the traffic those vendors generate. demand generation marketing automation reachedge small business marketing

Demand Generation Implementation -- Take My Survey, Please!

Customer Experience Matrix

Here is the cumulative percentage of total features deployed based on when they were first deployed: time since system deployment first week first month second month third month later cumulative % of used features 38% 65% 81% 86% 100% The recent discussion triggered by my post Pedowitz Group Offers Free Support for New Eloqua Clients raises an important question: Just how much can marketers realistically expect to accomplish during the initial stages of a demand generation system deployment?

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. Why Lead Management. Lead Scoring.

Demand Generation Implementation Survey - Background Results

Customer Experience Matrix

I've been having a dandy time analyzing the results of my Demand Generation Implementation Survey. In any case, the ten deployments in the first four months of 2009 (or 12 if you count the two future dates) and 12 in 2008 highlights the newness and fast growth of the demand generation industry. Responses are still coming in but I thought I'd at least post some preliminary results to whet your appetite.

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. Lead Nurturing.

Marqui Combines Content Management and Demand Generation

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Marqui started as a Web content management system and then added basic demand generation. Marqui is one of the oldest demand generation vendors, founded in 2000. But that date is a bit misleading because the company’s original product was a Web content management system (CMS). It added demand generation features later in response to client requests. Whether demand generation is the right refuge is another question.

5 Demand Generation Tips From DemandCon [Video]

Modern Marketing

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.

Lead Management and Football

Anything Goes Marketing

In one of my meetings these past few weeks I was thinking of an analogy where I could break down the lead management process into much simpler terms so everyone could understand their roles - this is where football comes in. Don't allow for fumbles where leads fall through the cracks.

Company-Level Data in Demand Generation Systems

Customer Experience Matrix

I had an interesting email conversation last month with a Raab Guide buyer about the nuances of company-level data management in demand generation systems. He started from the perfectly reasonable premise that the demand generation system should give an overview of activity for all leads associated with a given company. The first is how the demand generation system treats company-level data.

Low Cost Systems for Demand Generation

Customer Experience Matrix

But even including that, the first year cost for most of these will be less.) : Manticore Technology : a full-featured demand generation product. See my 2007 blog entry for some information or buy the Raab Guide to Demand Generation Systems for a detailed review. The company has a low profile but has been selling its demand generation product for nearly ten years.

Marketbright Targets Sophisticated Demand Generation Users

Customer Experience Matrix

I had a preliminary conversation last week with Mike Pilcher of Marketbright , one of the vendors I’ll probably end up adding to the Raab Guide to Demand Generation Systems. These seem pretty minor, although they do insert Marketbright more deeply into the sales process than most demand generation products. This is something of a theme for the company, although all demand generation vendors integrate closely with sales systems.

Demand Generation Usability Scores - Part 1

Customer Experience Matrix

To start back at the beginning, the objective has been to find a practical, objective way to evaluate the usability of different demand generation systems. In both cases, I see the basic flow as an outbound email, landing page, multi-step nurturing campaign, lead scoring, and transfer to a CRM system for sales followup. For example, every demand generation system provides an editor to create emails. Trigger lead scoring outside a campaign step.