Why a Hybrid Demand Generation Model is More Important than Ever

The Point

The current crisis reinforces why most B2B companies are best suited for a hybrid demand generation model that combines both ABM and more traditional, funnel-based tactics. ABM was born of a time when (in hindsight) we marketers had it good. I’ve written elsewhere in this space that one of the reasons ABM became so popular is because companies are just really bad at lead nurturing.).

Key B2B Demand Generation Strategies for 2015

The Point

Recently I sat down with Amanda Nelson, Director of Marketing at RingLead , a leading provider of cloud-based data solutions that make it easy to analyze, remove, merge and prevent duplicates in Salesforce. We discussed what’s new, what’s working, and what’s on the horizon in B2B Demand Generation. What is the first B2B marketing strategy that marketers must consider for 2015? (HS) Good content is the fuel that feeds demand generation success.


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What is Social Demand Generation?


Marketers have long been used to drawing up plans. But as social media has gone from the beta test to a part of everyday life , sticking to a detailed marketing plan has become virtually impossible. Even so, creating a social media strategy allows marketing to focus on organizational goals rather than new gimmicks and stay on message. The result is the Grande Guide to Social Demand Generation , which we published today and is available for free.

Demand Generation vs Lead Generation- How to Optimize Both


Marketing has multiple facets to it’s over-arching structure. Whether or not your focus is on demand generation or lead generation as a practice, you’re more than likely encompassed by its processes throughout your day. Demand Generation Marketing.

Modern Demand Generation, Demystified 


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! We’re going to show you how you can execute a demand generation campaign based on what’s working for thousands of companies right now! . Like many concepts in modern B2B marketing, every company has their definition of demand generation.

How Sage Does Social Demand Generation


But many demand generation marketers don’t know what to make of it. Sage , a global provider of business management software and services however, has made social a key part of its demand activity. About a year and a half ago, the global software company’s Employer Solutions business unit, makers of Human Resources Management Software, wanted to do more than drum up awareness, they wanted a full fledge social demand generation strategy.

Connecting the Dots Between Social Media & Demand Generation


by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Today’s blog post comes courtesy of Carmen Hill, of Babcock & Jenkins, an Eloqua partner and B2B marketing integrated agency focused on demand generation and pipeline acceleration. She’s also a contributor the Grande Guide to Social Demand Generation. Too often, different marketing functions operate in their own little silos—demand generation isn’t supposed to play on the social playground and vice versa.

The Critical Ingredients Of Effective Demand Generation

Marketing Insider Group

Demand Generation is one of the most critical components of B2B Marketing. And yet, demand generation skills are rare in B2B Marketers. Marketing must be more than trade shows, logo colors and full-page ads. Marketing must drive sales for the business. This post is the latest from my former colleague and demand generation partner Rob Krekstein. Rob knows how to turn marketing investment into marketing ROI.

Branding is Not Demand Generation. Stop Pretending That It Is.

The Point

Demand generation is hot. It’s the marketing movement of the moment. It’s why demand generation managers are suddenly as common as, well, marcom directors. It’s why systems consultants are reinventing themselves as “demand generation agencies.” As a demand generation marketer, however, I have an issue when brand marketers start to muscle in our turf. OK, I confess: “demand fulfillment” is news to me.

5 Common Demand Generation Plan Problems to Avoid

Only B2B

Creating a successful demand generation plan is not easy. But then if it were, every B2B marketer would be driving full-funnel results remarkably. The top B2B marketing players are cutting down the complexities of demand generation strategies that cover different marketing targets, channels, and lead sources. If any aspect of your demand generation plan doesn’t work accordingly, you will not be able to see the result that you need.

Do’s and Don’ts of B2B Demand Generation

Marsden Marketing

If you’re tasked with generating leads for your company, then you know just how difficult it is to cut through the clutter. So what’s a marketer to do? As a general rule, your B2B demand generation strategy is going to be specific to your company's direction and the services you offer. However, we found a few universal do's and don'ts to follow when determining your direction and for driving better sales and marketing alignment.

Lead Generation vs. Demand Generation: What's The Difference?

SmartBug Media

“How do you understand the difference between lead generation vs demand generation?”. I posed this question to four different friends who work in various spheres of marketing, and here are the responses I got: “Demand generation is part of lead generation.”. Lead generation is part of demand generation.”. Saying ‘demand gen’ is just trendy right now.”. What Is Demand Generation?

5 Common Demand Generation Plan Problems to Avoid

Only B2B

Creating a demand generation plan which is successful is not easy. But then again, if it were that easy, every marketer of a B2B company would be driving full-funnel results remarkably. The top B2B marketing players are cutting down the complexities of demand generation strategies that covers different marketing targets, channels and lead sources. Do you think you can drive more deals that are attributed with marketing without good content?

The Difference Between Demand Generation and Marketing


Marketing terms get tossed around like nothing these days: “Full stack marketer” “Marketing evangelist” “Growth hacker” Do they have any substantive difference? Or do marketing pros make these terms up to inflate their egos? So, let’s take a look at “demand generation.” ” Does any real difference exist between that and marketing? First, Let’s Define Demand Generation.

Defining demand generation, lead generation, and inbound marketing, and why you need all 3.


Marketing these days is full of jargon, which can be confusing for senior executives and others who aren’t fully immersed in it on a daily basis. Understanding the differences between demand generation, lead generation and inbound marketing is paramount for business leaders to make logical decisions about where best to apply marketing dollars. Inbound Marketing. Demand Generation. Lead Generation.

In PR we trust – alternative demand generation

Champion Communications

Plans that were made months ago have been halted by lockdown, rendering many marketing strategies obsolete. expos, exhibitions, and networking events have historically been important for demand generation.? an average of 11% of their marketing budget on third-party trade shows, and 6% on hosting events. Due to mass cancellations and postponements, these events no longer present a viable marketing option for the immediate future.

5 Fundamentals of Any Demand Generation Marketing Strategy

SmartBug Media

No matter what the issue might be, a great way to address it is with a strong demand generation marketing strategy. Don’t worry—by the time you finish reading this, you will understand the essential elements of demand generation marketing and how it can provide you with a solution. Another Type of Marketing? Demand generation is exactly what it sounds like: generating demand. Inbound Marketing. Picture it.

The Difference Between Lead Generation vs Demand Generation

Stevens & Tate

When it comes to building your audience and increasing your sales, there are two strategies that are vital to your success: demand generation and lead generation. Demand Generation vs. Lead Generation. Implementing A Lead Generation Strategy.

4 Solutions to Consider When Marketing Leads Don’t Convert

The Point

If your organization is generating plenty of leads but those initial inquiries aren’t converting to sales qualified leads, meetings, or pipeline, a myriad of things could be at fault: 1) sales follow-up may be sub-standard in either cadence, frequency, or message. 2) lead nurturing. may not be doing enough to educate the prospect , “warm up” the lead, or drive additional engagement, or. Here are four potential solutions when leads don’t convert: 1.

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The Demand Generation Stats Every CMO Needs To Know

Crimson Marketing

HubSpot and Qualtrics recently conducted a survey of 900 management-level marketers in North America and Europe to determine how successful companies have been at demand generation for their respective brands. The goal of this survey was to discover which key performance indicators (KPIs) matter to your marketing solutions and how marketers can continue to improve them. . “Companies with higher annual revenues tend to pay a higher cost per lead.

B2B Reads: Virtual Body Language and Demand Generation

Heinz Marketing

In addition to our Sunday App of the Week feature, we also summarize some of our favorite B2B sales & marketing posts from around the Web each week. In the meantime, here are some B2B Reads we love: The 7 Toughest Challenges of B2B Demand Generation (And How to Overcome Them). Every B2B marketer faces challenges, but not every B2B demand generation marketer faces the same challenges, even when on the same team. Via, Demand Gen Report.

6 B2B Demand Gen Predictions for 2020

The Point

The rate of change in B2B marketing and marketing technology continues to accelerate, and 2020 promises to be no different. I asked the best subject matter experts I know, my colleagues at Spear Marketing Group , what trends they think will highlight the next 12 months in B2B demand generation. Marketing departments are continuing to invest more in technology and the average number of technologies per marketing department is skyrocketing.

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Why It Pays To Embrace Demand Generation Marketing


When you start researching marketing, there is a point at which you might roll your eyes and say ‘They just won’t stop with making up fancy names for good old marketing. Influence marketing , growth hacking marketing, and now…demand generation marketing, what even is that?!’ What is demand generation marketing? It explores precursors to a demand. It helps to generate demand.

Demand Generation and Thought Leadership: Why You Need Both


Demand generation and thought leadership are both terms you need to know if you’re a B2B marketer. When I first got into the marketing game, I can honestly say I didn’t know the difference between the two. I speak with dozens of CEOs and CMOs every week, many of whom will also admit they don’t have a full grasp on demand generation or thought leadership. Continuing to educate yourself is key, especially in the always-changing landscape of marketing.

Corporate Websites for Demand Generation: B2B Discussion Highlights

Digital B2B Marketing

The latest #B2Bchat discussion focused on the relationship (or lack thereof) between corporate websites and demand generation. Can corporate websites support demand generation and lead capture? Or do marketers need to build microsites to support demand generation effectively? Most corporate sites serve too many masters to effectively serve as the demand generation hub. Are you a B2B marketer or interested in B2B marketing?

6 Demand Generation Secrets Every B2B Marketer Should Know

Inbox Insight

Demand generation is one of the most important elements of executing an effective digital marketing strategy because it ensures your marketing activities work toward the overarching goal of building long-term profitable relationships with your audience. Marketing Tactic: Attract Attention. You may have the best marketing message in the world but if you’re not amplifying it to the right audience, how do you expect them to see it?

Marketing Success & the Accident of Timing

The Point

An old boss once commented: “75% of marketing is just being in the right place at the right time.”. For more companies than not, marketing success is rarely about convincing a given individual, on a given day, to buy what it is you’re selling.

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Demand Generation & Marketing Strategy with Unisys


Ziff Davis B2B, a j2 Global company and leader in B2B demand generation, is continuing thought leadership series on Demand Generation is expanding to include Marketing Strategy. The company published an in depth interview with Cheryl Rodness, Global Vice President Revenue Generation for Unisys (UIS – NYSE). This thought leadership series showcases the latest innovations and strategies from the foremost experts and practitioners in B2B marketing.

Content2Conversion – Predictive Marketing and Demand Generation


We’re excited for 3 days of sharing insights and learning how the best in the business use analytics and marketing technology to create powerful content that drives demand and delivers on revenue. Cari Baldwin, Founding Partner of BlueBird Strategies and Amanda Kahlow, founder and CEO of 6sense will take a group of marketers through an in depth training of launching your predictive intelligence efforts to: Drive content and messaging strategy.

B2B Demand Generation: Expert-Driven Insights in 2018

Launch Marketing

As B2B demand generation and buyer behavior continue to evolve, engaging your buyers requires various strategies, tactics and tools. Recently, LiveOak Venture Partners hosted a network & learn panel discussion with some of Austin’s B2B tech and marketing leaders (including Launch Marketing CEO, Christa Tuttle). The marketing panel shared their experiences and perspectives on a few key challenges and opportunities in B2B marketing for startups.

Is B2B Lead Generation Really This Difficult?

The Point

Results are in from a recent survey on B2B Lead Generation by the B2B Technology Marketing Community on LinkedIn ( free report download here ), and the numbers tell a disheartening story. Key findings from the survey of more than 600 B2B marketing professionals include: * 80 percent of those surveyed report their existing lead generation programs are only slightly or somewhat effective. * 24 percent said they’re unable to gauge how well leads convert to revenue.

The New Secret Sauce to Demand Generation


Back in January 2009, Marketo came out with a webinar entitled, The Secret Sauce to Demand Generation: How Marketo Nurtures, Scores and Accelerates Leads through the Revenue Cycle. I appealed, somewhat humbly, to my readers of the Modern B2B Blog to explain that this was not to promote Marketo, but rather, share our own demand generation and lead management processes. We have recently created an updated version of the Secret Sauce to Demand Generation.

Demand Generation Strategies & Lead Management Processes First


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.

Lead Generation vs. Demand Generation (and How to Develop Content for Both)


But you can’t get a customer without capturing them as a lead first. Demand generation and lead generation are marketing activities that help with this process. In this post, we’ll describe the difference between demand and lead generation, and what kind of content to create for each. The difference between demand generation and lead generation. turning them into sales leads.

A Nurture Strategy for Content Syndication Leads

The Point

I posted recently on LinkedIn that, in the current climate, leads from content syndication and other CPL programs may be an ideal replacement for lost trade shows and other events, and indeed can be an effective way to stay engaged in the marketplace at a time when many buyers are laying low. If your average sales cycle is 6 months, don’t expect content syndication leads to magically convert to opportunities in a matter of days. Quality content = quality leads.

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How to Market an Analyst Report

The Point

Technology marketers love analyst reports. Sure, they’re expensive to license, but they’re instant fodder for all sorts of content marketing, they bring credibility and name recognition to a campaign, and – bonus – they say nice things about your product. However, in my experience, most tech companies don’t know how to market them. If you market an analyst report as saying nice things about your company and solution, the value of that information is diminished.

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17 Demand Generation Stats Every CMO Needs to See


Determining the success of your marketing programs and analyzing key performance indicators (KPIs) can be challenging if you don’t have access to industry data. To find out how companies are generating demands for their brands and how successful they''ve been in these efforts, HubSpot and Qualtrics conducted a survey of 900 management-level marketers in North America and Europe. The results are included in our new ebook, The Demand Generation Benchmarks Report.