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. In Marketo, the platform I have the most experience in, this is your Revenue Cycle Modeler. Data impacts so many different components of Demand Generation.

Modern Demand Generation, Demystified 

Televerde

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.

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Executive Insights: World-Class Demand Generation and Corporate Social Responsibility Converge at Televerde

Marketing Insider Group

Probably the most significant is the importance of strategic demand generation and the value of great B2B marketing , supported by data- and insights-driven decision making. After a rather lackluster experience with the incumbent telemarketing and lead generation vendor, my team engaged them and Televerde in a “Pepsi Challenge” contest won hands-down by Televede. Truly a “lead generation machine”! I have learned quite a bit in my nearly 30+ year marketing career.

Integrating Social Leads into the Demand Generation Funnel

The Point

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. So yes, paid social media can be an effective demand gen channel. Our advanced analytics suite even goes into granular detail, such as the network, post and exact message which generated the clicks and conversions.

Demand Generation Marketing: A Five-Minute Guide

Marketo

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. Demand generation isn’t a quick fix. So, how does Marketo define demand generation? The three pillars of demand. Lead generation. Demand capture.

The Top 5 Mistakes Companies Make Building Demand Generation

Sales Engine

Most B2B companies are realizing that, to hit their growth goals, they need to shift the focus of their marketing from branding and awareness to lead generation. So they task marketing leadership with building a demand generation engine and run into myriad problems. They may still be necessary, just not in a demand generation function.) A demand generation program requires a consistent drum beat of content. But demand generation is new territory.

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? If you don’t have that capability in place, look at marketing automation platforms like Marketo or reporting solutions like Full Circle CRM that can give you the data you’re looking for. 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.

Lead Generation vs. Demand Generation: Top 6 Strategies Which Work!

Only B2B

We discussed the differences between lead generation and demand generation on the basis of content marketing strategy earlier. This is an extension of the post wherein we focus on different lead generation and demand generation strategies. With marketers who use demand and lead generation interchangeably, this is an expected result. B2B Demand Generation Strategies: 6 Essential Components.

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. At this stage, your primary goal should be to get your message in front of as many qualified people as possible, which means you’re likely casting a wider net than with a demand capture campaign. Demand Generation b2b

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

Marketo

Our previous blog post looked at how important strategic content is for your demand generation campaign. Every successful demand gen campaign starts with a final goal in mind. To make sure you’re reaching the right people, you need to think about distribution in the earliest planning stages of your demand generation strategy. It’s also a great method for demand capture, as people are more prone to click on search ads when actively looking for a solution.

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. Marketing is rapidly transforming—from a cost center that supports sales and organizes activities to a revenue generator that sources and contributes to revenue. Tracking KPIs for demand generation isn’t about obsessing over every piece of available data. Demand Generation b2b

Demand Generation’s Secret Sauce? Strategic Content.

Marketo

When mastered, demand generation can help transform even an underdog brand into a market leader. The goal of demand generation isn’t overnight success, but a gradual, methodical shift in perception among your audience. In fact, you could argue the whole reason demand generation exists is due to the rise of content and inbound marketing. Demand capture does just what its name implies: captures active demand. Demand Generation b2b

The Evolution of Demand Generation In 2015

Marketo

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. In 2015, specifically for demand generation as a discipline, I think we’ll start to see a few trends evolve: Content marketing will mature. Demand Generation b2b Consumer

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. But Eloqua , Silverpop and Marketo remain industry leaders. 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.

Top-10 Demand Generation Vendor Blogs

LeadSloth

In my previous post I listed the Top-10 Demand Generation blog by marketers and consultants. Marketo Modern B2B Marketing Blog. Marketo publishes a steady stream of interesting articles, now including articles written by Maria Pergolino from the Inbound Marketer blog (also on the earlier Top-10 ). Reachforce publishes almost daily Lead Generation tips. Today I’ve put together a list of vendor blogs.

The Most Common Demand Generation Mistakes That Sabotage Your Success

Marketo

When it comes to demand generation, even the most seasoned B2B marketers have fallen into this trap and sabotaged their success without knowing it. Hopefully, I can help you avoid this disaster by shining a light on the most common pitfalls that demand generation marketers may run into. Let’s take a look at three big mistakes that demand generation marketers make and how you can avoid them: 1. Demand Generation b2b

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.

Back to Basics: Tips and Tricks for Demand Generation Success

Marketo

Author: Mary Kate Francis If you’re a B2B marketer, you’re probably familiar with demand generation in one way or another. Maybe you’ve been working in demand generation for several years or you collaborate with the team on cross-channels campaigns. Whatever your situation is, one thing’s for sure: trying to figure out how demand generation really works and where marketing ends and sales begins can be downright tricky as a novice.

The ANNUITAS Perspective on the Adobe Acquisition of Marketo

ANNUITAS

A Memo from CEO Adam Needles to ANNUITAS clients on the Adobe Acquisition of Marketo. You probably saw that late yesterday Adobe bought Marketo. For those of you with Marketo in your Demand Process technology stacks, your next question is probably what does this mean for me ? And what does this mean for our ANNUITAS Perpetual Demand Generation ® (PDG) investments? In fact, Marketo has been bought and sold a few times now.

Why Demand Generation Marketing Is like College Football

Marketo

When I started my internship at Marketo, though, the other love of my life became marketing. In this blog, I am going to share with you several reasons why demand generation marketing is like a game of college football, and to do it, I am going to shamelessly plug The Best University in the World, the U of U. Being in a role in demand generation means that things are constantly changing, so you have to be willing to call an audible for the good of the team.

Marketo Aims to Simplify Demand Generation

Customer Experience Matrix

As I wrote last week , demand generation vendors have a hard time differentiating their systems from each other. One company that has made a concerted effort is newcomer Marketo. Marketo has a one-word elevator speech: simplicity. That’s not to say Marketo is a simple product. Like every other demand generation vendor, Marketo has wrestled with how a branching, multi-step lead nurturing campaign can be made easy enough for non-specialist users.

Infographic: Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Full-Service Demand Generation Agency

The Point

But in the right situation, especially given the complexity of today’s modern marketing, the right agency partner can be the key to your company making the most of your demand generation investments. Check out the infographic below for tips on deciding whether a full-service demand gen agency is the right move for your organization.

4 Ways Demand Generation Marketing Is Like Football

Marketo

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.”. With Super Bowl 51 just around the corner, I decided to have some fun and draw some parallels between football and demand generation marketing. What other similarities have you seen between football teams and demand generation teams?

Demand Generation at Scale – Content is King, Distribution is Queen, Syndication is the Ace

Metadata

This content asset checks all of the boxes for generating quality demand and pipeline. The goal was never publishing the content asset; it was the opportunity and leverage to generate leads and demand for your product. With enough inbound traffic, distribution alone can generate significant demand. Think about Hubspot, Intercom, or Marketo’s content strategies. Lead Velocity is Demand’s secret weapon.

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. It’s easier said than done which is why firms like mine exist, to implement proper lead generation tactics that build revenue.

Marketo's Secret Sauce for Demand Generation

Marketo

You may ask, why should anyone care what I have to say about demand generation? Well, at Marketo , we’ve built a world-class demand generation machine that has helped us in just 10 months to sign up over 130 customers in more than eight countries, including companies such as Thomson Reuters, Reed Business, and CollabNet. Here’s an outline of the topics I covered: Marketo's demand generation funnel.

Lead Generation to Demand Generation

Ambal's Amusings

How will demand generation evolve? " Maria Pergolino works as Director of Marketing at Marketo , leading their efforts in adoption of social media channels for brand awareness and demand generation html. " Marketers will focus on creating sales-ready leads with marketing automation and inbound marketing as part of their demand generation process. B2B Lead Generation Blog.

Demand Generation and Thought Leadership: Why You Need Both

Marketo

Demand generation and thought leadership are both terms you need to know if you’re a B2B marketer. 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. What Is Demand Generation? Demand generation is just that: generating demand. From there, to hold the attention of your newly generated inbound traffic, you need on-site content.

Buying Parity: Thoughts on Marketo’s Acquisition of Crowd Factory

Modern Marketing

Virtually every company in the marketing automation space – from SMB players like HubSpot and Pardot to B2C specialists like Neolane to up-market companies like Eloqua – offers a viable social media component to their demand generation system. Now everyone is betting on the nexus of demand generation and social media. Contrary to warnings, in most companies social and demand are not ships passing in the night.

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

Marketo

Our previous blog post looked at how important strategic content is for your demand generation campaign. Every successful demand gen campaign starts with a final goal in mind. To make sure you’re reaching the right people, you need to think about distribution in the earliest planning stages of your demand generation strategy. It’s also a great method for demand capture, as people are more prone to click on search ads when actively looking for a solution.

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. Marketing is rapidly transforming—from a cost center that supports sales and organizes activities to a revenue generator that sources and contributes to revenue. Tracking KPIs for demand generation isn’t about obsessing over every piece of available data. Demand Generation b2b

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. Tags: demand generation marketing automation software selection demand generation

[Report] What Does Demand Generation Mean to You?

Marketo

But regardless of what else your marketing strategy needs to accomplish, demand generation (the process of generating promising buyers for the sales team) probably tops the list. At Marketo, demand generation is deep in the DNA of the whole marketing team – it’s not only a high-level objective, but also an on-going set of activities by which our performance as a marketing function is measured. Notable Demand Generation Statistics.

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. nbr responses vendor 8 Marketo 6 Eloqua 3 Genius.com 3 LoopFuse 3 Pardot 2 Market2Lead 2 Treehouse Interactive 1 eTrigue 1 Vtrenz (Silverpop) 7 No Response 36 Another intriguing bit of contextual information is the deployment date of the systems. Responses are still coming in but I thought I'd at least post some preliminary results to whet your appetite.

Low Cost Systems for Demand Generation

Customer Experience Matrix

My new obsession with Twitter (follow me as @draab) has led to several messages from people who seemed to have trouble choosing between Eloqua and Marketo. This is a bit perplexing, since those products are at the opposite ends of the spectrum: Marketo being relatively low cost / limited functionality / easier to learn, and Eloqua being higher cost / richer functionality / takes more training.

Demand Generation Usability Scores - Part 3

Customer Experience Matrix

This post will complete the demand generation vendor usability scores by looking at items that contribute to usability for complex marketing programs. Marketo gets a half point because it can direct leads to lists, which in turn feed campaigns, but not to campaigns directly. Explicitly direct leads from one campaign to another Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B 1 1 1 1 0.5

Demand Generation Usability Scores - Part 2

Customer Experience Matrix

Build a campaign as a list of stages Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 Build linear campaigns outside of a larger campaign structure. Build linear campaigns outside of a larger campaign structure Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Define campaign schedules only at the campaign level, not for individual steps.