6 Things Good Lead Generation Vendors Do Right (That You May Be Doing Wrong)

ViewPoint

There’s plenty of mediocrity in lead generation—both in-house and outsourced. However, there are a lot of things good insourced operations and lead generation companies do well. While lead generation (or teleprospecting) is not rocket science, there are a lot of moving parts in a well-run lead generation machine. ESTABLISH CADENCE: Do you have a multi-touch, multi-media, multi-cycle strategy in place to multiply your lead-generation efforts?

It's CDP Time for Marketing Cloud Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

But the fact that all three vendors are addressing the topic raises some interesting questions. But CDPs have been developed by relatively small specialist vendors, which many enterprise buyers are reluctant to consider. The bigger news is they’re developing a next-generation Customer 360 that will store its own data, bringing them in line with Adobe and Oracle. It's taken a while but all three vendors now acknowledge that a CDP must store its own data.

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How to Choose the Right B2B Lead Gen Vendor (Without Being Intimidated)

NetLine

Fortunately, there are plenty of tools and vendors in the MarTech space designed to focus on these challenges. While every department inside of a B2B organization has its own set of KPIs and ambitions, every employee has at least one shared goal: Generating more leads.

Self-Serve is a Great Model for Vendors – and Customers

Modern Marketing

Self-serve is an effective, cost-saving strategy for software vendors. Both customers and vendors benefit from self-serve because it places the concept of customer value front and center. Let’s get it out there right away.

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

The top priorities for B2B marketers this year are generating more high-quality leads and. were cited by respondents more frequently than even lead generation challenges. lead generation tactic, followed by social media. effectiveness of lead generation programs and tactics?

Ranking B2B Marketing Automation Vendors: Part 3

Customer Experience Matrix

The third and final post describes scoring for vendor strength. Beyond assessing a vendor's current product, buyers also want to understand the current and future market position of the vendor itself. The charts below show the results, without revealing specific vendor names.

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Survey Says: Slow Web Page Load Time Hurting B2B Vendors

KoMarketing Associates

Also be sure to check out Dianna Huff’s latest post, “ Survey Says: Testimonials Give B2B Vendors Credibility ” as she looks at another interesting finding from our 2014 B2B Web Usability Report. Demand Generation Events Search Engine Marketing Blog

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How to Build a CDP RFP Generator

Customer Experience Matrix

Recent discussions with Customer Data Platform buyers and vendors have repeatedly circled around a small set of questions: what are the use cases for CDP? This comes from vendors who are now receiving many poorly written CDP RFPs.) cdp customer data martech rfp vendor selection

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Ranking B2B Marketing Automation Vendors: Part 2

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Yesterday's post described the objectives of my product fit scores for B2B marketing automation vendors and how I set up the original weighting for individual elements. I decided I could base this on the features each set of vendors provided.

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ABM Vendor Guide: Features to Customize Messages

Customer Experience Matrix

Moving along with our series on sub-functions described in the Raab Guide to ABM Vendors , let’s take a look at Customized Messages. The Guide lists just a half-dozen vendors in this category. So the customization vendors in the Guide either provide customization to support a different ABM function such as display advertising (Demandbase, Kwanzoo, Vendemore) or have a broadly-usable customization tool they have targeted at ABM applications (Evergage, SnapApp, Triblio).

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Not Too Late: Last-Minute Steps towards GDPR Compliance for B2B Marketers

Speaker: Howard J. Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group, and Anne Angele, Senior Marketing Automation Specialist, Spear Marketing Group

Survey Says: Your Blogging and Social Media Efforts Are “Not a Factor” in B2B Vendor Selection

KoMarketing Associates

Last year, we learned a lot about the objectives of the B2B buyer and how vendors may miss opportunities to connect and provide further value through their website presence. One of those points was in the impact of social media and blogging on the vendor selection process.

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Martech Vendors Can't Avoid Ad Audience Battles

Customer Experience Matrix

Yet another front opened up last week with an announcement from a consortium of adtech vendors , including AppNexus , LiveRamp , MediaMath , Index Exchange , LiveIntent , OpenX , and Rocket Fuel , that they had created a standard identity framework to support personal targeting of programmatic ads.

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Engagio Tops the List of Account-Based Marketing Vendors

Valasys

Engagio has grabbed the number one position among the top 20 Account-Based Marketing vendors deduced from 1,500 manager surveys, analyst opinions & vendor evaluations. The company provides both fast-paced as well as practical advice to their enterprise & vendor clients.

Raab Report: Financial Comparison of B2B Marketing Automation Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

Since we do have revenue figures for the top four vendors, we can also look at their revenue per employee. But other marketers should also find them helpful as they try to understand each vendor's business situation and determine how well it matches the marketer's own needs.

GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

Much of what we’ve seen in B2B marketing publications, martech vendor blogs and from word-of-mouth borders on fear-mongering.

In Defense of Demand Generation in the Age of ABM

The Point

Much has been made of the argument that Account-Based Marketing (ABM) gained traction so quickly in B2B marketing primarily because traditional, funnel-based demand generation has stopped working. Instead, the real problem with modern demand generation is the way in which it’s practiced.

Why Are Marketing Automation Vendors Failing to Meet Their Customers’ Most Intense Need: Advanced Reporting?

InsightSquared

Marketing automation vendors are being cornered by a monster of their own creation. Not only would they help marketers tie leads to campaigns, but they would also reveal something more anticipated than Al Capone’s tomb: Marketing’s impact on revenue generated.

Marketing Automation Vendors Are Not Delivering On Marketers’ Needs For Reporting And Analytics. Here’s Why.

InsightSquared

Marketers look to their marketing automation platforms (MAPs) not only to execute many of their demand generation activities, but also to understand the effectiveness of their marketing programs.

B2B Vendors Need To Play Catch Up In A “B2E” World

Marketo

The findings reveal that European business buyers expect vendors to display traits traditionally associated with consumer brands, demonstrating B2B and B2C landscapes are no longer distinct. Accounting For The Generational Divide.

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How To Generate More MQLs from a B2B SEO Program

KoMarketing Associates

Generating marketing qualified leads (MQLs) from a search engine optimization program remains a top challenge for B2B marketers. ” So how do B2B marketers generate a greater number of MQLs from their SEO programs? But don’t stop there when considering lead generation goals.

Simple Questions to Screen Customer Data Platform Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

I’ve been working for months to find a way to help marketers understand the differences between Customer Data Platform vendors. The final list also includes a few features that are present in all CDPs (or, more precisely, in all systems that I consider a CDP – we can’t control what vendors say about themselves). Now that the list is set, the next step is to research which features are actually present in which vendors and publish the results. Vendor-neutral access.

Getting the Most Out of Google Shopping as a B2B E-Commerce Vendor

KoMarketing Associates

Google Shopping Challenges for B2B E-Commerce Vendors. However, these challenges shouldn’t necessarily prevent B2B e-commerce vendors from integrating their products into Google Shopping. Demand Generation Search Engine Marketing Blog

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More on Web Traffic Rankings for Demand Generation Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

Last week’s post on Web traffic rankings of demand generation vendors generated a couple of private responses from vendors, pointing out that the Alexa statistics include traffic to operational subdomains for client landing pages and user log-in. But different products work differently*, so figures for some vendors include landing page traffic while figures for other vendors do not.

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MarTech Conference: Some Random Impressions and Interesting New Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

A panel with Oracle , Salesforce.com and Marketo , where incisive questions from Chief Martech Himself Scott Brinker highlighted the different philosophies underlying each vendor’s marketing cloud and how few companies really deploy any cloud in full. - There were about seventy vendors covering an extraordinary range of functions. Persado : generates and tests optimal language for emails, landing pages, social media, and other messages.

Ranking B2B Marketing Automation Vendors: How I Built My Scores (part 1)

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: The first of three posts describing my new scoring system for B2B marketing automation vendors. I’ve finally had time to work up the vendor scores based on the 150+ RFP questions I distributed back in September. Vendor strength will be scored on a separate dimension.

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How PeopleHR Found the Right Marketing Automation Vendor

Marketing Action

Finding the best marketing automation vendor for your business can be a difficult proposition. When they began looking for a solution, they weren’t looking for help generating more leads. CRM Integration Lead Nurturing Marketing Automation marketing automation PeopleHR vendor selectio

Top-10 Demand Generation Vendor Blogs

LeadSloth

In my previous post I listed the Top-10 Demand Generation blog by marketers and consultants. Today I’ve put together a list of vendor blogs. Most of these vendors blogs really get ‘online marketing’, so they talk about best practices rather then just touting their products, and they post regularly. Reachforce publishes almost daily Lead Generation tips.

We Sorted Through All Those Vendor Grids so That You Don’t Have To

Seismic

There are old, well known terms that seemingly everyone uses (“pipeline generation!” As the market continues to grow, those who have a vested interest in its long-term success—vendors, analysts, consultants, associations, etc.—also

B2B Vendors Need To Play Catch Up In A “B2E” World

Marketo

The findings reveal that European business buyers expect vendors to display traits traditionally associated with consumer brands, demonstrating B2B and B2C landscapes are no longer distinct. Accounting For The Generational Divide.

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How B2B Vendors Can Generate Trust and Credibility With Their Website

Hubspot

We looked at the results of the 2015 B2B Web Usability Survey and discovered what it would take for you as a B2B vendor to create credibility and trust. Vendors beware: Buyers judge your company’s credibility from their first impressions of your website.

The Truth Intent Data Vendors Don’t Want You to Know

xiQ

The Truth Intent Data Vendors Don’t Want You to Know. For intent data to be useful you have to be confident the 3rd party intent data vendor has accurately identified who’s truly behind the activity. Many vendors rely on reverse IP lookup to identify “active” companies.

Picking Your Best Marketing Automation Vendor: One Size Won't Fit All

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Vendor scores from our new B2B Marketing Automation Vendor Selection Tool offer new proof of an old truth: there's no one best system for everyone. My reluctance to contribute to this error is the main reason I’ve carefully avoided any formal ranking of vendors over the years.

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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. My brief answer was that the biggest difference was less functionality than the target markets the different vendors pursue. The table below presents a reasonably comprehensive list of demand generation (a.k.a.

B2B Marketing Automation Vendor Comparisons: New Report Next Week and The Coolest Sample Yet

Customer Experience Matrix

I suspect you may be getting tired of reading about the features in my new report comparing B2B marketing automation vendors, and want some actual information. It lets you do what I think most buyers really want, which is to compare selected vendors side by side on their specific features.

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Lots of Vendors Can Help You Find Leads on the Web

Customer Experience Matrix

Some vendors only rank leads while others build multiple models for different purposes. • Whether the vendor sells prospect lists or only enhance names provided by the client. Whether the vendor provides lists of individuals as well as companies.

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Why Demand Generation Should Be Perpetual

ANNUITAS

This is the second year that ANNUITAS has conducted its Enterprise B2B Demand Generation Survey with the goal of gaining better insights into the approach that enterprise organizations take to demand generation. Strategic demand generation also seeks to educate buyers.

How Marketing Can Contribute To Revenue Generation

Crimson Marketing

They’re so knowledgeable, in fact, that many business buyers have already made a decision about what they’re going to buy before talking to a vendor. In doing so, marketing can helps sales reps better do their job and, in turn, actually impact revenue generation in the process.

Who should own lead generation for a complex sale?

B2B Lead Generation

So, who should own B2B lead generation: sales, marketing or both? Sales and marketing aren’t doing a great job of executing lead generation because they both believe it’s the others job. Companies don’t typically call what salespeople do “lead generation” or “demand generation.” Marketing rarely generates a sufficient volume of qualified leads. A well-crafted, researched, intentional lead generation strategy can’t come from sales.

When it Comes to Choosing Data Vendors, Buyer Beware

HG Data

However, even if you succeed in implementing a comprehensive data strategy for your organization, you can still end up with poor results thanks to the clever shell game so many of my fellow data vendors play to hide the inadequacies of their data. What are the vendor’s growth projections?