Demand Gen Report

Demand Generation Strategies

 

This section highlight automation  and enablement tools, features, functionality, tactics and strategies to optimize demand generation.

 



B2B Marketers Turn To Event Tools To Capture Behavioral Data Print E-mail
Written by Brian Anderson, Associate Editor   
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 11:45

event-marketing imageWhile the role of digital marketing grows more prominent, in-person events continue to receive a significant portion of overall B2B marketing budgets. According to Forrester, trade shows still constitute the biggest line item on a B2B marketers budget, with nearly 20% of spend being committed to live events.

While progressive B2B marketers are seeking to measure the overall return on their investment in events, the numbers can be elusive, according to Laura Cross, Research Director for Demand Generation Strategies at SiriusDecisions. “It's difficult because marketers are being asked to prove the value from more than just a marketer's point-of-view. There has to be less focus on how many people are there, and more focus on the overall experience of the event.”

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B2B Marketers Build More Detailed Buyer Personas To Fine-Tune Targeting Print E-mail
Written by Brian Anderson, Associate Editor   
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 10:11

buyer persona analytics featureB2B companies are increasingly relying on highly targeted and personalized messaging to reach prospective buyers. To accomplish this, progressive marketers are developing more detailed buyer personas to gain deeper insight into their target audiences and boost responses from their lead nurturing campaigns.

Demand Gen Report’s Lead Nurturing Benchmarking Study shows that 66% of B2B marketers are challenged with developing targeted content by buyer interest and stage in the sales funnel.

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Only 2.8% Rate Their Demand Gen Programs As Effective, ANNUITAS Enterprise B2B Study Reveals Print E-mail
Tuesday, 04 November 2014 10:05

annuitas better logoOnly 2.8% of enterprise B2B marketers rate their demand generation campaigns as effective at achieving goals and fewer than half use buyer personas in their planning and strategy.

Those are just some of the finding of ANNUITAS’ 2014 Enterprise B2B Demand Generation Study, which focuses on enterprise-level firms with revenues in excess of $250M per year and most with more than 500 employees. Demand Gen Report was provided with a preview of the study, which will be released on Nov. 6.

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Hootsuite Unveils Global Agency Partner Program Print E-mail
Monday, 27 October 2014 08:42

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Hootsuite
has launched the Global Agency Partner Program, which is designed to provide education and resources to agency account teams regarding the latest social media trends and strategies.

Announced at the company’s Connect via Hootsuite event in New York City, the program will provide members with training workshops, networking opportunities with industry leaders and support for specific business needs and client delivery models.

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Suffering From Funnel Vision? Marketing’s Expanding Role Highlighted At MarketingProfs B2B Forum Print E-mail
Written by Andrew Gaffney, Editorial Director   
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 10:58

MarketingProfsForum logoThe expanding and evolving role of marketing was a consistent theme at MarketingProfs’ 2014 B2B Marketing Forum in Boston last week. With creative sessions running the gamut from “Become a Marketing Change Agent,” “Metrics & Analytics,” and “How NOT to be a Content Marketing Zombie,” the sold-out Forum drew more than 800 registrants.

Kicking off with the opening keynote from Scott Stratten, the President of UnMarketing, the agenda of the Forum was heavily focused on marketing’s growing influence, not only on lead generation and revenue contribution, but also on building long-term relationships with customers.

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B2B Email Marketers Hone Best Practices As Use Of Email ‘Cleanup’ Services Grows Print E-mail
Written by Brian Anderson, Associate Editor   
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 11:43

shutterstock 146189999Email continues to play a pivotal role in the B2B marketing landscape.Marketing Sherpa states that 60% of marketers say that email marketing is producing ROI for their organization, demonstrating the continued value of the channel to B2B marketers.

With the average person projected to send and receive close to 200 emails per day — according to a report from the Radicati Group — email management services such as Mailstrom and Unroll.me have grown more appealing, causing many B2B email marketers to revisit their best practices for timing and frequency of emails. These services are designed to give users control of when, how often and in what format they receive emails from specific senders.

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Sungard AS Uses Segmentation, New Creative to Boost Lead Conversion Rates by 75% Print E-mail
Thursday, 11 September 2014 08:38

SunGard SpearSungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) provides disaster recovery, business continuity, and managed IT services. Sungard AS runs a highly successful demand generation program — an integrated mix of both online and offline campaigns — to generate a consistent flow of leads to the company’s sales force. 

As a company that thoroughly tracks and measures the ROI from its various marketing efforts, Sungard AS knew that increasing the revenue contribution from demand generation meant either driving more leads into the top of the funnel, increasing the rate at which those leads convert into sales, or a combination of both. In support of the company’s aggressive growth plans, the marketing team set out to focus energy on increasing the rate at which raw inquiries converted to qualified sales leads, opportunities and deals.

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Most B2B Marketers Are Adopting Sophisticated Lead Nurturing Tactics Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 09:08

generic market research imageWhile lead nurturing is becoming a bigger priority as of late, it is still a relatively new tactic for many B2B marketers.  Preliminary results of Demand Gen Report’s Lead Nurturing Survey revealed that 38% of respondents so far have been developing lead nurturing campaigns for less than a year.

Those that are using lead nurturing are becoming more sophisticated in their tactics, with the overwhelming majority going beyond the traditional “drip” campaign. Nearly three quarters (73%) of respondents to date have complex lead nurturing strategies, sending different series of emails based on the actions/interests of the respondent.

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Salesfusion Partners With InsideView To Enrich Lead Data Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 08:30

salesfusion-insideview logosSalesfusion has released a new lead enrichment feature designed to help marketers gather more complete information on leads. Through a partnership with InsideView, data from the InsideView Open platform will automatically populate chosen lead records in Salesfusion and any integrated external CRM. 

The feature, Salesfusion Enrich, is available at no cost to Salesfusion customers beginning early Q4 2014.

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