There was a not too distant time when virtually all B2B demand generation was outbound. (You millennials won’t remember this.) You rented a list and pushed your message to that list. But then inbound marketing happened. And the pundits said: no, no, the buyer is in control, he or she… Read More
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When & Where Should B2B Companies Outsource Marketing?
The following is an excerpt from an interview I conducted recently with the folks at TechnologyAdvice, a leading online provider of information resources to help IT professionals make informed buying decisions. For the complete interview, see the TechnologyAdvice marketing blog. Reposted with permission. (TA) Marketers tend to think of outsourcing… Read More
How Do We Find People Who Are Ready to Buy Our Product?
A prospective client asks: “What are the best demand generation strategies for finding people who are ready to buy our product?” My response: Finding highly-qualified, late-stage prospects has less to do with demand generation channels or tactics, and much more to do with content. For example, if you offer prospects… Read More
Bad Copy is Your Campaign’s Weakest Link
In the days of Mad Men, advertising clients wouldn’t dream of writing their own copy. Advertising was about big ideas, big concepts, and crafting that story was left to the professionals. In the digital age, all that has changed. With rare exceptions, “big idea” marketing is regarded as a quaint… Read More
Infographic: 8 Ways to Get B2B Demand Gen Back on Track
Can technology solve every problem of the modern B2B marketer? Maybe not, if you believe a recent survey sponsored by TechValidate and Spear Marketing Group. Asked to name the two primary barriers to demand generation success, B2B marketers named 1) lack of budget and 2) lack of resources. Nonetheless, there… Read More
Is B2B Lead Generation Really This Difficult?
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… Read More
Does Creative Still Matter in B2B Marketing?
At Marketo’s Marketing Nation Summit last month in San Francisco, there was much talk about the shifting function of marketing towards a more strategic, data-driven role within the modern corporation. You see similar sentiments echoed throughout the marketing press. Marketers are no longer the “arts and crafts” people, we’re told…. Read More