Lead Generation

Demand Gen vs. Lead Gen: Can You Do Both?

Lead generation is a crucial element of business, and has been since time in memoriam. Most sales and marketing reps can explain the basics of how lead generation works. They might even understand the concept of a marketing funnel. While demand generation is also a marketing strategy, many people don’t understand what the term means. …

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What Does a CMO Need to Know About Lead Generation?

  Mastering lead generation is a sort of holy grail for all B2B marketers. The CMO position should be attuned to new methods in lead generation, especially new digital channels. These methods of outreach will help to expand a business more quickly than perhaps any other method. Here are a few of the most important aspects …

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6 Trade Show Marketing Do’s & Don’ts

Building Products Marketers, Take Note. In the world of building products marketing, trade shows are a big deal. There is perhaps no more important trade show for building products marketers than the International Builders’ Show (IBS). This annual event is where the biggest and best in the industry present their biggest and best products, services, …

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10 Trade Show Tips That Speak for Themselves

Be in the Know Before the Show   When you’ve been in the building products industry for long enough, you learn some valuable lessons about attending a trade show and making the most of your time there. That’s how I know that every year, January marks more than just the start of the new year—it’s …

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Is Your Sales Promotion Failing? Or Are You Just Failing Your Sales Team?

Drive Sales Promotion Results by Marketing to Your Sales Team   Here’s something you might not expect a veteran B2B marketer to say: The success of a B2B sales promotion does not hinge on the prizes, nor does it hinge on the theme. It’s not only about the bells and whistles. It’s not even only …

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The Perfect Building Products Threesome – Marketing, Sales AND Leads, Part 2

Part 2: The Impact Sales and Marketing Can Have When Working Together In Part 1 of this series, I referenced a MarketingSherpa study that was, at best, discouraging to marketers. But in this post, I hope to bring you back from despair. There is a real trend happening in the B2B marketplace between Marketing and …

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The Perfect Building Products Threesome – Marketing, Sales AND Leads, Part 1

Part 1: The Set-Up – The Problem with Marketing in Today’s World After a quick review of MarketingSherpa’s 2012 B2B Marketing Benchmark Report, I learned that of the 1,745 B2B organizations that participated, 61% still send all leads that respond to a marketing campaign directly to Sales. Furthermore, most of those marketing teams have not …

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