Demand Generation 101: A Marketer’s Guide to the Tools & Tactics that Drive Engagement & Pipeline

Demand generation can be a tricky term for marketers. Different people define it in different ways, and many see it as pretty much the same thing as lead generation: the process of attracting prospects, identifying them, and moving them into an organization’s sales funnel. Today, however, demand generation is actually a much bigger and more important concept. A modern demand generation program doesn’t just generate leads; it creates higher quality leads, accelerates and converts those leads more effectively, and ultimately turns more of those leads into revenue.

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ViralGains

ViralGains is a video ad journey platform that enables marketers to engage people with relevant brand stories in the venues and contexts that people most favor. Using the platform to engage in a two-way conversation, brands discover exactly what people want — and how they feel — and build a unique journey that connects highly qualified prospects with relevant messages that generate awareness, motivate intent, and impact purchase decisions.

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The Beginner’s Guide to: Account-based Selling

whitePaper | December 14, 2019

Account-based selling focuses on quality over quantity. Sales teams prioritize their prospecting efforts based on the companies they should be contacting rather than the individuals. They use data to find specific accounts that would benefit from their product and then devise customized, high-touch prospecting approaches for those target accounts. By employing account-based selling, you ensure that your sales teams are focusing on highpotential, high-value accounts, making them more likely to close deals, hit their quotas, and grow your business.

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The Modern Marketer’s Guide to ABM

whitePaper | May 31, 2021

In this eBook we will address the evolution of the B2B purchase journey and discuss the fundamentals of starting a successful ABM program in our “Ready-Set-Go” framework. B2B sales and marketing is constantly evolving and adapting to new advances in technology, and following traditional lead generation in the information age is no longer the most efficient approach to generating pipeline. ABM prioritizes quality over quantity, so sales and marketing can allocate more resources and time on high-fit, high-intent target accounts. When buyers show interest in your product early in the purchase journey, account-based technology can put these signals right at the fingertips of your marketing and sales organizations.

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2020 MARKETING OUTLOOK

whitePaper | December 10, 2019

The “wealth effect” the idea that consumer and business spending goes up with increases in stock prices, could taper with a downturn in the stock market. With the upcoming political year, it is highly likely that investors will cash out of some of their returns in early 2020, which could result in slower consumer and business spending in the early part of the year. Both B2B and B2C buyers might focus on “must haves” and delay the purchase of “nice to haves” until mid-year.

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Making insight intelligent for ABM

whitePaper | July 13, 2021

Insight is the difference between what makes ABM truly distinct from just ‘marketing to accounts.’ In truth, it can make or break the success of ABM in even the most mature of programs. But knowing how to extract the right insight at the right time from the sea of data available can often leave marketers feeling overwhelmed. Supported by ITSMA thinking throughout, our practical guide, "Making Insight Intelligent", offers best practice advice helping you demystify the effective gathering and use of insight across some of the most common use cases within ABM. Inside we'll cover: The need, the landscape and the opportunity for insight in 2021 How to build an insight-first program How to create the right structure and processes for success, and establish robust measurement The insight you should leverage to drive business outcomes Five typical use cases: examples of the types of insight used to drive tangible outcomes in ABM

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Why ABM-i Is The Next Wave For B2B Companies

whitePaper | April 14, 2021

Today, work and home life are converging due to the pandemic and a greater acceptance of remote work as a business practice. In addition, the same individual attention and personalized approach that people demand from the B2C companies they interact with as consumers is now being demanded from the B2B companies they engage with as business buyers. As we hunker down at home, connecting with business prospects now means reaching them the same way B2C companies reach consumers. This white paper outlines why account-based marketing for the individual (ABM-i) is the future of ABM. You'll learn: 8 ABM-i strategies to create a truly personalized approach for engaging decision-makers; How to use technology, data and analytics to build a scalable, yet personal outreach plan; and Real-world examples of effective ABM-i programs from leaders across industries.

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Using measurement to optimize ABM impact

whitePaper | July 14, 2021

Built on evidence-based research from some of our partners, including ITSMA, we present insightful analysis and practical steps you can implement in your organization to take any ABM program to the next level through better measurement. Built for ABM-ers, our guide outlines the best approaches to implement an ABM measurement framework and communicate your ABM strategy and results from the C-suite down. Inside we'll cover: The necessary framework for ABM measurement - "The Three R's" How to apply the The Three R's to different ABM programs How to measure effectively across Organizational Alignment, Data & Analytics and Systems & Tools How to develop an ABM measurement dashboard How to scale ABM through better measurement

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Spotlight

ViralGains

ViralGains is a video ad journey platform that enables marketers to engage people with relevant brand stories in the venues and contexts that people most favor. Using the platform to engage in a two-way conversation, brands discover exactly what people want — and how they feel — and build a unique journey that connects highly qualified prospects with relevant messages that generate awareness, motivate intent, and impact purchase decisions.

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