The demand generation strategy is very important for brand growth in B2B. If a target audience isn’t aware of the product or services a company has in the offering, why will they buy it? Generating demand for the product or service requires much more than simply releasing it onto the market. Businesses need to have thorough research first and then determine what consumers’ needs are and then they can establish themselves as a leader in the industry by constantly serving the best to its customers.
“Demand generation is a kind of sales & marketing strategy that aims towards a target audience to bring awareness about the products or services that a business offers.”
There are 4 most important marketing strategies to generate demand for B2B companies:
- Do Market Research & Produce Stellar Content
Every company now a day does thorough market research to retain existing clients & acquire new clients. So paying attention to the market and customer’s frequent needs will give an idea about what’s trending in the market. Companies should aim to figure out what customers want through surveys, and feedback on social media, and reviews left on the website and then use that information to generate demand as well as sales leads. If certain issues are popping up frequently, there might be a need for a new product or services to solve the problem. There are several types of research available that can provide a clear idea about the market condition. Those are
- Brand research
- Client research
- Market research
- Client journey research
- Client persona research
- Share the Most Valuable Offer at Zero Cost
This is where a lot of B2B companies get it all wrong. They think that by holding back their best information, the ideal customers will take them seriously. No way! In B2B marketing, curiosity doesn’t produce the intended results 90% of the time because the audience the company is trying to reach doesn’t often make emotional decisions.
That’s why it is a must to give away the most valuable offer when reaching out to top-level executives, CEO, CFO, COO, and organizational heads. This valuable offer should be given away for free to generate curiosity. It can be in the form of an eBook, white paper, or free promotional campaign.
- Keep a Track of The Competitors Offerings
There is absolutely no doubt that any search begins with Google and it might end with visiting a competitor’s website. Companies need to go beyond to find out about their competitors.
Surveying the market is a great way to find out who the competitors are and their market share. The survey report will give a comprehensive report on how they are different from you so that you can work on it.
All the companies now days have social media pages. An in-depth analysis of social media pages will allow companies to know about the public’s sentiment about the competitors.
When it comes to identifying sources of information about the competition, the obvious ones are customers. Speaking to customers is one of the best and cheapest ways of gathering real information on competitors.
- Hosting Webinars for Industry Influencers
Reports suggest more than 62% of all B2B marketers now utilize webinars for demand generation and lead nurturing. Webinars are the second most favorable types for demand & lead generation, according to 50% of respondents. The business can host a live webinar once, and then reuse it multiple times to drive engagement, demand, leads, and ultimately sales. Webinar alone can generate a lot of interest among customers about the product or services and may even presale it.
Research suggests the majority of the audiences don’t watch live webinars but then 92% of hosts make it available on-demand for the audiences. B2B companies are using Webinars because of the conversion can be as high as 47%. Internal communications webinars have the highest conversion rate. Businesses always want to partner with industry influencers who have a very loyal following.
B2B companies can generate a lot of demand for themselves by constantly sharing their content like eBooks, blog posts, videos, and white paper. It is upon them to find out the right niche to target and share the ideas and stories that have an appeal to the audiences. When attempting to generate buyer demand, always understand that no one is going to listen until the companies substantiate their usefulness. They have to keep the customers’ needs in mind and an aim to please.
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