The marketing landscape is evolving, fast! Every day, new innovations are changing the way we operate and forcing us to adapt, or suffer the consequences. The same applies to traditional B2B businesses looking to adopt Demand Generation, here are just 4 of the challenges they’re facing right now. 01
Developing a collaborative relationship between sales and marketing
It’s no secret these two departments rarely see eye to eye, but co-operation and co-ordination is essential in order to develop a successful Demand Generation function. Of course, achieving this is easier said than done.
Take a look at our sales and marketing alignment blog for practical advice on driving successful in-house co-operation, here.
Embracing a customer-centric marketing strategy
Culturally, many marketing teams are still too product focused. They fail to recognise the need to put the customer first and as such often struggle in their transition to a Demand Generation model.
If you’re product marketers are still ruling the roost and stifling customer-centric content, then take a look at our Business Service Buyer Cheatsheet, here.
Lacking the right personnel and resources to make the most of inbound, marketing technology and content
Moving into and dedicating resource to each of these areas is tough, but necessary. To effectively adopt Demand Generation, experts are needed in each of their respective fields to ensure each department plays their role in the overall infrastructure.
For a better appreciation of how these areas work together to deliver world-class demand generation, check out our quick video, here.
Securing the investment necessary to develop a digital marketing infrastructure
As is typical with most corporate developments, budgetary restrictions often undermine success. There is generally a reluctance to invest in the infrastructure required to make the most out of Demand Generation. This often leads to inefficiencies and in the end typically costs the business more anyway.
If you’re looking to optimise your Marketing Tech stack, then take a look our infrastructure blueprint, here.