Understanding Demand Generation vs Lead Generation

Marketers often exchange the terms demand generation (demand gen) for lead generation (lead gen), but they’re not the same strategies. Companies with dedicated sales teams can deploy both strategies simultaneously. Companies often have an inbound sales team to respond to demand generated sales requests and outbound sales teams to engage in those leads generated through lead generation activities. If the conversion can be applied online with no interaction with the company, demand generation is critical

How B2B Sales Has Changed

This infographic from Maximize Social Media beautifully lays out the advantage of inbound marketing as part of your overall sales process. It’s unfortunate, though, that they choose to pit one strategy against the other rather than providing how most B2B companies are combining the two strategies. By combining an inbound and outbound approach to B2B sales, you can capture and score your leads as they interact with your content and social activity online. This provides