As an outsourced B2B demand generation and sales outsourcing company, we are frequently asked by customers, what is the difference between demand generation vs. lead generation when the goal for both is to increase revenue and drive more sales for a company? There are many definitions, so here is ours:
- B2B Demand Generation is the integrated marketing and sales machine that gets sales qualified leads to the sales rep and then helps to close with sales content marketing. B2B demand generation’s job is done when the deal is closed.
- B2B Lead Generation is the measurable output of the machine. B2B lead generation’s job is done once that lead is moved from a marketing qualified status to a sales qualified status.
As a sales outsourcing and B2B demand generation company, we have been fortunate enough to work with some tremendous innovators while building parts or all of their high velocity sales machines. Below are some of the best practices and tactics Gabriel Sales recommends and tips from some of the thought leaders we work with: