Security operations platform generates 4x more pipeline with content syndication
As VP of Demand Generation for Google, Mike Hardwicke Brown leads a team of 15 marketers and oversees all lead generation efforts.
Like many successful marketing departments, Mike’s team puts significant resources into producing top-quality content, but they were struggling to get the content pushed out farther than their own website.
Google began searching for content syndication vendors to expand their reach. Unfortunately, not every vendor could deliver the results. Mike’s team needed to justify the cost. And, even when they did, results weren’t sustainable as the vendors quickly saturated their available audiences, resulting in pipeline dips after just one quarter.
Challenges when working with other content syndication vendors
- Costly with low ROI
- Content fatigue due to over-saturation
- No consistent or scalable results
Mike Hardwicke Brown
VP of Demand Generation, Google
“ViB will get you quick results with immediate opportunities. They drive a high volume of activity for a competitive cost.”
That’s when Google’s Demand Generation Manager, Chris Mitchell, suggested ViB. He’d seen positive results while using the content syndication program at a previous employer.
Mike agreed to give it a shot, providing ViB with a list of target criteria and beginning their typical new vendor vetting process of iterating on leads and assessing ROI.
Out of the 15 content syndication vendors Google tried, ViB is the only provider they’ve worked with who exceeded expectations, and was consistently working to improve performance.
Based on the program’s success, Mike’s team also invested in ViB’s appointment setting service. And, once again, they saw tremendous results.
Of the first ten appointments the program generated, Google earned eight meetings — six of which became opportunities.
Highlights of ViB’s content syndication service
- 4x more pipeline than any other vendor
- 50% lead-to-opportunity conversion rate
- 100% qualified leads generated from the program
The consistency of high-quality leads and appointments has freed up resources for Mike and his team to expand other initiatives — like channel marketing, alliance marketing, and exploratory marketing programs. Thanks to the extra bandwidth, the demand generation team launched their first Google conference, which was a smash success.