Marketing is evolving and B2B Marketers that fail to embrace this change will become irrelevant. While shocking to some, this perspective is not new; it's simply becoming increasingly apparent to the B2B marketing community.
Published By: InsideView
Published Date: Aug 17, 2015
Creating alignment between sales and marketing can be a challenge—competing priorities, differing success measures, and even separate terminology.
We had the pleasure of hosting Forrester’s Laura Ramos, Vice President and Principal Analyst Serving B2B Marketing Professionals.
Laura charted the path to successful sales and marketing alignment and share critical steps to strengthen the partnership and increase revenue success. You will learn how sales and marketing can:
· Make revenue generation more efficient and predictable.
· Move from a relationship of open hostility to one of smooth collaboration—ultimately becoming high-performance partners.
· Work together to create lifelong customer engagement—the lifeblood of every successful company.
B2B buyers are learning on their own and delaying contact with suppliers until late in the purchase. Most B2B marketers are fighting back with thought leadership—but it’s not working. The Challenger Marketing approach helps marketers stand out amongst the noise and more reliably reset the customer’s purchase criteria decisively in their favour.
The practice of using predictive analytics for marketing is becoming much more commonplace, but, in many ways, this field is still immature. Marketers are using analytics to identify new prospects, qualify leads, predict close rates, and optimize pricing, but there are still many ways to refine these methods -- along with many pitfalls to avoid.
Download this white paper to learn how to win the B2B marketing analytics poker game.
Why personalization is particularly difficult for B2B
How marketers are using data to customize content today
Clear steps to making your database mission-ready
How to prioritize your personalization efforts for the highest returns
Did you know that the average health of marketers’ data is only “questionable?”
Dun & Bradstreet analyzed 695M customer contact records and surveyed more than 500 B2B marketers to provide the truth about the state of B2B marketing data. Download the fourth annual report to discover how you can turn improved data quality into a competitive advantage.
• The trends and pitfalls every data-driven marketer needs to know
• The true state of B2B marketing data quality
• Benchmarks for assessing your own data quality
• Dun & Bradstreet’s research of B2B marketers’ data-fueled priorities for 2016
Do you have the data strategy you need to deliver on your marketing goals? Download the B2B Marketing Data Report to find out!
Is your well-worn playbook in need of a refresh? What worked best for B2B marketers last year may not help you optimize a moment with a customer or prospect today. All too often, baked in processes get in the way of delighting customers.
If you’re a B2B marketer who wants to be a game changer, you have come to the right place. This reader is for marketers who crave to poke and pull apart the “tried and true”.
Break the cycle of “best practice” rituals and ask yourself these questions:
- When was the last time you made a truly bold move in your marketing?
- Do you have any idea how bad your data problem really is?
-How long will you continue to create sales content nobody uses?
We answer these questions and more- download the free guide today!
Business-to-business CMOs need to stay current on emerging technologies that improve customer engagement. This Forrester Research report overviews new technologies marketers us to improve customer acquisition and engagement at different stages of the customer life cycle.
B2B buyers are learning on their own and delaying contact with suppliers until late in the purchase. Most B2B marketers are fighting back with thought leadership—but it’s not working. The Challenger Marketing approach helps marketers stand out amongst the noise and more reliably reset the customer’s purchase criteria decisively in theirf avor.
The key to a balanced budget is finding the right mix of growth and efficiency. The challenge is that often this budget is spent on activities that are skewed toward the top of the funnel or that are not necessarily aligned to revenue. So how can they possibly balance this budget and prove it is aligned to their assigned revenue contribution? The key is finding the right mix of "muscle" (volume) and "brains" (improved conversion).
As deal complexity has risen, so too has customers' risk aversion and the number of stakeholders dedicated to a given purchase. The best companies build consensus among diverse groups by tapping into the right values and fostering an environment of collective learning.
The key challenge of B2B selling today: customer purchase processes are overwhelmed by an increasingly large and diverse number of customer stakeholders who can’t reach consensus on a common course of action. Learn how to overcome buyer dysfunction and guide customer to consensus.
This guide outlines the five most important marketing metrics every B2B marketer should focus on, to achieve maximum ROI from Marketing Automation software, in addition to optimizing their lead management process
B2B purchasing in a Web 2.0 world has become an interactive process driven by customers. Learn how using clickstream data to target buyers' motivations allows marketers to trigger automated processes like lead scoring and nurturing to drive better leads for sales.
Many B2B companies still select their prospects using static government data such as SIC codes, NAIC codes, and historical financial info. This is like playing Battleships with your sales and marketing budget, lobbing outbound approaches blindly over the wall in the hope of hitting potential buyers. There has to be a better way. Imagine if you could identify every business that could buy from you, and rank them by their likelihood to convert. This ebook shows you how.
Published By: LeadGenius
Published Date: Sep 13, 2016
Do your B2B web forms capture all the qualifying data you need from inbound prospects? Neither do ours. That’s why we’ve compiled a PDF guide highlighting the best ways to get all the prospect data you need, without lengthening your forms.
Changing buyer behaviors require business-to-business (B2B) online marketers in order to contact potential customers as well as clients in new methods, simply by delivering content which is customized to their requirements, role, degree of curiosity, as well as stage of problem-solving. This has created advertising automation the mission-critical system with regard to B2B online marketers, but too many advertising frontrunners brain lower the automation path without completely realizing what they are getting into.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Sep 22, 2015
[UPDATED FOR 2015] Read this complimentary copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for CRM Lead Management, and find out why Marketo was named a leader based on completeness of vision and the ability to execute.