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.
There are potentially tens of thousands of buyers who don’t know that they need your products or services. They are your passive, silent audience. And, if you want to grow quickly, that audience is absolutely vital. You can’t reach them using personas, content marketing, or retargeting – so how do you find buyers who’ve never even heard of you? This ebook explains how to reverse-engineer their digital footprints and follow the trail back to the owner.
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.
Chart your course to higher revenue with ABM.
Fierce competition, complex B2B sales cycles, and limited budgets force you to make the most of every marketing dollar. Learn how to get started with account-based marketing (ABM), so you can drive pipeline, conversions, and revenue.
Published By: Sprinklr
Published Date: Apr 02, 2018
Jon Lombardo, Creative Lead, LinkedIn, reveals in this presentation how B2B businesses can improve their content strategy in 2017. In particular, he points out why the “Newspaper Model” is difficult to scale and harder to monetize while a B2B “Blockbuster” approach can monetize a brand’s expertise.
Influencing the five-plus decision-makers responsible for a major business-to-business purchase decision can feel like an impossibility. B2B Marketing, in conjunction with leading full-service global B2B agency gyro, set out to find the truths about today’s group dynamics.
While it is easy for marketers to be distracted by the power of data and technology, a new report reminds us what really drives business decisions: feelings. A new study conducted by the Financial Times Commercial Insight Group and gyro asked more than 300 FT readers across the globe to express what feelings are crucial for creating successful business relationships.
Although humor is featured in many of the most memorable ads of all time, it is still seldom seen in the world of business-to-business. Why? B-to-B professionals are afraid humorous ads may fall flat or — worse — damage brand image. In the first study of its kind, gyro and Research Now SSI have discovered that humor can be a powerful tactic for capturing attention and even prompting purchase consideration.
Published By: Zilliant
Published Date: Oct 11, 2019
The building products / construction industry is more visibly representative of the health of the economy than any other. The avatar of the Great Recession may well be images of doomed projects on abandoned construction sites. As such, it’s unavoidable for leaders of building products distributors to experience market-induced anxiety as a matter of course.
2020 looms as the start of a new decade but many analysts fear it will also mark the end of the building boom. Recent indicators point to a slowdown at least. The existential question: what areas of building products distribution are ripe for reimagination, safeguarding against ambiguous market conditions now and in the future?
This whitepaper provides the answers with a playbook that reveals where margins and revenue leak in most B2B distribution companies and provides reimagined strategies for retaining and growing share through price optimization, deal management and costing guidance.
Read to discover: Why ABM is important for B2B marketers and how ABM analytics differ The most important metrics that you must track in B2B marketing 5 steps to build an ABM analytics foundation Why account journeys are better than lead funnels for ABM The pros and cons of 7 attribution models for B2B marketing
Published By: Domo APAC
Published Date: Mar 04, 2019
Cisco’s marketing team has invested massively in technology over the past two years. This
$50 million investment in software has put Cisco at the leading edge of B2B technology
marketing. 40 new applications have been put in place, creating one of the most
sophisticated marketing technology stacks in the industry, resembling the more consumeroriented Amazon, Google, and Facebook. This investment has earned Cisco’s marketing team
plaudits and several industry awards
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.
Google is phasing out SHA-1, a secure hash algorithm for SSL certificates that has proven susceptible to collision attacks. But upgrading is complex. Entrust navigates you through the rapid sun-setting of SHA-1 certificates for a seamless, secure experience for your end users.
Small- or medium-sized businesses run on hard work, dedication and loyal customers. But size shouldn’t exclude SMBs from using the proper security technology to protect online customer identities.
That’s why Entrust offers nine simple tips to improve security for SMBs and end-customers alike. From basic techniques like updating software to more advanced authentication strategies, this guide ensure your business is establishing the proper security foundation in today’s hyper-connected world.
If your company relies on passwords to prevent unauthorized computer access, or low-tech memory cards (e.g., swipe cards) for facility access, you have security on par with the average 1980s car. Smart credentials — embedded in plastic smartcards, USB tokens or mobile devices — offer companies advanced and versatile user authentication features.
This white paper discusses the advantages of using smart credentials for multifunction access; describes the hardware and software components used in a smart credential environment; and provides questions to ask when searching for a smart credential solution provider.
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.
Our recent survey of business-to-business (B2B) companies across the UK, France, Germany and the USA reveals that TransPromo is moving from a much-talked-about projection to a widely implemented reality.
Published By: Zuberance
Published Date: Feb 11, 2012
Word of Mouth is the "world's most powerful sales tool," according to Nielsen. In today's social-media-connected world, the voice of your customers is more influential than ever. But is Word of Mouth Marketing effective in B2B environments?
Published By: MEDIAmobz
Published Date: Nov 14, 2014
Ever done a webinar? If so, you know they are one of the most effective types of B2B marketing out there. Many companies host and thousands of people attend webinars, but few have considered a unique technique in webinar marketing: breaking them down into digestible bites.
Every day, technology plays a bigger and bigger role throughout corporate America, corporate success becomes increasingly dependent on productive use of information technology – and IT support grows more critical. But while excellent IT support rapidly returns users to productive work, the information necessary to that excellence is often fragmented in different parts of the IT organization. Effective knowledge management empowers service desks – and even users themselves – by enabling quick, accurate and consistent user solutions. That leads to measureable benefits for your business. This brief explores 20 metrics that measure those benefits – in other words, your “return on knowledge.”
Customer service for B2B is challenging: products and services can be complex and the knowledge needed to solve customer problems is often fragmented throughout an organization. But effective knowledge management empowers customer service reps – and even customers themselves – while providing measurable benefits to your business. It enables quick, accurate and consistent customer solutions. This brief explores 20 metrics that measure those benefits – in other words, your “return on knowledge.”
In the rush to digital, B2B marketers have ignored a crucial element that salespeople and buyers need: direct human interaction. Sales teams know that calls close customers, and 97% of B2B technology buyers want direct interactions with the provider during the research and purchase process. So why have we left voice conversations behind?
In order to get more sales qualified leads and master marketing automation in a multichannel world, we need to bring back human engagement. Join Invoca and guest Forrester Analyst Lori Wizdo as they examine: