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Beyond Buyer Profiling To Buyer Personification

Tony Zambito

Whereby sales organizations, in particular, went through training on how to adapt to the personalities of individuals in the buying process. As time progressed in the early decade of 2000 to 2010, reliance on the sales representative for product and solutions information began to diminish.

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Buyer Personas: Where (and How!) to Start | B2Bbloggers.com - B2B.

B2Bbloggers

About | Advertise | Submissions | Write for Us CrowdsourcedFRD Home Advertising Branding Content Marketing Lead Gen SEO-SEM Social Media More Strategy Design PR eBooks Educational Facebook Guest Posts Twitter Buyer Personas: Where (and How!) Here goes: What is a buyer persona?

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Are Buyer Personas Dead?

The ROI Guy

A few articles have appeared recently touting the death of Buyer Personas, which prompted me to ask Jim Ninivaggi, Sales Enablement service lead from SiriusDecisions about whether this was really true. For example, take a typical phone / communications solution purchase.

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6 Tips for Understanding the B2B Business Decision-Making Process.

B2Bbloggers

The marketer’s goal is to get buyers into and moving through the purchase funnel of awareness, interest, evaluation, acquisition, and loyalty. The business buyer is in a position of high accountability for purchases, and often has multiple “buyers” to persuade. Buyer Personas).

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Facebook Advertising Tricks for B2B Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

After 9 years of Search Engine Marketing – I think it is safe to say any keyword you are going to buy is maxed out when it comes to the Google AdWords auction process. So let’s go through 3 Tricks to Maximize a Facebook Advertising purchase for B2B Marketers.

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Expect from Marketing Automation

Digital Body Language

However, many marketers become enamored with the latest technology and jump into marketing automation without considering the human investment and business processes needed to make their efforts successful. Define buyer personas.

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33 (of the) Best Marketing Strategy Guides and Insights of 2010

Webbiquity

Big Ed’s Top 10 B2B Marketing Trends For 2010 by Marketing-Gimbal. Edward Brice pretty much nailed the significant b2b marketing developments for 2010 (e.g. 2010: Social Network Advertising and Marketing Outlook by Brian Solis.

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Email Marketing for different buyer personas

Earnest about B2B

I recently wrote about how emailing to purchased data is a waste of time and the value of progressive profiling to build-up a better insight into your contacts before you speak to them. Email Marketing for personality types - what''s the strategy?

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Marketing Automation Trends for 2010

LeadSloth

In this post I want to focus on the trends in Marketing Automation for 2010. In 2010 you’ll start to hear about marketing methods. At Marketbright, we believe Agile Marketing will emerge as a popular methodology so marketing professionals can adapt and survive in 2010. Social Media Marketing FAIL: In 2010, we’ll see a lot of companies spend a lot of money trying to make a big splash into social networks and many will crash and burn.

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Predictions for B2B Marketing in 2011

Customer Experience Matrix

Mainstream B2B marketers will purchase marketing automation systems in large numbers, having finally heard about it often enough to believe it's worthwhile. But many buyers will be following the herd without understanding why, and as a result will not invest in the training, program development and process change necessary for success. I don't usually bother with the traditional "predictions for next year" piece at this time of year.

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Getting Back to the Roots of Buyer Personas: Interview with Tony Zambito of Goal Centric

Savvy B2B Marketing

Tony Zambito is the founder, president and CEO of Goal Centric , a strategy consulting organization with a focus in buyer insight and buyer persona development. Here Tony and I discuss the concept of and misperceptions about buyer personas, and what it takes to extract full value from them.

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The Brave New World of B2B Marketing - Are You Ready?

Everything Technology Marketing

Remember that today's prospects are actively searching for high-value information to help them better understand problems and solutions, make sense of available solutions, select the best fit for their requirements, and ultimately make an informed purchase decision?

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Top 111 B2B Marketing Posts and 34 Hottest Topics for 2010

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

Here it is - the very best posts and the hottest topics for 2010. 50 (of the) Best Twitter Guides, Stats, Tips and Tools of 2010 (So Far) - Webbiquity , October 5, 2010. Ten reasons to blog – even if nobody reads it - grow - Practical Marketing Solutions , November 7, 2010. Marketing Genius Blog , May 25, 2010. How to Calculate Social Marketing ROI - Paul Gillin , June 24, 2010. Vital statistics for every B2B marketer - Earnest about B2B , March 16, 2010.

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Baseone Buyersphere 2011 Report and the Changing B2B Buyer Behavior

Tony Zambito

  The Basone Buyersphere Report surveys approximately 1,000 businesses, heavily comprised of UK and European firms and ranging from small to multi-national enterprises, on the steps they take in making purchases.  Reinvent B2B Sales With Buyer Personas (buyerpersonainsights.com).

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Five Reasons You May Not Be Spending Enough on Content Marketing

Tom Pisello

Having the right content and tools to help fuel buyer’s decision making process is essential. Matter of Trust - although the research indicates that buyers truly rely on vendor content to help drive purchase decisions, with so much noise, buyers have become skeptical of vendor claims.

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Do You Have Any Idea Who You're Talking To?

Savvy B2B Marketing

This gets down to marketing basics – you need to develop buyer personas. Yet my unscientific polls show that a fair number of B2B marketers haven't undertaken the exercise of developing buyer personas. What is a Buyer Persona? " How to Develop a Persona As C.

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The 10 Rules for Creating a Buyer Persona: Rule 2

Tony Zambito

  They have served their purpose in looking at demographics, psychographics, customer purchasing data, geographic concentrations, and other characteristics.     Hence the next rule ( see the first rule ): Rule 2: Don’t Confuse a Buyer Persona with a Customer Profile.

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The 10 Rules for Creating a Buyer Persona: Rule 6

Tony Zambito

  You may have recently sat in a presentation whereby you reviewed results of online surveys, viewed multiple pie charts segmenting data, analyzed customer data reports generated in multi-variant ways, and purchased industry related reports with a chockfull of relevant data. 

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Buyer Persona 2.0 – Part 5 – Who Buyer Personas Serve

Tony Zambito

  Buyer Persona 2.0 , as a discipline, must factor in these complex relationships if it hopes to present an accurate portrayal of buying decisions that take place in a B2B context. Buyer Persona Relationships. A buyer persona, in a B2B context, is oftentimes serving others.

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Content Auditing and Mapping it to the Industrial Buy Cycle

Industrial Marketing Today

Passive reading of your content will not move the prospect along in his/her decision making process. A content audit is a process of mapping out the content you already have and matching it to the content you will need as determined by your marketing goals and/or new site map.

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Conduct a Content Audit For Your Content Marketing Strategy.

B2Bbloggers

A Campaign Message matrix is a grid with the customer buying process and other variables laid out in a visual manner. Technology Naughty Vs. Nice In 2010 2.

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Inside the Mind of the B2B Buyer – New Paths to Purchase

Fearless Competitor

Great insights presented last week by Genius and DemandGen Report , in the webinar Inside the Mind of B2B Buyers: New Paths to Purchase. Reality : 7 out of 10 buyers say they start their buying process at vendor sites, not Google. The nice and neat process of the past is dead.

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Drip Campaigns: Tips From Marketing Automation Monday

LeadSloth

Several people had worked with the sales team to better understand the buying process, and one company even started a user experience group to better understand the customers. Also, lead source can give valuable clues to the desired length of the nurturing process. Purchased list: 250 days. Often, this was an automated process, using the Marketing AUtomation system's API. It was a manual process to review the campaigns and prevent annoying the leads.

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The Seven Phases of the Buyer Experience Journey

Tony Zambito

  Katzenberg unveiled before the audience the experiences they underwent as they tried various story boarding processes and began using revolutionary technology to create animation like never before.  Image by david_shankbone via Flickr.

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Reinvent the B2B Buyer Experience to Grow Revenues

Tony Zambito

  Lack of Integrated Thinking : A tough assignment for a B2B organization is to find the means to integrate buyer interactions, marketing processes, and sales processes with that of the buyer experience journey.  Image by jackanapes via Flickr.

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3 Ways to Enable The New Digital Buyer Journey

Tony Zambito

  The route the digital buyer persona takes today towards making a purchasing decision is a myriad of new paths along the journey brought on by traditional, digital, and social media avenues.  Image via Wikipedia.

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The 4 B’s of Buyer Experience Innovation (2nd Rendition)

Tony Zambito

  It is fair to say that many organizations are adopting specific buying strategies whereby decisions are often made well ahead of any sales involvement and the decisions are more about who to purchase from versus what to purchase.  Buyer Personas.

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Macro Trends Transforming the Buyer Experience

Tony Zambito

  Lauren further adds that a confluence of trends is changing the way buyers experience buying decisions and purchases.    Buyers desire the same simplification, ease of use, and ease of access that they may experience in consumer type purchases.   

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The 4 B’s of Buyer Experience Innovation

Tony Zambito

  It is fair to say that many organizations are adopting specific buying strategies whereby primary decisions are often made well ahead of any sales involvement and secondary decisions are more about who to purchase from versus what to purchase.  Buyer Personas.

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Inside the Mind of the B2B Buyer – New Paths to Purchase

Fearless Competitor

Great insights presented last week by Genius and DemandGen Report , in the webinar Inside the Mind of B2B Buyers: New Paths to Purchase. Reality : 7 out of 10 buyers say they start their buying process at vendor sites, not Google. Reality : Over 9 out of 10 buyers consumed content on their way to purchase — especially white papers, eBooks, webinars, podcasts, and more and more, video clips. To compete today, you need great content well-mapped to buyer personas.

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Five Reasons You May Not Be Spending Enough on Content Marketing

The ROI Guy

Having the right content and tools to help fuel buyer’s decision making process is essential. Matter of Trust - although the research indicates that buyers truly rely on vendor content to help drive purchase decisions, with so much noise, buyers have become skeptical of vendor claims.

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Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: Tech Marketers May Need to Rethink.

The ROI Guy

Friday, October 22, 2010 Tech Marketers May Need to Rethink Budgets for 2011 according to new Harte-Hanks research Technology marketers are challenged today with handling proliferating marketing channels to reach and engage more overloaded, skeptical and frugal buyers than ever before.

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Tom Pisello: The ROI Guy: Do White Papers Still Engage? They do if.

The ROI Guy

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 Do White Papers Still Engage? The good news is that todays buyer wants to be engaged, with 9 out of 10 actively relying on vendor provided information on their way to making a purchase decision. White Papers are Influence Kings, But Need Persona.

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Conclusions from study: Sales Speaks – Perceptions and Ponderings on Marketing Leads

Fearless Competitor

Only 50% of salesreps made quota in 2010 and in 42% of companies, fewer than 1/2 made quota. 7 out of 10 have a low probability of purchase. Devise a process and use it. In addition, set up process to prevent SPAM. B2B salespeople struggle mightily today.

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5 Simple Marketing Automation Tips to Improve Conversion

It's All About Revenue

Think Beyond Job Titles Persona creation often starts with a job title. But the more nuanced your personas, the better you are able to segment and target your prospects. If the last time a record interacted with you was in 2010 than it is probably safe to remove it.

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All About Lead Nurturing (Really Customer Nurturing) [#B2Bchat Recap]

B2Bbloggers

asuthosh : Nurturing implies constant and strategic engagement and that’s the fundamental basis of nurturing @fearlesscomp : Story telling process – problem to solution works. To improve, develop deep buyer personas. Challenge is adapting people to processes.

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Top 35 B2B Marketing Posts for May 2010

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

May 2010. 9 Social Listening & Tracking Tools - Marketing Genius Blog , May 7, 2010 Here is a list of 9 social media tracking and monitoring tools. 11 Myths of Social Media Marketing - Webbiquity , May 24, 2010 Though social media marketing is rapidly advancing in terms of adoption and sophistication, many marketers and business executives still struggle with it. 22 Educational Social Media Diagrams - Hubspot , May 24, 2010 Everyone learns differently. May 4, 2010.

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