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(Re)Focusing Your Demand Marketing Plan Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak

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We all share concern over the health and safety of our loved ones during this humanitarian and health crisis – it’s truly something like we’ve never seen before. But many of us also share concern over a different crisis: the state of our businesses at this time.

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Don’t Duct Tape Your Demand Generation Right Now: Adopt a Strategic Approach to Demand Marketing

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The crisis that’s emerged from the coronavirus pandemic has forced B2B marketing teams to look at their demand programs in a new light, and an ugly truth has emerged. Most B2B companies have inefficient sales and marketing motions.

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Are You Committing Random Acts of Marketing and Sales?

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How to know if your marketing and sales efforts are eroding your growth. How would you describe your current marketing and sales motion? Do you have a finely tuned, highly repeatable, highly predictable model for generating demand and closing business?

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Next Generation Growth Marketing: The Evolution Towards Strategic Demand

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The Growth Marketing movement (aka growth hacking ) – now nearly ten years old – has had a significant and positive impact on the efficacy of demand marketing.

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Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. Given data’s direct impact on marketing campaigns, reporting, and sales follow up, maintaining an accurate and consistent database is a top priority for B2B organizations. This latest eBook aims to help marketing leaders understand the impact of data management on their company’s ROI.

5 Considerations for Personalization in B2B

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During an increasingly competitive time in the digital marketing landscape, it can be easy to get lost in the ever-changing trends and customer needs in the B2B space. However, at least one trend is overwhelmingly clear, and has been for some time: B2B customers expect tailored content.

6 Components of a Perpetual Demand Generation Program

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What makes Demand Generation perpetual ? I’ve been thinking about this while considering an update of my last post on this topic. One key component (other than a decreased reliance on tactical, campaign-based activities to drive demand) is its adaptability.

Business Leaders Not Satisfied with Marketing Success Metrics

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Preliminary Findings from the ANNUITAS 2019 Demand Generation Performance Survey. Would You Change Your Marketing Team KPIs If You Could? Receive a copy of the ANNUITAS 2019 Demand Generation Performance Survey when it becomes available by clicking here.

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The Case for Rapid — Not Gradual — Digital Demand Transformation

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Marketing and sales once were considered separate, but allied, disciplines, but major change is afoot. Companies are starting to consider “go-to-market” more holistically and so they’re building teams focused around integrative concepts such as “ Revenue Operations” (RevOps) and “ Strategic Demand.” ” Taking a rapid approach to digital demand transformation is key to this process.

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MarketingProfs B2B Nuggets of B2B Wisdom

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This year’s MarketingProfs B2B Forum 2016 is a whirl-wind of data, inspiration, marketing advice, how-to’s and more than a little fun. What makes an event a success from an attendee’s perspective?

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2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

As buyer expectations continue to heighten, marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. This report aims to highlight the current state of B2B database and contact acquisition strategies, and organizations’ goals to leverage data to fuel their go-to-market strategies in 2020 and beyond.

Events – Essential For Every Demand Generation Strategy

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I had the opportunity to spend last week at the Content Marketing World (#CMWorld) event in Cleveland.

Demand Generation’s Problem with Content Marketing Evangelism

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I had my heart broken at Content Marketing World in Ohio this week. I was very pleased to return to Cleveland for my sixth #CMW, and curious to see what was new at the show as I had missed last year’s event. Event founder Joe Pulizzi came back from a 9-month sabbatical (and 30-day technology detox) refreshed and inspired, delivering an aspirational keynote advising focus, dedication to your goals, and empathy and awareness for the good of others as well as yourself.

Making the Case for Account-Based Marketing: Doing the Math

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Many of our clients have been very interested in Account-Based Marketing, and understanding the implications of adjusting their strategies to focus more on targeted accounts rather a demand strategy focused on volume.

The Real Truth About B2B Marketing And The Social Media Platforms You Need

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I’ve read a few articles about social media and B2B Marketing lately that have blown my mind. You won’t believe number three…OK, there is no number three. And this is not a listicle. However, I read an article recently that got me thinking as it raised some interesting points about social and B2B.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

As frustrating as contact and account data management can be, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement. Download ZoomInfo’s latest data-driven eBook aimed to help marketing leaders understand the best practices around choosing a B2B contact data provider.

What Type of CMO Do You Have?

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It’s been a while since you’ve heard from the ANNUITAS blog– and we’re very pleased to be back – but we’ve spent the last year creating a lot of new content centered on helping our customers find the answer to a very specific question: What type of CMO do you have? Frustrations with Demand Generation.

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The ANNUITAS Perspective on the Adobe Acquisition of Marketo

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A Memo from CEO Adam Needles to ANNUITAS clients on the Adobe Acquisition of Marketo. Good morning. You probably saw that late yesterday Adobe bought Marketo. And if you didn’t, now you know!). For those of you with Marketo in your Demand Process technology stacks, your next question is probably what does this mean for me ? And what does this mean for our ANNUITAS Perpetual Demand Generation ® (PDG) investments?

The Only Analytics That Matter Are Your Own

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Without looking at a calendar, I always know when it is Tuesday. Every Tuesday at 11 a.m. it is inevitable that my email inbox explodes with emails urging me to download the latest guides on marketing know-how and friendly token-filled messages from sales reps simply “checking in”.

The Problem Pursuing Perfection, Especially in Marketing

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Perfect is the enemy of Good. The quest for excellence shouldn’t be confused with pursuing perfection, yet it’s a trap many marketers fall into. Many enterprise marketers get caught up in producing the “perfect” campaign or the “perfect” web site.

Cold Calling Tips and Tricks

In recent years, cold calling has become synonymous with rejection and failure. But the numbers aren't that clear; while less than 2% of today’s cold calls actually result in meetings, 78% of decision-makers have taken an appointment or attended an event as a result of a cold call. What’s the verdict?

Why Demand Generation Should Be Perpetual

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This is the second year that ANNUITAS has conducted its Enterprise B2B Demand Generation Survey with the goal of gaining better insights into the approach that enterprise organizations take to demand generation.

The Key Marketing Automation Players On Your Team

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You’ve vetted the vendors, selected your features, sized your database and scheduled your implementation; you are now ready to deploy your marketing automation platform, right? Wrong.

Changing Buyers and the Future of B2B Sales – An Interview with DSG Consulting

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From time to time on the ANNUITAS blog we have the opportunity to sit down with those in the B2B Marketing and Sales industry and get their take on the market and trends that are happening in the space.

The Change in B2B – 4 Rules To Live By

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According to the latest B2B Buyer research published by DemandGen Report, the world of B2B marketing is continuing the get more complex and our buyers more sophisticated.

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How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

When used effectively, a CRM can be the life blood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity. However, as a company, sales stack, and database grow, it becomes difficult to uphold structure and governance to keep a CRM up-to-date. The result? Less organization, more confusion, and fewer deals closed. Leveraging leading industry research from industry analysts, this eBook explores how your sales team can gain back valuable time.

SiriusDecisions Summit 2015: The Un-Death of B2B Sales

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I’ve got to admit, when SiriusDecisions’ Jennifer Ross and Marisa Kopec opened their keynote session yesterday morning saying their presentation was going to be “provocative”, I was skeptical.

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3 Steps to Improve Marketing and Sales Alignment

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Whether you’re more like Ham or Smalls, chances are you’ve had a conversation with sales that included some miscommunication.

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What Being Agile Means for Today’s Marketers

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In today’s world of marketing we have new things bombarding us on a daily basis. The newest trend, the newest buzz word, the newest technology. As I think back on my own career, it’s hard to believe that once upon a time I thought variable printing on direct mail was revolutionary.

Enterprise B2B Marketers – How Did We Do In 2015?

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Last year, ANNUITAS launched a new kind of Demand Generation Survey. Unlike many surveys that are conducted each year, this survey focused solely on the Demand Generation practices at B2B enterprise companies ($250m+ in Annual Revenue).

The Account-Based Marketing Playbook

Account-Based Marketing is a strategy, not a solution.

Put The Phone Down – I’m Not Ready

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No wonder we hate to pick up the phone these days. It’s always a sales call. Seriously. I love technology, marketing automation, CRMs — I couldn’t do my job without them. However, sales teams, please use them wisely or their power will backfire on you.

3 Ways To Create Content That Converts

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The pressures to build a solid Demand Generation Strategy that is perpetual with content marketing that converts is high. So much so, that at times marketers may resort to tactics that might fall into the questionable practices category. Do you recognize any of the following content marketing misses?

Marketing Automation Hacks

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B2B marketers are always pressed for time. Marketers build strategies, run programs, manage technologies and teams, so how do we make the most of our time? The goal is to be as efficient as possible while still producing a quality product. Work smarter, not harder.

3 Core Elements to Stay On Top of When Launching a Website

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If you’ve ever launched a website, you know that Murphy’s Law does in fact exist: anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. From small grammar mistakes to plugins that make the site inaccessible, you must be prepared to troubleshoot both the expected and unexpected.

3 Mistakes Organizations Make While Developing ABM Programs

While B2B research suggests organizations are thriving through successful ABM programs, getting just one campaign off the ground is more difficult than it seems. From building an account universe to understanding to orchestrating sales and marketing alignment around touchpoint and messaging, there are a number of variables to consider before launching a program.

Right vs. Wrong – B2B Sales People and Additional Thoughts About the SiriusDecisions B2B Buyer Research

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The B2B marketing and sales world was abuzz a few weeks ago when SiriusDecisions reported that the decline in importance of the B2B sales person, which has been reported by many, has been greatly exaggerated.