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Capturing Your Buyers’ Most Meaningful Online Behavior

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Seventy-six percent (76%) of buyers expect companies to understand their needs and expectations before ever getting on the phone. But that’s rarely what happens. There is a massive divide between what buyers want to discuss with sales vs. what sales wants to discuss with buyers.

Translating Online Behavior into Meaningful Conversation (Part One)

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Seventy-six percent (76%) of buyers expect companies to understand their needs and expectations before ever getting on the phone. But that’s rarely what happens. There is a massive divide between what buyers want to discuss with sales vs. what sales wants to discuss with buyers.

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The Four Key Traits of a Successful Go-To-Market Changemaker

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Seventy percent (70%) of all digital transformation initiatives do not reach their goals according to a recent McKinsey survey.

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Overcoming the Five Challenges of Scaling Marketing and Sales Campaigns

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For most companies, the challenge of regularly delivering enough leads and opportunities to hit growth targets has historically meant building a strategy around producing high volume, low quality marketing and sales campaigns. But those campaigns are neither scalable nor efficient.

A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

The Dark Side of Marketing Attribution

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Throughout my career at ANNUITAS, I have probably spent more time thinking about and enabling Marketing Attribution models than any other activity.

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Now Is the Time to Plan Your 2021 Demand Marketing Transformation

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To say that 2020 has caused us all to rethink our demand marketing approaches moving forward is an understatement. We all started Q2 having to triage and rapidly iterate at every level of our marketing and sales motions.

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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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Key Findings from the 2021 ANNUITAS Enterprise Marketing Automation Platform Analysis

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Marketing Automation Platforms (MAPs) are perhaps the most misunderstood component of the Demand Technology Stack. Too often MAPs are associated with tactical email nurturing and simple lead qualification — tactical use cases that dominate immature platform deployments.

(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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The Definitive B2B Sales Playbook: Proven Path to $ Multi-Million Revenues

Sales is at the forefront of revenue growth, and so organizations with highly streamlined sales operations consistently outperform competition. How do you create a path to success and fast-track your way to multi million dollar revenues? Read the eBook.

Are You Going to Market Inside-Out or Outside-In?

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Go-to-market strategies have an Achilles heel. Consider this challenge: You have a clear idea of who you want to target. You’ve done segmentation and persona work. You have a coherent account-based strategy. You have done (some) customer journey work.

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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The Inconvenient Truth About Driving Sustainable Corporate Growth

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If you read the latest business books or shop for the latest sales and marketing technology, you see the same story, over and over. That there is a revolution of companies that have reinvented how to engage with and convert customers.

The Growth Leader’s Guide to Embracing Strategic Demand Marketing

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Effective growth leaders are focused on achieving aggressive revenue goals – but achieving these goals requires growth leaders to also focus on the underlying processes and infrastructure that allows them to do so in a scalable and repeatable way.

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It’s Time to Stop Obsessing Over Leads

If leads are no longer the main goal for your marketing and sales teams, what should you focus on instead to measure success? And how can you optimize your program to create more qualified sales opportunities, faster? Download the eBook today to find out how!

Nine Signs Your Demand Marketing S**t Is Broken

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The past six months have challenged companies in many ways, but perhaps the greatest challenge has been a precipitous drop-off in sales and the resultant impact on the ‘top line.’. Said differently, everyone has a demand problem at this point. Everyone needs to re-start their pipelines.

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The Impact of Strategically Orchestrating the B2B Customer Journey

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The customer experience is top of mind in nearly every B2B organization, but most are getting it wrong. According to Salesforce research, fewer than half (49%) of marketing leaders believe they provide an experience completely aligned with customer expectations, and customers agree.

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The Impact of Technical SEO on Your Ability to Be “Right Place, Right Time” 

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Your online content strategy is immaculate. Your analytics give you a thorough understanding of your prospects’ journey. Your design is award-freaking-winning.

5 Reasons Why You’re Getting Bad Leads

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Let’s talk about leads. Odds are, you’re having conversations about how to attract more leads, how to improve the quality of your leads, how to convert your leads, or all of the above. And in that conversation you might be wondering, “why are we getting bad leads in the first place?” .

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

5 Goals to Help You Think Like a Chief Growth Officer in 2021

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“Success today requires the agility and drive to constantly rethink, reinvigorate, react, and reinvent” -Bill Gates. I could not agree more! It goes without saying – 2020 has required us to be all of these things!

5 Vanity Metrics Your Marketing Team Should Be Wary Of

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For decades vanity metrics have been the guiding light for measuring marketing success – largely because the capabilities didn’t exist to measure closed-loop KPIs. But these vanity metrics are problematic, as they don’t demonstrate a real impact on pipeline lift or customer engagement.

The Anatomy of a Strategic Demand Marketing Plan – Part 1: Intro to Demand Marketing

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ANNUITAS CEO Adam Needles recently discussed what makes up a Strategic Demand Marketing Plan, one of the main offerings of what we do at ANNUITAS, in this eBook.

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Is ABM a One-Hit Wonder?

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Who doesn’t love a good one-hit wonder? Thinking back to the musical artists of our youth, that we may or may not be embarrassed to remember how much we loved in their heyday. But there’s also a parallel in the marketing world.

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Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

How Social Media Can Help B2B Marketing Teams Hit Growth Goals

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Social media has been around since 1997 , but it didn’t explode in popularity until 2006. From then on, the way we communicated was never the same. Business-to-consumer (B2C) companies have harnessed social media in a huge way.

How SalesLoft Is Ruining Customer Experience (But It’s Really Your Fault, Not Theirs)

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Let me start by explaining that this post is not an attack on SalesLoft. It actually has little to do with their technology, per se. This post ‘is’ however a shot across the bow of the concept that successful selling simply comes down to persistent, interruptive, automated ‘sales cadences.’

Integrating Live Chat into your Demand Marketing Strategy

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Live chat is a growing medium that many companies are turning to as a means to connect with prospects sooner and faster. It makes sense; the medium cuts down the time and steps needed for a successful information exchange between provider and prospect.

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What is Demand Marketing?

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Marketing as a business discipline is ever-evolving. Arguably the only ‘constant’ in marketing today is constant change. This is particularly true for Demand Marketing, which today finds itself at a crossroads.

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The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

The End of Forms as We Know It

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We’ve all been there – we see a catchy headline on LinkedIn or Google, we click through only to be greeted with a form asking for the equivalent of your life story. Sure, if that article will answer a BIG question for you, you’ll clench your jaw and fill it out.

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How Harnessing the Macro Customer Experience Can Drive Growth

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One of the key ingredients to achieving growth goals in demand marketing has always been the customer experience.

Ethics in B2B Digital Personalization – Is it Possible?

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If you haven’t had the opportunity to watch the Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma” yet, I highly recommend it.

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How Financial Services Companies Can Connect with Customers Both On and Offline

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Our current world environment has proven the need for companies to build marketing strategies that can withstand pivots when necessary. It’s also exposed a major flaw in industries built on traditional tactics and in-person relationships – especially financial services.

4 AI Hacks to Make Sales Teams More Efficient

Over the last two years, there’s been a 76 percent increase in AI adoption across sales organizations. For sales teams, AI opens up a world of new possibilities, including automating outreach, identifying best-fit buyers, and keeping CRMs flush with fresh data. Read on to learn the four AI hacks sales teams need to improve their performance. Download the eBook today!

The Anatomy of a Strategic Demand Marketing Plan – Part 3: The Strategy Phase

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Over the past two weeks, we have covered the definition of strategic demand marketing and introduced you to the first phase in our process, the insights phase. This week, we take it a step further as we share how the insights phase builds a foundation for the strategy phase.

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