5 Ways To Supercharge Your Personalization With Buyer Persona Insights

Tony Zambito

Buyer Personalization Will Matter As The Balance Of Power Shifts To Buyers In A “New World Order” Of Buying. New technologies accelerating a change in how sellers interact with buyers. Buyers shifting to digital self-serve preferences will grow.

The Buyer Mindset Is Your Key To Post Pandemic Recovery

Tony Zambito

The sell-side of the seller-buyer equation has been flipped upside down. All of these efforts designed to reach and gain the attention of buyers. And to affect The Buyer Mindset. And be careful about digitizing outdated means of connecting with buyers.

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Buyers Ignoring You Is Not The Only Change Going On

Tony Zambito

A significant shift in how buyers choose to interact with selling organizations has been underway for the past year. The global pandemic altering seller and buyer interactions in ways unimagined just a few short years ago. 2 – How can you map to a new buyer mindset?

7 Elements Of Customer Understanding The C-Suite Must Master

Tony Zambito

Organizations should strive to develop buyer personas , user personas, and customer personas. For example, in one buyer persona research study completed for an organization in the logistics industry, we found as manufacturers became more global, U.S. 4 – Customer Journey Mapping. At any given time, customers and buyers may have multiple scenarios occurring, which require different types of interactions and responses. by Yarden Gilboa.

Are Your Buyer Personas Data Overkill?

Tony Zambito

As the concept of buyer personas has crept into the conscious of both B2C and B2B Marketing, so has misguided representations of buyer personas become prevalent. With many touted frameworks and processes being representative of buyer personas in name only. These misrepresentations have also led to a tendency to throw everything, including the kitchen sink, into crafting buyer personas. This approach of having 15 plus profile categories amounts to buyer profiling.

State Of Buyer Personas 2016: Strong Correlation Between Effectiveness And Goals

Tony Zambito

In 2016, we will mark the fifteenth year since buyer personas were first introduced. The journey, however, continues towards professionals and organizations gaining a true understanding of what buyer persona development entails. What is clear is buyer personas are now entering the mainstream of dialogue when it comes to overall customer understanding. . 27% of the respondents relied on in-depth qualitative buyer interviews – a jump from 15% previously.

What B2B Marketers Can Learn About Buyers Without Trying Too Hard

KoMarketing Associates

In personal relationships, we use body language, tone of voice, micro expressions, actions, and other intangibles to infer someone’s perspective, attitude, intent, and desires. The separation between key stakeholders and those of us trying to escort them along the buyer journey presents some challenges. Separation may mean not knowing what matters most to a buyer, ending in our failure to deliver. People don’t always tell you what they’re thinking.

Sales Pipeline Radio, Episode 258: Q & A Tiffani Bova @Tiffani_Bova

Heinz Marketing

There was some great research that Mackenzie put out that started sort of the April, May timeframe of 2020 in what B2B buyers thought about the relationship with sellers, and if they thought they would be able to maintain that engagement level remotely.

Survey: Marketers Must Work to Gain (and Maintain) Buyer Trust

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers look to keep up with customer expectations, new research suggests that buyers are skeptical of their efforts right out of the gate. SurveyMonkey recently published the “7 Highly Effective Ways to Elevate Buyer Trust” report, which contained responses from buyers on their perception of marketing practices. As it turns out, customer experience plays a critical role in whether buyers ultimately trust marketers and their brand.

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Grow SMB Revenues With Buyer-Based Marketing

Tony Zambito

This is part 3 of a series on the challenge of targeting SMB markets and how the use of buyer-based modeling and buyer-based marketing help organizations to grow their SMB customer base. . Buyer Persona © All Rights Reserved Cristian Cardenas. When you consider some Fortune 1000 or Global 2000 organizations can have in the 10’s or 100’s of thousands of companies in their customer bases, the expression of zeroing in on your target buyer can sound near impossible.

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Getting to ABM: notes from the field

Biznology

It’s been a long, but productive, journey. David identified four factors key to Enli’s ABM success: process, culture, attitude, and metrics. I posed four questions to David about the journey to ABM. It’s about attitude, enabled by a culture we created, where everyone knows the goal. Two things: we needed to understand our customers and we needed to align their buying journey with our selling journey. This is how we mapped the buyer journey.

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3 Ways To Connect With Today’s B2B Buyers

Tony Zambito

This is part 4 of a limited series on why buyer choice modeling is the new view B2B Business must adopt to improve revenue performance and develop long lasting relationships with buyers. Connecting with today’s B2B buyers is on the minds of most CEO’s and their teams today. Not too long ago, reaching and connecting with B2B buyers was a straight forward proposition. The idea of connecting to B2B buyers has gone from straight forward to major league complex.

The Buyerology of the Buyer: How B2B Leaders Respond to the Psychology of Buyer Choice

Tony Zambito

This is part 3 of a limited series on why buyer choice modeling is the new view B2B Business must adopt to improve revenue performance and develop long lasting relationships with buyers. . When it comes to understanding the psychology of the buyer, much has been done in the world of B2C to get inside the mind of consumers to understand buying choices and preferences. In part 2 of this series, I discussed the Buyer Orbit and the elements of the Buyer Choice Model.

How B2B CMOs Can Achieve Customer-Centric Marketing With Buyer Personas

Tony Zambito

In this same survey mentioned above, it was found 50% or more of marketers surveyed have not engaged in researching and creating buyer personas for their marketing efforts. Although the concept of buyer personas were founded nearly 14 years ago, the maturity of buyer persona development as a means to achieve customer-centric B2B marketing has some ways to go. 10 Essentials Of Becoming Customer-Centric With Buyer Personas. The same goes for buyer personas.

How B2B Leaders Are Understanding Buyers Better With Behavioral Buyergraphics

Tony Zambito

platforms are increasing B2B visibility like never before, connecting with buyers and decision-makers is becoming increasingly elusive. As the rate of increasingly changing B2B buyer behaviors continues to skyrocket, the void for deep behavioral insight continues to widen. Behavioral B2B buyer insights are becoming mission critical to informing, shaping, and adapting to changing buying behaviors that are coming in like ocean waves on a sandy beach.

Can You Use Content to Influence Consumer Behavior?

Marketing Insider Group

Buyer personas centered around customer goals and action more effectively influence behavior than those that focus only on individual traits. Funnel marketing means creating specific, targeted content mapped to the buyer journey. Buyer personas. Stage of the buyer journey.

The psychology behind content: how to trigger your users’ behavior

RockContent

They can reinforce your audience’s attitudes. The Elaboration Likelihood Model (ELM), one of the most frequently cited models of persuasion, explains how shaping attitudes also shapes behaviors. Prompts (CTAs) will trigger behaviors in different phases of the journey.

Matching Webinar Content to the Buying Cycle: Evaluation and Purchase Stages

Oracle

According to Demand Gen Report’s 2014 B2B Buyer Behavior Survey , an effective content strategy can certainly influence the buyer journey. 61% of B2B buyers agreed that the winning vendor delivered a better mix of content appropriate for each stage of the purchasing process. As prospects increasingly self-educate through the buying cycle, webinars have become a primary source of information that buyers turn to before making a purchase decision.

B2B: How to Close Your Sales Qualified Leads

The Forward Observer

First, let’s review the three different kinds of leads as your prospective customer moves through their B2B buyer journey from awareness to consideration to a decision: Information Qualified Lead (IQL). The buyer is usually just beginning to research the solution to a problem. For a long time, when a buyer was doing product research, they had to contact the seller early in the process. But now, the buyer is contacting the sales person much later in their journey.

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7 steps to make video marketing a success in 2021

Ledger Bennett

From driving top of funnel engagement as part of your SEO strategy, to reaching buyers and improving conversion, video content offers major B2B opportunities. Consumer journeys have changed, and B2B seller interactions have largely moved to remote or digital.

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Could a Remote Research Team Add Value to Your B2B Business?

Business Brainz

Attitudes about how to buy, what to buy, and who to buy from has changed. Leveraging customized research helps you become more buyer-centric through making your conversations more customer-obsessed. The world has become flatter than ever before.

Could a Remote Research Team Add Value to Your B2B Business?

Business Brainz

Attitudes about how to buy, what to buy, and who to buy from has changed. Leveraging customized research helps you become more buyer-centric through making your conversations more customer-obsessed. The world has become flatter than ever before.

Six Lead Generation Trends to Watch in 2021

Webbiquity

Throughout the pandemic, B2B marketers have had to rapidly and repeatedly react to changes in the work structure and priorities of B2B buyers, based on incomplete and imperfect data. Guest post by Dhruv Mehta. Significantly edited from the original.

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

Tony Zambito

   Perplexing executives as well is the rapid infusion of digital and social media that buyers are engaging with at an increasing rate yet with no clear discerning picture of what the future holds.    Viewing what each function is capable of in isolation and missing the harmonizing around the buyer experience.    Such a composition can be written and designed when executives can harmonize around the 4 B’s of Buyer Experience Innovation. 

By Marketers, For Marketers ep 4: Perpetual Demand and ABM History

Metadata

Selling a more complicated product calls for a deeper journey, and a strong ABM framework is crucial. You should define beyond their size and role–more important is their mindset and attitude.

The 3 Most Important Content Marketing Questions CEOs Should Ask

The Forward Observer

Something else like changing existing attitudes or repairing your reputation? That is determined by researching your ideal customers (also known as buyer personas ), and their buyer journey. Make sure that your content is focused on your buyers at least 80% of the time. Ask how your content is going to remain anchored in the buyer’s head rather than your product catalog.

What Is Decision Theory and How Can It Help Your Marketing Strategy?

SnapApp

Instead of blindly following best practices or throwing various content types at prospects and hoping something sticks, savvy marketers put themselves into their buyer’s shoes and imagine what they need to help them make a choice. . . Knowing what's going on in your buyer’s head while they are deciding to choose you or your competition will help you develop a marketing strategy that works for your specific audience. .

The 4 B’s of Buyer Experience Innovation

Tony Zambito

   Perplexing executives as well is the rapid infusion of digital and social media that buyers are engaging with at an increasing rate yet with no clear discerning picture of what the future holds.    Viewing what each function is capable of in isolation and missing the harmonizing around the buyer experience.    Such a composition can be written and designed when executives can harmonize around the 4 B’s of Buyer Experience Innovation. 

Could a Remote Research Team Add Value to Your B2B Business?

Business Brainz

Attitudes about how to buy, what to buy, and who to buy from has changed. Leveraging customized research helps you become more buyer-centric through making your conversations more customer-obsessed. Moreover, research helps you build an understanding of customers to facilitate buyer-centric messages and communications at every stage of the buyer journey. The world has become flatter than ever before.

5 Tips For Being a Data-driven B2B Marketing Genius

TrueInfluence

Marketers tend to get excited about offer development and messaging and buyer journeys — but if you go back to direct marketing principles, 50% of the power to drive a response is guided by whether you’re talking to the right audience.

The overlooked role of emotion in brand experience

Biznology

That shift is most easily observed in generational attitudes; the younger generations are placing more value on experiences over stuff. We need the entire buyers journey or purchase funnel to achieve it. Content delivered through the entire buyer/ownership journey is as much about creating emotional experience and advocacy in the form of loyalty as it is about acquisition.

7 Ways to Optimize Your Lead Management Process

Scoop.it

The first is ensuring you have quality salespeople with a great attitude and solid training. Craft Your Buyer Persona. Before you begin any other step, you first need to define your buyer persona. Every step of lead management should keep this buyer persona in mind.

What B2C marketers can learn from B2B

Biznology

To start with — treat business buyers as individuals, with their own personas, analyze their digital buyer journeys, and use social media to communicate with them. And how to speak to buyers like humans, with messages that both inform and entertain. A buyer who really needs the solution will appreciate it, and will appreciate you. They can become not just a loyal buyer, but also an advocate. Perhaps it’s about developing a different attitude.

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Email Open Rates: Which Benchmarks Matter Most?

Outreach

Email marketing is a core element of the buyer journey, serving as one of the earliest touchpoints in the sales cycle (at Outreach, we refer to the optimized series of such touchpoints as Sequences). Activity metrics can be misleading, especially regarding buyer intent.

The 3 Most Important Content Marketing Questions CEOs Should Ask

Marketing Insider Group

Something else like changing existing attitudes or repairing your reputation? That is determined by researching your ideal customers ( also known as buyer personas) , and their buyer journey. Make sure that your content is focused on your buyers at least 80% of the time. Ask how your content is going to remain anchored in the buyer’s head rather than your product catalog.

3 Questions to Answer When Creating Personas for B2B Marketing Campaigns

Launch Marketing

Consider these questions when defining the B2B buyer personas for your marketing campaigns. Psychographic characteristics reflect the values, opinions and attitudes your audience holds. Where Are They in the Buyer’s Journey?

Words are Wind: Sentiment Data Visualization

Aberdeen HCM Essentials

In a beta visualization that draws from script dialogue and other sources, Wind and Words explores, analyzes, and visualizes Game of Thrones characters’ vocabularies, direct interactions, and attitudes during those interactions. Character sentiment data visualization is particularly interesting in the context of B2B applications of buyer intent data.

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Key Takeaways from attending 7 Talks at B2B Ignite 2018

Onalytica B2B

Here’s my key takeaways from the 7 talks I attended this year: R ory Sutherland – Think You Understand B2B Buyers? The incorrect assumption that buyers behave in an economists’ definition of rationality is particularly more prevalent among non-marketing colleagues in a B2B environment. Failures in communications or the customer journey can easily cause a customer to judge your brand in a negative way. Customer journey mapping.

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8 Ideas and Tips to Align Sales and Marketing During Transitions

Televerde

The B2B buyer journey is extremely long and convoluted today so instead of trying to pin it down, focus on human relationships and people. Align Sales and Marketing with the Right Attitude from Everyone.

B2B Marketing 2021 Trends

The Lead Agency

B2B buyers now conduct much more research on their own before speaking to a seller, and expect the same digital experience they encounter during the B2C sales cycle with their B2B purchase decisions. The B2B consumer journey has also changed significantly in the past 10 years.