Surprise: Most B2B Advertising Isn’t Good. Or Is It?

The Point

A recent report by LinkedIn and research agency System1 found that the bulk of B2B advertising is ineffective. I’ve written elsewhere in this space about the sorry state of B2B creative in general, so the headline came as no surprise. Surprise: Most B2B Advertising Isn’t Good.

A B2B Email Pre-Flight Checklist

The Point

Earlier this month I presented a standing-room only session at the B2BMX Conference in Scottsdale on key principles of B2B email creative. A #B2B Email Pre-Flight Checklist Click To Tweet. The post A B2B Email Pre-Flight Checklist appeared first on The Point.

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Best B2B Email Marketing Software for 2021

SendX

What is B2B email marketing? Let's first clarify how B2B is different & similar to B2C. B2B means business-to-business, while b2c means business-to-customer. In B2B communication focuses on information, facts, and profit. Why B2B email marketing?

Data Decay & Your B2B Database

Zoominfo

Because of this, many organizations are working with a B2B database that is outdated, invalid, or incomplete. Data Decay Could Ruin Your B2B Database. Did you know that 50% of B2B businesses are not confident in the quality of their data? Deep Clean Your B2B Database.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

More Stuff B2B Marketing Needs to Break

Marketing Interactions

Ever since, I’ve been thinking about a few more things that B2B marketers need to break. But, in B2B, it’s not as much about knowing their shoe size as it is understanding their industry, role, and use case. Go Forth and Break B2B Marketing Stuff.

B2B Advertising: 20 Examples of Terrific B2B Social Media Ads

KoMarketing Associates

B2B advertising has a reputation for being dull, but it doesn’t have to be – especially when you’re advertising on social media. The more relaxed nature of social media platforms gives B2B marketers a valuable opportunity to be more approachable and relatable.

Why Does Most B2B Content Marketing Suck?

Marketing Insider Group

Let’s get real about B2B content marketing. In this post, we’ll review why B2B content marketing sucks and how to improve it so that it delivers a true ROI (return on investment). B2B content often fails because it’s not written for the audience, readable, or interesting.

B2B Marketers Struggle With Measuring Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

Did you know that over 80% of business-to-business (B2B) marketing teams have a content marketing strategy? The post B2B Marketers Struggle With Measuring Content Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group.

The B2B Startup Guide to SaaS Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

In fact, studies show that targeted content marketing builds positive feelings about B2B SaaS companies in at least 82% of your prospects. But, we’re a B2B company,” you protest. However, the figure rises to upwards of 50 percent with B2B buyers.

Five Essential Pieces of a Prospecting Solution

As organizations chase new revenue targets, B2B sales leaders must examine cutting edge prospecting solutions that proactively help reps identify, connect with, and close qualified buyers faster. This eBook aims to help B2B sales leaders better understand the five essential features your prospecting solution must include.

ZoomInfo’s 12 Best B2B Tips for Holiday Season

Zoominfo

Which means things shaking up in the B2B world — holiday emails are being blasted, sales deals are being closed, and 2021 recruitment strategies are finishing up. Integrating holiday energy with your B2B efforts typically increases chances of revenue success.

Must-Attend B2B Marketing Conferences for 2021

Biznology

But vaccinations and safe practices provide some reason for optimism, so it’s time for B2B marketers to plan their event calendars. May 26-27, hybrid, B2B Marketing Leaders Forum APAC 2021. June 2-3, virtual, from Chicago, B2B Marketing Ignite USA 2021.

How To Pinpoint B2B Customer Pain Points

Zoominfo

It goes without saying that B2B consumers look for new products in order to make their lives a bit easier. B2B customer pain points can generally be split into four different categories: Productivity, financial, processes, and support. B2B Marketing Digital Marketing

B2B Demand Generation Predictions for 2021

The Point

Will B2B marketing, and demand generation in particular, revert to “normal” once the pandemic subsides and economic recovery kicks in, or are recent trends destined to become staple tactics in the months and years to come? B2B Demand Generation Predictions for 2021 Click To Tweet.

7 Data-Driven Lead Generation Strategies That Drive Growth

Delivering sales-ready leads is a constant challenge for B2B marketers. Check out these 7 strategies to find and target high-value prospects who are ready to buy, and motivate them to act.

Why A Buyer Persona Sales System Is Needed In A New Era Of B2B

Tony Zambito

The past year of 2020 into 2021 will be looked at as one of the more transformative years to hit B2B sales in many a decade. I believe B2B in general and in particular B2B sales will be entering a new era.

How To Pinpoint B2B Customer Pain Points

Zoominfo

It goes without saying that B2B consumers look for new products in order to make their lives a bit easier. B2B customer pain points can generally be split into four different categories: Productivity, financial, processes, and support. B2B Marketing Digital Marketing

Buyer-Enabled Selling: The Next Progression In B2B Sales

Tony Zambito

In modern B2B sales, we are witnessing the story arc of selling progressing from seller-directed to buyer-directed. Causing B2B sales leaders to rethink how their sales organizations engage with buyers. . Such a shift means B2B sales organizations adopt the role of an enabler.

B2B Digital Self-Service: How to Deliver What B2B Buyers Want

KoMarketing Associates

For the last year or more, B2B buyers have been largely cut off from conferences, in-person meetings, or even their offices. This has had profound effects on how people do their jobs, including how B2B buyers make their decisions. The Evolution of the B2B Buyer Journey.

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.

How To Build B2B List?

Only B2B

The most exhausting and challenging task most B2B enterprises face is building and maintaining a customer database that is accurate and up-to-date. What Exactly Is B2B List Building? . When you get to the roots, that is called B2B list building. . B2B List Building.

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Launching a Winning B2B Content Marketing Strategy

Fusion Marketing Partners

In my fractional CMO practice, I have to recommend content marketing strategies for my B2B clients. Content Marketing B2B content marketing Content marketing thought leadershipThere are times when […].

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How to Choose and Implement a Successful B2B Pricing Strategy

Fusion Marketing Partners

In my March column for CustomerThink, titled “Pricing to Win in B2B: The Mindset to Achieve More Revenue and Profit,” […]. B2B Pricing Pricing Strategy B2B pricing pricing strategy

Your Guide to Choosing a B2B Data Provider

Zoominfo

Many B2B data providers claim to have the “best” data. Today we’re looking at three major B2B data sources and discussing the pros and cons of working with each. What is B2B Data? B2B data is enterprise-focused information used to improve sales and marketing campaigns.

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Forrester Research Report: How Sales and Marketing Intelligence Drive Improved Business Outcomes

In 2019, DiscoverOrg commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate sales and marketing intelligence practices in the B2B space. The primary takeaway? Forrester found only 1.2% of companies achieved a score indicating maturity in data management practices. However, organizations are fighting back - and winning.

Buyer Aligned Sales Processes Are In Need Of A Redesign To Succeed In A New Era For B2B

Tony Zambito

B2B Organizations Must Reinvent To Accomplish Buyer-Aligned Strategies Post-Pandemic. In the lexicon of business, especially B2B, words and phrases can take on so many different meanings.

The Ultimate B2B Marketing Guide With Latest B2B Marketing Trends 2021

Data Cleaning/CRM Appending

So, here is a complete guide to the rather popular ‘Business-to-Business’ aka, B2B marketing Strategy(“OMG right?”) ”) and the B2B marketing strategy trends in 2021. What is B2B Marketing: When you run […].

6 B2B Demand Gen Predictions for 2020

The Point

The rate of change in B2B marketing and marketing technology continues to accelerate, and 2020 promises to be no different. I believe 2020 will be a year of category consolidation in B2B martech. The post 6 B2B Demand Gen Predictions for 2020 appeared first on The Point.

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Why Enabling Buyers To Buy Is The Future Of B2B

Tony Zambito

We are in that moment of hesitation when it comes to the future of how B2B buyers will engage in buying. The coronavirus pandemic has become the fuel of the forthcoming future of the B2B buyer-seller dynamic. This the future of B2B.

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Developing Your Training Content So That It Actually Moves the Needle

Speaker: Bryan Naas, VP of Sales Productivity at Braze

Getting reps & marketers to engage in your content is half the battle of providing value that can ultimately impact the bottom line. How do we break through the noise? In this session, Bryan Naas will detail what it takes to build training and content resources that reps will actually take the time to engage with so you can help them reach their goals.

Who Run The World?: Women in B2B Sales

Zoominfo

Women are changing the demographics of this profession and helping to shape the bright future of B2B sales. . What’s It Like Being A Woman In B2B Sales? Think of this: Women make up about half of the college-educated workforce, yet they make up only one third of B2B sales jobs.

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Report: B2B Marketers Continue to Prioritize Account-Based Marketing

KoMarketing Associates

As more B2B marketers experiment with account-based marketing (ABM), new research suggests that they are diverting more of their budget to this tactic. In terms of engagement, webinars (53%) have been the most successful for B2B marketers who have been working on generating qualified leads.

B2B Email Marketing: What Content to Include

BOP Design

Deciding what type of content to include in your B2B marketing emails depends on what type of email you are sending. There are three main categories of B2B emails, these include: Informative Emails. Informative B2B Emails. B2B Email Marketing Newsletter.

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Accelerated Digital Commerce Is Disrupting B2B Sellers And Buyers

Tony Zambito

Putting pressure on B2B Executives to transform their businesses. If B2B companies are not thinking about this, planning for this, and doing something about this – they will bound to be in big trouble. What is at issue for B2B organizations is B2B buyers are advancing at a faster rate.

Best Practices for Marketing Database Cleanse

Finding a vendor to cleanse and optimize your marketing database can be difficult if you don’t know what to look for. Download the eBook to get the most out of your database cleanse and find an appropriate vendor for your B2B marketing objectives.

5 Ways To Develop Your B2B Brand

Zoominfo

But how does this connect to B2B brand development? Why Is B2B Brand Development Important? Yet those of us in the B2B space are also well aware that branding is every bit as important in our industry. The benefits of a well developed B2B brand are far and wide.