Business Software Buying Stabilizes: Pandemic Stage 3

Webbiquity

The good news for B2B software vendors is that buyers are buying again. Only about 1 in 10 firms say their buying process is getting less collaborative. In fact, many respondents reported having more collaborative buying experiences during COVID-19 than they had before the pandemic.

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Marketing Technology Buy The Book

Webbiquity

The post Marketing Technology Buy The Book appeared first on B2B Marketing Blog | Webbiquity. With more than 90% of B2B marketers now embracing content marketing success depends not on producing more content but better content.

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Why Buyers Buy

ViewPoint

There are no basic needs or psychological needs (needs on Maslow’s hierarchy) to be satisfied by buying an opportunity to improve. There are benefits that are reasons people buy things for their company that are driven by company goals; and there are benefits that are reasons why people buy things for their company that are driven by personal goals. Reasons why people buy for their company that are driven by company goals: Save money.

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Acquia Buys AgilOne CDP

Customer Experience Matrix

Acquia , which is moving past its roots in Web content management to become a multi-channel “digital experience platform” (DXP), took a big step in that direction today with a deal to buy the AgilOne Customer Data Platform.

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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.

Coronavirus Will Change Buying Behaviors Forever. Will We Know How?

Tony Zambito

Perhaps none more important than – how will buying change? Will we know how buying will change? We simply do not know how buying will change. As a result of COVID-19, there will be new rules for buying emerging in the next year.

Build vs. Buy: The AI martech conundrum

ClickZ

30-second summary: All companies face the same dilemma around whether to build or buy a martech solution. Buy if it enables you to start generating revenue sooner. All companies face the same dilemma around whether to build or buy an AI martech solution. If yes, buy it.

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Should You Buy B2B Leads in 2018?

Marketing Insider Group

Not all contact lists are created equal, but if you’re working to grow your B2B lead database, your two options are to buy one or build one. The post Should You Buy B2B Leads in 2018?

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How do you sell when your buyers can’t buy? Mounting dysfunction in the B2B buying process

Biznology

Everyone is aware that B2B buying is complex. In a large enterprise, this can take months, if not years, and involve dozens of individuals in the buying circle. But new research from CEB , now Gartner , suggests that things are even worse these days: it’s buying gridlock. But interestingly, what we’ve been seeing is that it’s become difficult for customers to buy today. years ago that we found the average buying group consisted of 5.4

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Programmatic Ad Buying: What Does It Mean for B2B Marketers?

The Point

You could make the case, as I will, that of all the new technologies to enter the marketing technology landscape of late, the two with the potential to have the biggest short-term impact for B2B marketers are Predictive Analytics and Programmatic Ad Buying.

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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.

Salesforce Buys Evergage But Not For CDP

Customer Experience Matrix

The CDP Institute published its semi-annual Industry Update report today, which you download here for free. Although every word and image in the report is a jewel, there’s no question that the main story in this edition is CDP industry consolidation.

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Crafting content for the buying cycle

Biznology

The different prospects I’m encouraging you to focus on are really the same prospect at different stages of his or her buying journey. The post Crafting content for the buying cycle appeared first on Biznology. All content is not created equal.

The Importance of Personalization in the B2B Buying Journey

Act-On

B2B Marketing Marketing Strategy b2b buying journey B2B marketing personalization personalized marketingImagine you’re a marketer about to begin researching a new martech solution for your organization.

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Five ways business buying is changing: Ignore these at your peril

Biznology

Customers are changing, and so are the ways they buy. I’ve been struck recently by five glaring developments in business buying that you need to know about. The arrival of Millennials in business buying positions. Enterprise buying platforms mature.

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Maximize Your ABM

Speaker: Jeff Marcoux, VP Product Strategy & Marketing at TTEC

The process of buying new tools along with the massive organizational shift required for ABM can be overwhelming for even the most seasoned marketers. If you are considering implementing account-based marketing, chances are you have also explored technology options.

Getting B2B Trade Show Attendees to Buy

Webbiquity

Since there’s no crystal ball capable of divining a buyer’s mind, the only thing left to do is to take a step back and try to understand that which drives the buying decision in the people you’re selling to. B2B customers don’t fly solo when making buying decisions.

How Not to Buy Leads

ViewPoint

It did not matter if they were ready to buy – or even qualified to buy. Neither one of these marketers were buying leads for low-cost commodities. Last week a prospect told me that he needed higher quality leads than were currently being provided by two third-party outsourced solution providers. His definition of a lead was the loosest that I have ever heard. An employee of a targeted company needed only to download some content to be qualified as a lead.

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What You Get When You Buy Technology

Act-On

“Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM.”. As Corporate Visions notes , “In the 1980s, if you had to decide what computer hardware to buy for your company, these words rang through your head. It made your buying decision pretty easy. How to buy marketing technology.

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List Buying: 6 tips for buying the most effective lead list

B2B Lead Generation

Tweet Editor’s Note: Buy, build or both? Sometimes there isn’t the executive buy-in, and the budget that comes with it, to carry out the kind of inbound marketing campaigns that attract every prospect to opt in. Lead Generation lead generation list building list buying teleprospecting

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Stream On or Tune Out: Personalize Your Buyer Journey so Audiences Click Next

Speaker: Randy Frisch, Co-Founder, CMO and President, Uberflip

The way we engage with technology has changed—from the way we watch TV (Netflix), to the way we consume music (Spotify), to the way we exercise (Peloton). We have tuned out on old one-dimensional experiences. Your buyer expects each stage of the journey to be curated so they can stream away! Join Randy as he presents an actionable framework for creating experiences that will engage your buyers to stream through more of your content so they don’t tune out.

What to look for when buying AI marketing technology

ClickZ

It is never a good idea to jump into buying technology without fully understanding what you want to improve within your customer journey. It is never a good idea to jump into buying technology without fully understanding what you want to improve within your organization.

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Analyze your target’s buying process, for greater marketing efficiency

Biznology

B2B selling is a complicated affair, but you can simplify your marketing strategies dramatically with buying process analysis. This means that you lay out your prospect’s buying process, stage by stage, and then develop a selling process that maps to it.

How to Gain Buy-In for Content Marketing

Marketing Insider Group

The post How to Gain Buy-In for Content Marketing appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. You know how powerful content marketing is for brand awareness, lead nurturing, and building lasting relationships with your customers.

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Should You Buy B2B Leads in 2018?

PureB2B

Not all contact lists are created equal, but if you’re working to grow your B2B lead database, your two options are to buy one or build one. When it comes to finding quality leads, marketers are somewhat divided about whether buying B2B leads is good or bad for business.

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Your Recipe for Inbound Success

Speaker: Jen Spencer, VP Sales and Marketing, SmartBug Media

How to secure organizational buy-in (and cooperation!). Recent studies have shown what a lot of B2B marketers already know - it’s hard to build a successful inbound marketing program.

Understanding the B2B Buying Disconnect

Cintell

The 2018 B2B Buying Disconnect Report highlights the difference between how B2B technology buyers and vendors view the purchase process. How Vendors Can Address the B2B Buying Disconnect: Transparency & Resources. Survey participant in the B2B Buying Disconnect Report.

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Buying Journeys vs Prospect Experience: Why the Difference is Critical

Heinz Marketing

So whether we’re talking about your new house or new marketing platform, the buying journey is just a fraction of the overall prospect experience. And yet, the majority of selling organizations treat every prospect as if they’re in some stage of the buying journey.

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How Agencies Should Leverage Digital Media Buying

Digilant

In this podcast episode, Raquel also dives into how advertisers can build trust with media partners and the future of digital media buying as we approach the second half of the year. The post How Agencies Should Leverage Digital Media Buying appeared first on Digilant.

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The Ultimate B2B Lead Generation Buying Guide

Unbound B2B

This article serves as a guide for b2b lead generation buying. This is a sign that the lead you have invested time chasing was still a cold lead; they were not prepared to buy. The post The Ultimate B2B Lead Generation Buying Guide appeared first on UnboundB2B. Lead generation B2B Lead Generation Buying GuideIntroduction. Research shows that good lead generation practices lead to 9.3% higher achievement in sales quotas.

Seven Things Marketers Need to Know About Lead Generation

Speaker: Douglas Burdett, Host of The Marketing Book Podcast, Founder/Principal of ARTILLERY

Lead generation has become much more important because the buying process has changed, and marketers need to find new ways to reach buyers and get heard through the noise.

How to Get Executive Buy-In With an Effective Content Marketing Strategy

Marketing Insider Group

The post How to Get Executive Buy-In With an Effective Content Marketing Strategy appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. As a marketer, you already know that content marketing is well worth your time and effort.

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Content for Committees: 6 Ways to Appeal to Buying Groups

Content4Demand

Half of B2B buying decisions today involve a group of people, according to SiriusDecisions research. These people make up the “buying committee,” and they all play their own unique roles and have their own distinct needs. The B2B buying committee isn’t going away.

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To Generate Pristine Data, Lock Down Your Buying Group

InsightSquared

It forces you and your team to get very, very specific about the people within an account who buy and to define and measure your wins. Allowing every salesperson to define their buying group differently, and record it differently in the CRM, no longer works in ABM.

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How customer behavior is helping Hyundai change the buying experience

ClickZ

Solis asked how this has affected Hyundai’s approach to reaching people at critical moments during the buying cycle. “We’re They can see what their credit score is, understand lease and buying options and do what traditionally took hours in the showroom with a salesperson.

The 7 Keys to Creating Successful B2B Marketing Copy

Speaker: Robert Bly, Independent Copywriter and Consultant

Marketers may use the same copy for their B2B and B2C clientele, but these customers should never be treated the same. In this webinar, you will get a clear overview of the 7 key differences between B2B and B2C, so your marketing is more relevant and engaging to business buyers. Join Robert Bly, independent copywriter and consultant, who will walk you through key details of your marketing copy strategy that will make a real difference to your buyers.

Aligning industrial marketing with the industrial professional’s buying process

Marketing Insider Group

One such trait is the fact that the buying […]. The post Aligning industrial marketing with the industrial professional’s buying process appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. By Jon Franko, Thinker & Partner at Gorilla 76.