Mapping Buying Experiences: Creating Growth Through Aligning With Buyer Goals

Tony Zambito

In order to learn how to create distinctive buying experiences, businesses are embracing new means and approaches. While in B2B marketplaces, these approaches may represent first-time efforts brought on by rapid changes in digital technologies and buying behaviors.

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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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Trending Sources

Who Is Really Buying?

Akoonu

Complex B2B selling is exactly that: complex. To be great, not just good, Sales Teams need to have more than charisma, industry expertise and sales process mastery.

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3 Ways To Gain Executive Buy In

ANNUITAS

So, how can you share ideas and influence change within your organization and gain the often elusive executive buy in? Understanding the value and keys to of obtaining executive buy in is timely as event season is just about to kick-off. It has happened to all of us.

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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.

Why Buying Stages Are Really Investment Stages

Modern B2B Marketing

Then you have folks that have an idea of who you are but aren’t yet ready to buy. Lastly, you’ll have folks that are well-educated, interested in evaluating your product, and could potentially buy from you. Buying stages should be called investment stages.

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Amazon Buys Whole Foods: It's Not About Groceries

Customer Experience Matrix

The owners of those universes control the information their occupants receive, and, through that, control what they buy, who they meet, and ultimately what they think. So Amazon buys a grocery chain to give its customers one less reason to visit a retail store (because Amazon’s long-term goal is surely for customers to order online for same-day delivery). Both offer buying services that compete with Amazon.

What Can You Buy With A MQL?

Modern B2B Marketing

46% are poised to buy, but they have a variety of other things to do and focus on. Try new marketing programs that map to the sales/buying process. What Can You Buy With A MQL? Author: Mike Madden That email got 9,230 clicks! <high

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Marketing Automation Dissatisfaction: Are Users Buying the Wrong Systems?

Customer Experience Matrix

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4 Ways The B2B Buying Process Has Changed in 2015

Crimson Marketing

Improving and creating effective marketing strategy means marketers need to thoroughly understand the B2B buying process and how it is evolving. Let’s explore the four key ways B2B buying is changing: 1. The Buying Process Is Growing More Complex.

Why Customer Experience Is Just Like Gift Buying

Modern Marketing

Today we're talking about customer experience and why it can be just like buying a gift, One Size Most Assuredly Does Not Fit All. Ok raise your hand if you have not even started your holiday shopping yet. Yes, my hand is firmly raised.

Top 3 Media Buying Mistakes B2B Marketers Make

Digital B2B Marketing

Is your buy really big enough to meaningfully sway perception when your competitors aren’t just sitting silent? No, that doesn’t mean they want to buy from you.

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The Tao of B2B Buying Behavior – Why Emotion Trumps Logic

Great B2B Marketing

The post The Tao of B2B Buying Behavior – Why Emotion Trumps Logic appeared first on Great B2B Marketing. B2B Buying B2B Marketing B2B BuyerI’ve always wanted to use the word “Tao” in a blog post because the term has such profound (albeit esoteric) […].

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Is B2B Content Engagement Heading In The Wrong Direction?

Tony Zambito

These are: Research and develop informing goal-directed buyer personas : Researching and identifying the goals and goal-directed behaviors influencing choices and buying decisions will serve as a guide on how to engage buyers. by Juan Pablo Bravo. Sometimes more is truly less.

The Real Cost of List-Building: Buy or Build Your Own?

DiscoverOrg

It’s not just about targeting accounts, it’s about targeting the best-fit accounts with a high propensity to buy now. Without verified data and deep intelligence, sales reps spin cycles on accounts that would never buy your services. Whether you buy a list or create one using in-house resources, sales teams should spend their time selling – not hunting down phone numbers and guessing at different email address permutations.

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Winning Executive Buy-In for Martech Investments

Captora

You don’t need to buy a new platform every time the analysts declare a “paradigm shift,” but you should be aware of the weaknesses in your strategy, opportunities for growth, and how a given tool might offer a solution.

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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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Turn B2B Buying Into a Social Experience

Tony Zambito

  In others, there has been a mix of complex buying and selling cycles put into play to ultimately reach a purchase transaction.  A funny thing is also happening along the way to this transformation in B2B Buying.  Image via Wikipedia.

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New Report: Improve The B2B Buying Process With Social Proof Marketing

Influitive b2b

In fact, the 2015 B2B Buyer’s Survey Report (sponsored by DemandBase and Demand Gen Report), found the top three resources that buyers rely on when researching potential vendors were: In addition, access to all of this information is making the buying cycle longer.

IgnitionOne Buys Knotice, Prompting Many Deep Thoughts

Customer Experience Matrix

But the extract below from the CDP Guide also shows how they complement each other: Knotice does “fuzzy” matching of names and addresses and sends email, while IgnitionOne buys online media and selects best customer treatments.

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3 Steps for Gaining Executive Buy-In for Marketing Automation

Salesfusion

Gaining executive buy-in for any new technology is not unlike pitching an idea in the shark tank. The post 3 Steps for Gaining Executive Buy-In for Marketing Automation appeared first on Salesfusion. How many of you watch Shark Tank?

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Matching Webinar Content to the Buying Cycle

Modern Marketing

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. To be most effective, your webinar content must be tailored to the specific objectives of each stage of the buying cycle.

How Advertising Makes Us Buy [Infographic]

Hubspot

To learn more about each, check out the following infographic from WebpageFX on how businesses are using this approach to convince people to buy. This post originally appeared on HubSpot's Agency Post. To read more content like this, subscribe to Agency Post.

Winning Executive Buy-In for Martech Investments

Captora

You don’t need to buy a new platform every time the analysts declare a “paradigm shift,” but you should be aware of the weaknesses in your strategy, opportunities for growth, and how a given tool might offer a solution.

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3 Problems You Need to Solve Before You Buy New Marketing Technology

The Point

But no company that I know of paved their way to marketing success solely by buying software. Have you identified key buying personas, and the specific concerns, pain points, and solution benefits for each of those personas?

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Buy domain names for all your pages, products, and services

Biznology

The post Buy domain names for all your pages, products, and services appeared first on Biznology. Infomercials and commercials have become smart. They’ve always given viewers unique promo codes 800-numbers, and “tell the operator you saw us on WXYZ.”

B2B Email List Guide: Buy, Rent or Build Your List

Digital B2B Marketing

So should you rent, buy or build an email list? Buying a B2B List. For more information on purchasing lists, see Buying B2B Email Marketing Data: Challenges and Recommendations. Media buying email lists Email email lists list builds List Rental

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How Do We Find People Who Are Ready to Buy Our Product?

The Point

A prospective client asks: “What are the best demand generation strategies for finding people who are ready to buy our product?”. So yes, by all means offer demos, free trials and late stage content to ensure that prospects who ARE in a “buying mode” find, and engage with, your company.

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Experiential Buying Behavior Takes B2B Center Stage

Tony Zambito

In my previous article, Enhance the Buyer Experience with Intelligent Engagement , I referenced a trend I called Experiential Buying.    In simplistic generalities, we can take a view of two experience categories that B2B buyers may seek: Self-Enabled Buying.

How Content Impacts the Buying Journey: ABM vs. Demand Gen

bizible

Define the personas involved in the buying process and create specific content directed at them. As more marketers transition from demand generation to account-based marketing, the question comes up of what to do with content.

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The Perils of Email List Buying – Rookie Mistakes 101

Act-On

Beyond the risk of breaking international laws with a poor quality list, this is a sharp-focus illustration of the most common problem with buying lists: People who don’t expect your email may not like receiving it.

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Should You Buy the Apple Watch? [Flowchart]

Hubspot

Now, if you''ve already made up your mind that you''re buying an Apple Watch, I''m sure you have the specifc style you want all picked out. But for the rest of us who may be on the fence about whether buying an Apple Watch is actually worth it, we''ve put together this handy flowchart.

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Why People Buy Things Online [Data]

Hubspot

Just because we''re marketing things doesn''t mean we really know the science behind what makes people buy. Their survey included 25,660 individuals who were asked “What key factor influenced you to buy online instead of locally?”

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Oracle Buys Eloqua: Winners and Losers for B2B Marketing Automation

Customer Experience Matrix

Salesforce might well decide to buy them itself just as a defensive measure. Oracle announced today that it has agreed to purchase B2B marketing automation leader Eloqua for $23.50 per share, which comes to $871 million.

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Factoring Psychographics into the Buying Process [PowerViews LIVE Highlights]

ViewPoint

On January 8, 2015, I had the privilege of hosting Paul Gillin on my PowerViews LIVE show. In the session, Paul encourages marketing executives to truly get to know their buyers by uncovering their emotional triggers and creating compelling content based on psychograhic personas.

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

Tony Zambito

And, B2B CMOs need to get the buy-in on all levels. Buyer’s journey are goal -directed: Understanding the key path to buying decisions today requires more than creating a buyer’s journey map. by Matt Brooks.

The 8 Evils of Buying Lists

Lattice

At one point or another all marketers have a goal of growing their marketable database. After all, email is here

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Confusing Customer Segmentation, Buyer Profiling, and Buyer Personas Harms Marketing

Tony Zambito

Customer segmentation lacks in helping you to understand what preferences buyers may have, what they work on, how they engage in buying activities, what their purchasing history may be like, and what initiatives they work on. Buying criteria and risk factors. Buying team structures.

Oracle Buys BlueKai and Puts Marketing Databases In the Spotlight

Customer Experience Matrix

Oracle announced this morning that it is buying BlueKai , a leading Data Management Platform (DMP) technology vendor and operator of one of the largest data marketplaces.

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Value Proposition: What motivates prospects to buy from you?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

What motivates your prospects to buy from you? But motivation is arguably the strongest reason people buy something. Tweet One day at the office, I decided to put a dollar bill on my cubicle wall. When people walked by, they would ask why I was putting money on my wall.