Seven Ways B2B Tech Buying Behavior is Changing [Research]

Webbiquity

The way B2B technology buyers conduct research make buying decisions is changing. Those are just a few of the findings from B2B Buying Disconnect: Forecasting Radical Changes in Tech Buying Behavior just published by software rating site TrustRadius.

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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. The buying dynamics behind those future purchases may be increasingly collaborative.” But there’s more to the story.

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B2B Buying Trends for 2021: Latest Research

Webbiquity

Here are six of the most important findings about buying trends and plans for B2B marketers. Not surprisingly, those at-home shoppers increasingly expect a similar buying experience in their professional lives.

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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. Various studies from McKinsey, Gartner, Forrester, Salesforce, and others show increasingly that B2B buyers want seller-free buying experiences. To buy without friction.

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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.

Twilio Buys CDP Segment for $3.2 Billion

Customer Experience Matrix

Friday afternoon brought an unconfirmed Forbes report that communications platform Twilio is buying CDP Segment for $3.2 So buying a CDP they can deploy immediately gains them time and a mature product.

How to Improve Your B2B Buying Process During COVID-19

B2B PR Sense

We've seen a lot of changes this year because of COVID-19 -- and even the B2B buying process has not been immune! In fact, buying in general, whether B2B or B2C, has experienced marked changes throughout this pandemic. How to Adapt Your B2B Buying Process During the Pandemic.

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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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. And marketing technology can help, from ideation and research through production, promotion, and analytics.

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The Challenger Sale in Marketing: Gain Buying Group Consensus

Content4Demand

With the shift to more account-based marketing (ABM) and targeting buying groups rather than individual personas, it’s time to also turn some of our ideas about personas on their heads in our content marketing strategy. Chances are, they have insights into the buying committee personalities.

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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.

3 BIG Reasons Your Business Should Be Actively Seeking Quality Reviews

UpCity

Reviews can make or break a buying decision for many people. In today's B2B environment, is your business doing everything it can

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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. Nearly all major CDP purchases to date meet this description: Mastercard buying SessionM, Dun & Bradstreet buying Lattice Engines, Arm buying Treasure Data, and Informatica buying Allsight.

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New research: Empathy and solving buying problems

B2B Lead Generation

But instead, we need focus on solving customer buying problems with empathy. Because buying is harder today than ever been. Help customers buy. What we find is that the larger the buying group, the more individual stakeholders feel not only their credibility. Now I’m thinking about buying your CRM solution. I’m thinking about how to get my company to buy that solution, which I really want: I’ve got to go talk to someone in IT. The pain of buying .

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. Buyer Insights Buyer Insights Research Buyer Persona Buyer Persona Blog Buyer Persona Development Buyer Personas Buying Behavior Coronavirus customer persona Buyer insight buying behaviors COVID-19

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.

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. What do people mean by “programmatic ad buying”? (AF) AF) Simply put, programmatic ad buying is the automation of media buying and selling.

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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? However, with the market changing as quickly as it is combined with the need for startups to hit the ground running, bought lists are becoming more and more […]. appeared first on Marketing Insider Group. Content Marketing

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Never Assume B2B Buyers Know How to Buy

Marketing Interactions

Be intent on solving the problem by buying a solution. Attempting to reconcile different perspectives in the buying group. Ultimately, buyers spend only about 20% of their buying process in conversations with sales reps.

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B2B Buying Trends – Report

SWZD

We examine tech purchasing trends to understand which channels businesses use to buy tech and why in 2020 and beyond. Reports Resources Content

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.

The new B2B buying landscape

Champion Communications

The B2B buying journey has always been a marathon, rather than a sprint, but the demands of the modern B2B buyer have made gaining access to buyers increasingly difficult. The post The new B2B buying landscape appeared first on Champion Communications

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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. Content Marketing buying cycle content creation Content marketing Content strategy Digital marketing iContact Internet marketing MailChimp online marketingAll content is not created equal.

Building campaigns that connect with Buying Group members

TrueInfluence

The emergence of buying groups is changing everything for B2B marketers. Even in the buying group dynamic – where marketers engage and persuade the whole team that ultimately makes the purchase decision – you must still connect one-on-one with each individual member of the group. The key to effectively marketing to buying groups is to clearly understand the role each group member plays at every stage of the account’s collective purchase journey.

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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. To get started, you’ll need to assess whether this type of solution is something you could benefit from, and then decide which options on the market fit your current needs.

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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.

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. Though there are undoubtedly exceptions to the rule, it’s safe to say the prospects visiting your trade show booth aren’t the only ones involved in the buying decision. Guest post by Tifany Scifo.

How to Predict and Analyze Your Customers’ Buying Patterns

Hubspot

Each consumer follows their own set of buying patterns, whether they recognize it or not. To Starbucks, that's an established buying pattern. But if this person happened to move neighborhoods, they’d likely establish a new routine (and buying pattern). What are buying patterns?

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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. Another factor has to do with who makes the buying decision. This one’s simple: buy the right stuff to begin with. How to buy marketing technology.

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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. Comparison sites in the mold of TripAdvisor and Yelp have entered the B2B buying process, especially in crowded categories like software and services. Enterprise buying platforms mature.

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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.

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. Events in the past six months (stretching a bit to include early January 2020) include seven new funding rounds, three acquisitions of CDP vendors, four acquisitions by CDP vendors, and four asset sales by CDP companies.

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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.

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. A good analogy to use is the decision to buy or rent a home. If yes, buy it. There are risks awaiting you at every turn as you navigate this framework and ultimately make the final decision to build or buy.

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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? In this final blog post in the series (check out the previous posts here: “ List Buying: 3 reasons why this tactic can be deadly for marketers ” and “ Buy, Build or Both Part 2: The basics of list building ,” Brian Carroll provides tips for effective list buying if you choose to go that route. Psychographics such as values, culture, and internal and external issues that influence their buying decisions.

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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.

B2B Customers Consult About Five Information Sources During Buying Journey

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers strive to deliver content that best suits their customers’ needs, new research indicates that B2B customers still prefer to consult a wide array of assets during the buying process. According to the “2018 B2B Buying Disconnect” report from TrustRadius, B2B buyers consult 4.9 different information sources on average during the buying journey. The majority of customers (80 percent) said they prefer to be contacted via email during the buying process.