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.

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

Modern Marketing

An overwhelming majority (82%) of senior executives said that content was a significant driver of their buying decisions. 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.

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Manufacturers, It’s Time to Take Back Control in the Buying Cycle

Modern B2B Marketing

Although buyers are no longer as reliant on sales information in shaping their purchase decisions, they are still—perhaps more than ever—in need of expertise and assistance.

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Shifts in B2B Buyer Behavior Support New Priorities for Demand Gen Content

The Point

Here are just some of the key findings, along with what I believe these trends mean for demand generation marketers: FINDING : 59% of respondents say they now have formal buying groups or buying committees in place to review purchases.

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

Tony Zambito

Personas can be insightful and informative towards decisions on designing user experiences, customer experiences, formulating marketing strategies, developing sales enablement programs, and devising content strategies. And, B2B CMOs need to get the buy-in on all levels. by Matt Brooks.

12 Secrets of the Human Brain to Use in Marketing

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Knowing how the human mind processes information and images—and putting that knowledge to use—can help you become a more engaging and effective marketer.

7 Elements Of Customer Understanding The C-Suite Must Master

Tony Zambito

Changes in customer and buying behaviors continue to rock the very foundations of many industries. According to recent surveys by PWC, Forrester, IBM , and McKinsey, disruptive trends in customer and buying behaviors are expected to continue over the next five years. by Yarden Gilboa.

What is business video content marketing and how to get started

Biznology

Business decision-makers LOVE online B2B marketing videos because it gives them the most amount of information in the shortest amount of time. For example, if you realize that 81% of B2B purchase cycles start with a web search , then you probably invest in SEO.

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11 inspiring case studies of digital transformation

Biznology

NETSPRESSO : Had the desire with its digital transformation to win new customers, gain a deeper understanding of its customers, and manage complex buying processes. This new application provides a stream of information to UA that enables them to immediately identify fitness and health trends.

How to Use Visual Collaboration at Each Stage of the Buying Cycle

LEADership

Before making a big purchase or signing a contract, they are likely to do their due diligence on search engines, social media, review sites, and YouTube channels, gathering all the information that they can. In different phases of the buying cycle, they will be looking for different things.

How to Leverage the 5 Stages of the Customer Buying Cycle for More Sales

Hubspot

The answer is simple: Leverage the customer buying cycle. What’s the buying cycle, you ask? 5 Stages of the Customer Buying Cycle. Purchase : The action of ordering and buying from your ecommerce site.

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Content Marketing for Industrial Companies – Authenticity is Mission Critical

Industrial Marketing Today

Today’s industrial buyers are far better informed and using deceptive marketing practices won’t get [.] Content Marketing Industrial Marketing Strategies Authenticity Buyer Personas industrial buy cycle Industrial Marketing Marketing sometimes gets a bad rap of being deceptive. There is a fine line between persuasion and deception. Stretching the truth, exaggerating the positives and putting a positive spin on the negatives have been staples of marketing for a long time.

Why email marketing still matters–and how to make it work

Biznology

Unless you’re selling goods or services with a buying cycle of “right now” (like lattes) you need a way to stay in touch with prospects as they move through the buying cycle toward a decision.

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Lead nurturing via email series and content marketing

B2B Lead Generation Blog

However, the key channel for lead nurturing is email — particularly using email to send a series of relevant content pieces or offers to prospects as they move through the buying funnel. From there the team mapped content to the early, mid and late stages of the buying cycle.

5 Ways B2B Can Learn from B2C Marketers

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Posted in Buying Cycle Conversion Conversion Optimization Customer Customer Experience Personalization Strategy. And it’s obvious why: buying cycles are longer, buyer mentalities are different, and products typically require more investigation before a purchase.

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For Manufacturers Today, Content Is A Key Tool In The Buying Cycle

Fathom

But the Internet has also changed some of the dynamics in the buying cycle for manufacturers – understanding these changes and how you need to adapt to them can mean the difference between mediocrity and truly thriving on the Web.

Deconstructing the Four Stages of the Industrial Buy Cycle

Industrial Marketing Today

The problem becomes more acute for the industrial sector because the industrial buy cycle can be a long and complex process that often involves multiple decision makers.

9 Search Marketing Tips for Effective B2B Lead Generation

LEADership

Statistics from the Consumer Executive Board show that buyers are typically 2/3 of their way into the buying cycle before they even engage with a company they would potentially buy from. This may not apply in very early stages of the buying cycle.

Best B2B Marketing and Sales Strategy Guides and Insights of 2011

Webbiquity

Social media, content aggregation and curation , user-generated content and other developments have dramatically changed the B2B buying cycle over the past few years. Prospects often don’t surface until much later in the buying process than they did just a few years ago.

Content Auditing and Mapping it to the Industrial Buy Cycle

Industrial Marketing Today

According to Jeff Ogden, the Fearless Competitor , you are going to need two critical pieces of information to conduct a content audit. And in a complex industrial buy cycle, things can get well…complicated. There is plenty of information out there about buyer personas.

The State of Demand Generation

The Effective Marketer

Buying cycle control (you need to facilitate the buying process and understand what is required of you as a result). The Customer Buying Cycle Framework. According to SiriusDecisions, buyers go through three stages and six steps during their buying process.

Content2Conversion Keynote Recap: 5 Tips For The Challenger Marketer

Modern Marketing

We’ve got to focus less on the story we’re aiming to tell, and keenly center our messaging on information that’s more conducive to customer learning. And ironically, it’s the last thing your customers want to buy.” It’s a different kind of buying.”.

How HP Uses 6sense to Find Customers in Active Buying Cycles

6sense

With the rise of predictive intelligence and the ability to make sense of large amounts of customer data, HP wanted to take their marketing analytics to the next level and begin targeting customers in active buying cycles. With data driving the next wave of innovation, HP began looking for a partner who could help them improve their ability to predict timing and identify prospects in active buying cycles.

Future of Buyer Personas is Social - Part 3

Tony Zambito

  The science of goal orientation leads to discovering the often hidden and unarticulated roots of “why” people buy.    Traditional management and business models have been built on pushing outward through the organization to buyers and inducing them to buy

Plan for the Social Buyer Before It’s Too Late

Tony Zambito

  However, trending information clearly points to the fact that sales reps are having a hard time making contact with buyers and don’t get involved until much later in the buying cycle.  Image via Wikipedia. To say things are changing is an understatement. 

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Importance of Context to Understanding the New Social Buyer Persona

Tony Zambito

One of the major outcomes of the recent advances in the social age is the resurgence of contextually-based persona development and its’ role in helping to inform as well as shape strategy.  Informing Content Strategy with Buyer Persona Development (customerthink.com).

10 Event Marketing Tips to Accelerate B2B Lead Generation

LEADership

Which events and what type of interaction resulted in the highest conversion/buying actions? Different types of events will trigger buying decisions in different ways. Demand generation cycles will vary in these situations. Concluding the Back-to-School B2B Primer—Part Four.

CMO Spotlight: Michael Brenner, Business 2 Community

LEADership

The buyer wants good information, relevant content, useful advice, not noise. Leadership audience engagement B2B buyer b2b marketing brand marketing buying cycle cmo content marketing customer experience management home marketing leadership Social Media

The Influence of the Social Buyer on B2B Business

Tony Zambito

  What we do know is that B2B buyers are demanding more social experiences in their buying processes.   Social Buyer Cycle. Turn B2B Buying Into a Social Experience (buyerpersonainsights.com). Image via Wikipedia.

A 6-Point Email Marketing Checklist for B2B Lead Generation

LEADership

Each of them will have certain individual traits that will influence the buying process. Everyone from the bean counters to the CMO to the sales department cares about ‘cost per lead’ and if you give them a way to nail that information, your email is a winner.

Expert Q&A: Transform Marketing With A Revenue-Relevant Customer Experience Strategy

Modern Marketing

This expands the sales cycle to a much longer and precarious customer lifecycle: the prospect becomes a buyer; who becomes a customer; and then becomes a potential prospect again for renewal or at least advocacy. They look for information (via search, communities, discussion forums, websites, blogs) that is based upon their business issues and outcomes.

Shortening the Industrial Buy Cycle in 5 Simple Steps

Industrial Marketing Today

Even though her article is about the B2B buy cycle in general, it is a perfect follow up to my earlier post “Deconstructing the Four Stages of the Industrial Buy Cycle.” She has focused on identifying the problem and providing a 5-step solution to shorten the buy cycle.

Best Random but Interesting B2B Marketing Posts, Articles and Resources of 2010

Webbiquity

In this penultimate best-of-last-year post you’ll find a compendium of interesting, informative and valuable but difficult-to-categorize marketing-related articles and blog posts from 2010. 5 Steps To Shorten The B2B Buying Cycle by Search Engine Land.

How to Optimize Your B2B Marketing and Sales with Online Video

Modern B2B Marketing

Conveniently for us B2B marketers, video also conveys more information per minute than any other media platform. According to a Universal McCann study cited by Brightcove , people find product information and research most compelling when delivered in video format.

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CMO Spotlight: Judith Sim, CMO, Oracle Corp.

LEADership

We know that buyers are in control, much more than ever before, of the buying process, while the marketer’s role is being steadily and increasingly marginalized. “Social marketing has changed everything”. states Judith Sim, CMO of Oracle Corp. in no uncertain terms.

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Prevent Demand Generation Failure with Buyer Personas

Tony Zambito

  Acquiring a deep understand of your target buyer and their buying process.    Too often B2B demand generation plans are not built around the modern B2B buyer and his/her information consumption needs." Image by justin_levy via Flickr.

3 Tips to Stop Leads from Falling Through the Cracks

Modern B2B Marketing

Send pertinent messages related to where your prospect is in the buying cycle offering them information to help move them from one stage to the next. To be sure both are on the same page, ask these questions about closed leads: How long were their sales cycles?

How Social Media Changed the Sales Cycle into the Buying Cycle

Webbiquity

Detailed information about vendors and their offerings was still limited, enabling marketing and sales to act as gatekeepers of information. Marketing and sales were still largely in control, but buyers were entering sales cycles with more and better information.

Variety of Content is the Key in the Early Stages of the.

Industrial Marketing Today

In Needs Awareness and Research phases, the first two stages of the industrial buy cycle (see my earlier post Deconstructing the Four Stages of the Industrial Buy Cycle ) your prospects and customers use a variety of online content to find solutions to their current problems and needs.

Buyer Persona 2.0 – Buyer Personas Inform Strategy and Innovation

Tony Zambito

   Buyer Personas Inform Strategy and Innovation. serves the purpose of informing senior leaders on strategy and innovation.   Tags: buyer insight Buyer Personas Buying Cycle Scenarios buying process Customer Insight innovation Marketing Personas Sales Strategy