6 thorny data problems that Vex B2B marketers, and how to solve them

Biznology

Business-to-business marketers are plagued by data problems. Business data is complex and fast-changing. Our legacy databases are not as robust as we need. To shed some light on B2B data problems, Bernice Grossman and I compiled a working list of problems and solutions. Data entered by our sales people ends up as mush in our database. Here’s the best practice: Create a centralized data input group. As a marketer, your concern is delivery.

Beware of dubious data providers: a 9-point checklist

Biznology

As a B2B marketer, I am always interested in new customer data sources, so I feel compelled to at least give them a listen. But when I ask a few questions—like where their data comes from—answers come back like “A variety of sources” or “Sorry, that’s our intellectual property.” Myself, I‘ve been throwing them in a folder called “suspicious data providers,” and every so often, I dig in, to see if there’s any wheat among the chaff. (Photo credit: Tim Morgan).

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Normalization to Rationalization: Boost Marketing Efficiency and Outcomes Through Data Normalization

Synthio

Disparate data sources and marketing applications are leading to inconsistent and inaccurate data making it difficult for marketers to keep up with lead requirements and demonstrate marketing’s contribution to revenue. Marketing teams are used to hearing one thing over and over: “We need more leads!” The task of keeping up with demand never ends, and simply dumping more contacts into your database creates some unintended consequences.

Normalization to Rationalization: Boost Marketing Efficiency and Outcomes Through Data Normalization

Synthio

Disparate data sources and marketing applications are leading to inconsistent and inaccurate data making it difficult for marketers to keep up with lead requirements and demonstrate marketing’s contribution to revenue. Marketing teams are used to hearing one thing over and over: “We need more leads!” The task of keeping up with demand never ends, and simply dumping more contacts into your database creates some unintended consequences.