List Research: Using SIC codes to find business lists

Direct Response Coach

When you research business lists for direct mail or email, you usually start with the SIC code. SIC, which stands for Standard Industrial Classification, is the universal coding structure for all businesses and organizations in the United States. (A The post List Research: Using SIC codes to find business lists appeared first on McCarthy and King Marketing. Exhibit 1.

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Why are SIC and NAICS Codes Important to Marketing?

Reachforce

The most reliable way to identify a company is with SIC or NAICS codes. Ever savvy marketer knows that “Industry” is a very common data point to segment on, however the challenge with the industry information available is not reported consistently since each company defines them differently.

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What’s the missing link in personalized content marketing?

Biznology

Smarter is to see what your Visitor ID system can do–they typically match to NAICS code (or its predecessor SIC), so why aren’t you categorizing your content around what you can learn about the visitor?

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Salesforce Advises Data.com Customers: Prepare Before Time Expires

InsideView

Data.com renewals officially ended on July 31. Surprised? Hopefully not. We’ve been talking about Data.com's retirement for months, encouraging you to prepare for your transition to a Data.com alternative. Now Salesforce is advising you to get ready, as well.

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KickFire’s all-new IP-to-company API Aims at Optimizing B2B Firmographic Data

Valasys

The Kickfire’s API has expanded to include Trade Name & expands to include the descriptions from Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) & the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

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Increase Revenue, Decrease Costs - Download the Free eBook!

ViewPoint

For example, after sorting your customers into categories, you may find that most of them fall into three SICs and one revenue range. B2B marketers are certainly aware that business marketing data degrades quickly. Most know that there is no such thing as a “good list”.

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Case study: Choozle’s advertising strategies

Choozle

The marketing team at Choozle used historical data and consistent optimizations to test and find success with retargeting, contextual keyword, and custom Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Code audiences.

Announcing Dogreach! Become the Leader of the Prospecting Pack

Outreach

Hunters who sic Dogreach on prospects are left wagging their tails. Modern sales is noisy. You spend all your time researching and reaching out to the perfect prospects only to have your emails and calls join countless others in a sea of sales communications washing over potential buyers.

Email 101: Tell Me Something I Don’t Already Know

The Point

Starting with the headline: “Your buyer has changed more than any time in history (sic),” almost 70 percent of the entire email is given up to making a business case for why I should care about ABM.

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Prospecting to IT Buyers: How Nine Data Vendors Stack Up

Biznology

We asked each participating vendor to report to us on the number of companies on their databases in ten industries, by SIC code. We also asked for the numbers of contacts with IT titles in a sampling of twenty firms in those SICs, ten large enterprises and ten small businesses. Company counts by SIC varied widely among the vendors, reminding us that data providers may have their own proprietary systems for flagging a company by industry code. Photo credit: Wikipedia.

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Content meets the B2B buying process (part 2 of 2)

Biznology

First, many companies are in two or more industries, and their primary SIC or NAICS code only represents the dominant one. Secondly, most response or survey forms only list 2-digit description, and that is too broad Enhance your database to the 4-digit SIC or 6-digit NAICS definition.

Improve Sales Lead Generation via Marketing Analytics Part 2: Two Examples

ViewPoint

The client provided us with a purchased list comprised of target companies, and data points included the presence of the required CRM, the number of seats, as well as each company’s revenue, employee count and SIC code.

How NOT to Do Social Media - Three Disastrous Social Media C**k Ups

Tomorrow People

you've opened one session then another and requested a page meant for a different session, you are so stupid you dont even know how you did it!" ( SIC: full comment here ).

Maker’s Mark: PR Debacle or Social Media Genius?

The Point

In a public letter from the company’s COO and Chairman Emeritus , the executives said: “Your trust, loyalty and passion are what’s (sic) most important.

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Building Your B2B Marketing Database

Biznology

SIC or NAICS. Database marketing companies will sell you data elements that may be missing, most important among these being industry (in the form of SIC or NAICs codes), company size (revenue or number of employees, or both) and title or job function of contacts.

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How do you automate tagging your web content with industries?

Biznology

Well, that won’t help, because you need to follow a standard for your coding that matches the standard that the Visitor ID technologies use, which is usually the ancient Standard Industry Classification (SIC) (last updated in 1987) or North American Industrial Classification Systems (NAICS).

B2B ABM: Seven Sales & Marketing Tips for 2017 - Tip #2 Should Marketing and Sales Agree on the Definition of a Lead?

ViewPoint

The ten attributes of a well-qualified lead are: Targeted SIC or NAICS code. Should marketing and sales agree on the definition of a lead? They should, but mostly don’t.

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5 Simple Ways to Write Better Emails

Act-On

She could have cut the paragraphs that begin with, “Pam, It (sic) was a really great article” and “Now I’m sure.”. How much time do you spend on emails every week? If you’re average, it’s about 28% of your time ‒ almost one and a half days out of every week.

Customer Relationship Management: 5 steps for finding the right vendor for your data hygiene

B2B Lead Generation

Industry/SIC. Industry/SIC: 1. Tweet The quality of your database represents the quality of your customer and prospect relationships. Here’s why: Effective marketing depends on relevant messaging, and relevant messaging depends on how well you know your customers. For instance, at best, your email will be tuned out, ignored or lost. And, at worst, you’ll be labeled a spammer if you: Use the wrong name in the salutation or send to someone who has left the company.

Is Technology Making Marketing Agencies Obsolete?

The Point

Over at the IDC Technology Marketing Blog , analyst Sam Melnick posted an article recently with the intriguing title: “Are Ad Agencies Keeping Pace with the Marketing’s (sic) Massive Digital Uptake?

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B2B telemarketing: An interview with Michael Brown

Sales Lead Insights

Behavioral lists are based on verbs in addition to SIC codes (for example – “grew by 15% or more”, “merged”, “moved”, etc). Ask before telling and learn before selling. Michael Brown is our “Business to Business By Phone Expert”.

Tips to Manage the Marketer's Personalisation Dilemma

Modern Marketing

Which one your reader sees depends on the company’s SIC code. Personalisation isn’t all-or-nothing. Between mass appeal and one-to-one customisation, there’s a profitable middle way. To personalise or not? No question: for almost all one-to-one communication, you should personalise. But there are differences in degree. Imagine the resources involved in reaching these levels of personalisation: Turning Dear Sir into Dear Mr Smith. Starting a letter to Robert with Hi, Bob!

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Dash For the Exit: CDP Acquisitions Rattle MarTech Firms

LeadCrunch

If you’re crunching the same data everyone else uses for targeting like SIC codes, industry, headcount, titles – you’re going to get the same results. How much is that Customer Data Platform in the window? . It’s been a rough year for martech firm Radius Intelligence.

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

B2B Lead Generation

Industry vertical, including common keywords that identify the companies and Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) and North American Industrial Classification (NAICS). Tweet Editor’s Note: Buy, build or both?

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Write search optimized headlines but have a heart

Biznology

Thank you to everyone who did a great story [sic] with keeping our stories SEO strong with the * Robin Williams dead at 63 * header for the first 24 hours.

3 Lead Scoring Problems – And How to Solve Them

Modern Marketing

Factors like company industry (SIC) and size may not be sufficient to determine a lead’s true potential. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Randy Ilas, Vice President of Product Development & Marketing at Harte-Hanks, an Eloqua partner. Randy is experienced in developing insight-driven demand generation programs for the b2b technology sector.

5 B2B data trends

Biznology

Once the internal data is merged and CASS certified, it then is frequently sent out to data compilers for enhancement with such data elements as the SIC and/or NAICS code, firm size by employees and revenue, plus other key descriptive elements. The new world of B2B data!

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13 Great Guides to Growing Your Blog Audience

Webbiquity

You’ve put extensive effort into your business blog design, content strategy, research, and execution. Now—how you attract and retain a large audience? The short answer is to write great content and then promote it effectively. Simple—but not easy. Image credit: GreenPal.

What is user intent?

Biznology

1] As an Example [sic.], I get this question a lot. Every time I answer it, I glean new insights about how to use it in content strategy. After answering it about a hundred times, I think it deserves a blog post all its own.

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Introducing AccountView by DiscoverOrg

DiscoverOrg

SIC Code. Jumpstart Account-Based Everything & Identify Target Prospects That Look Just Like Your Best Customers. The Foundation of Account-Based Everything: Identifying Target Accounts. The first step in an effective account-based strategy is target account selection.

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5 do’s & don’ts of B2B lead qualification

Biznology

The first level targeting matrix is industry code (SIC or NAICS) and company size. Lead qualification is one of the primary jobs for B2B marketers, and a great deal of time and money is spent on this step of the sales cycle.

Ideal Customer Profiles: 5 steps to ensure your lead generation stays on target

B2B Lead Generation

Create profiles for each and populate them with: Their SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) and/or NAICS (North American Industrial Classification) codes. Tweet Joe is newly single. He met his last girlfriend on an online dating site. So, he resurrected his ad, and the new quest began.

B2B Marketing: 4 solutions to the most common challenges

B2B Lead Generation

But, when you purchase lists, you want to find a vendor who looks beyond SIC codes and can create lists by keyword; the results will be more targeted to what you’re looking for.”. Tweet The week before Labor Day, hundreds of marketers descended upon Orlando, Fla.,

Creating Digital Content for Industrial Marketing

Industrial Marketing Today

Just defining your target audience by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) or Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes and job functions are not enough.

How to select the perfect B2B data vendor

Biznology

For example, the vendor may be able to deliver 100% of the URLs or SICs for a list of companies, and over 90% of the phone numbers you need for consumer contacts. Most B2B marketers rely on customer data from third party suppliers.

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What Do You Sell, Who Do You Sell It To and Why Everyone Has to Have The Same Answer

ViewPoint

In my book, The Truth About Leads I suggest the following as criteria for a universal lead definition: Industry or SIC code. How to define a lead and gain agreement is the first of 7 Truths about Sales and Marketing that CEOs need to know. This post is part of a series about the CEO’s role in eliminating wasted marketing spend and increasing sales results.

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List Buying: 3 reasons why this tactic can be deadly for marketers

B2B Lead Generation

Flood a certain ZIP or SIC code with a cleverly designed message. Tweet Editor’s Note: Buy, build or both? This is the eternal quandary for many marketers and salespeople looking for a reliable list to contact.

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