Survey Says: Slow Web Page Load Time Hurting B2B Vendors

KoMarketing Associates

The full survey results will be released next month). Of the total B2B buyers surveyed, 66% said a slow site would cause them to leave the site immediately. B2B Buyer Survey Results. Site performance was just one of the few elements we covered in our B2B buyer survey.

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Survey Says: Your Blogging and Social Media Efforts Are “Not a Factor” in B2B Vendor Selection

KoMarketing Associates

Last year, we learned a lot about the objectives of the B2B buyer and how vendors may miss opportunities to connect and provide further value through their website presence. One of those points was in the impact of social media and blogging on the vendor selection process.

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5 Essentials To Build A Survey

ANNUITAS

We rely on data and statistics from various surveys, vendors and publications to form opinions and develop insights into our lives and our business. When you want to build your own survey, what essentials do you need to gather specific data, analyze and produce unique research?

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Consumers Aren't As Into Personalization As You Think, and Other Survey Results

Customer Experience Matrix

I review a lot of surveys -- easily a dozen each week. This data, all from the same survey, found that high performing marketing departments were twice as likely to be responsible for technical activities related to customer data: operations, governance, security, and schemas.

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Not Too Late: Last-Minute Steps towards GDPR Compliance for B2B Marketers

Speaker: Howard J. Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group, and Anne Angele, Senior Marketing Automation Specialist, Spear Marketing Group

Marketing Automation Buyer Survey: Many Myths Busted but Planning is Still Key to Success

Customer Experience Matrix

The marketing automation user survey I mentioned last March has finally been published on the VentureBeat site (you can order it here ). demand generation survey marketing automation preparation marketing automation success factors venturebeat survey

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Marketing Automation 2014 Industry Overview: What the Surveys Tell Us

Customer Experience Matrix

Other than Raab Associates’ own VEST report , we’ve seen surveys of active buyers from Software Advice , usage figures based on direct observation from Mintigo and Venture Beat (using Datanyze) , and another broad-based survey from Pepper Global and Holger Shulze.

ABM Vendor Guide: What to Look for in External Data Sources

Customer Experience Matrix

Last week’s posts introduced our new Raab Guide to ABM Vendors ( buy it here ) and introduced a framework four process ABM steps, six system functions, and six key sub-functions. But the sub-functions are still important for stack design and vendor selection. External data may seem like a commodity – after all, all vendors have access to pretty much the same sources. Yet there’s probably more variety among the vendors in this category than any other.

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MarTech Conference: Some Random Impressions and Interesting New Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

A panel with Oracle , Salesforce.com and Marketo , where incisive questions from Chief Martech Himself Scott Brinker highlighted the different philosophies underlying each vendor’s marketing cloud and how few companies really deploy any cloud in full. - There were about seventy vendors covering an extraordinary range of functions.

B2B Buyers Remain Skeptical About Vendor Content

B2B Marketing Directions

The 2019 B2B Buying Disconnect report is based on a survey of 712 individuals who were involved in a significant purchase of business technology during the preceding year, and on a survey of 229 individuals who worked for technology vendors in a marketing or sales capacity.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

online and through other channels before they actually reach out to the vendor. in nearly every survey of B2B marketers, so. content 5 Content syndication / lead gen vendors. responses (not shown in the table below) included buying guides, podcasts, surveys, and tip sheets.

Survey: Facebook Leads the Way Among Marketers Who Use Social Media

KoMarketing Associates

To answer this question and others, The Manifest recently surveyed 627 social media users to learn more about their habits, which platforms they prefer, and how they access them.

Survey: B2B Buyers are Changing How They Assess Marketing Solutions

KoMarketing Associates

The “ B2B Buyer’s Survey ” from Demand Gen Report recently shed light on how B2B marketers are changing the way they purchase products and services. While B2B buying has always been noted as a “considered” purchase, the emphasis on consideration continues to climb as survey participants provided direct commentary on how added attention to risk mitigation is adding checkpoints and new criteria at different stages of the buying cycle,” explain the authors of the report.

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Multi-Step Campaign Interfaces: A Quick Vendor Survey

Customer Experience Matrix

Naturally, the vendors showing them to me have all thought very carefully about their designs and made the best choices they could, typically based on feedback from their customers. So I thought I'd take a little scan of the demand generation systems I've looked at to see how the vendors themselves had voted. I don't expect this news to change the minds of vendors who made the opposite decision. Here, then, is a list of vendors (alphabetically) and their interfaces.

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Vendor Selection Best Practices, Predictive Marketing Explained, Content Marketing Integration, and Other New Papers on Raab Web site

Customer Experience Matrix

What Matters Most In Selecting Marketing Automation explores survey results that highlight common errors when buying a marketing automation system and offers recommendations for how to avoid them. Questions to Ask When Selecting Your Customer Data Platform helps marketers to understand what a CDP is, whether they need one, and what specific questions to ask vendors when trying to pick the right system.

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Survey Finds Strategic Planning Critical to Success in Programmatic Advertising

KoMarketing Associates

Centro recently surveyed 153 agency and in-house marketers to determine their keys to success in terms of programmatic advertising, in addition to their pain points. Inconsistent standards of measurement across marketing/media channels (63 percent) and proliferation of different vendors/partners to evaluate and manage (56) were also named key pain points.

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Why Are Marketing Automation Vendors Failing to Meet Their Customers’ Most Intense Need: Advanced Reporting?

InsightSquared

Marketing automation vendors are being cornered by a monster of their own creation. But like Capone’s tomb, those higher order promises have proven empty, at least according to the 400+ marketing practitioners surveyed by Heinz Marketing last fall.

Marketing Automation Vendors Are Not Delivering On Marketers’ Needs For Reporting And Analytics. Here’s Why.

InsightSquared

This is what the findings were in a study done by Heinz Marketing and InsightSquared titled, Marketing Automation Platform (MAP) Satisfaction Survey 2018: Are Marketing Automation Vendors Still Meeting the Needs of Today’s Marketer?

Tips From Demand Gen Report’s 2014 B2B Buyer Behavior Survey

Modern Marketing

by Amanda Batista | Tweet this While the sales cycle is getting longer and buyers continued to wait to engage with sales, B2B buyers are more satisfied with the process than they were a year ago, according to Demand Gen Report’s 2014 B2B Buyer Behavior Survey.

Your Feedback is Needed! This Year’s B2B Website Usability Survey

KoMarketing Associates

Earlier this year, we released findings from a survey we ran in conjunction with Dianna Huff, asking B2B buyers about the role vendor websites play in the B2B buying process. The 2014-2015 Survey is Here! This survey will only take 10 minutes or so to complete.

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Survey: B2B Buyers Prioritize Reliability and Ease of Use in Tech Solutions

KoMarketing Associates

Lavidge recently surveyed 400 B2B tech buyers to learn about their preferences when it comes to purchasing products and services. Approximately 39 percent use search engines, while 34 percent consult vendor websites. As B2B buyers look for products, new research suggests that B2B marketers may want to focus on highlighting their reliability and ease of use to close the deal.

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What Do B2B Buyers Really Want from Vendors?

Aberdeen

Well, when Aberdeen and PJA surveyed over 230 B2B buyers last summer, and asked them why purchases didn’t get approved, the number one response was, “Lack of clarity around what we need.” (The They turn to their vendors for assistance. Vendors Are a Window.

HubSpot Ranked #1 Marketing Automation Software Vendor in VentureBeat Survey

Hubspot

The questions goes on and on, but fundamentally, the proliferation of players, products, and pricing options available makes choosing a marketing automation vendor a significant challenge. Gratitude for our customers wasn’t the only takeaway from the survey.

Perspective on the B2B Demand Generation Benchmark Survey Report

KoMarketing Associates

Last October, KoMarketing Associates announced the launch of research consultancy Software Advice’s B2B Demand Generation Benchmark Survey. Software Advice’s Managing Editor Ashley Verrill shared some of the charts and information highlighting results of the survey.

Martech jumps to 29% of the CMO’s budget in Gartner’s 2018-2019 survey

chiefmartech

When Gartner’s annual CMO Spend Survey for 2017-2018 came out last year, many people seized on the fact that the money CMOs allocated for marketing technology had dropped to 22% of their budget , on average, down from 27% the year before.

Why CMOs Aren’t Turning to Marketing Analytics Vendors for Marketing Analytics

InsightSquared

The big players — native reporting in marketing automation and cloud-based sales- and business intelligence (BI) vendors — have caused the ground beneath specialty marketing analytics vendors to shake.

Buyers Take a "Trust But Verify" Approach to Vendor Content

B2B Marketing Directions

TrustRadius recently published The 2018 B2B Buying Disconnect report, which provides several important insights regarding how business technology buyers research potential purchases, and how they view their vendors. The report is based on the results of two surveys.

Did Morgan Stanley just kill the single-vendor marketing suite?

chiefmartech

But out of those participants who are confident — is a single-vendor approach to marketing technology important or not important, yes or no — the answer is clearly: no. 81% have a higher tolerance level for more vendors.

How to Build a CDP RFP Generator

Customer Experience Matrix

Recent discussions with Customer Data Platform buyers and vendors have repeatedly circled around a small set of questions: what are the use cases for CDP? This comes from vendors who are now receiving many poorly written CDP RFPs.) cdp customer data martech rfp vendor selection

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Survey Result: The Top-3 Goals of Content Marketing

Everything Technology Marketing

Here is the first in our series of sneak previews of the survey results (the complete report will be available shortly). The first survey question was "What are your top-3 goals for content marketing?" This is up from 62 percent in last year's survey.

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Marketing Automation Vendors Added Webinars, Social Media, and Dynamic Content in 2011

Customer Experience Matrix

Last week's post took a horse race approach to data from our newly available B2B Marketing Automation Vendor Selection Tool (VEST): who’s ahead, who’s behind, and who is coming on strong. The VEST survey, covering nearly 200 items per vendor, answers that question in glorious detail. I group vendors into three categories depending on their primary customers. The micro vendors have a little more room for improvement. What else were vendors working on last year?

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OneSource Survey: Salespeople Accept Value of Leads from Marketing

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: A survey of business-to-business salespeople finds they (still) consider themselves their best source of qualified leads. But marketing-generated leads are gaining increasing respect and salespeople are increasingly looking for help from outside data vendors.

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2013 Marketing Survey Results: What Worked Best?

Marketing Action

It was in this spirit that we at Act-On first set out to do a monthly marketing survey, back in 2011. This graph shows the results for Question 1 of Act-On’s September 2013 survey . The post 2013 Marketing Survey Results: What Worked Best?

2018 Martech 5000 Supergraphic: 5 Tips on How to Choose a Lead Gen Vendor

NetLine

Marketers are faced with so many nuances and variables when choosing vendors for their martech stack. To help you sort through the options and make sense of the logo-lunacy, here are a few tips for how to choose a lead gen vendor. The MarTech landscape is vast and growing.

9 Things Marketers Need from Marketing Automation Vendors and Consultants – Part 2

ANNUITAS

In our last post , we introduced a list of 9 things marketers need from marketing automation vendors and consultants. We came up with this list to help make sense of “the noise” being generated by software vendors and service providers in the space (yes, we are one of those providers). Over the last few years, many consultants and vendors have been using the “quick and easy” language in their marketing and sales lingo.

4 Trends That Show How the B2B Technology Buyer & Vendor Relationship is Changing

Strategic-IC

Is the dynamic between tech buyers and vendors changing in 2018? This post from Chanell Alexander at TrustRadius explores their recent findings on the disconnect between B2B tech buyers and vendors - and outlines how vendors can gain a competitive edge. The Disconnect Between B2B Tech Buyers and Vendors. So, how effective are vendors today at meeting buyer expectations and aligning with their purchasing journeys?

only one thing matters in online surveys - wiifm

The Effective Marketer

The Effective Marketer Effectiveness is a discipline and it can be learned Home About the Effective Marketer Books Speaking Only One Thing Matters in Online Surveys – WIIFM Marketers have several tools at their disposal in their arsenal of marketing weapons, one of which is surveys. You can’t be a marketer without having done some surveys in your life, otherwise where will you have gotten your data from? The benefit to the survey respondent needs to be obvious.

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New Publication: 7 Essential Vendor Strategies for Crushing Amazon Revenue

Fathom

Our latest publication 7 Essential Vendor Strategies for Crushing Amazon Revenue can bring you up to speed. Plus, you’ll gain access to an exclusive case study detailing the strategy of a top 100 shoe vendor, which increased revenue by 650% in six months with this 7 step Amazon strategy. On top of a potential 650% increase in sales, a 2015 BloomReach survey found that 44% of U.S. Catching the attention of online shoppers can be difficult.

3 Ways a Sales Team Survey Can Help Boost Your Content's Success

SmartBug Media

I’m sure we’ve all received a customer survey—whether it be from a store after we’ve made a purchase or from a doctor’s office after a recent visit. However, if we look at the success of this type of initiative and try to translate it into a sales and marketing function, there’s an interesting opportunity that organizations of all sizes are beginning to capitalize on: sales team surveys. Sample Questions to Ask in Sales Surveys.

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

The Point

Demand Gen Report has published the results of this year’s “B2B Buyer’s Survey,” and the trends identified merit close attention for those marketers involved in B2B demand generation and content development. To download a free copy of the 2017 survey report, click here.