Respect the Funnel: Why B2B Marketers Can’t Shortcut the Buyer Journey

Howard J. Sewell

Why B2B campaigns that attempt to short cut the buyer journey are destined to disappoint

12 Essential Benchmarks for Understanding The B2B Buyers’ Journey

KoMarketing Associates

The B2B buyer’s journey is evolving rapidly. The end of third-party cookies by companies like Apple and Google can make it more difficult to visualize which sales or marketing strategies work — at least for now. One of the most effective ways to do that?

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The Complete Guide to Integrated Digital Marketing

DivvyHQ

The last thing you want to do is confuse your audience with some sort of one-off tactic that doesn't seem to fit when they decide to dig deeper. Marketing works best when it’s delivered across multiple channels with a consistent, integrated front.

How To Successfully Use Video Content Across Your Sales Funnel

DivvyHQ

Video content is arguably the most engaging form of content, so you've likely incorporated it into your content mix. But thinking more strategically, which types of videos might be best suited for the different stages of your buyer's journey (and your sales funnel)?

Why Marketers Must Shift Conversations from Replacing Customers to Retaining Customers

Speaker: Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO, Marketing Interactions

Join Ardath Albee, CEO of Marketing Interactions, as she takes you through lessons learned going through this change at many different companies. She’ll show how the focus has moved from funnel to lifecycle, and the new battleground that is lifetime value and retention. It's 2019.

5 Tips to Increase Sales with Bottom-of-the-Funnel (BoFU) Content

DivvyHQ

We've talked a lot recently about the importance of creating content for each stage of the buyer's journey. Now it's time to turn our attention to one of the hardest stages: bottom-of-the-funnel. What types of content work best?

2020 Content Marketing Trends – Content for the Buyer Journey

Marketing Insider Group

Understanding the needs of your customers is a vital element in the definition of the content marketing. Those insights lead to one of the biggest trends in Content Marketing: we need to develop content for the every stage of the buyer journey.

Enhancing Your B2B Buyers’ Journey 

PureB2B

While online B2B buying habits have changed dramatically in the past decade, today's B2B buyer journey looks a lot different than it did just a couple of years ago. Understanding the Different Types of B2B Buyers . Key B2B Buyer Journey Statistics to Learn From .

What is Mid-Funnel Content Marketing & Mapping it in the Buyers Journey

NuSpark

It’s an experience for your customer, who goes through different stages during the buying journey. From the time they first hear about your offering or realize they need a solution, to the purchase and after-sales relationship, they are moving through your sales funnel. At every stage of the buyer’s journey, it’s important to understand what information they need when and to find ways to provide it. What Mid-Funnel Content Is.

How to Create Conversion-Focused, Middle-of-the-Funnel (MoFU) Content

DivvyHQ

Every content marketing team should be working towards creating a balanced content funnel, with the right amount of content available for every stage. But middle-of-the-funnel content (a.k.a.

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. You will even be able to take advantage of the data you have coming in to utilize ABM across your entire cycle.

How to Build the Perfect Conversion Funnel with Content Mapped To The Buyer Journey

Marketing Insider Group

After navigating your complex conversion funnel filled with quality content, they purchase right there on the first visit. With 87% of all shoppers beginning with an online search, it takes more effort for brands to stand out with the right content that engages and converts.

Your Content Calendar and Sales Funnel: Do They Align?

DivvyHQ

Are you considering your sales funnel when planning your content calendar? Alignment of these two can pay big dividends, but they can be challenging to coordinate. Let’s dive into the challenge and learn some tips to plan for every funnel stage.

What the Buyer's Journey Looks Like in 2022 [+3 Data-Driven Ways You Can Keep Up]

Hubspot

Understanding the nature of the buyer's journey is central to conducting sound marketing and sales efforts. What the Buyer's Journey Looks Like for Consumers in 2022. 57% of our respondents said they use social media to discover new products.

How to Align Your SEO Strategy & Buyer Journey

SmartBug Media

All customers take a journey when making a purchase. Today, this journey often involves the use of search engines. But the Buyer’s Journey is one of the most important aspects of SEO because search engines like Google ultimately want to help buyers find what they're looking for.

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

Include video content in your buyers’ journey

Biznology

With the majority of research being done online, the use of business online video production is increasing every day because video helps decision makers get the information they need very quickly. In addition to your buyers’ love for video, it is easy to understand why business video content marketing has been gaining momentum – the impact that video gives to every day sales and marketing results. Two of the stats revealed.

7 Examples and Templates to Inspire Your Creative Briefs

DivvyHQ

If you're not using creative briefs, you may be missing out on efficiencies and performance boosts for your content team. Check out our latest article for examples and templates to get you started.

Three B2B revenue intelligence concepts that fuel better buyer journeys

PathFactory

Without content intelligence and buyer intelligence, there is no revenue intelligence.” . – Rowan Noronha, founder of The Product Marketing Community. As PathFactory’s COO, I regularly speak with executives who are on the ground floor of martech innovation.

Intent Clues Solve Buyer Journey Puzzle

TrueInfluence

B2B marketers are increasingly turning to intent signals for clues that solve the buyer journey puzzle. This blog looks at the powerful role of intent in today’s engagement strategies. The Role of Intent in the Buyer Journey: Signals and Clues.

Cold Calling Tips and Tricks

In recent years, cold calling has become synonymous with rejection and failure. But the numbers aren't that clear; while less than 2% of today’s cold calls actually result in meetings, 78% of decision-makers have taken an appointment or attended an event as a result of a cold call. What’s the verdict?

How To Create Lead Nurturing Campaigns With Content Marketing in 4 Simple Steps

DivvyHQ

Consumers need to be nurtured over time to nudge them along their journey. A regular content marketing effort that includes a steady drip of email marketing has shown to be the best tactic for lead nurturing.

Buyer Aligned Sales Processes Are In Need Of A Redesign To Succeed In A New Era For B2B

Tony Zambito

B2B Organizations Must Reinvent To Accomplish Buyer-Aligned Strategies Post-Pandemic. In the lexicon of business, especially B2B, words and phrases can take on so many different meanings. What is striking is the funnel view has changed very little during the past twenty years.

4 Ways to Optimize the Middle of the Funnel | Lead Management

Marketo

The middle of the demand generation funnel receives way less attention than it deserves. At the top of the funnel, marketing increases traffic and fills the database with new leads through paid ads, social media, search, referral programs, and a variety of other channels.

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4 Areas Of Actionable Buyer Insights Can Help You Deliver A Differentiating Digital Buying Experience

Tony Zambito

Marketing and Sales Leaders Can Leverage Buyer Insights To Create Rewarding Digital Buying Experiences For Buyers. One significant outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic is the increasing desire on the part of buyers for digital buying experiences.

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How to Use Video Throughout the Buyer's Journey

Speaker: Zach Basner, Director of Video Training and Strategy, IMPACT

Forrester Research Group reports that on average 70% of a buyer’s purchasing decision is made before engaging with a sales team. That’s staggering; and it means that we must educate and provide the best answers for our prospects at every stage of their journey. So the question is: will you choose to be an educator in your industry?

Key Marketing Metrics for Buyer Journey Conversions

Marketo

As marketers we can get caught up in all of the nuances of specific campaigns, emails opened, calls-to-action clicked, forms filled out, events attended, and more. In this blog, we’ll take a look at one of those metrics: buyer journey conversions. Let’s step back for a minute and consider that linear buyer journeys rarely take place. Buyer Journey Velocity Defined. Getting Started With Buyer Journey Tracking.

How to Create an Email Marketing Funnel for Maximum Conversions

Optinmonster

You’ve probably heard of an email marketing funnel, but are you wondering how to build one and what all the fuss is about? Email marketing funnels are a super effective way to turn casual website visitors into loyal customers. What is an Email Marketing Funnel?

We’re Personalizing the Buyer Journey As We Continue Building the Marketing OS

Metadata

I’ve witnessed firsthand the impact of personalizing the buying journey from end to end. You need to identify each visitor and give them content that meets them where they are in the buyer journey.

Applying B2B Buyer Journey Insights to Drive Higher Marketing ROI?

Walker Sands

Imagine you’re trying to learn a new card game, but instead of reading the instructions, you decide to just watch a few rounds. Understanding Your B2B Buyers. A deep understanding of your B2B audiences goes beyond simply knowing their title and industry.

Your Recipe for Inbound Success

Speaker: Jen Spencer, VP Sales and Marketing, SmartBug Media

Recent studies have shown what a lot of B2B marketers already know - it’s hard to build a successful inbound marketing program. Join Jen Spencer, VP of Smartbug Media, as she discusses how to grow an inbound strategy and framework in your organization to attract leads and establish your brand.

6 Ways to Increase Web Traffic with Top-of-the-Funnel (TOFU) Content

DivvyHQ

No matter how long your company has been in the content marketing game, you can always use new ideas that optimize and amplify your efforts. Here are some of our favorite top-of-the-funnel (TOFU) content tactics to consider. Content Marketing Content Strategy Tips & How-Tos buyer stages buyers journey content marketing tofu top-of-the-funnel

14 Visualizations Mapping The B2B Buyer Journey

KoMarketing Associates

Our understanding the B2B buyer’s journey, from market realization to vendor selection, becomes critical in developing a successful online marketing program. The reason this discussion is important is because it helps establish a foundation for keyword research used in all online marketing endeavors, but particularly SEO , PPC, and content marketing. But how does the B2B online marketer go about uncovering their buyer’s journey?

Successful Full Funnel Marketing Strategies for Startups

Lake One

Successful full-funnel marketing strategies drive awareness, educate your audience and convert them to leads simultaneously using a variety of channels. Read more below to discover top full-funnel marketing strategies. Full Funnel Marketing Strategies: What Does It Entail?

Bottom-of-the-Funnel Content Breakdown

BenchmarkONE

For that, you need an effective sales team — and plenty of high-quality targeted bottom-of-the-funnel content. We’ve talked about top-of-the-funnel content and middle-of-the-funnel content.

Why Start With Marketing & Sales Alignment

Speaker: Molly Rigatti, Marketing Strategist at SmartBug Media

Before you plan your next sales kickoff or bottom of the funnel marketing campaign or any effort where sales and marketing are both on the hook for performance, you need to check in on your teams. Sales and marketing both oversee a very important part of the pipeline and revenue process for your organization. But that doesn’t mean they should function in silos. When building up your sales enablement program, think about the three “P”s—practicality, productivity, and profit—when defining responsibilities and facilitating communication between your teams.

B2B Buzzwords: Sales Funnel, Buyer's Journey, and Inbound Methodology

MLT Creative

This blog is for those of us that can't tell the difference between "Sales Funnel" "Buyer's Journey" and "Inbound Methodology." Considering a lot of the blogs I've read over the past couple of months, there are other people in the same boat. If for no one else, it's for myself. For a while I had no idea what the difference was between these three words.

6 Different Types of Buyer Journey Maps

Kapost

Organizations that use a mapping program to manage buyer and customer journeys average a 79% increase in cross-sell and upsell revenue, marketing research from the Aberdeen Group reveals. In the new B2B marketing landscape, buyers are in control of their journeys. So understanding what customers are thinking and feeling at each stage of the journey is critical. 6 Ways to Create a Buyer Journey Map. The Easy-to-Convince Buyer.

What Is Bottom-of-Funnel Marketing? Validating the Purchase

ClearVoice

What is bottom-of-funnel (BoFu) marketing? Bottom-of-funnel marketing is a strategy that aligns with the latest “decision” stage of the buyer’s journey. Funnels have become ubiquitous in a marketer’s day-to-day life.

The Buyer's Journey or Hide and Seek?

The ROI Guy

We were in control of the supply and the sales cycle. The Buyer’s Journey back then was from 37th and 6th (or as many blocks as it took to make our pitch and gain a commitment). Technology has certainly made it easier to market and sell your products, but at the same time the process for gaining and maintaining buyer interest and commitment has become increasingly difficult. But today’s Buyer’s Journey is more of a game of hide-and-seek than a linear process.

Organic Growth Strategy: How to Leverage Market Collateral Around Social Media

Speaker: Akilah Murrell, Sr. Director of Channel Marketing at Channel Maven

Join Akilah Murrell, Senior Director of Channel Marketing at Channel Maven, for this how-to session on engaging your buyer base through social media.