How High-Growth B2B Companies Get the Most Out of Sales Coaching

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One of the complaints the majority of B2B buyers have about vendors is that they are too busy selling their products and services to listen to their needs. With this in mind, a survey [download page] from ValueSelling Associates and Training Industry shows that high growth companies are investing in sales coaching to give their… Read More » The post How High-Growth B2B Companies Get the Most Out of Sales Coaching appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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Terminus co-founder explains why ABM is a B2B strategy, not a tool

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30-second summary: Terminus is an award-winning account-based marketing (ABM) platform aimed at helping B2B marketers reach target accounts more efficiently and effectively. The platform, self-described as “all-in-one account-based marketing software” combines first and third-party data to help B2B companies target in-market accounts, manage audiences, and orchestrate marketing campaigns. With ABM, the goal isn’t to obtain more leads, but to be smarter about targeting the right prospects and nurturing those prospects throughout the sales funnel. Terminus developed a TEAM framework that includes five elements—target, engage, activate and measure (TEAM) which looks at ABM as a B2B strategy, not a tool. In 2018, Terminus acquired a company called Brightfunnel, a tool that measures marketing’s impact throughout the sales funnel. Meaningful ABM metrics are focused on business outcomes—improved acquisition, speeding up pipeline velocity, and expansion of existing accounts. Founded in 2014, by Eric Spett, Eric Vass, and Sangram Vajre, Terminus is a key …

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Which Tools Are Most Prevalent in High-Growth Companies’ Sales Tech Stacks?

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While CRM isn’t used by all companies, when it comes to high-growth firms its adoption is ubiquitous, according to a recent report [download page] from TOPO. In this respect among others, sales tech usage often mirrors that of marketing tech. According to the survey of sales leaders working at 273 high-growth companies, 100% of respondents… Read More » The post Which Tools Are Most Prevalent in High-Growth Companies’ Sales Tech Stacks? appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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Four steps to ABM fueled targeting for B2B marketers

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30-second summary: Account-based marketing (ABM) is a B2B growth strategy that emphasizes targeting high-quality accounts by creating audience segments and maintaining an account-based funnel. Successful implementation of ABM requires that your marketing and sales teams are coordinated and that both teams approach ABM together. There are four accessible steps that companies can take to switch from traditional leads-based marketing to an ABM. These steps include: understanding the importance of high-value accounts, aligning marketing and sales teams, measuring and tracking what’s important, and investing in the right tools. Account-based marketing (ABM) is a B2B growth strategy that emphasizes targeting high-quality accounts over generating large quantities of leads. While an ABM approach may include both leads-based and accounts-based funnels, the emphasis with ABM is not on maintaining a high volume of leads, but on focusing your resources on fewer, more qualified, and higher-value prospects. Companies that are successful at implementing ABM tend …

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ABM approach leads to 9 straight quarters of growth for Phononic

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30-second summary: Phononic is a technology startup that manufactures a solid-state chip used in cooling and heating technology. One of the first challenges Phononic faced with regards to marketing their technology was in proving the commercial viability of their products. To address this challenge, Phononic adopted an ABM approach which is well suited to their target buying groups which are typically comprised of 3-4 people and have long deal cycles. The Terminus ABM platform enabled Phononic to reach the new verticals they wanted to market to even though they had no historical access to relevant contacts in their sales database. When creating campaigns at Phononic, Englebretson developed a methodology that enfranchised sales and other departments in the campaign design process. The ABM approach has been very successful for Phononics. They’ve had nine consecutive quarters of growth, taken 26% of the share in the market over the course of their ABM …

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Key Insights: Top 12 Marketing technologies, budgets sky rocket, and why B2B vendors lost business

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30-second summary: Marketing technology budgets have risen from 32% to 42%, a straight 10% jump. The top 12 marketing technologies that are winning 2020. Top challenges businesses face with existing B2B vendors. Our Pulse Survey helps you look into the cracks with reasons why technology vendors could be losing business. How competitive pricing is a major reason for buyers to switch vendors. Curious to unravel all these answers? Dive in! As the holiday shopping season inches closer, this week we revisit our Pulse Survey to uncover key insights around the marketing technology industry, budgets, top tier technology, why B2B vendors possibly lost business, and more. Pulse Survey 2020: Latest findings We’re back with some interesting findings from our Pulse Survey 2020 which peeks into Director+ level executives’ minds to discover where the marketing technology industry is headed in terms of budgets, technology preferences, and more. These are some key findings: …

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Leveraging the authority of LinkedIn influencers for B2B

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30-second summary: Influencers can generally be classified into three categorical buckets: aspirational, authoritative, and peer. Avoid fixating on sales when it comes to influencer KPIs, consider other levels of the sales funnel that create the compulsion to purchase. Leverage influencers within the entire LinkedIn ecosystem from groups to Sales Navigator campaigns. Consider social shares and other amplification tactics to maximize budget. Most B2B marketers immediately dismiss influencer marketing as a vacuous activity only undertaken by their B2C counterparts to sell pretty packaging through anxiety-riddled models in between a morning green tea cleanse product post and a beach sunset photo. It is far more complex and nuanced of a subject. For B2B enterprises, the decision to employ influencer marketing comes down to a few key questions: Which influencer type is ideal? What KPI is the influencer being measured against? Which channel makes the most sense for this campaign? How does an …

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Key Insights: Mobile ads “the hotspot”, advertising growth projections, and customer experience dissected

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30-second summary: Mobile ad spending will increase by 4.8% ($4.22 billion) making the total mobile ad spend budget this year to $91.52 billion. Mobile continues to increase its share of digital ad spending, reaching 68% in 2020. The estimated growth for the US digital advertising sphere 2020 that stood at $154.58 billion (pre-pandemic-era) now stands at $134.66 billion. Digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising is on a ballooning pattern as it is expected to account for 33.0% of all US OOH ad spending. Customer experience, retention, success, and customer engagement were the top four priorities. Technology adoption is the divide between high growth and low growth organizations. Email and CRM were some of the most effective tools used for optimizing customer experience and meeting customer expectations. This week’s key insights give you a clear picture of why mobile ads are the place for your advertising dollars, a revised umbrella view of the …

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The B2B content that can help your sales team close

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30-second summary: The driving force behind many B2B marketing initiatives is content creation, but all content is not equal. Some content types are better for closing the deal than others. Tying content to specific stages of the buying cycle has been shown to increase b2B buyer engagement and lead to more deals. B2B buying groups spend most of their time researching new solutions independently. They use content to help facilitate this process. By creating content that matches different needs on the buying cycle, B2B marketers can help guide buyers in their increasingly self-guided buying process. Marketers who understand the job inherent in the buying funnel are in a better position to create content that helps buyers complete them. B2B marketing teams are juggling a million balls, with responsibilities that include driving demand gen and awareness through outbound marketing, creating compelling messaging for their company’s unique audience (not to mention defining …

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B2B Marketers Say Personalization is Harder for Them Than for B2C. Are They Right?

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Personalization remains a strategy that most B2B marketers are interested in pursuing this year. But for many, the simple fact is that personalization is a challenge. A new survey of more than 200 B2B sales and marketing professionals conducted by Folloze reveals that more than half (54%) believe that it’s harder to get personalization right… Read More » The post B2B Marketers Say Personalization is Harder for Them Than for B2C. Are They Right? appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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