How B2B Demand Generation Has Adapted in 2020

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Despite the impact of COVID-19, budgets for demand generation are holding up more than B2B marketing as a whole. Fewer than 1 in 5 (18%) B2B marketers say that they expect their budgets for demand generation to decrease, whereas 3 in 10 (31%) say their overall marketing budgets will fall. These figures come from Activate’s… Read More » The post How B2B Demand Generation Has Adapted in 2020 appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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What Should B2B Vendor Websites Focus on as the Pandemic Affects Purchase Behavior?

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Although COVID-19 has caused close to half (47%) of B2B buyers to delay purchases due to freezes in their budgets, another 3 in 10 say they have escalated some purchases due to changing business needs. And, with more than three-quarters (77%) of buyers spending more time researching their purchase than they did last year, what… Read More » The post What Should B2B Vendor Websites Focus on as the Pandemic Affects Purchase Behavior? appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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CMO confession #1: Who cares about MQLs?

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30-second summary: For marketers, setting your sights on opportunities, pipeline and revenue ensures better alignment with your revenue team peers in sales and customer success. That shifts us away from MQLs, which are still the lifeblood of many marketing teams. MQLs typically require a hand raise or website form fill in order to provide enough information to qualify the lead. MQLs keep marketers stuck thinking about leads or contacts, not buying teams. This creates a split between sales and marketing and is a missed opportunity for marketing to surround and engage all the buying team’s members to build REAL pipeline. With an ABM platform measuring account engagement, we get a clearer picture of who’s ready to buy and then can send them the most tightly-honed campaigns to move leads into our pipeline and beat our goals. I was recently asked to participate in a webinar called “True Confessions of a …

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Value Drives B2B Content Success, Even As Pandemic Forces Changes

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More than 8 in 10 (85%) B2B content marketers claim their organization’s content marketing has been at least moderately successful over the past year, with one-third saying it has been extremely (5%) or very (26%) successful. The majority of B2B content marketers also say that the pandemic has had a major (25%) or moderate (45%)… Read More » The post Value Drives B2B Content Success, Even As Pandemic Forces Changes appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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Half of B2B Marketers Say They’ve Recently Felt Burnt Out

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It’s safe to say that 2020 has been a challenging year for most individuals, and it appears that the events of the year have had an impact on marketers both personally and professionally. In a recent RollWorks survey [download page] of more than 200 B2B marketing and sales executives, half say they have personally experienced… Read More » The post Half of B2B Marketers Say They’ve Recently Felt Burnt Out appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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Wake up call for content marketers, COVID-19 is still here

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30-second summary: 94%of content marketers think they succeeded in adopting their content marketing strategy to the COVID-19 pandemic Only 25% think that the COVID-19 outbreak had a major impact on their marketing strategy. A Minor 15% of feel the pandemic will have a major long-term impact on their organization’s overall marketing success. Global content marketing is projected to decline 1.9% in 2020. Overall, marketing professionals tend to be overconfident and downplay the impact of this global crisis. Self-deception is defined by Wikipedia as “a process of denying or rationalizing away the relevance, significance, or importance of opposing evidence and logical argument. Self-deception involves convincing oneself of a truth (or lack of truth) so that one does not reveal any self-knowledge of the deception.” Savvy B2B marketers often have the reputation of being able to praise the products and services they are pushing regardless of their real value. But these days …

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