Smaller budgets. Fewer personnel. More pressure to show value. As the recession lingers on, B2B marketers are being called upon to deliver bigger, faster, cheaper results with less resources. But the current economic climate means even companies able to make high-dollar purchases will require more touch points to nurture them through the buying process. Today's business buyers are cautiously working to make smarter, more informed decisions.
B2B marketers have specific needs when it comes to email campaigns. Learn how implementing an email system designed for B2B can bring together all of your lead generation efforts to create an integrated campaign with automated messaging personalized from your sales reps, CRM syncing and triggered nurturing emails.
Published By: SPSS Inc.
Published Date: Mar 15, 2010
This paper focuses on six myths that surround direct marketing best practices and discusses how you can use specific analytical techniques and tools to beat these myths, increase response rates and boost ROI.
"Like any relationship, leads need nurturing. But what if your prospect list has grown cold? Is it too late to revive it?
This MarketingSherpa white paper explores how to optimize your lead nurturing campaign with five steps to boost conversions and includes a case study that reveals how one company was able to revive a cold prospect list."
How can you avoid failure while employing the proper tools to gain experience? you can do it by avoiding big mistakes and learning as you go. Download this eBook to learn some of the biggest mistakes that business owners make and how you can avoid them.
IBM Business Analytics help managers in different areas of the marketing organization do their jobs more effectively. Watch this video to see how:
1. Demand generation managers can target the most profitable customers with the right offer at the right time.
2.Marketing operations managers can review the results of multiple campaigns from a single marketing performance dashboard.
3. Brand managers can blend data from blogs, forums and social websites with CRM data to see how people really regard the companyís brand. Watch this video to see how IBM helps you make smarter marketing decisions, faster.
Published By: inPowered
Published Date: Sep 20, 2013
Read this white paper from inPowered and Marketing Evolution to understand how major brand marketers are leveraging their earned media, written by trusted category experts, to drive serious lifts in brand favorability, advocacy, and purchase intent and achieve ROI 7-14x campaign investment levels.
Organizations across all sizes and industries are leveraging tools to simplify business. Traditionally, marketing technology has been very task specific, designed to operate within a single functional silo such as email campaign management or lead scoring. But marketers know the value and significance of aligning marketing automation, sales force automation (SFA), and customer relationship management (CRM) platforms in the cloud ó a task that can be easily accomplished through the implementation of Marketing Technologies.
How can you, the modern marketer, create an efficient business process that facilitates content marketing and achieves your specific goals?
The answer: by planning strategic marketing campaigns, establishing streamlined processes, and organizing your team to execute initiatives in a more aligned and productive way. Bridging the content gaps in your organization helps you coordinate the efforts of your teams, but also enables you to create superior customer engagements because youíre presenting a more united front to those who consume your content.
This eBook will show you how to do just that. It will describe how to execute a cohesive plan aligned with your companyís goals, organize your campaigns, and coordinate content distribution across departments and stages of the funnel.
Today, the internet has changed the way buyers discover solutions. More people are meeting and researching vendors online than ever before. Your ideal customers are reading blog posts and articles, checking Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn profiles, and forming opinions based on what you say and share online. Before they call to get to know your company better, they turn to Google for answers and information. If a competing vendor appears smarter, more interesting, or more reliable than you, your buyers will reach out to them first.
These online engagements have changed the rules of buyer/brand communications. So how can you and your company form meaningful relationships with buyers who are getting to know you long before theyíve been introduced?
Over the past 10 years, the Internet has provided unprecedented access to information. Consequently, B2B buyers are constantly online learning about industry trends and innovative solutions to their pain points. Given their busy schedules, buyers have grown accustomed to the convenience of researching and comparing multiple options online, narrowing their choices independently of the vendor and, only then, engaging with sales.
While buyers have always made the final purchase decision, in todayís world, the vendor is not given an opportunity to engage until the buyer is close to a choice. Today, the buyer is in control of their own journey.
Published By: SmartFocus
Published Date: Mar 09, 2015
Successful marketers are waking up to the power of context. Contextualization enables marketers to better understand their customer and their journey Ė in any moment Ė and instantly engage them with personal, relevant messages that drive sales and responses.
Published By: SmartFocus
Published Date: Mar 09, 2015
84% of customers said they would no longer buy from a business that didn't take into account their preferences and purchase history.
Therefore crowd recommendations and Ďbest sellersí just donít cut it anymore.
Looking at the behavior of all customers to discover popular and trending products is not enough. You need to provide a unique storefront for every customer.
Thatís why getting personalization right, is key to ensuring your customer has a seamless experience, increases purchase opportunities and ultimately ensures your business stands out from the crowd.
Are you looking for some inspiration to make your next digital experience an overwhelming success? There are plenty of brands doing great things in digital, but there are a few standouts that deserve recognition for their outstanding marketing programs, including STA Travel's unique use of data, L'Oreal's product launch strategy, and BuildDirect's highly successful 'Shop by Inspiration' programs.
The brands identified in this ebook represent some of the best in digital and social marketing, and their lessons will serve as a great foundation as you build out your future marketing campaigns.