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The Missed Opportunities in Today’s B2B Marketing Funnel

A lot of brands say that they put the customer at the center of their organizations, but most marketers know that they’re not living up to that promise. According to a 2019 survey by B2B International, delivering excellent customer experiences and connecting with customers emotionally represent two of the top challenges among today's B2B marketers. Only 29 percent of those B2B marketers believe their organization makes a significant impact on the customer experience. Meanwhile, only 36 percent believe their organization…

Survey Reveals Effectiveness of Marketing Funnels

Every marketer strives to create a funnel that runs smoothly. After all, their investment of time and money to build funnels that attract, nurture, qualify, and convert leads to customers should deliver high ROI. The reality, however, is that few marketers have funnels that perform flawlessly, even some of the time. There is almost always some “friction” in the funnel that limits or prohibits the free flow of leads from attraction to engagement to conversion. Of course, most marketers would agree that it’s easier to…

With the Fall Shopping Holidays Coming, Southeast Asian eCommerce Companies like Akulaku Use Mobile Marketing to Move Users Through The…

Data from mobile marketing platform YouAppi highlights the big digital commerce opportunities in Southeast Asia before (and beyond) Christmas: fall shopping holidays including Single’s Day (China, Indonesia, and Southeast Asia – November 11th), Harbolnas (Indonesia – December 12th) are providing opportunities for Southeast Asian eCommerce companies With Southeast Asians among the heaviest users of their smartphones – data from Hootsuite showing that three of the four countries with the most time spent using the mobile…

Account-Based Marketing: Flipping the Funnel to Fuel Success

Going beyond the hype to learn how account-centric Marketing can increase revenue, boost ROI, enhance Sales productivity, and better align Marketing and Sales efforts There’s an approach to Marketing that’s turning the B2B world upside down. Account-based marketing (ABM) is a strategy that’s helping B2B companies boost revenue with a more targeted, Omnichannel approach. ABM concentrates Sales and Marketing resources on a clearly defined set of accounts and personalizes campaigns to help ensure messaging resonates with…

New Autofunnel by GetResponse Radically Simplifies Small Business Marketing and Creates Fastest Path to Profitability Online

Small business owners, entrepreneurs and online marketers can now seize a greater slice of the multi-trillion dollar e-commerce industry without having to leave work, learn marketing or hire additional staff. “Autofunnel” by GetResponse is the only product of its kind that provides small business owners with a complete set of integrated marketing tools and the fastest step-by-step process to attract customers online, drive sales and measure results. GetResponse, the global innovator in digital and email marketing, created…

FlipMyFunnel Unveils State of Account-Based Marketing (ABM) Report, in Partnership with Heinz Marketing

New Research Shows Continued Increase in ABN Adoption, Identifies New Challenges in Scaling Programs, and Shows Trend Toward Technology Consolidation Terminus, the #1 rated account-based marketing (ABM) execution platform and leader of the ABM movement, announces the release of a report on the state of ABM, conducted by FlipMyFunnel and Heinz Marketing. This recent research was initiated in order to better understand how ABM practitioners are using an account-based strategy in B2B businesses, the role technology plays in…

Full Circle Insights Launches Digital Source Tracker to Measure Marketing Performance Above the Funnel

Easy-To-Use Solution Provides Full Access to Complete Customer Journey Full Circle Insights, Inc., maker of comprehensive sales and marketing performance measurement solutions, launched Digital Source Tracker, an easy-to-use platform that helps marketers measure digital marketing performance above the funnel. Digital Source Tracker identifies the first step of the customer journey, associating anonymous early clicks with a specific conversion path. That means marketers can extend their multi-touch attribution measurements…

Embracing the Bow-Tie Funnel: Why Marketing is Most Important After the Win

Marketing is a rapidly changing landscape – and if you haven’t heard yet, the days of the traditional “funnel” are long gone. Historically, marketing and sales have worked to push leads through the various stages of the funnel and through to the win. However, cloud is enabling practically everything to be sold as a service or on a subscription-based model – and while this presents a unique advantage for profits, it means that most customers start small and grow, and 70% of revenue comes after the initial sale. Despite this,…

Account-Based Marketing Leader Terminus Acquires BrightFunnel

Terminus Adds Marketing Analytics and Multi-Touch Attribution to Build Modern B2B Platform for Executing and Measuring Go-to-Market Initiatives Terminus, the leader of the account-based marketing (ABM) movement, announced that it has acquired BrightFunnel, the pioneer in B2B marketing analytics and attribution. The acquisition accelerates Terminus’ vision of building a platform that unifies B2B go-to-market teams as they create, measure, and operationalize account engagement in support of efficient growth and exceptional…

Interview with Mollie Bodensteiner, VP of Marketing, FunnelWise

"Traditional siloes will no longer be sustainable, and instead, AI will open up a truly holistic framework." On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us about your role at FunnelWise and how you got here? What inspired you to be part of a revenue funnel diagnostics company? I am currently the Vice President of Marketing at FunnelWise. Prior to joining FunnelWise, I worked at Marketo as a Business Consultant and Project Manager on their professional services team. During my time with Marketo (and in prior roles), it was apparent…

Interview with Dayna Rothman, VP of Marketing and Sales Development at BrightFunnel

"I see attribution becoming even more critical as marketers are asked to justify their spend and show how every marketing investment impacts revenue."On Marketing Technology MTS: Tell us a little bit about your role at BrightFunnel and how you got here. What inspired you to author Lead Generation for Dummies? My role at BrightFunnel, as VP of Marketing and Sale Development, is to lead both the core marketing functions and our ADRs (outbound sales development reps) for an integrated full-funnel strategy. Prior to…

Majority of Marketers Say Account-Based Marketing Is a Crucial Priority, Yet Many Still Struggle

Research commissioned by Folloze, Campaign Stars and Terminus Reveals that Transforming the Martech Stack to Deliver Personalization Is Key to Eliminating Roadblocks to ABM for Most Companies Folloze, provider of the world’s leading Personalized B2B Marketing Platform, today announced the results of the second annual “State of ABM” survey, created to understand where companies are on their Account-based Marketing (ABM) journey. Folloze partnered with Campaign Stars, Terminus and Canam Research to survey close to 300…

TechBytes with Jeremy Van Ek, COO at American Marketing Association

Hi Jeremy, tell us about your role/team you handle at AMA. What inspired you to join the company? As Chief Operations Officer at the American Marketing Association, my primary responsibility is the execution, enablement, and development of all Finance, Operations, and Technology within the organization. I was inspired to join the AMA because of the mission of the organization to be a thought leader and coach to marketers. Prior to the AMA, I was the Chief Financial Officer at Trisect. I bring more than 15 years of…

Daily MarTech Roundup: Latest Marketing and Sales Technology News, Product Annoucements and Insights

Today’s Daily MarTech Round-up covers the latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from Shutterstock (Content), Contentsquare (Analytics), Draper (Digital Marketing), FunnelAI (customer acquisition), and Zoho Corporation (CRM). Introducing Asset Assurance, a Safeguard for Brands using Powerful Editorial Imagery in Campaigns Shutterstock, Inc, a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality content, tools and services, introduces Asset…

Full Circle Insights Awarded Patent for CRM “Repeat Response” Technology that Improves Funnel Metrics and Attribution Models

Full Circle Insights, Inc., maker of comprehensive sales and marketing performance measurement solutions, announced today that the company was awarded U.S. Patent 10,621,206 entitled "Method and System for Recording Responses in a CRM System." The patented technology was invented by Full Circle founders and is the innovation that powers product features that enable Full Circle Insights customers to collect and maintain key information about leads within the CRM framework. "B2B marketers didn't have a way to efficiently…

As More Sales Funnels Shut Down, New Options Emerge

MediaFast Helps Businesses Get in Front of Clients Amidst Social Distancing MediaFast has been creating video brochures long before the current shutdown, but they are especially relevant today as businesses must rely even more on video communication. "Video Brochures have the ability to fill your sales funnel even when you can no longer travel to conventions or meet in the same room. They allow Sales and Marketing teams to communicate from afar in a very memorable and engaging way," said MediaFast President, Amy Hafen.…

FunnelAI, a Growing, Real-Time Customer Acquisition AI Company, Expands Leadership Team

Real-time AI-Based customer acquisition software company, FunnelAI, is preparing for another noteworthy growth phase by bringing on two new leaders who will help steer the company through a post-coronavirus world. After a very successful year at FunnelAI, it continues on track with its growth strategy by filling two critical positions. The company is seeing an increased demand due to the need for an intelligent customer engagement solutions that ensure customers complete the entire buying journey from the comfort and safety…

B2B Marketing Will Never Be the Same (and That’s a Good Thing)

We are living in unprecedented times. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally upended every aspect of our global economy and professional careers. According to experts, this crisis will create a “new normal” and change the trajectory for many commonplace facets of our everyday lives. This shift also holds for B2B enterprises and marketing teams, and I’m ecstatic for the opportunities that lie ahead.   Winston Churchill famously said, “Never let a good crisis go to waste.” Adversity -- and even some chaos --…

6sense Partners with Bombora to Provide Market-Leading Insights into Buyer Behavior for B2B Sales and Marketing

Bombora’s Company Surge® data and 6sense’s Account Engagement Platform combine to help revenue teams proactively target accounts and generate revenue 6sense, the leading account engagement company, announced that it has partnered with Bombora, the leading intent data company, to enable mutual customers to leverage Bombora’s Company Surge intent within the 6sense Account Engagement Platform. Bombora’s Company Surge data can be combined with 6sense’s intent, predictive, engagement, and other crucial account data to create…

RainFocus Selects OpFocus to Build Strategic Sales and Marketing System using Salesforce and the Demand Unit Waterfall®

Ensures Sales/Marketing Alignment, Achieves Record-Breaking 135 Percent CARR Growth and 140 Percent Net Customer Retention OpFocus, a leading Salesforce implementation consultancy for SaaS companies, today announced that RainFocus engaged it to build a new sales and marketing system. By implementing the SiriusDecisions Demand Unit Waterfall within Salesforce, and integrating it with Pardot and Terminus, OpFocus helped the events marketing company accelerate strategic growth. RainFocus’ sales and marketing teams are fully…