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Are Buyer Personas Really Over-hyped or Underused?

Quick, name the most hyped Marketing practice or process of the last three years. My money is probably on ABM, but a close second might be buyer persona research. At this point, any marketer worth their three-letter acronym vocabulary has thrown together some buyer persona research. But are they over-hyped? Should we move past them in 2020? My answer is a resounding NO! Primary research into what buyers are thinking, feeling, and doing in each stage of the buyer journey is essential. How else can you create a Marketing…

TechBytes with Rob Fox, CTO at HG Insights

Could you tell us about your interaction with the new-age technologies like AI, Machine Learning and Automation in the IT industry? As the CTO for a technology intelligence company trying to help our customers accelerate business outcomes, we are always experimenting with AI to find ways to bring innovation to our customers. Much of our intelligence is mined from document-based data and allows us to explore both “sides” of AI which is what makes my job so exciting. What I mean by this is the application of both…

Dun & Bradstreet Launches Always-On Lattice Campaigns App for Social Platforms

Customers achieve 42% increase in click-throughs and 54% lower cost per lead Dun & Bradstreet has announced that it has launched the Lattice Campaigns App for LinkedIn. The new app uniquely enables customers of D&B Lattice to improve campaign performance by creating and activating always-on AI-based audiences for LinkedIn Ads. This announcement comes only 90 days after the commercial data and analytics provider acquired Lattice Engines, the world's first B2B Customer Data Platform (CDP). "When Dun &…

TechBytes with Latane Conant, CMO at 6sense

How much has your role at 6sense changed since the time you joined here? When I joined 6sense, the Marketing team was one person — so we had a lot of building to do. Over the course of the year, I’ve run field events, written blogs, built email cadences, worked booths, created decks and mailed out swag. It’s been very hands-on but my biggest focus area and accomplishment has been getting the right people on the team. It takes a certain type of person to want to go all-in and transform an industry. Our Marketing team needs…

AI + Intent Data: The Key to Ending Inefficient Marketing Tactics

There’s no greater transformative force in the world’s businesses than technology’s ability to connect people, increase competitiveness, and ultimately help organizations grow. But as the Business Technology market nears $4 trillion in annual spend, two significant challenges have emerged for both the businesses who buy technology and the vendors who sell it. First, technology buyers are operating in a landscape that’s constantly shifting as new technologies are introduced and new challenges emerge, such as ever-evolving…

LeadBridge Changes Company Name to PipelineIQ

PipelineIQ helps marketing teams scale ABM programs and helps enterprise technology sales professionals resonate better with decision makers across the Global 2000 LeadBridge announced its rebranding to PipelineIQ, aligned with its mission to help B2B technology organizations sell more strategically to their most challenging enterprise prospects. With fourteen years of experience executing highly customized prospect intelligence programs for large technology firms, the rebranding of LeadBridge to PipelineIQ represents…

Madison Logic Can Deliver 507% ROI According to Total Economic Impact Study

Madison Logic, the leading global account-based marketing (ABM) platform, announced the results of an independent commissioned Total Economic Impact (TEI) study by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Madison Logic. The study examines the cost savings and business benefits that organizations may see by implementing the Madison Logic Platform. Through in-depth customer interviews, the Forrester TEI study found a three-year 507% return on investment (ROI), a doubling of sales conversion rate to closed-won, and more benefits over…

50 Most Popular AI-Influencers of North America

It has been more than six decades since the concept of Artificial Intelligence has transformed from imagination to an academic discipline. Influencers, especially those active on social media help give direction to the policymakers and academicians. They keep common men updated on the trends and 'what is what' in AI, Machine Learning and associated concepts like Big Data and BlockChain. AiThority introduces you to the 50 most popular AI-influencers of North America. 1. Bob E Hayes Senior Director of Research and Analytics…

Taking the Sales Approach to Marketing – Part 1

Recently, Women In Revenue, an amazing organization empowering current and future female leaders in Sales and Marketing roles, asked me to do a “thought leadership” presentation in front of, and alongside, inspirational women who have written books, been keynote speakers and have thousands of followers on Twitter. Needless to say, I was a tad nervous. All I have are my experiences—my failures, successes, and lessons learned along the way—but, does that really qualify me as a thought leader? Using those experiences to…

Behavioral Scoring in Account-Based Advertising

Account-based marketing (ABM) has been around for over a decade, first introduced by ITSMA in 2004. It was created “to help marketers stop generic sales pitches and zero in on the essential needs of their most important clients.” Now, 15 years later, we are finally in a place where companies incorporate ABM into their marketing strategies and budgets. Yet, as with every relatively new technique, many marketers are still struggling with measuring the effectiveness of their ABM campaigns, especially scoring accounts before…

B2B Marketers: It’s Time to Start Leveraging OOH

B2B marketers have never been accused of being flashy or adventurous. Most of the time, they focus on driving measurable results in the most efficient way possible. That usually entails Content Marketing, Account-Based Marketing (ABM) or even direct Mail. Out-of-home (OOH) advertising, on the other hand, has traditionally been thought of as a consumer Marketing tactic. But that is changing, especially for technology companies. Businesses like Zoom, ZoHo, Zendesk, Cisco and Salesforce—to name just a few—have all invested…

Top CRM Firms to Look out For

Businesses, big and small have been investing more in Customer Experience and Relationship Management (CRM) software making it a $48 billion industry. Here are some of the promising players. The list also includes new players who are trying to dethrone the market leaders. 1. Validity Validity has already taken the CRM industry by storm with four landmark acquisitions. The company is just a year old but it has partnered with Silversmith Capital Partners, a growth equity firm and first acquired Data Quality firm AppBuddy.…

Daily MarTech Roundup: The 5 Coolest Things in Marketing and Sales Today

Today's Daily MarTech Round-up covers latest in Cloud, Marketing Analytics, Automation, Customer experience AI and ML announcements from Windfall Data Inc, Indium Software, IBM, RollWorks, and Weatherford International plc. Windfall Raises $9 Million to Build the World’s Most Complete and Accurate Source of Consumer Financial Data Windfall Data Inc (“Windfall”), a company that determines the net worth of global households, announced that it raised $9 million in venture funding. The round was led by Bullpen Capital with…

Folloze Expands AI-Driven Personalization Engine with Release of Full-Cycle Customer Journey and Data Integration Capabilities

Industry-leading solution drives hyper-personalized experiences across the entire customer lifecycle and leverages integrations with Demandbase, Salesforce and Oracle Eloqua Folloze, the leading B2B Customer Engagement Platform, announced substantial enhancements and new data integration capabilities for its cutting edge AI-powered full-cycle personalization engine that transforms how B2B enterprises engage, convert and win target accounts. According to Forrester, 89% of digital businesses recognize the value in investing…

6sense and Uberflip Partner to Deliver ABM at Scale

Joint customers can now dynamically personalize content experiences based on in-market account insights 6sense, the leading Account Based Orchestration Platform, powered by AI, announced that it has extended its relationship with Uberflip, the leading content experience platform, to include new levels of content personalization for joint customers. 6sense’s ability to deliver company identification, full-funnel insights into buyer behavior, and an accurate prediction of the account’s buying stage can now be used to power…

TechBytes with Susan Borst, VP of Mobile at IAB

How should B2B Marketers work with AdTech platforms to boost ABM outreach? The key to effective partnerships with AdTech platforms to boost ABM outreach are two-fold: First, it goes without saying that you need to know your budget which will help you determine which aspects of ABM you can realistically afford to execute to support your strategy. This also means gauging the time and resources of your team to execute the program with excellence. Second, is to do your homework to evaluate the various AdTech options…

Demandbase Named Best Overall MarTech Company of the Year by MarTech Breakthrough

Demandbase wins MarTech Breakthrough Awards for its innovations in the ABM category Demandbase, the leader in Account-Based Marketing (ABM), has been named Best Overall MarTech Company of the Year by the MarTech Breakthrough Awards. With over 2,500 nominations in 2019, the MarTech Breakthrough Awards recognize the best companies, technologies, products and services in the field of Marketing, Ad & Sales Technology. MarTech Breakthrough is part of the Tech Breakthrough Awards organization, a leading market intelligence…

Human Factor – the Weak Link in B2B Marketing

Automation has paved the way for B2B marketing by empowering human marketers to reach, target and nurture thousands of leads through technology. According to Survey Today’s State of Automation report for 2019, 75 percent of marketers are using automation tools. However, the B2B Marketing industry is at a crossroads because we are far from automating all Marketing operations processes. Weak execution of ad campaigns has left many business leaders questioning the effectiveness of account-based advertising programs. The…

How to Optimize Event Strategy for ABM

Adopting a dedicated account-based Event Marketing strategy offers a number of benefits for marketers. The event itself will target potential long-term customers, the Event Marketing efforts will focus on accounts that matter and marketers will be able to produce an event with confidence it will lead to a positive ROI. Of course, to realize all these benefits, there must be an organization-wide stakeholder buy-in on the Account-Based Marketing (ABM) event approach. What is ABM? The ABM concept has been around since the…

MarTech’s 5 ABM Best-Practices from Industry Leaders

Account-Based Marketing (ABM) is a popular Marketing practice among B2B companies working with larger target accounts. 58% of ABM practitioners consider their current status of revenue generation from ABM as "sophisticated". The sophistication of ABM has forced B2B Marketing teams to find out best practices in the industry for various Sales-focused activities. ABM best-practices continue to evolve with the influx of data, analytics, and marketing insights drawn from various Data Management Platforms (DMPs). We find a large…