Sales and marketing campaigns and tactics are often implemented based around the most popular statistics. The statistics below emphasize the importance of sales and marketing alignment, identifying your buyer personas, segmenting your contacts, personalizing your messaging, lead nurturing programs, and having deeper insights available on leads in order to hold educated conversations.
Here are the top 15 B2B sales, marketing, and lead generation statistics you should pay attention to:
Grow Your Marketing Database
Marketing databases decay rapidly because of how often people change jobs or titles, companies go out of business, or mergers occur. In fact, up to 25% of most B2B database contacts contain critical errors and 62% of organizations rely on marketing and prospect data that’s up to 40% inaccurate (source: Data Decay: Is Your Database Full of Rotten Apples? [infographic]).
As a marketer, it’s your job to generate leads and continue to grow your marketing database. If you don’t already have a strategy in place, here are some you can implement.
When was the last time you cleansed and scrubbed your database? If it’s been a while or you don’t actually know, you could be in trouble. The health of your database is not something to ignore. By emailing unengaged, unverified contacts, you’re putting your organization’s Sender Score at risk, which could lead to your IP address being blacklisted.
Check out the types of email addresses you should remove from your CRM immediately:
As a B2B marketer, you know all too well that there are many roadblocks between getting leads into the top of your sales funnel and working them all the way through until they become customers. In order to get past the roadblocks, you need to understand what they are so you can find the right solution and generate more leads.
Generate More Leads at Events & Tradeshows
ZoomInfo and Webmarketing123 recently held a webinar, “5 Deadly Marketing Data Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them).”
Check out the webinar and learn how to:
- Deliver accurate reporting with a foolproof data hygiene system
- Drive more leads with progressive profiling and smart data segmentation
- Finally tie marketing performance to revenue
You can view the webinar slides below or listen to the recording here.
As a B2B marketer, email campaigns are most likely an important part of your lead generation strategy. Segmenting your data and sending targeted messages to your contacts has proven to work, so why are so many marketers still sending generic email blasts to their entire database? Your contacts have different goals, challenges, and business needs and to run a successful email marketing campaign, you need to send relevant messages to them. Continue reading
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Attend Mark Ruthfield’s presentation, “Operationalizing Your Inside Sales Game to Drive Results,” at AA-ISP’s Inside Sales Frontline conference in Boston on September 9, 2014.
Marketers and sales people have depended on business cards for too long! You collect piles of contacts from trade shows, conferences, and other business events, which you have to manually input into a CRM. You keep the cards in heaping piles in case you need to refer back to them, but would you even be able to find the one you’re looking for?