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3 B2B Marketing Trends to Watch for in 2015

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B2B Marketing Trends to Prioritize

It’s hard to believe the year is almost over and 2015 is right around the corner. At this point in the year, smart marketers know that in order to stay ahead of the competition they must be aware of the anticipated B2B marketing trends for 2015 and adjust their strategies accordingly. Check out these 3 B2B marketing trends to watch for in 2015.

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What Your B2B Data Can Tell You

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b2b-dataLying deep within the thousands of contact records in your CRM and marketing automation are treasure troves of data on the people who interact with your brand, and more importantly those who buy. This data can help you generate more leads, shorten the sales cycle, and increase revenue.

In order to run successful campaigns, you need to make sure you're not making non-data driven ("guessing") decisions. If you're making data-driven decisions, it's important that your data is complete and accurate.

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Cold Calling: What You Need to Know Before Picking up the Phone

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As a B2B sales person, you know how difficult cold calling can be. Everyone calls you a telemarketer. They think you’re trying to trap them in a contract, right? Wrong! The truth is if you’re calling the right people with a message that’s relevant to them they’ll see value in what you offer and will even be glad that you called.

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Email Marketing: Dead or Alive?

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Email marketing is scrutinized as an outdated technology whose only purpose is to fill your spam box. Marketers have been using email campaigns for years. With technology constantly changing and evolving, there are countless ways to reach your target audience. So should email still have a place in your strategy?

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Top 3 B2B Marketing Challenges & How to Avoid Them

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B2B-marketing-challengesAs a B2B marketer, one of your biggest responsibilities is lead generation. Your job is to generate a large volume of leads, and at the same time make sure you're driving high quality contacts into your sales team’s pipeline. Without a B2B marketing strategy in place, it’s nearly impossible to do this. The experts here at ZoomInfo put together a list of top B2B marketing challenges and how to avoid them. Continue reading
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Target Leads like a Great White Shark

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Great white sharks are probably the most recognizable underwater predators because they've honed their skills over thousands of years. They've spent that time growing and evolving to get better at targeting their food sources. We’re going to teach you how you can target prospects like a great white shark. Companies need revenue to survive, which means that sales and marketing teams need to excel at targeting the right prospects to feed the bottom line with monetary “food”. Sales and marketing departments need to hone their skills and evolve their selling techniques to avoid sleeping with the fishes!

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How to Identify Buyer Personas & Send Targeted Messages to Leads

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Do you ever feel like your approach to targeting your best possible buyer is like flinging spaghetti on a wall and seeing what sticks? You’re not alone. Despite the massive amount of analytics available to companies today, many marketers are still misfiring and sending the wrong content to the wrong prospects.

Buyer Personas: Know Your Customerbuyer-personass, Know Your Prospects

A good way to sharpen your aim is to create buyer personas, which are detailed profiles about your customers. Creating buyer personas helps you determine who to target and with what message. If you don’t truly understand your customers, you risk: Continue reading
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5 Steps to Structuring Your Marketing Strategy

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Determining how to structure your marketing strategy is a complicated task. You’re expected to stay within a determined budget and come up with viable, affordable opportunities to bring in qualified leads. These steps will help you to strategize efficiently and reach most likely buyers:

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The Importance of Sales & Marketing Alignment

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Sales and marketing are inherently connected. The sales team relies on content and lead generation from marketing and the marketing team needs sales people to carry out marketing strategies. They both share the same overall goal: to increase revenue for the company. The challenge is to align the sales and marketing departments so that they can efficiently work towards that goal.

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The Importance of B2B Lead Nurturing

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What is Lead Nurturing?

Most leads aren’t sales-ready when you first contact them. Lead nurturing is a process through which you can maintain a relationship with those leads, track them, and develop them into sales-ready leads rather than letting them go cold.

Why Nurture Leads?

73 % of sales leads are not sales-ready when they enter the top of the funnel but 65% of B2B marketers have not established lead nurturing campaigns. This leaves a lot of room for those leads to go cold over time. These leads aren’t ready to purchase just yet. But don’t forget that there’s a huge opportunity to create a relationship with potential future customers. Remember, they became a lead for a reason and saw inherent value in something you offered. Creating and nurturing long lasting relationships with these leads can help establish trust and loyalty for your organization. Additionally, you can ensure that these contacts are clean and up-to-date by engaging with them as part of a B2B nurture campaign.

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