The sales cycle is not simple anymore. In fact, 57% of the purchase decision is complete before a customer even calls a sales rep (source: CEB). Not only that, but more people are now involved in the decision-making process. Continue reading
Lying 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.
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.
Email marketing is scrutinized as an outdated technology whose only purpose is to fill your spam box.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?
As 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
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!
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 Customers, 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:
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:
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.