Marketing tactics

Think “Close and Deep” to Maximize Growth – B2B Marketing Article

During the Cold War, U.S. Army leaders in Europe faced a disconcerting situation. Their mission was to defend NATO member nations in the event of an attack by the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The problem was, U.S./NATO ground forces were greatly outnumbered. During this period, Soviet army doctrine was to throw wave after wave of forces at defenders until they were overcome, and U.S. military leaders weren’t confident they could win that kind of war. To address this problem, the U.S.…

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How-to Map Your Touchpoints for Conversion Rate Optimization – B2B Marketing Article

When marketing budgets tighten, conversion rates are usually the first KPI to come under scrutiny. However, as conversion journeys get more complex and multifaceted to reflect B2B buyer life cycles, the ability to accurately analyze and contextualize your conversion rates can become more complicated. This can result in misdiagnosing the performance of a campaign, leading to missed opportunities to improve, and in some cases, stopping activity unneccassily. This article looks at how to plot, execute and measure your conversion journeys…

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Time to Refresh your B2B Lead Generation Strategy? – B2B Marketing Article

In the face of economic and political uncertainty, many organizations return focus to performance driven B2B marketing activities that demonstrate tangible value and most importantly traceable ROI. Marketers that calculate ROI are 1.6 times more likely to receive higher budgets. (HubSpot) While brand building activities are taking a hit, trends show that lead generation is not only back but high on the B2B marketing agenda. This article looks at how to evolve your lead generation strategy in order to adapt…

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Lead Qualification; Does PANDA Outstrip BANT in the Long Run? – B2B Marketing Article

52% of marketers say they provide salespeople with their best quality leads, while salespeople rank marketing-sourced leads last. (HubSpot, 2017) Now’s the time to scrutinize your lead qualification methodology and understand what a ‘quality lead’ really looks like from both a marketing and sales perspective. Read on to discover how to transform your conversion rates and get your sales team back onboard. Reading time: 3 minutes Commonly, BANT qualification methodology has been used by sales to define what constitutes a…

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How to get rhythm in your marketing – B2B Marketing Article

When a buyer is ready to talk, we need to talk with them right away. And if they’re not, we need to follow up. But what is the right cadence? How quickly should I follow up? How quickly should my next and my next and my next correspondence be? How many should there be? Landing the right cadence – That’s what we’re going to explore in this month’s blog. Timing is everything When you say something is just as important…

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You’re Looking at the Marketing Funnel the Wrong Way. Here’s Why… – B2B Marketing Article

You’d be hard pushed to find a marketer who doesn’t use a marketing funnel somewhere in their marketing strategy. Our relationship with funnels goes way back… However, how accurate is our understanding of the funnel model? This article points out the fundamental flaw of looking at the marketing funnel the wrong way. Read on to discover how you can adopt the right perspective and in turn build better demand generation programs built on insight and accurate audience data. Reading time:…

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The B2B Decision Making Unit (DMU); The Real Faces of Persuasion – B2B Marketing Article

Reading time: 4 minutes We kicked off our new B2B Marketing Mini Series on Segmentation with an article exploring 5 common pitfalls many Account based marketing (ABM) strategies fall down (read full article here). One main obstacle identified was the neglect to factor all the different members of the decision making unit (DMU) into your B2B marketing segmentation strategy. The Harvard Business Review estimates that “the number of people involved in B2B solutions purchases has climbed from an average of…

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