Account based marketing (ABM)
We always do our homework. We know where to go to find the most valuable and relevant data, and have both intelligent marketing technology and brilliant strategic minds at hand to make sense of it. It’s how we find out who makes up the key account, how to get them to notice, and what to do to go deeper.
As fun as it is to create it, content for content’s sake just doesn’t work in B2B. To do its job, it needs hyper-targeted strategy, and messaging that resonates – be that on an account, persona or industry level. And it needs to keep working, at every stage of the funnel.
The best ABM is creative ABM. It draws from both the emotional and rational stages of decision making for every stakeholder, at every stage of the funnel. It may be B2B at its core, but there are still real people on either side of it – and there’s always an opportunity for a productive conversation.
In a world where ROI is everything, having a ‘direct line’ to your ideal customer can be game-changing. After awareness, sales enablement is our next biggest focus, making sure everything we produce is relevant, up-to-date, easy to execute, and actually supports the right conversations with the right people.
5 ways to tame your bid
Bids can be a nightmare to get right. And with a storm of questions to answer, hordes of stakeholders to manage and countless competitors to contend with, it’s not surprising.
To help take some of the terror out of your next bidding process, we’ve put together a simple five-step guide to ensure bid success.
ABM or RBM?
Do businesses still see marketing as a ‘nice to have’? Account-based marketing (or ABM) has made headway in this department over the years, with sales, marketing and ops teams coming together to ensure that what a company produces really works as hard as it can, and proves ROI.Read more on this B2B thought