- Written by Klaudia Tirico
As buyers become more independent in their buying journey, sales and marketing alignment continues to be at the forefront of business operations to increase abilities to close deals and boost revenue. While alignment has been a challenge in the past, a new survey from Televerde reveals that a majority of sales professionals (62%) believe that sales and marketing are aligned at their companies.
For many marketing organizations, marketing qualified leads (MQLs) are entrenched as the holy grail of measurement and success. However, there is a new set of metrics quickly emerging as marketers continue to focus less on volume, and shift to more precise tactics around impacting and influencing targeted accounts and key buyers.
Given the long sales cycles most B2B organizations have, lead nurturing is typically a critical part of marketing strategies. However, a sneak peek at the preliminary results from our annual Lead Nurturing & Acceleration Benchmark Survey reveal that B2B marketers are struggling with the results of their campaigns to maintain or advance the initial interest of prospects.
SnapApp, an interactive content creation platform, has closed $10.2 million in funding from principal investor Providence Strategic Growth. The company will use the series B round to support growth initiatives, including accelerating product development and innovation, sales growth and potential acquisitions.
Alignment is an ongoing battle for B2B organizations — so much so that it is impacting tech selection. This infographic from Seismic examines new research that aims to uncover what types of technologies enterprise companies are leveraging to enhance their marketing and sales alignment capabilities.
When it comes to marketing automation, marketers have only scratched the surface of its potential, according to a new study from Econsultancy commissioned by Act-On Software. The research shows that only 27% firmly believe that the use of marketing automation has increased marketing’s contribution to pipeline.
The ON24 Prospect Engagement Profile is a set of data analytics designed to translate webinar engagement into actionable insights via the company’s webinar platform. The solution aims to help marketers better understand a customer’s buying intent and automatically deliver those insights to accelerate the buying cycle, improve customer experience and unite marketing and sales.