I’ve recently seen marketers declaring account-based marketing a failure and have been taken aback by the idea. Failed isn’t a term I would choose to describe ABM. Marketers have been doing ABM successfully for years.
As the maturity of account-based strategies within the B2B marketplace continues, practitioners are finding that a unified organization around account frameworks and goals consistently leads to more authentic relationships with current and potential customers.
This was the main topic of discussion amongst attendees and speakers at the 9th annual #FlipMyFunnel Conference in Boston. Speakers and industry thought leaders agreed that while the tech landscape enabled many practitioners, it also prevented many from offering authentic, human-like customer experiences. The adoption of account-based strategies has helped organizations begin to reassess their go-to-market strategies to increase efficiency.
Terminus unveiled new product announcements tied to the growing need for account-based companies to better understand their target account lists, how they engage with potential customers and how it impacts sales conversations. The company’s new Account-Based Platform intends to help marketers better plan, execute and measure account-based marketing and sales efforts.
To be successful in today's B2B marketplace, companies must make innovative decisions throughout their organization to stay above the competition. This not only includes product or service innovation, but also innovation in how marketing and sales teams engage potential customers to offer genuine, seamless buying experiences.
Most marketers don’t automatically think of data and analytics when it comes to ABM. However, industry experts agree that ABM is a data and analytics challenge because you have to leverage data and analytics to understand who you’re going to target, what you’re going to say to them and how you’re going to drive action throughout the company based on the accounts that matter most to you.
MRP Prelytix is designed to help companies acquire new business by triggering joint sales and marketing actions, activating data insights and measuring and optimizing success based on revenue impact. The platform uses streaming predictive analytics to deliver insight-driven ABM as a standalone platform, or through full CRM and MAP integrations, according to the company.
Imagine a marketing approach that values quality over quantity, cares more about conversations than sales pitches and — oh yeah — is said to achieve higher ROI than other activities by 97% of marketers.
InsideView’s latest release, Apex, is designed to help marketers plan and execute go-to-market strategies. The new product aims to combine data from a company’s system with external market data from InsideView. It can then use machine learning to discover and visualize market opportunities.