Mastering personalized marketing is a lot like owning a car — your once shiny, new tools will need an upgrade and a fresh coat of paint every now and then. As marketing technology evolves and B2B companies are able to glean more information than before on current and prospective customers, it might be time to reevaluate your personalized marketing tactics.
B2B marketing leaders looking to grow their teams realize that they must adapt to meet the needs of their buyers — as well as exceed business goals. Research from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) shows that roughly 80% of marketing executives say they need to restructure marketing to better support the business, while 29% believe the need for change is urgent.
The role of Sales Development Representatives (SDRs) has shifted from the cold-calling days of the past into a multi-channel juggling act. Successful SDRs are able to deliver personalized experiences across channels and leave prospects with a favorable, first impression of their organization. B2B brands such as Terminus, EverString and Dynamic Signal are leveraging SDRs to humanize their marketing efforts and drive customized conversations across new channels, such as video. The results speak for themselves with some companies seeing as much as a 215% increase in response rate.
2017 may have been dubbed the "year of video marketing," but video has yet to reach its full potential. In 2018 and beyond, B2B marketers are and will be taking greater steps to deliver authentic and just downright cool video content that engages buyers on a human level.
This special report will dive into new trends in video and share how B2B companies are humanizing their brands by creating unique video experiences for customers, prospects and even general audiences, including:
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Millennials have long been disparaged and dismissed as “lazy and self-centered.” But marketers can no longer afford to overlook Millennials, who now comprise the largest generation in the workforce, according to the Pew Research Center, and are positioned to influence B2B purchasing decisions, according to insight from Forrester and LinkedIn. Progressive B2B companies, such as Oracle + Bronto and The Pedowitz Group, are rethinking their marketing strategies to include mobile-friendly, highly-visual content that caters to Millennial preferences.
Resolutions are one thing, but planning out and developing real-world marketing strategies for a New Year are different ball games. So, what are the top tools and tactics for today’s B2B marketers?
Content makes the marketing world go ‘round. It is often one of the first ways a potential buyer is introduced to your company, so it is crucial to develop meaningful and relevant content for target audiences.