According to a new report from Uberall Inc., a provider of brand optimization and reputation services, Google data reflects that 90% of buyers typically don’t have a brand in mind when they begin their online research. When buyers first search for a product or service, they search for generic phrases — such as “ABM solutions” or “lead generation tools.” This is why companies can no longer rely on brand recognition to drive sales. While not all industries are the same, B2B companies must leverage unbranded search activity to develop local visibility and growth strategies.
With the advent of social distancing and work-from-home policies, the B2B industry has experienced an abrupt — but not unforeseen — digital-only reality. As a result, companies need to shift toward maintaining business operations, inspiring buyer confidence by adapting their strategies to stay relevant in their target markets virtually.
B2B marketing and sales are constantly evolving. As new tools and technology enter the space, new challenges and innovations come to fruition. Buzzwords and new (but not-so-new) terms such as account-based marketing and revenue operations have shaken up the industry in positive ways. But at the end of the day, true success all comes down to organizational alignment — especially around sales and marketing teams, including marketing ops, sales ops, etc. Ultimately, teams work better together.
It’s been an exciting time for B2B technology companies, as more vendors and startups secure funding to expand and enhance their offerings.
When it comes to content binging, the usual crop of names often comes to mind: “Stranger Things,” “Orange Is The New Black” and “Big Little Lies.” But content binging is no longer confined to just Netflix and Hulu.
Last week, the AMB Leadership Alliance hosted ABM Revealed: How to Align, Engage and Measure for B2B Success, a two-and-a-half-hour virtual “master class” designed to provide registrants with strategic takeaways to help them maximize their ABM achievements.