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Data, Strategic And Operational Skill Sets In High Demand As B2B Marketing Teams Pivot To Achieve Goals

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.

SDR Roles Extending To Human Connection For Marketing, Delivery Of Personalized Experiences

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.

New Research: Only 12% Of Marketers Very Confident In Their Knowledge Of AI

There continues to be room for growth and education in the artificial intelligence (AI) space, according to new research from EverString and Heinz Marketing. The study, which surveyed roughly 300 marketing and sales professionals across multiple industries, shows that only 12% of respondents are “very confident” in their AI knowledge, while 55% said they are “somewhat confident.”

Rise Of Millennial Buyers Pushes Marketers To Reevaluate Traditional Tactics

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.

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