As buyers continue to expect more relevant, contextual engagement earlier on in the buying journey from vendors, B2B organizations are digging even deeper into buyer data to ensure they can meet expectations. This includes leveraging intent data alongside other behavioral analytics to provide hyper-personalized messaging and content that resonates with audiences and highlights the brand’s authenticity.
Demandbase has launched the Demandbase ABM Ecosystem, which is designed to expand ABM from single-vendor solutions to include marketing automation, CRM, content management systems, direct mail platforms, analytics engines and more technologies needed to execute an effective ABM strategy.
This year’s Campaign Optimization Series included nearly a dozen sessions jam packed into one week and filled with tactical takeaways that will help you improve your content strategies, up your direct mail initiatives and create high-converting demand experiences for months to come. Oh, and did we mention there’s a session on Fyre Festival? Yup, we went there.
Webinars continue to be a staple in many B2B demand gen strategies, with studies show that webinars are one of the most useful content formats for generating positive engagement with prospective customers. Findings from Demand Gen Report’s annual Content Preferences Survey show that close to half (47%) of respondents find webinars valuable at the early and mid-stage of their buying process. Also, close to two-thirds (64%) of B2B buyers are willing to spend 20 to 60 minutes watching a webinar — more than any other content format.
There is a recurring question that arises when assessing B2B campaigns and demand gen initiatives: what’s working? Progressive B2B organizations are putting a bigger emphasis on producing relevant messaging and content, as well as making it easier for buyers to research and make purchase decisions on their own terms.
PathFactory aims to remove friction for the B2B buyer by enabling them to easily connect with the right information at every step of the buyer’s journey. Path Analytics and PathFactory for Sales are designed to provide insight about content consumption to both marketers and salespeople, so they can quickly identify the most engaged buyers, best performing content and top channels.
Despite predictions of its demise, email is not dead. In fact, it continues to be the top channel marketers use to drive demand, according to Demand Gen Report’s 2019 Demand Generation Benchmark Survey. More than half (54%) of respondents ranked email on top, with the company website (48%) and in-person events (47%) trailing closely behind.