The pressure is on — marketers are becoming more responsible for driving revenue. In fact, Forrester research shows that 82% of CMOs have goals tied directly to revenue. As such, modern marketers are taking an active approach to measuring and accelerating pipeline — a task that was typically reserved for sales. But at companies such as Oracle and CenturyLink, there is a growing priority for marketers to generate pipeline metrics, including velocity, which can provide key insights to accelerate deals and streamline customer retention and advocacy.
Innovation drives growth within the B2B marketplace — businesses live and die by their ability to continuously innovate their offerings and go-to-market strategies to help their customers succeed.
Acxiom, a marketing technology and services company, has made enhancements to its measurement solution, which is part of the company’s portfolio of omnichannel analytics services. The upgrades are designed to provide closed-loop, incremental measurement through enhanced reporting, increased speed to insights and greater opportunity for ongoing campaign optimization.
For much of the past decade, success for B2B marketers has been defined as getting buyers to respond to offers by clicking on, opening or downloading an asset. While these actions are still often used as a sign of initial interest from an individual buyer or an account, marketers are increasingly shifting their focus and efforts to new tactics and tools that can determine engagement beyond impressions or form fills.
Next week, I’ll be heading to one of the first conferences for B2B marketers to focus exclusively on measurement and revenue optimization. Circulate 2017, taking place Sept. 14-15at the W San Francisco, will bring together thought leaders and practitioners from different roles — all with the common interest in measuring and optimizing marketing and sales performance.
Buyer centricity, measurement, influencer marketing and ABM were just a few topics covered during the first day of the 2017 B2B Marketing Exchange. In the opening remarks, members of the Demand Gen Report editorial team touched on some of the current key trends in the B2B landscape.