B2B marketing has hit a wall. Audiences are getting harder to reach, campaigns are fractured across channels and, for many brands, performance is flatlining.
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.
Influ2, a person-based marketing platform, is positioned to help B2B companies engage with enterprise decision makers via targeted, person-based advertising. It is designed to place ads on LinkedIn, Facebook and other social media, business and news sites, and then track ad impressions, clicks and engagement on a person-by-person basis.
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.
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.”