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#B2BSMX 2019: Organizational Alignment, Optimized Revenue Engines Key To Sales & Marketing Ops Success

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.  

B2B Buyers Demand Authentic, Consistent Investments In Philanthropy From Brands

The B2B buyer’s checklist continues to grow and nearly one-third (31%) of buyers say the length of their purchase cycle significantly increased in 2018, according to Demand Gen Report research. In addition to considering deployment time (77%), features/functionality (72%), pricing (71%) and peer reviews (65%), B2B buyers are adding new criteria to the list: brand values and philanthropy.

Why Machines Won't Replace B2B Marketers

0Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have long been on marketers’ radars, but it’s only recently that they’ve begun to show up in customer relationship management tools. AI and ML are often viewed with skepticism, but many B2B marketers will discover that these features can enhance their effectiveness in contacting the right leads, closing deals and nurturing client relationships. The underlying fear has been that machines will replace marketers, but the reality is much more promising.

Drift CEO Discusses Conversational Marketing, New Marketo Integrations & Ongoing Consumerization Of B2B

B2B business has a bad reputation for continuing to push traditional, lengthy, inhuman sales cycles on its prospective buyers. However, a variety of vendors and practitioners in the space are making the push to turn the B2B buying process into a conversational, personal experience. At this year’s Adobe Summit, in particular, we saw Marketo and Adobe unveil integrations with a variety of companies in an effort to better enable companies to offer frictionless customer experiences with a conversational approach.

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