With many businesses pivoting marketing strategies and canceling events due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, maintaining an ABM strategy in the B2B market is becoming increasingly more challenging. Despite the unknowns, keeping the engagement engine running with ABM is still a viable opportunity for businesses looking to build momentum during this difficult time.
For the last three years as the VP of Research at SiriusDecisions, Megan Heuer led a team of more than 80 analysts and editorial professionals to guide B2B sales, marketing and product leaders. She founded the account-based marketing practice in 2012 and, previously, led the marketing operations practice.
B2B marketing engagement software provider Engagio has partnered with Bombora, a provider of B2B intent data. The product integration positions both companies to combine first-party engagement data with third-party intent insight to help clients measure demand for accounts, prioritize actions by sales teams and orchestrate plays across channels.
With expectations from the CEO and the boardroom continuing to increase, B2B CMOs are deepening their focus on proper strategy and planning for the New Year to streamline the customer journey and drive measurable results within the marketing department. This includes reinforcing better alignment, targeting and measurement strategies that can help bolster account-based marketing campaigns and have a positive impact on revenue goals.
Engagio has launched Orchestrate, a solution designed to enable automated, high-impact plays across advertising, sales engagement, direct mail, CRM and marketing automation channels. The account-based marketing solution aims to help teams target accounts at each point of the buying journey to build audiences for personalized campaign efforts.
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.
At Demand Gen Report, as well as at our sister publication ABM In Action, we have made it our mission to ensure that we’re providing the latest trends and best practices in the growing realm of account-based strategy. But during a recent webcast we produced with our friends at Engagio, I realized that there is always something to learn when it comes to one of the hottest trends in B2B business today.