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Bad Data-Driven Marketing? Fix Your Layer Cake

contentlydvMost marketers feel pressure to focus on data. But without a real strategy, they wind up staring at numbers hoping something useful will appear. That’s not necessarily their fault. If the strategy doesn’t have a sound foundation, then the professionals relying on it will experience problems. They might wonder, “Why doesn’t this data do anything for me?” and “Isn’t this supposed to give me a direction?”

Data Lakes Are Not Evil — They Just Need To Be Properly Utilized

Michael Hiskey HeadshotImagine a place where all business data could be stored in its source form, waiting to be analyzed on call. That place is the data lake, and when properly utilized, it can be one of a business’ most valuable assets, saving money and increasing ROI.

So, it’s been surprising to see data lakes labeled “evil.” The anxiety about data lakes turning into data swamps cedes a level of discourse that suggests businesses don’t really know what to do with their data — and haven’t realized that smart solutions have kept up with the changing reality of data management.

Data, Strategic And Operational Skill Sets In High Demand As B2B Marketing Teams Pivot To Achieve Goals

B2B marketing leaders looking to grow their teams realize that they must adapt to meet the needs of their buyers — as well as exceed business goals. Research from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) shows that roughly 80% of marketing executives say they need to restructure marketing to better support the business, while 29% believe the need for change is urgent.

Champion Good Data To Improve Top- And Bottom-Line Results

Chris Lynde CEO SaleScoutToday’s CRM and marketing automation systems provide measurement at every stage of the funnel. That’s good news for marketers who want to optimize the conversion process, and bad news for those who are used to measuring quantity over quality. Those days are over, and the focus is shifting. Sixty-eight percent of B2B marketers have made improving data quality their top priority, and for good reason. Bad data is a marketer’s worst nightmare. It costs businesses money, time and customers, and it’s the number one cause of CRM and MAP failure. Addressing this single issue is the quickest path to improving your top- and bottom-line results.

Salesforce State Of Sales Research: AI, Data Insights, Alignment Necessary To Keep Pace With Buyer Expectations

As buyers become more sophisticated and able to navigate their own buying journeys, the role of sales is drastically evolving to align with their needs. Combine that with technological innovation and sales teams face a number of challenges to cater to expectations. Unfortunately, new research from Salesforce has revealed that a majority of sales teams are lagging in terms of meeting these expectations. According to the third edition of the company’s State of Sales report, more than half of sales reps (57%) expect to miss their quotas in 2018.

ABM Workout Plan: A Crawl, Walk, Run Approach To Obtaining Buyer Data

Most marketers don’t automatically think of data and analytics when it comes to ABM. However, industry experts agree that ABM is a data and analytics challenge because you have to leverage data and analytics to understand who you’re going to target, what you’re going to say to them and how you’re going to drive action throughout the company based on the accounts that matter most to you.

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