Remember “predictive analytics” — now more commonly referred to in B2B marketing and sales circles as “intent?” Well, that space has matured, and today there are more than a handful of companies touting intent capabilities. But not all intent is actually intentional when it comes to real interest in your solution.
True Influence, an intent monitoring and demand generation solutions provider, launched InsightBase 4.0 at the SiriusDecisions Summit 2019 in Austin, Texas this week. The enhanced solution is designed to help marketers define buying groups or demand units by customer persona. It is positioned to then automatically identify individuals who match the criteria across any account list or audience segment in a comprehensive B2B contact database.
Buyer intent data is quickly becoming a must-have dataset for sorting likely-to-convert prospects from those who are less likely, and for influencing marketing budget decisions. Yet as the adoption of this intent data has grown, many senior marketers still talk about intent signals as if they are all the same. They are not. All forms of intent data are useful in moving prospects down the funnel, but there are multiple varieties of intent data. Getting the most out of the data, and the most efficient results, requires understanding the nuances in the data sources, how the data is collected and how multiple signals can be combined.
An effective account-based marketing strategy requires targeting and engaging the right accounts. However, identifying these accounts has been a challenge for many organizations. Demand Gen Report’s 2018 Account-Based Marketing Benchmark Survey revealed that 28% of practitioners struggle with identifying/predicting accounts that are in market and ready to purchase, while 31% are challenged with developing target content for specific accounts or personas.