B2B marketing has seen a dramatic change in the last decade, driven by radical advances in marketing technology and the emergence of new channels. Even if you acknowledge that change as fact, however, it’s easy to become cynical (as I have) when vendors and thought leaders are constantly proclaiming the… Read More
Tag Archives: Account Based Marketing
Top 10 ABM Mistakes
I may not be a market analyst, but from what I see working with our agency’s B2B clients, it seems to me that, in the language of technology adoption lifecycles, Account-Based Marketing (ABM) stands at that pivotal junction – what Geoffrey Moore calls the “chasm” – between early adopters and… Read More
Can You Shortcut ABM and Still Make it Work?
In marketing circles, there’s little argument these days that a well-planned, well-executed Account-Based Marketing (ABM) strategy can pay real dividends. It’s also true, however, to say that, as a full-blown strategic initiative, ABM can be a major undertaking and a significant investment in time, effort, and technology. In the marketplace,… Read More
How to Best Leverage B2B Intent Data
In a world where demand generation, and marketing in general, is more data-driven than ever, one of the hottest topics in B2B circles is intent data. The lure of intent data is learning which companies are going to buy from you and when. But is that real? How should the… Read More
22 Potential Touchpoints for Your Next ABM Sales Play
When designing sales plays as part of your Account-Based Marketing (ABM) strategy, it pays to start with a few key questions: 1. What is the primary objective? (For example: secure an appointment, gain an introduction …) 2. What is the level of prior engagement (cold, warm, hot) and how aware… Read More
ABM is a Strategy, Not a Campaign.
In the headlong rush to Account-Based Marketing, many B2B companies are, quite naturally, looking to implement ABM in a manner that allows them to dip their toes in the proverbial water. In the agency business, such as ours, this has led in turn to a notable uptick of interest in… Read More
Do ABM Marketers Underestimate the Value of Messaging?
Steve Patti is a former B2B CMO, agency CEO, and CxO advisor with 30 years of international experience helping brands grow revenues. Earlier this year, he launched The B2B Content Agency to provide clients with buyer research, message strategy and insight-lead sales narratives. I talked to Steve recently about the… Read More