Beyond the Hype: 3 Steps to Making Account-Based Marketing Work for You

MIKE TELEM |

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Account-based marketing (ABM) is the latest buzzword to hit the industry. There’s surely been lots of hype, but some marketers are still fuzzy on the details: what exactly is ABM, and how can it be beneficial to your organization? In a nutshell, ABM is about focus. Let’s explore.

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How the right content wins in account-based marketing

Article | April 20, 2020

Account-based marketing (ABM) has been around for long enough now that most companies have either rolled out strategies or are actively exploring their options. Looking at the ABM adoption model produced by the ITSMA, an industry association for technology-based marketing and services, many companies are in the experimentation stage and looking to further refine their initial pilot programs. As you begin to experiment and expand your ABM programs, there are many complexities that you can introduce like content personalization, website personalization, scaling accounts and channels, and additional technology and automation, to name a few.

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A 5 Step Journey to Launching an ABM Program

Article | April 20, 2020

While account-based marketing (ABM) has gained a lot of traction among B2B marketers, there isn’t much consensus in the industry around how to get started. We’re still seeing ABM strategies develop and mature, so the account-based playbook isn’t as clear or as widespread as the lead gen funnel was. That’s why in episode 2 of “Ask an ABM Expert”, Andrew Mahr, our Chief Customer Officer and host of the mini-series, tackles the five steps that we encourage practitioners to take when launching an ABM program. Andrew has helped launch thousands of successful ABM campaigns using this tried and true process, and today we’ll be diving into why each of these steps is foundational to fueling pipeline growth.

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How to Reach the Right Decision-Makers With Your Account-Based Marketing Strategy

Article | April 20, 2020

As COVID-19 became increasingly widespread in the U.S. last month, Senior Account-Based Marketing Manager Kristin Kolb had to quickly shift her department’s planned Q1 pilot. Originally, it had involved direct mail that the Matillion team was going to send to target audiences in their office. Kolb said they decided on an alternative digital approach, upping the ante with personalization efforts. “You don’t need the latest and greatest technology or idea to create a hypothesis and run a small test to see if it works,” Kolb said. Billtrust’s Director of Revenue Marketing Deirdre Mills also champions personalization. While she believes that ABM is more of an art than a science, she ties relevant prospect information into program data, keeping company initiatives in mind.

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How to Stay Ahead in the Great Account-Based Marketing Race

Article | April 20, 2020

This account-based marketing piece is brought to you by Intelligent Demand Senior Marketing Manager & Certified Account-Based Strategist, Paige Montgomery. More and more B2B marketing executives and companies are making the transition from lead-centric to account-centric marketing, because the ROI of an account-based approach has been tried, tested, and proven. ITSMA put it best: “ABM delivers the highest return on investment of any strategic B2B marketing approach. Period.” Let’s face it, account-based marketing (ABM) is no longer a trend to test or even pilot—it’s table stakes in 2020. And thanks, in part, to the surge of account-based thought leadership and marketing technology available, B2B marketers are getting better at ABM by the day, meaning they’re also getting better at creating strategies that engage target accounts and developing effective ways to connect the dots between marketing, sales, and customer success.

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ADG Creative harnesses process, experience and talent to leverage conventional & new media methodologies. In other words: we make things happen for brands. Good things. Big things. Profitable things. We work with government and commercial clients who want to build stronger corporate identity, focus business strategy, recruit, train & retain personnel, and achieve greater professional success. It's a mouthful. But it's our mission - and we live it every day.

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