Five Things That Can Make a Difference to ABM in EMEA

Apurva Pathak | May 26, 2022 | 240 views

ABM in EMEA
The shift in buyer behavior has increased the opportunities for digital ABM. Organizations implementing ABM are seeing significant success. But what does the situation in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) market look like? ABM is still not well understood in EMEA. Two out of every three ABM programs are not showing optimal performance (Heinz ABM Research). However, things might not be as bleak as they seem.

Talking about the 2021 State of ABM in Europe report by Terminus, Albany Vincent, Senior Research Manager at Vanson Bourse said, “While we were not shocked to see the US to be moderately ahead of Europe in their ABM maturity, we were surprised to see how much more eager European companies were to adopt these practices and their American counterparts. It appears to be a very exciting time to be a marketer- especially in Europe."

Europe has stringent data laws, so the account-based approach could be the only way for sustainable growth for organizations based in EMEA.

Do You Know Enough About ABM Execution?

Taking into account the ever-evolving account-based approach, here are five things you should know about ABM and how to implement it for optimal performance:
  • A Curated Account List Is the Secret Ingredient
Your target account list should be the result of a conversation between your sales and marketing teams using as much high-quality data as possible. Start off by implementing the program on a small number of accounts and analyze your ROI. Then, periodically revaluate your team performance, tools, skills, and messaging to clear the path for ABM success. 

  • Your Sales and Marketing Teams Should Share Their Pizzas
Sales and marketing synchronization is the most basic requirement of ABM. The marketing team can enable sales with target accounts’ interests and behavior data. The sales team, on the other hand, can give the marketing team insights into key members of the target account buying group. According to research by ZoomInfo, when the sales and marketing teams are aligned, organizations have a 36% higher customer retention rate and a 67% improved chance of converting leads.

  • Depending Only on MQLs Will Not Get You Far
The TechTarget 2021 Media Consumption Survey highlighted that most buying teams have an average of five people, but can also be more than ten. Understanding the intent of the individuals from the buyer group and offering them value through every sales and marketing interaction is crucial to the success of your ABM strategy. Depending on only MQLs can limit the potential of your ABM.

  • Only Strategic Content Brings in the Results You Want
Your target accounts are flooded with content every day. To stand out in the crowd and appeal to the individuals in the buying group, you need to align your content with their customer personas. The content should address their pain points and needs. It should be crafted based on an account’s maturity, challenges, and technical abilities. 

  • ABM Isn’t Your Regular Marketing Strategy
ABM is a strategic approach where the marketing and sales teams share their insights through the account interactions of everyone in an account. Then they collectively reach out to the whole buying team rather than targeting just a few individuals. ABM takes a detailed look at the target account and aligns your business with your prospects’ needs and pain points, and this easily surpasses a regular marketing strategy. 

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ABM in EMEA is still evolving. Therefore, organizations need to make special efforts to implement ABM effectively, keeping the target accounts in focus and understanding the attributes of ABM in detail to get the most out of it.

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Bombora Hires Jeff Marcoux as CMO and Elena Drozd as VP of Data Science

Bombora | December 01, 2022

Bombora, the leading provider of B2B Intent data solutions, today announced that it has hired Jeff Marcoux as Chief Marketing Officer and Elena Drozd, Ph.D, as Vice President of Data Science. Marc Johnson, the current CMO & GM, will shift to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Marcoux, a veteran marketer who has twice worked with Bombora as a customer, has been working closely with Bombora’s marketing team as a consultant for the past year. Prior to that, he was Head of Product & Vertical Marketing at Icertis. He has also held leadership roles at TTEC and Microsoft. Marcoux is also a professor of marketing at Oregon State University, teaching advanced digital marketing and demand generation courses. Drozd joins Bombora from Oracle, where she most recently served as Senior Director, Data Science & Advanced Analytics. Across more than 16 years with Oracle, Drozd built and managed a global team of data scientists, data engineers, and marketing analysts. At Bombora, she will oversee the proprietary and patented methods and models that make Bombora the only company to witness the complete buyer’s journey across its data cooperative. Johnson joined Bombora as CMO & GM in 2016 and has built the company into the most widely known and respected brand in the B2B data space by making the Company Surge® product synonymous with Intent data. As COO, he will focus on alignment and operational efficiency across the company. “Data has never been more important to the sales and marketing professions, and Bombora plays an important role in helping B2B organizations unlock their potential through insights,” said Erik Matlick, CEO and co-founder of Bombora. “Data has never been more important to the sales and marketing professions, and Bombora plays an important role in helping B2B organizations unlock their potential through insights,” said Erik Matlick, CEO and co-founder of Bombora. “As former customers, both Jeff and Elena have seen firsthand how our unique product can drive results across an enterprise. Meanwhile, Marc has been instrumental in the company’s growth, in terms of both reputation and the bottom line. These are three incredibly critical roles and I’m grateful to have such exceptional talent and experience to add to our organization.” The new hires come on the heels of a strong year that saw Bombora recognized by some of the advertising and technology world’s biggest awards. In November, the company was the gold winner for the top small- and medium-sized business marketing program in the 25th Annual Marketing Excellence Awards from Momentum ITSMA. Earlier this year, Bombora was named one of AdExchanger’s 2022 Top 50 Programmatic Power Players. The company was also a finalist in the Digiday Technology Awards in the Best Data Team category and the Adweek 2022 Readers’ Choice: Best of Tech Partner Awards. Bombora’s Company Surge® data tells marketing and sales leaders about which businesses are researching the products or services that they and their competitors sell. With this understanding, sales and marketing teams can be more relevant and consistent and improve performance across all activities. About Bombora Bombora tells businesses which companies are researching their products and services. With this understanding, sales and marketing teams can be more relevant and consistent and improve performance across all activities. This intent-driven approach revolutionizes the way businesses market and sell to other businesses through transparent data built on an ecosystem of quality, collaboration and innovation. With direct integrations with dozens of leading data and media-buying platforms, Bombora is building a world in which business buyers value sales and marketing for its relevance, timeliness and accuracy. To learn more, visit www.bombora.com.

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