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Account-based marketing (ABM) continues to be one of the most popular topics in b-to-b, as more and more companies are realizing the value of taking a strategic approach to a defined set of accounts. Over the past year, we’ve seen an increasing number of companies transform their sales and marketing strategies to incorporate ABM into the mix. Our market research has also seen a dramatic rise in the percentage of companies that view ABM as a critical part of their go-to-market plans…

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Effective Email Marketing Campaigns for Marketing Success

Article | August 3, 2022

More than half the world’s population uses email. It is one of the most preferred means of communication today. For businesses, emails are a medium for account-based marketing. They help nurture leads, sell products, create brand awareness, drive website traffic and increase sales and revenue by conveying lucrative content to the target audience. Sending emails to current and potential customers with the goal of improving your brand's standing, content engagement, and eventually landing a sale is an example of an effective email marketing campaign. Neglecting email marketing while carrying out your marketing strategy can be dangerous because it has the highest conversion rate compared to other marketing channels. According to a 2020 Statista report, 3.9 billion people use their emails daily. By 2023, this number is projected to rise to 4.3 billion. Moreover, 78% of marketers have seen a steep increase in email engagement in the past year, based on Hubspot’s Not Another State of Marketing 2020 report. These statistics highlight the importance of email marketing in a marketing campaign. Email Marketing: Implementation and Challenges Ever since the pandemic hit, the importance of digital marketing has skyrocketed. Without utilizing all the digital marketing channels, it is impossible to reach the target audience. In the realm of successful digital marketing, email marketing has a big stake. It has the highest conversion rates, is preferred, and is simple and affordable. In an interview with Media 7, Mike Dickerson, Chief Executive Officer at ClickDimensions talked about the importance of digital marketing in the current reality impacted by COVID-19. "Digital marketing, and all the channels included within that, is more essential than ever before for businesses around the globe." Businesses use email marketing to build brand credibility, deliver crisp and accurate messages to their target audience, and generate leads. They strengthen existing customer relationships, boost sales and achieve higher ROI, gauge the response of customers to content through metrics, and automate marketing workflows to streamline marketing processes. By interconnecting their marketing channels, they create a fluid buyer journey to increase the chances of conversion. Like every other marketing campaign, an effective email marketing campaign needs effort, vigilance, testing, and upgrading. Email marketing can be challenging, but the good news is that you can remedy the issues easily. Here are some snags you might hit: Ideal Email Frequency Achieving the right frequency of emails can be challenging. If you send too many emails, the recipient might unsubscribe from your email list. However, if you don’t send enough emails, the recipient might not remember your brand. You can review your subscription process to know what frequency and information you have promised your recipients. You can consider revising the frequency based on the click rate, subscribe and unsubscribe rates, and post-click activity. Low Subscriber Engagement If your subscribers are not engaging with the emails, you can start by testing the segments and personalizing the content. Data Syncing You need to ensure that the data that comes from CRM and ESP responses is synced. Irrelevant Content Keep reviewing your click-through rates to pinpoint content that works. If your content is not relevant, your subscribers might stop opening your emails and may go as far as unsubscribing. Content includes everything from your subject line to your call to action, so make sure your content quality is high. Unsatisfactory Campaign Results If your delivery rates are lower than expected, consider subscribing to a list validation tool and reevaluating your subscription process. If the open rates are too low, try using different ‘from’ names to create a better impact. If the click rates are low, then align your content with your goals. Creating Effective Email Marketing Campaigns for Business Success To create an effective email marketing campaign, follow these crucial steps: Decide Your Goal Efforts without direction go nowhere. Define and understand the goals of your campaign. They can be anything from increasing website traffic, lead nurturing, creating brand awareness, or getting customer feedback. Aim for tangible results once you figure out what you want to achieve. Your goals should ideally align with larger organizational goals. Define Your Target Audience Identify the unique needs and pain points of the customer base you want to target. Create special campaigns for a specific group of customers. You can segment the customers based on their age, location, interests, gender, online activity, or engagement levels. Choose a Relevant Type of Email Campaign Depending on your campaign goal and target audience, choose a relevant email campaign. Some of the most popular email campaigns include welcome emails, cart abandonment campaigns, newsletters, re-engagement emails, announcements, holidays, invitations, promotional, seasonal, and testimonial or rating emails. These email campaigns can be executed using marketing automation workflows. Time Your Campaign Correctly Timing is important for effective email marketing campaigns. For maximum engagement, consider the ideal day of the week and time of day. Based on data from co-schedule, the best days to send out emails are Tuesday, Thursday, and Wednesday, while the ideal timings are 10AM, 2AM, and 8PM. Proactively verifying your target audience’s time zone and location before starting your campaign is advisable. Marketing automation makes it easy to time your campaign effectively. Use a Conversational Tone Nobody wants to read drab emails with no personal touch. For the recipients to respond, you need to create a relatable copy and an attractive subject line that compels them to open your email. How Conversational Emails Helped the Obama Campaign with Fundraising By using a conversational tone in the email and creating effective, attention-grabbing subject lines, the Obama Campaign raised a huge chunk of the $690 million. They used great opt-in forms, which helped them collect more email leads. They also sent a follow-up/thank you page to encourage subscribers to donate to the campaign. They also kept on constantly testing email conversions using split testing of key pages. Test Your Emails A/B testing your emails is a good way to understand which of your email designs and content creates the most impact. Look at campaign performance metrics like open rate, bounce rate, click-through rate, spam complaints, and unsubscribes. Make Great Opt-ins Experiment with different opt-in forms like welcome gates, exit pop-ups, and lightbox pop-ups. They can help you get new subscribers. Focus on Design and Content Your content should offer value to your recipient. It should also be pleasant to look at, concise, and effective. Focusing on the design and content elements is vital to the success of your campaign. Wrapping it Up If executed correctly, effective email marketing campaigns can be a game-changer for your conversions and, in turn, your revenue. FAQ What are the benefits of email marketing? Effective email marketing campaigns help businesses create brand awareness, outreach to new and existing customers, and achieve high conversions. What are the important email marketing metrics? Some of the important email marketing metrics are open rate, bounce rate, click-through rate, spam complaints, and unsubscribes.

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Can Your ABM Solution Measure For Your ABX Needs?

Article | September 11, 2023

ABX is about quality, not quantity. The traditional metrics that have been used to gauge ABM success are not useful in the experience-centric realm. The new and more complex benchmarks for measuring success revolve around: Relationship analytics Journey analytics Attribution analytics Once you’ve successfully closed accounts, you want to make sure you understand which ABM programs helped to contribute to that sale so you can rinse and repeat. This is where you can evaluate how a vendor measures ABM success and the entire Account-Based Experience. You will want to choose a vendor who can help you optimize your programs from the top of the funnel to the bottom, and grow your customer’s lifetime value. Some examples of metrics to measure include the volume and velocity of an account as it makes its way through the buyer journey. This helps you understand whether your programs are engaging enough as well as whether your sales cycle is too long. A strong ABM vendor will also have different methods for measuring attribution since not all businesses are alike, and marketers love seeing attribution models so they can measure the success of their marketing efforts and ROI. Other metrics to consider include advertising campaigns and website visits – but with an account-based lens. After all, you want to understand whether your advertising is reaching the right accounts and which accounts are engaging on your website. If you find you’re short-staffed, some ABM vendors offer strategic services to help you with your ABM strategy and measurement. To learn more about vendor onboarding and support, read the next section. Because ABX has a different set of metrics than ABM, when it comes to measuring the performance of the ABM solution from the vantage point of the customer experience, the scope also changes. The vendors on your shortlist should, among other features: Offer a dashboard to measure ABM impact from across the funnel. Track volume, velocity and conversion metrics for each journey stage. Offer customizable subscriptions for all custom reports. People and account based heatmaps. Allow you to combine first party, third party, firmographic and technographic data for segmentation and reporting. Allow you to compare the performance of different audiences or account lists and evaluate the impact of specific programs. Enable you to see the engagement and activities that influenced the different stages of a deal cycle. Measuring a journey and a relationship in the long term requires measuring as much data as possible, so find out if they also: Centralize your existing data sources in one location? Track B2B metrics by account? Track and report on anonymous first-touch visitors by account? Have strategic services in place to help you set up ROI reporting based on your strategies? Allow you to compare different timeframes for account stages? Provide advanced BI capabilities for ABM? The point of measuring is to take action based on knowledge and insights, and having an ABM solution that allows you to bring together all of the relevant data points for your decision-making is pivotal for the success of your business. Our agnostic Definitive Guide to Choosing an Account-Based Marketing Platform provides you with checklists like the one above as well as the reasoning behind the need for each of the features outlined in the ebook. Check it out and take advantage of the printable list we put together for your own use at the end of the guide. ABX is about quality, not quantity. The traditional metrics that have been used to gauge ABM success are not useful in the experience-centric realm. The new and more complex benchmarks for measuring success revolve around: Relationship analytics Journey analytics Attribution analytics Once you’ve successfully closed accounts, you want to make sure you understand which ABM programs helped to contribute to that sale so you can rinse and repeat. This is where you can evaluate how a vendor measures ABM success and the entire Account-Based Experience. You will want to choose a vendor who can help you optimize your programs from the top of the funnel to the bottom, and grow your customer’s lifetime value. Some examples of metrics to measure include the volume and velocity of an account as it makes its way through the buyer journey. This helps you understand whether your programs are engaging enough as well as whether your sales cycle is too long. A strong ABM vendor will also have different methods for measuring attribution since not all businesses are alike, and marketers love seeing attribution models so they can measure the success of their marketing efforts and ROI. Other metrics to consider include advertising campaigns and website visits – but with an account-based lens. After all, you want to understand whether your advertising is reaching the right accounts and which accounts are engaging on your website. If you find you’re short-staffed, some ABM vendors offer strategic services to help you with your ABM strategy and measurement. To learn more about vendor onboarding and support, read the next section. Because ABX has a different set of metrics than ABM, when it comes to measuring the performance of the ABM solution from the vantage point of the customer experience, the scope also changes. The vendors on your shortlist should, among other features: Offer a dashboard to measure ABM impact from across the funnel. Track volume, velocity and conversion metrics for each journey stage. Offer customizable subscriptions for all custom reports. People and account based heatmaps. Allow you to combine first party, third party, firmographic and technographic data for segmentation and reporting. Allow you to compare the performance of different audiences or account lists and evaluate the impact of specific programs. Enable you to see the engagement and activities that influenced the different stages of a deal cycle. Measuring a journey and a relationship in the long term requires measuring as much data as possible, so find out if they also: Centralize your existing data sources in one location? Track B2B metrics by account? Track and report on anonymous first-touch visitors by account? Have strategic services in place to help you set up ROI reporting based on your strategies? Allow you to compare different timeframes for account stages? Provide advanced BI capabilities for ABM? The point of measuring is to take action based on knowledge and insights, and having an ABM solution that allows you to bring together all of the relevant data points for your decision-making is pivotal for the success of your business. Our agnostic Definitive Guide to Choosing an Account-Based Marketing Platform provides you with checklists like the one above as well as the reasoning behind the need for each of the features outlined in the ebook. Check it out and take advantage of the printable list we put together for your own use at the end of the guide.

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ABM – Another Bullshit in Marketing?

Article | June 20, 2023

Is ABM just Another Bullshit in Marketing* or a path to success? After some exciting years of establishing and experiencing ABM, I think, there is clearly a potential for both: a chance for a significant contribution to success, or just another bullshit. There are many paths in both directions (succeed or bullshit) - below are some thoughts and personal observations - and I leave the decision with you! ABM and the Relationship with Sales:There is no chance for ABM if you are not working in lockstep and partnership with sales. Anything else is just bullshit. The Right Balance to Scale ABM,1:1 ABM vs. ABM at Scale:Both approaches have their reasons and value. As ABM at scale is often discussed, the key question is: what makes the approach account based? Applying ABM methods in a scaled environment is an enormous chance to put more customers into the center, especially if 1: few is seen as a scaled 1:1 (and not as a small 1: many). Account insights are used for better planning, personalization, messaging, and content development – the right balance is the key. The chance of scaling ABM to death is relatively high - then just don't call it ABM. From Pipeline Only to Customer Loyalty:What is the expected outcome? This quarter’s pipeline? Or a long-term successful relationship with a loyal customer? How will you measure success in such a customer relationship? There are extensive lists of KPIs for ABM. Leads are normally not part of it - for a reason. My view is: Finally, ABM has to contribute to the business, especially in the long-term. It is relatively easy to realize short-term success, but will your accounts be loyal customers over the years? Will they grow over time or only for a quarter? Defining joint goals for sales and ABM and committing as peers to customer lifecycle-related goals, not just single deals, reduces the risk of delivering bullshit. Is Your Approach "Marketing for Accounts" or "Account Based"? There is value in both in marketing for accounts and in account-based marketing. If you label it “ABM,” make it account-based. Ideally, you look at your data and insights and decide: is that enough to make it an ABM approach? If so, great! If not, fix your data. My company invested an enormous effort in fixing the data and developing an innovative view of our accounts. Listen to Your Customers! That's something I do by myself, and I ask my team to do so, too. Have you ever asked your customer (humans, people, executives - not data) how your ABM was received? Do they value what you do for them, and what exactly makes the difference between all the many newsletters and emails they receive? We measure everything we do, but we do not really measure what we don't do. What do you think about it? *By the way, the "bullshit statement" was made by a sales leader in one of my first ABM presentations in front of his team. We have proven multiple times the opposite, but to be constantly successful, we have to challenge ourselves daily: Is that really ABM what I do? Can I prove it? What is the expected short-term and long-term outcome? What will my customer think about it? One has to reflect on these questions.

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Steps for Building an ABM Program like Salesforce

Article | December 18, 2021

Many marketers define ABM as good B2B marketing. Targeting the right accounts at the right time with an appropriate message is the golden aim of account-based marketing (ABM). ABM ensures not only reach but also accuracy. In an interview with Media 7, Ryan Phelan, Marketing Chief / Fractional CMO at Origin Email, talked about the importance of ABM technology and the challenges in marketing after the COVID-19 pandemic began. "B2B companies should adopt ABM technology to level up their communications and react quickly." ABM technology enables marketers to hit pipeline and revenue targets swiftly while working alongside sales teams. Salesforce provides ABM automation to its clients using AI Einstein technology in their Customer Success Platform. But what does Salesforce’s ABM platform look like? How are they finding accounts that need a sophisticated AI-run ABM marketing platform? How Salesforce Created Its ABM Program Salesforce considered B2B buyer behavior (purchase intent and engagement) to deliver a solid marketing and sales experience for each of its strategic accounts. Accordingly, it took the following steps to kick-start its ABM program: Defining ABM Salesforce ABM marketing team handles campaigns that target 300 or fewer accounts. An ABM program can have many approaches. It can be 1: Many, 1: Few, or 1:1. The smaller the radius of the process, the more hyper-focused the campaign, content, budget, and customer journeys are. By simply aligning their approach strategy with defined ABM, Salesforce achieved larger deal sizes, higher sales win rates, higher ROI, and faster revenue growth compared to other marketing strategies. It suitably approached accounts that it thought were high value and showed buyer intent for their products and services. Choosing a Suitable Account-based Platform Salesforce was aware that it would have to engage a variety of vendors and platforms to run its ABM program smoothly. It had to go beyond building a foundation for its program. For that, it needed dedicated tools and resources. Without account-based partners that could provide them with these tools and resources,it would be difficult to implement their program. They chose RollWorks as their account-based partner, to set up their ABM program. Putting Together a Dedicated Team to Ensure ABM Program’s Success Creating a single team to support and execute the ABM program was crucial before launching the ABM campaigns Salesforce had planned. They had teams who knew what ABM was all about; they even ran campaigns in silos. So, Salesforce pooled its ABM resources and formed a single team to carry out ABM-related operations. Identifying Strategic Target Accounts With the support of technology, Salesforce validated the list of target accounts and filtered out accounts that weren’t such a good fit using their first-party data. They made sure they looked at all the possible data they had, including third-party, so there was no scope for error. As a result, they had a list of high-value accounts with an ideal customer profile (ICP). Engaging the Target Accounts After the target accounts were identified, Salesforce ran campaigns of highly customized content for each stage of the sales journey to entice prospects. Once the prospects entered the sales pipeline, hyper-personalized messages, ads, and emailers were sent to them using AI. Using Data for Continued Engagement Salesforce ABM campaigns used all available data to create new or repurpose existing content assets like customer stories, consultation forms, research reports, and blog posts to nurture the leads at every stage. Cultivating Customer Relationships Using a specially created ABM dashboard, Salesforce monitored its campaign results to understand which content its leads engaged with the most. Then, it removed the content that did not generate engagement to streamline engagement with previous unengaged leads. The secret was to create humane content that didn’t have buzzwords, consistently maintain brand voice and tone, and make special content that the leads could resonate with. Educating and engaging the leads increased the deal sizes and customer lifetime value. Holistic reporting helped them evolve their ABM strategy continuously. By creating a robust ABM program that took care of its targeting accounts’ evolving needs, pain points, and expectations, Salesforce saw a 24 percent faster revenue growth and an 87 percent higher ROI. How Salesforce Got a 30 Percent Close Rate by Using ABM Technology While promoting their Boston World Tour Series, Salesforce used ABM campaigns to get registrations. One out of their fourtarget accounts engaged with their content, and an average of five contacts per account engaged with them. In six weeks, they got in touch with 410 target accounts, of which 110 engaged with them. They achieved a 30 percent close rate for their campaign. Creating an ABM Program like Salesforce Salesforce has come a long way by using ABM technology to expand its offerings. It has AI-powered products, tools, and services that provide ABM automation to other companies. For example, their ABM Salesforce Marketing Cloud product has helped brands like Herman Miller achieve a 200% increase in their email revenue. To create an effective ABM program like Salesforce, you can use their steps as a blueprint. These steps apply to all kinds of businesses, but if you still don’t know how and where to start, find the answers to the following questions to comprehend what you can do next: Do you think ABM is right for your business? Are there any customer accounts that require special attention? Can your business fund expert consultation for ABM and eventually an ABM program? Once you find the answers to the above questions, you can take your first step towards building an effective ABM program that can help you scale your business. Conclusion ABM technology is revolutionizing B2B marketing by harnessing AI and targeted approaches, personalization, and automation using high-quality intent data. Implementing an effective ABM strategy is crucial to driving ROIs and growth. FAQ How does ABM differ from a traditional lead generation marketing strategy? ABM helps you target high-value accounts with hyper-personalized content, instead of presenting generic content to unclassified accounts. What is an ABM platform? An ABM platform is a technology that helps marketers run their ABM programs at scale. Why is ABM important in your marketing efforts? With the help of ABM, marketers may be able to shorten their sales cycle, increase their marketing involvement in the sales funnel, and achieve a high ROI.

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Intellimize Joins Forces with Demandbase to Revolutionize ABM

PR Newswire | October 19, 2023

Intellimize, the leading AI experience optimization platform, today announced their partnership and integration with Demandbase, the leader in AI-driven account-based go-to-market. Shared customers of Intellimize and Demandbase can now use firmographic attributes to build custom audiences that deliver personalized experiences. For example, customers can target specific accounts, or groups of accounts based on company size, industry, revenue, and more, to show a dedicated experience on their website. This integration enables marketers to deliver dynamic website experiences across the buyer's journey, a critical element to account based marketing (ABM) program success. Coupa, a SaaS company, is using the integration to deliver personalized landing pages to target accounts in specific industries and has seen great success. By breaking out their campaigns not only by industry, but also revenue tier, they're able to further tailor experiences to key accounts and deliver messages that resonate with each visitor. We used the Intellimize integration with Demandbase to personalize pages on our website by industry and by revenue tier, and as a result we were able to boost conversions by an average of 8.4% (and for a certain industry it was a 227% boost in conversion rates!). We were also able to figure out which messages work best for which industry and which revenue tier, which is extremely valuable across all of our marketing efforts. Ally Vandenherik, Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Coupa Software This integration will not only enable users of both products to curate highly personalized experiences for target accounts, but will also allow them to ensure those experiences are consistent across all website properties, landing pages, and other content, better educating buyers across all points of their journey. Additionally, the integration will unlock significant upsell and cross sell opportunities for brands looking to create account-specific special offers, amplifying countless revenue opportunities. "We are excited to partner with Intellimize, so our joint customers can create more meaningful experiences for their customers," remarked Michael Wilczak, chief strategy and development officer at Demandbase. "We're all about using data and AI to light up the buyer journey and remove friction for both the buyer and seller. Our partnership with Intellimize is a perfect fit for this vision." About Intellimize Intellimize is the only codeless SaaS platform that uses AI to optimize for 1:1 personalized website experiences across the entire buyer's journey. Marketing teams gain a competitive edge when using Intellimize to drive efficient pipeline and revenue growth in a cookieless world. Leading marketing teams at Gong, Okta, Drift, Sumo Logic, Coupa and more trust Intellimize to inspire, test and learn faster, drive revenue, and be more efficient. Intellimize is backed by Cobalt Capital, Addition, Amplify Partners, Homebrew, and Precursor Ventures. Learn more on the Intellimize website or follow them on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.

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Bombora Launches Intelligent Account-Based Marketing to Solve B2B Programmatic Issues

EIN News | August 25, 2023

Programmatic ad buying has revolutionized the digital media space, making it far easier for both B2C and B2B advertisers to reach their target audiences. While B2B advertisers have taken advantage of the technology, many haven’t been able to transfer their account-based marketing strategies directly into programmatic due to unique data challenges. Bombora, the leading provider of B2B Intent data solutions, is solving that issue with the launch of Intelligent Account-Based Marketing (iABM), a solution that optimizes, measures, and proves the impact of programmatic B2B campaigns with transparent reporting. iABM takes advantage of Bombora’s industry-leading B2B identity and audiences, as well as a custom algorithm built by the software company Chalice AI. At launch, iABM is available exclusively with The Trade Desk. “As an organization, Merkle employs a data-driven, strategic methodology to help brands assess and define audiences for stronger targeting. We seek actionable insights and strongly believe in programmatic transparency to validate our tactics and optimize them for future campaigns,” said Merkle Senior Director of Digital Activation Jacob Beck. “iABM has enabled us to efficiently reach all of the accounts that we’re targeting and clearly measure delivery, resulting in higher CTRs and more accounts reached for programs we’re currently running on behalf of our brand partners. We are looking forward to the continued success and growth of this innovative solution.” In efforts to capitalize on the offerings of programmatic advertising, B2B marketers have been looking for a solution to measure delivery against target accounts and to ensure the optimal frequency of ad experience against target accounts. iABM solves this issue, helping B2B advertisers regulate delivery, gain complete control of frequency, and deliver their impressions on target. Marketers can customize their campaign delivery to meet their exact performance needs, while using transparent, unique insights to support a better data strategy. Early campaigns utilizing iABM have seen 99% of impressions delivered on target. “Account based marketing is an important and growing category of digital ad spend,” said Ben Sylvan, General Manager of Data Partnerships, The Trade Desk. “By working with partners like Bombora and Chalice, we’ve been able to unlock the ability for B2B marketers to measure and optimize their ABM campaigns across the open internet, including CTV. This helps close the loop on effective account-based advertising for the first time, helping advertisers make the most of B2B ad budgets and helping sales and marketing organizations become more closely aligned.” Bombora derives its intent data from a proprietary and unique Data Cooperative, made up of more than 5,000 members that make up the B2B internet. This co-op model makes Bombora’s data the only high-quality, scalable, first-party sourced and consented solution available. Bombora audiences make use of this data, while also offering the ability to further segment using firmographic and business demographic data, meeting the needs of all B2B marketers. “Our customers understand the power of programmatic, but the data limitations have prevented them from actually reaching all of their target accounts,” said Mark Dye, Chief Strategy Officer, Bombora. “With iABM, we can not only provide frequency capping, but transparent reporting that shows delivery on an account level.” 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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6sense Ranks Number 763 on The Inc. 5000, the Annual Ranking of the Fastest Growing Companies in America

Business Wire | August 16, 2023

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Intellimize Joins Forces with Demandbase to Revolutionize ABM

PR Newswire | October 19, 2023

Intellimize, the leading AI experience optimization platform, today announced their partnership and integration with Demandbase, the leader in AI-driven account-based go-to-market. Shared customers of Intellimize and Demandbase can now use firmographic attributes to build custom audiences that deliver personalized experiences. For example, customers can target specific accounts, or groups of accounts based on company size, industry, revenue, and more, to show a dedicated experience on their website. This integration enables marketers to deliver dynamic website experiences across the buyer's journey, a critical element to account based marketing (ABM) program success. Coupa, a SaaS company, is using the integration to deliver personalized landing pages to target accounts in specific industries and has seen great success. By breaking out their campaigns not only by industry, but also revenue tier, they're able to further tailor experiences to key accounts and deliver messages that resonate with each visitor. We used the Intellimize integration with Demandbase to personalize pages on our website by industry and by revenue tier, and as a result we were able to boost conversions by an average of 8.4% (and for a certain industry it was a 227% boost in conversion rates!). We were also able to figure out which messages work best for which industry and which revenue tier, which is extremely valuable across all of our marketing efforts. Ally Vandenherik, Senior Digital Marketing Manager, Coupa Software This integration will not only enable users of both products to curate highly personalized experiences for target accounts, but will also allow them to ensure those experiences are consistent across all website properties, landing pages, and other content, better educating buyers across all points of their journey. Additionally, the integration will unlock significant upsell and cross sell opportunities for brands looking to create account-specific special offers, amplifying countless revenue opportunities. "We are excited to partner with Intellimize, so our joint customers can create more meaningful experiences for their customers," remarked Michael Wilczak, chief strategy and development officer at Demandbase. "We're all about using data and AI to light up the buyer journey and remove friction for both the buyer and seller. Our partnership with Intellimize is a perfect fit for this vision." About Intellimize Intellimize is the only codeless SaaS platform that uses AI to optimize for 1:1 personalized website experiences across the entire buyer's journey. Marketing teams gain a competitive edge when using Intellimize to drive efficient pipeline and revenue growth in a cookieless world. Leading marketing teams at Gong, Okta, Drift, Sumo Logic, Coupa and more trust Intellimize to inspire, test and learn faster, drive revenue, and be more efficient. Intellimize is backed by Cobalt Capital, Addition, Amplify Partners, Homebrew, and Precursor Ventures. Learn more on the Intellimize website or follow them on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.

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Core ABM, Account Based Advertising

Bombora Launches Intelligent Account-Based Marketing to Solve B2B Programmatic Issues

EIN News | August 25, 2023

Programmatic ad buying has revolutionized the digital media space, making it far easier for both B2C and B2B advertisers to reach their target audiences. While B2B advertisers have taken advantage of the technology, many haven’t been able to transfer their account-based marketing strategies directly into programmatic due to unique data challenges. Bombora, the leading provider of B2B Intent data solutions, is solving that issue with the launch of Intelligent Account-Based Marketing (iABM), a solution that optimizes, measures, and proves the impact of programmatic B2B campaigns with transparent reporting. iABM takes advantage of Bombora’s industry-leading B2B identity and audiences, as well as a custom algorithm built by the software company Chalice AI. At launch, iABM is available exclusively with The Trade Desk. “As an organization, Merkle employs a data-driven, strategic methodology to help brands assess and define audiences for stronger targeting. We seek actionable insights and strongly believe in programmatic transparency to validate our tactics and optimize them for future campaigns,” said Merkle Senior Director of Digital Activation Jacob Beck. “iABM has enabled us to efficiently reach all of the accounts that we’re targeting and clearly measure delivery, resulting in higher CTRs and more accounts reached for programs we’re currently running on behalf of our brand partners. We are looking forward to the continued success and growth of this innovative solution.” In efforts to capitalize on the offerings of programmatic advertising, B2B marketers have been looking for a solution to measure delivery against target accounts and to ensure the optimal frequency of ad experience against target accounts. iABM solves this issue, helping B2B advertisers regulate delivery, gain complete control of frequency, and deliver their impressions on target. Marketers can customize their campaign delivery to meet their exact performance needs, while using transparent, unique insights to support a better data strategy. Early campaigns utilizing iABM have seen 99% of impressions delivered on target. “Account based marketing is an important and growing category of digital ad spend,” said Ben Sylvan, General Manager of Data Partnerships, The Trade Desk. “By working with partners like Bombora and Chalice, we’ve been able to unlock the ability for B2B marketers to measure and optimize their ABM campaigns across the open internet, including CTV. This helps close the loop on effective account-based advertising for the first time, helping advertisers make the most of B2B ad budgets and helping sales and marketing organizations become more closely aligned.” Bombora derives its intent data from a proprietary and unique Data Cooperative, made up of more than 5,000 members that make up the B2B internet. This co-op model makes Bombora’s data the only high-quality, scalable, first-party sourced and consented solution available. Bombora audiences make use of this data, while also offering the ability to further segment using firmographic and business demographic data, meeting the needs of all B2B marketers. “Our customers understand the power of programmatic, but the data limitations have prevented them from actually reaching all of their target accounts,” said Mark Dye, Chief Strategy Officer, Bombora. “With iABM, we can not only provide frequency capping, but transparent reporting that shows delivery on an account level.” 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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Account Based Data, Buyer Intent Data

6sense Ranks Number 763 on The Inc. 5000, the Annual Ranking of the Fastest Growing Companies in America

Business Wire | August 16, 2023

6sense, the leading platform to revolutionize the way B2B organizations create, manage and convert pipeline to revenue, today announced it has been listed on the Inc. 5000 for the third consecutive year coming in at 763. The prestigious ranking provides a data-driven look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment - its independent, entrepreneurial businesses. “I’m immensely proud to see 6sense receive this recognition, which reflects our achievements in transforming how sales and marketing teams grow revenue efficiently and predictably,” said Jason Zintak, CEO of 6sense. “This milestone is a result of our talented 6sensors’ dedication to providing market-leading intelligence and technology that revenue teams rely on, the astounding success of our customers, and the tireless efforts of our trusted ecosystem partners.” The Inc. 5000 class of 2023 represents companies that have driven rapid revenue growth while navigating inflationary pressure, the rising costs of capital, and seemingly intractable hiring challenges. Among this year’s top 500 companies, the average median three-year revenue growth rate ticked up to an astonishing 2,238 percent. In all, this year’s Inc. 5000 companies have added 1,187,266 jobs to the economy over the past three years. “Running a business has only gotten harder since the end of the pandemic,” said Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “To make the Inc. 5000 - with the fast growth that requires - is truly an accomplishment. Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that are building our future.” 6sense stands out in a crowded B2B sales and marketing industry by applying AI, data and machine learning capabilities to replace uncertainty with intelligence to accelerate revenue generation. Customers experience 2X win rates and deal size, and 91% faster deal velocity using 6sense Revenue AI. Continuing on its commitment to an ambitious innovation timeline, the company announced the launch of several key product offerings over the past year, including: 6sense Revenue AI™ for Sales which empowers sellers to access comprehensive buyer and account intelligence reducing research time and increasing deal closure velocity 6sense® Conversational Email harnesses the power of advanced AI models, including GPT-4, intent data, and predictive analytics to deliver hyper-personalized, highly relevant, and on-brand emails, transforming leads into sales meetings. AI Writer brings added functionality for Conversational Email. This feature leverages generative AI, intent, predictive, and other first-party signals to enable demand generation teams to efficiently create personalized, targeted, and on-brand email campaigns that engage prospects and build pipeline. AI Writer has proven to be a game changer for 6sense, contributing approximately 10% of new pipeline from engaged accounts. For complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, location, and other criteria, go to www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc. magazine, available on newsstands beginning Tuesday, August 23. Methodology Companies on the 2023 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2019 to 2022. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2019. They must be US-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent - not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies - as of December 31, 2022. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2019 is $100,000; the minimum for 2022 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to four decimal places. About Inc. Inc. Business Media is the leading multimedia brand for entrepreneurs. Through its journalism, Inc. aims to inform, educate, and elevate the profile of our community: the risk-takers, the innovators, and the ultra-driven go-getters who are creating our future. Inc.’s award-winning work reaches more than 50 million people across a variety of channels, including events, print, digital, video, podcasts, newsletters, and social media. Its proprietary Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to rank the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The recognition that comes with inclusion on this and other prestigious Inc. lists, such as Female Founders and Power Partners, gives the founders of top businesses the opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. For more information, visit www.inc.com. About 6sense 6sense is on a mission to revolutionize the way B2B organizations create revenue by predicting customers most likely to buy and recommending the best course of action to engage anonymous buying teams. 6sense Revenue AI™ is the only sales and marketing platform to unlock the ability to create, manage and convert high-quality pipeline to revenue. Customers report 2X increases in average contract value, 4X increases in win rate and a 20-40% reduction in time to close deals. Know everything. Do anythingⓇ, with 6sense.

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