How to Organize ABM Content Effectively?

Apurva Pathak | January 11, 2022 | 125 views

Organize ABM Content
High-value content plays a key role in account-based marketing. Account-based marketing uses content to nurture leads and address their pain points throughout the sales process.

A perfect ABM strategy is one that provides relevant content to the right prospects at the right time. ABM content needs to be personal and highly relevant to create an impact on the stakeholders of your target account.

In an interview with Media 7, Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director at Incisive Media, talked about the importance of content in marketing strategy.

“The best way to win the content war is to have better, more valuable, and more timely content than your competitors. You need to offer audiences a regular supply of high-quality, in-depth content, which they can’t get elsewhere.”

The need for effective content is all-encompassing across industries, demographics, and niche domains. It helps businesses seek solutions to their critical business challenges. Reading through the opinions of other thought leaders from the industry influences their purchase decisions. So, good quality, reliable content can convince a business that you are the ideal choice for a B2B association.

How Should ABM Content Be Organized?

Creating effective content is the need of the hour, but it can be challenging if done without a direction or goal in mind.

Your ABM content should build brand awareness, and engage the readers while also presenting value to them. It should also be personalized enough to convey your involvement and dedication to your target account. To organize ABM content effectively, follow these steps:

Conduct Stringent Research

Stringently researching your target audience can help to create a content framework that can capture the solutions to their problems, their needs, and their interests. When you investigate the target accounts in-depth, you will know what aspects you can leverage to capture their attention and interest. Then you can organize the content to engage them.

Another interesting approach is to directly ask your audience about the kind of content they enjoy and their preferred formats. These insights can help you personalize the content better because 80% of consumers prefer shopping with brands that provide a personalized experience. You might also be able to leverage content for more than one account.

Maintain a Content Inventory

The research-based content that was created before you developed your ABM strategy can be repurposed to target the accounts in your focus. Creating a content library and mapping the intent of your content can help you with repurposing the correct content. The more detailed your content library, the easier it gets to reuse it. Consider organizing your content library with dates, extra information, highlights, and formats so you can start using the content without much ado.

The content you develop should complement your ABM strategy. As a part of your ABM strategy, it should add value to your marketing effort.

Create a Content Matrix

Create a content matrix that lists out the target accounts in your focus. It is a tool to organize your data to meet your marketing objectives. Based on your objectives, you can carry out content mapping to influence purchase decisions for these accounts. This can help you decide on the purpose of your content strategy. Do you want to create awareness or incite action from your readers? By figuring out what you want, you can use your content matrix to understand the scope to personalize the content in line with your ABM goals.

Analyze Your Performance

Experiment with different formats, visuals, and messages while creating your content. Measure the success of your content strategy like you measure the success of your ABM strategy using KPIs. Gauge how your audience reacts to different formats and visuals to know what to focus more on. Revise, retest, repurpose the content till you get the best output. It all boils down to how well you organize your ABM content.

ABM Content Best Practices

Best practices should be followed when creating content to achieve sales and marketing alignment, drive ROI, and target key accounts. Periodically engaging in website content mapping and content research to see how your content is doing is vital. Here are the ABM content best practices you should follow to organize ABM content:

1. Personalize the content to suit your target account’s needs.
2. Conduct regular SEO and content audits to find any flaws or unresponsive content.
3. Optimize your content to meet search engine optimization needs.
4. Repurpose your content regularly to make the most of it.
5. Support your content with good design.
6. Focus on creating interactive ABM content.
7. Your content should build trust in the minds of your target accounts.

How Coca-Cola’s Fanbase on Facebook Increased by 39% Because of Organized Content

Coca-Cola’s famous ‘Share a Coke’ campaign targeted Australian millennials to improve their sales numbers in the summer of 2011. Under this campaign, Coca-Cola offered name-branded coke bottles to the customers. Through stringent research, understanding their audiences’ preferred formats (TV commercials, newspapers, bus ads, and social media), and implementing strong CTAs in their ads, Coca-Cola gained a 39% increase in its Facebook fanbase.

Key Takeaway

The way you formulate and organize ABM content plays a key role in driving results from your ABM strategy. It is crucial that you dedicate time and resources to creating, personalizing, organizing, presenting, and analyzing the content you offer to your target accounts. You can drive a higher ROI from your ABM and content strategy only when your approach to content is as focused as your ABM strategy.

FAQ

What is a content matrix?

A content matrix is a tool that a marketer can use to plan and offer the right content in the right format and on the right platform to the target audience.

How can you use old content in your ABM strategy?

You can use your old content by repurposing it to better target your key accounts.

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Emplifi Summit Brings CX Leaders from the NFL, Virgin Media, and TikTok to the Virtual Stage

Emplifi | September 29, 2022

Emplifi, the leading customer experience platform, today announced the speaker lineup for this year’s Emplifi Summit virtual event, which is taking place on October 5, 2022, with online sessions starting at 9:00 a.m. EST. Speakers include a wide array of marketing experts and CX thought leaders from the world’s most recognizable brands, including the NFL, Virgin Media, and TikTok. Emplifi CEO Mark Zablan will kick off the event with an opening keynote on how the customer journey of the future is taking shape now – and what brands can do to prepare. "Today’s consumers are begging for more authentic relationships with brands. They want personal and effortless customer experiences." said Zarnaz Arlia, Emplifi CMO. "Today’s consumers are begging for more authentic relationships with brands. They want personal and effortless customer experiences. The good news for marketers is that we have the technology and resources to deliver remarkable experiences. The challenge is using the technology to our advantage without allowing it to hamper the customer-brand relationship," said Zarnaz Arlia, Emplifi CMO. "We’ve designed this year’s summit to address this very challenge and have recruited some of the best minds in the business to share how they are building unforgettable customer experiences across their marketing channels." Emplifi Summit 2022 speakers include: Timothy Armoo, Founder of the marketing agency Fanbytes: Timothy’s session will cover the new world of social media, looking at all the ways GenZ interacts online and offering insights on how to build successful marketing strategies for emerging channels. Rachael Courtney, Senior Social Marketing Lead for Virgin Media: Rachael will join Emplifi CXO Shellie Vornhagen in a conversation covering Virgin Media’s CX efforts and how the brand is maximizing the value of its customer interactions. Britt Deise, Manager of Club Social Marketing for the NFL: Britt will share how the NFL drives social growth and engagement across all 32 clubs Jyri Kidwell, Head of Creative and Creator Partnerships at TikTok: Will discuss how to get started on TikTok, outlining best practices and tips for content creators who are looking to unleash the power of video. Katy Leeson, CEO of Relentless Media: Katy will join Emplifi CMO Zarnaz Arlia for a heartfelt conversation on the realities of burnout, imposter syndrome, and how company actions and culture inform the brand purpose… and brand perceptions. Fred Reichheld, Bain Fellow and bestselling author: Credited as a customer loyalty guru, Fred will share insights from his most recent business book “Winning on Purpose,” offering a deep-dive into the power of customer love and why leaders must avoid mistaking profits for purpose as their companies grow. Emplifi Summit is a virtual event tailored for brand marketers looking to create unforgettable customer experiences. To find out more about the Emplifi Summit and register to attend, visit the event website: Emplifi Summit 2022. About Emplifi Emplifi is the leading unified CX platform that brings marketing, commerce, and care together to help businesses close the customer experience gap. More than 7,800 brands, including Delta Air Lines, Ford Motor Company, and McDonald's, rely on Emplifi to provide their customers with outstanding experiences at every touchpoint. For more information, visit www.emplifi.io.

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