ABM implementation may be commonplace in the B2B domain, but the application of fundamental ABM concepts is not consistent. This inconsistency can impact the success of an ABM strategy. So, how can you ensure the success of your ABM?
Follow these four simple steps:
Look for Potential in Target Accounts
Your sales team must investigate the target accounts' potential. The sales team must act confidently when a buying group
becomes active. Your team should build relationships with unengaged buying groups. This helps inspire new buying initiatives. It may also increase the buying group's proactivity.
Go Beyond the Lead-based Approach
Your sales and marketing teams must move past their lead-based approach for ABM to work properly. Leads alone won't deliver the desired impact and may even have negative effects. Sales management must understand the subtleties and motivate change in mindsets and processes
Participate in Buying Group Marketing
Your sales team needs better group and individual monitoring technologies to implement buying group marketing to ABM
. Quality purchase intent data can provide insights into the behavior of target account individuals. Appropriate intent data can show which solutions and purchase-related topics resonate with each buyer. Your team can then create better tactics and outreach.
Upgrade Your Sales Approaches
Present a high-value offer (HVO) that combines insights into the buying group's needs and interests, as well as their business. Address the challenges that you are facing in ABM execution with this HVO. Bring together your marketing, sales, and account executives to chalk out relevant processes, roles, and responsibilities.
With an Empowered Sales Team, Your ABM Engagement Rises
An enabled sales team can help you drive improved revenue from a defined set of target accounts if it has the right approach and flexibility to optimize its processes and responsibilities.