Should You Outsource Your Content Writing?

| September 6, 2018

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A successful industrial marketing program depends on fresh content that engages your audience and sells your business. For many manufacturers, however, developing that content without detracting from operations and draining financial resources can be a challenge. As a result, manufacturers inevitably face a difficult decision continue to produce content in-house, or outsource their content writing to an agency or writer. If you're currently wrestling with this decision, here are some signs that outsourcing may be the right move.

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5 Trend-Setting Examples of Account-Based Marketing

Article | September 24, 2021

These days the challenges that the marketing and the sales team face are tremendous. The pressure to meet targets, deadlines, achieve revenue, and at the same time keep the clients satisfied is not an easy task. And to add to the woes, there is massive competition in the industry. But there is one way to overcome all the obstacles and achieve targets while keeping clients happy and satisfied. This strategy is ABM- Account-Based Marketing. ABM campaigns have been a trendsetter in the B2B marketing field for a long time. As it ensures successful marketing, businesses are turning towards this thriving approach. What Exactly Is Account-Based Marketing? Account-based marketing is identifying the target, high-value customers and selling your product/service to them. This ABM approach allows you to concentrate on exclusive clients and guarantees the best ROI. What Is B2B Account-Based Marketing? B2B account-based marketing is targeting an organization with specific and personalized marketing campaigns. When you target the decision-makers of an organization, you need to tread with caution. When you design a marketing strategy for them, personalize it, and deliver everything to increase their brand value. Thus, ABM is a marketing strategy wherein the sales and the marketing team have to put their heads together to deliver an impeccable buying experience for the best and valuable clients. Tactics to Implement a Successful Account-Based Marketing According to the Pardot site survey, 89% of businesses reported higher ROI in ABM than traditional marketing methods. If you develop an account-based marketing plan, here are some tips to follow: Collaborate working of the marketing and sales team to identify high-value clients and gather maximum data about them. Use social media to gather data and create a personalized approach for the clients. Try to sync in with the brand of the target company to develop relatable content and graphics. Recognize the expertise, pain points, and challenges of the target account and frame communication. Send personalized emails addressing the challenges your target account faces. Host face to face or virtual events 5 Trend-setting Examples of Account-Based Marketing ABM is a marketing strategy that has shown guaranteed success in the B2B industry. You have to sculpt unique ideas and have a personalized approach towards your targeted clients. The clients should feel that you have made efforts to know them, understand them, and address the challenges that they face. Some companies have achieved an altogether different benchmark in ABM strategy. As a result, these are prominent examples of B2B account-based marketing. Let us go through their account-based marketing case study and learn their ways of execution. Snowflake- Excellent Use of Content Creation “We needed to make sure that when you see an ABM campaign, it’s reflective of not only sales input but also product marketing, partner marketing, field marketing, and our SDRs. We needed a way to co-create one cohesive message for our key accounts.” — Hillary Carpio, Director of ABM, Snowflake. Snowflake, a cloud-based data warehousing company, utilized its in-house services in the best way to create a library of high-quality content. This content is used to create personalized experiences for high-valued and targeted accounts. Then, this personalized content creates account-based marketing campaigns customized to reach the target customers. Gumgum- Using Technology the Right Way. GumGum collaborated and created an effective marketing product for the Clorox brand. They showcased this product at the Clorox annual iConnect Conference. The product they created was turning a temporary tattoo into a fascinating 3D animation while incorporating logos of the concerned brands. It was a hit among the Clorox brand, and almost 200 attendees downloaded the GumGum app. Intridea- Making the Right Confrontational Approach Intridea did take a risk by implementing the direct approach of ABM advertising. They rented a billboard right across the advertising giant Ogilvy’s Manhattan office. The billboard said, “Ogle this, Ogilvy.” Intridea also placed its logo and company URL at the bottom of the quirky line. And they succeeded in fixing a meeting with Ogilvy’s CEO. Payscale- Utilizing Data to Gain Profits Payscale helps employers manage compensations in the right way. They also aid employees know their correct market value. Payscale collaborated with their sales and marketing team to gather the correct information about ABM target accounts. Once they had ample information about the company’s decision-makers, they targeted the client with their best ad campaigns. As a result, their ROI was six times more compared to any other marketing strategy! O2- Gathered Data to Create Personalized Reports. O2 is a leading ICT service provider. The organization targeted many high-value clients and created personalized reports for them. Their modus operandi was to curate personalized reports on how the organization will benefit by utilizing O2 for their ICT services. The dedicated teams also emphasized on face to face meetings for customized strategies. As a result, O2 had a successful ABM strategy as they achieved 313% of their target pipeline. The Bottom Line Account-based marketing strategies are incorporated in unique ways. As a result, there are many ideas where you can implement account-based marketing to stand out and gain maximum ROI. All you have to do is gather data and make the correct use of it. So gear up and come up with uncommon ideas and, you never know your company could make it to the list of trendsetting examples of B2B account-based marketing! Frequently Asked Questions What are the best strategies for successful account-based marketing? Enlist your high-value clients and gather maximum data about them(Social media can be of great help.) Address their pain points and portray how well you know the organization Collaborate with the marketing and sales team in the best way to provide appropriate solutions Deliver 100% relevance in communication What are the advantages of incorporating ABM? Faster sales process Guaranteed maximum ROI Cost Efficiency Shorter sales cycle Deliver excellent value to high-value customers When should you implement ABM? ABM should be used in the B2B industry to sell to clients with high-value accounts. 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How to Improve ABM Programs with Interactive Content

Article | September 24, 2021

Account-based marketing, also known as ABM, is an effective yet efficient way to seek out high-value leads and close sales. A B2B marketer can align his sales and marketing strategies to break into the industry. However, there’s one thing that needs all the attention from the marketing team- the content. The B2B marketers from around the world are shuffling their budgets to focus more on account-based marketing. As of now, 28% of the budgets were allocated to support account-based marketing. When considering ABM, marketers often jump to the execution part instead of planning, identifying, and targeting the target accounts. Therefore, they fail to understand the critical needs of the clientele. The whole process of connecting with the customers with their accounts goes into vain.

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Learn from the Experts: Account Based (ABX) in This New World

Article | September 24, 2021

There is a New Marketing Landscape and it is critical for companies to rethink their marketing and sales strategy. This is a world of financial uncertainty for your prospects and customers, resulting in decreased budgets, longer sales cycles, and higher churn. It’s also a world of competing priorities. Key influencers and decision makers are drowning in priority issues, making it challenging to earn their attention. Given these new realities, Account Based Marketing/Sales/Customer Success (ABX) is top of mind for marketing and sales leaders given its proven efficiency and effectiveness in engaging and converting priority accounts.

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How to Use Intent Data to Improve Your Customer’s Experience

Article | September 24, 2021

Data, data everywhere. We’re swimming in it, and at times it can feel like we’re drowning. What’s the solution? We’ve got to learn to swim really well in different kinds of water. While most B2B marketers use data to get insights about buyer behavior, often we miss the opportunity to use some of the same types of data to learn about customers after they buy. When it comes to ABM, the most commonly used types of data are firmographic, technographic, engagement and intent data. They’re all important, but of the four, intent data is arguably the most underused when it comes to elevating the customer experience. Consider this an advanced swimming lesson for how to use intent data to enhance the post-sale experience.

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