The Rise of Account Based Marketing: Essentials to Success

| January 20, 2020

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Aligning sales and marketing is one of the most common problems companies face. Managers find that often, sales and marketing have differentiating solutions when it comes to developing strategies; which can affect company revenue and lead generation efforts. With marketing known for its spending habits, company executives demand a good ROI. As a result of significant revenue gain more than 60% of companies plan to launch an account-based marketing (ABM) campaign in the following year. Why is ABM becoming so popular? This marketing tactic allows marketers to create targeted campaigns for specific high-value accounts. In order to have an effective Account Based Marketing strategy it is important for your sales and marketing team to be aligned. But what is account based marketing, and how can you integrate it in your company to make sure your team will deliver the ROI that your company needs?

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Yesler is a B2B marketing agency that blends strategy, creativity, and technology to build demand, engage customers, and grow revenue.We take an integrated approach to serving the entire marketing organization—not only the strategies, content, and programs to create demand but also the infrastructure, operations, and project management required to execute, measure, and optimize for results. From offices in Seattle, Portland, Philadelphia, and Toronto, we’re a team of more than 200 designers, coders, media experts, strategists, and analysts who are on a mission to change the marketing status quo.

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