The Role of Content in Account-Based Everything

| December 15, 2016

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Account-Based-Marketing is hot these days. So hot that it’s starting to spawn offspring, such as Account-Based-Sales-Development. I say it jokingly, but, in fact, I’m a big fan of both. I think that the account-based approach makes a ton of business sense. It also aligns very nicely with what we do at Folloze, where personalization is a major selling point. In a very recent case study, Lars Nilsson, VP, Global Inside Sales with Cloudera, detailed how Cloudera is implementing account based sales development. You can and should watch the webinar he hosted together with LeanData here. In this webinar, Mr. Nilsson described the components and the technology stack of the Cloudera Account-Based-Sales-Development machine. He only missed one component - CONTENT. It’s true, a lot of thought went into crafting elaborate emails, with help from experts and careful attention to each account’s pains. But let’s take it to the next level and offer more than just emails.

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