Three Ways to Increase Bottom-of-Funnel Leads Using Data-Driven Marketing

| May 16, 2018

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Data-driven marketing (DDM) is simply a broad strategy that places emphasis on audience analytics, consumer insights, and predictive intelligence. Data-driven marketing uses insight from customers and prospects to deliver targeted messages, offers, and content that increases response rates and ultimately accelerates marketing lead generation. Predictive analytics can be a game changer. It can give us clues about which customers and prospects to invest in from the very first interaction. It can show us how to find customers more accurately, and how to find better customers. We can also use strategies, such as Account-Based Marketing, to move from the targeted individual to many individuals with a targeted account. Why do we care? Well, with between 65 percent to 90 percent of buyers doing their own online research before ever contacting a vendor, marketing professionals must find new ways to get in front of prospects before they’ve made their purchasing decisions.

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