What to Expect from Account-based Marketing in 2019

February 26, 2019 | 183 views

Most businesses and marketers have heard the term account-based marketing, more in recent times than before. It has become a buzz word in the marketing field, but what is it exactly? In previous times, marketers would aim to reel in as many leads and sales as possible by trying to target them all at once. As it became apparent that this was not the best strategy and actually wasted a great deal of time and money, a new plan emerged: focus on certain accounts that have the highest potential. This strategy was termed account-based marketing and proved to be very successful.

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2022 Total Economic Impact Study Reveals A Potential 454% ROI with 6sense Revenue AI

Article | July 13, 2022

6sense, the leading platform for predictable B2B revenue growth, today announces the results of the commissioned Total Economic Impact (TEI™) study conducted by Forrester Consulting examining the potential return on investment (ROI) by deploying the 6sense Revenue AI solution. The TEI study shows organizations using 6sense Revenue AI can achieve an ROI of 454% over three years, recouping their investment in less than six months with ROI increasing steadily thereafter. These results align with 6sense’s own analysis of customer data which indicates a significant increase in revenue growth obtained within the first two quarters of prioritizing 6sense Qualified Accounts (6QA) which are prospects in-market to buy a solution and represent an ideal fit. “As sales and marketing teams face increasing challenges to predictably grow pipeline and revenue while optimizing resources, our customers rely on 6sense as their unique competitive advantage to help them align on targets, maximize efforts, and significantly scale growth,” said Jason Zintak, CEO of 6sense. “We believe Forrester’s findings confirm that applying AI-driven insights to prioritize and target the right accounts at the right time with 6sense Revenue AI increases revenue and drives efficiencies across sales and marketing.” According to the study participants, before using 6sense Revenue AI their organizations’ traditional marketing and sales efforts had languished while costly time and resource investments no longer provided results. Frustrated revenue teams were ineffective, often using point solutions requiring significant manual effort while delivering little value. They selected 6sense to create pipeline more efficiently and predictably. Leveraging 6sense Revenue AI to capture buying signals and target the right accounts at the right time, the TEI study’s composite customer experienced the following benefits: Increased sales revenues: Interviewees reported that 6sense identified 6QA opportunities were more likely to close and had higher average contract values. By increasingly focusing on prioritized accounts, revenue teams delivered significant gains in profits for their organizations. 2X increases in average contract value 4X increases in win rate 31% increases in opportunity volume Decreased costs: Interviewees cited using 6sense to market and sell more efficiently and effectively. Acting on insights provided by 6sense unlocks significant resource optimization gains, including: 40% reduction in aggregate costs to qualify opportunities 40% reduction in effort to close opportunities 20-40% reduction in time to close deals Study participants reported a wide range of optimization and cost reduction benefits using 6sense Revenue AI including sales productivity gains from enhanced insights and better prioritization, tech stack consolidation, improved conversion rates across the buyer’s journey, reduced customer acquisition costs and optimized marketing spend. One interviewee indicated their customer acquisition costs dropped by nearly 50% within two years of implementing 6sense. “6sense Revenue AI is the first and only platform to apply the power of data, machine learning, and automation across the entire buyers’ journey to provide a better customer experience and produce the kind of pipeline that converts to revenue. This means the entire revenue team makes insight-driven decisions, prioritizes time and resources more effectively, and realizes better outcomes,” said Amar Doshi, SVP of Product and UX at 6sense. “Our customers repeatedly claim results similar to those that participated in the TEI Study.” To develop the study, Forrester interviewed nine 6sense customers, identifying the benefits, risks, and outcomes they experienced while using the company’s product experience platform. Forrester’s (TEI) consulting practice develops business value justification analysis to help organizations understand the financial impact of a technology investment. The TEI methodology has been used for over 20 years by technology organizations. It consists of four components to evaluate investment value: cost, benefits, flexibility, and risk.

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Five Things That Can Make a Difference to ABM in EMEA

Article | August 8, 2022

The shift in buyer behavior has increased the opportunities for digital ABM. Organizations implementing ABM are seeing significant success. But what does the situation in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) market look like? ABM is still not well understood in EMEA. Two out of every three ABM programs are not showing optimal performance (Heinz ABM Research). However, things might not be as bleak as they seem. Talking about the 2021 State of ABM in Europe report by Terminus, Albany Vincent, Senior Research Manager at Vanson Bourse said, “While we were not shocked to see the US to be moderately ahead of Europe in their ABM maturity, we were surprised to see how much more eager European companies were to adopt these practices and their American counterparts. It appears to be a very exciting time to be a marketer- especially in Europe." Europe has stringent data laws, so the account-based approach could be the only way for sustainable growth for organizations based in EMEA. Do You Know Enough About ABM Execution? Taking into account the ever-evolving account-based approach, here are five things you should know about ABM and how to implement it for optimal performance: A Curated Account List Is the Secret Ingredient Your target account list should be the result of a conversation between your sales and marketing teams using as much high-quality data as possible. Start off by implementing the program on a small number of accounts and analyze your ROI. Then, periodically revaluate your team performance, tools, skills, and messaging to clear the path for ABM success. Your Sales and Marketing Teams Should Share Their Pizzas Sales and marketing synchronization is the most basic requirement of ABM. The marketing team can enable sales with target accounts’ interests and behavior data. The sales team, on the other hand, can give the marketing team insights into key members of the target account buying group. According to research by ZoomInfo, when the sales and marketing teams are aligned, organizations have a 36% higher customer retention rate and a 67% improved chance of converting leads. Depending Only on MQLs Will Not Get You Far The TechTarget 2021 Media Consumption Survey highlighted that most buying teams have an average of five people, but can also be more than ten. Understanding the intent of the individuals from the buyer group and offering them value through every sales and marketing interaction is crucial to the success of your ABM strategy. Depending on only MQLs can limit the potential of your ABM. Only Strategic Content Brings in the Results You Want Your target accounts are flooded with content every day. To stand out in the crowd and appeal to the individuals in the buying group, you need to align your content with their customer personas. The content should address their pain points and needs. It should be crafted based on an account’s maturity, challenges, and technical abilities. ABM Isn’t Your Regular Marketing Strategy ABM is a strategic approach where the marketing and sales teams share their insights through the account interactions of everyone in an account. Then they collectively reach out to the whole buying team rather than targeting just a few individuals. ABM takes a detailed look at the target account and aligns your business with your prospects’ needs and pain points, and this easily surpasses a regular marketing strategy. Circling Back ABM in EMEA is still evolving. Therefore, organizations need to make special efforts to implement ABM effectively, keeping the target accounts in focus and understanding the attributes of ABM in detail to get the most out of it.

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Buying Group Marketing: Another Evolution of ABM

Article | July 13, 2022

B2B marketers use account-based marketing (ABM) to generate business because it allows them to drive focused account-level interactions. These interactions are a result of relevant and customized messaging. Today, the messaging focuses on not just one decision-maker but a group within the target account that green lights a buying decision. This natural evolution in ABM implementation is called buying group marketing (BGM). It isn’t a new concept but keeps evolving. B2B marketers are religiously implementing BGM in their ABM strategy to get a competitive edge and to keep up with the changing trends in the ABM industry. Carefully created buyer personas are used to create hyper-personalized campaigns for buying group members. In this sense, BGM is a person-centric marketing approach, differentiating it from an account-based marketing approach. While talking about buying group marketing, Dmitri Lisitski, CEO and Co-Founder, Influ2, a B2B targeted advertising solutions provider, said, "Buying Group Marketing will empower B2B marketers to achieve greater precision by extending this approach more holistically across their programs." How Does BGM Drive Revenue? Revenue factors into every effort that aims to increase sales numbers, retain customers, and engage prospective customers. Let us look into how BGM drives revenue in the B2B domain. Closing the Gap Between Sales and Marketing Organizations struggle to bring sales and marketing teams together. They max out their budgets to make it happen, but more often than not, they do not get the expected results. Additionally, their marketing automation platform doesn’t make the connection between the multiple leads coming from the same account. This lack of insight can affect the performance of the entire demand management process, such as sales, revenue development, and customer organization. Buying behaviors are constantly shifting. It is crucial to use a fresh approach that enables the teams to connect directly with the target accounts’ decision-makers, offering them just what they need through effective campaigns and driving revenue is crucial. In the buying group framework, marketing and sales align their goals and operations, share important insights on buyer personas, orchestrate messaging for campaigns, and collate data from platforms such as CRM and sales engagement tools to successfully find common ground for approaching a buying group. They are no longer stuck on one side of the MQL wall but are involved in every stage of the conversion process. As a result, they guide specific buying group members to make a buying decision and generate revenue. Putting Buyer Experience on Top In a Forrester survey, 94% of respondents said they sold to buying groups that had three or more individuals, while 38% said that they sold to groups of 10 or more. Purchase decisions in large enterprises are never restricted to one individual. The bigger the purchase decision, the bigger the buying committee. The bigger the buying committee, the larger the pool of buyer personas that need targeting. For example, if the HR department of a growing organization realizes that it needs a new human capital resource management system (HCRM) to manage its HR-related processes, then a buying group is created to choose a new system. When this group goes to the market to find a solution, it becomes a potential lead for HCRM providers, and the lead is called a demand unit. Targeting this demand unit with not just the HCRM but also a travel and expense solution (T & E) is possible with BGM. In BGM: Every step in the buyer’s journey is based on buyer personas and presents value to the buying group. Every demand management process focuses on the buying group. Through this approach, multiple types of selling opportunities can be explored. All this effort appeals to different buying group members in different ways and will push them to get in touch with the sales team and make a purchase decision. Offering Solutions to Pain Points Information designed precisely to complete the purchase should be provided to every member of the buying group committee. Interestingly, before making a purchase decision, members of the buying group will explore the content of different solution providers. According to a recent study by Dimensional Research, 90% of buyers thought that positive online reviews of a product or service influenced their buying decision. This is just one type of information that the buying group members will consume before they make a buying decision. With the help of real-time intent targeting or cognitive product targeting, it is easier to understand the customer’s intent through channels like websites, apps, and email. The terms searched, specific or broad, can point to the needs and requirements of a member of the committee. Once the intent is clear, buyer personas can be segmented and targeted with prescriptive content that talks about solutions to their pain points and how the expected results are achieved. For example, if a C-level buying committee member displays a high level of intent activity, then it is highly likely that he or she is looking to make a strategic investment. Such an opportunity will be ready for sales conversion in a couple of months. How Should You Implement BGM on Sales Funnel? We have already established the importance of buying group engagement in driving leads through the sales funnel. When sales and marketing teams share insights, marketing becomes effective and tangible. Now, let us take a look at BGM implementation in the sales funnel: Top of the Funnel While targeting a buying group at the top of the funnel, the focus should be on creating awareness and understanding the demand of the target account. Social media ads and relevant landing pages that act as lead magnets can help achieve this goal. Middle of the Funnel For buying groups in the middle of the funnel, engaging and educating the groups is imperative. Posting relevant content on social media handles can foster interaction with the members. LinkedIn messages from sales development representatives with ad and landing page support are effective. Bottom of the Funnel Conversations that lead to conversion start when the buying group is at the bottom of the funnel. In this stage, the account executives present members with compelling content that addresses their pain points and influences them enough to make a purchase decision. While executing BGM, B2B marketers should begin by understanding the business needs of the target account and create a comprehensive marketing strategy to address these needs. Orchestrating a holistic experience for the buying committee through high-quality, relevant content is the next step. Achieving a strategic, operational and practical alignment with sales will ensure success and higher conversions. Amplitude Drives 5.6x ROI on Ad Spend with Influ2’s Help With Influ2’s person-based advertising, Amplitude, a digital optimization system provider, focused 100% on advertising to key decision-makers within its target accounts. Influ2 used engagement insights to create and execute personalized and attributable B2B marketing. The result was a 5.6x ROI on ad spend. Last Word ABM marketing has evolved with the help of buying group marketing. Implementing BGM with an account-based marketing strategy can create lasting relationships with target accounts, retain existing clients and bring new leads. FAQ What are the three important tenets of buying group marketing? The three important tenets of buying group marketing are understanding the needs of the target account, attaining sales and marketing alignment, and creating a holistic marketing strategy that addresses the pain points of the target account. How is buyer experience different than customer experience? Customer experience focuses on the existing customers in the pipeline, while buyer experience focuses on the prospective customers’ complete buyer journey. How can you engage top-of-the-funnel audiences in buying group marketing? You can engage top-of-the-funnel audiences through social media ads and relevant landing pages that display content relevant to the needs of the target account.

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The ABM to ABX Transformation Drives Account Engagement

Article | May 13, 2022

Account-based marketing brings in a higher ROI compared to other marketing activities. It targets key accounts, but not always at the right time. The buyer experience gets compromised if the strategy does not align with the account’s buyer journey. Demandbase CMO John Miller paints an interesting picture of what ABM is. “The analogy that I've always used to describe ABM was fishing with spears, which was an effective analogy. But at the same time, it doesn't feel very good to get poked by a spear.” -Demandbase CMO John Miller If ABM pokes accounts without respecting them or creating an emotional connection with them, customer success cannot be guaranteed. This is where ABX comes in. It’s a GTM strategy that puts the value of customer experience above the value of key accounts. ABM ››› ABX: Why Are B2B Marketers Adopting ABX? B2B marketers clearly understand how effective the ABX strategy is compared to good old ABM. Here are the reasons why: Buyer groups are the stars of the show. AI insights provide accurate information on which accounts exhibit buyer intent and what they are looking for. These accounts are engaged through hyper-personalized campaigns only when they are in the buying phase. Marketing, sales, and customer success teams ensure every touchpoint consistently delivers value to the customer. ABX execution involves being agile enough to adapt to the ever-changing behavior and needs of the customer. Every customer is nurtured to deepen loyalty for a long-term business relationship. Why Does ABX Matter? Upgrading your plain old ABM strategy to an ABX strategy simply means applying customer experience best practices to your marketing processes. Consequently, your campaigns are trustworthy, impactful, empathetic, and relevant to every stage of your customer’s journey. Targeted messaging that appeals to every member of the customer’s buying team influences the buying decision of the account. The strategy brings sales, marketing, SDR, and customer-facing teams together so they work towards creating a wholesome customer experience consistently across all the touchpoints. Conclusion In a world where there is a continuous influx of information and a scarcity of attention, any kind of interruptive marketing may be ineffective and off-putting. Companies should focus on ABX to build trust with key accounts and create engagement that isn’t forced through perfectly orchestrated interactions across a project or management lifecycle.

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Bombora’s Thought Leadership Addresses the Changing Dynamics of B2B

Bombora | July 27, 2022

Bombora, the leading provider of B2B Intent data solutions, continues to guide B2B marketing and sales teams as they navigate changing ecosystem dynamics. Mike Burton, co-founder and SVP data sales of Bombora, takes to the pages of the Forbes Technology Council to highlight two areas where B2B marketing and sales leaders may adjust their approach: revenue operations and buyer-led account based marketing (BLAM). How The Pandemic Elevated The Importance Of Revenue Operations looks at how B2B enterprises have reached the point where a new, pandemic-influenced sales process touches every component of a business. Many companies are now asking a very big question: Who, exactly, is responsible for revenue within the company? In some operations, it falls to the CMO; in others, it’s in the CRO’s purview. Still other companies have created titles like Chief Growth Officer or Chief Commercial Officer. Board rooms are struggling to find the answer. In How To Put More Pop Into Your ABM Strategy With BLAM, Burton advises on improving account-based marketing (ABM) strategies. Marketers looking to take the next step must lean into the buyer journey and learn where to focus their marketing and sales efforts. This "buyer-led" account-based marketing, or BLAM, has the potential to give ABM a kick in the pants and really super-charge marketing efforts. Burton is also the host of The Intent Data Exchange, Bombora’s podcast for sales, marketing, publishing, and data professionals seeking the latest insights and perspectives from the across B2B ecosystem. Each episode features a conversation with a sales and marketing leader who has been on the cutting edge of using data to deliver a sustainable go-to-market strategy. Initial guests include industry experts from Siemens, SAP, Cision, and Just Global. Bombora’s Company Surge® data tells marketing and sales leaders which businesses are researching the products or services that they and their competitors sell. With this understanding, sales and marketing teams can be more relevant and consistent and improve performance across all activities. About Bombora Bombora tells businesses which companies are researching their products and services. With this understanding, sales and marketing teams can be more relevant and consistent and improve performance across all activities. This intent-driven approach revolutionizes the way businesses market and sell to other businesses through transparent data built on an ecosystem of quality, collaboration and innovation. With direct integrations with dozens of leading data and media-buying platforms, Bombora is building a world in which business buyers value sales and marketing for its relevance, timeliness and accuracy. To learn more, visit www.bombora.com.

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TechTarget Named a Leader in Account-Based Marketing (ABM) in Report from Global Analyst Firm Quadrant Knowledge Solutions

TechTarget | July 22, 2022

TechTarget, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTGT), the global leader in B2B technology purchase intent data and services, today announced that it has been recognized as a Leader in Account-Based Marketing (ABM) by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions, a leading independent global analyst and consulting firm. Quadrant Knowledge Solutions’ SPARK Matrix™ – Account-Based Marketing (ABM) Platforms, 2022 report includes a detailed analysis of the global market regarding short-term and long-term growth opportunities, emerging technology trends, market trends, and future market outlook. This research provides strategic information for technology vendors to better understand the existing market, support their growth strategies, and for users to evaluate different vendors’ capabilities, competitive differentiation, and market position. TechTarget is the top-rated global ABM vendor in the report exclusively serving enterprise technology. The Company was recognized for its technology excellence, market-leading intent data, customer impact and strong global ABM offerings. Quadrant Knowledge Solutions believes that with its “sophisticated ABM capabilities and strong industry expertise, TechTarget is positioned to increase its share in the global ABM market.” “TechTarget’s broad and flexible ABM platform is equipped with robust ABM capabilities that assist organizations by offering deep insights into customer buying behavior and allowing marketing teams to develop enhanced customer engagement and orchestration,” said Magha Rungta, Analyst, Quadrant Knowledge Solutions. “The Company continues to deliver end-to-end value across its client’s go-to-market through its key differentiators including Intent data at the account, buying team and individual level as well as the scope and scale of self-service & managed services for ABM.” To learn more about the ABM Platform market and TechTarget’s comprehensive capabilities, read this Knowledge Brief. “We are honored to be named as a global leader in ABM by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions,” said Michael Cotoia, Chief Executive Officer, TechTarget. “We are honored to be named as a global leader in ABM by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions,” said Michael Cotoia, Chief Executive Officer, TechTarget. “Account-based marketing is a high priority for many of our customers, and we are extremely proud to be recognized for our ability to deliver better ABM programs and results for them worldwide.” Based on the strength of Priority Engine™, its SaaS-based account and prospect-level intent data platform, combined with a comprehensive set of managed ABM engagement services, TechTarget delivers breakthrough outcomes for its customers through better data and better execution. To learn more about TechTarget’s ABM strategy and execution capabilities, download the 2022 SPARK Matrix™ – Account-Based Marketing (ABM) Platforms report. About Quadrant Knowledge Solutions Quadrant Knowledge Solutions is a global advisory and consulting firm focused on helping clients in achieving business transformation goals with Strategic Business and Growth advisory services. At Quadrant Knowledge Solutions, our vision is to become an integral part of our client’s business as a strategic knowledge partner. Our research and consulting deliverables are designed to provide comprehensive information and strategic insights for helping clients formulate growth strategies to survive and thrive in ever-changing business environments. For more available research, please visit https://quadrant-solutions.com/market-research/. About TechTarget TechTarget (Nasdaq: TTGT) is the global leader in purchase intent-driven marketing and sales services that deliver business impact for enterprise technology companies. By creating abundant, high-quality editorial content across more than 150 highly targeted technology-specific websites and 1,125 channels, TechTarget attracts and nurtures communities of technology buyers researching their companies’ information technology needs. By understanding these buyers’ content consumption behaviors, TechTarget creates the purchase intent insights that fuel efficient and effective marketing and sales activities for clients around the world.

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Influ2 Releases Buying Group Marketing Report, Showcases Benefits of Personalized Marketing That Goes Beyond ABM

Influ2 | July 08, 2022

Influ2, the first Person-Based Advertising (PBA) platform, released its Buying Group Marketing report in partnership with B2B Marketing. The report shares how Buying Group Marketing improves sales strategies, experiences and results while building on an Account-Based Marketing (ABM) approach. Since its development in the early 2000s, ABM has helped organizations close deals faster by improving the customer journey. However, as modern customers expect a more relevant experience, a new approach is necessary. The Influ2 report finds that BGM is the natural evolution of ABM, as it establishes new ways to engage buying groups and key decision-makers inside target accounts. According to Forrester, “many organizations have already evolved or are evolving processes and technologies to account for buying groups; those organizations have meaningful competitive advantage over those who do not.” The Buying Group Marketing report explains how to establish key audiences within a buying group, how to engage with customers through relevant content and experiences, and how BGM unites sales and marketing teams through unified metrics and messaging alignment. “Our goal with Influ2 has always been to boost pipeline for sales and marketing teams by delivering depth and relevance to customers,” said Dmitri Lisitski, CEO and Co-Founder of Influ2. “Our goal with Influ2 has always been to boost pipeline for sales and marketing teams by delivering depth and relevance to customers,” said Dmitri Lisitski, CEO and Co-Founder of Influ2. “Buying Group Marketing addresses exactly what the modern consumer wants: relevant and engaging content delivered through a personalized approach. BGM presents an advanced approach to customer engagement that helps to keep pace with competitors vying for customers’ limited attention.” According to the report, organizations that use BGM to focus engagement on the buying group improve the likelihood of converting prospects to customers while also increasing contract values and the speed of the buying process. Efficiency and high conversion rates drive the BGM approach. “BGM isn’t reinventing ABM,” Lisitski said. “It’s the next step to humanizing the sales process and connecting with the people behind a business. Businesses aren’t selling to businesses they are selling to people, and companies that understand this and adjust strategy accordingly will succeed.” Individual interviews conducted to develop the report will be released as a five-part podcast series over the coming weeks. This announcement follows the news that Influ2 was recently cited as an early stage B2B solution in the “New Tech: Account-Based Marketing, Q1 2022” report by Forrester. To learn more about Influ2 please visit www.influ2.com. About Influ2 Influ2 is a Person-Based Advertising platform for B2B companies that is purpose-built for B2B marketers who want to amplify their enterprise reach and revenue. It serves ads to specific decision-makers via display and social networks and provides sales with person-based and buying group insights that drive engagement within their target accounts. Where attention is finite, Influ2 helps you get in front of and drive engagement with people that want to engage with you. For more information, visit influ2.com.

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Bombora’s Thought Leadership Addresses the Changing Dynamics of B2B

Bombora | July 27, 2022

Bombora, the leading provider of B2B Intent data solutions, continues to guide B2B marketing and sales teams as they navigate changing ecosystem dynamics. Mike Burton, co-founder and SVP data sales of Bombora, takes to the pages of the Forbes Technology Council to highlight two areas where B2B marketing and sales leaders may adjust their approach: revenue operations and buyer-led account based marketing (BLAM). How The Pandemic Elevated The Importance Of Revenue Operations looks at how B2B enterprises have reached the point where a new, pandemic-influenced sales process touches every component of a business. Many companies are now asking a very big question: Who, exactly, is responsible for revenue within the company? In some operations, it falls to the CMO; in others, it’s in the CRO’s purview. Still other companies have created titles like Chief Growth Officer or Chief Commercial Officer. Board rooms are struggling to find the answer. In How To Put More Pop Into Your ABM Strategy With BLAM, Burton advises on improving account-based marketing (ABM) strategies. Marketers looking to take the next step must lean into the buyer journey and learn where to focus their marketing and sales efforts. This "buyer-led" account-based marketing, or BLAM, has the potential to give ABM a kick in the pants and really super-charge marketing efforts. Burton is also the host of The Intent Data Exchange, Bombora’s podcast for sales, marketing, publishing, and data professionals seeking the latest insights and perspectives from the across B2B ecosystem. Each episode features a conversation with a sales and marketing leader who has been on the cutting edge of using data to deliver a sustainable go-to-market strategy. Initial guests include industry experts from Siemens, SAP, Cision, and Just Global. Bombora’s Company Surge® data tells marketing and sales leaders which businesses are researching the products or services that they and their competitors sell. With this understanding, sales and marketing teams can be more relevant and consistent and improve performance across all activities. About Bombora Bombora tells businesses which companies are researching their products and services. With this understanding, sales and marketing teams can be more relevant and consistent and improve performance across all activities. This intent-driven approach revolutionizes the way businesses market and sell to other businesses through transparent data built on an ecosystem of quality, collaboration and innovation. With direct integrations with dozens of leading data and media-buying platforms, Bombora is building a world in which business buyers value sales and marketing for its relevance, timeliness and accuracy. To learn more, visit www.bombora.com.

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TechTarget Named a Leader in Account-Based Marketing (ABM) in Report from Global Analyst Firm Quadrant Knowledge Solutions

TechTarget | July 22, 2022

TechTarget, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTGT), the global leader in B2B technology purchase intent data and services, today announced that it has been recognized as a Leader in Account-Based Marketing (ABM) by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions, a leading independent global analyst and consulting firm. Quadrant Knowledge Solutions’ SPARK Matrix™ – Account-Based Marketing (ABM) Platforms, 2022 report includes a detailed analysis of the global market regarding short-term and long-term growth opportunities, emerging technology trends, market trends, and future market outlook. This research provides strategic information for technology vendors to better understand the existing market, support their growth strategies, and for users to evaluate different vendors’ capabilities, competitive differentiation, and market position. TechTarget is the top-rated global ABM vendor in the report exclusively serving enterprise technology. The Company was recognized for its technology excellence, market-leading intent data, customer impact and strong global ABM offerings. Quadrant Knowledge Solutions believes that with its “sophisticated ABM capabilities and strong industry expertise, TechTarget is positioned to increase its share in the global ABM market.” “TechTarget’s broad and flexible ABM platform is equipped with robust ABM capabilities that assist organizations by offering deep insights into customer buying behavior and allowing marketing teams to develop enhanced customer engagement and orchestration,” said Magha Rungta, Analyst, Quadrant Knowledge Solutions. “The Company continues to deliver end-to-end value across its client’s go-to-market through its key differentiators including Intent data at the account, buying team and individual level as well as the scope and scale of self-service & managed services for ABM.” To learn more about the ABM Platform market and TechTarget’s comprehensive capabilities, read this Knowledge Brief. “We are honored to be named as a global leader in ABM by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions,” said Michael Cotoia, Chief Executive Officer, TechTarget. “We are honored to be named as a global leader in ABM by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions,” said Michael Cotoia, Chief Executive Officer, TechTarget. “Account-based marketing is a high priority for many of our customers, and we are extremely proud to be recognized for our ability to deliver better ABM programs and results for them worldwide.” Based on the strength of Priority Engine™, its SaaS-based account and prospect-level intent data platform, combined with a comprehensive set of managed ABM engagement services, TechTarget delivers breakthrough outcomes for its customers through better data and better execution. To learn more about TechTarget’s ABM strategy and execution capabilities, download the 2022 SPARK Matrix™ – Account-Based Marketing (ABM) Platforms report. About Quadrant Knowledge Solutions Quadrant Knowledge Solutions is a global advisory and consulting firm focused on helping clients in achieving business transformation goals with Strategic Business and Growth advisory services. At Quadrant Knowledge Solutions, our vision is to become an integral part of our client’s business as a strategic knowledge partner. Our research and consulting deliverables are designed to provide comprehensive information and strategic insights for helping clients formulate growth strategies to survive and thrive in ever-changing business environments. For more available research, please visit https://quadrant-solutions.com/market-research/. About TechTarget TechTarget (Nasdaq: TTGT) is the global leader in purchase intent-driven marketing and sales services that deliver business impact for enterprise technology companies. By creating abundant, high-quality editorial content across more than 150 highly targeted technology-specific websites and 1,125 channels, TechTarget attracts and nurtures communities of technology buyers researching their companies’ information technology needs. By understanding these buyers’ content consumption behaviors, TechTarget creates the purchase intent insights that fuel efficient and effective marketing and sales activities for clients around the world.

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Influ2 Releases Buying Group Marketing Report, Showcases Benefits of Personalized Marketing That Goes Beyond ABM

Influ2 | July 08, 2022

Influ2, the first Person-Based Advertising (PBA) platform, released its Buying Group Marketing report in partnership with B2B Marketing. The report shares how Buying Group Marketing improves sales strategies, experiences and results while building on an Account-Based Marketing (ABM) approach. Since its development in the early 2000s, ABM has helped organizations close deals faster by improving the customer journey. However, as modern customers expect a more relevant experience, a new approach is necessary. The Influ2 report finds that BGM is the natural evolution of ABM, as it establishes new ways to engage buying groups and key decision-makers inside target accounts. According to Forrester, “many organizations have already evolved or are evolving processes and technologies to account for buying groups; those organizations have meaningful competitive advantage over those who do not.” The Buying Group Marketing report explains how to establish key audiences within a buying group, how to engage with customers through relevant content and experiences, and how BGM unites sales and marketing teams through unified metrics and messaging alignment. “Our goal with Influ2 has always been to boost pipeline for sales and marketing teams by delivering depth and relevance to customers,” said Dmitri Lisitski, CEO and Co-Founder of Influ2. “Our goal with Influ2 has always been to boost pipeline for sales and marketing teams by delivering depth and relevance to customers,” said Dmitri Lisitski, CEO and Co-Founder of Influ2. “Buying Group Marketing addresses exactly what the modern consumer wants: relevant and engaging content delivered through a personalized approach. BGM presents an advanced approach to customer engagement that helps to keep pace with competitors vying for customers’ limited attention.” According to the report, organizations that use BGM to focus engagement on the buying group improve the likelihood of converting prospects to customers while also increasing contract values and the speed of the buying process. Efficiency and high conversion rates drive the BGM approach. “BGM isn’t reinventing ABM,” Lisitski said. “It’s the next step to humanizing the sales process and connecting with the people behind a business. Businesses aren’t selling to businesses they are selling to people, and companies that understand this and adjust strategy accordingly will succeed.” Individual interviews conducted to develop the report will be released as a five-part podcast series over the coming weeks. This announcement follows the news that Influ2 was recently cited as an early stage B2B solution in the “New Tech: Account-Based Marketing, Q1 2022” report by Forrester. To learn more about Influ2 please visit www.influ2.com. About Influ2 Influ2 is a Person-Based Advertising platform for B2B companies that is purpose-built for B2B marketers who want to amplify their enterprise reach and revenue. It serves ads to specific decision-makers via display and social networks and provides sales with person-based and buying group insights that drive engagement within their target accounts. Where attention is finite, Influ2 helps you get in front of and drive engagement with people that want to engage with you. For more information, visit influ2.com.

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