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Demandbase Releases Branch-Level Matching and Improved Corporate Hierarchies

Demandbase | January 20, 2022

Demandbase, the B2B go-to-market leader, today announced it has updated its company taxonomies to provide users with a deeper understanding of their customer and prospect accounts. This enables users to easily identify whether a company is a global parent, subsidiary, branch or independent company (e.g. not part of a corporate family tree). Available in both Demandbase Data Cloud and Demandbase Sales Intelligence Cloud, these changes promote higher account and lead match rates and more accuracy overall.

"Corporate taxonomies may not get a lot of buzz, but they're incredibly important in the sales world," says Brewster Stanislaw, chief product officer at Demandbase.

"Corporate taxonomies may not get a lot of buzz, but they're incredibly important in the sales world," says Brewster Stanislaw, chief product officer at Demandbase. "For example, if sales teams don't know whether a company record in their CRM is a branch — like a retail store location — or an independent business entity, they can't assign that account to the right salesperson. By upgrading our taxonomies and implementing branch-level matching, we're enabling better account planning and sales targeting. Sales teams can now route leads properly, understand their accounts more deeply, and even determine if an account is viable in the first place. We're really eager to see how this accelerates and improves our customers' sales efforts. We're committed to minimizing friction for sellers so they can close more deals, and this is a big step in that direction."

There are key differences between companies classified as a global parent, subsidiary, branch or independent company that are important for salespeople to know. For one, it helps them assign accounts to the right representatives and avoid unnecessary conflict between reps who both think an account is theirs. It also allows sales teams to uncover cross-selling opportunities and get warm introductions to parent and subsidiary companies when applicable. Additionally, sales can use this information to expand its footprint across related accounts with enterprise or master services agreements.

Furthermore, having access to these classifications means that branch and account hierarchies will be improved, and users will be able to better manage corporate family tree records. Demandbase already has data on nearly 1 million branch locations for 24,000 of the largest companies in the world and has opened the gates to add even more.

About Demandbase
Demandbase is transforming the way B2B companies go-to-market. Demandbase One is the most complete suite of B2B go-to-market solutions, connecting the leading account-based experience, advertising, sales intelligence, and B2B data solutions so Marketing and Sales teams at the biggest and fastest-growing companies can collaborate faster, share intelligence, and experience explosive growth. For more information about Demandbase, visit: www.demandbase.com.

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6sense Named G2's 2022 Best Software Awards for Marketing Software

6sense | February 10, 2022

6sense, the leading platform for B2B organizations generating predictable revenue, today announced it has been named to G2's 2022 Best Software Awards. 6sense is the top-ranking ABM/ABX platform named to the Best Marketing Products list for 2022. This accolade follows 6sense's December 2021 honor as a Leader across 11 categories in the G2 Winter 2022 Grid Report, including recognition as the number one Account-Based Advertising solution for the fifth consecutive reporting period. These awards, based on feedback from thousands of B2B software buyers and users on G2, recognize the top software choices used by teams. Its annual Best Software List ranks the world's best software companies and products based on authentic, timely reviews from real users. "We're honored to be recognized by customers using 6sense to transform their go-to-market strategy," said Jason Zintak, CEO of 6sense. "We're honored to be recognized by customers using 6sense to transform their go-to-market strategy," said Jason Zintak, CEO of 6sense. "Our mission is to transform the way organizations create, manage and convert pipeline to revenue and that requires a willingness to change. And change requires advocates, champions and evangelists. This recognition is for all the forward-thinking leaders achieving predictable revenue growth with 6sense in the RevTech Revolution." G2 releases their list of best software companies annually to recognize leaders in product performance and user satisfaction. Their annual best of software lists are based on data from more than one million authentic, verified customer reviews written and published between January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021. Highlights from verified customer feedback on the G2 platform: "Our annual Best Software List aims to guide buyers on their purchasing decisions, knowing they can trust in the credibility and objectivity of our scoring algorithms. We applaud those companies named to our 2022 list, as they've earned the satisfaction among their customers as well as an impressive market presence," said Godard Abel, co-founder and CEO, G2. "6sense is transforming account based marketing and selling. This is what marketers and sellers have been waiting for. Accurate insights and predictions and all the actions you need to orchestrate your end-to-end revenue strategy." "Fuel ABM and your tech stack with 6sense. 6sense has allowed our team to completely REVolutionize your marketing and sales team's processes for B2B marketing. With 6sense your marketing team will be directly supporting the sales team by surfacing in-marketing accounts and helping qualify them and build new pipeline." "6sense enables a modern way to rationalize and manage outreach. My job requires me to cover many different accounts that can be difficult to organize, but 6Sense allows me to prioritize certain accounts based on the intent that a company is exhibiting." About 6sense The 6sense Account Engagement Platform helps B2B organizations achieve predictable revenue growth by putting the power of AI, big data, and machine learning behind every member of the revenue team. 6sense uncovers anonymous buying behavior, prioritizes accounts for sales and marketing, and enables them to engage resistant buying teams with personalized, multi-channel, multi-touch campaigns. 6sense helps revenue teams know everything they need to know about their buyers so they can easily do anything needed to generate more opportunities, increase deal size, get into opportunities sooner, and compete and win more often. Visit 6sense.com for more information.

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Folloze and GetIT Partner on Powerful Personalized ABM Solutions to Enhance B2B Buyer Journeys

Folloze, GetIT | April 11, 2022

Folloze and GetIT today announced an agency partnership that will package the Folloze B2B Buyer Experience Platform with GetIT’s account-based marketing (ABM) solutions for the technology, IT and telecom markets. The partnership solves a common challenge for frontline marketers: Bringing ABM and other vital marketing solutions to market quickly — a process that can often take months. With Folloze, GetIT eliminates the need for time-consuming integration and coding activities to offer its clients a ready-made solution that includes content curation and a personalized content hub. “Personalized content curation and presentation are critical components of all ABM work,” said Anol Bhattacharya, CEO of GetIT, based in Singapore. “Personalized content curation and presentation are critical components of all ABM work,” said Anol Bhattacharya, CEO of GetIT, based in Singapore. “In most cases, the time to go live between account strategy and implementing a personalized content hub can make or break the ABM process. By fusing our buyer enablement content with the Folloze B2B Buyer Experience Platform, we’re redefining the dynamics of the B2B buyer journey.” Optimizing the B2B Martech Stack GetIT plans to roll out the bundled solution to several of its clients in the Asia Pacific market, with Telecom Malaysia being the first to launch this month. Other IT and telecom clients include Google Cloud, AWS, Orange Business Service and Telecom Indonesia, among others. “Most B2B marketers are overwhelmed with the task of building a martech stack without adding complexity. That’s what Folloze does best,” Bhattacharya said. “It’s all about solving a specific set of business problems and improving the buyer experience. And because Folloze is platform agnostic, we can confidently say to our clients that Folloze will fit right into whatever tech stack they’re using.” The Folloze Buyer Experience Platform is fully extensible and built to easily integrate with and complement any martech infrastructure. It is designed to fill any frontline marketing need, from ABM penetration to demand generation, personalized content development and channel optimization. “We can now offer a powerful solution to scale ABM buyer journeys, putting them in exactly the right context and with the right structure behind it,” said Randy Brasche, VP of Marketing for Folloze. “We enable frontline marketers to easily build highly engaging, personalized content destinations across the entire B2B buyer journey to drive deeper account engagement and stronger revenue growth.” Aligning Sales and Marketing Teams The combined solution will be a game-changer for improving sales and marketing alignment. “More than 90 percent of ABM projects fail because there is little or no alignment,” Bhattacharya said. “This partnership creates an effective mechanism to bridge the gap between sales and marketing teams.” Folloze VP Brasche added, “Marketing is increasingly accountable for driving revenue. Together, we’re empowering frontline marketers to provide accurate insights to sales and tighter orchestration of the revenue process.” Folloze Growing Agency Partnerships With this latest partnership, Folloze is putting packaged, personalized buyer experiences into the hands of marketing agencies so they can inspire their clients to do more with account-based marketing. “We envision these agency partnerships as a promising channel for us to influence a new era of high-touch buyer journeys,” Brasche said. “We’re delighted to bring all of our expertise to bear and work with great agencies like GetIT.” GetIT agrees that Folloze is up to the task. “I was blown away with the enthusiasm the Folloze team has for delivering digitally rich B2B buyer journeys,” Bhattacharya said. “They really believe in their product, and that belief is contagious. As a partner, their team has been super responsive, helping us train our people and close deals fast.” To learn more about GetIT ABM solutions or the Folloze B2B Buyer Engagement Platform, go to: https://getit.marketing/account-based-marketing/ About Folloze Folloze provides the leading B2B Buyer Experience Platform. Folloze empowers sales and marketing teams to quickly create rich, personalized, and value-added experiences that maximize the revenue impact across the entire customer journey — with no coding required. Top B2B brands, including Autodesk, RingCentral, Cisco, and ServiceNow trust Folloze to boost customer engagement, revenue growth, and expansion across their target accounts. To learn more, visit https://www.folloze.com/. About GetIT GetIT provides B2B technology, telecom, and IT marketers in JAPAC with the strategies, blueprints, services, martech, products and programs to create end-to-end marketing success. GetIT exists to help marketing teams cut through complexity, and drive initiatives that generate real value. With GetIT, marketers will be able to drive powerful, optimized, and efficient campaigns; boost sales and marketing ROI; strengthen channels; and enhance the productivity of internal teams.

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TrustRadius Announces Demandbase One Integration

TrustRadius, Demandbase | March 30, 2022

TrustRadius, the most trusted research and review platform, today announced its integration with Demandbase One, a go-to-market platform redefining how B2B companies execute their account-based strategies. This integration allows B2B marketers and sellers to reach, target, and engage in-market buyers who are actively researching them and their competitors on TrustRadius. Buyers on average spend almost 11 minutes comparing products on TrustRadius. They also spend time evaluating product pricing, alternatives, feature scorecards, FAQs, and customer reviews. The time spent on these content-rich pages provides vendors with high-fidelity intent signals about which of their products or competitors' products in-market buyers are engaging with. When TrustRadius' downstream intent data is integrated with Demandbase One's AI and machine-learning capabilities, users are able to segment, target, and direct sales efforts to the accounts that will most likely convert to pipeline and ultimately become valuable customers. "We are excited to partner with Demandbase to integrate our downstream intent data into their platform," said Vinay Bhagat, founder and CEO of TrustRadius. "We are excited to partner with Demandbase to integrate our downstream intent data into their platform," said Vinay Bhagat, founder and CEO of TrustRadius. "This will enable B2B marketers and sellers to focus on finding and winning in-market buyers and aligning their sales and marketing efforts for a more effective go-to-market strategy." IT infrastructure-monitoring software company LogicMonitor successfully leveraged TrustRadius downstream buyer intent data to engage new in-market accounts in their Demandbase One ABM platform and boosted their ABM account engagement by 81%. "The TrustRadius intent audience shows a higher engagement rate than any other ABM segment—accelerating accounts through the buying journey," said Zachary Perl, Growth Marketing Team Lead at LogicMonitor. "TrustRadius intent data and user reviews proved essential for our ABM efforts. It's time to take it to the next level and scale our impact." "Integrating TrustRadius downstream intent data into Demandbase One is such a natural fit for us," remarked Jackie Palmer, Vice President of Product Marketing at Demandbase. "Demandbase Smarter GTM™ is all about using intelligence to focus on the ripest opportunities and engage them with relevance. It doesn't get much more ripe or relevant than being in-market." Available today, the TrustRadius and Demandbase One integration is simple to set up and use within a matter of hours. All Demandbase customers can get a complimentary sample of TrustRadius intent signals from buyers comparing their products to competitor's products. Get in touch with the TrustRadius team to set up a demo today. About Demandbase Demandbase is the Smarter GTM™ company for B2B brands. We help marketing and sales teams overcome the crippling data and technology fragmentation that inhibits insight and forces them to spam their prospects. We do this by injecting account intelligence into every step of the buyer journey, wherever you interact with customers, and by helping you orchestrate every action across systems and channels—through advertising, account-based experience, and sales motions. About TrustRadius TrustRadius is the most trusted research and review platform for business leaders to find and select the right software for their needs. Decision-makers across industries rely on verified, peer-based guidance and research from TrustRadius. Vendors engage and convert high-intent buyers by telling their unique story through rich reviews. Over 12 million visitors a year create and engage with high-quality review content and data on Trustradius.com. Headquartered in Austin, TX, TrustRadius was founded by successful entrepreneurs and is backed by Mayfield Fund, LiveOak Venture Partners, and Next Coast Ventures.

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Jabmo Expands ABM Platform with Sales Enablement and Salesforce Integration

Jabmo | April 08, 2022

Jabmo, a provider of account-based marketing (ABM) solutions to the manufacturing, life sciences, and healthcare industries, has expanded the sales enablement capabilities of its Omnichannel ABM platform. Jabmo now automatically sends the following two types of email alerts to key account sales managers, which are personalized based on their portfolios: Real-time alerts about surges in buying group intent; and Weekly account reports that summarize engagement for multiple accounts. Insights provided include engagement over the past week, top engaged accounts, and any increases over time. In addition, Jabmo delivers account-based insights through a new Salesforce integration. Within the Salesforce application, the Jabmo Insights tab and Jabmo Account Engagement Reports show buying intent surges and key account activity across channels. Insights reveal how accounts are coming to key pages, most engaged locations, and most engaged pages. "As buying groups grow larger than ever, sales teams need more than just individual leads to hit their goals," said Mark Durante, vice president of product and engineering at Jabmo. "As buying groups grow larger than ever, sales teams need more than just individual leads to hit their goals," said Mark Durante, vice president of product and engineering at?Jabmo, in a statement. " They need the big picture of account-level engagement to sense when the time is right to strike. "We've introduced our latest account-based engagement reports and surge alerts to separate the signal from the noise. All that data gets rolled up into timely account-based insights, so sales reps can get to the deal first," Durante continued. "The beauty is that sales reps don't have to learn yet another system. Insights are delivered right where they are already working—in email and Salesforce. Everything they need is right at their fingertips." Jabmo clients, including disaster recovery and property restoration company First Onsite, are already seeing success with the new sales enablement tools. "Jabmo has really helped us improve communication and collaboration between our sales and marketing teams. This alignment has truly supercharged our sales efforts, and we're already seeing new opportunities, bigger deals, and incredible company growth," said Adrian Fulle, vice president of marketing at First Onsite, in a statement.

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