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Terminus Launches New Certification to Improve ABM Maturity

Terminus | March 09, 2022

Terminus, the only account-based engagement platform built to deliver more pipeline and revenue through multi-channel account-based marketing (ABM), today announces its new ABM course and certification program, The Account-Based Strategy Certification: Fundamentals. Designed to help B2B marketers create their strategic ABM roadmaps, this course enables go-to-market teams to build a business case for ABM, launch their first ABM program, or improve or scale their existing ABM program.

According to Terminus’s 2021 State of Modern Marketing report, 87% of marketers agree that augmenting traditional lead-based strategies with a stronger focus on account-based strategies is the best way to maximize revenue generation. Despite this, 86% say that automated account engagement activities across multiple channels is something their organization needs assistance with. By enrolling in The Account-Based Strategy Certification: Fundamentals, marketers participate in a comprehensive, self-paced training course that focuses on the fundamental principles of an account-based strategy and provides tactical, real-life recommendations and examples for running successful ABM campaigns.

“Every day, we come across experienced marketers who say they have their own ABM program already in place. But many times, they’re not maximizing their program with a proper multi-channel, data-driven strategy,” said Tim Kopp, CEO of Terminus. “ABM has evolved from a nice-to-have to a necessity for go-to-market teams. With our new certification program, we’re equipping B2B marketers with the knowledge and tools necessary to drive their ABM success.”

The course features five lessons led by seasoned ABM professionals in the marketing space. After the lessons are completed, participants have the option to earn a certificate and digital badge by passing a timed, multiple-choice exam. The course consists of the following lessons:
  • The Modern Approach to B2B Marketing
  • Operationalizing Your ABM Strategy
  • Laying the Groundwork for ABM
  • Assessing Your Readiness for ABM
  • Launching Your First ABM Program
The course is free to all existing customers and partners with their Terminus subscription and can be accessed directly via Terminus Academy. The course is also free with registration to any non-customers and partners. For more information about Terminus and its certification program, visit Terminus.com.

About Terminus
Leaders of the account-based movement, Terminus helps Marketing, Sales, and Customer Success work better together to drive a winning go-to-market strategy and exceptional customer experiences. Terminus offers the best data, channels, and analytics all in one platform; powering high-performing go-to-market teams. We’re proud to be helping over 1,000 customers on this mission, including brands like DHL, G2, Outreach, and TripActions. We’ve been named a G2 Leader for 15 consecutive quarters. Visit terminus.com to learn more or connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Transmission launches Hubbub – the LinkedIn content and creative inspiration hub

transmissionagency | January 18, 2022

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The changing face of brand building in B2B boardrooms

transmission | August 10, 2022

Despite historic skepticism from B2B boardrooms, brand building has been going through somewhat of a renaissance over the past few years. For all too long, the B2B marketing function was seen as a cost-center whose existence was to support sales in accelerating pipeline and maximizing ROI. Mentions of brand in the boardroom could be met with disinterest and to a certain extent, fear, driven by difficulties in measuring its impact on the bottom line. The effects of a negligent approach to B2B brand building were clear. In 2019, the Financial Times partnered with the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) – a professional institute for agencies and individuals working in the UK’s advertising, marketing, and communications industry – to publish the ‘Board-Brand Rift’ report revealing that over half of business leaders rated their knowledge of brand building as ‘average’ to ‘very poor’. But things are changing. In just a few short years, brand has made its way to the top of B2B marketing leaders’ priority lists. Our ‘State of B2B Brand Building 2022’ research report reveals that 71% of B2B marketing leaders acknowledge that boardroom views of brand building have changed significantly in the last 12 months – with over 60% now believing that brand marketing is a strategic business priority. B2B buyers want more from business: The marketplace has seen a huge shift in B2B buyer behavior driven, in part, by the COVID-19 pandemic. Concerns over public health, the environment, and job security contributed to a climate of fear and anxiety in which buyers looked to make more ethical purchase decisions – turning to business as a bastion of societal leadership. Two years on, B2B buyers are increasingly looking to engage with highly resonant and authentic brands. 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Demandbase Recognized with Four "Top Rated" Awards by TrustRadius

Demandbase | May 18, 2022

Demandbase, the Smarter GTM™ company for B2B brands, announces that TrustRadius has recognized it with four Top Rated awards. Demandbase received the honor in the Account-Based Marketing (ABM), Intent Data, Market Intelligence, and Sales Intelligence categories. This is the second year in a row that Demandbase has received TrustRadius' Top Rated awards. It's a testament to the way in which its technology scores high with customers for its functionality, ease of use, and ability to drive results. "There's no greater compliment for us as a company or for our products than to receive Top Rated awards in these important categories, The fact that these awards are purely driven by vetted customer ratings means that we're doing our job of equipping B2B companies with what they need to execute a successful go-to-market. Thank you to our customers for your support and trust in us, and to TrustRadius for the recognition." Jon Miller, chief marketing officer of Demandbase Since 2016, the TrustRadius Top Rated Awards have become the B2B industry's gold standard for unbiased recognition of technology products. Based entirely on customer feedback, they have never been influenced by analyst opinion or status as a TrustRadius customer. The methodology and scoring that TrustRadius uses to determine Top Rated winners can be found here. "Demandbase won Top Rated Awards in Account-Based Marketing (ABM), Intent Data, Market Intelligence, and Sales Intelligence software categories in 2022," said Megan Headley, VP of Research at TrustRadius. "Demandbase earned these Top Rated awards based directly on feedback from their customers. Reviewers on TrustRadius value the intent data insights, account-level analytics, automation, accuracy of contact information, account targeting early in the buying cycle, and as a source of truth for market insights and customer prospecting." About Demandbase Demandbase is Smarter GTMTM for B2B brands. We help marketing and sales teams spot the juiciest opportunities earlier and progress them faster by injecting Account Intelligence into every step of the buyer journey and orchestrating every action.

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Doceree Unveils Account-based Marketing Solution Tailored for Life Sciences Industry

Doceree | June 10, 2022

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