2017 State of B2B Marketing Content Consumption and Demand Report

January 1, 1900

Content marketers and demand generation teams are being challenged even more this year. They are faced with more aggressive goals, steeper competition, and having to keep pace with the constant evolution of the MarTech Stack to achieve success. Just this year, Sirius Decisions reinvented the buyer’s journey with its newly unveiled Demand Unit Waterfall. These evolutions are creating new struggles for the B2B marketer—from bandwidth and budget to performancebased quotas, and sales and marketing alignment. Marketers must advance their thinking to optimize their 2017 demand generation strategy.

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Most B2B marketers’ arsenals rely on third-party intent data, but the growing privacy restrictions affecting third-party cookies are forcing marketers to rethink the use of these popular tracking tools. Savvy marketers are recognizing the untapped potential of first-party intent data as a replacement for traditional tracking methods. First-party intent data is unique because it’s proprietary to the organization that harvests it from its prospects. This in-house data collection technique enables companies to have total control over the data and target specific accounts with tailored messaging. Coupled with the new privacy restrictions web browsers are implementing, it seems like a no-brainer for companies to increase reliance on - or get started with - this data set.

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Using measurement to optimize ABM impact

whitePaper | July 14, 2021

Built on evidence-based research from some of our partners, including ITSMA, we present insightful analysis and practical steps you can implement in your organization to take any ABM program to the next level through better measurement. Built for ABM-ers, our guide outlines the best approaches to implement an ABM measurement framework and communicate your ABM strategy and results from the C-suite down. Inside we'll cover: The necessary framework for ABM measurement - "The Three R's" How to apply the The Three R's to different ABM programs How to measure effectively across Organizational Alignment, Data & Analytics and Systems & Tools How to develop an ABM measurement dashboard How to scale ABM through better measurement

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For B2B sales and marketing teams, competitive analysis is a foundational process that reinforces and clarifies business cases or campaign roadmaps by identifying gaps and potential differentiators. A competitive analysis has become essential to developing and identifying a winning strategy for growth and success—essential when, on average, a business can have 25 direct competitors. In the traditional sense, this would equate to an analysis of competitors, their products, and their messaging. But does that serve the purpose of identifying competitive gaps, or the ultimate goal of winning market share through displacement? Effective competitive displacement and competitive analysis need to be customer-centric above all else.

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