The Beginner’s Guide to: Account-based Selling

December 14, 2019

Account-based selling focuses on quality over quantity. Sales teams prioritize their prospecting efforts based on the companies they should be contacting rather than the individuals. They use data to find specific accounts that would benefit from their product and then devise customized, high-touch prospecting approaches for those target accounts. By employing account-based selling, you ensure that your sales teams are focusing on highpotential, high-value accounts, making them more likely to close deals, hit their quotas, and grow your business.

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90octane

90octane is a digital agency that specializes in Top Pursuit Marketing(TM). We help clients connect with and convert their most valued prospects. That means we like the hard stuff. The almost impossible stuff. It means hyper-targeting your story to a town in Italy to influence a key decision maker. It means becoming a thought leader in a market where your brand is unknown. It means creating customer-ambassadors who know more about your product than your sales team. Grounded in the knowledge of our clients' goals, success metrics and strategies, our team develops programs fueled by creative thinking, executed with precision and analyzed like a science. Throughout our programs, we gather new insights to connect the dots and spark profitable relationships between our clients and their customers.

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Lead Generation and Management for SMB Sales & Marketing

whitePaper | January 1, 2021

This week’s round-up comes just 3 days before #FlipMyFunnel hits San Francisco for our sold out account-based marketing (ABM) and sales roadshow! We are excited to challenge the status quo of B2B Marketing and this week’s round-up shows it. We start with the ABM checklist you need to bring perfect marketing and sales alignment. After getting ready to become an ABM hero, we move to learning best practices on to building your target account list. We finally wrap it up with a fun ABM quiz to test your teams knowledge of marketing and sales alignment. Check them out below! 1.The Account-Based Marketing Checklist You Need to Successfully Navigate the Waters This week’s round-up starts off with a must read account-based marketing article from B2C. In this article, Kelly Waffle does a great job at using a sinking ship metaphor to show how ABM can help your marketing team reach “smoother water”. Use this checklist to see where you can improve your teams chance at navigating the waters!

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How to Win Market Share with a Customer-Centric Lens

whitePaper | May 18, 2021

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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COLLABORATIVE ABM: BEYOND SALES & MARKETING ALIGNMENT

whitePaper | November 20, 2019

As we asserted in our recent white paper, Humanizing the Account Based Marketing Experience, marketing/sales duo that don’t respect each other can torpedo even the best Account Based Marketing (ABM) program. While many of today’s account based marketing and sales strategies are powered by technology and AI, the human element (knowing who your customers and prospects are at a deep level) is critical.

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The Actionable Guide to Account-Based Sales Activation

whitePaper | November 15, 2019

In the midst of the growing level of data sources and external competition, one of the greatest threats to your success is internal. Mistrust, miscommunication, and misinformation between sales, marketing, and customer success can cause frustration, turnover, lost deals, and missed growth opportunities. Marketing doesn’t trust that sales reps are reaching out to the right accounts, while Sales feels overwhelmed by a never-ending list of what seem like low quality leads.

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Why Account Insights are the Missing Link in ABM Success

whitePaper | January 27, 2022

ABM focuses on targeting the right accounts at the right time and treating your prospect as a market of one. But an often-overlooked component within targeting campaigns is understanding the customer — generating insights into account activities are the missing link. The challenge lies in figuring out which points of information are most relevant to your prospect and crafting a plan to fully leverage them to drive engagement. Enterprise buyers are increasingly protective of their time, while a potential vendor that still expects the luxury of a lengthy introduction and a recounting of what challenges stand in the way of the organization’s progress is unlikely to move the relationship forward.

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Leveraging Insights to Power Account-Based Marketing

whitePaper | June 27, 2022

Effective account-based marketing (ABM) requires ample, timely and accurate account and contact insights. The insights that matter for ABM can be classified by data type and level of granularity. Choosing the right types of insight depends on the organization’s ABM approach.

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Spotlight

90octane

90octane is a digital agency that specializes in Top Pursuit Marketing(TM). We help clients connect with and convert their most valued prospects. That means we like the hard stuff. The almost impossible stuff. It means hyper-targeting your story to a town in Italy to influence a key decision maker. It means becoming a thought leader in a market where your brand is unknown. It means creating customer-ambassadors who know more about your product than your sales team. Grounded in the knowledge of our clients' goals, success metrics and strategies, our team develops programs fueled by creative thinking, executed with precision and analyzed like a science. Throughout our programs, we gather new insights to connect the dots and spark profitable relationships between our clients and their customers.

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