The Rise of Account Based Marketing: Essentials to Success

January 20, 2020

Aligning sales and marketing is one of the most common problems companies face. Managers find that often, sales and marketing have differentiating solutions when it comes to developing strategies; which can affect company revenue and lead generation efforts. With marketing known for its spending habits, company executives demand a good ROI. As a result of significant revenue gain more than 60% of companies plan to launch an account-based marketing (ABM) campaign in the following year. Why is ABM becoming so popular? This marketing tactic allows marketers to create targeted campaigns for specific high-value accounts. In order to have an effective Account Based Marketing strategy it is important for your sales and marketing team to be aligned. But what is account based marketing, and how can you integrate it in your company to make sure your team will deliver the ROI that your company needs?

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Bolin is a fiercely independent, brand experience agency. We understand that customer acquisition and retention is the lifeblood of every business. And to thrive in today’s hyper-competitive marketplace, passive, one-sided conversations with prospects and customers will not drive bottom line growth. At Bolin, we help clients transform their brands for accelerated growth by leveraging our industry expertise and integrated marketing solutions to create human to human connections that inspire engagement, motivate action, and turn window shoppers into life-long customers.

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