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Stop Frustrating Your Customers: Treat Them Like You Know Them

Stop Frustrating Your Customers: Treat Them Like You Know Them

April 12, 2019 by

There’s a lot of work that goes into converting an account from prospect to customer. Still, it’s important to realize the journey doesn’t end there. In many instances, your website is still a valuable source of information for customers, and the homepage is often their gateway to log into their accounts. For that reason, your site shouldn’t just be a place to communicate with potential cu […]

Don’t Let Your B2B Website Be Like a Bad Car Salesman

Don’t Let Your B2B Website Be Like a Bad Car Salesman

March 22, 2019 by

Who likes dealing with a bad car salesman? I think we can all agree that a pushy or unhelpful car salesperson can be one of the worst interactions you can encounter. But a poor B2B website experience can actually be quite comparable. Instead of a personalized experience presenting the most relevant content for each visitor, many B2B marketers are still using rotating hero carousels to cycle throug […]

Why You Shouldn’t “Chat Up” Visitors the Moment They Land on Your Site

Why You Shouldn’t “Chat Up” Visitors the Moment They Land on Your Site

March 14, 2019 by

Located less than 10 miles from Evergage’s headquarters in Somerville, MA, Drift is a local media darling that’s taken the B2B world by storm. The company’s communications and engagement solutions help demand gen-focused businesses drive leads through what it refers to as “conversational marketing.” If you’re not familiar with Drift as a company, perhaps you’ve come across their seem […]

Innovate Your ABM Program By Treating Active Prospects Like You Know Them

Innovate Your ABM Program By Treating Active Prospects Like You Know Them

March 1, 2019 by

Companies with account-based marketing (ABM) strategies often spend a lot of time thinking about how to tailor their marketing activities to high-value target accounts. They also often employ strategies to treat existing customers in a special way. These two audiences are important to any B2B company, but they don’t include one group that often gets overlooked: prospects that are currently in th […]

B2B Personalization Strategy: Treat the Buyer’s Journey Like a Bingo Card

B2B Personalization Strategy: Treat the Buyer’s Journey Like a Bingo Card

February 12, 2019 by

In a blog post I wrote at the end of last year, I explained how to prioritize your personalization campaign ideas so you can achieve the quickest time to value. This is a good approach to ensure your efforts deliver an ROI, but you’ll also want to think more broadly about the buyer’s journey at the same time. If all of your campaigns are at the top of the funnel, even if they are effective cam […]

The B2B Buyer Journey is Unique for Everyone, so You Need to Personalize

The B2B Buyer Journey is Unique for Everyone, so You Need to Personalize

February 5, 2019 by

Throughout the years, a lot of time has been spent on the concept of “journeys.” Just do a quick Google search for “customer journey” or “buyer’s journey” to see all the different ways marketers have tried to simplify the concept. And while the traditional linear buyer’s journey is useful in helping us broadly understand the different steps involved in a typical purchase decision, […]

Stop Phoning In Your Emails: Evaluate Your Email Marketing Resolutions for 2019

Stop Phoning In Your Emails: Evaluate Your Email Marketing Resolutions for 2019

January 10, 2019 by

These days, you’re probably spending some time thinking about all the new trends and technologies that will affect your business this year. This is definitely important, but while you’re reading marketing predictions and contemplating how you’ll react to them, it can be easy to forget about your existing strategies. Take email marketing, for example. Email marketing has been around for a lon […]

6 Ways Higher Education Can Personalize the Prospective Student Experience

6 Ways Higher Education Can Personalize the Prospective Student Experience

January 8, 2019 by

In today’s world, visitors expect a tailored experience not just from the retail sites they shop, but across the board. They expect the content they engage with to be relevant, timely, and helpful. In other words, they expect personalization. This demand has permeated all industries — including higher education, an industry not historically known for its advanced digital marketing techniques. […]

10 Articles to Get You Up to Speed on Email Personalization for 2019

10 Articles to Get You Up to Speed on Email Personalization for 2019

December 18, 2018 by

We found in our annual survey this year that three out of four marketers are personalizing their communications in email — which makes email the most personalized channel. This is great news, because with the volumes of email we all sift through every day, it doesn’t make sense to send irrelevant emails that will only serve to annoy your prospects and customers. But are marketers really doing […]

How to Minimize Time to Value with Your Personalization Campaigns

How to Minimize Time to Value with Your Personalization Campaigns

November 6, 2018 by

Let me set the scene. You’ve done your research and set aside the budget to invest in a personalization solution. You have many great ideas for personalization campaigns. What do you do next? The key to success is prioritizing your ideas with the fastest time to value. You don’t have all the time in the world to implement every campaign you could think of, and you want to make sure your invest […]

How to Use Personalization to Boost Your ABM Efforts Throughout the Sales Process

How to Use Personalization to Boost Your ABM Efforts Throughout the Sales Process

October 23, 2018 by

Many marketers I work with are tasked with creating both personalization and account-based marketing (ABM) programs for their organizations. A common mistake when starting out on this journey is to separate the efforts for personalization and ABM. I’ve found that personalization and ABM can and should work together to help accomplish a company’s objectives throughout the sales process — from […]

What Actions Can Be Used to Trigger an Email?

What Actions Can Be Used to Trigger an Email?

September 11, 2018 by

The more relevant your email is to a recipient, the more likely the person is to open it. This may seem pretty obvious. With so many emails cluttering our inboxes, why would we waste our time on anything we don’t care about? Sending triggered emails is one great way to ensure your emails are relevant. If you take a quick look through your inbox, you’ll likely find at least one example of the m […]

Why We Ungated Our Content & Results We’ve Seen So Far

Why We Ungated Our Content & Results We’ve Seen So Far

September 4, 2018 by

A B2B marketing trend I’ve observed over the past couple years is the “ungating” of premium website content like eBooks, white papers and other high-value resources. Gating refers to the practice of placing a form in front of a piece of content on your site in order to capture the contact information of the person looking to consume it. Typically, these forms reside on a landing page that in […]

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