One of the most strategic moves you can make as a marketer is to staff your team with the right people and invest in them. People are critical to long-term success. As the saying goes, talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.
A recent study from Demandbase, Salesforce Pardot and Demand Metric reveals that 84% of B2B marketers expect to see value from their AI implementations within a year. Furthermore, 40% of marketers surveyed agree that AI is one of the most important investments to achieve better sales and marketing performance.
Building a multi-dimensional, in-depth understanding of B2B customer relationships is imperative for fiscal accountability. Companies are “leaking” as much as 1-5% of EBITDA, losing up to tens of millions of dollars a year because they are unable to reach the right customers at the right time.
For lead generation, some B2B marketers may view trade shows as outdated compared to digital strategies, but trade shows are critical for securing face-to-face time with prospects and buyers. Business.com lists the following as just a few of the reasons trade shows are essential:
If you haven’t been giving thought to CRO (Conversion Rate Optimization), now is the time to start. SEO may help your organization succeed in Google search rankings, but CRO is what fills the funnel. It is the art of cultivating a high-converting, customer-focused B2B experience through engaging imagery and videos, asking for and incorporating customer feedback, and consistent, strong CTAs.
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