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Demand Gen Report / August 2014
It is quite common for sales and marketing departments to debate who gets credit for a sale, the quality of leads, and other metrics. But it is vital that B2B organizations to enhance the relationship between these two teams to boost productivity — and ultimately results.
Download the e-book today and learn why marketing and sales aligned businesses:
- Close 38% more proposals;
- Lose 36% fewer customers to competitors; and
- Grow 5.4 points faster than less-aligned counterparts.
Peter Kim / Constellation Research
Digital disruption has affected every industry around the globe, bar none. Emerging technology has shifted the balance of power from long-standing institutions to newly formed entities that have been designed to capitalize specifically on the contemporary operating environment. Constellation’s PESTEL (political, economic, societal, technological, environmental, and legislative) framework helps identify the major elements of the shift to digital, but today’s brands are not staffed or structured properly to succeed in this transformation.Read More
Kevin Akeroyd / Eloqua / July 16, 2014
The onus is on us. Piecing back together the now fragmented customer experience requires marketing leaders to ramp up their activities far beyond basic brand awareness and meaningfully engage with customers across all marketing channels.
The C-Suite expects marketers to be able to measurably contribute to the bottom line and deliver loyal customers who return time and time again. In order to meet the boss’ demands, CMOs must take ownership of the overall customer experience and create individual, meaningful digital dialogs with their customers.And while technology is supporting theRead More
Alex Kantrowitz / AdAge / July 16, 2014
Despite widespread increases in content-marketing budgets, b-to-b marketers are still struggling to translate their content-marketing efforts into actual businesses results, according to a new study conducted by Forrester in conjunction with the Business Marketing Association and and the Online Marketing Institute.
Just over half — 51% — of marketers told Forrester their content marketing efforts are only somewhat effective; 27% rated the strategy as “neutral”; 6% said it was somewhat ineffective at delivering value; 1% said it was not effective at all.Read More
Demand Gen Report / July 3, 2014
New data shows that three out of four marketers are looking to further optimize their nurturing strategies and 82% plan to increase spend on marketing technologies in the second half of 2014. Those were some of the key results of the annual State of B2B Lead Nurturing. The study, conducted by Bizo in association with Oracle Marketing Cloud, gathered responses from more than 500 B2B digital marketers.
Nearly 60% of these marketers reported that they are delivering at least 20% of B2B company revenues, and almost 25% contributing more than 40%.Read More