As the business world continues to find its footing in a post-pandemic world, account-based marketing (ABM) has never been more essential. In order to deliver contextually-relevant and timely messages amidst changing conditions, companies need to harness quality data, predictive insights, and next best actions via a unified platform.
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Enterprise organizations are inherently global; they tend to have multiple product lines, serve multiple geographics and languages. Yet when each part of the business chooses its own ABM approach and technology solution, costs explode and teams battle their peers for business, causing anarchy within the organization and sowing confusion among target accounts. The danger is that everyone ends up competing for resources; and too often those resources are poorly allocated when it comes to supporting the overall business strategy, which requires having a comprehensive view of what’s happening.
Enterprise organizations have a sophisticated go-to-market approach, with specialized teams focused on products or geographies and subject matter experts who compose their ABM program development. The problem is that when each organization chooses its own ABM approach and technology, costs explode and teams battle their peers for business, causing anarchy within the organization and sowing confusion among target accounts.
Knowing who to prioritize and what will compel them to take action are really two pieces of the same puzzle. But in the quest for an ABM program that takes full advantage of personalization and relevance, marketers often make the critical mistake of viewing intent data and predictive analytics as separate and distinct.
The spread of COVID-19 shook up the B2B sales economy. Enterprises have been forced to take strategic steps to combat the economic consequences of the crisis and keep pace with constantly shifting customer demand. Amidst this adversity, lessons on the future of B2B sales are emerging.
If you work at a large enterprise, social distancing might feel like déjà vu. That’s because long before the pandemic, the phenomenon of “corporate distancing” had resulted in poor collaboration among teams, divisions, and product lines. Corporate distancing creates chaos, and it ultimately affects your customers’ journey and makes them feel distanced as well.