Buyer behavior changes faster than most marketers are able to keep pace with. Modern B2B buyers want to be marketed to on their own terms, and they expect you to plan your campaigns accordingly.

So how can you engage buyers wherever they are in the selling process and also reach all of the important decision-makers—without being intrusive? Account-based marketing (ABM) to the rescue.

What is account-based marketing?

ABM allows you to target your marketing on the account level rather than at the individual level. That means you can deliver your marketing messages to your target accounts while expanding your reach and exposure to other decision-makers and influencers within an account.

Here are five dead-simple ways to get your first account-based marketing campaign up and running.

1. Go talk to your sales team

Let's be honest here. When is the last time you sat down with your sales counterparts and got to know them on a personal level?

If you have done so recently, great! If not, I would highly encourage you to do so quickly. You'd be amazed what you can learn simply by having a conversation with your sales team.

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Sangram Vajre is a co-founder of Terminus and the author of two books on marketing. His latest is Amazon best-seller ABM Is B2B. He is the founder of the FlipMyFunnel community, where B2B marketing and sales innovators foster the account-based mindset and learn from each other.

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