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  • In today's competitive landscape, many B2B companies are reviewing their strategies, and that often includes a more careful segmentation of target audiences—both to sell more accurately and to budget more efficiently for marketing. Find out how to best segment your target audiences.

  • Sales and marketing teams can often seem aligned—even when they aren't really. In fact, alignment levels have been decreasing. Take the three steps discussed in this article to ensure Sales and Marketing are communicating, collaborating, and working harmoniously.

  • This infographic from Spear and Uberflip explores effective content types for each stage of the sales funnel (early, mid, late) and provides tips for connecting with target audiences throughout the buyer's journey.

  • See Kenda Macdonald, CEO of Automation Ninjas and bestselling author of "Hack The Buyer Brain," Backstage (on-demand) to learn how the human brain works when making a purchasing decision—and how you can use that knowledge to create the perfect sales pipeline.

  • B2B sellers have relied heavily on tradeshows, user conferences, and other in-person interactions to launch products and services, generate leads, and nurture relationships. But B2B marketers must now replicate the impact of in-person events online. These 12 tactics will ensure you succeed.

  • How can B2B firms tell when it's finally time to invest in a customer relationship management (CRM) system? The signs tend to vary among internal groups.

  • Salespeople and marketers have long been told that to succeed it is essential to ABC: Always Be Closing. But what exactly does that mean? Which tactics and strategies consistently encourage leads to say "yes"?

  • Like chefs, marketers regularly combine a variety of "ingredients" to achieve a desirable result. Unfortunately, two of those ingredients—inbound and outbound marketing—are routinely set up as competitors even though, like salt and pepper, they're actually complementary.

  • We all want warm leads—those who already know us and our company—because they always out-convert cold leads. So how do you find more of those already-warm leads? Find the buyers who've moved on from current clients.

  • Effective lead qualification—the process of scoring prospects to determine how well they fit the profile of a valuable customer likely to convert—can deliver a big payoff for B2B firms.

  • The abrupt changes caused by Covid-19 have shocked our personal and work lives, forcing us to rethink how we do business. But some things have not changed—like knowing what the most important metrics are... yet not being able to improve in those areas. However, you can bridge that gap and drive revenue.

  • Particularly when you're dealing with B2B prospects and clients, product videos provide a direct and effective form of communication that can speed up the decision-making process. If you do them right.

  • Rumors that the CMO role is going the way of the dodo bird have been circulating for years. The devaluation of the role is partly the consequence of outdated notions of what CMOs do and misconceptions about the scope of the job. But the current crisis is proving the CMO role is vital.

  • Account-based programs demonstrate higher conversion and close rates than traditional demand programs. So, companies of course want to focus on winning and growing target accounts in the year ahead. But there are ways you can make ABM even more successful and maximize ROI.

  • Futurist, author, and Salesforce Global Innovation Evangelist Brian Solis offers insight into what he calls the novel economy and the type of customer that marketers need to serve now.

  • Who wouldn't be excited at the prospect of identifying what led to a customer's making a purchase decision? Though marketers continue to improve and refine the process, one challenge to truly meaningful insight remains: how to marry offline and online marketing attribution.

  • Most marketers understand the power of search marketing and the possibilities for leveraging social media. But only the best marketers are harnessing the powerhouse combo of search plus social. We'll take you behind the scenes to see how it can be done. Sponsored by Workfront.

  • As a B2B marketer, your work does not start or end with passing along generated leads to the sales team. What's more important is empowering them with targeted content assets to deliver a more personalized and engaging experience to prospects and buyers. Like these 6 content assets.

  • B2B marketers, who relied on tradeshows and conferences, will be itching to go back to how things were before the pandemic hit. But maybe not exactly how things were—because there is a better way to reach people in-person: experiential marketing (yes, for B2B, too).

  • Business buyers are inundated with pitches and content, most of which isn't relevant to them. That's good news for B2B marketers: Your prospects are hungry for a personalized experience. Here are three practical ways to make your ABM more successful.