There is no doubt that LinkedIn is the most successful social media channel for B2B marketing. Whether it’s used for content marketing, recruitment or account-based marketing, the opportunities stretch far and wide.
In this three-part blog series, I will cover how to make the most of your LinkedIn company page analytics, best practices for distributing content on LinkedIn and how to use LinkedIn when B2B events or shows are cancelled. This blog post is the first of three and delves deep into LinkedIn analytics.
In the midst of uncertain times, growing numbers of B2B companies are amping up their digital content strategies and seeing positive results. What is the ultimate digital B2B buyer experience and how can you achieve it?
that, when times get tough, the tough get going. And that’s probably why, in a
time where many companies have reduced or even stopped spending on marketing
efforts for fear of COVID-19’s impact, we’re seeing a growing number of
companies turning the current situation to their advantage.
Right now, companies are in a battle for market share and, in some cases, survival. Some, however, fight smarter than others.
Watching our clients around the globe during the past month, we have noticed three different ways people are reacting to these tough times:
mention of a ‘white paper’ is likely to send shivers down the spine of any
marketing manager today. And it’s no surprise, because the work it takes to
produce a good white paper should not be underestimated.
But it’s worth it! Here, I’m going to look at some of the key reasons you should start planning your white papers now!
As writers, we have all experienced that moment when we think to ourselves, why the heck am I writing this if no one is going to read it? And if your marketing department has been focused on content for basic demand generation, then your marketers have probably experienced that same thing. They’ve put a lot of time and energy into creating content with the hope of turning MQLs into SQLs, but unless the right people are finding it, all of that work goes down the drain.
Since starting down the ABM track ourselves, we’ve presented the concept and workings of ABM to top management and sales and marketing leaders on many occasions. One comment we often hear early in our presentations, usually from salespeople, goes something like this: “In many ways, we’ve been doing ABM since forever. We just didn’t call it ABM.” And they’re right – in many ways.
As 2020 blows full speed ahead, we wanted to take a moment to appreciate some of the finer things in life from 2019—like all the super helpful, astute blog posts we produced.
This article examines how approaching sales and marketing with account-based marketing (ABM) lifts efficiency across the board. To kick things off, we discuss a topic that is dear to the hearts (and careers) of sales leaders, CEOs and CFOs, but which Marketing is typically far removed from: the revenue pipeline.
Many of us who work with 10X sales and marketing techniques (10X companies outperform their competitors by a factor of at least 10 in key aspects of their business models), invented and refined primarily in the US, view the success of Scandinavian companies such as Grundfos, Alfa Laval, Danfoss, Vestas Wind Systems and Foss Analytical Instruments with admiration. They’ve built their impressive track records on innovation, high-quality products and know-how.
In many B2B companies, a lot more attention is paid to how many deals enter the pipeline than on measuring the rate of closed-won deals. Yet the average win rate is one of the most important measures of success! Although winning deals is normally considered the job of the sales team, how can the marketing team contribute to this crucial KPI?
If you’ve done the analysis, and your win rate is at or even below the industry standard, you might want to consider how account-based marketing (ABM) can boost revenue results.