Corporate Gift Giving: A Beginner’s Guide

corporate gift givingLet’s talk about corporate gift giving.

It’s that time of the year again—holiday season is upon us and festivities are in full swing. Your B2B sales reps are working long hours to close last minute deals. And your marketing team is busy too—fully entrenched in holiday messaging and plans for the upcoming year. It seems like there’s not enough time in the day. Continue reading “Corporate Gift Giving: A Beginner’s Guide”

B2B Blog Post Round Up: Lead Generation, List Churn & More

b2b blog postWelcome back readers! We’ve written another B2B blog post round up for you. If you’re not familiar with the ZoomInfo blog, this is a regular series we publish. These round ups highlight all the great work our writers have done for outside publications.

Check out our favorite blog posts and articles from November! Continue reading “B2B Blog Post Round Up: Lead Generation, List Churn & More”

A Beginner’s Guide to Creating a Successful Marketing Technology Stack

marketing technology stackIn 2011, Scott Brinker compiled the first of many Marketing Technology Supergraphics. The original graphic displayed the logos of 140 prominent marketing technology brands. Today, the supergraphic holds an astounding 5,381 logos.

Although impressive, this sudden influx of technology has made marketing more complicated. It’s no longer easy to track and manage the day-to-day functions of marketing. In fact, 26% of marketers say their top challenge is finding the right technologies to fit their needs (source). Continue reading “A Beginner’s Guide to Creating a Successful Marketing Technology Stack”

The Beginner’s Guide to Buyer Personas

buyer personasDid you know 60-70% of marketers say they don’t truly understand their buyers (source)? Let that sink in.

We don’t need to tell you that’s a problem—it’s obvious. If you don’t understand your target audience, how will you produce effective content? Influence their buying decisions? Or form productive relationships with them? The short answer is—you won’t. Continue reading “The Beginner’s Guide to Buyer Personas”

Give the Gift of Automated Data Maintenance [Infographic]

data maintenance“Organizations must shift their focus from one-time data cleansing to ongoing data maintenance to turn the tide.” –SiriusDecsions

B2B data isn’t glamorous. Yet, it’s a critical resource for both sales and marketing teams. Unfortunately, even if you invest in high quality data—it decays rapidly as people change jobs, companies go out of business, and mergers occur.  Continue reading “Give the Gift of Automated Data Maintenance [Infographic]”

6 Reasons to Target Prospects Using Technographic Data

B2B technographicsHere’s the scenario: Company ABC and Company 123 have identified the same exact target audience to sell their software to. Both companies have access to the same demographic and firmographic prospect data—yet Company 123 also has access to technographic data. These technographics reveal the tools their prospects use, what they use them for, how long they’ve used them, and much more.

We don’t need to tell you who has the upper hand here. Continue reading “6 Reasons to Target Prospects Using Technographic Data”

Automated Database Maintenance: The Future of Data Hygiene

automated data hygieneOur stance on B2B data is no secret. Although we’ve said it before, we feel it’s worth repeating: Prospect and customer data is the most critical asset a B2B organization can own.  Think about it, without contact information, how would you sell, market, or provide quality customer service? The short answer is—you wouldn’t be able to.

If you’re like most modern companies, you already have access to some sort of contact database. But, collecting data and having access to it is only one small step toward data-driven success. Data quality and cleanliness is where the real power lies. Continue reading “Automated Database Maintenance: The Future of Data Hygiene”

B2B Sales Intelligence: Bad Data and Sales

b2b sales intelligenceWhether you realize it or not, the efficiency, productivity, and drive of your B2B sales team is directly dependent on the quality of your data. Good data leads to less time spent prospecting, more meetings on the calendar, and ultimately more revenue.  The impact of bad data, however, can range from one lost account to catastrophic revenue loss.

Last week we discussed how low quality data can significantly lower the effectiveness of your marketing campaigns. If you haven’t read that post yet, you can do so here: B2B Marketing Meltdown: The Impact of Bad Data. Continue reading “B2B Sales Intelligence: Bad Data and Sales”

A B2B Marketing Thanksgiving [Infographic]

b2b marketing thansgivingThe B2B marketing landscape is an exciting place to be—the constant stream of new tools and technologies, ever-changing buzzword tactics and strategies, and of course innovative, advanced ways to reach customers and prospects. Exciting as it is, it can also be enough to make a person’s head spin.

As marketers, it’s easy to become so burnt out that we forget to stop and appreciate the things that make our jobs a little easier. That’s why we put together the following infographic—to show you the top six things we’re thankful for this year. Continue reading “A B2B Marketing Thanksgiving [Infographic]”