9 Expert Opinions on Marketing Productivity

marketing productivityToday we’re talking about marketing productivity. Marketers operate in a fast-paced environment. They’re constantly learning new skills, juggling tasks, and handling distractions. As with any profession, it’s difficult to be productive 100% of the time.

If you’re struggling to maintain peak marketing productivity, keep reading! We’ve compiled nine of the top tips and tricks from the best and brightest marketing experts. Continue reading “9 Expert Opinions on Marketing Productivity”

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”

Technographics: 6 Reasons to Use 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 “Technographics: 6 Reasons to Use Technographic Data”

5 B2B Marketing Metrics That Matter

B2B Marketing MetricsIn today’s technology and data-driven landscape, marketers are under constant pressure to prove the value of their efforts. But with the amount of data and analytics we have access to, it can be difficult to differentiate between the important marketing metrics and the not-so-important marketing metrics.

If you’re struggling to report on the success of your marketing campaigns, we’re here to help. Today we explain the five most important marketing metrics in 2017. Keep reading. Continue reading “5 B2B Marketing Metrics That Matter”

5 Surprising Sources of High-Quality Leads

high-quality leadsFor jackpot-winning businesses in hot sectors, high-quality leads just flow in naturally. However, for the majority of organizations, lead generation is a little more complicated than simply whispering you’re open for business.

In today’s digital age, there is a lot of emphasis on generating leads through blogs, emails, social media, Google AdWords, etc. All well and good, but you should also take a step back and focus on the most valuable lead generation weapon of them all – your networks. Continue reading “5 Surprising Sources of High-Quality Leads”

Automated Database Maintenance: 2018 Data Hygiene

ongoing 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: 2018 Data Hygiene”

4 Ways to Refresh Your Stale B2B Social Media Presence

b2b social mediaLet’s face it, in B2B marketing it’s easy to let your B2B social media accounts grow stale and outdated. With the social media landscape constantly evolving, and with so many other marketing responsibilities to juggle, many brands get complacent and fail to keep their social media strategy fresh.

However, it is important to recognize when you’ve gotten complacent and what updates you need to make to get back on track. Continue reading “4 Ways to Refresh Your Stale B2B Social Media Presence”