Personalization. It’s not just the latest marketing buzz-word. It’s the way to break through the noise and reach your target audience. In fact, it’s a concept that is driving much of the marketing automation technology innovation for both B2B and B2C companies. So, it makes sense that we spend some time figuring out why it is so important and how you can start personalizing your go-to-market. To help us on our journey, I’ll reference key statistics and findings from three well done research studies: the Salesforce State of Marketing Survey, Salesforce’s State of the Connected Customer Research and the B2B Content Marketing 2019: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends report from Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs.
Article originally published on MarketingProfs here.
In my experience implementing ABM as a SaaS CMO, and then working with other B2B companies as a consultant, I’ve found 10 key steps that lead to ABM success. More important, I’ve identified some common mistakes so you can avoid them.
Step 1: Identify your ideal buyer
So your VP of Marketing just announced that your entire organization is going to shift to Account Based Marketing (ABM) and you’re thinking “Shoot me now! It’s hard enough to create content to feed our marketing engine now, how am I supposed to create personalized content for a dozen personas?!”
Back away from the cliff!
I have good news! You can be the hero of your company’s ABM initiative!
Content Superhero Weapons
In order to help your company win at ABM, you’ll need to bring to the table the following content weapons: