sales enablement

Why Every Company Needs a Sales Enablement Content Strategy

Learn why B2B companies must create a sales enablement content strategy to nurture prospects through the sales funnel.

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5 Demand Generation Best Practices for IT Service Companies

The IT services industry must grapple with growing competition. From other providers to the evolving self-help SaaS industry, competitors come in all shapes and sizes. There is also enormous opportunity in the IT services industry. Gartner predicts that worldwide IT …

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Creating Value With B2B Sales Enablement

Using value-added communications to improve the B2B marketing to sales handoff. B2B sales enablement techniques to drive opportunity creation.

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6 Smart Account Based Marketing Examples for B2B Companies

Learn about ABM campaign for B2B companies. Six practical examples of ABM for B2B. Ideas for getting started with account-based marketing.

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15 Critical Inbound Marketing Statistics for B2B in 2021

Updated March 2021. Inbound marketing best practices seem to change constantly. It’s essential to follow the data and see where customers and competitors are heading to keep up with trends. Here are thirteen current inbound marketing statistics that highlight this …

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4 Common B2B Lead Generation Mistakes

Common B2B Lead Generation Mistakes. B2B marketing mistakes to avoid. Some lead generation tactics that simply work better than others.

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Where Does Content Fit into My B2B Marketing Funnel?

Using content in your B2B marketing funnel. Defining the purpose and approach for using content in B2B marketing. Tips to audit your funnel.

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5 Ways Content Can Aid the B2B Sales Process

Content is a powerful tool for B2B sales nurturing. Use content to make the sales process more relevant for buyers. Sales lead nurturing tips.

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3 Marketing Mistakes That Stop Sales Leads from Becoming Customers

To build a sales funnel that really works, sales and marketing teams need to set objective goals and agree on consistent lead qualification criteria that will define each phase of the buyer’s journey.  Organizations that don’t get departments on the …

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How to Drive B2B Sales Leads with Problem-Focused Content Marketing

Article by the Ironpaper team. Content marketers, beware: The people who buy technology products and services don’t care how many awards your company has won or how long you’ve been in business. Buyers crave valuable, educational content that helps them …

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15 Types of Content Marketing (Including Some You Haven’t Thought of Yet)

While there are many types of content marketing imaginable and you are only limited by your creativity, sometimes it can help to start with ideas for inspiration. Content marketing doesn’t need to refer to just the written word (although “crawlable” …

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6 Ways to Automate Your Marketing and Sales Alignment With HubSpot

Marketing and sales teams are understanding that they need to align their KPIs and goals to be successful.   In fact, when sales and marketing teams work together, companies see 36% higher customer retention and 38% higher sales win rates, …

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4 SaaS Marketing Strategies to Generate and Retain Users

SaaS marketing should be used to generate leads and new users who are a qualified fit for your business. Unlike shorter term sales, SaaS companies need to generate a large pool of leads who have a clear problem that can …

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How to Build Your Own Business Email List

Over 700 people per month search “business email list” into Google, with many others searching variations on the term. Clearly, marketers and salespeople are still trying to purchase their way into building a contact database.   But purchasing a business …

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How to Iterate and Test an Account-Based Marketing Campaign

Iteration and optimization are the two words that should define your account-based marketing campaign. If you want to lower your cost-per-acquisition and scale up reliably, you need to be lean with your campaign launch and test from a few different …

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How to Gather Lead Intel With Progressive Profiling

As B2B marketing teams adopt better CRM technology, they can do more advanced things to manage and convert business leads. Read more: What is Progressive Profiling? Progressive profiling is a great tool for growth teams. It allows marketers and sales …

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How B2B Marketers Can Use HubSpot for ABM

HubSpot is not often advertised as a platform to support account-based marketing. Therefore many businesses don’t consider it when they transition into ABM strategies — that is, targeting specific accounts rather than casting a wide net. But did you know …

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The 3 Biggest Mistakes B2B Marketers Make with Lead Nurturing Emails

Author: Nikki Pacitti B2B email marketing is an effective tool for improving lead to sales conversion rates, and lead nurturing improves buyer readiness by sending targeted communications to different audience segments. When companies understand how to effectively nurture marketing leads …

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Marketing Goals Examples for B2B Marketing Teams

In the past, marketing teams were concerned with softer metrics like social media shares, video views, and webpage visits. These metrics spoke to marketing value, but not business value i.e. revenue, and it was hard to convince stakeholders to invest …

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Customer Lifecycle Management: Tips for B2B Tech Companies

As a B2B tech company, your sales process is often several months to even a year long (or more!). It’s also usually a winding pathway, filled with education and deliberation. For tech companies especially, there are often multiple buyers and …

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5 Remarketing Examples for B2B Companies

With today’s data capabilities, we’re used to seeing remarketing ads for our favorite consumer brands. If you browse any major online retail store you will soon find the same products following you around the web in what is called retargeting …

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The Top 6 Most Common Account-Based Marketing Challenges and Obstacles

The road to success in account-based marketing (ABM) can be fraught with challenges and obstacles that each agency has to overcome. While some of these issues may be specific to the agency and its method of operating, some recurring problems …

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Using Content in the Sales Process

Tips For Using Content in the Sales Process Successfully We feel that content is just as important in the sales process as it is in marketing. Content in the sales process is an excellent way to nurture prospects down the …

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Why Do Marketing Plans Fail?

What Can Cause Marketing Plans to Fail? Sometimes even a well-executed marketing plan fails. When this happens, teams should dissect what went wrong to prevent failure from happening again (or at least the same type of failure). Marketers who simply …

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20+ Sales Statistics that Matter for 2018

Sales tactics have changed over the past few years. Companies that have shifted from intensively relying on cold prospecting to improving on inbound tactics and lead nurturing to be more competitive in the marketplace and win more clients. Understanding the …

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How to Nurture Content Leads

Many organizations invest heavily in lead acquisition but fail to nurture the leads they acquire. What happens often is a prospect will download the content (say an eBook, white paper, infographic, etc.) and then never take an interest in your …

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Using Lead Data to Improve Your B2B Close Rate

Platforms that automate marketing and collect contact data are helpful to marketers, naturally. But did you know marketing automation has immense value for sales teams, too? By using the marketing data collected on your leads, you can craft a sales …

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The Best Content Types for the Bottom-of-the-Funnel

As buyers move down the sales funnel their discovery process changes. It’s often thought that midway through, and especially at the bottom-of-the-funnel, salespeople take over, leaving marketers to worry only about top-of-the-funnel contacts. While buyers may have more interaction with …

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Most Valuable Types of B2B Sales Content

Purposefully-written content, that aligns with buyer needs, can drive prospects down the sales funnel, increasing close rates. Often times, the content sales teams produce is ineffective, because it is too pushy and sales-driven. This presents an opportunity for marketing teams …

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How to Nurture Leads from the Awareness to Consideration Stage

Lead nurturing is essential for every company who seeks to expand the number of sales opportunities in their sales pipeline. Especially for B2B companies, who confront longer stages cycles with a group buying decision, it’s important to establish a robust …

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