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Using intent data for B2B sales and marketing efforts allows you to identify potential customers earlier. But how can you maximise use of intent data?
Intent data is a powerful tool for B2B sales and marketing efforts, providing valuable insights into potential prospects’ interests. Marketers can use the data to create more effective and targeted marketing campaigns, and increasing conversion metrics. Sales can use the data to prioritise outreach, contextualise messaging and increase meeting generation. Customer Success can use the data to identify churn within customers.
Here are 5 key reasons why you should consider using intent data for your B2B sales and marketing efforts.
At its simplest the dark funnel is just word of mouth – where people share their knowledge, experiences or recommendations about a product or service with others.
It can be both positive and negative and is often invisible to tracking by sales and marketing teams. Yet sales opportunities that enter the pipeline because of word of mouth tend to close more often and faster. This is not surprising as conversations start on a stronger footing due to the recommendation coming from a trusted source.
So why the rise of a new term?
Did you know you can double the performance of your advertising campaigns by using intent data with marketing?
I sat down with Karla Rivershaw, head of field and partner marketing at Infogrid, who has been using Bombora intent data (which is part of the Radiate B2B platform) since 2020.
- How to combine intent data inside Hubspot to power LinkedIn campaigns
- Use topics to contextualise messaging
- Work with sales to notify (via Slack) and design email sequences.
From Karla: “Definitely, what I can say with absolute certainty is that introducing intent data really helps to initially open those doors with these people and just make sure that you’re landing the right message.”
Intent data is now a critical tool in the armoury for sales teams when generating leads. All business-to-business (B2B) companies are constantly seeking new ways to generate high-quality leads and drive revenue growth. Intent data does exactly this.
At any particular time, 5% of companies are in market and buying. Identifying companies who are in market in normal times is a challenge. But in uncertain economic times, generating leads becomes even harder.
One of the biggest inputs in my planning is what I think is changing/more prevalent in upcoming years. The trends that are going to accelerate and change the industry we know.
I thought some of you would like to see my notes specific to B2B Sales and Marketing for 2022 and beyond.
Understanding the differences
There has always been a certain learning curve to implementing account based marketing. We typically work closely with our clients implementing it as a result.
The journey takes one of two routes – either targeting a small group of known accounts or a much larger group of unknown ones. Either makes sense depending on your marketing goals.
The next step always seems to happen though: the way marketers think about their market. The increased insight that comes from delivering an ABM programme leads to insight across campaigns and an increased understanding of the different segments.
Riaz & Mike spoke on:
- The impact ABM advertising has had on campaigns
- Successfully building an ABM programme
- The value of intent data
As well as the journey to setting up Radiate B2B.
Check it out here on Apple.
At its core, Account Based Marketing is just great enterprise B2B marketing. But it is its ability to scale and still deliver that is seeing its rise.
I sat down with Declan Mulkeen over at Strategic IC to talk about the topic, its growth due to Covid-19 and why the majority of B2B marketers are adopting it.
We covered off:
- The role of data in successful ABM programmes
- Where Radiate B2B in your ABM tech stack
- Hyper-personalisation and advertising
- The importance of sales and marketing to Account Based Marketing