Sales and SDR teams spend their time communicating with prospects to understand their specific tactical challenges, qualify them as a potential customer for the solution, and schedule a more detailed meeting. The more they know about the specific buyer personas that they are communicating with, the more relevant their messaging becomes and the more successful they will be at achieving their objectives.
Drive prospect engagement by aligning to the attributes of high value offers. A primary function of the go-to-market team is to determine how best to engage prospects in order to progress deals and drive revenue. Organizations that have the most success in driving prospect engagement are those where cross-functional teams come together to create and execute offers that are so compelling and relevant that prospects consider it worth their time to engage. This gets the various teams acting together to make connections with targeted accounts rather than working in silos.
Lead-to-account matching and routing solutions have become a critical piece of the infrastructure required to support these sophisticated GTM organizations. As marketing, sales and the emerging function of revenue operations have become more sophisticated and go-to-market (GTM) processes have become increasingly complex, the technology to enable GTM activity has flourished.
As companies reinvent their sales and marketing efforts, the number one challenge remains how to effectively engage buyers. Based on the popular keynote from Virtual Summit and On-Demand Webinar from CEO and Founder of TOPO covers the topic of how to engage buyers right now.
The global pandemic caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) had repercussions in the business environment unlike anything we have ever seen. Marketing and sales organizations have had to adjust to new ways of working and communicating with buyers with a previously unimagined degree of speed and agility.
Intent data reveals the topics that companies are actively consuming across the web. This data may be collected from a single publisher such as TechTarget or from a broad array of sites such as Bombora. Significant increases in research about a specific topic can be used to identify companies that are actively researching new solutions.
“Don’t go chasing waterfalls.” – TLC
TLC didn’t know they were singing to Demand Generation when they wrote their famous song. Too many Demand Generation professionals are chasing waterfalls and its now time for Demand Generation to bring a fresh perspective to align the organization.
The list of accounts have shrunk and the account based process now begins with re-prioritizing accounts and re-allocating resources accordingly. Marketers need to understand how to prioritize this Account Based GTM approach with a new reliance on an entirely digital set of tactics.
As we look ahead to the next 3-6 months, organizations need to set up the organization to continuously collect insights and craft relevant messaging to engage customers and buyers. Below is session from our Virtual Summit where Dan Gottlieb our Sales Analyst, shares how companies are setting up “the newsroom,” turning insights into extreme value messaging and plays.
The COVID-19 disruption has created new strategic considerations for sales and marketing, resulting in the need to re-analyze target markets, re-allocate resources, offer extreme value, change tactics, and re-design organizations for the new environment.