Marketing, Technology

How to Scale-Personalize Your Marketing With AI

The nature of marketing has made it absolutely necessary to embark on the survival of the fittest and this can only be done by constantly honing and upping your area of competitive advantage. Fortunately for you, however, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has recently opened the door to scale-personalize without compromise. No two customers are exactly the same, there are differences, concerns, feelings, pain points, and needs that must be addressed individually. But in a world of 7.7 billion people as of February 2019, according to the most recent United Nations estimates, it seems almost impossible to scale-personalize marketing. How do you go about attending to the different needs of these people, when everybody wants to be reckoned with? This is surely a herculean task especially now that customers want to know where, when, and how without being given excuses. Humans have constraints as well as the propensity to be inconsistent, therefore, it becomes difficult to effectively create responses that can appeal to a larger group at the level of the individual. Also, just one interaction that is out of context is enough to make you proffer the wrong response because you didn’t understand what brought about that particular interaction and in…

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Launching And Scaling an Effective ABM For Your B2B

You are a B2B (business-to-business) marketer and you’ve not integrated ABM (account-based marketing), then something is definitely wrong and needs fixing right away. In a world where B2B marketers are facing stiff opposition from their competitors, every marketer should utilize the ace from the pack. You are expected to play your best hand and not hide behind a finger. B2B marketing thrives on information gathered about the customer and what better way to utilize the data than account-based marketing. 97% of marketers say ABM approaches have resulted in higher ROIs than other marketing initiatives. Of what use is any data to you if you can’t use the information to target the customer? Focusing attention on a given account allows marketing and sales teams to be more effective in their efforts so that they stop beating about the bush and chasing dead-end leads which consume time and other resources. There is always the “these guys actually know me feeling” about buyers when you send them a personalized message. Any time you hit on their pain points, they appreciate your concern and feel like your company understands them, and that translates to easier sales. With humans spewing out data to the tune…

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How to Boost Account-Based Marketing With AI

Kaplan and Haenlein, define Artificial Intelligence ( AI) as “a system’s ability to correctly interpret external data, learn from such data, and use those learnings to achieve specific goals and tasks through flexible adaptation.” Account-based marketing (ABM) on the other hand completely depends on data and its interpretation. On a daily basis, people are churning out very large volumes of data and according to sources, about 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created every second for every human being on the planet by the year 2020. Since technology has conferred the status of a global village to the world, trails you leave anywhere in the world can easily be located, collated, analyzed, and stored in a database for future use. Some few years back, it wouldn’t have been easy to get this information and even where you do it would take much time and effort. But now, algorithms, tracking codes, and advancements in technology such as machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) mean that this process can be almost entirely automated, sparking insights throughout the sales lifecycle that humans otherwise would not see. This is where AI comes in to complement ABM which usually allows for a much more…

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Using Data-Driven Approach to Anticipate Buyers Behavior

In order to build a successful marketing campaign in these days of IOT, data-driven approach is absolutely too important to be ignored. The only twist is that based on the large amounts of data available and the technologies required to analyze them, the job can be overly intimidating. According to reports, data is growing faster than ever before and by the year 2020, about 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created every second for every human being on the planet. But rather, unfortunately, less than 0.5 percent of all data is analyzed and used. Consumers are very much aware of the fact that marketers have access to an avalanche of information about them and have decided not to take matters lying low, they are researching the market landscape like never before. The scenario can be likened to what is good for the geese is good for the gander. This has incidentally made the path-to-purchase journey more complex as consumers have evolved more ways to research before they buy than ever before. Marketers, therefore, need to base their campaigns more on a data-driven approach than ever before. According to KPMG’s 2017 study “The Truth About Online Consumers, there are four…

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Why Data Science is a Must For Account-Based Marketing (ABM)

A study carried out by SiriusDecisions reports that 92 percent of participating B2B companies said ABM is “extremely important” or “very important” to their overall marketing efforts. But this is absolutely an uphill task without integrating data science. Data has been likened to the world’s new oil, though with some reservations here and there. A few years back, marketers did not see the need and did not have the necessary resources to embark on specialized means of reaching out to potential customers and businesses broadcast the same message to every single customer. With the world becoming a “global village” marketers have, however, being able to gain access to a wealth of individual consumer data and insights, making it easier to personalize their efforts for maximum effectiveness. According to the Economist, these titans—Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft—look unstoppable. They are the five most valuable listed firms in the world. Their profits are surging: they collectively racked up over $25bn in net profit in the first quarter of 2017. Amazon captures half of all dollars spent online in America. Google and Facebook accounted for almost all the revenue growth in digital advertising in America last year. These “titans”…

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