How is Digital Marketing for B2B? What are the considerations to take into account to drive sales in this market? Do we have to treat different the target market than B2C? In this presentation we will cover the 4 most important stages to drive sales on B2B with Digital Marketing, focusing on the latest trends and technologies.
Connect+Engage+Measure+Convert in a B2B environment
Connect + Engage + Measure + Convert in a B2B environment
Maria Jose Serres@mjserres
Many interesting articles/videos/infographics
Who am I?
Maria Jose Serres
Degrees in Computer Engineering + Marketing + Digital Marketing.
First job with Internet in 1995.
Worked in B2B most of my life from development to consulting.
Im a Demand Generation Manager at PEER 1 Hosting
Involved in the latest trends & technologies related digital media.
And why me being here to talk you about this? Because Ive been working in this market since 2001, Ive been seeing the change and Im part of it.
Why am I here talking about this? Because there is more investment on marketing for B2B, mainly digital and you need to know where to stand when you start looking for a job.
Source: Digital Trends 2014 Adobe + Econsultancy
Which one area is the single most exciting opportunity for your organisation in 2014?
These are the areas that business are going to invest more this year, how much do you know about them?
The game is changing and the target market shares what they like
Are you ready?
Business to Business
Shift in communication but not totallyFrom building emotional connections To problem solving
Normally many points are touched before a decision is made
B2B markets are generally small vertical markets, often niche in size, comprised of a few thousand sales prospects to maybe as large as 100,000 prospects.
B2Cmarkets that are typically large broad markets of tens to thousands to millions ofsales prospects.
B2B sales require consultative selling (selling based on understanding a client's needs and developing a relationship of trust) sometimes from a two-step level sales organization including the sellers sales force and a distribution sales force.
B2C sales are usually direct to the consumer or involve a retailer. The sales approach is a traditional product sell of "convincing the consumer" they need the product or service being sold.
The decision to purchase in B2B sales is generally driven by need and budgets therefore; it tends to be a very rationale decision.
B2C purchase decisions tend to be made based on want more than need or a budget and therefore are triggered by more emotional decisions.
But keep in mind
73% OF PEOPLE WHO READ B2B BLOGS ARE PEOPLE.Tim WasherSenior Marketing Manager Cisco
(Tweet this now, mention @timwasher)
Businesses are competing on attention to their target market
Its about being with the right message, at the right time when the target market needs us.
There are many channels to use, identify your target market to see what they use and what is relevant for them.
linkedin.comThe survey revealed that the average customer had completed more than one half of the purchase decision-making process prior to engaging a supplier sales representative directly
Be there. Be relevant. Be optimized.
Be there when they look for us
90% of business buyers say when theyre ready to buy, theyll find US.
..and when they dont
80% of the traffic on your web site is not from people who will necessarily buy anything. The challenge is engaging with those visitors who are interested in your product but are still in the evaluation process.Chris Golec, Founder and CEO of Demandbase
Be there everywhere is needed
As businesses need to reach the target market with slight different channels than B2C, each channel should be properly used, have a strategy to anticipate, to be reactive
Be relevant with what you show
Sony Play Station: Case Study by SalesForce
Show what they need
Be relevant. Talk their language
There are many magazine ads talking about the issues that companies have. And this is a good way to catch the attention: talk about their issues, solve their problems.
Owned Earned and Paid the key elements of strategy convergenceOwned: Website Desktop Mobile Tablet: SEO - Branded Social - Branded Content eMailEarned: Word of Mouth Blogger Outreach - Online video - Social - UGC Social - USG TwitterPaid: Video Ads - Branded Content - Display Banners - Mobile Display Sponsorship and social / social mobile has a key role to play
Now that we have reached our target market
Stop thinking about campaigns and start thinking engagement.
Lori Wizdo, Forrester Research
Engage is about motivation:How to motivate people to engage with us?Why they would like to engage with us?What do we have to give them in return?
Call to actions:What are the ways to engage with them?
Example 100% online, multiple channels
What to measure?
VisitsClicksCampaignsSourcesConversionsBounce rateTime on pagePages visitedFlow
ROILifecycle MetricsLead Generation Metrics
Whatever you need for your specific objectives/target market/campaigns
What to measure?
What youll see when you measure?
Identify the most visited pages
Identify where your prospects are
Not only with Google Analytics
Conversion is about
Doing the connection and engagement well
Continue the engagement (remarketing)
When they Convert?
You define itand measure itDownloadsChatsCallsWebformsPurchasesPage ViewsVisits
Home made case
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