We’ve talked a lot about account-based marketing (ABM) recently and the general consensus around here is that it’s good for you, your brand, and your bottom line. There are a lot of tactics to juggle, inbound and outbound when building an ABM strategy, so here is a super condensed version of its key principles to help you make sense of it.
The world is full of rules and expectations of what is “normal.” However, as I’ve grown and aged, I’ve learned that throwing some of those rules out the window or challenging those expectations can help you find the best things in life. These broken rules can range from small and simple to huge and complicated.
Some of the world's biggest brands have succeeded in large part due to their strong communities of brand evangelists. With limited resources, how can a scrappy startup build and scale a community? In this week's episode of The Inbound Success Podcast, Nikki Nixon talks about building the #FlipMyFunnel community and what it took to take it from a small event sponsored by Terminus to a 7,000+ person movement focused on improving the effectiveness of B2B marketing, sales and customer success professionals. From conferences and events, to a private Slack channel, blog contributor program, local meetups, and more, Nikki has built a variety of channels for community participation, all of which have contributed to the growth of FlipMyFunnel's passionate audience.
We all know account-based marketing is nothing new. It’s been practiced for years. At the early stages of inbound marketing, traditional marketing tactics including account-based marketing (ABM) were looked down upon, but, now that inbound marketing isn’t the shiny new object, many sophisticated marketers are talking about how old-ish school tactics are helping them get in front of prospects that inbound just can’t reach.
Looking for creative approaches to getting in front of a difficult-to-reach C-suite audience? On this week's episode of The Inbound Success Podcast, I'm interviewing Patrick Shea, the VP of Demand Generation at Boston-based Cybereason about how he fused a classic inbound marketing approach with account-based marketing and direct mail to reach and convert executive level buyers of the company's enterprise-level cyber security software solution.
Account-based marketing is a hot topic that has generated a lot of buzz in the inbound marketing community. A lot of marketers, including myself, have been doing research on how valuable this methodology can be to our campaigns and strategies. Although the term may seem like a new topic, it’s actually a marketing and sales strategy that has been around for a few years now. It’s my goal in this blog to break down account-based marketing (ABM), how we can apply it, and its future in inbound marketing.