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Is Your B2B Contact Leads Database Ready for the AI Revolution?

posted by Margaret Spencer on August 16, 2017

Is Your B2B Contact/Leads Database Ready for the AI RevolutionOne of the main takeaways from Salesforce’s 2017 STATE of MARKETING report  is that investments in AI has outpaced spending in other marketing tech areas. B2B marketers are adopting AI technologies ranging from predictive lead scoring to chatbots in droves. But before you get caught up in the hype, there’s one thing you need to nail down before you start applying AI into your marketing processes: Is your B2B contact leads database ready for AI at all?

To answer this, we first need to separate the reality and the publicity behind AI’s capabilities in B2B marketing today. MarTech Advisor points to four key areas where B2B marketers can realistically expect AI to lend them a helping hand:

  • Scoring and ranking leads.
  • Segmentation and content personalization
  • Discovering and implementing Marketing automation strategies
  • Sales enablement and acceleration

At its present development stage, the best that AI technology can do is allow you to carry out the tasks in each of the above activities more efficiently. While some aspects of AI can uncover prospect behavior invisible to the unaided human B2B marketer, the reality is that AI remains just a tool, and tools are only as effective as the persons and processes using them.

So if you think AI has a place in your marketing toolkit, you first need to take a good look at your B2B contact leads database.

Like everything else in marketing, AI depends on good data. The data currently sitting in your CRM and datasets you’re about to collect need to meet some basic requirements before starting AI-enabled campaigns. In an interesting video series, Brandon Rohrer at Microsoft Azzure thinks of data science and AI as a lot like making pizza: the better the ingredients (your data), the better the final product (marketing insights).

There are four qualities that any dataset must satisfy to be ready for AI and data science:

  1. Relevant: Do the fields and records in your B2B contact leads database help you answer the questions you’re exploring? For example, which lead attributes in your CRM influence the likelihood that a prospect turns into a customer within the next quarter?
  2. Accurate: How reliable are the models/profiles generated from your marketing database? Do the records contain incorrect, outdated, redundant, or invalid entries?
  3. Connected: Are there significant gaps in your marketing data? What percentage of records contain empty fields?
  4. Sufficient: Do you have enough records to build robust AI models?

While each of the above criteria is important, we need to carefully consider sufficiency. AI requires data–lots of data. The algorithms that power most AI applications run on vast amounts of examples in their training set. In general, the more examples you use to train an AI algorithm, the more accurate the resulting model gets.

So before you think about applying AI in marketing, you first have to bring your contact leads database up to snuff.  Use the previous ideas as your guidelines and maximize the power of artificial intelligence.

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3 Reasons Why Savvy B2B Marketers Do Email Marketing With Purchased Contact Lists

posted by Margaret Spencer on July 20, 2017

When handled correctly, you can take advantage of purchased contact lists to its full potential. That is why savvy B2B marketers include purchased contact lists in their must-haves especially when running email marketing campaigns. Here are three reasons why they just love to do so. It lets you kick-start your email campaign right away. Inbound […]

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B2B Prospecting: The Key To Getting More Sales From Your Sales Leads Database

posted by Margaret Spencer on July 14, 2017

If you have a sales leads database and still wondering why you’re not seeing that sales figures, that might be because you have fallen short in prospecting. It’s a common knowledge that there are a lot of ways to do this like employing cold calling and email marketing. So why persist in prospecting? Isn’t having […]

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Sales Leads Qualifying Questions and Attributes

posted by Margaret Spencer on July 10, 2017

Provided that a qualified lead generation in a B2B marketing-for-leads program is to flourish, marketing, sales and corporate management should part an integrated definition of qualified sales leads. This is because the marketing team will have a better shot in producing leads that will be significant to the sales representatives if every one of them […]

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Sales Leads Fallacies You Should Be Aware Of

posted by Margaret Spencer on July 6, 2017

We are already in the third quarter of the year and lean months are fast approaching. Looking for sales leads during these times are rather a ride in the struggle bus. Business owners are setting up their operation, instead of their marketing scheme, for the holiday season. Consumers are likewise bustling to get ready for […]

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Techniques in Pumping Your Lead Generation with the Information Fuel

posted by Margaret Spencer on July 3, 2017

Online information continues to expand in its seemingly infinite glory. The volume of information that the web stores can be equaled to the number of stars found in the Milky Way Galaxy. These information may or may not be of any value added so. These information holds essential information about practically everything. To locate a […]

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Common Mistakes in Gathering Email Contacts

posted by Margaret Spencer on June 23, 2017

In the four phases of email marketing detailed by Daniel Fagella, collecting is the first. This is considered as email procurement or email researching. The goal of this stage is to obtain right leads as many as you can. Correspondingly, this phase can start with a quick correspondence utilizing the correct strategy and the correct […]

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Retargeting in B2B Lead Generation

posted by Margaret Spencer on June 22, 2017

“How am I supposed to persuade these persons?” This is generally the question every B2B marketer are sick of asking their selves. This question is correct however the appropriate response is simply underneath the table. Marketers ask their selves many times where did things turned out badly particularly in giving the advantages of the business, […]

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B2B Email Marketing: Preventable Mistakes in Conversion

posted by Margaret Spencer on June 19, 2017

Utilizing email and automation methodologies to drive clients in carrying out their vital move with business’ customers will occur in the stage of conversion. Up-selling an item or including a first purchase is excellent for e-commerce, appointment setting for service company and referral system for software company. These methods are only few of the best […]

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B2B Lead Generation Challenge: To Scale or To Simplify?

posted by Margaret Spencer on June 16, 2017

B2B lead generation appears to be a lengthy, heavy, and mentally demanding process. That is, it’s complicated. Ironically, the primary objective of the majority of today’s favor, buzz-word-ridden B2B marketing techniques remains generally straightforward: seek an intended interest group, curate great content, and utilize it to prompt sales. So, if this is the case, where […]

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