What is Intent Data? The Predictive Sales Trifecta

DiscoverOrg Sales

Your prospects are out there right now, hunting for a solution to a problem you can solve. Marketers can expand their reach by buying leads from some content publishers or advertising on some third-party sites, but budget and accessibility to third-party sites can limit reach.

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The Data Will Bring Us Together: Relationship Therapy with Sales and Marketing

DiscoverOrg Sales

The process of sales and marketing alignment is so fraught with assumptions, misunderstandings, and disagreement that we think both departments need a relationship therapy session! Marketing has certain data needs. Location data (Marketing loves). Firmographic data.

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What is Intent Data? The Predictive Sales Trifecta

DiscoverOrg Sales

Reading Time: 7 minutes Your prospects are out there right now, hunting for a solution to a problem you can solve. One winner is selected, and all the other competitors who did not make the cut have to go back to the drawing board, the next prospect. What is Intent data?

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Data-Agnostic? See How Data Quality Affects ROI in This A/B Test

DiscoverOrg Sales

Data is no different. The problem with data is that it changes slowly over time, decaying, typically at minimum, 30% per year. Data decay happens similarly to how motor oil ages in your engine. That’s how ABSD is scaled, in part—and it is critically dependent upon data quality.

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7 Must-Have Automated Documents for Sales Success

Data is often stored in disparate, siloed systems, forcing users to scour. multiple sources for the data they want and copy and paste into their document. Sales teams, in particular, waste precious time and resources on repetitive tasks and manual data. Share the (data) wealth.

A Primer on GDPR and Marketing Data Protection Best Practices

DiscoverOrg Sales

May 25, 2018 is a date on the minds of many sales and marketing professionals: the day the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect. DiscoverOrg is a data processor, and we believe our customers are also data processors. This brief primer provides practical tips to help sales and marketing teams be ready and able to meet the changing regulations while leveraging a sales and marketing intelligence solution like DiscoverOrg.

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The Coming Customer Data Tsunami: 3 Predictions for 2019

DiscoverOrg Sales

“Big data” is very 2012. But big data has historically referred to gobs of behavioral data. As customers , we got used to the big-data treatment – fast. B2B big data wasn’t quite there. Here are some data predictions we’re looking forward to.

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Cat Meme Queen Strikes Again: Bad CRM Data Quality is Even Worse Than You Think

DiscoverOrg Sales

And YOU get bad CRM data, killing email deliverability, wasting your reps’ time, skewing your analytics, and costing you money. It’s a serious problem for any company who relies on web form-fills or other user-generated data for inbound campaigns. Bad CRM data costs real money.

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Cold Email, Warm Leads: Where Does Good Data Come From?

DiscoverOrg Sales

We’ve seen lists with a 40% bounce rate ( yes, really ), and many others around 15% … but few people in sales and marketing rely on lists alone. Our squeaky-clean data is in a league of its own, but we wanted to see how it stacked up in real life, which can be hard to quantify.

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How to Building a Data-Driven Marketing Plan for 2018

DiscoverOrg Sales

Our latest eBook shows you how to navigate your book of business, craft a well-calculated marketing plan, add more places of interest on the map, and direct potential customers to inroads back to your company. The marketing plan lays the groundwork for your team to go forth and execute.

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A Look Back and Ahead at the Evolution of B2B Data: Year in Review

DiscoverOrg Sales

But I love the concept of data-driven customer engagement. As CEO of DiscoverOrg, I have some strong opinions about data. Here’s what shook up the B2B data world in 2018 – and what I think that means for our industry in 2019. I hate the word AI.

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[VIDEO] Whiteboard Wednesday: Increase Retention in Sales – with Data (Steve Waters)

DiscoverOrg Sales

I want to talk about how to improve morale on the team over time by enabling them with great data and helping sales leaders invest in their team’s success. Bad data: a silent killer of sales morale. A silent killer on the sales floor is going to be bad data.

Sales Intelligence: What to Expect When You’re Prospecting

DiscoverOrg Sales

Business leaders understand that data is the critical heart of growth and expansion. There’s data, and then there’s data. It’s not hard to find data : a company name and phone number, employee count, revenue, maybe direct numbers and email addresses, job titles.

Not Fake News: 4 Ways to Double-Check Your Sales Data

DiscoverOrg Sales

This is most important when your sales team hears “news” about a target account – and that news seems to indicates that your prospect is about to make a purchase. If you don’t start with verified data from trusted sources, you’re wasting time chasing “leads” that aren’t really leads.

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[VIDEO] The Cost of Bad Data

DiscoverOrg Sales

So, question of the day is: Have you ever wondered just how much money having bad data in your sales and marketing system cost you ? Let’s say you have 100,000 target prospects in your database that you’re trying to sell and market to.

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The Power of Sales Intelligence #1: Data quality and management

DiscoverOrg Sales

Time to plan your next marketing campaign, or start prospecting into your top accounts! You’ve been in sales and marketing long enough to know it’s never quite that easy. You know a lot of target prospects don’t really have those job titles. Marketing and sales intelligence is different : It’s more than just data. Because time has an effect on data. Marketing and sales data is no different; it also needs to be constantly refreshed to be accurate.

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The Scariest Thing is What You Don’t See: Your Garbage Sales & Marketing Data is Killing You

DiscoverOrg Sales

This is what happens with most prospecting campaigns. It’s marketing versus sales competency. It’s your data. When I founded DiscoverOrg in 2007, delivering quality sales and marketing data was the backbone of what we wanted to build. Eight years later there is something that is absolutely mind bending for me to realize: all – and I really mean all when I say that (with us as the exception) – sales and marketing data providers really suck.

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Pitch Perfect: Selling to the Chief Marketing Officer

DiscoverOrg Sales

What does it TAKE to sell to the Chief Marketing Officer? Jill began this task by talking to Heidi Bullock , Chief Marketing Officer at Engagio , formerly GVP of Global Marketing for Marketo. Read it: 7 Quick Wins for Marketing + Sales Alignment. Intent data.

How Salespeople Can Better Prioritize Using Purchase Intent Data

Smart Selling Tools

John: TechTarget’s data and insight products for sales called Priority Engine and Qualified Sales Opportunities are built on proprietary knowledge of enterprise purchase intentions and the specific people involved in them within accounts.

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4 Steps for Getting More Out of CRM Data

Sales and Marketing Management

Author: Tessa Burg In a perfect world, your sales team and your marketing team work side by side to find and close customers. In the real world, however, less than half of companies believe their sales and marketing teams are in any sort of alignment at all.

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A Formula for Predictive Intelligence: Fit + Intent + Opportunity Data

DiscoverOrg Sales

Virtually every business collects and buys data to assist salespersons and marketers do their job more effectively. But sometimes it’s too much data. How can we make sense of it all and zero in on the data that actually matters? Which data points – individually, or together in a “secret sauce” – predict buying behavior in B2B customers? As a data company, we knew there had to be a quantifiable answer: “What prompts someone to make a purchase?”.

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If Data is Not in Your CRM, Does It Exist?

Smart Selling Tools

If data about your customers and prospects isn’t entered into your CRM, does it even exist?”. If you’re like most enterprise sales organizations you’ve invested in processes, tools, personnel, market research….and Data and insights. Automate signal and data capture.

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How to Spot Buying Signals – with Intent Data @DiscoverOrg

Smart Selling Tools

How to Spot Buying Signals – with Intent Data. Intent Data is information about buying signals: That is, event or behavioral data that statistically suggests a purchase will happen soon. What is Intent Data? Intent Data lets salespeople get in the door sooner.

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The Impact of Bad B2B Marketing Data

Zoominfo

There’s no way around it – prospect and customer data is one of the most valuable assets a B2B organization has access to. Think about it: without accurate information, how can you market, sell, or provide customer service to your target audience? Append your data.

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True Love or Bad Data? (Database Dating Advice for the Brokenhearted)

DiscoverOrg Sales

For too many marketers and sales professionals, the relationship with the database is complicated, unsatisfying, and fails to live up to its potential. To you, we say, dry your eyes: This Valentine’s day, DiscoverOrg’s data relationship advice expert is here to solve your stickiest data dilemmas. Get ready to fall in love with your data all over again. I suspect my data is bad. When the data is good, things are great. Signed, Data Dependent.

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Marketo Append & Clean: Big Changes for a Favorite Data Management Tool

DiscoverOrg Sales

There are parts of the job that marketers can perform on autopilot, but data management – enriching and cleansing data – has never been been one of them. Significant enhancements to our Marketo connector, including new Append & Clean functionality, give marketers a whole new level of automation accuracy, and control over their database. Cleanse data by overwriting outdated or incorrectly entered data points.

A Peek Into Demandbase’s Data-Driven Field Marketing Approach

InsightSquared

Sure, this captures the attention of bookworms and library dwellers but knowledge is also king in B2B marketing. As a marketer with an account-based approach, it is important to keep the focus on generating net new pipeline from a given target account list.

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How Data is Democratizing Growth and Driving Disruption

DiscoverOrg Sales

Startups and challengers—even those with disruptive offerings—faced a significant uphill battle to win new business at scale and steal market share from industry leaders, because they had limited visibility and access to buyers. Rapid growth is a natural expectation for tech start-ups at a time when data is widely available to all businesses, from startup to blue chip. But the availability of data isn’t a universal promise of success.

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A Guide to Building Accurate Buyer Personas Using Real Data

Connext Digital

Their effectivity relies heavily on your persona’s accuracy, which is why they should be backed with enhanced data. Luckily for you, there are actionable steps to make accurate personas with the help of data. How to Gather Buyer Persona Data Effectively. Review your CRM data.

B2B Prospecting Data Just Keeps Getting Better

Pointclear

The most reliable and scalable approach to finding new B2B customers is outbound communications, whether by mail, phone or email, to potential prospects, using rented or purchased lists. Technology usage “intensity” score, by product (HG Data).

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How to Leverage Buyer Intent Data in your Current Sales and Marketing Processes

Sales Hacker

Intent data is one of the latest trends when it comes to intelligent marketing and sales prospecting. When used correctly, intent data can alert you when potential customers show strong buying signals. Marquee Outreach Partner Sales & Marketing Webinars

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Time to Get Your Data and Tech Stack in Shape for 2019

Smart Selling Tools

Time to Get Your Data & Tech Stack in Shape for 2019. As you plan your sales and marketing strategies for next year, have you assessed the state of your data and technology stack? Let’s start by looking at the current state of the market- it’s not pretty.

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Digital Sales Data: The (Real) Secret to Moving Deals from Prospect to Closed

Sales Hacker

In an ideal world, 100% of your data ends up in Salesforce (or your CRM of choice). According to a recent Salesforce study , poor data hygiene costs the average business nearly 30% of its revenue, amounting to a total economic loss of a whopping $700 billion a year. Simplify Data Entry.

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The Power of Marketing and Sales Intelligence

DiscoverOrg Sales

For many years, sales and marketing teams turned to list providers for prospecting and lead generation. Plagued by incorrect, incomplete, and outdated information, these purchased lists typically led to a lot of time wasted calling bad phone numbers and prospecting to invalid contacts. Even with a strong inbound marketing strategy, it isn’t enough to capture basic contact information. So, what is a sales and marketing intelligence platform? Sales intelligence.

Breaking Open the Predictive Black Box: What Data Points Actually Predict a Purchase?

DiscoverOrg Sales

B2B sales pros and marketers swim in an ocean of information. A large part of our day is spent trying to find data that is relevant to our jobs, and what we can ignore – because we don’t have time to digest it all. Most businesses agree that data-driven decision making is important, and the vast majority of companies collect data in some form. But in this sea of data, which individual data points predict purchase intent? What data matters?

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Proven Ways to Analyze Website Visitor Data

Connext Digital

Having one is essential, not only because it provides an easier way for customers to access your product or service but also because it acts as a foundation to market your brand through different digital channels. Types of Traffic Data to Look Out For. Marketing analytics.

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Relationships Rule, but Data Drives Sales, Too

No More Cold Calling

And still they are expected to prospect and bring leads into the pipe. How do they manage their time when they must do demos, talk to clients, prospect, and simultaneously juggle many customers, all while dealing with a complex solution?

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2016’s Most Prospected Companies By State

DiscoverOrg Sales

No matter our company or our role, I think I can safely say we ALL receive numerous prospecting emails and calls every day. Have you ever noticed that there are spikes in the number of prospecting emails you receive when: You change jobs? What are a few keys to smarter prospecting?

Why Recruiting is Like Marketing

DiscoverOrg Sales

Since I didn’t know any better, I figured that I might as well build the recruiting engine in the same fashion that I built a marketing engine, and it turned out the approach worked. Learn How to Message and Motivate Like Sales and Marketing.

Sales Tech Simplified with @Katie_E_Bullard: How to Eliminate the Problem of Data Decay

Smart Selling Tools

Katie: You may have heard terms like sales intelligence, marketing intelligence, intent data, predictive data, or similar: They generally refer to the same thing, which we refer to it as marketing and sales intelligence, and it’s revolutionizing the B2B industry.

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