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Tony Zambito

Use Buyer Persona Research For Content Personalization

It is clear that one of the top challenges facing marketing, especially B2B marketing, is the ability to connect with potential buyers on a personal level.  Recent surveys of marketing professionals by Rapt Media, Forrester, Seismic, SAP, IBM, and others all indicate that content personalization remains the biggest challenge for marketers this year and for…


Tony Zambito

B2B Content Marketing: Is More Really Less?

Sometimes more is truly less.  When it comes to the state of B2B content marketing and engagement, this proverb is on the mark.   According to a recent study by Track Maven, one among a few on this topic, shows both B2B and B2C marketers have increased their publishing of content in 2015 by as much…


Tony Zambito

 In 2016, we will mark the fifteenth year since buyer personas were first introduced.  The journey, however, continues towards professionals and organizations gaining a true understanding of what buyer persona development entails. What is clear is buyer personas are now entering the mainstream of dialogue when it comes to overall customer understanding.  Incorporating Survey Data…


Tony Zambito

How B2B Marketers Can Help Buyers Achieve Their Goals

Many CMOs today are faced with a dilemma.  As digital interactions and media become more intertwined into everyday life, marketers need to respond.  Respond with content and media that fits into the new world of digital commerce.  Yet, as CMOs invest and allocate more to content and digital media, the returns are not occurring as…


Ron Sela

7 Advanced Thoughts On Content Marketing

The dream of hordes of customers flocking to business blogs in search of educational content to supplement their buying decisions fuels the content economy. Powered by storytelling, eye-catching visual elements, and favorable statistics, content marketing is taking control of the digital marketing world. Obviously, business goals can be achieved through content marketing, but it needs…


Jan Gordon

The Connection Between Emotions & Goals In B2B Buying

By Tony Zambito For most of the past few decades, leading up to the advent of the Internet and digital technologies in the 21st century, there has been an accepted paradigm regarding B2B buying decisions.   This paradigm consisted of an unquestioned notion that B2B buying decisions were disciplined, rigorous, process-based, and rational.   In essence, a…


Andy Capaloff

Inbound’s Inverse: A Customer’s Perspective

Inbound’s Inverse I am your potential customer. You sell something I need, although I don’t yet know exactly what that is. A service, perhaps? Unfortunately, I’ve never heard of you. I can certainly tell you that if you find me and email me cold, I’ll delete it. I really don’t like speculative emails. Who can…


Tony Zambito

How To Link Business & Marketing With Buyer Personas

 By Tony Zambito One significant change in the past few years is the top of mind presence of the customer on the part of CEOs. The mandate of “getting closer to the customer” has never been stronger. Various surveys point to CEOs linking business growth to increasing customer engagement efforts, growing their customer base, and…


Jan Gordon

How To Gain Deep Insights Into Customer Buying Behavior

By Tony Zambito The digital economy continues to evolve at a fast clip.  New technologies are being introduced nearly every month.   Startups are ascending while long tenured organizations suddenly find themselves on shaky grounds.  New services and product introductions are falling flat.   Making the pursuit of understanding why customers are buying or not buying most…


Jan Gordon

The Danger Of Adopting A Single Story View Of Buyers

By Tony Zambito Many of us have heard of the term tunnel vision. It is usually described or defined as follows: The tendency to focus exclusively on a single or limited goal or point of view. We have seen extreme points of views in every walk of life. From politics to religion and everything in…


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