B2B sales and marketing people have always understood that it’s an account that buys, not an individual. And further understood that certain key accounts will produce the lion’s share of any company’s revenue. So, going to market through account-based strategies is standard B2B operating procedure.
Due to the wealth of real-time analytical information now available through today’s software, being a marketing director is much like being a bookkeeper during horse racing season; jubilation can shift to humiliation pretty darn quickly. Months are no longer tracked and measured on the 31st. Instead, each day stands alone as a projection of your business goals, acting as a small part of a bigger picture that we can now analyze, pixel by pixel. This is great when things are going well and goals are being hit, but when they’re not, you’ll often find yourself on the wrong side
The future of our beloved marketing industry is changing fast—the good news is, we don't even need a crystal ball to see where it's headed! HubSpot CMO Mike Volpe, when sharing his story on how he came to be HubSpot's fifth employee, says the problem he faced as a marketer was finding an integrated marketing software solution that allowed him to see how his various marketing efforts impacted his website and revenue. Little did he know when yearning for this marketing system that it was in the process of being built.