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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

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Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. At its core, data normalization is the process of creating context within your marketing database by grouping similar values into one common value.

The 2019 Technographic Data Report for B2B Sales Organizations

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In this report, ZoomInfo substantiates the assertion that technographic data is a vital resource for sales teams. In fact, the majority of respondents agree—with 72.3% reporting that technographic data is either somewhat important or very important to their organization. The reason for this is simple—sales teams value technographic data because it makes essential selling activities easier and more efficient.

The Recruiting Crossword Puzzle

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Recruiting in today’s world of tech-everything is a far cry from the way recruitment was done years before. On top of ever-increasing advancements on the technology front (hello, artificial intelligence), try adding record-low unemployment and candidates’ virtual omnipresence and you’ve got yourself a pretty passive, well-informed, and crowded recruiting landscape.

How ZoomInfo Solves Recruiting Pain Points

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As a recruiter, staffing candidates correctly is a critical element of the process. Your number one goal revolves around this: placing the right candidates at the right job. For recruiters to build their pipeline and search for the next candidate, they need to ensure they have access to the most accurate data on the market. More specifically, having access to updated information lets you engage faster with ideal candidates searching the job market.

The ABC’s of Recruiting for Gen Z

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Take a look around you at any given moment, and somebody is likely surfing the web on their phone. In 2022, society has fully immersed itself in the web and all it has to offer - and no one more so than those of Generation Z. With “Gen Zers” beginning to enter the workforce at entry-level positions, it’s crucial to understand that this generation operates differently from the last.

The Data Intelligence Glossary for Recruiting and HR Professionals

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As a recruiter, your goal is to place the right candidates at the right jobs or into ideal accounts. In today’s competitive marketplace, doing so is harder than ever. To build a candidate pipeline and keep the talent flowing into your agencies and organizations, it’s important to understand data-driven recruiting concepts to stay ahead of competitors.

Best Practices for a Marketing Database Cleanse

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Multiple industry studies confirm that regardless of industry, revenue, or company size, poor data quality is an epidemic for marketing teams. As frustrating as contact and account data management is, this is still your database – a massive asset to your organization, even if it is rife with holes and inaccurate information. Entrusting a vendor to help maintain its accuracy and completeness is no ordinary engagement.

2020 Database Strategies and Contact Acquisition Survey Report

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47% of marketers said they have a database management strategy in place, but there is room for significant improvement. Marketing and sales teams are feeling pressured to deliver authentic messaging to buyers at every point of their customer journey. As buyer expectations to receive this type of relevant engagement continues to heighten, database management strategies are of high importance.

Cold Calling Tips and Tricks

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In recent years, cold calling has become synonymous with rejection and failure. In fact, less than 2% of today’s cold calls actually result in meetings, and 63% of sales professionals say it’s what they dislike most about their jobs. However, there is also strong evidence which points to the contrary - 78% of decision-makers have taken an appointment or attended an event as a result of a cold call.

Why B2B Contact and Account Data Management Is Critical to Your ROI

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64% of successful data-driven marketers say improving data quality is the most challenging obstacle to achieving success. The digital age has brought about increased investment in data quality solutions. Businesses are realizing that it isn’t just about the volume of data they have available; it’s about the accuracy of information. However, investing in new technology isn’t always easy, and commonly, it’s difficult to show the ROI of data quality efforts.

5 Essential Pieces of a Prospecting Solution

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Forward thinking sales leaders are starting to prioritize technology initiatives. Is your team focused on building a reliable tech stack for 2020? As organizations chase new revenue targets, B2B sales leaders must examine cutting edge prospecting solutions that proactively help reps identify, connect with, and close qualified buyers faster. Using ZoomInfo’s exclusive research, third-party studies, and analyst briefs, this eBook aims to help B2B sales leaders better understand: Different ways pro

The Impact of Direct Dials on Sales Productivity

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To understand the importance of direct dials, you need to understand connect rates. Often, sales reps who fail to hit the phones hard are left wondering how they missed their quota. While dialing away at targeted prospects, it’s important for them to remember that not all sales outreach is created equal. Take the following stats into consideration: It takes 5 minutes to connect with a prospect via direct dials, but takes 22 minutes using company switchboard numbers.

3 Mistakes Organizations Make While Developing ABM Programs

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The benefits of Account-Based Marketing are clear, so what’s holding B2B professionals back? While B2B research suggests organizations are thriving through successful ABM programs, getting just one campaign off the ground is more difficult than it seems. From building an account universe to understanding to orchestrating sales and marketing alignment around touchpoint and messaging, there are a number of variables to consider before launching a program.

Buyer’s Checklist: How to Evaluate a B2B Contact Data Provider

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Leveraging a data provider to help identify and connect with qualified prospects supports company revenue goals by alleviating common headaches associated with prospecting research and empowers sales productivity. So what’s the problem? Many organizations fail to properly evaluate vendors during the selection process. Download ZoomInfo’s data-driven eBook for guidance on effectively assessing the vendor marketplace.

Forrester Research Report: How Sales and Marketing Intelligence Drive Improved Business Outcomes

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Fact: Only 8% of sales and marketing professionals say their data is between 91% - 100% accurate. In 2019, DiscoverOrg commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate sales and marketing intelligence practices in the B2B space. The primary takeaway? Forrester found “only 1.2% of companies achieved a score indicating maturity in data management practices in the space.".

How to Overcome the Pain Points of Your CRM

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It’s no secret, only 13% of salespeople are satisfied with their CRM. The promise of a CRM ( customer relationship management ) led organizations to believe each could digitally transform its businesses through tracking touchpoints throughout the buyer’s journey. When used effectively, a CRM can be the lifeblood of your sales team – keeping everyone organized, efficient, and at peak productivity.

Innovation Fest: Summer of AI

Join Bloomreach at Innovation Fest: Summer 2024, a virtual event, to explore the future of personalized marketing and merchandising! Along with the company’s top product experts, CEO Raj De Datta will provide an exclusive look at the company’s latest AI innovations reshaping the omnichannel experience. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to connect with fellow industry leaders and explore the latest trends in retail technology.

ABM Success Recipe: Mastering the Crawl, Walk, Run Approach

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Shifting to an account-based marketing (ABM) strategy can be both exciting and challenging. Well-implemented ABM motions build engagement with high-value accounts and drive impactful campaigns that resonate with your audience. But where do you begin, and how do you progress from crawling to running? Watch now as Demand Gen experts delve into the essentials of each stage of the ABM process.