September 21, 2023
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During challenging business times, we often see a return to the most tried-and-true tactics for engaging customers and protecting revenue. Across the globe, marketing, sales and customer success leaders are coaching their teams to focus on the foundations of relationship building, perception management and objection handling. But as many organizations face slow-moving and spotty pipeline, those looking to drive growth are being forced to dive deep into often forgotten or hidden parts of their demand gen machine.
In the Demand track, you’ll hear how top marketing and sales practitioners are doing just that by using data, analytics and alignment to supercharge their revenue generation activities. You’ll walk away with actionable information on how to drive more value with your buyers.
3 Ways AI is Revolutionizing B2B Sales
6:00 AM EDT / 11:00 AM BST
Competition in the IT landscape is fierce. Your buyers are likely being bombarded with marketing messages and sales outreach on a daily basis. To effectively engage your target audience and improve the impact of your demand generation efforts, you must shift from sporadic marketing campaigns to a cohesive, integrated marketing plan to engage buyers throughout their research journey.
In this webinar, TechTarget’s Senior Account Director, Alex Leadbeater, will sit down with Helen Gilbe, Marketing Director, Proofpoint to discuss how combining different marketing tactics and efforts into a cohesive, integrated marketing strategy helps to engage and influence buyers more effectively and efficiently.
7:00 AM EDT / 12:00 PM BST
Building a great account-based marketing strategy requires a deep understanding of your best-fit accounts, close collaboration among your go-to-market teams, and data-driven insights to power the tactics behind your ABM playbook. Sounds quite simple, right? But many marketers – although quite familiar with ABM as a concept – find themselves at a crossroads when planning and executing their ABM strategy.
In this webinar, F5’s Digital & Marketing Operations Director (EMEA) Olga Royenko and TechTarget’s Senior Account Manager, Jess Flynn, will dig into the nitty-gritty of what it takes to run successful ABM campaigns for a B2B tech brand. They will discuss how an intent data-driven approach allows F5 to be laser-focused on the best-fit accounts while engaging buying teams with tailored content and relevant follow-up.
8:00 AM EDT / 1:00 PM BST
If we stay in our lane as marketers, succeeding at omnichannel marketing could seem like the key to reaching your strategic goals. And yet, especially in B2B, no business can succeed on great marketing alone. And while it’s always good to be laser-focused on our own specific functional tasks, especially in these days of digital interaction and data-driven automation, driving major improvements often requires a broader outlook or more holistic mindset. That’s why we believe today’s most competitive teams need to see beyond concepts like omnichannel delivery. And as an ambitious marketer, you should consider thinking this way too.
In this discussion between Terminus co-founder and GTM Partners CEO Sangram Vajre and TechTarget CMO, John Steinert, we’ll examine the learnings each leader has gained as they’ve built out their businesses and their thinking, from laser-focus at the start to the holistic GTM approaches they are actively championing today.
9:00 AM EDT / 2:00 PM BST
Although many go-to-market teams conceptually understand that the buying journey is far from linear, many struggle to adapt their strategies to the realities of today’s technology buying cycle. As purchase cycles increase in complexity and involve more buying team members, vendors need to ensure their marketing campaigns are aligned to buyers’ varying needs and that their sales teams are engaging the right members of the buying team at the right time with the right message.
VMware Tanzu is ahead of the curve when it comes to aligning marketing and sales activity to the non-linear buying cycle. With a laser-focus on real, observed behavioral activity, they’ve implemented a tech stack that supports their need to identify in-market accounts, engage individual buying team members and measure long-term results. TechTarget’s Christina Stone will sit down with Heidi Ramich, VMware Tanzu’s Director, Global Marketing Operations & Analytics, to discuss how the enterprise technology buying team has evolved, the importance of tapping into intent signals in a longer buying cycle, and the role of marketing in helping to make the “short list” for vendor selection. By the end of the webinar, participants will have a better understanding of how to leverage TechTarget and other key components of their tech stack to help get noticed in the non-linear buying journey.
10:00 AM EDT / 3:00 PM BST
It is the best of times and the worst of times. Despite more and more tools available to sales, the gap between potential productivity and actual productivity is rapidly widening. To make matters worse, direct buyer engagement is down significantly since COVID. But fear not, help is on the way. The emergence of generative AI, fueled by precision intent data and other data sources, promises to raise sales performance and increase productivity in dramatic ways. Whether you’re super-excited about the possibilities, somewhat scared for your job, or straddling the fence, it’s a session not to be missed.
Join Tech Target and guest speaker, Forrester Principal Analyst Seth Marrs as he describes key areas where he sees AI-driven innovation catalyzing positive change for sellers, buyers and their companies alike. He’ll outline the existing challenges, highlight the building blocks in place, and comment on the current status of change.
11:00 AM EDT / 4:00 PM BST
Generative AI is going to be an effective tool for ramping up content volumes, but volume and impact are very different. All marketers need to be able to differentiate their solutions and align them better to customer needs or else a buyer won’t engage. Sellers need to maximize relevance and minimize noise in their interactions. Therefore, in order to have more effective marketing and sales, AI needs to help GTM organizations better understand what buyers want and need and then provision them with content based on the best possible insight.
Join TechTarget’s VP of AI Strategy Paul Healey and VP of Content and Market Insights Ryan Bell, as they discuss what good personalization looks like and how TechTarget is envisioning the best way to help sellers and buyers alike using AI.
12:00 PM EDT / 5:00 PM BST
A recent Enterprise Strategy Group survey found that 53% of IT professionals view IT as more complicated than it was two years ago. With an increase in remote work, a rapidly evolving cybersecurity landscape and a rise in the number of endpoint devices, many are turning to joint solutions to decrease complexity. And it is the role of strategic alliance and partner marketing teams to understand the evolving IT buying journey and to supply the right insights and content to aid the decision-making process.
Join Michael Latchford, General Manager & Vice President, Strategic Alliances & Partner Marketing Services of TechTarget as he sits down with partner marketing executives Laurie Mitchell of Wasabi, Meaghan Moore of ServiceNow, and Amy McNew of Palo Alto Networks as they discuss adoption drivers for integrated solutions, content strategy best practices and tactics for successfully fueling the IT buyer’s journey. You’ll also walk away with freshly unveiled research from Enterprise Strategy’s Groups survey on integrated partner solutions.
1:00 PM EDT / 6:00 PM BST
Revenue development was conceived as a way to leverage one-to-many capabilities into more productive opportunity discovery. At its center, there was the concept of the MQL — which was easy for management to understand and track. So, we’ve all tried to find more and more MQLs, even though they’re now proven to be notoriously poor predictors. There has to be a better way! But with all the KPIs, systems and processes locking us in, change can be very hard. And yet for many companies, it’s starting to look like a must.
To learn from a leader who’s broken through, join TechTarget CMO John Steinert as he speaks with Michael Brown, head of Reltio’s Global Revenue Development organization. Hear why this world-class Master Data Management company needed to make the move past MQLs to buying groups and opportunities, how they accomplished it organizationally and systematically, and what their outcomes are to date. This transition that they accomplished in 60 days won Reltio a prestigious POY Award at this year’s Forrester Summit in Austin. It’s a must see for innovative GTM practitioners and leaders alike.
2:00 PM EDT / 7:00 PM BST
SonicWall is a well-established leader in the cybersecurity space. With over 30 years of experience detecting threats and protecting organizations of all sizes, the SonicWall team’s expertise and solutions are relied upon across the globe for boundless cybersecurity defense. And with threats on the rise due to a variety of factors, SonicWall’s marketing team has laser-focused on a content strategy that effectively educates and engages the right IT professionals.
Join this live session to hear how SonicWall’s Stacy Horton, Sr. Marketing Manager, Demand Generation, has tapped into the power of webinars to create engagement with target accounts, drive better sales-ready conversations and fuel more pipeline. We’ll delve into best practices for B2B webinar content creation and showcase the real impact it can have on brand awareness, lead generation and customer relationship nurturing. Discover how SonicWall’s strategic investments in webinar content have driven their marketing efforts and delivered measurable return on investment.
11:00 AM SGT (September 22, 2023)
These days there’s no shortage of suppliers promising to build your brand, generate pipeline and alert you to the accounts who are in market for your solutions. But not all providers are created equal. In this panel discussion, we’ll arm B2B tech marketing and sales professions with an understanding of the landscape of potential partners across Asia Pacific.
By attending this interactive discussion, you’ll learn:
- The tactics commonly taken to derive intent for your offerings
- How different types of providers generate leads for you
- Ways to create local content that meets the information needs of buyers in region
- Whether low cost always equates to low quality
- The questions you should ask to ensure you’re evaluating potential partners properly