Laura Ramos

VP, Principal Analyst

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Virtual Event Momentum Will Move Strategy And Tech Forward Rapidly

Laura Ramos August 4, 2020
B2B marketers are turning to virtual event solutions as an alternative to physical conferences and meetings during the coronavirus pandemic. Successful marketers start with strategy and define the customer experience they want their online events to deliver. Technology supports this but is ineffective without a solid strategy and set of customer experience goals.
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Share Your Sales Enablement Experiences With Us!

Laura Ramos July 1, 2020
Sales enablement and marketing professionals interested in the current and future state of the sales enablement function should take this survey and be the first to receive results.
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Build An Effective Customer Advocacy Program By Knowing The Four Advocate Types

Laura Ramos June 11, 2020
By understanding what customer advocates value, you can invite them to participate in the ways that are most meaningful to them, and to you.
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Two Questions To Ask Yourself About Your COVID-19 Messaging

Laura Ramos June 5, 2020
As B2B analysts, we’ve been asking ourselves whether organizations have been responding to this health crisis in a way that is truly helpful to their customers. Our recently published report, “Messaging In The Time Of COVID-19,” which details our findings after reviewing 60 B2B websites and social accounts across 12 industries, seeks to answer that […]
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Credible, Customer-Centered Content Helps Sellers Be More Human And Relevant

Laura Ramos May 4, 2020
B2B buyers will engage more with empathetic sellers who understand their industry, business, and pain points. Marketing content creators must partner with sales to develop content that truly resonates.
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How A Global Crisis Puts Post-Sale Customer Marketing In The Spotlight

Laura Ramos April 7, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic underscores the need for greater focus on customer experience and retention. Learn what that requires in this Summit 2020 session preview.
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Are Virtual Events The Right Move For You?

Laura Ramos March 25, 2020
COVID-19 has forced the cancellation or delay of conferences, seminars, and trade shows of all sizes. Before deciding whether to turn an in-person gathering into an online experience, consider these four questions.
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Millennials Want Credible Digital Content — So Give It To Them!

Laura Ramos February 19, 2020
Mmmmm . . . Millennials. If you haven’t already heard (about a million times), this generation is taking over the workforce and becoming more responsible for making purchasing decisions on the job. Whether or not you believe the projections that most of the US labor force will be run by Millennials by 2025, many studies […]
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Uberflip Acquires SnapApp: What It Means To B2B Marketers

Laura Ramos December 3, 2019
The purchase may signal a shift toward more thoughtful and better differentiated approaches to B2B content.
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Generate Better Leads? Make ABM Engage Buyers? Start With Your Messaging!

Laura Ramos October 25, 2019
What is the most effective way to generate qualified leads and make your account-based marketing (ABM) strategies pay off? Start with a customer-centric message. This advice sounds laughably basic but proves to be very difficult to accomplish in practice. Few get it right. How do I know? Earlier this year, Forrester published new research examining […]
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Mobilized Employees Engage Buyers With A Trusted Voice

Laura Ramos October 16, 2019
Employees’ Advocacy Boosts Your Content And Customer Interactions While trust in brands has dwindled, B2B buyers hold those same brands’ employees in high regard as authentic and compelling sources of information. And they want to engage with them. In our new research, “Mobilized Employees Engage Buyers With A Trusted Voice,” Matthew Camuso and I explored […]
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Does ABM Help Produce Better Revenue Results?

Laura Ramos September 15, 2019
Findings from a recent survey of account-based marketers are encouraging. Learn what has been key to ABM success and what concrete gains these marketers are achieving.
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The Importance Of Defining Event ROI In The B2B Marketing Mix

Laura Ramos August 20, 2019
Do you know how to measure your events' ROI?
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After A First Date, Would Your B2B Website Get A Second?

Laura Ramos June 24, 2019
More than 500 B2B marketers told Forrester that their company’s website is the most effective demand generation tactic for building awareness and increasing consideration.[i] This same study shows that B2B websites surpass digital advertising, search engine optimization, sales enablement, partner enablement, or events for early-stage demand-gen effectiveness. This means your website is likely to be […]
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Get Sirius About Customer Engagement Marketing

Laura Ramos April 11, 2019
In 2003, Fred Reichheld, who was by then a partner at Bain & Company, introduced a way of measuring how well an organization treats its customers. This metric also assessed how well a firm generates relationships worthy of loyalty. Sixteen years later, most businesspeople recognize this metric as the Net Promoter Score (NPS). Mr. Reichheld […]
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Modern (B2B) Love: Deepen Customer Relationships With Post-Sale Engagement Marketing

Laura Ramos February 22, 2019
Ah yes, anyone suffering from a chocolate hangover? Or an excess of corny romanticism? Let’s face it, we all love “love” — but with Valentine’s Day a week behind us, the last thing you probably want right now is more advice on relationships. Before you toss aside some of that abundant advice about personal relationships, […]
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Top Five ABM Planning And Execution Pitfalls To Avoid

Laura Ramos February 13, 2019
Extra, extra! Read all about it! TOPO declares that 86% of account-based organizations report improved close rates, and 80% say account-based strategies are driving increased customer lifetime value! TribalVision channels the ITSMA when it reports that companies implementing account-based marketing (ABM) strategies typically see a 171% increase in annual contract value! Really? Wow — huh, haven’t […]
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“Crap” Content Continues To Describe B2B Marketing — Don’t Let It Describe Yours

Laura Ramos December 7, 2018
In 2013, Doug Kessler and the crew at Velocity Partners published “Crap: the single biggest threat to B2B content marketing” — a work of thought leadership genius that I still tell marketers to read today. In just 50 PowerPoint slides, Velocity Partners explains why the current deluge of marketing “content” won’t serve buyers and what you […]
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What’s At The End Of The B2B Buyer’s Journey? Advocacy!

Laura Ramos October 11, 2018
Personas and journey maps have become key tools for the modern marketer. As my colleague Lori Wizdo expertly explains: It is the job of marketing to guide the buyer through the buying journey. Becoming a journey marketer is essential in this digital age. (Lori can help you get there — check out her workshop at our upcoming […]
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How To Get Your Customers To Do Your Selling For You (Previewing Our B2B Forum)

Laura Ramos September 29, 2018
“Say, Tom, let me whitewash a little.” “No — no — I reckon it wouldn’t hardly do, Ben. You see, Aunt Polly’s awful particular about this fence . . . it’s got to be done very careful; I reckon there ain’t one boy in a thousand, maybe two thousand, that can do it the way it’s got […]
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