The Build Versus Buy Dilemma: 7 Considerations To Deciding What’s Best For Your Business

The question whether to build or buy software is a long on-going debate between experts with various opinions on the internet. The option to build your own in-house software or buy market ready customized solution still keeps a lot of decision makers confused. With the SaaS market booming to its full glory where the market size is projected to reach USD 307.3 billion by 2026, it is making it easier for brands to subscribe to services without a need to

The Six Stages of the B2B Buyer’s Journey

There’s been a lot of articles on buyer’s journeys over the last few years and how businesses need to digitally transform to accommodate the changes in buyer behavior. The phases that a buyer walks through are a critical aspect of your overall sales and marketing strategy to ensure that you’re providing the information to prospects or customers where and when they’re looking for it. In Gartner’s CSO update, they do a fantastic job of segmenting

Jornaya Activate: In-Market Monitoring and Behavioral Insights for Major-Life Purchases

Jornaya is a data-as-a-service company with a view of more than 350 million consumer purchase journeys every month working in markets where customers invest significant time researching, analyzing, and comparing options on major-life purchases (MLP).  Jornaya Activate provides the only in-market monitoring and behavioral insights platform for major-life purchase marketers in automotive, education, insurance, and mortgage. Marketers can now receive the earliest indicators of buyer intent, by knowing when their customers and prospects are in-market

Indicative: Customer Analytics With Actionable Insights

Big data is no longer a novelty in the business world. Most companies think of themselves as data-driven; technology leaders set up data collection infrastructure, analysts sift through the data, and marketers and product managers try to learn from the data. Despite collecting and processing more data than ever, companies are missing valuable insights about their products and their customers because they aren’t using the proper tools to follow users across the entire customer journey

The 3 Reports Every B2B CMO Needs to Survive and Thrive in 2020

While marketing leaders may have access to thousands of data points and hundreds of reports, they may not be focused on those that are most impactful to the business.

What Questions Need Answered to Evaluate Your Company’s Inbound Marketing Strategy?

I’m working with a prospect right now that knows they require assistance with their digital presence and inbound marketing efforts… but they don’t know where to start nor the path necessary to get where they need. While I’ve written extensively about the agile marketing journey to develop your marketing maturity, I’m not sure I’ve ever written about the elements necessary for success. As I’m working with this client, I’ve been interviewing their sales, marketing, and

A Visual Look at Holiday Customer Journeys

If you’ve not subscribed yet, I’d highly recommend the Think with Google site and newsletter. Google puts out some amazing material to help retailers and businesses to grow their business online. In a recent article, they did a great job at visualizing 3 common customer journeys that are seen starting around Black Friday: The path to an unexpected retailer – starting with a mobile search, the journey provides insight into a specific persona that is

CloudCherry: A Complete Platform for Mapping Customer Journeys

Customer journeys aren’t as simple as we’d like them to be. With a plethora of digital and traditional channels, our prospects shift and bounce between sources to find new products and services, then research and consider their purchase. That requires marketers to leverage multi-channel solutions to plot, measure, and optimize those journeys to increase sales, retention, and advocacy. One customer journey mapping tool out there is CloudCherry. Customer journey mapping enables companies to deploy a