The recent rise of Account-Based Marketing (ABM) is nothing short of remarkable. From a special initiative that a handful of B2B pioneers developed to drive growth with top accounts in the early 2000s, ABM is now a mainstream strategy that companies are implementing with hundreds or even thousands of accounts with a wide range of programs and objectives.
The 2017 ABM Benchmark Study conducted by ITSMA and the ABM Leadership Alliance highlights the main reason for such dramatic growth: ABM works! In fact, as this research report shows, a full 87% of marketers implementing ABM say that it provides higher ROI than any other type of marketing.
This report provides an essential review of the current state of ABM, with data and insight on such issues as budgets and staffing, account selection, collaboration with sales, tools and technology, campaign tactics, programmatic challenges, and business benefits.