HubSpot and Account-Based Marketing (ABM) share many of the same characteristics and goals that translate into business success: quality data, targeted clientele, and a big emphasis on relationships and trust.
But what both HubSpot and ABM do is best prioritize the quality of a contact over the number of raw leads...it's all about quality over quantity.
Moreover, HubSpot is the only provider that can offer you seamless buying experiences for your highest-value accounts...all in one place! You're able to perform all ABM functions right in the HubSpot platform.
If you are considering using HubSpot for Account Based Marketing, read on.
HubSpot Account Based Marketing Tools
HubSpot is championing better outcomes for its users by offering a wealth of features for ABM. Below, we discuss the HubSpot Account Based Marketing tools in more detail.
ABM Properties:Properties for companies include Target Account for defining target accounts, ICP Tier for defining the Ideal Customer Profile, and Buying Role for defining the role of contacts in the sales process.
Target Account Recommendations: Once your ABM tools are activated, HubSpot recommends companies as good possible accounts for you to target.
Target Accounts Home: Sales and marketing teams can keep track of target accounts, review activity, and identify new accounts on this homepage.
Segmented Lists: Automatically create contact lists based on ABM properties; for example, influencers or decision-makers. This is useful when creating ads audiences, sending marketing emails, etc.
ABM Ads: LinkedIn Ads connects seamlessly to HubSpot. Create audiences of target accounts to the matched audience in LinkedIn.
ABM Playbooks: There is a special, customizable Account-based selling playbook type.
Company Scoring:HubSpot has configured rule-based scoring for companies that makes it easy to measure the engagement of and prioritize target accounts. You can use the HubSpot default rules for scoring or customize scoring based on your needs.
ABM Dashboard and Reports:There is a dedicated dashboard for Account Based Marketing and ABM reports to go along with it. These features make it easier to target account engagement and your ABM strategy as a whole.
Account Overview: With Sales Pro or Enterprise, you can view the Account overview for a company record, displaying all activities, contacts, internal stakeholders, and deals associated to the company.
You may be a little rusty with the Marketing lingo. That's okay! At mbudo, we're experts in ABM and we're here to explain: Account Based Marketing is a hyper-segmentation strategy for targeting specific accounts, usually in the B2B sector. To learn more about this Marketing tactic, read our in-depth post.
Account Based Marketing is all about defining your ideal customers (Buyer Personas) properly identifying these accounts, and engaging the right contacts. All of this supported by content, strategy, continual revision, and a united Marketing and Sales team. HubSpot has the tools to help you achieve each one of these points. We break it down below:
Defining Buyer Personas
Buyer Personas are essential to the HubSpot methodology. At the core of every business is a Buyer Persona who is the exact right fit for their product or service. mbudo can help you create and track Buyer Personas through the HubSpot platform!
The HubSpot platform also helps you ever-so-easily visualize company data through the company record and the HubSpot Insights tool. Existing clients will give you clues as to what other companies in that industry will fit with your product/service.
Identifying Key Accounts
Now that you've got your Buyer Personas and are collecting company data, you need to start tracking potential accounts. HubSpot Lead Scoring will help you identify contacts/companies that have similar trends to your successful outcomes. mbudo can help you customize your Lead Scoring for your specific needs, while creating lists and custom company properties to track new accounts.
Engaging Contacts in the Right Way
Once you're ready to start reaching out to contacts within key accounts, you have a number of options to contact them. Incorporate the Sales or Service Hubs into your strategy to achieve total HubSpot integration across all departments. You'll be aware of every email and call that has been logged, and know the status of every deal.
In addition, we recommend Marketing Automation like workflows to automate the process for communicating and following up with contacts. mbudo can also help you set up workflows to automate internal tasks. But be careful, you shouldn't automate everything - for ABM you also need interpersonal interaction and engagement.
One of the greatest benefits of HubSpot is that you can bring all of the elements of your Marketing Strategy together on one single platform: Create your blog and flesh out your SEO strategy with HubSpot's content tools (mbudo are experts in Pillar Pages!) Connect your social accounts and manage targeted campaigns directly from HubSpot. Build a Reports Dashboard that analyzes all your key metrics. With HubSpot and mbudo, Account Based Marketing is an easier feat than ever!
Mary is a professional copywriter with over 10 years of experience in Marketing and Advertising. As an American expat in Madrid, she enjoys the relaxed Spanish culture, hiking, and the latest shows from Netflix and HBO. Mary also loves cats and music (she's the office DJ!)