All posts by Julie Neumann

Julie Neumann is the Director of Content Marketing at TrustRadius, where she focuses on educating and engaging our vendors. A journalist turned tech marketer, she has built programs at Yahoo!, MapMyFitness, Bigcommerce, Clearhead and more. Julie has an MA in journalism from the University of Texas and a BA in English and Economics from Vanderbilt University.
Announcing The 2017 TrustRadius Top Rated Winners

Announcing the 2017 TrustRadius Top Rated Winners

Today, we awarded the 2017 TrustRadius Top Rated badges to deserving vendors in 79 B2B software categories. Congratulations to the winners — your users love you! Vendors must be in the top tier of their category’s TrustMap to earn a Top Rated badge. Based solely on end-user data, Top Rated awards are unique in that they truly represent the voice of the customer. They are not influenced by analyst opinion, company size, site traffic, number of reviews or status as a TrustRadius customer. For more information on how the winning vendors are selected, visit our 2017 Top Rated selection criteria…

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Pragmatic Marketing Podcast On The B2B Buying Disconnect

Pragmatic Marketing Podcast on the B2B Buying Disconnect

Last week, research director Megan Headley joined Pragmatic Marketing’s Rebecca Kalogeris on the Pragmatic Live podcast to discuss The B2B Buying Disconnect, our landmark study on technology buyers and vendors. “There's been lots of studies that show B2B buyers are conducting more independent research than ever before, and are increasingly behaving like consumers,” explained Megan. “But there hadn't really been any research that looked at both buyers and vendors together. So how are vendors responding to these changes and are they missing out on any areas of opportunity?” In this episode, Megan and Rebecca deep dive into how buyers perceive…

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New Study: How Buyers Research Products And Where Vendors Are Falling Short

New Study: How buyers research products and where vendors are falling short

We are excited to unveil the findings from the 2017 TrustRadius Buyer-Vendor Survey in our landmark study The B2B Buying Disconnect. Designed to identify gaps as well as opportunities in the B2B purchasing process, we had over 600 technology buyers and vendors take aligning surveys. The results confirmed that the buyer’s journey has indeed changed, but vendors aren’t keeping up. Despite a trend toward independent research, 60% of buyers considered their vendor influential in the purchasing process. Yet buyers also take information from vendors with a grain of salt — 58% did not believe claims made by the vendor they…

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Introducing TrustQuotes For Web

Introducing TrustQuotes for Web

Today, we are excited to officially launch TrustQuotes for Web. Marketers can now customize and dynamically syndicate TrustRadius review excerpts, right from within the vendor portal, no coding required.    By adding third-party social proof to their key site and landing pages, our customers have dramatically improved conversion rates and lead quality. A few success stories include: AlienVault increased conversion by 35% on their pricing request page and 43% on their most popular organic search page TrendKite had a 26% conversion lift on their demo request page and a 14% lift on their competitive PPC landing pages Blackbaud doubled the conversion rate on…

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How AlienVault Optimizes Their Marketing & Sales Funnel With TrustRadius

How AlienVault Optimizes Their Marketing & Sales Funnel With TrustRadius

Shanel Vandergriff, SVP of Marketing at AlienVault, shares how the security platform leverages the voice of their customer to boost conversion at every stage of buyer's journey. AlienVault originally invested in user reviews to scale the authentic peer insights that resonates with IT practitioners. Today, they use the full suite of TrustRadius products to leverage this content in their own channels and optimize their go-to-market activities.  Why did AlienVault initially choose to invest in TrustRadius? The buyer's journey has changed dramatically over the last decade. Forrester recently came out with a study that said 74% of B2B buyers do the majority of their research online, and they predict…

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Let Your Customers Do The Talking: Session From Digital Sales Engine

Let Your Customers Do The Talking: Session from Digital Sales Engine

If you want to accelerate pipeline and improve win rate, the solution is hiding in plain site. Your customers are an incredibly powerful — and often underutilized — tool in the B2B sales process. At last week’s Digital Sales Engine online summit, TrustRadius CEO Vinay Bhagat discussed strategies and solutions for leveraging your customer’s voice to engage today’s informed buyer.

Check out the recording and full transcript below.

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2017 TrustRadius Top Rated Criteria & Timeline

2017 TrustRadius Top Rated Criteria & Timeline

Each year, TrustRadius recognizes products with the highest user ratings in our most popular categories with exclusive Top Rated Awards. This honor stands out because it represents the authentic voice of real users. The ultimate piece of social proof, a Top Rated badge shows prospects that their peers rank your product ahead of your competition. Qualifying for a Top Rated Award Top Rated badges are awarded to vendors in the top tier of their category’s TrustMap. Designed to help buyers impartially compare products, TrustMaps position products within their market based on user ratings and reviews. We currently have TrustMaps for…

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Our New Integration & Partnership With LinkedIn

Our New Integration & Partnership With LinkedIn

We recently joined forces with LinkedIn to bring detailed B2B technology reviews into the network’s newsfeed. The integration enables brands to better promote their reviews to a professional audience and helps reviewers showcase their product knowledge and expertise. Today, we launched additional features that make our LinkedIn partnership even more valuable to vendors and buyers. Improved Sharing Experience For Users Users who share reviews from TrustRadius.com will now have greater visibility into the content that appears on LinkedIn. Now, when a user clicks the LinkedIn share button on any page or after publishing their review, a new dialogue box appears with…

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