QuickBase, Marketo & Blackbaud On The Power Of Reviews In Advocacy

QuickBase, Marketo & Blackbaud on the Power of Reviews in Advocacy

On the second day of Advocamp 2017, three TrustRadius customers joined our CEO Vinay Bhagat on the main stage to discuss reviews in advocacy. Davin Wilfrid from QuickBase, Julie Perino from Marketo and Michael Beahm from Blackbaud shared how reviews have been key to getting their customers on the record authentically and at scale. They also touched on how reviews have made an impact beyond marketing, which was a major theme of the conference. Here are some of the most impactful quotes from our panelists, as well as the full video of our session. Building Better Advocacy Reviews have helped…

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Advocamp Preview: How Reviews Can Transform Advocacy

Advocamp Preview: How Reviews Can Transform Advocacy

We can’t wait to sit around the campfire and meet our fellow customer fanatics Dec. 6-8 at Advocamp! We’re also excited to share the main stage with three of our customers on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 9:25 AM. Julie Perino from Marketo, Michael Beahm from Blackbaud and Davin Wilfrid from QuickBase will discuss how they have successfully used reviews to scale in-depth customer content, increase authenticity and drive results across the entire organization. We wanted to introduce you to our panelists and give you a preview of what they’ll share during our session on How Reviews Can Transform Advocacy. If…

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Case Studies Vs. User Reviews: Frenemies Or 1+1=3?

Case Studies vs. User Reviews: Frenemies or 1+1=3?

Sitting at the juncture of B2B buyers and vendors, we hear a spectrum of opinions — often contradictory — about vendor-produced case studies. In our recent survey of TrustRadius users, some of the most vocal buyers said things like: “Case studies are all fairy tales” and “propaganda,” full of “sales spin” or even “fabricated.” Yet DemandGen’s 2017 Content Preferences Survey Report found that 78% of buyers use case studies to research B2B purchasing decisions. In our own B2B Buying Disconnect report earlier this year, case studies were the most commonly produced content type by vendors. But while 91% vendor marketers…

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The Engagement Economy: How To Build The Relationship B2B Buyers Want

The Engagement Economy: How to build the relationship B2B buyers want

Recently, marketing automation vendor Marketo partnered with Illuminas to conduct research on The State of Engagement in 2017. They surveyed 1,192 marketers and 1,000 B2C and B2B buyers to find out how marketers build relationships with their buyers and where there is room for improvement. The study’s main conclusion — that “marketers think they are effective at customer engagement, but consumers think they could do better” — draws a clear parallel with TrustRadius’ own research into the The B2B Buying Disconnect, in which we specifically looked at the gaps and opportunities between business technology buyers and vendors. Drawing on findings from…

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CMO Inflect: 5 Key Takeaways On Marketing With Art And Science

CMO Inflect: 5 key takeaways on marketing with art and science

On Sept. 21, over 350 marketing executives gathered at the Computer History Museum for TiE Silicon Valley's CMO Inflect. The event focused on balancing the art and the science of marketing as the buyer’s journey continues to change at a rapid pace. “While the science is helping us be more precise, there is going to be a resurgence in the art of marketing,” said Manish Gupta, conference chair and CMO at Redis Labs. “That emotive aspect of the company needs to be led by the CMO across the board.” In almost every session, two themes rose to the top as key…

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How Reviews Influence Economic Buyers And Buying Committees

How Reviews Influence Economic Buyers and Buying Committees

When it comes to signing on the dotted line for a new tech product, do reviews influence the economic buyer? In short, yes — sometimes economic buyers read reviews themselves, and sometimes reviews bubble up to them through buying committees. Here’s our full analysis, based on TrustRadius site traffic and registrations, market trends, and survey results. Which buyers read reviews? To understand who is being influenced by reviews, let’s first look at who is actually reading them on third-party sites like TrustRadius. (Keep in mind one major caveat: TrustRadius reviews are also consumed beyond our site itself, through syndication to…

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The Power Of Peers: 3 Key Marketing Insights From The 2017 B2B Buyer’s Survey

The Power of Peers: 3 key marketing insights from the 2017 B2B Buyer’s Survey

Peer reviews have reached a historic level of importance in the buying process, according to Demand Gen Report’s seventh annual B2B Buyer’s Survey. The independent publication polled 283 C-level executives, vice presidents and directors who were involved in a B2B purchasing decision in the past year. They found that as decision makers become more risk averse and purchases become more complex, trusted insights from real users are a critical component of the buyer’s journey. This shift continues to create opportunities for vendors who align with today’s buyers. Here are some of the key data points from the survey and what…

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Why Content, Not Scores, Should Drive Your Review Strategy

Why Content, Not Scores, Should Drive Your Review Strategy

If you work for a software vendor, you probably already know that your buyers are using TrustRadius.com and other review sites to compare products. According to our latest survey, that’s how 82% of buyers on TrustRadius.com are using our site. As they build their long and short lists, reviews and ratings give them a helpful view of the "competitive environment," as one buyer put it. Here’s a breakdown of the various reasons your buyers are using TrustRadius. On average, respondents selected 2.2 use cases, meaning the vast majority of buyers compare products on TrustRadius and have one additional use or goal.…

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