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Essential B2B Marketing Trends CTOs Need to Know in 2024

Digital transformation has reshaped the business-to-business (B2B) landscape. According to Gartner, Inc., by 2025, 80% of B2B sales interactions between suppliers and buyers will occur through digital channels — a trend that gained considerable momentum during the pandemic. 

This new paradigm shift forces tech leaders and marketers to revamp their digital strategies and optimize their online customer journey.

This article will discuss some clearly emerging B2B priorities and strategies so that marketers and CTOs can be better prepared for crises and other waves of change in 2024 and beyond.

Everybody is utilizing levels of AI in marketing

The influence of AI in B2B marketing goes beyond the current buzz. Short-term applications like chatbots and predictive analytics are making waves, but a more profound, transformative role awaits AI in strategy and execution.

Hence, marketers and CTOs have no option but to embrace AI today. Customer experience is the new battlefield for competitive advantage. And in the AI-driven world, the only survivors on this battlefield will be the ones who embrace AI at the core of their marketing and customer experience strategies.

Prioritizing data privacy and security in a digital age

With increasing concern about how social media giants handle customer data and how businesses are getting penalized for using unfair means to gain access to customer data, we are seeing a change in this trend.

This means first-party data (information collected directly from customers and prospects) will take centre stage in 2024 and beyond. As a result, B2B marketers, along with CTOs, will need to become well-versed in ethical data collection strategies, that don’t rely on third-party cookies.

Nevertheless, by taking a more thoughtful approach to data management, analysis, and activation, marketers can leverage first-party data to gain an in-depth understanding of the customer’s journey and behavior.

A well-crafted first-party data strategy can empower marketers to make informed decisions, optimize campaigns, and personalize customer experience.

Embrace hybrid selling with multi-channel approaches

The future of B2B marketing is going to be hybrid. This means combining the best of both worlds: digital and in-person interactions. Today, customers are seeking omnichannel experience from sellers. They want to flow back and forth across multiple channels for an intuitive, seamless, and personalized experience. To achieve this, CTOs and marketers need to take a customer-centric approach to meet the demands of hybrid selling. 

Migrating to hybrid selling will increase the brand’s reach across more channels, streamline processes, enhance the team’s effectiveness, and provide greater convenience to customers.

Focus on sustainability

Consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious. To attract eco-conscious buyers, marketers and CTOs can collaborate to showcase their organization’s commitment to environmental and social responsibility. B2B companies that communicate their sustainability efforts effectively will stand out from the competition.

All these trends offer a roadmap for organizations seeking to adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing environment. By embracing these strategies, both business and tech leaders can position their brands for success in a competitive and ever-evolving marketplace.

In brief

The B2B marketing landscape is constantly evolving. By understanding the latest trends and implementing them into business strategies, organizations can achieve its marketing goals and stay ahead of the curve in the digital era.

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Gizel Gomes

Gizel Gomes is a professional technical writer with a bachelor's degree in computer science. With a unique blend of technical acumen, industry insights, and writing prowess, she produces informative and engaging content for the B2B tech domain.
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