Once you have decided to invest in Account-Based Marketing, building a Centre of Excellence to enable marketers to deliver these customised programmes will help you to scale faster and more effectively.
Your Centre of Excellence (CoE) should deliver in three ways:
1. Defining your ABM Strategy
A central purpose of your CoE should be to articulate and evolve the right ABM strategy for your business. It should answer the question ‘how do we do ABM in all its forms, here?’ This will cover everything from account selection and the blend of ABM types to be used across tiers of accounts, to how resources are allocated, and the way in which the ABM processes align with other customer-facing teams.
2. Providing tools, tech and advice
Your CoE should be an ABM hub, driving efficiency and innovation by providing tools, technology, and advice to enable your entire ABM community. This means developing tools and templates to ensure best practice, as well as managing the company’s ABM supplier eco-system including technology vendors, research and insight suppliers, creative agencies, and consultants to drive cost-effectiveness.
3. Setting standards
The third critical role of the Centre of Excellence is to maintain high standards of delivery. This could be by recruiting and developing people with the right ABM competencies, as well as monitoring the impact of the ABM programme on your business, and continually looking for ways to improve. Your CoE should define ABM competencies, roles and responsibilities, as well as supporting career development within the overall marketing community.
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