Demandbase Launches “Real-Time Intent” to Transform B2B and Account-Based Marketing

New Artificial Intelligence-Based Technology Gives B2B Companies a Head Start on the Buying Cycle

SAN FRANCISCO – August 8, 2017 – Demandbase, the pioneer in Account-Based Marketing (ABM), today announced Real-Time Intent, a new artificial intelligence (AI) technology that gives B2B companies a head start on the buying cycle and makes B2B signals more actionable. Similar to how a keyword search signals intent, Real-Time Intent identifies the interests of accounts and buyers at the beginning of the online research stage and then automatically triggers sales and marketing actions throughout the entire ABM funnel. The new Real-Time Intent technology will help companies discover accounts who are interested in their products and services, create hyper-targeted ads, improve sales intelligence, and personalize website content at scale at the account level.

Demandbase’s network currently receives over 400 million B2B visitors every month, which is three times LinkedIn’s reported monthly active users. This yields more than 60 billion B2B monthly interactions that Demandbase is able to monitor, identify signals, and then make those signals actionable across the entire sales and marketing funnel.

“Our scale of business audience reach across the entire web paired with our AI capabilities results in an unparalleled ability to understand business interests in real-time. This technology will give our customers greater reach and superior precision and timing than previously possible,” said Chris Golec, CEO of Demandbase. “More importantly, Real-Time Intent will be delivered through a platform and suite of targeting, engagement and conversion solutions so that customers can take immediate actions on the insights.”

According to CEB, B2B buyers are already 57 percent of the way down the path to a decision before they actually perform an action on a business website. Potential buyers signal interest in the form of what they’re reading, long before they’ve identified solutions and visited a corporate website or begin posting online. Demandbase’s Real-Time Intent leverages AI to allow B2B companies to capture this first moment of a potential buyer’s interest and intent to get ahead of the competition and deliver the right messages across multiple channels at the very beginning of the buyer’s journey.

“As the leader in Enterprise Cloud Data Management, Informatica understands the disruptive power of data. Our marketing vision is to use data and data science to drive relevant engagements,” said Steven Shapiro, Vice President of Digital and Buyer’s Journey at Informatica. “Demandbase’s Real-Time Intent is an exciting step forward that will help us deliver the right message at the right time by both extending intent data with more context and determining the Next Best Action to accelerate the buyer’s journey.”

Demandbase’s Real-Time Intent technology leverages AI and machine learning to analyze and track billions of interactions every month. The company combines its proprietary IP-based data and patented identification technology, data from its ad networks and exchanges, third party firmographic data, and publicly available online data such as social media APIs, articles, press releases and SEC data to map out what an account is interested in and researching in real-time.

“B2B marketers have been using intent data for a couple years, but are now looking for new possibilities that make this data more actionable and integrate it better with their existing technology stack,” said Eric Wittlake, Senior Analyst in the Marketing Practice at TOPO, a research and advisory firm. “AI will make it possible for data to become more actionable and valuable in marketing programs.”

Demandbase’s Real-Time Intent will be available to all customers in the fall, and will enable website personalization at the persona level later this year.

For more information, please join Demandbase for a live webinar on “Getting Ahead of the Buyer’s Journey with Real-Time Intent” on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 11 a.m. to noon PT. Register here.

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About Demandbase
Demandbase is the leader in Account-Based Marketing (ABM) and an indispensable part of the B2B tech stack. The company offers the only end-to-end ABM platform that helps B2B marketers identify, win and grow the accounts that matter most. The biggest and fastest-growing companies in the world, such as Accenture, Adobe, DocuSign, GE, Salesforce, and others, rely on Demandbase to drive their ABM strategy and maximize their marketing performance. The company has been named to the JMP Securities list “The Hot 100: The Best Privately Held Software Companies,” the Deloitte Fast 500, and named a Gartner Cool Vendor for Tech Go-To-Market. In 2019, Demandbase executives authored the definitive book on ABM, Account-Based Marketing: How to Target and Engage the Companies That Will Grow Your Revenue. For more information, please visit or follow the company on Twitter @Demandbase.

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