Key Reasons Your B2B Marketing Isn’t Producing Results

Content marketing, guest posting, and social media advertisements; you have tried everything. Yet, besides a few cold leads, you have nothing to show for it. Implementing a B2B SaaS marketing strategy can be a little tricky. Odds are, you’ve made some mistakes along the way.

Unfortunately, your B2B marketing strategy isn’t something you can afford to be passive about. It’s time to find out exactly why your B2B marketing strategy isn’t getting the desired results. Here are three common reasons your B2B marketing plan isn’t working and how to fix them so you can successfully grow your business.

1. Marketing Leaders Seem Optimistic

Marketing leaders from all sectors surveyed displayed a notable sense of optimism for much of the year of 2021, with companies featuring a greater volume of sales ($10B+) and larger employee roster (10K+) displaying the highest levels of optimism about the U.S. economy, compared to the previous quarter. A dip toward years’ end was assumed to have occurred as a result of COVID-19’s resurgence.

The Solution

Create a clear strategy. It’s no magic bullet, but having a clear strategy will effectively move the needle forward in all aspects of your marketing. Here’s how:

Define your SMART goals. All too often, in marketing, goal-setting gets side-lined. SMART goals are a more effective way of setting objectives.

Identify KPIs. Key performance indicators are tied to your overall goals and measured by performance or lack thereof. Focus on the following for overall product KPIs:

  • New customers acquired
  • Revenue
  • Lifetime Value
  • Signups
  • Customer Acquisition Cost
  • Return on Investment

Keep in mind that you’ll need to create a separate plan for every marketing aspect, from social media to content marketing.

2. You Haven’t Mapped the Audience’s Journey

How well do you understand your audience and their pain points? The B2B purchasing cycle is long and complex, with so many people involved in the process.

Not everyone in your audience will respond the same to every campaign. Understanding what makes your prospects reach out and buy should be a top focus for B2B marketers.

The Solution

To fill every buyer’s journey with unique touchpoints and opportunities, you must get to know your audience better. But that’s not easy to do. Fortunately, there are some practical next steps you can take to get a better understanding of your audience and their pain points.

  • Dive deep into your marketing metrics
  • Nail down your buyer personas
  • Figure out their interests
  • Make a list of the different touchpoints you anticipate
  • Use A/B testing to come up with the most effective strategy for reaching this audience

3. You Aren’t Leveraging Your Data Properly

Failing to use data to inform your marketing strategy will stymie your efforts. Data is created everywhere, becoming more complex and diverse by the day. As a business, you need to learn how to leverage the data from your website or ongoing campaigns to create content that appeals to the right people.

The Solution

You need to start leveraging your internal data when making marketing decisions. Data on your website and ongoing marketing campaigns, for instance, will help you understand your target audience. Data takes intuition and impulse out of your marketing decisions for better outcomes.

Using metrics will help you focus your marketing efforts on what works. Here are some of the metrics to focus on as a SaaS B2B company:

  • Total Signups
  • Unique Visitors
  • Website Bounce Rate
  • Average Time Spent or Sessions Per User
  • Customer Retention Rate


There are many potential reasons your B2B marketing strategy isn’t getting the desired results. The good news is that you can turn this around by taking a few practical steps. Even better, you can outsource your B2B marketing efforts to a marketing agency specializing in B2B SaaS, such as T.A. Monroe Digital Agency.

Contact us to learn how we can help position your company as a dynamic trendsetter in the SaaS industry using your business’s best marketing insights.

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