D&B Hoover’s customers can now view and build lists of in-market accounts using the Bombora intent file. Users can set up SmartLists (dynamic lists) with a combination of account and intent data to identify in-market ICP accounts. The list is then displayed on the sales rep’s desktop and daily email digest.
Target lists can be assembled from over 175 selects that span company, contact, intent, and technographics. Bombora intent data is gathered from over 4,000 B2B media website and span 7,000 pre-defined topics. 70% of the websites are exclusive to Bombora.
Dun & Bradstreet provides a sophisticated approach to selecting intent topics that tie to business strategy. Instead of simply choosing the obvious topics, the firms recommend that customers employ topic clusters, “a group of like-minded Intent topics [that are] representative of all facets of a product or service.” Clusters would include
- Brand/Products (core): Brands, products, key functions
- Competitors/Partners: Brands and products of competitors and partners
- Industry/Vertical: Strongly associated categories, use cases, and product/service capabilities
- Pain Points/Challenges: Pain points, issues, expected outcomes
Dun & Bradstreet has removed intent scores, which are often confusing. By creating clusters, topics are either surging or not, with no interpretation required. Instead, the number of clustered topics serves as the indicator of surge strength.
The firms recommend that content be adjusted based on the number of intent topics identified for a prospect. Sales and Marketing should “serve higher-level or awareness-based content to those showing interest in one or two topics, and lower-funnel content to those showing interest on many topics.” Furthermore, prospects with many surging topics are probably closer to making a purchase.
D&B Hoovers also added 4 million direct dial numbers to their database, bringing the product total to 6.2 million. Direct dials contain a set of standard and mobile numbers, so users should hover over the direct dial number to determine the phone type.
“As more business contacts work from home, direct dials are essential to engage customers in real-time, from anywhere,” wrote Product Management VP Phil McWade. “Access these numbers in the lists you’ve already created, when viewing a Contact Profile, or within Contacts Search & Build a List results.”
D&B Hoover’s coverage has grown to 209 million global companies and 235 million contacts