May 17th, 2017 | by

This task allows you to import a list from a tradeshow or marketing event, match the list to RainKing, and automatically generate up to five additional prospects to target based on an ideal buyer persona specific to your company or product.

How Can it Help

  • Upload a List of emails into the Import Wizard, create a group, and export RainKing verified contact information for those contacts and firmographic information on their companies. You can then export this information to Excel or to your CRM/Marketing Automation Platform
  • Run a list of contacts through this workflow to identify the fit of those contacts against your ideal buying persona and identify up to 5 Additional relevant contacts

Steps to Create

Start by clicking on the “Enrich my marketing/tradeshow list” link on the RainKing Dashboard.

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Select which kind of criteria you are matching on – companies or people.

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To generate a list of prospects, RainKing will use a list of contacts or companies and match that company to a company in RainKing. Then using the Ideal Buyer Persona, RainKing identifies the ideal contacts at that company.

To match your list to RainKing’s data, we can use one of the following criteria:

  • Website/URL (recommended – as we can match more precisely on this field)
  • Company name (it’s best to use a clean, familiar expression for company names to increase the likelihood of matching)
  • DUNS
  • E-mail address (contact lists only)

The list MUST be in a .csv file format with the first row populated with field labels in order to import properly. If you are using the company name, you can also just paste or type the list of accounts in the specified window.

Next, choose an Ideal Buyer Persona from the dropdown menu. This is a profile that you or someone in your organization created.

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Note: If you do not already have an Ideal Buyer Persona, you will need to create one before creating this task. 

Next, you will need to name this project. We recommend using something familiar so it will be easy to remember it later.

With your permission, RainKing will capture the company name/URL from your import to identify accounts of interest to you that we do not profile yet. If you doesn’t want us to capture this, uncheck the box.

When you are ready to begin the matching process, click the Start Import button.

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Reviewing Results

Depending on the size of your list, this may take a few minutes or even longer.

When the matching process is complete, the status will show as available. This is the signal that the results are ready to view. Click the “View Results” button to continue.

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Import results will be retained and you can retrieve them by selecting the Prospect Prism options from the Tools menu.

Note: You can perform other tasks while you wait for the accounts to be matched, but if you navigate away from this page, you will exit this workflow.

The top of the results page will display your import details above the results grid.  Action buttons (Add to Group, Export to Excel) and additional navigation are displayed at right.

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Matching based on Company Criteria (Company Name, Website, Duns)

  • When matching on companies, Prism results are displayed in groups based on the Company
  • The top 5 highest ranking people in that organization based on the selected Ideal Buyer Persona will be displayed
  • When matching on companies, you can filter on the ‘match strength’ feature using Exact, Strong, Moderate, Weak, or Not Found

Understanding ‘Match Strength’

If your import included company names, your results will be marked with one of the following values based on the best match found in RainKing: Exact, Strong, Moderate, Weak, or Not Found. This match strength corresponds to a score (from 0 to 100) that reflects how closely your import matches a value in the RainKing database.

Exact: 100
Strong: 85 – 99
Moderate: 60 – 84
Weak: 20 – 59
Not Found: < 20

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If your import included only company website/URLs or DUNs, your results will be marked as either ‘Exact’ or ‘Not Found.’

Filtering you Company Matches

Use the match strength filters to display/hide records based on their match strength so you can more easily scan them in groups. 

As you review the results, click on the hyperlink button to view the next strongest matches in RainKing, or search for a specific contact/company; if one of these alternative records is a better match, click the + symbol to change the record.

Select all of the matching records you want to include; then click the Add to List.  Be sure to name this something you’ll recognize so you can use it again.

Tip: For large lists, we suggest increasing the page size to the max (500 records). This will allow you to view more of your imported entries at once.
Matching based on People Criteria (emails)
  • RainKing displays each organization that matches a record from your import, highlights the record that you imported and what RainKing matched on, and lists up to 5 additional contacts, which are displayed in rank order based on the selected Ideal Buyer Persona
  • If Prism does not find an exact match on email, a secondary match on the email domain will be done. If the company exists in RainKing and is included in your RainKing subscription, it will be displayed.
  • When importing people (emails), you can filter results based on four distinct groups:
    • RainKing Recommended Top Fits: This group of people will reflect those contacts at the companies that you have imported that are the top five contacts, based on the Ideal Buyer Persona you’ve selected
    • Matched from Import in Top 5: This group of people will reflect those contacts who we have a match for and are also one of the top 5 contacts at that company based on the Ideal Buyer Persona that you’ve selected.
    • Matched from Import not in Top 5: This group of people will reflect those contacts who we have a match for, but they do not fall within the top 5 recommended contacts at that company based on the Ideal Buyer Persona that you’ve selected.
    • Not Found

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Making the Data Actionable

We highly recommend saving your matches as a list for easy access on your dashboard. You also have the option to refine your results by Companies or Inside Scoops along with signing up for alerts when we add new content that falls into your  list. 

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