With B2B marketing shifting to email, web, and digital channels, it is imperative for marketers and sales professionals to personalize communications and rise up above the noise.  Your keys to success: 1) Custom-tailor communications specific to the personality type of each individual and 2) stay plugged into the ground-level intelligence of your prospects’ business.

Persona based marketing is dead

Traditionally, B2B marketers have relied on the age-old tactics of stereotyping individuals into personas i.e cohorts based on similarities in their demographics, roles, age, and gender. It’s a broad brushstroke approach on how to address prospective buyers. This no longer works because in our ‘civilian’ lives, we are used to being catered to in a highly personalized manner. B2B clients also wish to be engaged on a much more personal level. 

Marketers need to innovate on how they connect with buyers and must adopt a focused, personality-based marketing approach. However, given the sheer volume and scale of data, how can companies extract valuable insights and act on them at the right time? 

xiQ – pioneering personality based marketing

xiQ is a game-changer for B2B marketing that is enabling personality-based marketing at scale. xiQ’s end-to-end, AI-powered sales and marketing platform is innovating how we connect with buyers in a rapidly-evolving marketing landscape. 

Keys to successful B2B marketing

Key to successful

Understand Your Buyer

At the heart of Personality Based Marketing is the ability to leverage AI to generate DISC personality-profiles. xiQ’s engine analyzes the publicly available digital footprint of an individual and predicts their personality type and makes 7 recommendations on how to market and sell to that individual.

Understand your buyer

Segment your audience by personality type

xiQ’s engine segments your list into personality types and provides you recommendations on how to communicate with prospects. For example, a dominant personality would prefer to be communicated in a very crisp, short manner, whereas influencing people like expressive language.

Segments table

Develop content and execute PBM campaigns

xiQ provides AI-assisted curation to build and execute engaging campaigns – in minutes. Use third-party content and combine with your own collateral through xiQ’s native Content Management System to establish frequent and more topical cadence with prospects. xiQ lets you publish these campaigns through email, social media, or map your own domain to send these through your own email address. 

Engage xiQ Workbench

Intelligent personalization – 1st Party Intent 

A critical part of executing 1:1 personalization includes understanding the interests of each prospect. xiQ analyzes  and extrapolates intent analysis by leveraging AI to analyze engagement behavior and intent analysis of each prospect. You can use these insights to custom tailor your campaign to match the interests of each buyer and execute much more compelling messaging.


xiQ’s clients who have used personality-based marketing to target their clients have reported a 10x increase in engagement and a spike in conversion rates. 

xiQ bridges the fragmented sales and marketing stack, thereby reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO). It allows you to execute personalized campaigns at scale, much faster, course correct, repeat, and run your Account-Based Marketing more effectively.

About The Author

Usman Sheikh

Founder and CEO

xiQ, Inc.

Usman Sheikh is the visionary founder and CEO of xiQ, an award-winning B2B sales and marketing platform. Through the fusion of generative AI, behavioral science, and ChatGPT, xiQ is revolutionizing the industry with its personality-driven sales approach.
As a futurist and design thinker, Usman aims to humanize B2B sales and marketing by leveraging generative AI and psychology. With xiQ, sellers can understand the mindset of prospective buyers and hyper-personalize engagement at every stage of the sales cycle.
Before xiQ, Usman held various global roles at SAP, including Vice President of Corporate Development, Product Management, Sales Enablement, and Digital Commerce.
Usman frequently serves as a guest lecturer on AI and B2B sales and marketing at renowned business schools such as the University of Texas, University of Wisconsin, University of Alabama, Louisiana State University, and Clemson University.
A graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Usman’s diverse passions extend beyond business. He enjoys Squash, architecture, design, cooking, and hiking.