Companies

A guide to your target accounts home

Last updated: October 13, 2020

Applies to:

Marketing Hub  Professional, Enterprise
Sales Hub  Professional, Enterprise

If you're carrying out an account-based marketing strategy, your target accounts home is the command center for marketing and sales teams to monitor account progress. It helps you keep track of the accounts you or your team want to work on and allows you to quickly filter through these accounts to identify next steps.

The first time you access it, set it up by selecting a few target accounts to view in the home. You can always add more target accounts later.

Add target accounts

When you add a target account, you can monitor and analyze the companies' data in your target accounts home. You can mark companies as target accounts in bulk through updating the Target account property of the company records in the company home, through a company import, or via a company workflow to True.

Otherwise, you can do it manually within your target accounts home. To manually add target accounts:

  • In your HubSpot account, navigate to Contacts > Target Accounts.
  • In the upper right, click Choose target accounts.
  • In the right panel, search for a company you want to target and select the checkbox for the company. You can select as many companies as you want.

Please note: these companies must have been created, before you can select them as target accounts.

  • Once done, click Choose target accounts. The selected accounts will be added to your view. These company records will now have a Target Account property value of True.

In future, if you want to remove a target account, update their Target Account property to False in their record directly, in the relevant homes, through an import, or via a workflow.

View target account metrics

Once you've added your target accounts, you can view high level metrics at the top of your target accounts home.

  • Target accounts: the number of target accounts your HubSpot account has.
  • Accounts with open deals: the number of target accounts associated to deals that are not in closed-won or closed-lost deal stages.
  • Open deal value: the sum of the Amount property values in the open deals associated to your target accounts.
  • Missing any buying role: the number of target accounts where all associated contacts do not have a value in their Buying role property. Once an associated contact has a buyer role, the target account will not be in the count.
  • Missing decision makers: the number of target accounts where none of its associated contacts have the value Decision maker in their Buying role property.

In the table, you can view:

Identify potential accounts

To identify potential accounts in your target accounts home:

  • In the left sidebar menu, click Prospects to look at potential prospects.
  • In the left sidebar menu, click Recommendations to view HubSpot's recommended accounts to target, based on the data in your HubSpot account.
  • Hover over a recommended account and click Choose as target account to add them as a target account. Otherwise, click Dismiss to remove the recommendation.

You can also identify potential accounts among your company records by creating a score property for your companies or a workflow that helps you mark suitable companies as target accounts based on their property values.

Filter and view your target accounts

  • In your HubSpot account, navigate to Contacts > Target Accounts.
  • At the top of the page, click the All owners or Select teams dropdown menus to filter the target accounts to a specific company owner or team.
  • In the left sidebar menu, click a category to filter the target accounts for a better high-level overview:
    • All: this shows you all your target accounts.
    • No open tasks: this shows you all target accounts that do not have any open tasks to complete.
    • No logged calls: this shows you all target accounts that never had a logged call.
    • No meetings: this shows you all target accounts that never had a logged meeting.
    • No open deals: this shows you all target accounts without any open deals (i.e., deals that are not closed-lost or closed won). Learn more about deal pipelines.
    • No decision maker: this shows you all target accounts that are not associated with a contact whose Buying role property value is Decision maker.
    • Blockers: this shows you all target accounts that are associated to contacts whose Buying role property value is Blocker.

View a target account's overview

Please note: all users can see the Account overview on a high level in the right panel of a company record. If you've a Sales Hub Professional or Enterprise seat, you can access the full Account overview in the company record.

Work with a target account

  • To work on a target account, hover over the target account and click the Actions dropdown menu: