Marketing Automation

Online marketers have a new imperative: rely less on gut instincts and more on automated processes to deliver the right message to the right person at the right time. Marketing automation tools, when used properly, can help marketers streamline resources and more effectively and efficiently manage data, content creation, digital assets, messaging, and segmentation. The opportunities are varied: from retargeting display ads and managing paid search campaigns, to optimizing email segmentation strategies, or sending out a simple tweet. Before investing time and money in automation, consider these do's, don'ts, and trends.

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Personas Rise Again in Support of 1:1 Personalization

May 19, 2015 - Though not typically used for segmentation, formerly out-of-fashion personas can be key personalization supplements for content marketers. Comments

Sales Is the New Marketing: 7 Ways to Embrace It

sales-equals-marketing May 5, 2015 - As sales and marketing continue to converge, sales teams need to be digitally enabled. Start the process with these seven steps. Comments

Should Marketing Adapt to Sales or Sales Adapt to Marketing?

sales-marketing-aligned Apr 28, 2015 - As a part of marketing automation implementation, should marketing yield to sales' processes or the other way around? Comments

I’ve Built My Buyer Personas, Now What?

personas-personalization Apr 22, 2015 - Once you've successfully defined your buyer personas, how can you execute an effective marketing strategy with them? Comments

5 Challenging Questions to Help Close the Customer Experience Gap

Customer Apr 21, 2015 - There's often a difference between what value marketers think they're creating for consumers and what consumers are actually experiencing. How can you close that gap? Comments

De-Averaging Moms: How Automation Can Help Brands Compete for Mother’s Day Dollars

mothers-day-marketing Apr 13, 2015 - Mother's Day is a prime opportunity for brands to leverage marketing automation to help them take a piece of the advertising dollars up for grabs around the holiday. Comments

The Power of Assists: Marketing Technology Is a Team Player

team-player-assist Apr 7, 2015 - Marketing technology, and particularly marketing automation technology, can be well-suited to provide assists to the marketing team. Are you using it in this way? Comments

Timing Is Everything in Nurture Marketing

timing-is-everything Mar 31, 2015 - Like many things in life, timing is essential to a successful nurture marketing program. Comments

How "Automated Personalization" Is Curing Our Creativity Crisis

automated-personalization Mar 24, 2015 - How can automated personalization improve the placement of your content marketing and ultimately increase conversions? Comments

59% of B2B Fortune 500 Companies Use Marketing Automation

automation-shutterstock-136061006 Mar 23, 2015 - The world's biggest companies are beginning more and more to see the value of marketing automation systems. Why is the adoption rate growing so quickly? Comments

Leveraging Entertainment Events: No Longer Just a Job for Social Media

google-knowledge-graph-events Mar 16, 2015 - To connect with consumers, brands must react in real time to current events. Social media is no longer the only space for this - and marketing automation can help. Comments

6 Budgeting Mistakes That Are Blocking Your Optimization Efforts

Budget Mar 10, 2015 - Marketing automation systems can help you effectively manage your budgets and marketing plans, so that you can increase your optimization efforts. Comments

4 Ways to Rally Around a Marketing Program

A crowd cheering Feb 25, 2015 - Beyond simply creating a series of emails or events, developing a digital "tool" for clients will help your business stand out from the crowd. Comments

RIP Mass Marketing - Long Live 1:1 at Scale

personalization Feb 24, 2015 - Customers want to be targeted with an individual approach, and automation technology can help marketers achieve this if used properly. Comments

4 Key Steps to Developing an Effective Lead Management Process

leads-shutterstock-165694019 Feb 23, 2015 - Lead management can be a tricky thing, so making sure you pick the right marketing automation technology is crucial. Comments

The Continued Move Toward Marketing Automation

shutterstock-144078886 Feb 10, 2015 - Recent acquisitions by Marin, MediaMath, and Kenshoo are a sign of more to come as competition heats up in the marketing automation sector. Comments

5 Campaign Management Lessons to Apply in 2015

lessons Feb 10, 2015 - These five strategies will help you get the most out of your campaigns this year and maximize one of the emerging themes of 2015 - personalization. Comments

4 Key Tips to Successfully Implementing Marketing Automation Technology

marketing-automation-graphic Feb 3, 2015 - Marketing automation technology is extremely useful for marketers, but its value can be lost if the early user experience isn't a positive one. Comments

5 Ways to Turn Customer Obsession Into Marketing ROI

roi-increase Jan 27, 2015 - In order to boost your company's return on investment, make sure you are focused on your customers' satisfaction. Comments

4 Reasons Why You Hate Your Sales and Marketing CRM Software

crm-sales-marketing Jan 26, 2015 - Many marketers have issues with their CRM software. Here are four things that may be bothering you and what you can do to fix the problem. Comments

Remarket Lead Nurture: Maximize Lead Acquisition & Conversion

leads-shutterstock-154962107 Jan 26, 2015 - By remarketing leads, sales can reach higher into the funnel for an earlier human touch and marketing can build a stronger digital relationship with leads. Comments

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