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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Hulu to Test Programmatic with Facebook and Oracle

Aug 27, 2015 - Through a partnership with Facebook and Oracle, Hulu is going to make its premium video inventory available programmatically for the first time. Comments

The 5 Most Egregious Marketing Automation Fails and How To Avoid Them

avoid-mistakes-shutterstock-241851016 Aug 21, 2015 - Learning from past errors made in marketing automation can only increase overall efficiency and productivity. Considering these tips can induce a swift and profitable ROI. Comments

CRM Is Branching Out to Include Marketing Automation

shutterstock-159960029 Aug 12, 2015 - Here are some tips for utilizing cloud-based software that merges CRM functionality with marketing automation, generating effective and efficient integrated marketing solutions. Comments

4 Ways to Improve Audience Insights Through Collaboration

consuemr-insights Jul 28, 2015 - Today's socially and digitally engaged customer needs to be understood on a personal level,so any team that gathers insights must be an active part of the audience insights approach for your company. Comments

Why B2B Marketers Need to Start Watching Star Trek

Star Trek The Next Generation Jul 24, 2015 - As marketing becomes more technology-based, marketing and IT teams need to having a better understanding of what makes each other tick. Comments

Struggling to Measure Social ROI? Partner With Your CRM Team

social-media-bubble Jul 14, 2015 - Social teams shouldn't skip measurements and metrics. Measures of behavioral, persona, and stratification data can drive strategy. Comments

Unchain Marketing Data to Improve High-Value Customer Experience

marketing-automation-graphic Jun 30, 2015 - While most marketers look at customer insights, shockingly few pay enough attention to their highest-value customers - a status that goes beyond simply who spends the most money. Comments

How Important Is the Automation Skillset to Young Marketers?

wizard-automation Jun 23, 2015 - People with a marketing automation backgrounds are traditionally difficult to hire, which makes that skillset that much more important for young marketers to acquire. Comments

Marketing Technology Is A Competitive Advantage

campaigns-technology-experts Jun 17, 2015 - Brand stories today are more experiences than narratives and as a result, technology has become integral to that experience. Comments

Pandora Adds Mobile to Programmatic

pandora-logo-two Jun 16, 2015 - Advertisers will be able to reach Pandora’s 80 million active listeners and automatically purchase the platform’s display inventory across both desktop and mobile. Comments

Introducing "ERM" to Activate Your Secret Weapon: Employees

employee-advocacy Jun 3, 2015 - Employees are an often-untapped resource in marketing. Capitalizing on their advocacy - having them share content across their own social feeds, say - brands can increase reach. Comments

How To Optimize Buyer Journeys with Nurture Programs

customerjourney May 26, 2015 - Casting a wide net, nurturing early leads and reacting to sales cues are three ways you can gain control over the customer journey, something many marketers fail to understand. Comments

Personas Rise Again in Support of 1:1 Personalization

personas 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

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