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.


Traveling at the speed of culture: can marketing automation keep up?

Nov 23, 2015 - For successful brand campaigns that emerge based on real-time reactions to culturally relevant events, marketing automation capitalizes on these moments by driving consumer engagement. Comments

Spotlight on Stephanie Meyer: how GE Healthcare modernized marketing strategy

old-ge-logo Nov 5, 2015 - Stephanie Meyer is the woman behind GE Healthcare's successful marketing automation initiative. Here's how her team modernized and consolidated the company’s marketing tools. Comments

How to fix a leaky lead funnel with proper scoring

funnel-neon-whirlpool-flickr-5157527557-f803922346-z Oct 15, 2015 - Marketers can successfully manage potential leads and improve lead scoring by coordinating with sales teams and optimizing integrated CRM and marketing automation technology. Comments

An Email Marketer's Guide to Smart Automation

A little robot Sep 30, 2015 - Email automation doesn't have to be impersonal. Used correctly, it can actually help marketers get hyper-personal messages to the right subscribers at the right time. Read our guide to find out how. Comments

5 Tips for Making Your Migration to a New MAP as Painless as Possible

email-automation-shutterstock-166673096 Sep 29, 2015 - These five tips will help you easily transition messaging campaigns from your old platform to a new email service provider or marketing automation system. Comments

Marketing Automation and CRM Integration: You’re Doing It Wrong!

wrong-data Sep 23, 2015 - Integrating MAP technology with a CRM system is essential for having an efficient marketing automation structure. However, there are three glaring errors too many marketers seem to make. Comments

5 Elements to Move from Segmentation to Personalization

personalization Sep 16, 2015 - By using integrated data to successfully advance from sufficient segmentation to captivating personalization, you can optimize the customer experience. Here are five ways to achieve this. Comments

Marketing Automation: A Lesson in Irony

automation-shutterstock-194382503 Sep 11, 2015 - Though automatic by nature, automated marketing technology still requires a degree of monitoring. This explains why it's critical for marketers to manage these systems. Comments

Hulu to Test Programmatic with Facebook and Oracle

hulu-image 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

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