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

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

4 Ways to Turn Real-Time Into Right-Time Marketing

clock-real-time-risk-waters0314 Jan 13, 2015 - What's the difference between real-time data and right-time data, and why should marketers be focusing on right-time data instead? Comments

Anticipation and Satisfaction: 2 Important Pillars for 2015

user-satisfaction Jan 12, 2015 - What if you could anticipate what your customers want and guarantee satisfaction without fail? Is this possible in the world of digital marketing? Comments

When Is the Right Time to Pass a Lead to Sales?

leads-shutterstock-165694019 Jan 7, 2015 - There's no one-size-fits-all method to determine when is the right time to pass a lead from marketing to sales, but there are ways to make the process easier for both teams. Comments

How to Yield Higher Marketing ROI: Coupling Smart Systems With Smart B2B Social Media Strategies

roi-increase Jan 5, 2015 - By combining social media and marketing automation systems, companies can achieve a higher return on investment. Comments

The Biggest Roadblock in Marketing Automation Has Nothing to Do With the Technology

digital-strategy-roadblock Dec 9, 2014 - Marketing automation is now an integral part of many companies' strategies, but there is still something standing in the way of its success: content. Comments

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