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5 Basic Marketing Tools You Need Before CRM

Nov 17, 2014 - Before you can even begin to think about implementing a CRM system, you need to make sure you have these five basic marketing tools down first. Comments

When It Comes to Data, Go Smart Before You Go Big

socialmediaengagement1 Nov 13, 2014 - There is a lot of hype around big data, but integrating a broader range of smart data sources can help achieve revenue goals in a more efficient way. Comments

How Deep Can Marketing Automation Go Into Your CRM?

shutterstock-159960029 Nov 11, 2014 - A look at whether marketing automation systems should be integrated into many facets of an organization, and what that would look like. Comments

Founder of UGG Boots Shares Old-School Principles of CRM

ugg-boots Nov 3, 2014 - Although the UGG founder started his business before the dawn of CRM systems, marketers can learn a lot from the UGG success story. Comments

5 Entrepreneurs Told Me Why CRM Is So Darn Complicated

shutterstock-159960029 Oct 20, 2014 - Although CRM systems can be extremely helpful in your marketing efforts, many marketers struggle to use them effectively. Comments

CRM Alone Will Not Help Your Sales Team Win

shutterstock-159960029 Oct 14, 2014 - Customer relationship management systems are meant to manage the selling process, but marketing automation systems to manage the buying process are also needed. Comments

The Keys to the Cloud

Cloud computers Oct 8, 2014 - Email marketing companies need to embrace the marketing cloud, or risk being left behind in the industry. Comments

Companies Don’t Have Relationships, People Do: The Power of Social Signals

Handshake Oct 6, 2014 - Marketers must remember that even though automation systems can be helpful, in the end it's the people in your company that form the real relationships and can close the deal. Comments

Single View of the Funnel vs. Single Funnel

Funnel Oct 6, 2014 - There's a big difference between a single view of the sales funnel, where marketing and sales work closely but separately, and a single funnel, where the two teams are blended together seamlessly. Comments

Beyond Tweets: How Social and CRM Are Joining Forces

shutterstock-159960029 Sep 30, 2014 - By combining social media marketing with CRM, you can go from just attracting attention to actually making money. How can social and CRM work together for you? Comments

Enterprise Software Can Be "Sexy," Too - If You Know How to Frame It

enterprise-software Sep 23, 2014 - With the increasing focus on visual appeal in the technology sector, how can enterprise software marketers showcase their products in an intriguing way? Comments

Twitter Updates Tailored Audiences for New Targeting Capabilities

Twitter logo Sep 18, 2014 - Twitter has added a few new features to its tailored audiences tool, making it easier for advertisers to target mobile and find new customers. Comments

What Is an ESP?

email-tricks Sep 11, 2014 - Will the email marketing ecosystem go the way of the automobile industry and see further consolidation? Are email marketers ready for the era of the marketing cloud? Comments

Why MailChimp Is Killing Auto-Responders: The Rise of CRM

MailChimp Aug 25, 2014 - New features in MailChimp's services are making auto-responders things of the past. How? And what does this mean for digital marketers at small businesses? Comments

Finding ROI in B2B Marketing Can Feel Like Pushing Water Uphill

uphill-roi Aug 19, 2014 - B2B marketers often have trouble finding campaign ROI because their marketing and sales departments aren't fully integrated and because their lead information isn't properly tracked. Here are some tips for getting solid ROI in a B2B environment. Comments

Owned Data, Paid Success

Digital encryption key Aug 13, 2014 - Data-onboarding is poised to revolutionize the digital marketing space. But you must have the appropriate rights to use "your" data in third-party channels in order to utilize the new trend of CRM retargeting. Comments

Why Marketing Automation Makes Sense Now

automation-shutterstock-136061006 Aug 12, 2014 - Marketing automation tools allow marketers to identify and target potential customers when they need it most, leading to higher engagement rates and ultimately, more sales. Comments

When Will LinkedIn Launch a CRM Service? Should CRM Vendors Worry?

linkedin-logo Aug 11, 2014 - Is a customer relationship management system on the horizon for LinkedIn? If so, what would it look like, and how should other CRM vendors prepare to up their game to stay in the race? Comments

Kimpton Hotels Uses CRM to Confer Karma on Guests

shutterstock-159960029 Aug 8, 2014 - Salesforce and ExactTarget Marketing Cloud form the basis of a loyalty program that aims to surprise guests with unexpected treats and rewards, all in an effort to grow the hotel chain's customer base. Comments

RelateIQ – Tinder for Sales Reps Looking to Hook Up?

love-lab Aug 4, 2014 - Salesforces' recent acquisition of RelateIQ signals the start of a new wave of data science and sales convergence. How will other players in the industry react? Comments

How One Pair of Shoes Can Drive Digital Publishing Success

cbanner-shoes Aug 1, 2014 - When you view a pair of shoes on a retailer's website, but don't purchase them right away, the shoes follow you around the Internet, showing up on nearly every site you visit. Publishers can learn a lot from these shoe retailers' tactics. Comments

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