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Microsoft and Salesforce Union: Does It Hurt Small Businesses?

Jul 28, 2014 - While the partnership between Microsoft and Salesforce provides options for marketers, there are other offerings available that may be better suited for small-business marketers. Comments

In-Car Wi-Fi Will Create Opportunities for Advertisers Down the Road

chevrolet-4g-lte-campaign-04 Jul 15, 2014 - A recent announcement from Chevrolet about built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi furthers the availability of in-car functionality, which could bring opportunities for advertisers and allow marketers to eventually deliver much more targeted experiences by tapping... Comments

Privacy vs. Personalization - The Creepy Side of Small Business CRM

personalization Jul 14, 2014 - There's a fine line between impressing your customers with what you remember about them and creeping them out with your extensive knowledge - here are some tips for how to stay on the right side of that line. Comments

Starting With the Fundamentals - Why Small Marketing Has to Precede BIG Marketing

small-fish-big-fish Jul 9, 2014 - Although it can seem like a good idea to go for big marketing tactics right away, you must make sure your small marketing is effective before you make that leap. Comments

How an Auto Body Shop Uses CRM to Earn Customer Satisfaction

Customer service questionnaire Jun 30, 2014 - Using one small business as an example, it's easy to see how customer relationship management (CRM) tools, powered by marketing automation, can boost customer satisfaction. Comments

Utilizing BIME to Integrate and Visualize Web Analytics Data

bime-web-analytics-dashboard Jun 25, 2014 - A review of the BIME Analytics software-as-a-service offering, which proves to be a very impressive platform for analysts. Comments

Instagram Direct Remains Uncharted Territory for Brands

buffalo-wild-wings Jun 24, 2014 - Buffalo Wild Wings is joining in on World Cup fever and using Instagram Direct to reward select fans. That makes it one of only a handful of brands to employ the one-to-one communication platform. Comments

Oracle Purchases LiveLOOK, Enhances Ad Agency/ Client Experience

oraclelogo Jun 23, 2014 - By acquiring co-browsing software maker LiveLOOK, Oracle will enable agencies to better engage with clients and solve problems more efficiently. Comments

The Power of Personalization in an Impersonal World

personalization Jun 16, 2014 - If you take the time (and possibly money) to ensure that each of your communications is as personalized as possible, you will be setting yourself up for long-term success. Comments

Could the Microsoft-Salesforce Partnership Signal a Future Acquisition?

microsoft-salesforce Jun 2, 2014 - The partnership features an integration that will be beneficial for end users and is clearly a win for Salesforce, but experts wonder what the deal means for Microsoft’s future. Comments

What Role Can C-Levels Play in Marketing and Sales Alignment?

sales-marketing-alignment May 27, 2014 - Chief executives want their companies to perform at optimum levels, from marketing through sales and client service. But figuring out how to best align marketing and sales isn't always easy. Comments

The 1 Thing Smart Companies Do to Focus on Hot Leads

leads-shutterstock-165694019 May 19, 2014 - Lead prioritization is extremely important in ensuring the success of a company's lead nurturing program. Comments

Opportunities for Brands to Use WeChat for Research

wechat May 15, 2014 - Here are three ways to use Tencent's popular WeChat mobile messaging platform to win over loyal customers for your brand. Comments

It’s Time to In-Source Your Marketing Strategy by Taking Control of Your Data

big-data-action May 6, 2014 - To ensure the success of your brand, you must find the data that's valuable to you, make sure you have access to it, and use it to build your strategy. Comments

How Personal Communication Works With Marketing Automation

personalization May 5, 2014 - Using marketing automation software doesn't mean you can't offer personalized customer service. In fact, the automation software can help you achieve just that. Comments

Lancôme Gives Points for Social Media in New Loyalty Program

lancome-lipsticks-phone Apr 21, 2014 - Lancôme Elite Rewards provides multichannel engagement and gives points for sharing on social media. Comments

How to Master the Art of Social Sales and an Interview With the CEO of Nimble.com

social-selling Apr 2, 2014 - Social selling requires mastery of not only social media marketing and engaging in these networks as a manager of your own social experience, but also how to keep up with the rapid changes in organizational structure, decision-maker movements, and... Comments

Marketers Struggling to Reinvent Themselves

Data Binary Mar 26, 2014 - While 40 percent of marketers want to reinvent themselves, only 14 percent actually know how, according to Adobe. If you're considering "reinvention," integration is key. Comments

Use Niche Marketing to Build Big Profits with CRM

niche-market Mar 24, 2014 - Sometimes in business it's smart to strive to be a "small giant" and spend your time finding a niche, smaller market and being the best at it - in fact, dominating it. Comments

Show Your Subscribers Some Love

subscriber-love-shutterstock-57283450 Mar 11, 2014 - When the love is lost, saving the relationship with your subscriber can be tricky. However, there are several ways you can show your subscribers how much you care before they start to get a wandering eye. Comments

The Power of Customer Engagement Is in Your Hands

engagement-consideration-seo Mar 11, 2014 - Engagement is not an event, it's a commitment - a nurturing process across channels. It's time that marketers become "engagement engineers" in order to capture higher share. Comments

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