The Marketing and Sales Benefits of Marketing Automation

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The Marketing and Sales Benefits of Marketing Automation

According to CSO Insights, companies with mature lead generation and management practices have a 9.3% higher sales quota achievement rate. This is where sales automation platforms like our sponsors at Salesvue have had a dramatic impact on improving both reporting and efficiency of teams utilizing Salesforce – providing a prospecting to pipeline automation solution. It’s not just sales automation that’s assisting sales representatives become more … Continue reading

A Cheap Investment in Audio Will Increase Video Engagement

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One of the reasons why we’ve started this video series is to show how easy it is to record and publish videos to help your overall marketing strategy. Open any modern Mac or PC today and there’s a built-in camera and microphone ready to record your next 1-minute video. Fire up the internal recording program and away you go! There’s one small problem, though. The … Continue reading

How You Can Increase Sales Connections by 40%

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How to Increase Sales Connections by 40 percent

Whether you’re in marketing or sales, a core part of your job is to sell something. Marketing is tasked with selling ideas and the brand through intriguing content; sales is tasked with selling the actual product or service through strategic follow up, knowledge and charm. Either way, there is a creative process for both, which require patience and trial and error. Before we can get to the selling … Continue reading

PaySketch: PayPal Analytics and Reporting

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We have some colleagues in the industry that utilize PayPal for all of their transactions. Payment gateways and processors add quite a bit of fees on transactions, so PayPal is a simple, trusted approach to collect fees on subscriptions, downloads, and other payments. That said, the PayPal interface isn’t the easiest to navigate – so getting a business intelligence tool that can help you monitor, … Continue reading

What Is Tag Management? A List of Enterprise Tag Management Systems

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Tag Management Systems

Some of the verbiage that people use in the industry can get confusing. If you’re talking about tagging with blogging, you probably mean selecting terms that are important to the article to tag it and make it easy to search for and find. Tag management is a totally different technology and solution. In my opinion, I think it’s poorly named… but it’s become the common … Continue reading

Why Digital Asset Management is a Critical Component in the Marketing Technology Ecosystem

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Why DAM is a Critical Component of the Marketing Technology Ecosystem

As marketers, we deal with a variety of tools and applications on a daily basis. From marketing automation to sales tracking to email marketing, we need these tools to do our jobs effectively and manage/track all of the different campaigns we’ve deployed. However, one piece of the marketing technology ecosystem that is sometimes overlooked is the way we manage our files, including media, images, text, … Continue reading

Optimize Your Webinar Spending: Webinar ROI Calculator

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Optimize Your Webinar Spending: Webinar ROI Calculator

Did you know that, on average, B2B marketers use 13 different marketing tactics for their respective organizations? I don’t know about you, but that gives me a headache just thinking about it. However, when I really do think about it, we help our clients deploy about that many tactics every year and that number is only going up as the mediums become more saturated. As marketers, … Continue reading

Tips to Writing Whitepapers that Drive Sales

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Each week, I download whitepapers and read them. Ultimately, the power of a whitepaper is measured, not in the number of downloads, but the subsequent revenue you’ve attained from publishing it. Some whitepapers are better than others and I wanted to share my opinions of what I believe makes a great whitepaper. The whitepaper answers a complex issue with details and supporting data. I see … Continue reading

How Your Eyes Move on a Website

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For creatives, I’m sure there’s someone inside screaming at them to be different and avoid building a website that looks and acts like everyone else. From a marketing perspective, though, we’ve educated our visitors over a decade now as to what to expect on a website and how to navigate one effectively. As a user, there’s nothing quite as frustrating as trying to find the … Continue reading