4 Elements to Drive Lead Generation with Marketing Automation

4 Elements to Drive Lead Generation with Marketing Automation

Research from Venturebeat’s marketing automation study indicates that, aside from the differentiating the features of each platform, the biggest challenge of marketing automation for business is understanding how it fits into their organization. Perhaps that’s the issue… companies are trying to fit marketing automation rather than finding a platform that already matches their internal processes, strengths and resources. I’m weary of best of marketing automation …

Amplero: Better Marketing Through Machine Learning

amplero-targeting

Marketers can say goodbye to the process of creating targeting rules. We all know the 80/20 rule when it comes to marketing. Twenty percent of your customers deliver eighty percent of the campaign result. But if you’re a marketer, how do you find that 20 percent? Better yet, how do you ensure the other eighty percent of your customers get the experience that is relevant …

I Wish Marketers Would Stop Saying This…

Stop Saying This

Jenn and I visited the headquarters of Interactive Intelligence this week and got to sit down their their digital marketing team and one of the questions that popped up was if we ever put an infographic behind a registration. We quickly answered that we had never done that before. The Interactive team said they’d done a test with both a whitepaper and infographic and 0% …

How to Deploy a Successful Marketing Automation Strategy

Successful Marketing Automation Deployment Strategies

How do you deploy a successful marketing automation strategy? For many businesses, this is the million (or more) dollar question. And it’s an excellent question to be asking. However, first you must ask, what classifies as a successful marketing automation strategy? What is a Successful Marketing Automation Strategy? It starts with a goal or set of goals. There are a few key goals that help …

40 Sites to Discover or Promote Your Marketing Apps and Tools

Find tools online

Quite a few people wonder how we’re able to find such a wide array of marketing technology platforms and tools out there that they hadn’t heard of yet or that may even be beta. Aside from customized alerts we have setup through our partner Meltwater, there are some great resources out there for finding tools. I was recently sharing my list with Matthew Gonzales at …

How Leads are Generated through Marketing Automation

How Leads are Generated with Marketing Automation

We’ve written in-depth about marketing automation strategies, what features are critical, and the challenges with executing those strategies to drive leads. The goal of marketing automation is to bridge a critical gap between sales and marketing, ultimately driving great leads to the sales department at the right time. This helps to improve the lead quality as well as reduce the effort needed to close the …

26 Steps to Creating a Successful Ecommerce Business in 2015

Ultimate Guide to Building Your Online Ecommerce Business

By 2017, ecommerce sales are estimated to reach $434 billion in the United States. We’ve been actually developing this site to add some ecommerce solutions and strategies after testing some automated reporting solutions last year. Much more to come in the next few months – we promise! Ecommerce Platforms developed this infographic with ecommerce strategies that will help you develop a sustainable business and focus …

12 Steps to Building Demand for Your New Agency

DK New Media

Last week was an amazing week at Social Media Marketing World where I spoke on the topic of Influencer Marketing. While the audience was mostly corporations looking for advice on how to implement at successful strategy, I returned home and had a good question from one of the attendees curious about how I built enough influence and demand to start my own agency. I want …

The Offense and Defense of Demand Generation

Demand Generation Infographic

With March Madness Sweet Sixteen games underway, Integrate thought this would be a perfect time to exploit their target personas’ collegiate sports enthusiasm. The new Integrate infographic is a timely, fun infographic uses thinly veiled, yet hopefully informational basketball metaphors to illustrate the benefits of automating third-party demand generation efforts. Key points of the infographic include: Bad Offense – Manual tasks and slow reaction times …

What does a Digital Marketer Do?

A Day in the Life of a Digital Marketer

Let’s just open by stating that I had this guy’s job below, heh. As a digital marketer, we’re rotating through all of our clients on a weekly basis, analyzing their performance, making adjustments, researching, planning and executing multi-channel campaigns. We’re utilizing tools much more than this infographic describes – from communication, to publishing, to development and analysis tools. IMO, most marketers work in the area …