Category Archives: Marketing Automation

Twitter Confirms it’s the Social Channel of Choice for B2B Marketers

Analytics is the flavor of the season, as marketers try to make sense of the ever mounting loads of data at their disposal. Data is growing at an exponential rate, as people interact more with social networks and other digital touchpoints. For the marketer, every interaction generates data that offers valuable insights into a customer […]

How B2B Marketers Can Adapt

The world of marketing is in a state of continuous churn. Changes in customer behavior bring forth new paradigms by the day, rendering previous ones obsolete. It is not enough that a marketer simply adapts to change. They have to embrace change as a routine, and more often than not, implement change in real-time. The net […]

5 Ways to Set Up Dynamic Content Using Marketing Automation

Audience relevance is the most important element of content success, followed by engaging and compelling storytelling that triggers a specific response. In a recent survey, over 30% of B2B marketers claim that their biggest concern with content marketing is that it’s not reaching the most appropriate audience. Dynamic content coupled with marketing automation allows you […]

Pandora celebrates the customer journey

Recently I received an email from Pandora, the Internet radio provider, that really caught my attention. In the email, Pandora offered a look back at my “musical journey” and reminded me, “it all started with The Smiths Radio.” Instantly, I was reminded of my first Pandora station, why I chose The Smiths to kick off […]

B2C marketers go old school… kind of

Growing up, I remember going shopping with my dad to a locally owned men’s clothing store off of our town’s main street. I enjoyed our visits to the shop as the owner and his son knew my family by name, always offered us iced tea or coffee (depending on the season) and from time to […]

How to Customize and Personalize for the B2B Buyer

According to CMO Council, 54% of all consumers in the U.S. and Canada would consider ending their loyalty relationships if they were not given tailor-made, relevant content and offers. Providing personalized and customized services has always been a time-tested way to retain customers. In their heyday, mom and pop stores were able to not only […]

Deconstructing Multi-Channel Marketing

A lot of marketers like love to use the phrase “multi-channel marketing.” I’m going to come out and say right now that this term is overused. Upon seeing it, my inner English major and language teacher instinctively flash alarms that cause me to cringe: “Warning … jargon!” Let’s dig deeper: What do we marketers mean […]

The Key Challenges of Marketing Automation

Marketing automation is imperative in a sophisticated infrastructure, as it frees the marketer from being bogged down with routine tasks while improving accuracy. A recent study by B2B online: “Marketing Automation: Best Practices for the Management of B2B Digital Marketing Campaigns” reveals that 46% of marketers are already adopting marketing automation in some way, and […]

We are the ROI of marketing automation

Move over Big Data. Marketing automation is the new buzzword with marketers. “Marketing Automation: Best Practices for the Management of B2B Digital Marketing Campaigns” confirms the obvious when it discloses that 46% of all B2B marketers have already adopted marketing automation solutions in some form or another, and another 20% are actively evaluating marketing automation […]

Quantity versus quality leads

Marketers strive to get more and more leads. The underlying logic is since it is customers who provide revenue, and leads bring in customers, more leads would mean more customers and hence more revenues. However, more does not always mean better. The quality of the lead or the revenue a lead ultimately brings in matters […]