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  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2012
    [Salesforce.com] SetLogik Offers B2B Marketers a Real Marketing Database
    originally saw SetLogik as a tool to associate marketing leads with sales opportunities, even when they are not connected directly within Salesforce.com. This has been sadly lacking in most B2B marketing automation systems, which supplement the Salesforce.com database with barely-extensible lead profiles and contact histories.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2010
    [Salesforce.com] 5 things you need to know from Dreamforce 2010
    This is going to be a freemium product, as you can upgrade from there to a professional version which will cost you $15 per month, or receive all the professional features for free by adopting salesforce.com as you CRM. 2. And Salesforce.com knows it.”. Salesforce.com Chatter 2 database.com Dreamforce 10 heroku Jigsaw Remedyforce
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013
    [Salesforce.com] Optify Lets Agencies Provide Small Business with Marketing Automation, Distributed Marketing, and Sales Enablement
    Landing pages can be attached to an auto-responder email, while standard fields on forms are automatically mapped to Salesforce.com. CRM integration is currently limited to sending data to Salesforce.com. By contrast, the fourth trend seems to be driven by recognition that small business presents a huge opportunity.
  • JUNTA 42  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2016
    [Salesforce.com] This Week in Content Marketing: Stop It! Content Marketing is NOT a Game of Traffic
    Robert and I predict it will make several more acquisitions in 2016 (possibly SalesForce.com?) to further strengthen its marketing tool set and to drive growth. PNR: This Old Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose can be found on both iTunes and Stitcher. Could this be part of a marketing technology play? This week’s show.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015
    [Salesforce.com] 10 Marketing Over Coffee Podcasts You Should Check Out
    He led social at Salesforce.com, co-founded Addvocate and according to John is now doing something stealth at the time of this writing around an electric car. Podcasts (And Coffee) Are Hot! Recently I was interviewed by Marketing Over Coffee podcast host John J. What is Marketing Over Coffee ? The show is hosted by  John J. Seth Godin.
  • CMO ESSENTIALS  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2015
    [Salesforce.com] Seven Simple Ways to Screen Marketing Candidates — Just by Looking at Their Resumes
    Whether it’s Google Analytics, WordPress, Salesforce.com, HubSpot, or Canva, a good candidate will list out the technologies they’ve mastered that are relevant to their work – not just marketing technologies, but related ones, such as content management systems and CRM tools. resume that’s more than two pages long. Missing metrics.
  • NUSPARK  |  SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] An Email to Bob in Sales: Thanks for aligning with us in Marketing
    You guys only knew the basics of Salesforce.com. Dear Bob, It’s Paul in Marketing.  How are you?  I haven’t seen you much around the office lately; I know we’re both crazy busy people. Your definitions of quality leads differed from ours. We weren’t on the same page when it came to target marketing and reaching your desired sales-ready leads.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] Influitive Helps Marketers Build an Army of Advocates
    managing awards, and API-level integration to pull profile data ( LinkedIn ), record completed challenges ( Quora , Twitter , Facebook , LinkedIn) and announce completed challenges ( Salesforce.com Chatter). Marketers recognize the potential reach of social media, but are rightly frightened that they can’t control the message.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012
    [Salesforce.com] Lead Qualification Best Practices: Sniff: “Inspect What You Expect”
    It’s a combination of checking web resources, Salesforce.com information, Marketo Sales Insight , and account background to better understand: Who is your prospect? All the information I needed was already within Salesforce.com. Why are you calling? But do you have something relevant to say if you catch your prospect live? Be prepared.
  • YOUR SALES MANAGEMENT GURU  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
    [Salesforce.com] Sales Growth: 5 Proven Strategies
    The forward was written by Marc Benioff, CEO of SalesForce.com.  Sales Growth. Five Proven Strategies from the Worlds Sales Leaders. Over the Labor Day weekend I picked up a book with the above title, written by Thomas Baumgartner, published by John Wiley & Sons. Five Strategies for Sales Growth. Find Growth Before Your Competitors Do.
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013
    [Salesforce.com] The 3 Key Components to Customer Success for Inside Sales
    think of support at Salesforce.com when I think of being reliable. Recently, it seems that everywhere I look I come across more and more instances of customer service, and it makes me realize how crucial customer experience is when it comes to retaining business. The same theory goes for experiences with customers. Be Reliable. Be Proactive.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2010
    [Salesforce.com] 14 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Dreamforce
    Tags: B2B Marketing Salesforce.com Tips b2b marketing conference dreamforce.com marketing conference sales conference
  • HUBSPOT  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 30, 2015
    [Salesforce.com] 10 Excel Tricks Every Marketer Should Know
    Google, Hubspot, Salesforce.com). Excel is a useful tool for a number of marketing tasks. The two most important uses that I have for Excel on a weekly basis is first, as a research tool while writing (e.g. to get original statistics for a blog), and perhaps more obvious and more common, for data analysis and reporting. Watch the video.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2015
    [Salesforce.com] Model Factory from Modern Analytics Offers High Scale Preditive Modeling for Marketers
    Better still, Modern Analytics has experience connecting to APIs of common data sources such as Salesforce.com , so a new feed from a familiar source usually takes just a few hours to set up. Remember when I asked two weeks ago whether predictive models are becoming a commodity ? Can free toasters* and a loyalty card be far behind? How high?
  • JILL KONRATH'S SELLING TO BIG COMPANIES  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
    [Salesforce.com] Powerful Sales Brain Trust Speaks on #1 Competitive Edge
    Last Wednesday, I spoke at Dreamforce , the big SalesForce.com event that draws 130,000+ people globally. talked about today''s #1 competitive edge. (It''s what my new book, Agile Selling , is all about.) I also lead a panel discussion on this topic, featuring this extraordinary brain trust. Agile Learning
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2015
    [Salesforce.com] Customer Data Platforms Revisited: The Future of Marketing Data
    Indeed, the big marketing clouds from Oracle, Salesforce.com, IBM, Adobe, and others all include extensive Delivery layer functions. Systems were included only if their data (or derived data such as model scores) was available to other systems for campaigns and messaging. But things aren’t quite so simple. In fact, most do not.
  • GROW - PRACTICAL MARKETING SOLUTIONS  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] 8 Big Ideas to Drive B2B Buzz
    Salesforce.com shocked the B2B world by bookending the Superbowl halftime show with television ads , an unconventional move for an enterprise SaaS company. A guest post from {grow} community member Joe Chernov: I’ve been running in word-of-mouth (WOM) marketing circles since, well, since such a circles existed.  B2B is a unique beast. 
  • SAZBEAN  |  THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
    [Salesforce.com] Is Eliminating the Bargaining Power of Customers More Important Than Working On the Customer Experience?
    Given that Apple, Amazon, Zappos, USAA, SouthWest Airlines, Zanes Cycles, Richer Sounds, Salesforce.com, O2, American Express. Good enough was good enough, even great, for many in the computer industry.  Only insanely great was good enough for Steve Jobs.  Why is it an issue? Because of ‘Other Priorities’.  What can these other priorities be?
  • SAZBEAN  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2012
    [Salesforce.com] 4 Characteristics of a Winning Social Enterprise Strategy
    However, in the past few years, Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce.com, has used the phrase to define organizations that are pioneering a new level of connectivity within the corporate world. What is the social enterprise? The value of the social enterprise is simple. The social enterprise is a strategy, not simply a single system or idea.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] Eloqua Goes Titanium
    Dreamforce is also a front row seat from which to view Chairman & CEO Marc Benioff’s vision for the future of the cloud with social, mobile and open. Note to those who attended his keynote last year: where was he hiding that iPad?). Because it’s such an epic event, Eloqua is thrilled to have upped our involvement in 2011.  Share email. Facebook.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2013
    [Salesforce.com] What Is CRM? [FAQs]
    Salesforce.com was the first company to deliver CRM software using the cloud-based, AKA “software as a service” (SaaS), model. We talk a lot about using your blog to answer questions your customers have. Today’s question of the day: What is CRM? Everyone in marketing tosses this acronym around. Crazy Red Monkey? Champion Runner Man? Well, no.
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] 9 Email Marketing Best Practices to Generate More Leads
    I’m here at the Dreamforce event in San Francisco to learn about some of the new tools and techniques Salesforce.com and other vendors are promoting to businesses like yours. This is a guest post written at Dreamforce by Jamie Turner, founder of the 60 Second Marketer. Email Marketing Best Practices for Lead Gen. 1.
  • MARKETING ACTION  |  FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013
    [Salesforce.com] Marketo IPO Underscores Growing Value of Marketing In The Enterprise
    Today the CRM industry is over $18B in size and includes three companies with over $1B in CRM revenue (Oracle, Salesforce.com and SAP) and 19 companies with over $100M in annual revenue. We congratulate Marketo on their IPO today, which further validates a very big market that is starting to produce multiple winners. Remember ACT!,
  • FATHOM  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013
    [Salesforce.com] Dreamforce Recap 2013: 7 Key Call Metrics that Will Accelerate Sales Revenue
    However, this session took call tracking a level deeper – exploring the opportunity to tie both inbound and outbound calls into Salesforce.com directly using RingDNA. Howard Brown, CEO of RingDNA , kicked off Dreamforce with a session on 7 Key Call Metrics that Will Accelerate Sales Revenue. Harvard Business Review ).
  • JUNTA 42  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015
    [Salesforce.com] This Week in Content Marketing: Why is Marketing Still Subservient to Sales?
    How Content Marketing Is Bringing Together Sales and Marketing Teams (10:36): A new post on Salesforce.com’s blog makes a compelling case for sales and marketing teams to learn to work together more closely — a case that Robert and I have been championing for years. This week’s show. Content Marketing in the News. million views.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] B2B and B2C Marketing Automation: Understanding the Differences
    By very sharp contrast, B2B marketers rely primarily on their CRM system (that is, Salesforce.com or a competitor) as the primary data source, and complement that with information captured directly by the marketing automation systems’ own landing pages and Web tracking tags. Like any traveler, I’ve returned home with some new perspectives.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] 4 BtoB Marketing Action Items for 2011
    “ Huge believer in lead gen programs. I  developed successful program utilizing integrated Marketo/Salesforce.com platform with telesales support. I was truly amazed how quickly we saw results in terms of building a qualified pipeline. Now that it’s March of 2011, it is time to revisit this important post for the new year.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] B2B Content Marketing: HubSpot May Be the Best in the World
    Hubspot just got a massive investment of funds from the likes of Sequoia, Google and Salesforce.com, among others, with a D round that totaled $32 million. Mike Volpe. Do Salespeople want more leads? Yes, indeed! Steve Gershick interviewed Mike Volpe, VP of Marketing for Hubspot. Look out world! Here comes Hubspot! Tons of great free content.
  • JUNTA 42  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
    [Salesforce.com] 47 Essential Social Media Tools for Content Marketers
    Now a Salesforce.com company. It’s hard to believe the sheer number of social media tools we use everyday to help grow the Content Marketing Institute and SocialTract , as well as my own personal brand. Which ones am I missing that you cannot live without? disclaimer: many of the tools below are CMI partner tools]. The Basics. Yahoo!
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015
    [Salesforce.com] Reborn AutoPilot Aims to Simplify Multi-Channel Marketing
    These include Salesforce.com for CRM, InsideView and FullContact for data enhancement, Twilio for text messaging, Lob for postcards, Segment for event tracking, and GoodData for reporting. Autopilot *, formerly AutopilotHQ and Bislr before that, relaunched itself today. wrote about Bislr in November 2013. So what has changed?
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
    [Salesforce.com] Do Small Businesses Need Marketing Automation?
    In addition, most small firms have pretty basic needs, so even the “light” editions of full-featured products like Salesforce.com can be overkill. Summary: Vendors who target small businesses include provide functions beyond traditional marketing automation. This helps business owners who need to generate revenue as efficiently as possible.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA B2B  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] Google+ Pages for B2B Companies
    Salesforce.com. Google+ has released their business pages and now B2B marketers need to understand why they need to join Google’s social network. The biggest reason is search. You may have heard about social search and how your connections influence your search results, well, Google+ does more of that. will update this as it changes.
  • SMASHMOUTH MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010
    [Salesforce.com] ActiveConversion Product Review: Demand Gen Intelligence
    They are partners with Google, Jigsaw, VerticalResponse, and Salesforce.com. ActiveConversion is a web based solution that allows organizations to identify visitors to their website, to automatically qualify and nurture leads, to get notified when leads become "hot," and to track ROI of marketing campaigns. This can also include lead score.
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012
    [Salesforce.com] Sales Checklist: How Do You Prepare Your Day for Success?
    Look at my home page on salesforce.com and prioritize any important follow up tasks or interested pipeline… Check! Summer is upon us and so is the time of the year for weekend getaways. Before work this morning, I was preparing for a weekend getaway of my own to Cape Cod. Blog post… Check
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016
    [Salesforce.com] Claritix Assembles Marketing Data for Analysis: Maybe That's Enough
    The system has prebuilt connectors to import data from popular vendors including Salesforce.com , Marketo , Hubspot , SAP , SugarCRM , and Facebook. Most of the work in any marketing analytics project is integrating data from multiple systems. Here’s a deeper look. It can connect with others through standard APIs.
  • VOICE-BASED MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2013
    [Salesforce.com] Salesforce and The Four Pillars of End-to-End Sales
    If we’ve learned one thing as an organization since we started down the road of building this business, it’s that sales are never simply transaction-based. Like Salesforce, we believe that the key to using a CRM system for better business is more than just a matter of choosing the right technology: you need a vision.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
    [Salesforce.com] The Top Takeaways from Marketo Summit to Bring Back to Your Office and Implement
    If you’re not on Salesforce.com you may have different nomenclature here, but you get the point – marketers speak to people. by Dayna Rothman Today we would like to welcome Mason Power as our guest blogger. Mason is CMO of iLevel Solutions in New York and markets a cloud-based software platform to private equity firms worldwide.
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013
    [Salesforce.com] How to Ensure a Successful Inside Sales ‘Nurturing’ Campaign
    From my experience working within Salesforce.com, we found an efficient way to capture useful information from our nurtured accounts and put it to use for our Inside Sales Reps. Few would argue that many accounts and prospects that need to be nurtured can often be overlooked. These nurtured accounts could very well be your future customers.
  • B2B MARKETING INSIDER  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] How To Overcome The 4 Main Challenges In B2B Content Marketing
    Sales portals and other technology like Content Management Systems (CMS), CRM, salesforce.com and marketing automation systems must map to a clearly defined delivery process so the expected content is available when and where it’s needed. How hard can that be, right? Turns out, it is pretty darn hard. Is B2B Marketing Content Being Used?
  • HUBSPOT  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012
    [Salesforce.com] The RIGHT Way to Weave Product Mentions Into Your Marketing
    But last week, Salesforce.com celebrated the 10th year of it's annual user conference, Dreamforce. Salesforce.com played some really compelling success stories throughout the keynote presentations, and this was -- in my opinion -- the most memorable content from the conference. Everyone wants to market their product like Apple. Me too.
  • LEADSLOTH  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2009
    [Salesforce.com] Why Are Marketing Automation Managers So Hard to Find?
    Sales Force Automation software (primarily Salesforce.com). Even though some vendors have been around for almost 10 years, Marketing Automation is still relatively new. According to Forrester, only  2-5% of B2B firms have invested in full-featured Marketing Automation. But that percentage is rapidly growing. But that’s for web analysts.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] Top 5 Lead Source Best Practices
    When you first implement Salesforce.com, your default lead sources are Web, Phone Inquiry, Partner Referral, Purchased List and Other.  Avoid lead source clutter. Keep the lead source constant. Lead source should never change, even if the lead responds to a new campaign.  Periodically audit the lead source of closed opportunities.
  • SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] What’s the Difference Between “Sales 2.0? & “Social Selling”?
    This trend became even more clear with the purchase of Radian6 by Salesforce.com last month. The sales environment continues to evolve. Most if not all companies are familiar with the term Sales 2.0 and now we are introducing Social Selling to the vocabulary of sales leaders. So whats the difference? The Next Evolution is Social Selling.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013
    [Salesforce.com] “All there is in business is (digital) marketing and innovation” – Peter Drucker
    Technology cloud – software to manage these processes, such as Marketo/Eloqua/Salesforce.com. Buffer “Business has only two functions — marketing and innovation.” Digital Marketing). ?  Peter F. Drucker. (He did not use the term digital marketing, but it was added to bring his quote up to date.). The late Peter Drucker is right.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
    [Salesforce.com] Everstring Offers Fast, Flexible, Account-based Predictive Models for B2B Sales and Marketing
    Everstring has standard integrations with Salesforce.com , Marketo and Oracle Eloqua , which can send data for the initial model building and score new accounts as they are added to those systems. Remember how much simpler life was back in 2010? Many of the original scoring vendors specialized in a single application.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] The Marketo Revenue Rockstar event, NYC
    million – considerable higher than Salesforce.com salespeople – and 92% of Marketo reps made quota last year. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to attend the Marketo Revenue Rockstar event in NYC. As they always do, this was a great education event. Debbie Qaquish. Debbie Qaquish, Chief Revenue Officer of the Pedowitz Group.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] Whatsnexx Manages Customer States, Not Campaigns
    The company has existing Infogates for Salesforce.com, Constant Contact, Deliva and CakeMail. This is especially true as marketers add data sources that are not built into standard marketing automation products, which are often limited to Salesforce.com and perhaps a tagged Web site. Whether it’s radically simpler is another question.
  • VOICE-BASED MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2013
    [Salesforce.com] What’s the Difference between Marketing Automation and Voice-Based Marketing Automation?
    Shares data with CRM tools like Salesforce.com. Shares data with CRM tools like Salesforce.com. Most marketers today are familiar with marketing automation. It’s a good question. Marketing organizations today are gaining tremendous value from traditional marketing automation. That’s where voice-based marketing automation comes in.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2015
    [Salesforce.com] Brightfunnel Gives B2B Marketers Self-Service Revenue Attribution
    Brightfunnel reads lead, account, and opportunity data from Salesforce.com and supplies missing connections based on things like company name. Since Salesforce.com can also capture lead source (i.e., But while keeping score in golf is simple, figuring out the impact of marketing programs is quite tough.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2014
    [Salesforce.com] The World-Class Network of Jeff Ogden of Find New Customers
    The story of the fall was highlighted by the great Salesforce.com blog post, The Importance of Attitude. One of the most important assets of anyone in marketing today is their network. And I’m proud of my network – for good reason. who directed all the shows. Anything less would not do it justice. blog a lot for one simple reason.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  MONDAY, JULY 11, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] 14 Sanity Saving Apps For Business Travelers
    Lastly, the Chatter mobile app from Salesforce.com helps me keep on top of what’s happening with my Eloqua colleagues around the globe. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this If your job involves a lot of travel, you know how maddening it can be: the delayed flights, the missed connections, the inability to find a good cup of coffee in a foreign city.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012
    [Salesforce.com] Mega-List of Features in Marketing Automation (That You Won’t Find in CRM)
    salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics CRM), so why do I need marketing automation ”? Typically, CRM vendors do not provide social functionality, though salesforce.com has made a big push in this area with their acquisitions of Radian6 and Buddy Media. No (except salesforce.com Radian6). No (except salesforce.com Buddy Media).
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2015
    [Salesforce.com] Teradata Plans to Sell Its $200 Million Marketing Application Business. Any Takers?
    Point of reference: Salesforce.com reported $505 million revenue for its B2C marketing cloud in 2015.) Teradata today announced it plans to sell its Marketing Applications business. I’ll drop the usual analyst pose of omniscience to admit I didn’t see this coming. One bit of evidence: the Aprimo brand was dropped in 2013. So what happens now?
  • B2B MARKETING UNPLUGGED  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012
    [Salesforce.com] Demystifying Social Media for B2B, and I mean, B2B!
    And try not to confuse B to B with B to C companies that sell technology, like Kobo, or even Salesforce.com as they both have a huge base of end users/fans. I’m talking hard-core IT. This is a guest post by my friend Sharon Miller. Sharon is one of the smartest, most accomplished B2B marketers I know. Enjoy! Let’s face it. Make it fun.
  • THE EFFECTIVE MARKETER  |  FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012
    [Salesforce.com] Getting Started Guide for Marketing Automation
    If you have the standard flavor of Salesforce.com with no customizations or if you are a startup just beginning to make use of the CRM system, then integration won’t be a problem. But let’s say you got approval and have purchased the marketing automation software of your dreams. Now what? Getting Started with Marketing Automation.
  • MARKETING GENIUS BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] What B2B Marketers Can Learn from Lady Gaga (really)
    Take salesforce.com for example.  Lots of talk these days about the importance of storytelling in marketing. For me, the best storytelling is engaging a large audience with a story that’s both very personal and yet bigger than you.  recent, standout marketing story for me is Lady Gaga.  How is this relevant to B2B marketers? Tweet This!
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] 5 Essential Books to Understand B2B Sales 2.0
    Salesforce.com Secrets of Success: Best Practices for Growth and Profitability. The key takeaway from Taber’s book is how to leverage the Salesforce.com system. by Katie Byrnes To effectively build relationships with prospects, sales teams need to learn to leverage evolving sales strategies. Sales 2.0. By Anneke Seley. By Jill Konrath.
  • SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010
    [Salesforce.com] How the iPad Will Change the Sales Industry
    Escape Velocity Systems insideview iPad iPod linkedin Microsoft Dynamics netsuite new york times Sales Sales Data Sales Intelligence sales productivity Salesforce salesforce.com Social CRM social sellingMore than 50,000 units sold within hours of the iPad’s debut. With [.]. Sales 2.0 Technology apps B2B b2b sales CRM customer 2.0
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] 3 Reasons I’m not going to Dreamforce next week
    If you don’t know Dreamforce, it’s an amazing user conference by Salesforce.com. B2B Marketing | Not Going to Dreamforce. Want to understand the values and culture of Find New Customers? suggest you watch last Friday’s Laugh and Learn show. thought I’d share why with our readers and fans. Just not me.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] Can CRM Add-Ons Replace Marketing Automation?
    Of course, the jackpot here is Salesforce.com. I’ve long believed that B2B marketing automation is just a passing phase: that, ultimately, B2B marketing automation systems will be absorbed into CRM systems instead of operating independently. It also provides real-time alerts and landing pages. That question has no simple answer.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012
    [Salesforce.com] Kwanzoo Builds Content for Cross-Channel Marketing
    Data captured by Kwanzoo can be directly posted to Eloqua , Marketo , Constant Contact and Salesforce.com. I first bumped into Kwanzoo about a year ago at a conference trade show and was frankly puzzled at what they offered. But the company reached out to me recently and provided a clearer explanation. Here’s the story. True enough.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] Constant Contact Adds Social CRM: Should Marketing Automation Vendors Be Worried?
    Small-business email provider Constant Contact yesterday announced the acquisition of "social CRM"* vendor Bantam Live. This is a major expansion for Constant Contact, placing it more squarely into competition with CRM and marketing automation vendors. And Constant Contact is just one of many small business email providers.
  • SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2010
    [Salesforce.com] 25 Most Influential Executives of 2010 – In the Cloud
    Tags: Technology Social CRM socialprise salesforce.com Microsoft Dynamics Sales 2.0
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 22, 2015
    [Salesforce.com] The State of Marketing Technology in Asia
    Salesforce.com or other CRM systems should be integrated with outbound messaging. Editor's Note: Today's post comes courtesy of David Ketchum, CEO and Founder at Current Asia and author of the book BIG M, little m Marketing: New Strategies for a New Asia. Follow David on Twitter @ketchum. So what does awesome look like?
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013
    [Salesforce.com] Mintigo InterestBase Harvests Web and Social Data for Marketing and Sales
    Connectors are currently available for Marketo and Salesforce.com , with an Eloqua connector due soon. Every marketer recognizes that the Web and social media could be rich sources of information about customers and prospects. But harvesting that data has been frustratingly difficult. More advanced technology does exist.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012
    [Salesforce.com] The Consumerization of the Enterprise App
    Salesforce.com’s Chatter app and Yammer provide the same kind of real-time collaboration for the enterprise. by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this This week tech companies from the around the globe plan to show off the latest gadgets at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas. But novelty is rarely enough. Chatter and Yammer. Assistly. Mindjet.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2009
    [Salesforce.com] Marketo Sales Insight Expands Salesforce Access to Marketing Data
    Marketo today officially launched “Sales Insight”, an application that makes prospect activity history directly available to sales people from within Salesforce.com. I had a personal demonstration last week (are you impressed?), but there’s an online demo that seems to cover pretty much the whole product. three Web site visits in two days).
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] Marketing automation starves without a Content Marketing strategy
    And that lead was instantly dumped into salesforce.com and the little bell rang for the salesperson, you’ve got a lead, and as you can imagine salesperson came to realize that those were not what we would call sales ready leads.  As a result, a little over 14 months later they had virtually no pipeline for new business. It has no fuel.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013
    [Salesforce.com] CRM Series: 3 Ways CRM Integration Creates Alignment and Drives Sales
    Whether you use Salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, or some other platform, the following tips will help you form a clean integration that drives revenue. by Dayna Rothman We’d like to welcome Justin Gray as a guest blogger in today’s post. He is the CEO and chief marketing evangelist at LeadMD. The He can be reached at jgray@leadmd.com.
  • JUNTA 42  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2015
    [Salesforce.com] This Week in Content Marketing: Super Bowl Advertisers Don’t Care about Building Audience
    Super Bowl XLIX and the Death of Engagement (4:30): Jeffrey Rohrs, writing in the Salesforce.com blog , takes Super Bowl advertisers to task for failing to include a call to action in their premium-priced ads (which averaged $4.5 PNR: This Old Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose can be found on both iTunes and Stitcher.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2013
    [Salesforce.com] Independents vs. Software Suites: How the Cloud Affects the Solutions Landscape
    There is one more category of companies I need to mention: those who are trying to create suites in the Cloud. I am mainly referring to Salesforce.com and NetSuite. Author: Rajiv Kapoor The world of enterprise software is moving to the cloud. The top suites that emerged were Oracle, SAP and IBM – what I call the enterprise suite “troika.”.
  • MARKETING ACTION  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014
    [Salesforce.com] Customers are still King.
    Our satisfaction rating beat some of the biggest and best-known companies at DF-14, including Salesforce.com, Evernote and DropBox. Even if you were nowhere near San Francisco last week, you probably got a bit of the Dreamforce buzz. We had the chance to meet our customers attending Dreamforce, and spend time with them in a private setting.
  • HUBSPOT  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2010
    [Salesforce.com] The Evolution of Search Engine Marketing [Dreamforce 2010]
    Yesterday, HubSpot's Vice President of Marketing Mike Volpe took the stage at Dreamforce 2010 , Salesforce.com's user conference in San Fransisco, to share insights about gaining visibility in search engine results pages for businesses. In his presentation, Volpe discussed marketers' addiction to advertising. Connect with HubSpot
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009
    [Salesforce.com] My List of Demand Generation Vendors, and Who They Sell To
    Most offer a CRM option (typically priced at $10 to $20 per seat per month) for companies who don't want to pay for Salesforce.com. One of the audience members at the B2B Marketing University in Boston asked about demand generation systems for small businesses, and how to distinguish among the vendors in general. Here it is.
  • NUSPARK  |  SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] An Email to Bob in Sales: Thanks for aligning with us in Marketing
    You guys only knew the basics of Salesforce.com. Dear Bob, It’s Paul in Marketing.  How are you?  I haven’t seen you much around the office lately; I know we’re both crazy busy people. Your definitions of quality leads differed from ours. We weren’t on the same page when it came to target marketing and reaching your desired sales-ready leads.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014
    [Salesforce.com] How Should I Structure My Marketing Automation Team?
    Depending on volume/size of organization, the Salesforce.com person (#1) and technical email coordinator (#2) could be the same person, although simply developing and launching email campaigns can be a full time job. Author: Mike Stocker Football season can remind us how the right team, and team structure, can drive success. Basically, Ms.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015
    [Salesforce.com] Openprise Gives Marketers Easy(ish) Tool to Manage Their Data
    Most are marketing and sales operations staff supporting Salesforce.com and Marketo who use Openprise to supplement the limited data management capabilities native to those systems. Openprise falls roughly into this second category. It’s primarily used to set up data processing flows for data cleaning, matching, and lead routing.
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
    [Salesforce.com] Sales Prospecting Perspective Weekly Recap - Week of March 4, 2013
    So with that thinking in mind, this week's post share comes from Salesforce.com's blog written by SalesLoft CEO Kyle Porter. We closed out the first week of March on our run to finish the quarter strong. Kyle provides a brief explanation for each and it's a great post to share as we all try to have our teams close out the quarter strong.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014
    [Salesforce.com] How Should I Structure My Marketing Automation Team?
    Depending on volume/size of organization, the Salesforce.com person (#1) and technical email coordinator (#2) could be the same person, although simply developing and launching email campaigns can be a full time job. Author: Mike Stocker Football season can remind us how the right team, and team structure, can drive success. Basically, Ms.
  • B2BBLOGGERS  |  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2010
    [Salesforce.com] Fostering Innovation - Eloqua Experience Day Two Keynotes.
    We heard from Kendall Collins, CMO of Salesforce.com and Heidi Melin, SVP/CMO of Polycom , and thought leader and pioneer in business visualization Tom Wujec , Senior Fellow at Autodesk. In the past year, the salesforce.com marketing department took a page from the world of development and reorganized and shifted to Agile Marketing.
  • BIZNOLOGY  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2015
    [Salesforce.com] B2B data decay and list rental – buyer beware!
    We all know that B2B data is less accurate than B2C data for a number of reasons, and one of them is that it decays far faster than consumer data.  In 2009, we updated our original 2002 study on B2B Data Decay that has been cited by Dun & Bradstreet, Zoom, Jigsaw (now part of Salesforce.com) and others. Offer for response. Creativity.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2015
    [Salesforce.com] How I Work with Jeff Ogden of Find New Customers
    We’re glad he’s back (worth reading his story of recovery and attitude on the Salesforce.com blog here ), and reinvesting in the growth of his business Find New Customers from a new home base in Tampa, Florida.(Actually, Matt Heinz of Heinz Marketing.contacted me about his How I Work series and he asked me to answer a series of questions.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  THURSDAY, JULY 14, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] Why do some companies prosper – despite a terrible economy?
    Salesforce.com. B2B Demand Generation | Growing a business in a terrible economy. “Job Growth Falters, Clouding Hope for Recovery&# New York Times. “U.S. Worries Grow Over Jobs&# Wall St. Journal. Those headlines, on the front pages of the New York Times and Wall St. Journal on Saturday, July 9, 2011, talk about. It sounds bleak.
  • AMPLIFINITY  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2015
    [Salesforce.com] Why sales isn’t off the hook for generating referral leads
    Originally published on Salesforce.com. Salespeople aren’t the only ones who understand the value of referrals. Marketers get it, too, and they’re ready to help sales teams generate more referrals and follow up on the great leads. Sound too good to be true? It’s not. What sales exec wouldn’t love that?
  • MANHATTAN MARKETING MAVEN  |  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
    [Salesforce.com] The Coming Battle Over Social CRM
    There’s a colossal social CRM battle shaping up. Software conglomerates will face-off against start-ups as both use big data strategies and big data infrastructures to mobilize friends, fans and followers in more sophisticated and more personal ways.    Second round start-ups like SocialWhirled , Checkd.in.  
  • WEBBIQUITY  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
    [Salesforce.com] The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012
    San Francisco-based Alex Hisaka is Growth Builder at Desk.com, part of the Salesforce.com family. A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter. These women are executives, thought leaders, bloggers, authors and role models for younger women with an interest in technology. That will be our top focus for next year.
  • FEARLESS COMPETITOR  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [Salesforce.com] Jeff Ogden of Find New Customers is one of the Top 50 Marketing Thought Leaders over 50
    Despite the fact I wore it 24 hours a day and I could not take a shower or put my head on a pillow, I never once complained or stopped smiling, which resulted in rave reviews and a very popular story on the Importance of Attitude on the Salesforce.com blog. Winning this award was a great honor and they gave me this cool symbol to share.
  • MARKETING GENIUS BLOG  |  FRIDAY, MAY 7, 2010
    [Salesforce.com] 9 Social Listening & Tracking Tools
    For those of you using SalesForce.com here is a great addition to support Sales and Marketing alignment. Here is a list of 9 social media tracking and monitoring tools. Some are paid-for and some are free. Many can be used together, and some integrate with others to maximize efficiency, tracking and response time. Radian6. Radian6 has a ?exible
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013
    [Salesforce.com] CRM Series: How Much CRM Experience Do You Need to Be Successful with Marketing Automation?
    Be sure to see some of our client presentations at this year’s Marketo Summit: Using Salesforce.com Dashboards to track and measure MQL’s, SAL’s, and SQL’s. by Dayna Rothman We are excited to introduce Michael Loop as today’s guest blogger. Inevitably my reply remains the same no matter what the industry: “You need to know a lot!”.
  • ONPATH  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013
    [Salesforce.com] OnPath Featured on CBC News Ottawa
    OnPath has a NATO secure 9001 certified 150 seat call centre telemarketing facility and is a certified consulting partner for Salesforce.com. Ottawa company, OnPath Business Solutions, is hiring dozens of call centre workers as clients look to bring customer communications back to North America. pply for jobs at [link].
  • ONPATH  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] Greed is Good, but Profit is Better
    Join us for 29 minutes as Erik Luhrs (President, GURUS Selling System) and Eric Hollebone (Director of CRM & Marketing Automation, OnPath) show you a new way to look at greed, 3 ways to drive higher performance from your sales team and how you can use technology like Salesforce.com to leverage more sales and profits.
  • SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] Foundation Capital, Emergence Capital , Rembrandt Venture and Greenhouse Capital Invest $12 Million in InsideView
    This intelligence can be delivered directly and seamlessly into all major CRM platforms (including Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce.com, SAP and SugarCRM) to provide the most accurate, relevant and complete sales intelligence for greater sales productivity. tools by both sellers and buyers. and as a result, win more business.”.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014
    [Salesforce.com] Inbound Marketing’s Next Industry Disruption: The IT Reseller World
    This trend, first popularized by Salesforce.com and now the dominant software model for start-ups in the last 10 years, reduces the need for large on-premise installation projects -- the bread and butter of the reseller community. This post originally appeared on the Insiders section of Inbound Hub. The Switch to SaaS. Similar Model.
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012
    [Salesforce.com] Sales Prospecting Perspective Weekly Recap - Week of October 8, 2012
    wanted to share a post from their site that discusses one of Salesforce.com's latest releases, Social Key. Salesforce.com’s New Social Selling Platform , Jon Birdsong, Sales and Marketing Executive for Salesloft, gives a great breakdown of some the key's (bad pun intended) and benefits this new application will provide for sales reps.
  • VOICE-BASED MARKETING  |  MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013
    [Salesforce.com] Making Your Mobile Marketing Count with 6 Essential Strategies
    Plus you can integrate the data with other reporting tools like Google AdWords and  Google Analytics  or with  Salesforce.com  and other CRM tools to track leads through their lifecycle. All the cool kids have smartphones, and there are a lot of cool kids. According to this recent study , there are 91.4 Want more?
  • ANNUITAS  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015
    [Salesforce.com] B2B Events in 2015 – Where to Go and How to Learn
    I have been to a lot of marketing events, on both sides of the booth. It can be difficult to apply the things you learn at these events to your own situations, but here are some tips to help get more out of the events when you get to go as an attendee, not a sponsor. If you aren’t going to be present at the event, why did you go in the first place?
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2010
    [Salesforce.com] LeadForce1 Adds Mind Reading to Marketing Automation
    The company’s product touches the standard marketing automation bases: outbound email, landing pages and forms, lead nurturing, scoring and integration with Salesforce.com. Summary: LeadForce1 infers Web visitors' intent and sales stage from the contents they read. Such is my take on LeadForce1.
  • MARKETING ACTION  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
    [Salesforce.com] How Data Science Is Transforming Sales and Marketing
    Companies like salesforce.com have been wildly successful in automating sales processes in organizations around the world. What in the world is data science?  And why should you care? Data science – and predictive analytics, in particular – is moving the goalposts for salespeople and marketers alike. In fact, it’s moving the entire stadium.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  MONDAY, JULY 15, 2013
    [Salesforce.com] Vocus Marketing Suite: Still Mostly Social But Marketing Automation is On the Way
    It lacks the Salesforce.com integration of B2B systems (due early next year), the lightweight CRM of micro-business systems, and the lead scoring and distribution of both. If you’ve heard of Vocus at all, it’s probably as vendor serving public relations professionals. So it''s best to treat Vocus Marketing Suite as a class unto itself.
  • HUBSPOT  |  MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015
    [Salesforce.com] The Essential Reading List for Growth Hackers: 15 Experts to Follow
    He''s helped brands like Mint and Salesforce.com to improve their businesses. I''ve always been in awe of growth hacking. As an entrepreneur, this knowledge pool not only helps me to broaden my views, but it also helps me gain from their valuable experiences. Follow @seanellis. Follow @mikaelcho. His insights deeply resonate with me.
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