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  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
    [Salesforce.com] True Influence InsightBASE Simplifies Use of B2B Intent Data
    InsightBASE has standard integrations with Marketo , Oracle Eloqua , and Salesforce.com. Intent data is one of hottest topics in marketing today – see, for example, Oracle’s recent purchase of AddThis. Intent-based email lists are obviously contactable but volumes are often quite low. The mechanics of InsightBASE are straightforward.
  • LEADER NETWORKS  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] 71 Top Online Customer Communities: The Big List
    Salesforce.com SalesForce Discussion Forums SAP Community Network SDN Community Sage Group Act! Online customer communities are everywhere -- you just have to look for them -- sometimes in unlikely places. Because they are dedicated to serving customers, often they are not evangelized to the general public or consumer audiences. SaaS4Channel.nl
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013
    [Salesforce.com] RedPoint Offers Broad, Deep B2C Marketing Automation
    That formula fell out of favor when the most prominent CRM system became B2B-oriented Salesforce.com , whose very name reflects its origins in B2B sales automation. Oracle ’s recent agreement to purchase Eloqua reinflamed that wound, since much of the commentary ignored Oracle’s extensive existing suite of consumer marketing systems.
  • SALES PROSPECTING PERSPECTIVES  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Salesforce.com] 3 Reasons Your Call Strategy Must Have More Influencers than C-Suites
    If you work in outsourced B2B lead gen, you know this moment in a conversation all too well: Sales Partner: Can you tell me what criteria you want us to follow when procuring data? Client: Well, we want only C-level executives, in companies with over 250 million in annual revenue. Our sales reps won’t take calls with anyone who has a lower title.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2009
    [Salesforce.com] Dreamforce 2009: Search Engine Marketing Junkies
    It included Sean Whiteley, salesforce.com; Howard Brown, Demand Results, LLC; Jason Stewart, Demandbase Inc.; Terry Whalen, CPC Search; and Lauren Vaccarello, salesforce.com. Many of the attendees at the session were also Salesforce.com partners with applications listed on Salesforce’s AppExchange. This
  • THE ROI GUY  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
    [Salesforce.com] Growing Value: The Value Selling and Realization Summit
    Featured value experts include: John Foster (salesforce.com), David Breaugh (SAP), Cheik Daddah and Scott Sendel (Oracle), Michael Mitterer (IBM), Doug May (Splunk), and Jack Keen (Author / ROI Institute). Did you know …. Yet, only 7% of buyers say your content and sales reps as value-focused. Sign-up now - https://summit.vsrcouncil.org/.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] Silverpop's Latest Release Targets Sophisticated Marketing Automation Buyers
    Engage still relies on Salesforce.com to produce revenue reports. Salesforce.com integration. They can have the system create Salesforce.com tasks when a new lead is created, use Salesforce.com opportunity stages within campaign rules, and add leads to a Salesforce.com campaign at any step in a marketing automation program.
  • B2B LEAD GENERATION BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
    [Salesforce.com] Sales and Marketing: The technology behind CRM
    The first technology that comes to mind is CRM software, such as Salesforce.com or Microsoft Dynamics. Tweet Customer relationship management (CRM) is defined a number of different ways. At the same time, the real engine driving CRM and keeping prospects moving through the sales funnel is technology. Marketing, Sales (and IT) alignment.
  • HUBSPOT  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2012
    [Salesforce.com] The Must-Have Components of a Modern Sales & Marketing Machine [INFOGRAPHIC]
    That's why HubSpot and Salesforce.com have been teaming up to emphasize the power of social enterprises using inbound marketing to create powerful sales and marketing machines. How powerful is your sales and marketing machine? If you're like most businesses, chances are, that machine could be a bit stronger.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2014
    [Salesforce.com] Teradata Integrates Its Marketing Automation Acquisitions for Enterprise Marketers
    Last year’s biggest marketing automation acquisitions were products for consumer marketing: ExactTarget by Salesforce.com , Neolane by Adobe , and Responsys by Oracle. But it would be wrong to see these as expanding the industry to a new set of users. Most other systems do this audience definition outside the campaign flow.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] Oracle Integrates On Demand Marketing with On Demand CRM
    It will be interesting to see whether Oracle’s integrated marketing-plus-sales product leads its not-so-friendly competitors at Salesforce.com to respond with an integrated solution of their own. Summary: Oracle has integrated marketing automation with its on-demand CRM product. Will competitors do the same? wonder if they had cake?
  • ANNUITAS  |  MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012
    [Salesforce.com] 9 Things Marketers Need from Marketing Automation Vendors and Consultants – Part 1
    The best vendor event I ever attended was a Salesforce.com road show.  The main attraction was five customers on stage who in their words were there to share “the good, the bad and the ugly of working with Salesforce.com”. Ultimately they came back, but they made Salesforce.com work for it. This is staggering! 
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2013
    [Salesforce.com] Gainsight Gives Customer Success Managers a Database of Their Own
    The information is presented through Gainsight’s own interface, which runs on Salesforce.com ’s Force.com platform, making it easy to integrate with Salesforce itself. Sadly, they were unfamiliar with the concept of a Customer Data Platform as I’ve been developing it over the past few months and didn’t realize that they fit the definition.
  • SMASHMOUTH MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2009
    [Salesforce.com] Lead Generation Tips: Business Card Data Entry For Free | Dreamforce Special
    week later, they get a spreadsheet with all the data -- perfect for importing into Outlook, Salesforce.com or other CRM systems. How many business cards do you have laying around in one of the current states? 1. On your desktop in a pile 2. Wrapped in a rubber band 3. In a ziplock bag 4. Distributed in the inside pockets of four blazers 5.
  • PWB MARKETING BLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] Six FREE Tools To Measure Social Media for Business
    Radian6  (paid) – acquired by the popular CRM company Salesforce.com earlier this year for $326 million. Do you know where you most valuable customers are talking about you? Harvard Business Review says 44% of businesses don’t know. That’s a problem. It’s crucial to measure everything you do on Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2014
    [Salesforce.com] Radius Provides High Quality Data on Small Businesses
    In its current incarnation, Radius also imports a list of won and lost deals from each client’s CRM system (direct connection to Salesforce.com , batch imports from others) and shows how well each attribute correlates with success. This latest vision was appealing enough to attract $54.7 businesses and their attributes. net new prospects”).
  • MI6 MARKETING AGENCY  |  MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011
    [Salesforce.com] Mi6 Quick Tip #5
    We’ve been using Nimble for the last six months or so (Sidebar: I’ve used Salesforce.com, Google Contacts and Gist over the last year too). Bringing social and email messaging together. Trying to keep up with the all the messages you are getting from key contacts? How can you ensure you don’t miss that important message from them?
  • JILL KONRATH'S FRESH SALES STRATEGIES BLOG  |  SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014
    [Salesforce.com] Join Me at Dreamforce 2014
    Put on by SalesForce.com , it is THE EVENT for people in the sales space. I''m speaking on Wednesday morning. If you''re planning on being at Dreamforce this year, I''ll be speaking there. This event is huge. Last year 130,000+ people came from around the world. Here are the details: #1 Competitive Edge in Today''s Sales World.
  • MODERN B2B MARKETING  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2010
    [Salesforce.com] Highlights from the 2010 Dreamforce Keynote: The Cloud Computing Event of the Year
    Salesforce.com consumes 90% less energy than traditional software. Marc reminded us of the great work Salesforce foundation has done with $20 million in grants, 9,500 non-profit organizations using Salesforce.com, and 225,000 hours of community service from their empoyees.  It just ended minutes ago, and it was #awesome. 
  • THE FORWARD OBSERVER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013
    [Salesforce.com] B2B: How To Get Marketing and Sales To Work Together And Stop Fighting
    With marketing automation software and a CRM (like HubSpot and Salesforce.com ), companies can avoid that. Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer B2B companies that align marketing with sales experience 20% annual revenue growth. Here''s how to do it. Pretty strong language, either way you look at it. But there''s more.
  • CRIMSON MARKETING  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015
    [Salesforce.com] Why Does Marketing Technology Matter To Business Evolution?
    We have leaders on the scale of Adobe, Oracle, and Salesforce.com making near $1 billion acquisitions and creating massive scale. Bring on the platform age. Brinker:  There’s tremendous change happening in the B2B marketing technology landscape. One of the most fascinating dynamics is a dual narrative of consolidation and diversification.
  • LEAD411  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
    [Salesforce.com] Dreamforce Cheatsheet for Sales Pros
    Aaron Ross, a former Sales Director at salesforce.com, helps companies speed up revenue growth and get off the revenue rollercoaster. General. Attire : Business casual – Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes. Weather : San Francisco 10-Day – It’s usually awesome in October. Mon 6:00 PM. Moscone North ( map ).
  • 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.
  • BIZIBLE  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016
    [Salesforce.com] You’ve Set Up Marketo And Salesforce -- Now What? Why You Still Need Attribution
    While it’s a step in the right direction, “it doesn’t then connect the dots back into Marketo or Salesforce.com for that true 360-[degree] view of the customer.”. B2B marketing operations professionals have successfully staked a claim as marketing automation data process experts. What did they do when they visited the website?
  • ANNUITAS  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [Salesforce.com] The Rise of the Marketing Technologist Part 3: People, Process, Content and then Technology
    One of the more ridiculous trends I have seen develop over the past few years is the “ justify my trip ” letter to technology user conferences.  If you are using Salesforce.com, for example, and you have doubts about sending you administrators to Dreamforce there is a serious problem. Guess what, marketers? Step One: People.
  • 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.
  • SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2010
    [Salesforce.com] Introduction to the Social Selling University
    insideview Microsoft Dynamics netsuite oracle oracle crm on demand sales productivity salesforce.com sCRM Social CRM social selling socialpriseWe’ve had the opportunity to introduce our vision of Social Selling to customers, sales professionals and our visitors at Dreamforce. Sales 2.0 customer 2.0 Enterprise 2.0
  • SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2010
    [Salesforce.com] Social Espionage and Selling to Customer 2.0 @SXSW 2011
    insideview Microsoft Dynamics netsuite oracle oracle crm on demand sales productivity salesforce.com sCRM social selling socialpriseAfter a little wait and some help by people voting up the topic, InsideView was accepted as a speaker at the 2011 SXSW Interactive conference in Austin TX. Conferences Sales 2.0 customer 2.0 Enterprise 2.0
  • SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010
    [Salesforce.com] Engaging Your Audience…One Individual At A Time
    Inbound Marketing Sales sales productivity salesforce.com social intelligence social selling twitter Web 2.0Earlier this week, I participated in a very engaging panel at the Digiday: Target conference in Beverly Hills. Prospecting Sales 2.0 Sales Intelligence Social CRM Social Selling B2B b2b sales crm 2.0 customer 2.0 Enterprise 2.0
  • SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2010
    [Salesforce.com] Find Executives on Twitter
    facebook insideview linkedin Microsoft Dynamics netsuite Sales sales productivity Salesforce salesforce.com Social CRM social intelligence social media social selling twitter Web 2.0One of the more popular features of our application is being able to search of contacts based on social media platforms. Sales 2.0 customer 2.0
  • SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2010
    [Salesforce.com] There Will Be No Sleeping at Dreamforce
    facebook Inbound Marketing insideview jigsaw linkedin marketing Sales sales productivity Salesforce salesforce.com social selling Besides all of the great keynotes by Marc Benioff, Bill Clinton and the music by Stevie Wonder, people come to Dreamforce to party. Sales Intelligence Social Selling B2B CRM customer 2.0 Dreamforce Enterprise 2.0
  • SALES INTELLIGENCE VIEW  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2010
    [Salesforce.com] 25 Social Selling Articles to Start the Week
    Sales Intelligence Social Media Tips Uncategorized Sales marketing insideview salesforce.com Microsoft Dynamics Enterprise 2.0 What better way to kick off November by having a reading list o the best social selling articles fro the past week. Here are the posts I thought would be the most interesting to you. Web 2.0
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • IT'S ALL ABOUT REVENUE  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
    [Salesforce.com] 5 Marketing Takeaways From Dreamforce 2014
    The Salesforce.com hosted event provided face-to-face opportunities to hear industry visionaries and world leaders. Downtown San Francisco was overtaken by the annual Dreamforce conference this week, as more than 140,000 attendees swarmed the event. We journeyed through the marketing sessions to hear what the trendsetters had to say.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MATRIX   |  THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015
    [Salesforce.com] MarTech Conference: Some Random Impressions and Interesting New Vendors
    I spent last Tuesday and Wednesday at the MarTech Conference in San Francisco, where close to 1,000 marketing technologists heard sage advice, shared experiences, and otherwise frolicked with their peers. It might just be me, but this MarTech felt a bit less intense – less tribal -- than the first, held last August in Boston.
  • 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?
  • 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   |  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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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 ).
  • 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!,
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CLOUD POTENTIAL  |  MONDAY, MARCH 28, 2016
    [Salesforce.com] Turning CRM into a revenue generator
    We have used Salesforce.com for years. By Jennifer Smith, Director of Global CRM and Global Digital Marketing, MasterCard. One of the things that fascinates me about CRM is how the data you gather can be used to identify opportunities for commercialization of the data. This is perceived as the Holy Grail. What do we have access to?
  • 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.
  • SNAPAPP  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2015
    [Salesforce.com] Note From the CEO: Series A Announcement
    If we can make SnapApp an amazing experience for our team and channel that into success for our customers, we can be the next Salesforce.com, the next Oracle, the next Adobe – and that’s our ambition. As CEO, I spend a lot of time thinking about one thing: “How do we make our customers successful?”. We’re all about experiences.). Questions?
  • 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
  • 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.
  • SNAPAPP  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015
    [Salesforce.com] How Clean Data Impacts Your Lead Scoring Program
    She has spent the last three years in content marketing and community management at salesforce.com and Radian6, and has a background in account management for interactive and full service advertising agencies. Amanda Nelson, Director of Marketing at RingLead. years. That translates to about 1.85% monthly change at each company.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
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