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The Cloud Must Go On – How to Catalyze a PR Win into Revenue with Marketing

Modern B2B Marketing

More than 40K attend this software technology conference, and many expect to hear each year from Marc Benioff, CEO and chairman of salesforce.com. In less than 24 hours, salesforce.com used social media and search to turn a bad situation into success that will likely generate revenue in the months to come. The salesforce.com team was ready with handouts and matching Salesforce garb.

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity

Social media monitoring, analytics and stats for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram, with benchmarking to measure your performance against peers, insights to optimize content, and reporting capabilities. Sample review: “If you want to do general research on Facebook Stats use Socialbakers.” Sample review: “Find interesting content on ANY topic. 16) Nuvi.

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Mariana Uses Artificial Intelligence to Build Personas and Find Target Audiences

Customer Experience Matrix

The whiz-bang part of its pitch is using artificial intelligence (“deep learning” as in the Mariana Trench – get it?) to build personas by analyzing a sample of your existing customers. This helps it pick the right person when several people share the same name and lets it build detailed, accurate profiles ncluding Twitter and Facebook handles, employer, job function, and interests.

Mega-List of Features in Marketing Automation (That You Won’t Find in CRM)

Modern B2B Marketing

salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics CRM), so why do I need marketing automation ”? Sample lists can include high-score leads in a particular region who visited your website in the last seven days; or contacts in active opportunities who registered for an upcoming webinar; or prospects who received an email offer and did not click through but visited your website anyways. Business Goal.

Is it Still a Revolution if it Comes with Instructions?

B2B Marketing Unplugged

In this case, it’s Radian6, recently sucked up by Salesforce.com.  A quick trip to the book’s website   reveals a very, very concerted effort to sell speaking engagements and consulting.  So whatever value may lie in its pages, it’s wise to view this book through the skeptical lens of a content marketer. There’s a particular shout-out to Yammer and they include a Hand-Wringer’s nightmare as a sample exchange. Follow me on Twitter @bizmkter. should note that I received two copies, both of them free. Has anyone actually gone out and paid for it?). Oh, crap, you did.

Marketing Automation System Trends: What We Found in the Raab Guide

Customer Experience Matrix

Even though this is limited to the vendors in the Guide, it's a pretty representative sample of the industry as a whole. Marketo added features to capture Twitter posts and Helpstream customer support interactions within a lead’s activity history. This contrasts with traditional demand generation pricing on database size and/or activity volume, but is the way sales automation systems like Salesforce.com are usually sold. Summary: Social media and access for sales people were the two big trends among demand generation vendors last year. Here’s a quick look at what I found.