The 20 Best CRM Blogs of 2008

B2B Lead Generation

Inside CRM ranked the top CRM blogs based on their insights, readability and frequency of posting. As I read over the list (which includes 20 blogs) I discovered some new ones worth reading along with bloggers already follow like Jim Berkowitz, who writes the CRM Mastery Blog ; John Jantsch, Duct Tape Marketing Blog and Ben McConnell and Jackie Huba who write the Church of the Customer Blog. Read Inside CRM's complete list "The Best CRM Blogs of 2008"

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The Eight Best Social CRM Tools

Webbiquity

Social customer relationship management (CRM) was being written about as a distinct product category as far back as 2008, but market interest really began to take off the following year. How does social CRM differ from traditional CRM? 6) Base CRM. 7) Zoho CRM.

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Demand Gen vs. CRM Paper Now Available

Customer Experience Matrix

Tags: marketing software marketing automation lead management software selection crm software demand generation

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Asperger's and IT: Dark secret or open secret?

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Data Center - Feb 2008. Data Center - Aug 2008 Enterprise Architecture - Sept 2008 Security. Storage - Feb 2008. Storage - June 2008. Virtualization Directions - Oct 2008. April 2, 2008 (Computerworld). Microsoft scales out SQL Server 2008, wants to democratize BI. Microsoft scales out SQL Server 2008, wants to democratize BI. 2008 Internet Malware Trends Report. Defy the laws of reporting - introducing Crystal Reports(R) 2008.

Web 2.0, Secondary Orality, and the Gutenberg Parenthesis

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IT Cost Cuts in 2008 May Be a Trend, Study Says A first-quarter 2008 survey conducted by Computer Economics suggests a possible slowdown in IT spending and staffing lies ahead. July 2008 Subscribe Today! Campus Technology. Subscription. Newsletters. RSS Contact Us.

Should lead generation ignore current customers?

B2B Lead Generation

In addition, a surprising 45 percent rate the effectiveness of customer relationship management (CRM) systems as deficient or needing more work, with only 15 percent of companies rating themselves extremely good or effective at integrating disparate customer data sources and repositories.” The solution to solving poor customer management is to leverage a processes that you already have (or should have!).

Lead management software becoming a hot topic

B2B Lead Generation

This was and still is true of CRM and SFA systems. What do you do with leads or inquires once you generate them? This basic question is overlooked by so many and yet it's the leading cause of failure in what would otherwise be effective lead generation programs. The common-sense answer to this challenge is easier said than done: Have your best people respond to them quickly and consistently in order to qualify them into sales ready leads.

Pardot Offers Refined Demand Generation at a Small Business Price

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Functionally, it has all the capabilities you’d expect of a demand generation product: users create personalized emails and Web pages with a drag-and-drop interface; track responders with cookies; look up visitors' companies based on their IP address; run multi-step drip marketing campaigns; score leads based on activities and attributes; and integrate tightly with Salesforce.com and other CRM systems. My little tour of demand generation vendors landed at Pardot just before Thanksgiving.

Lead Nurturing - How to track ROI?

Anything Goes Marketing

If you are using a CRM with a campaign component, set up a campaign that is specific to your lead nurturing efforts (you may need several campaigns based on the number of programs you are running).

Introducing Users to the Concept of Meeting Workspaces in MOSS 2007 | NetworkWorld.com Community

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Friday, June 27, 2008. RESEARCH CENTERS: Applications-Standards | Applications Vendor Solutions | CRM / ERP | Databases | Directories | Grid Computing |.Net Research Centers. Security. Anti-Virus / Spyware / Spam. Compliance & Regulation. Firewalls / VPN / Intrusion. Services.

Your say: Personal knowledge management - Inside Knowledge

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denotes premium content | Jul 24 2008. exact. any/all. The original knowledge-management publication. E-mail: Password: Forget your password? Click Here. Business Intelligence. Collaboration. Competitive Intelligence. Communities of Practice. Culture. E-learning. Enterprise Content Management.

Can Social Tools Really Replace Email? - They Already Are! (Part II)

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Giving up on Work e-mail - Status Report on Weeks 15 to 20 Football - Made in Spain - June 2008 (Never Forget!) Football - Made in Spain - June 2008 (Never. " Information Technology. Professional Community. Share and compare information with 1.2 million professionals. Sign In. My Home.

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Marketing Automation vs. Demand Generation: What's the Difference?

Customer Experience Matrix

In fact, I've decided I need at least three pieces on the topic: one explaining demand generation in general; one explaining how it differs from marketing automation; and another distinguishing it from customer relationship management (CRM).

Comparing Demand Generation Systems

Customer Experience Matrix

Key functions including lead scoring, surveys, data enhancement, lead assignment, and CRM integration. Key functions include response capture, data imports including revenue from CRM, response attribution, cross-channel customer data integration, and program cost capture. Now that I have that long post about analytical databases out of the way, I can get back to thinking about demand generation systems.

Nuggets from Social Media workshops as of late. : Community Group Therapy

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 24th, 2008 at 12:26 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. On June 24th, 2008, Josh Ledgard said: I agree completely. On June 24th, 2008, Bev said: Too many companies see the social side of a product as just another focus group - the communication is one way from the community to the company with little coming back from the company. On June 25th, 2008, Sean said: thanks for the comments Josh and Bev. June 2008. May 2008.

How To Create A Know-It-All Company - CIO.com - Business Technology Leadership

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Forrester Wave: Service Desk Management Tools, Q2 2008. Run Desktop and CRM Applications Side by Side with Salesforce & Google. 2008 Annual Google Communications Intelligence Report. © 1994 - 2008 CXO Media Inc. ); ); ); } document.write( ); if (document.getElementById(dclk1231)) { document.getElementById(dclk1231).src src = [link]. }. White Papers |. Blogs |. Video |. Webcasts |. Podcasts |. Events |. Solution Centers |. Newsletters |. RSS Feeds. How-To.

LucidEra Takes a Shot at On-Demand Analytics

Customer Experience Matrix

import sales results from CRM systems to measure campaign effectiveness. Back in March, I wrote a fairly dismissive post about on-demand business intelligence systems. My basic objection was that the hardest part of building a business intelligence system is integrating the source data, and being on-demand doesn’t make that any easier. I still think that’s the case, but did revisit the topic recently in a conversation with Ken Rudin, CEO of on-demand business analytics vendor Lucid Era.

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More Blathering About Demand Generation Software

Customer Experience Matrix

The other four listed for pre-purchase were: marketing maintained and operated; easy to use interface; integration with CRM; and reminders and event triggers. When I was researching last week’s piece on Market2Lead , one of the points that vendor stressed was their ability to create a full-scale marketing database with information from external sources to analyze campaign results.

Best of 2008 (So Far) - Blogging for Business, Part 1

WebMarketCentral

Blogging Tactics for 2008 by Ask Enquiro Writing that "The Online Marketing Blog recently ran a poll asking readers which SEO tactic they plan on using most in 2008 and the winner with 25% of the vote was Blogging. Which blogging platform is best for your needs?

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Web 2.0 Expo – cool stuff seen on the floor of the show

Buzz Marketing for Technology

They are the nexus of a digital marketing company mixed with a technology firm that does Microsoft CRM, Business Intelligence and Analytics to provide creative solutions for brand perception and instantiation. All comes together in a mashup within your own CRM – InsideView integrates with all of today's most popular CRM systems namely Salesforce.com, SugarCRM, and recently announced Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle, and Landslide.

Digital Natives in Our Midst | Advice and Opinion

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Mon, Jun 16, 2008 13:22 EDT. Tue, Jun 17, 2008 6:04 EDT. Run Desktop and CRM Applications Side by Side with Salesforce & Google. © 1994 - 2008 CXO Media Inc. ); ); ); ); ); } document.write( ); if (document.getElementById(dclk1231)) { document.getElementById(dclk1231).src src = [link]. }. White Papers |. Blogs |. Video |. Webcasts |. Podcasts |. Events |. Solution Centers |. Newsletters |. RSS Feeds. How-To. Advice & Opinion. Research & Analysis. Careers. Topics.

The future of groupware in the interactive workplace. | Technology > Software Services & Applications from AllBusiness.com

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JPHI America Announces Additional Functionality toSuiteResponse GroupWare CRM Solution for. Site Map | Contact Us | FAQs | About Us | Media Kit | Reprints | RSS Directory | Sign Up for Free Newsletters | Disclosure Policy Copyright © 1999 - 2008 AllBusiness.com, Inc. © Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. Sign In. | | Free Newsletters. Home |. Business Advice |. Professional Journals |. Business Bloggers |. Forms & Agreements |. Industry Centers |.

Email Tips for the New Year Part I

Anything Goes Marketing

Thanks Stefan Pollard over at ClickZ for mentioning that tip If your marketing database and your CRM data are synched, you may even be able to find out which words are used by customers vs. prospects and further segmenting the search terms to use for various campaigns. Various E-mail Tips from MarketingSherpa' Marketing Wisdom Report I've read through MarketingSherpa's " Marketing Wisdom for 2008 " which includes 101 real life marketing stories and lessons learned. Greetings!

Lead Generation Best Practices: Thought Leadership with The Funnelholic

Marketo

We just did a study on CRM buyers in the "considered purchase" category, and they go to 3 to 4 webinars a month. The next interview in the B2B Marketing thought leader interview series is with Craig Rosenberg , author of The Funnelholic (one of my favorite B2B marketing blogs). Craig is Vice President, Products and Services at Tippit, Inc. , the world's fastest growing B2B online media and lead generation company. You can also follow him on Twitter ( funnelholic ).

47% Leads Nurtured In CRM Will Convert. Adopt CRM Today!

Valasys

Due to the rise of virtual assistants, social CRM, omnichannel technologies and AI-powered automated workflows in 2018, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) witnessed a really good year. CRM Trends. Increase in mobile CRM. CRM Benefits. CRM Outsourcing.

The Future of CRM is Customer Engagement

Marketing Action

What’s the future of customer relationship management (CRM) and what does it take to create lasting customer engagement? Recently I had the chance to sit down with Paul Greenberg, who’s sometimes referred to as “the Godfather of CRM.” The future of CRM. Paul Greenberg.

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Streamline Customer Acquisition to Grow With Reduced Funding

Marketo

Together, tools like these create an ecosystem for capital-efficient growth: CRM to manage accounts, contacts, and opportunities; online meetings to improve productivity and reduce travel cost; and lead management to create a steady stream of qualified sales leads and to help the sales team prioritize their time onto the best leads and opportunities. Ken Ross recently wrote on the Expert CEO blog about the future of Software as a Service in today's economy.

Technologies for Email Deliverability

Marketo

Where do most marketing automation and CRM solutions fail when it comes to deliverability? With email sender reputation being the most critical factor affecting deliverability, marketing automation and CRM solutions need to empower their end-users with the capabilities mentioned above — and not all of them do.

SEO Is Not Dead, Just Changing: What This Means

WebMarketCentral

With more of an emphasis on location, even small company sites may appear more prominently in searches on broad, highly competitive phrases such as CRM consulting services in their local area. "SEO is dead."

Getting More Out of Each Click with "Post-Click Marketing"

WebMarketCentral

it) integrates Website Tracking, Business Intelligence and Sales CRM into a powerful on-demand application for capturing detailed information on your website's Business Visitors."

New on WMC: Marketing Webcasts and Videos

WebMarketCentral

WebMarketCentral, the portal site with resources for interactive marketing professionals, continues to expand with the recent addition of marketing, sales and CRM-focused webcasts and videos powered by Insight24.

Hosted Email Service Price Comparison: Part 1

WebMarketCentral

While most services offer the same basic feature set, providers vary in terms of the number and quality of pre-built HTML templates offered, CRM integration options, usability and other factors. Hosted marketing email services are almost a commodity.

WMC Interviews: Ardath Albee

WebMarketCentral

Ardath is an author, writer of the Marketing Interactions blog , former CEO of a CRM-related software company, and generally fascinating marketing personality.

Best of 2008: SEO Guidance, Part 1

WebMarketCentral

Welcome to the first post in the official Best of 2008 series, which will summarize and link to some of the best blog posts and online articles about SEO, social media, online marketing strategy and more.

SalesPredict Offers Highly Automated, Highly Flexible Predictive Modeling

Customer Experience Matrix

Back in, say, 2008, a product like this would be big news. Results appear as lists in a CRM interface or as scores on a marketing databaset. automated modeling crm marketing automation predictive analytics predictive marketing predictive modeling salespredict

SiriusDecisions Summit 2009 – What we learned at the 2008 Summit, and why we are excited for 2009

Marketo

  Marketing automation helps managers create this complete view of the sales funnel, allowing sales managers to view marketing campaigns inside the CRM and marketing to report on sales successes from their individual campaigns.  Here at Marketo, everyone is very excited about the upcoming SiriusDecisions 2009 Summit being held May 13-15 in Scottsdale, Arizona. 

Marketing Automation Industry Growth

Fathom

Some of the factors influencing its growth are changing buyer behaviors ; the emphasis on revenue generation and measurement in the wake of the 2008 recession; and the ease of adoption through the software-as-as-service (SaaS) delivery model (via Marketo).…

20 Stats Every Modern Marketer Should See

Modern Marketing

million in 2008 to 106.7 Monthly video viewership grew by 330% between 2008 and 2012. Cloud-based CRM sales are expected to nearly $6.4 Digital Marketing apps b2b marketing big data Content Marketing crm Email Marketing marketing automation mobile marketing modern marketing social media marketingby Jesse Noyes | Tweet this If you were at Eloqua Experience last week, you probably heard a lot of stats cited. It’s inevitable.

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REVTalks Smashes the Executive Knowledge Gap

Sales Intelligence View

According to an informal survey by marketing consulting firm the Pedowitz Group, only 10% of marketers in 2008 indicated that they were responsible for generating revenue. CRM Intelligence Marketing Intelligence Cmo leadership conference marketing summit revenue marketing

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