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Rating the Crowd-Sourced Marketing Software Review Sites

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Every site except TrustRadius covered a broad range of business software from accounting to human resources to supply chain as well as CRM and marketing. TrustRadius was more focused on customer-related systems although it still had business intelligence and accounting.

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BlueVenn Bundles Omnichannel Journey Management, Personalization, and Single Customer View

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It sells primarily to mid-size companies, which it defines as $25 million to $1 billion in revenue. __ *The original SmartFocus was purchased in 2011 by Emailvision, which changed its own name to SmartFocus in 2013 and then sold the business (technology, clients, etc.)

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Do CMOs Really Spend More on MarTech Than CIOs? A New Study Says No.

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Actually, the study estimates spending on 20 technologies and 12 corporate functional areas across 16 enterprise industries in eight regions and 53 countries, comparing the amounts funded by IT departments and by business departments.

Singing the Customer Data Platform Blues: Who's to Blame for Disjointed Customer Data?

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The gap is music to my ears, since helping marketers fill it is what keeps consultants like me in the business. I’m in the midst of collating data from 150 published surveys about marketing technology, a project that is fascinating and stupefying at the same time.

Study: Half of Marketing Jobs Will Be Replaced by Machine Intelligence

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Looking at other business functions relevant to marketing, the study sees most types of creative jobs as relatively safe and most types of sales jobs at risk.

suitecx Offers Industrial-Strength Customer Journey Maps and More

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This would start in diagnosticcx, which collects information about a company’s business, customers, and processes using customer and employee surveys, interviews, and direct experience. Customer journey mapping is now the buzziest of buzz words.

Here's Why Airlines Treat Customers Poorly

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It confirms what you probably suspected: airline managers think differently from other business people. Last week’s passenger-dragging incident at United Airlines left many marketers (and other humans) aghast that any company could purposely assault its own customer.

Why Time Is the Real Barrier to Marketing Technology Adoption and What To Do About It

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business porn” – that they’d decide it was more important than other projects. This means getting marketers excited about doing something (that’s where the “business porn” comes in) or scared about the consequences of not doing it (see the CEB Challenger Sales model , for example).

Marketers Are Struggling to Keep Up Customer Expectations: Here's Proof

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consumers had stopped doing business with a brand due to a poor customer service experience and 56% have higher expectations for customer service than a year ago. But perhaps this data will help build your business case for investments to solve the problem.

New Marketing Automation Options for Small Business in the VEST Report

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GreenRope workflow GreenRope is all-in-one software sold primarily to very small businesses such as lawyers, real estate agents, consultant, coaches and membership organizations. All plans include unlimited users and unlimited emails, which isn’t always the case with small business systems.

#Personalized Mona Lisa #Marketing #Humor #Fail

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In more conventional business terms, the company wants consumers to understand the breadth of its products and services and the promises made by its brand.

3 Insights to Help Build Your Unified Customer Database

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The same split applies to what people would consider helpful in build in building a single customer view: people who consider the single view important are most interested in best practices, case studies, and planning assumptions – i.e., building a business case.

The World May Be Ending But, If Not: 3 Tips To Be a Better Marketer in 2017

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The best you can do is an eye out for signs that show where your business is now and where it’s headed.

Next-Generation Marketing Automation Systems Target Small Business

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The new entrants are clustered towards the small business end of the market, where they see an opportunity for simpler systems at lower prices than existing market leaders.

Real Magnet Offers Complex Campaigns Withouth the Flow Charts

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Real Magnet started business in 2000 as an email service provider. I recently saw a useful distinction between AI – artificial intelligence, which is machines replacing people – and IA – intelligent assistance, which is machines helping people.

SalesPredict Offers Highly Automated, Highly Flexible Predictive Modeling

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It then enhances the data with business and demographic information from public Web pages, social profiles, and third party sources including Zoominfo , InsideView , and Orb Intelligence. However, it’s likely that the company will remain small-business-friendly in its approach.

Is MarTech Is Too Important To Leave To The Marketers?

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The consultants’ bread and butter has traditionally been large IT and business-transformation projects,” says Julie Langley, a partner at fundraising, merger and acquisitions advisor Results International , in the article.

News from Krux, Demandbase, Radius: Customer Data Takes Center Stage

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Demandbase had its own announcement yesterday: something it calls “DemandGraph,” which is basically a combination of Demandbase’s existing business database with data gathering and analytical functions the Spiderbook system that Demandbase bought in May 2016.

How Quickly Is the MarTech Industry Growing?

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All lists will miss companies that are no longer in business, so there were probably more start-ups in each year than shown. Everyone in marketing knows there’s a lot of new marketing technology, but how quickly is martech really growing?

Mautic Offers Free, Open Source Marketing Automation

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Small businesses constantly cite cost as a major roadblock to adoption. But first let me cover one more business issue, which is that there are two ways to get Mautic. Then again, there are an awful lot of small businesses out there.

Intent Data Basics: Where It Comes From, What It's Good For, What To Test

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In some businesses, reaching only a small fraction of interested buyers is still very useful; in others – especially where there are relatively few buyers to begin with – the marketer may be forced to run her own outreach programs to capture as many as possible.

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Marketing Automation 2014 Industry Overview: What the Surveys Tell Us

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Pepper Global also makes some intriguing observations about differences in responses from small businesses vs. mid to large businesses: cost and budget are the biggest issues for small business, while integration and analytics matter more to bigger companies.

Future Marketing: Will Machines Take Over Half the Consumer Economy?

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Industries that sell to both business and consumers were split 50/50. 2016 predictions marketing to machines robotech subscription business models trust-based marketing‘Tis the season for predictions.

Radius Provides High Quality Data on Small Businesses

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When I first spoke with Radius just over one year ago, the company had already pivoted from its initial concept as a mobile app to connect consumers with local business events, to building a comprehensive list of small businesses and their attributes. businesses and their attributes.

VEST Report: Competition in B2B Marketing Automation Isn't About Features

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This puts them among the top 3 leaders in the small business sector. Maybe RedPoint has crept up to a leader position, but they don’t share enough business information for me to know.

Matching Marketing Technology to Business Strategy: A Starting Framework

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When Scott asked for content suggestions during the early stages of the conference planning, my reaction was that one thing everyone needs is a framework for relating marketing technology investments to larger business strategy. First, everyone doesn’t have the same business strategy.

Lytics Adds Marketing Recommendations to a Customer Data Platform

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The company has been busy since then, raising $7 million to supplement its initial $2.2 McDermot was quite adamant that the company is not in the content recommendation business, leaving that marketers’ creativity.

The Personal Network Effect Makes Walled Gardens Stronger, But There's Still Hope

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In fact, the price of Blue Apron’s IPO was depressed precisely by the fear that Amazon would enter its business through the Whole Foods acquisition.

MDC DOT Provides Marketing Automation for Direct Salespeople

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This is especially important for businesses that pay commissions to the customer’s original salesperson. I briefly mentioned MDC Dot in an earlier blog post about giving sales people access to marketing automation capabilities.

BlueConic User-Driven Marketing Maturity Model: Surprises on the Road to Customer-Centric Marketing

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This all ties back to the central notion of the maturity model: that technology, process, and organization must all be aligned at each stage for the business to execute effectively. I’m as fond of hearing my voice as most consultants, which is very fond indeed.

Usermind Makes Journey Orchestration Simple

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Its self-description is “the first unified platform for orchestrating business operations”. So although they see themselves as enabling all kinds of business processes, I think it’s fair to view them largely in the context of customer management.

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Everstring Takes Another $65 Million and (More Important) Launches Predictive Ad Targeting Solution

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At this point, your inner business strategist may be wondering whether Everstring has bitten off more than it can chew or committed the cardinal sin of losing focus. Everstring announced a $65 million funding round and new ad targeting product on Tuesday. (It

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Reltio Makes Enterprise Data Usable, and Then Uses It

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That puts it more in the realm of Master Data Management, except that MDM is highly technical while Reltio is designed to be used by marketers and other business people. I’ve spent a lot of time recently talking to Customer Data Platform vendors, or companies that looked like they might be. One that sits right on the border is Reltio , which fits the CDP criteria* but goes beyond customer data to all types of enterprise information.

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Acquisitions Reshape the Marketing Automation Industry: Growth at the Bottom, Room in the Middle, Fog at the Top

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This is our flagship report on the industry, with nearly 200 data points on 23 vendors and separate ratings for micro-business, small to mid-size companies, and enterprise marketing departments. What jumps out is the concentration at the top of the chart, in the micro-business sector.

True Influence InsightBASE Simplifies Use of B2B Intent Data

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The contact data is drawn from True Influence’s master list of 30 million business contacts, which are continuously verified to ensure deliverability. Intent data is one of hottest topics in marketing today – see, for example, Oracle’s recent purchase of AddThis. But while the promise of intent data is irresistible – “reach prospects with demonstrated interest in your product!” – the reality is less appealing.

Datorama Applies Machine Intelligence to Speed Marketing Analytics

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The results can be displayed in Datorama’s own interface, read by business intelligence products like Tableau , or exported to other systems like marketing automation. As I mentioned a couple of posts back , I’ve been surveying the borders of Customer Data Platform-land recently, trying to figure out which vendors fit within the category and which do not. Naturally, there are cases where the answer isn’t clear. Datorama is one of them.

Sailthru Offers End-to-End Omnichannel Personalization for B2C Marketers

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On the other hand, resolving that sort of ambiguity is what keeps me in business. I know this is blasphemy, but I’m beginning to have doubts about solution selling – the idea that marketers should describe the customer problems they solve, not the features of their products.

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Pega Customer Decision Hub Offers High-End Customer Journey Orchestration

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The current incarnation of Customer Decision Hub ihas six components: Predictive Analytics Director to build offline predictive models, Adaptive Decision Manager to build self-learning real-time models, Decision Strategy Manager to set rules for making decisions, Event Strategy Manager to monitor for significant events, Next Best Action Advisor to deliver decisions to customer-facing systems, and Visual Business Director for planning, simulation, visualization, and over-all management.

New Frontiers in Data Driven Marketing

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To make things even harder, direct access to data has expanded to many business users who don’t have the data management skills or sensitivity of expert analysts.

Will Machines Replace Marketers? Artificial Intelligence Isn't Ready Yet But Watch Your Back

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Similarly, competitor analysis should be well within the capabilities of companies like Radius , Everstring and Growth Intelligence , which already ingest the contents of corporate Web sites to understand each company’s business.