Database Marketing: Five Important Things to Know

Webbiquity

A form of direct marketing , database marketing uses business and consumer databases to generate targeted recipient lists. What distinguishes database from direct marketing is the awareness to the analysis of data. Database Marketing Types.

Top Tips for Increasing Marketing Automation ROI

Reachforce

Marketing automation involves using software to streamline and automate marketing processes. When performed manually, these processes take more time than they need to, and marketing automation considerably speeds things up.

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New York’s happiest B2B database marketer

Biznology

Speaking at a BMA conference in New York recently, I posed a question to the audience: “Are any of you happy with your marketing data?” Now, normally, I find business marketers complaining endlessly about their data. Please meet New York’s happiest database marketer.

Data Decay & B2B Database Marketing [Infographic]

Zoominfo

Because of this, many organizations are working with a B2B database that is cluttered with outdated, invalid, or incomplete contacts. Dirty data impacts all areas of an organization, including marketing, lead generation, customer relationships, and finance.

Dreamforce 2012 Database Marketing News – “Ferrari in the Garage”

Reachforce

In talking with folks on the show floor at Dreamforce, everyone from demand generation/customer acquisition leaders to sales operations to CMOS & VPs of Marketing, the marketing automation technology deployed and its sophistication is all over the map. Database Marketing

Two Database Marketing Principles to Increase Email Marketing ROI

Webbiquity

Here are two strategies for optimizing the investment made in building a house list for email marketing efforts. However, this database segment outreach ought not be random – but regimented. Email Marketing Daniel Faggella email marketing

Want to Do Marketing Automation? Do These 6 Things First

Act-On

Do they include launching a marketing automation program? But be aware you’ve got a lot of work to do before you buy marketing automation software, much less schedule your first campaign. You see, if you want marketing automation to work, you’ll need to set up a few things first. Clean up that database. Marketing automation runs on data. Some is behavioral data, for sure, but the starting point is the data in your existing database.

10 ways Dirty Data is Clogging up your Marketing Automation Engine

Reachforce

Marketers have learned that the success of any program is more than 75% dependent on the list of contacts attached to each marketing campaign. B2B Lead Generation B2B Marketing Ideas Database Marketing Big Data Marketing data driven marketing

10 Questions: Do You Need Marketing Automation?

The Point

A couple of weeks ago our firm prepared a detailed ROI analysis for a client helping them substantiate to their management the investment in a marketing automation platform. Inevitably, much of the business case for a marketing automation solution comes down to intangibles.

Why Companies Buy Marketing Automation Software

The Point

Recently, Lauren Carlson of research site Software Advice wrote a very perceptive and timely piece entitled “ Tailwinds for Marketing Automation Software ” about the broader market trends that, in her view, are driving the increased adoption of marketing automation technology.

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5 Trends that Will Define the Future of Marketing Automation

Marketo

The evolution of marketing automation has had a profound influence on marketers and buyers alike. From the days of spray-and-pray email marketing and complicated database marketing, the technology and expertise of marketers have truly elevated marketing automation as a practice.

Tips For Getting More Out of Marketing Automation

Modern Marketing

The Friday Five —a collection of five curated articles from around the Internet — topic this go round: Marketing Automation. 5 TIPS FOR GETTING MORE OUT OF MARKETING AUTOMATION. Read the full story on Chief Marketer. Marketing Automation

Marketing Funnel Management Best Practices

Reachforce

If you use the marketing funnel, there are some tweaks to the process you can make to yield better results. Here are a few best practices to tweak your marketing funnel to […].

Why It’s Time to Start Leveraging Database Marketing for PPC

Directive Agency

As marketers, there are a million and two initiatives we run at once, and it can get difficult to keep track of what is working and what the data is telling us. Enter database marketing. What is Database Marketing? Internal Databases vs. External Databases.

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Is Dirty Data Clogging Your B2B Revenue Engine?

Reachforce

Is your marketing revenue engine sputtering? Dirty marketing data could be your problem. B2B Marketing Ideas Database Marketing Marketing Automation Marketing Tips marketing

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Does Marketing Automation Work With a Cold List?

The Point

On Focus.com , Holly asks: “Does marketing automation work if I only have a cold list of records? My response: It’s true that most marketing automation implementations involve either customers or existing prospects – people with whom the company has had prior contact – but there’s no reason why you couldn’t use the same technology against a cold list. What will marketing automation do for us that a run-of-the-mill email engine wouldn’t?

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Top 5 Benefits of Adopting Marketing Automation

The Point

On Focus.com , Craig Rosenberg asks: “What are the top benefits of adopting marketing automation?” My response: Based on our firm’s experience , the most common benefits of marketing automation are these: 1. Regardless of how good your inside sales team is, putting in place automated lead response via marketing automation ensures that every inbound lead receives a prompt, systematic, personalized response, and that none fall through the cracks.

10 Signs Your Database Needs Cleaning [INFOGRAPHIC]

Reachforce

The health of your database can determine the success of your marketing initiatives. Dirty, unorganized data can cause a problems with the success of your marketing automation programs, your conversion rates, and much more. Do you know how healthy your marketing and sales database is? Data Quality Management Marketing Automation Big Data Marketing data management data unification Database Marketing

Unica and Alterian Lead Database Marketers to the Digital Promised Land

Customer Experience Matrix

Here are some quick thoughts on two items: Unica ’s acquisition of paid search bid management system MakeMeTop (now mercifully renamed Unica Search) and Alterian ’s recently-released and excellent annual marketing survey. The connection is that these both support my feeling that many members of the old-line database marketing community have failed to adapt to the new world of digital marketing.

5 Types of Marketing Automation for Businesses to Consider

PureB2B

Marketing has been around for a very long time. When we look at marketing technology, we can see that it’s enabled various channels such as print media, radio, and television for marketers to reach their audiences. Fast forward to now, these channels have become common contributors to many, many marketing strategies. Since the early 90’s the internet has evolved into the most flexible marketing channel we’ve ever seen. Email Marketing Software.

How to Take Marketing Data Automation to a Higher Level

Reachforce

Marketing automation simply means using technology to manage and / or automate the process of taking prospects and converting them to customers. When these tasks are automated, the whole process is […]. Database Marketing Marketing Automation Big Data Marketing

The Care and Feeding of Your Marketing Automation Engine

Reachforce

Not long ago I found a piece of research from Forrester regarding marketing automation best practices and one nugget caught my attention. Consider the following: “Marketing leaders typically don’t appreciate that automation makes them a database marketing business, and database marketing requires a continuous effort to run campaigns and maintain an

Is Dirty Data Costing You Money?

Reachforce

Dirty data is customer data that is inaccurate, redundant, or incomplete, and it is the scourge of big data marketing. However well thought-out your marketing campaign is, it can’t achieve its goals if decision-making is based on dirty data.

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Top 10 Demand Generation Resolutions for 2014

The Point

If you don’t have that capability in place, look at marketing automation platforms like Marketo or reporting solutions like Full Circle CRM that can give you the data you’re looking for. Clean up your database.

Customer Data Platforms Revisited: The Future of Marketing Data

Customer Experience Matrix

It’s nearly two years since I introduced the concept of a Customer Data Platform , defined as a marketer-controlled system that builds a multi-source customer database and exposes it to external execution systems. Having a powerful database just makes them even more important. -

Entiera Offers Consumer Marketing Automation Software as a Service

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Entiera is a sophisticated consumer marketing automation system, offered as a service and at a lower price than conventional competitors. Entiera Insight is a marketing automation system primarily for companies that sell to consumers. I’m highlighting this because most of my recent posts have been about B2B marketing automation (demand generation) systems, and the two types of systems are quite different.

In Defense of Unsolicited Email

The Point

Over at marketing automation firm Marketo , CEO Phil Fernandez just wrote a full-throated rant against the evils of unsolicited email and purchased email lists used indiscriminately: “How does anyone think that these are sensible emails to send to the CEO of a fast-growing public company?

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Report From New York: How Agencies are Using Marketing Automation

Marketing Action

marketing User Conference in New York City for the first time. marketing Partners breakout, which focused on our agency partners. We all learned a few things about how agencies are using marketing automation. Direct Marketing > Digital Database Marketing.

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2015 Planning: 9 Webinars to Help

Reachforce

Marketing Trends for 2015. Why You Need To Be a Modern Marketer. B2B Content Marketing Trends – Survey Results and Analysis. Marketing Big Data: The Approaching Tsunami – shameless promotion. B2B Lead Generation B2B Marketing Ideas Database Marketing Email Marketing Lead Nurturing Lead Scoring Marketing Automation Marketing Tips marketing insight webinar marketing Happy Friday!

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If It’s Wednesday, It Must Be a Webinar Invitation

The Point

Most marketing automation systems make it relatively easy to control email frequency and to establish priorities when multiple campaigns get scheduled in too small a window.

ReachForce B2B Data Solution Finalist for 2012-13 Cloud Award

Reachforce

ReachForce, the leader in B2B Data Solutions, has been named a finalist in the 2012-2013 Cloud Awards Program in the category Data Innovation of the Year for its SmartForms solution for marketing automation web form real-time data enrichment.

Marketing Big Data: Start this Year with a Plan

Reachforce

By now, we’ve all heard that at least 2% of our marketing leads database goes ‘bad’ every month. You’ve got new program plans and a data update will help to align to your target market and tag your target personas as these programs are kicking off. A data refresh will also enable you to leverage your inbound marketing to drive your marketing automation and outbound strategies. Being Thoughtful in our marketing.

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Marketing Automation Vendor Consolidation: Lessons from History

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: consolidation isn't new among marketing software vendors. As I wrote in my June 30 post on consolidation among marketing automation vendors , I expect the number of competitors to shrink fairly quickly as new buyers concentrate their purchases among a handful of leading vendors. This is a natural result of a maturing market, as technology-oriented pioneers are replaced by buyers less likely to research their options in depth.

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How to Make Your Data Squeaky Clean

Modern Marketing

No question it’s a valuable part of your marketing, but sometimes it can feel like a big mess. Develop, apply and share naming conventions with everyone who adds data to your CRM, marketing automation system, spreadsheets and any other systems you use.

How Good Content can Help Improve Database Health

The Point

Most commonly, companies looking to clean up CRM data turn to database providers like ZoomInfo, Data.com , and InsideView to append and replace outdated contact information.

How to Reduce Unsubscribes Using Subscription Management

The Point

It prevents situations in which you may lose forever the ability to market to an individual because he/she happened to dislike one particular email.

Do Lead Nurturing Campaigns Always Need an Offer?

The Point

As further context, the 4-1-1 Rule that Jon references is a principle intended for Twitter and credited to Tipping Point Labs and Joe Pulizzi of the Content Marketing Institute. Jon wrote the book on lead nurturing ( literally ) but, personally, I have concerns about extending Twitter rules into the realm of email marketing. I expect any marketing email to have a tangible offer of immediate value, not just a link that the company deems I might find of interest.