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Top 10 Marketing Automation Mistakes

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It’s well documented that, of the companies who invest in marketing automation, many fail to achieve maximum return from that investment, or even utilize marketing automation technology to its full capacity.

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B2B marketers are always pressed for time. Marketers build strategies, run programs, manage technologies and teams, so how do we make the most of our time? Marketing Automation Platforms (MAPs) are often referred to as the “Swiss Army Knife” of technology.

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New Marketing Automation Buyer’s Guide Offers Valuable Advice

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TrustRadius , an online community designed to help business software users make better product selection, implementation, and usage decisions, just released their first-ever “ Buyer’s Guide to Marketing Automation Software.”. Marketo announced an open ecosystem platform strategy. •

7 Ways to Increase Sales with Marketing Automation

Modern B2B Marketing

You know the basics of marketing automation: it streamlines, automates, and monitors routine marketing tasks. But a good marketing automation platform is about more than making life easier for the marketing team—it should also help you close more deals.

9 Ideas (and 1 Big Lesson) from the Marketo Social Marketing Roadshow

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Last week I attended (and was a presenter at) the Seattle edition of Marketo’s 2012 Social Marketing Rockstar Tour , a roving conference/seminar series being held this summer in cities nationwide.

Why Is B2B Marketing Automation Growing So Slowly?

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Let me start by saying that the 50% revenue increase I’m projecting for B2B marketing automation in 2013 is a very healthy one. What really got me thinking about this was prepping for a Webinar I’ll be giving next Wednesday on the future of marketing automation ( register here ).

Why Marketing Automation, Why Now?

Modern B2B Marketing

If you’re in marketing, a “trend” you’ve probably heard about is marketing automation. So in a nutshell, what does marketing automation do, and why should you care? Here’s why: Why Marketing Automation is More than a Trend.

Marketing Automation is Not Marketing Strategy

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We are republishing this blog by Ruth Stevens (originally run January 29, 2014) because she hits the nail on the head about marketing automation. In the opening paragraph she states: “Marketers sometimes see automation as a silver bullet.

Can Marketing Automation Save Your Content Strategy?

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And if you’re a brand marketer, you’re in luck: all these content strategy campaigns are set squarely on your plate. At the same time, these marketing efforts are crucial to a company’s success, both in the short term and over the long run. Assign Your Automation.

Mobile + Marketing Automation Demystified

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Michael Pollack There are plenty of people talking about mobile and how it interacts with marketing automation. Generally, marketing automation refers to software designed for businesses that market on multiple channels (such as email , social media , websites, etc.)

New to Marketing Automation? Your First 5 Moves

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Author: Stephanie Yung First, the facts: marketing experts, analysts, and hands-on practitioners have now embraced marketing automation across industries. Often, marketers simply (and reasonably) want a game plan before they get started. New to Marketing Automation?

Back to Basics: 7 Things Marketing Automation Software Can Do For Your Business

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Author: Ellen Gomes One of the questions we get asked a lot at Marketo is “what features are included in a marketing automation platform, and how can these features help my business?” 2. Streamline the Email Marketing Process. Marketing Automation b2b Consumer

There’s No Place Like Home: Centralizing Your Marketing Channels with Marketing Automation

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The marketing landscape has changed rapidly in the past few years and continues to evolve with new technologies and channels. In the past, technology and marketing often had opposing business constraints and objectives. Marketing Automation b2b Consumer

How Should I Structure My Marketing Automation Team?

Modern B2B Marketing

In fact, football teams are a lot like marketing automation teams – you need talented players, of course, but you also need dedicated roles, internal coordination, and sound strategy. But I can share some examples and insights that should help any new team. Marketing Automation

How Should I Structure My Marketing Automation Team?

Modern B2B Marketing

In fact, football teams are a lot like marketing automation teams – you need talented players, of course, but you also need dedicated roles, internal coordination, and sound strategy. But I can share some examples and insights that should help any new team. Marketing Automation

3 Ways Marketing Automation Helps Higher Ed Marketers Succeed

Modern B2B Marketing

But it’s harder to take a step back and recognize that higher education institutions face challenges similar to those of marketers in other industries. Buyers are increasingly discovering information on their own before engaging with a brand. Marketing Automation b2b Consumer

The Hashtag That Could Tilt the Marketing Automation World

Content Standard

I remember being challenged by my company to show ROI on individual articles we created for our content marketing program. They wanted more insight—via our marketing automation platform, Marketo—into which content was driving new leads and bookings.

6 Ways to Create Rocket-Fuel Content for Marketing Automation

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Author: Anne Murphy Marketing automation is one of the fastest growing technology segments in business, and analysts predict it will grow to a $4.6 But marketing automation can’t run without content. . Content Marketing b2b

Doing More Together: Facebook and Marketo Drive Marketing Success

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Marketo is happy to be one of the partners contributing to this vision through our integrations with Facebook that connect the dots between seemingly disparate activities, digitally and offline. A Marketo Case Study. Digital Marketing b2b

Accelerating the Pace of Inbound Leads: An Interview with Paul Albright of Captora

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Paul Albright boasts a 30-year track record of success in Silicon Valley, including executive roles at companies such as Marketo, SuccessFactors, NetApp, and Informatica. PA] Captora quickly solves three of Marketing’s biggest challenges: 1.

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12 Marketo Summit 2017 Sessions You Should Attend

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Marketing Nation Summit is a massive event that attracts thousands of marketers to the Bay Area every year. More information here. A case study in operating marketing like sales, from CMO planning to demand generation. Who Marketo Summit Is For. events marketing

Marketo Tells How to Use Social Media for Lead Generation

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I often cite marketing automation vendor Marketo as a shining example of a company that gives away great information as a way to promote its business. For example, 58% of marketers who have used social media for more than three years say it has helped boost sales.

How RightWave Solves the Marketing Automation Skill Shortage

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One of the main reasons that marketing automation has not been adopted more quickly is that too few marketers know how to fully use it. For example, a recent Gleanster report found that 73% of top performers listed lack of skilled staff as one of the top challenges to success.

Why is Inside Sales So Scared of Lead Nurturing?

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Recent studies tell us while the adoption of marketing automation technology continues to gain momentum, fewer than 20 percent of marketing executives say that they are fully integrating the technology into their current sales and marketing initiatives.

In Defense of Unsolicited Email

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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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[Ebook] Have Your Lunch–And Have Time To Eat It—4 Reasons Why You Should Consider Marketing Automation

Modern B2B Marketing

As a marketer, your life is pretty great. A marketer’s job today is nuts , and complex, and it feels like any moment the wheels could spin off the car because you are moving so quickly. Instead of building programs from scratch each time, with marketing automation you can clone them.

Best Practices for Marketing Automation from 11 Experts

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He is an expert in marketing automation and lead management best practices. Best Practice #1: You Can’t Automation A Process That Doesn’t Exist—Always Map Your Lead Flow. You can’t automate a process that doesn’t exist.”. Josh Hill, VP of Marketing, Alacra.

Why Marketing Automation is the Key to Sharing Strategic Insights with Sales

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As marketers, it’s no longer enough to be building the best communication with sales ; it’s vital that we deliver the highest quality prospects to the sales team and reduce the amount of time spent on unqualified inquiries. Do you see any other trends driving a shift in marketing?

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Marketo Marketing Nation Summit: Who’s Talking About B2B Data?

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Accurate data is the key to successful B2B marketing and lead generation. When I looked at the agenda for the 2016 Marketo Marketing Nation Summit, it got me thinking about the future of data, lead generation and the evolution of B2B marketing.

4 Easy Steps to Building A Winning Sales Enablement Program With Marketing Automation

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Author: Rajiv Kapoor When implementing marketing automation one of the key, and often overlooked, strategies is sales enablement. So what is sales enablement and how does it pertain to marketing automation? Marketing Automation Platform.

Marketing Automation—Three Success Tips from John D. Rockefeller

Modern B2B Marketing

Rockefeller were a marketer today, there is no doubt that he would be finding success using marketing automation for lead scoring, lead management, lead nurturing, and so much more. In marketing, many of us spend too much time wildcatting for leads.

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3 Ways to Use Lead Scoring Within Your Marketing Automation Programs

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I wrote last week about the difficulty of linking marketing leads to sales results. The practical use of lead scoring is to decide which leads to pass from marketing automation to sales, or, even more pragmatically, to predict which leads will be accepted by sales.* Many companies today have inserted a phone call between marketing automation and the sales department, screening every plausible lead before sending them to actual salespeople.

Get More out of your Marketing Automation with Interactive Content

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Seth Lieberman You have seen the benefits of content marketing , but are your recent campaigns falling a bit flat? You have a marketing automation system in place, but are you getting the most out of it? How does interactive content fit with marketing automation?

Social media strategy leaders: Lisa Marcyes

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I started my career in partner-marketing, and transitioned into community management a few years later. I made the move to Marketo last year and have been so excited to have the opportunity to lead social media for one of the leading marketing software companies in the world!

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How to Optimize Google AdWords with Offline Conversion Tracking and Marketo

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Jon Miller Google AdWords is one of the most important marketing channels for almost every company, and the ability to measure and optimize for conversions is one of its most powerful capabilities. Marketo Integration. Marketing Automation

Tying Facebook Leads Directly to Revenue: A Marketo Example

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With our latest Facebook campaign, we are doing just that; tying leads generated by Facebook directly into our revenue pipeline via Marketo. We developed a custom Facebook application that generates a special offer and is powered by a Marketo form.

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What Lucille Ball Can Teach Us About Marketing Automation

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jon Miller Before the internet and social networks, buyers had limited ways to obtain the purchase information they needed, so the seller controlled the buying process. They could access the information they wanted on their own online, anywhere and at any time.

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

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by Jon Miller A common question I hear from marketers is “I already have a CRM system (e.g. salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics CRM), so why do I need marketing automation ”? Many CRM systems have a module for marketing. Architecture of Marketing Automation versus CRM.

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How to Reduce Unsubscribes Using Subscription Management

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I’ve written previously in this space about how to reduce unsubscribes by giving prospects and customers the option to update their contact information rather than forcing them to opt out of email entirely.

5 Often Missed Opportunities for Marketing Automation

Modern B2B Marketing

by Maria Pergolino Recently, Marketo hosted over 1200 people at our annual user conference, bringing customers, employees, industry luminaries, and prospects from all over the world together. Why not automate the education process through employee nurturing?