Want Better Marketing Automation Results? Think Outside the Inbox

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When most of us think of marketing automation, we think of email. Automated emails, also called “drip emails,” “drip campaigns,” or “auto-responders,” are the backbone of marketing automation. Marketing automation works, and it works extremely well.

Infographic: The State of Marketing Automation Maturity

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Are most B2B companies getting maximum value from their investment in marketing automation? A recent industry survey by Spear Marketing Group suggests: no. The post Infographic: The State of Marketing Automation Maturity appeared first on The Point.

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Marketing Automation Hacks

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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.

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.

5 Key Aspects of Accurate Marketing Automation System Software Pricing

Simplify your software evaluation process with this free Marketing Automation Systems software pricing guide! Don't let price confusion keep you from selecting the best Marketing Automation software for your organization's needs.

Are You Killing Creativity with Marketing Automation?

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Marketing automation allows us to scale mundane tasks–like sending emails–so we can reach a much larger audience more efficiently. This process allows marketers to provide timely responses and distribute relevant content more effectively than ever before.

Is Marketing Automation Right for Every Company?

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For those of us who work in and around the technology every day, it can seem like marketing automation is already pervasive. Analyst David Raab reports that for companies under $5 Million in revenue, marketing automation penetration is a miserly 5 percent.

Are Agencies the Future of Marketing Automation?

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It’s always been obvious that agencies were a sensible channel for marketing automation vendors to pursue, but I’m beginning to wonder whether agencies might turn out to be the primary channel for such systems, excepting only direct sales to large enterprises.

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How to Add a Personal Touch to Your Marketing Automation

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The days of “one size fits all” marketing are over. Most of us (successfully or not) are really trying to achieve the one to one marketing ideal that Don Peppers and Martha Rogers wrote about more than 20 years ago. And that’s largely thanks to marketing automation.

Six Key Steps to Successful Marketing Automation Adoption

Selecting a Marketing Automation platform can be a daunting task. With so many options out there, your success with Marketing Automation depends on selecting the platform that best fits your needs

3 Major Marketing Automation Misconceptions

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I recently had a conversation with a budding marketer about my experience with a leading marketing automation platform, and when discussing its robust capabilities was asked, “So, will this program create infographics for us to send out?”

6 Success Factors for Adopting Marketing Automation

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Are you getting ready to implement marketing automation? Marketing automation is not rocket science, but it does take strategy, planning, and preparation to make it work well and meet your company’s expectations. Congratulations!

Use Marketing Automation to Understand Your Customers

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One of the greatest advantages of marketing automation software is the ability to gain a complete understanding of the customer. In order to achieve optimal effectiveness with a marketing campaign, having an accurate view of the customer is imperative.

Effective Webinars Leveraging Marketing Automation

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Marketing automation makes it stress-free to automate your invitation process, and carry out the important follow up processes. Fortunately marketing automation can simplify much of the work. Automate. Webinars are excellent content marketing tools.

Marketing Automation Consultation

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5 Pillars of Marketing Automation Success

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Avoid these 10 Marketing Automation Rookie Mistakes

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If your company is considering marketing automation or you have recently implemented it, you are not alone. According to The State of the Marketing Technology Industry , only 3% of businesses surveyed use one of the four most common marketing automation systems.

Are 70% of Marketing Automation Users Unhappy? Well, Not Exactly

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A recent piece in TechCrunch quoted me as saying that “almost 70 percent of marketers are either unhappy or only marginally happy with their marketing automation software.” Answers came from 159 marketing automation users.

Ultimate Marketing Automation Statistics and More Marketing Automation News

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The term " marketing automation " is very much in vogue today among marketers the world over. More marketers than ever before are implementing marketing automation to maximize the value of their data, improve engagements, and effectively measure effectiveness.

How SMBs can get more leads through marketing automation

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Marketing automation offers numerous advantages, such as saving time as well as helping you with improving your conversion rate and overall sales. It’s one of the biggest trends in digital marketing in 2017, with more and more businesses wanting to invest in it.

The One Marketing Automation Guide You’ll Ever Need?

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Research company TrustRadius just published their new edition of the “Buyer’s Guide to Marketing Automation Software,” and it’s a doozy. And, as we marketers like to say, there’s more: • A primer on marketing automation for those new to the space.

Want to Do Marketing Automation? Do These 6 Things First

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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. Marketing automation runs on data. Data quality has always been the bedrock of marketing. Marketing automation is effective, but it’s not magic.

8 Steps to Guarantee Marketing Automation Success

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EmailMonday gathered an impressive list of statistics about marketing automation usage and its relevance for businesses in 2016 and beyond. • Approximately 11 times more B2B organizations are now using marketing automation compared to those in 2011 (SiriusDecisions).

These 6 Marketing Automation Statistics Show Where Marketers Really Are

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Marketing automation is a core technology that all marketers, especially B2B marketers need to implement to connect with prospects and generate the right leads for their sales team. The time of scattershot marketing, or even broadcast marketing, is long past.

Sales and Marketing Automation

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Which (If Any) Marketing Automation Platform Is Right for You?

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Automation is moving into all aspects of our personal and working lives, from our appliances to our communications, to, yes, our cars. In recent years, automation has had a big impact on another endeavor ‒ marketing. Here it is, 2017, and we don’t get around in flying cars.

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Marketing Automation is More Than a Fancy Email Machine

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Marketing automation is one of those terms that could have a variety of meanings, but the most obvious one is not really what it means. The tool that is called a marketing automation platform is not strictly about automating your marketing.

How Marketing Automation Changed My (Sales) Life

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What is Marketing Automation?

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Marketing Automation for the New Buyer’s Journey

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Just a few short years ago, the average B2B buyer still responded well to the classic marketing and sales tag-team approach, with marketing providing high-quantity product exposure and sales moving in to close the deal. Enter marketing automation.

Use Marketing Automation to Improve Customer Retention

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With marketing automation, you can improve customer service, which can help to reduce the cost […]. Marketing Automation marketing automation

4 Steps to Get Started with Marketing Automation

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But when it comes to marketing automation – if you know what to plan for and what to expect, it doesn’t have to be so painful. What is it you want marketing automation to achieve for you? Do make it clear that people are opting-in to receive your marketing messages.

4 Marketing Automation Must-Haves For Beginners

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When I think about starting my career in marketing automation, I think of the complete confusion of how everything should be setup. This wasn’t just for our marketing team — it included our CRM admins, the sales team, communications and so many other parties.

Mautic Offers Free, Open Source Marketing Automation

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The only real question about free, open source marketing automation from Mautic is what took so long. The core features of B2B marketing automation have been well understood for nearly ten years and prices have been dropping steadily for about the same time.

35 Marketing Automation Stats to Make You Look Smart

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What do marketers love even more than new tools? You have only to look at most marketers’ social media feeds to see it. We marketers just love our statistics. Especially, it seems, our marketing automation statistics. Here are 35 marketing automation stats to know and love and share and cite. Is marketing automation just a flash-in-the-pan kind of trend? Who uses marketing automation? Most marketers say yes.

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The Best Marketing Automation Software

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Top Tips for Increasing Marketing Automation ROI

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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.

Marketing Automation is More than Email

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The Importance of Marketing Automation in Your Modern Marketing Future

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We asked global experts to provide their thoughts on the future of modern marketing and several of them highlighted marketing automation as the key to success in the future. Modern marketers will focus on their conversion rates in 2016. Marketing Automation

5 Key Differences Between Email Marketing and Marketing Automation

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You begin to look at the options for marketing software, and. There are hundreds of different marketing software tools out there, most offering some variety of automation, email, and analytical functionality. With marketing automation, you get that email data plus much more.