Why Marketing Automation Customers are Migrating Downstream

The Point

Over at the Modern Marketing Blog , Steve Earl offers his theory as to why enterprise marketers choose to switch to a different marketing platform. In the broader market, however, our agency’s experience tells a different story.

Why Modern Marketers Must Embrace Marketing Automation

Modern Marketing

Marketing technology continues to evolve, with a new tool or platform debuting seemingly each week. With so much to do within B2B marketing — including more research, segmentation, and personalization — marketers’ available time seems to be shrinking by the minute.

Why Marketing Automation Does Not Work

NuSpark

You cannot automate a process that does not exist. In a nutshell, marketing automation often comes to a grinding halt because of the lack of people and processes to support it. And, by the way, you may find you’ve invested in the wrong marketing automation solution.

People, Process, and Technology Working Together: Keys to Marketing Automation Success

Modern Marketing

Marketing automation success comes from finding the right person to lead marketing automation through to how to get all the marketing team to adopt automation. Marketing Automation: A Three-Legged Stool. Marketing = creative.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

1How B2B Marketing. from SMB Marketing Leaders Brought to you by 2Introduction This study examined priorities, challenges, and trends for B2B marketers. The top priorities for B2B marketers this year are generating more high-quality leads and. content marketing efforts.

Marketing Automation Hacks

ANNUITAS

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? Work smarter, not harder. Here are a few marketing automation hacks you need to try: Tokens-.

How to Do a Marketing Automation Audit

Reachforce

Although you should be doing an audit of your marketing automation about every quarter or so, what better time to talk about this than at the start of a new year? Marketing Automation

Marketing Automation Hacks

ANNUITAS

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? Work smarter, not harder. Marketing Automation Platforms (MAPs) are often referred to as the “Swiss Army Knife” of technology. Modern marketers use MAPs to help streamline processes, reduce errors during production and there are a million and one hacks to make the most of this technology.

Want Better Marketing Automation Results? Think Outside the Inbox

Act-On

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.

What marketing automation tools work best for higher education?

Net-Results

Oftentimes these communications must be geared towards student classes, attributes, grades, etc, all data that can be captured in fields and stored in a marketing automation platform. The post What marketing automation tools work best for higher education?

10 Marketing Automation Trends That Will Shape 2019

KoMarketing Associates

Marketing is increasingly driven by data and technology. Nowhere is that more evident than in marketing automation. Most B2B marketers, for example, have moved beyond the simplest forms of marketing automation. Marketing has become a data wonk’s job.

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Marketing Automation Still a Work-in-Progress for Most B2B Firms

Act-On

Act-On and Econsultancy have just completed a joint study on the state of B2B marketing automation, and the conclusions that the study drew need to be understood by all B2B marketers, whether or not they are using marketing automation.

Ensuring Your Data Quality in Marketing Automation

Reachforce

When you're generating leads, working with prospects in your sales platform or CRM, and trying to close sales, understanding your customers and their customer data is essential to seal the deal. Marketing Automation

Working on Autopilot: How Marketing Automation Fuels Workplace Efficiency

Reachforce

Marketing automation tools can conquer work for you, while you focus your energy on more pressing tasks. Marketing Automation marketing automation

Are Agencies the Future of Marketing Automation?

The Point

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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8 Myths About Marketing Automation

Modern B2B Marketing

Every business eventually realizes that much of its marketing can be automated. Marketing automation is a no-brainer for big businesses, who might have hundreds of thousands of customers to interact with on a daily basis. Automated marketing is just for email.

Is Marketing Automation Right for Every Company?

The Point

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.

The Guide To Social Media Marketing Automation

Webbiquity

There are several reasons why marketers may want to partially automate their social media campaigns. First, success with social media marketing comes with frequency (plus quality). Automating social media activity certainly doesn’t mean a completely hands-off process.

3 Major Marketing Automation Misconceptions

ANNUITAS

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?”

4 Steps to Get Started with Marketing Automation

Act-On

All of that upfront work is daunting, and it can be hard to know whether you’re doing it right. 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. Are the two systems known to work well together?

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

Act-On

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.

Marketing Automation's Unhappy Users: Trouble in Paradise?

Customer Experience Matrix

As I mentioned in last week''s post , I’m writing a paper on stages of marketing automation deployment. The premise of the paper and Webinar is marketing automation has a problem: clients who don’t move beyond basic email functions are unhappy.

Why do Marketers Switch Marketing Automation Solutions?

Modern Marketing

When speaking with leading enterprise marketers who chose to re-platform, many expressed the need to change their marketing automation system due to issues with vendor support, price, performance, scalability and sometimes their own ability (or inability) to work with IT.

Are you managing your marketing automation properly?

NuSpark

That’s still the best way to generate new sales, but marketing automation has changed the way we do it. Here’s how to manage your marketing automation effectively for excellent results. Such blanket categories are no longer enough for marketing automation, however.

It’s Not You, It’s Me: 5 Signs Things Aren’t Working with Your Marketing Automation Platform

Act-On

No one wants to be in a relationship that isn’t working. And the same is true when evaluating your marketing automation platform. Let’s look at some clues that your relationship with your marketing automation (MA) platform might not be working out.

How to Add a Personal Touch to Your Marketing Automation

Act-On

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.

How Marketing Automation Technology Makes Businesses Smarter

Act-On

For years, however, marketing organizations have exhibited a similar kind of oversimplification with the time-honored practice of dividing markets into customer segments and using one-size-fits-all approaches in targeting them for marketing activities.

B2B Marketing Automation Vendor Strategies: What's Worked and What's Next

Customer Experience Matrix

I recently did a study of the strategies of B2B marketing automation vendors. Some approaches definitely had better track records than others, but it’s important to recognize that the market has changed over time, so past performance doesn’t necessarily indicate future success.

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5 Key Differences Between Email Marketing and Marketing Automation

Act-On

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.

Marketing Automation for the New Buyer’s Journey

Act-On

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.

6 Ways Marketing Automation Is Evolving for CMOs

Modern Marketing

As a CMO, your job is to be ready for every marketing development. Unfortunately, turnover for marketing jobs is increasing. One survey revealed that the average tenure of a marketing CMO is less than four years, and burnout is the number one cause.

35 Marketing Automation Stats to Make You Look Smart

Act-On

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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Email Marketing Automation Strategies to Optimize Your Marketing Funnel

SendX

One option that you may have never thought to use is email marketing automation. While there are more than a few ways to begin nurturing your leads, email automation is one that should definitely be considered. Are you curious to know exactly what email automation has to offer?

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4 Marketing Automation Must-Haves For Beginners

ANNUITAS

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.

Can you do top-of-funnel marketing automation without CRM?

Biznology

If you’re a small or medium size business selling to consumers, you probably want to both automate and personalize your marketing campaigns. The solution, of course, is marketing automation linked to your customer relationship management (CRM) software.

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B2B Marketing Automation Software for Fast Growing Companies

Act-On

As each new year approaches, marketing teams often search for ways to be more productive and successful. This means reviewing the past year’s accomplishments, identifying bad habits, and rethinking marketing processes. The first thing you can do is read our blog post from Friday for some tips on creating your 2017 marketing plan. This is where marketing automation helps. Ah, the life of today’s marketer. Is your tool built for sales or marketers?

More Than Automating Emails For Marketing Automation

ANNUITAS

If there was a Marketing Automation soiree, I’d be the host. As a marketing automation consultant and a marketing technologist at heart, I work with technology all day, every day. It’s more than automation, but how much more?