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 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.

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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-.

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.

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.

Improving Business Productivity with Marketing Automation

Webbiquity

Marketers have access to a wide variety of business productivity tools to help them simplify their day-to-day tasks. But the vast array of marketing tools available doesn’t necessarily make their work any easier. This is where marketing automation comes in.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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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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.

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?

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.

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 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.

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.

Report: 57% of Marketers Want to Improve Campaign Effectiveness through Marketing Automation Integration

KoMarketing Associates

As marketers start to develop marketing automation integration strategies, they are doing so with specific objectives in mind, according to a new report. About 53% want to improve marketing and sales alignment, while 49% want to improve quality lead generation.

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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.

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.

Top 10 marketing automation tools every marketer must have

ClickZ

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are playing a significant part in bolstering marketing automation technology and helping to drive adoption of the technology among companies. How can marketers free up their time to focus on more important aspects, do you ask?

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8 Myths About Marketing Automation

Marketo

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

Marketing Automation Simplified [Slide Deck]

Modern Marketing

by Eloqua | Tweet this Looking for more information about marketing automation, but afraid to ask? Calm your marketing chaos! Marketing Automation Simplified from Eloqua.

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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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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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?

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

Marketing Automation Systems are on the Rise

Webbiquity

Two common business terms combined describe the an increasingly popular outreach tool: marketing automation. According to marketing research firm Raab Associates , the marketing automation system industry will reach $750 million in 2013, growing 50 percent from 2012.

Nine marketing automation strategies to win the war for ecommerce

ClickZ

To build better customer relationships and synchronize all marketing channels, you need a workflow as smooth as marketing automation. One of the biggest ecommerce pain points is to handle all the stock efficiently and organize your marketing chores accordingly.

5 Big Trends in Marketing Automation

Sharpspring

Over the past few years, marketing automation has become a standard technology for online businesses, and it’s only getting more popular. Industry revenue is growing by more than 30% every year: Adoption is growing, but the state of marketing automation is also evolving.

6 Workflows for Email Marketing Automation to Boost Your Business

Biznology

Email marketing automation is when you set up for your business automated emails and drip campaigns that will go out to your clients when they take certain actions in regards to your business. Here are 6 different types of workflow that you can automate for your success.

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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.