Breaking: Salesforce.com Announces the Marketing Cloud. So What is It?

Modern Marketing

The “marketing cloud”, which salesforce.com has hinted at for a while, was announced today at Dreamforce ’12. Marketers who use both Eloqua and salesforce.com will be able to enjoy an enhanced version of the social marketing cloud. Breaking: Salesforce.com Announces the Marketing Cloud. Digital Marketing b2b marketing Buddy Media CMO Eloqua Marc Benioff marketing automation Marketing Cloud Radian6 salesforce.com social marketing cloud social media marketing

Is Salesforce.com a Player in Marketing Automation Software?

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Salesforce.com is the cloud computing darling of customer relationship management (CRM) software. So, where does Salesforce.com stand as a marketing automation solution? Up front, Salesforce.com will garner appeal because the marketing app is bundled with the Sales Cloud 2 product.

Getting the Most from Salesforce.com: A Conversation with David Taber

The Point

Salesforce.com is a dominant player in the CRM category and an integral part of many companies’ lead management, database marketing, and demand generation programs.

Intuit / Salesforce.com Alliance Is No April Fool's Joke

Customer Experience Matrix

Am I the only one who missed the April 1 announcement of a strategic alliance between Salesforce.com and Intuit ? Given our industry's endless nattering about whether Salesforce.com will move into marketing automation, this should have attracted more attention (or, at least, enough attention that I would hear about it sooner than I did). Intuit has more than 4 million customers, compared with 90,000 for Salesforce.com. billion for Salesforce.com vs. $16.5

Tomorrow People Leaves Salesforce.com in Favour of Workbooks CRM

Tomorrow People

Tomorrow People has selected British Cloud CRM provider Workbooks.com to replace its Salesforce.com CRM system after two years of using the Salesforce Professional Edition.

Dreamforce 2011: Salesforce.com Talks Platforms #DF11

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this This is the moment most of the people that flock to Dreamforce each year can’t wait for: salesforce.com’s CEO and Chairman Marc Benioff ‘s keynote addresses. Salesforce.com announced that Heroku for the Enterprise packages were now available.

Review: An Admin’s Take on Salesforce.com Spring ’14

Fathom

’ With Spring ’14, salesforce.com has yet again dazzled us with a fantastic new release of salesforce1 mobile, platform, connected and social communities. The post Review: An Admin’s Take on Salesforce.com Spring ’14 appeared first on Fathom. Sales & Marketing Alignment Sales Operations CRM Salesforce.com The word on the street is ‘salesforce1!’

Best CRM for Marketing Automation: Salesforce.com, Microsoft or Oracle?

LeadSloth

If you look at Marketing Automation systems, the best supported CRM system is Salesforce.com. By the way: tomorrow I’m presenting a webinar with SalesFUSION, a Marketing Automation vendor that focuses heavily on Microsoft Dynamics CRM (but also supports Salesforce.com, of course).

Dreamforce 2011: Salesforce.com Will Leave Marketing Automation Alone. But Revenue Performance Management Might Be Another Story.

Customer Experience Matrix

I spent most of this week at Salesforce.com ’s Dreamforce conference. So I wouldn’t be surprised to see Salesforce encourage third party developers to build marketing automation systems using Salesforce's Force.com and Heroku platforms and Database.com database, or to see them encourage existing vendors to migrate to the Salesforce.com infrastructure. salesforce.com dreamforce revenue performance management enterprise software b2b marketing automation

Salesforce.com Webinar Invitation Gets It Right

The Point

There are many things that work well in the Webinar invitation below from Salesforce.com, but one of my favorite elements is the smallest: the link at the top left corner that reads: “View on a PDA.” Click and you’re linked to a hosted, plain text, narrow-column version of the same message. In a [.].

The Pond Just Got More Crowded: Google, Salesforce.com and Sequoia Invest in HubSpot

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: HubSpot announced a $32 million investment yesterday by Sequoia Partners, Google and Salesforce.com. Salesforce.com and Google announced their long-anticipated entry into the marketing automation industry, in the baby-step form of investments in HubSpot.

Marketo’s Take on Salesforce.com’s ExactTarget Acquisition

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Phil Fernandez Today, Salesforce.com announced plans to buy ExactTarget. As recently as this year, salesforce.com’s own customers have rated Marketo as the best marketing solution , continuing a five-year streak of similar affirmation from the salesforce.com customer base.

Salesforce.com Simple Stage Definitions Driven by Prospect/Client Commitment

Fathom

We recently streamlined the stage definitions of our Salesforce.com Opportunity funnel to eliminate any ambiguity across our client services, sales development, business development and inbound marketing teams. We use many sales and marketing tools to increase the productivity of our team.

Tomorrow People Leaves Salesforce.com in Favour of Workbooks CRM

Tomorrow People

Tomorrow People has selected British Cloud CRM provider Workbooks.com to replace its Salesforce.com CRM system after two years of using the Salesforce Professional Edition.

Salesforce.com and Oracle Buy Social Marketing Systems: Not the End of Marketing As We Know It

Customer Experience Matrix

Salesforce.com yesterday announced agreement to buy social media publishing vendor Buddy Media for $689 million, thereby adding another big fluffy piece to its “marketing cloud”. Just for symmetry, it’s worth pointing out that Salesforce.com acquired its own social monitoring system, Radian6 , in March 2011. Salesforce.com is another story. But Salesforce.com could close those gaps by gradually extending its existing products.

Salesforce.com Certification: it’s for Marketers, too!

Modern B2B Marketing

As a Salesforce.com user group leader, I often talk to marketers who are looking to get more and/or better data out of their Salesforce.com system. Because of this, many marketers have picked up Salesforce.com admin skills that are highly valued at their companies. .

Marketing Features in Salesforce.com Winter 10

Modern B2B Marketing

Once again Salesforce.com has delivered a great set of new features for Marketers in the Winter 10 release. This is more relevant than ever since marketers may wish to use Salesforce.com to track events like seminars that may have a registration fee.

Salesforce.com Best Practices: Thought Leadership with David Taber, Author of Salesforce.com Secrets of Success

Modern B2B Marketing

David is the author of the new Prentice-Hall book, " Salesforce.com Secrets of Success ," which covers the people, policy, and process issues surrounding effective CRM solutions. David is the CEO of SalesLogistix, a specialist Salesforce.com implementer focused on improving business processes for Sales and Marketing alignment and effectiveness. The next interview in the B2B Marketing Thought Leader interview series is with David Taber.

The Salesforce.com AppExchange – A Time Saving Resource for Marketers

Modern B2B Marketing

I had accepted this as part of the job of being a marketer, until I started using the Salesforce.com AppExchange. The Salesforce.com AppExchange is a collection of cloud computing applications, all of which are pre-integrated with Salesforce.com.

Dreamforce 2009: Engaging Effectively with Social Networks using Salesforce.com

Modern B2B Marketing

In the demo, a salesforce.com rep tweeted out about a product issue. They were then able to tweet back with a link to the solution, solving a support issue without ever leaving Salesforce.com.

B2B Lead Generation Blog: Sales Leads Via RSS via Salesforce.com

B2B Lead Generation

He writes, "I dont have to spend my day with my head buried in Salesforce.com. The idea seems to be catching on and now there are multiple sites publishing details of how to get your leads of Salesforce.com.

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Vidyard Launches Video App on Salesforce.com’s AppExchange, the World’s Leading Business Apps Marketplace

Vidyard

“Companies are looking to transform the way they connect with customers, partners and employees to thrive in the social era and mobile era,” said Leyla Seka, vice president AppExchange and Partner Operations, salesforce.com. The post Vidyard Launches Video App on Salesforce.com’s AppExchange, the World’s Leading Business Apps Marketplace appeared first on Vidyard.

How Salesforce.com Users Can Close the Gap Between Marketing and Sales

LeanData

Groove Digital Marketing: If you are an executive at a larger organization, you may be very familiar with the disconnect between sales and marketing. Marketing talks about leads and lead generation , sales tends to talk about target accounts and outreach to close those target accounts.

How Salesforce.com Users Can Close the Gap Between Marketing and Sales

LeanData

Groove Digital Marketing: If you are an executive at a larger organization, you may be very familiar with the disconnect between sales and marketing. Marketing talks about leads and lead generation , sales tends to talk about target accounts and outreach to close those target accounts.

Why this LinkedIn Ad Works: 2 Key Tips for Success

The Point

The ad below from CRM giant Salesforce.com is an exception. For many B2B Marketers, advertising on LinkedIn is becoming a demand generation staple.

Salesforce Advises Data.com Customers: Prepare Before Time Expires

InsideView

Data.com renewals officially ended on July 31. Surprised? Hopefully not. We’ve been talking about Data.com's retirement for months, encouraging you to prepare for your transition to a Data.com alternative. Now Salesforce is advising you to get ready, as well.

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Replacing Data.com Part Two: Clean Your Data

InsideView

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Nine Winning Digital Marketing Strategies From The B2B World

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Oracle Buys Eloqua: Winners and Losers for B2B Marketing Automation

Customer Experience Matrix

So that’s all fine, but what industry observers really want to know is how Salesforce.com will react. Okay, now we can talk about Salesforce.com. Yes, Salesforce.com gets to leverage those partners’ efforts, saving its own funds for other, more strategic investments.

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A Marketing Automation Evangelist and Change Management

ANNUITAS

Today we launched our latest eBook, Change Management – Staying Relevant, Predictive and Sane in the Changing Landscape of Demand Generation , a joint venture by Mathew Sweezey , author and Marketing Automation Evangelist for Salesforce.com and Carlos Hidalgo , CEO and Principal, ANNUITAS.

Replacing Data.com Part One: Assess Your Data

InsideView

You need to find a Data.com replacement soon, given that Salesforce is retiring it in just a few months. But you don’t want to rush into a decision. And you don’t want to go without data cleansing and sales intelligence. That’s a sure way to muddy up your CRM data and put a drain on […].

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Open Lounge: Day One Inspires at Dreamforce

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Three Keys to Success in Sales: A BDR Perspective

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Marketing Automation Beer Goggles: What I Think I Learned at Dreamforce

Customer Experience Matrix

I’m writing this on my way home from Dreamforce, the Salesforce.com user conference that has become the primary industry gathering for marketing automation vendors. If you’re not familiar with Salesforce.com terminology: contacts are linked to an account, while leads are not.

Replacing Data.com Part Four: Fill in Your Data Gaps

InsideView

With Salesforce no longer renewing Data.com licenses after July, hopefully you’re well into your evaluation of Data.com competitors as you search for a replacement and build your migration plan. Still need some help? That’s what this blog series is all about.

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5 Ways to Improve CRM Adoption

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Replacing Data.com Part Three: Keep Your Data Clean

InsideView

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