The Point

Content Selling: How Sales Can Better Leverage Marketing Content

The Point

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Daniel Chalef, CEO of KnowledgeTree , developers of an intriguing new solution, built for both Salesforce.com and mobile (iOS), that enables sales teams to instantly find, surface, and present the ideal content in any selling situation.

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Why is Inside Sales So Scared of Lead Nurturing?

The Point

The campaign is initiated when a contact is “added” to the campaign via a simple command within the client’s CRM, Salesforce.com.

Trending Sources

5 Common Content Syndication Mistakes

The Point

If you offer a white paper on “Salesforce.com Success Tips” you’ll attract users of Salesforce.com. Though it predates what we think of today as “content marketing,” content syndication is still a cornerstone of many B2B companies’ demand generation strategies.

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Research Report: Lead Gen Not as Easy as Marketers Think

The Point

I just returned from a few days at Dreamforce in San Francisco, the annual circus-slash-conference hosted by CRM leader Salesforce.com, and was struck by the wave of technologies on display that centered on analytics.

Salesforce “State of Marketing” Report: Better Happy Than Good

The Point

Salesforce has released their “ 2016 State of Marketing Report ”, a massive 70-page tome and the result of surveying nearly 4,000 marketing executives worldwide.

Segmentation, Social Media Drive Lead Nurturing Success for iDirect

The Point

First, the company invested in Marketo , a leading marketing automation platform that integrated well with the company’s CRM system, Salesforce.com. When marketers embark on a formal lead nurturing strategy, opportunities for process improvement can arise in unexpected ways.

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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.

Animoto: Easy, Cost-Effective Video Content to Go

The Point

At a recent marketing conference I attended, an exec from CRM giant Salesforce.com tagged video as far and away their heaviest focus for new marketing investment, but not all of us have the same kind of marketing spend at our disposal. Good video content engages customers and prospects like no white paper or webinar can. Videos are easily accessible at any time, from any place, and adapt readily to mobile devices.

Radian6 Email Campaign Hits the Mark

The Point

There’s a lot to like about the email below received last week from Radian6 , makers of social media monitoring tools (and recently acquired by Salesforce.com.)

Top 10 Posts on B2B Lead Gen for 2010

The Point

Salesforce.com Webinar Invitation Gets It Right. Getting the Most from Salesforce.com: A Conversation with David Taber. Without further ado, here are the top 10 most popular blog posts from our blog, “ The Point ” in 2010 (as measured by page views).

Take a Sales Guy to Lunch: Bridging the Sales & Marketing Divide

The Point

BAS) I think the marketing systems are maturing and becoming more easily integrated into leading CRM packages like Salesforce.com and Oracle CRM On Demand. Tags: Marketing Automation barbara angius saxby CRM eloqua marketo salesforce.com.It’s no secret that I am a fervent evangelist for marketing automation, and at our agency we see the real-life benefits every day in the form of clients generating higher conversion rates, more qualified leads, and shorter sales cycles.

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

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.

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.

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.

Salesforce.com Announces Site.com Web Site Management: Will Marketing Automation Features Follow?

Customer Experience Matrix

Salesforce.com yesterday announced the launch of Site.com , an enterprise-class Web site management system. The news didn’t seem to get much attention, perhaps because Salesforce.com itself pretty much buried it. But Salesforce.com VP of Product Management Anshu Sharma did post a detailed explanation of the rationale on a Salesforce.com blog. That’s the first Salesforce.com reference I can find to a “digital marketing platform”.

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

Is Salesforce.com a Player in Marketing Automation Software?

Webbiquity

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.

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

Nine Winning Digital Marketing Strategies From The B2B World

Webbiquity

Marketing Strategy Mobile Marketing Social Media Marketing Video Marketing B2B digital marketing strategies b2b video marketing Cheryl Joy Cisco Crazy Egg GE Gigamon Juniper Networks MailChimp Mark DiCristina Microsoft National Geographic Salesforce.com Time Warner Cable Business Class

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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!’

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Why Change Management Comes into Play in B2B Marketing

ANNUITAS

This week is Dreamforce14 , the Salesforce.com mega-event that takes over half of San Francisco. I revisited a recent ANNUITAS eBook, Change Management – Staying Relevant, Productive and Sane in the Changing Landscape of Demand Generation, co-produced with Mathew Sweezey from Salesforce.com and pulled out two big barriers to change: Lack of Leadership: Change needs to come from the top, and be demonstrated by example. There’s no better time to be a B2B marketer – we know that.

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.

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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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.

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.

Open Lounge: Day One Inspires at Dreamforce

Sales Intelligence View

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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.

20 Experts, 1 Awesome Resource: The Social Media ProBook

Modern Marketing

by Joe Chernov | Tweet this You may have noticed that over the past month or so, several influential social media professionals changed their profile pictures to funky avatars of themselves.

Industrial Email Marketing for Manufacturers, Distributors and Engineering Companies

Industrial Marketing Today

Here are some stats from the 2016 State of Marketing Report from Salesforce.com. Industrial email marketing is alive and well in 2017 despite what you may heard or read to the contrary. To quote Mark Twain with a slight modification, “The reports of my its death have been greatly exaggerated.”

Marketing Automation News from Dreamforce: B2B More Integrated, B2C Stays Separate

Customer Experience Matrix

I spent the early part of this week at Salesforce.com ’s annual Dreamforce conference. app exchange customer data management dreamforce exacttarget marketing automation marketing software trends pardot predictive modeling salesforce.com Here are my observations. The big news was for geeks. The main theme of the conference was Salesforce1, a new set of technologies that make it vastly easier to deliver and integrate mobile versions of Salesforce-based applications.

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The Cloud Must Go On – How to Catalyze a PR Win into Revenue with Marketing

Modern B2B Marketing

More than 40K attend this software technology conference, and many expect to hear each year from Marc Benioff, CEO and chairman of salesforce.com. But the PR team exponentially multiplied the incident’s value to salesforce.com. Social media is how salesforce.com made everything happen.

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My online influencer research and engagement process

Biznology

Gerris Corp , the latest iteration of my career, is a hybrid of personal billable hours and a collaboration with partners, professionals, and a global, decentralized staff. At least, right now, it’s a one man band.

Forbes Insights: Value First

The ROI Guy

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8 Key Business Takeaways From Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer

Modern Marketing

Expected to draw a whopping 135,000 attendees, the Salesforce.com annual annual event is focused on cloud, mobile, social, and connectivity. by Lauren Harper | Tweet this This week Dreamforce 2013 is bringing buzz and excitement to the city of San Francisco.

Buying B2B Email Marketing Lists: Challenges and Recommendations

Digital B2B Marketing

Your Turn Will inbound marketing erode list buying, or will companies like Data.com (formerly JigSaw, now part of SalesForce.com) integrate data purchases into B2B sales and marketing operations and make them a key part of day-to-day activity? Buying email marketing lists.

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9 Criteria for Selecting a Social Media Monitoring Tool

Webbiquity

Salesforce.com ), marketing automation tools and web analytics packages. Social Media Marketing Alterian SM2 analytics Beevolve BP social media failure Buzzlogic Cision Converseon free social media monitoring tools HubSpot Jive Klout Lithium OneRiot Radian6 realtime alerts Salesforce.com Scout Labs social media monitoring tools social monitoring tools Socialmention SproutSocial Sysomos Topsy Trackur UberVU Vosuc workflow

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4 Types of Metrics Every Sales & Marketing Team Should Use

Fathom

Visit Fathom’s sister site SalesQuants for more Salesforce.com and sales acceleration resources. Analytics / Big Data Sales & Marketing Alignment Sales Operations Analytics marketing revenue salesforce Salesforce.com

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.

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).