Marketing automation News
August 29, 2016
This month's channel news quiz focuses on market research developments, regulatory compliance, automation trends, cloud computing and channel partnering strategy.
May 31, 2016
The pending sale of Marketo to a private equity firm, the latest in a series of marketing automation deals, could generate more services business for partners.
April 07, 2016
Riverbed took the wraps off a multicomponent channel marketing program that includes marketing value proposition development, localization and marketing automation.
March 11, 2016
Intermedia arms partners with a free marketing automation platform and new Intermedia University courses to boost sales; more IT channel news from the week.
Marketing automation Get Started
Bring yourself up to speed with our introductory content
Programmatic marketing is best defined in two parts. In this case, 'programmatic' refers to a non-human decision-making process that can be initiated in real time. Continue Reading
If you're looking for marketing automation software, go beyond the basic features and consider new capabilities for mobile, location-based services, omnichannel and more. Continue Reading
Closed loop reporting (CLR) is a system in which data and information collected by marketing and sales professionals is made available to both teams. Continue Reading
Evaluate Marketing automation Vendors & Products
Weigh the pros and cons of technologies, products and projects you are considering.
With nearly 7,000 martech tools available, narrowing the choices to the few apps you need for marketing automation can be daunting. Here's advice from the pros. Continue Reading
The Salesforce certification list seems long and complicated. But it's not -- if you break it down into tracks and look at salary data for ROI on training. Continue Reading
Gone are the days when reps wade through white noise to find prospective buyers. Lattice identifies buying signals and customers. Continue Reading
Manage Marketing automation
Learn to apply best practices and optimize your operations.
Finding the right balance between marketing automation tools and personnel can be tricky, especially with so many options popping up. Here's how to do it correctly. Continue Reading
Artificial Intelligence allows companies to automate some tasks and will lead to changes in the job market. But people plus smart machines creates better outcomes than either alone. Continue Reading
Salesforce marketing automation is helping companies make communications less brute force, more personalized. But there are still kinks in the chain. Continue Reading
Problem Solve Marketing automation Issues
We’ve gathered up expert advice and tips from professionals like you so that the answers you need are always available.
To succeed in today’s retail market, organizations need to really understand their consumers -- their buying habits, their interactions and their desires. So they’ve turned to new developments such as marketing automation systems and beacon technologies to do just that.
In this three-part guide, SearchCRM contributors outline the ways in which businesses are using products such as Apple’s iBeacon to learn everything they can about their consumers -- and their buying habits. First, Lauren Horwitz, executive editor for SearchCRM, talks to a variety of companies that are using technology to help break down the data silos that are blocking a full view of their customers. Next, Tim Ehrens, SearchCRM’s site editor, offers up a detailed look at beacon technology -- as well as the privacy concerns keeping some organizations away. Language-learning software vendor Rosetta Stone is using it to show the way to interested buyers. Consultant Steve Robins closes the guide with his take on how marketing automation. They can lead to more business, he says, if used correctly. Continue Reading
To get the most from marketing automation tools, there's some not-so-automated work to do before, during and after deployment. Continue Reading
With lead generation software available, there's no excuse for sending lame leads to sales. But lead gen needs sales and marketing on the same page. Continue Reading