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Sirius Decisions 2015 Summit

4 Key Takeaways from the 2015 SiriusDecisions Summit

More than 2,300 marketers, including this writer, gathered in Nashville this past week for SiriusDecisions’ annual confab on all things marketing. Amongst the usual parade of waterfalls, models, and frameworks (all SiriusDecisions’ stock in trade) were some consistent themes highlighting the direction that B2B demand generation – or demand creation,… Read More

marketing automation maturity

Survey: Marketing Automation Users Score a “C” in Maturity

Spear Marketing Group has published an informative report detailing results of a survey designed to gauge the maturity of marketing automation deployments within the B2B community. The survey asked marketing operations managers and other B2B marketing executives to rank their current deployment of marketing automation software in 33 separate categories… Read More

Inside Sales & Lead Nurturing

Why is Inside Sales So Scared of Lead Nurturing?

Recent studies tell us that while the adoption of marketing automation technology continues to gain momentum, fewer than 20 percent of marketing executives say that they are fully integrating the technology into their current sales and marketing initiatives. One of the reasons for this under-utilization, and the inability of some… Read More

Taking Stock of Your Lead Management Process: 5 Key Questions

Key to designing an effective lead nurturing program is taking stock of your current lead management process. By asking the right questions, you’ll not only uncover additional opportunities for improvement, but the information will play a key role in defining critical issues of workflow – for example: segmentation, frequency, and… Read More

Ego Bidding: Why Paying for #1 Position on Google Costs You More Than You Think

In the process of managing search marketing campaigns for clients, we occasionally run into situations where client management is dictating that their company “own” certain key search terms on Google. Additionally, if that domination can’t quickly or easily be achieved through organic means (via Search Engine Optimization), then at minimum… Read More

Top 10 Tips for Better Email Templates

The success of an email campaign depends on a number of variables, chief amongst them the quality of your list and the attractiveness of the offer. But one other element plays a key role even before you write one word of copy: the design template. The growing adoption of marketing… Read More