Tag Archives: Marketing Automation

marketing automation mistakes

Top 10 Marketing Automation Mistakes

It’s well documented that, of the companies who invest in marketing automation, many fail to achieve maximum return from that investment, or even utilize marketing automation technology to its full capacity. Many of the pitfalls that cause the returns on marketing automation to fall short can be distilled into a… Read More

Measuring Lead Nurturing Effectiveness

Measure Your Way to Lead Nurturing Success

Demand Gen Report just published “Top B2B Marketers Measure Lead Nurturing Effectiveness to Boost Performance,” a special report in which they address the whys, whats, and how tos of measuring lead nurturing’s true impact. You can download a free copy of the report here. According to Demand Gen Report’s own… Read More

BDR campaigns

Step Away from the Email Software and No-One Gets Hurt

Marketing technology is a dangerous weapon in the wrong hands, and nowhere is this more evident than in the recent surge of interest in automating BDR campaigns and other sales communication. In both technology (see companies like InsideSales.com, ToutApp, and others) and application, sales enablement is a hot topic in… Read More

marketing automation buyers guide

The One Marketing Automation Guide You’ll Ever Need?

Research company TrustRadius just published their new edition of the “Buyer’s Guide to Marketing Automation Software,” and it’s a doozy. Let’s face it, most martech “guides” are written by, well, marketers, and are either sponsored by or authored by the technology vendors themselves, so the content needs to be read… Read More

Please Don’t Let Your Sales Reps Nurture Leads

Bear with me as I relate a quick story about lead nurturing: A few months back I became a sales lead. I sent an email to a marketing technology firm, one with whom I was vaguely familiar, about a client campaign for which I thought their technology might be useful…. Read More

marketing automation maturity

Infographic: The State of Marketing Automation Maturity

Are most B2B companies getting maximum value from their investment in marketing automation? A recent industry survey by Spear Marketing Group suggests: no. As the infographic below illustrates, results from the survey suggest that, while the typical marketing automation user makes full use of some functionality, many more are failing… 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