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Imagine this: your B2B marketing and sales teams are working together, winning together, and selling more effectively than ever. Marketing sets sales up for the win and sales swiftly closes each deal with ease. Together, you step into each deal as the formidable opponent to beat, a force to be reckoned with.
Sounds like a great place to be, right? Great news: the technology to unite these two teams has arrived. Meet Pardot, B2B Marketing Automation by Salesforce.
Join us as Phil Simpson, Pardot Sales Manager, and Dustin Tattoli, Digital Marketing Specialist-Integrated Project Management Company, Inc., as they give us an inside look at how Pardot can help align your marketing and sales teams by:
- Providing the insight sales needs to lead the conversation
- Allowing marketing to effortlessly nurture leads to a sales-ready state
- Identifying target buyers and key stakeholders, and more.
More than half of all programmatic display dollars are expected to go to mobile this year. However, a few myths regarding mobile continue to persist and are keeping brand advertisers from taking a more holistic approach to their marketing. With the explosion of mobile, it is imperative that marketers better understand how they can activate the vast amount of consumer data already at their fingertips to more effectively allocate their marketing spend and maximize returns.
In this webinar, experts from TUNE and AOL will arm you with critical insights on the next generation of mobile marketing. Kelly Mullins of TUNE will discuss how the data sitting inside your app can be used to create targetable audience segments and power highly effective mobile programmatic campaigns. Michael Brooks of AOL will dive into the best practices of using this data to achieve marketing goals across all screens.
When asked about their buying processes, 65% of respondents to an IDC research study agreed that “we usually engage a vendor sales professional only when we have made a purchase decision.”
Well, that complicates things. B2B marketing and sales teams are always searching for new ways to connect with customers. How can they work together to influence a buyer journey where the prospect is in the driver’s seat? Join us for an upcoming webinar as Michael Fauscette, Group Vice President, Software Business Solutions, IDC, debuts brand new research on what buyers expect from their vendors, including:
- When, why, and through what channels a buyer engages during their self-defined journey
- Obstacles buyers encounter when making “good” purchasing decisions during the research and decision phases of the buyer’s journey
- How marketing and sales can influence the buyer’s journey from the very early stages of engagement
The desire to have an accurate and complete view of an individual customer is not new for marketers. Ever since marketers were first able to access data about a customer, there has been the desire to understand what makes a customer buy. In a recent CMO Council study, only 20 percent of marketers said they had a comprehensive view of customer touchpoints and engagements, and only 7 percent felt they had a single version of customer truth.
So why is it—when marketing admits that the ability to deliver data-led, personalized, customer-centric experiences across channels, in-real-time and at scale is critical to their business—that we are still struggling to obtain this 360-degree view of our customers? According to 30 percent of marketers, it is because the data that could create this unified view is trapped in silos across the organization.
While the industry talks about CMOs needing to transform into everything from customer officers and marketing technology officers to revenue officers and beyond, one functional requirement stands at the center of marketing’s ability to truly accelerate in this customer-focused, digital age: silo busting. As the chief silo buster, marketing leadership finds itself needing to work with cross-functional teams, in partnership with IT, to aggregate and manage customer data to create a single vision of the customer that can not only integrate from across the organization, but also be shared with all parts of the company.
The CMO Council, in partnership with Trillium, will host an interactive, one-hour webcast to discuss the key challenges and concerns marketers are facing when it comes to silo busting. Through conversations with brand experts, we will explore how marketing can accelerate their strategies through more effective and efficient engagements, campaigns and operations while also learning more about their customers and building customer loyalty.
To win in today’s complex, noisy selling environment, you need marketing and sales to rally around the same goal: engaging customers. While it seems simple, more often than not these teams aren’t playing by the same rules. Join us as we dive into how you can referee the following common marketing and sales scuffles:
- Countless dead-end calls: your sales reps complain that all the leads sent over by marketing are a waste of their time
- Operating in the dark: marketing doesn’t know what happens to their leads, and sales doesn’t know where to start their conversations — how can either expect to deliver a personalized customer experience?
- Reps gone rogue: your marketing team is concerned about the content of messages that sales is sending to prospects
Tune in on April 21st, as Bob Kelly, Founder & Chairman - Sales Management Association, and Katie Doyle, Product Marketing Director - Pardot, walk through how to address these scenarios and eliminate common roadblocks on the path to becoming a sales and marketing super team.
The lure of data-led tactics for web re-targeting and advanced customer experience applications is intoxicating for marketers, particularly when customers demand relevance and reward personalization with increased frequency and volume of purchase. But while this age of data-led marketing has opened up a world of possibility for engagement, personalization and real-time, one-to-one experiences, it has also prompted customers to grab indelible paint to draw the “creepy line”—that point at which knowing the customer turns from creating a relevant experience to exhibiting stalker-like behavior. The magic for marketers is not just understanding their customers, but understanding where that line in experience has been drawn…and knowing that while there are universal truths to engagement, the repercussions of crossing the creepy line can be detrimental to a customer’s desire to engage with a brand.
To address where and how marketers must engage and interact in a customer-defined scope of individualization and personalization, the CMO Council, in partnership with Teradata, will host a one-hour webcast to kick off the discussion around just how close we can and should get to the creepy line. Joining the conversation will be brand leaders who have made strides in driving relevant experiences that add value to the customer’s journey, in addition to customer intelligence experts to share key trends, mandates and best practices in moving beyond mass personalization to achieve true individualization.
Companies that have a solid marketing and sales team alliance to leverage in go-to-market efforts have a great advantage. Shared insight into how campaigns are performing, identification of content that is relevant to your audience, and marketing and sales messaging alignment are paramount in supporting this advantage.
Join Phil Simpson, Sales Manager with Pardot, in this upcoming webinar as he walks us through a short demo and takes a look at how Pardot marketing automation can support your marketing and sales team alliance efforts with valuable shared insight into campaign management, lead gen efforts, ROI and more!
The Modern Marketing Experience offers an unprecedented opportunity to gain insights at a single premier event presented by Oracle. Experts in marketing automation, social marketing, content marketing, and big data will present you with the strategies and tactics you need to make modern marketing succeed in your organization. Engage with BrightTALK at MME15!
Early on expectations from B2B buyers in their journey set the stage for marketing and sales to work together. As leads flow in, an agreed-upon plan and process should be in place for lead identification, distribution and follow-up. This optimized plan and process can make a huge difference between smooth sailing or rough seas in the next steps of the journey for the marketing and sales teams and most importantly, the buyer.
So, what does this process look like, and how can an optimized lead process affect not only the quality of the buyer's journey, but opportunity generation? Join Isaac Payne, Marketing Operations Specialist, and Ali Gooch, Sr. Sales Manager-both of Pardot, as they explore and give us tips on how we can get the most out of an optimized lead process.
John Koetsier: VP Research; VentureBeat
Kristina Wallender: VP Marketing; Ticketfly
Kelly Seelig: Head of Marketing & Communications; Blue Jeans Network
Allyson Campa: VP of Marketing; Dot & Bo
In a 2,000-product marketing technology ecosystem, marketing clouds attempt to bring all the functionality you need into one place, in one system of record, with one unified profile of your customers, and one unified, simple user interface to control it all.
At least, that’s the theory. To find and report the reality, we surveyed 1,483 marketing technologists, studied marketing cloud penetration data on 10s of millions of websites, combed through vendor financials, conducted more than 20 personal interviews, collected over 150 feature and functionality data points on 19 vendors, and gathered and analyzed revenue share statistics for key vendors.
Our webinar will be a condensed overview of our VB Insight Marketing Clouds report, which covered:
- What is a marketing cloud, anyways?
- Features of marketing clouds (plus: most used, least used)
- Marketing cloud penetration data, including who is using them
- The 5 different kinds of marketing clouds
- Our scoring matrix
- Vendors’ scores on 12 different categories
- VB’s “best bet” marketing clouds for enterprise, midmarket, small companies, and startups
- What existing marketing cloud clients say about what ROI they’re getting, what effect having a marketing cloud has had on their marketing, how long they took to research marketing clouds, how long it took to set up their marketing clouds, how much they intend to invest next year.
Join DemandGen for an exclusive “State of the Union” address on the Oracle Marketing Cloud from special guest Kevin Akeroyd, general manager and senior vice president for Oracle Marketing Cloud. Coinciding with Oracle’s first ever Modern Marketing Experience (taking place the following week in Las Vegas), David will ask Kevin to share his insights on what attendees can expect at the show -- including the future of Eloqua and Responsys, Oracle’s flagship B2B and B2C marketing automation systems.
2015 is the year of customer experience. If by now you are not offering your customers a highly personalised and targeted experience then you can be sure your competitors are.
Whether you are just starting out with customer segmentation, or you need some fresh ideas for increased targeting this is a must attend webinar. Pure360 Account Manager, Lauren Hudson, will talk you through six segmentation strategies that will help you to offer the best customer experience possible, in turn significantly increasing your email ROI.
By attending this webinar you will:
- Learn six key segmentation strategies that will improve your ROI
- View up to the minute big brand segmentation case studies
- Understand why segmentation should form a key part of your email strategy moving forwards
This webinar will be presented by Grant Johnson, VP of Strategy at ClickMail and Brian Steacy, Regional Director at Adestra. Grant and Brian will look at these two key marketing tactics and explain how they can form the basis of a successful marketing program.
You’ll learn more about:
The importance of email marketing
How to make sure your emails get in your subscribers inboxes
Ways to grab the attention of your recipients
The growing influence of content marketing
How to build content that engages your audience
Testing to optimize your customer journeys
Stewart Rogers: Director, Marketing Technology; VB Insight
Tia Newcomer: Vice President, Marketing; Cord Blood Registry
Ryan Steingard: Director, Retention Marketing; Zulily
A complete report on the current state of cost, payback and return within marketing technology.
In this edition of the State of Marketing Technology, we look at the total cost of ownership across the most popular martech categories and show the ROI attributable to each of them.
Which categories and tools provide the biggest return, and which are a waste of money?
Which are the most expensive to own?
Which tools might be best suited to your size of organization, and which should you discount from your selection criteria?
And how do ROI levels change during different stages of marketing and sales?
We also look at different approaches to marketing technology management, including insights on the shift from on-premise to cloud-based solutions, and uncover the reality of how many marketing technology projects fail to return on their investment.
From Insight to Action - Predictive and Prescriptive Analytics from IBM
Predictive analytics has become an imperative for organizations as they strive to incorporate data-driven decision making into their processes by understanding potential future outcomes. Prescriptive analytics can then build on this foundation by answering the eternal question "What should we do about this?"
Attend this webinar to learn how IBM SPSS Predictive Analytics can help you uncover patterns and trends in your data and how IBM Decision Optimization can be leveraged to incorporate those insights into optimal decisions. See how IBM analytics lets your understand your data with ease and speed and translate that understanding into value.
Analyst: John Cifuentes, Research Analyst, VB Insight
Bobby Uhlenbrock, CTO, Everything But The House
More panelists to be announced
Moderator: Wendy Schuchart, Analyst, VentureBeat
This webinar will be based on John Cifuentes' VB Insight report, which will be published in May 2015.
Total review of existing stand-alone email marketing systems
Which solutions are easiest to use
Which solutions result in the largest and quickest payback
Which solutions have the largest market share
Which solutions are best suited for your email marketing needs
Where email marketing solutions are headed next
Check out VB Insight to access Jon's Email Marketing report, and to access the latest research on Marketing Technology: http://insight.venturebeat.com
Whether you are thinking of getting started with email automation or looking to step up your existing email automation this session guides you through everything you should know to creating a successful automation strategy.
· Why automation projects fail and avoiding the pitfalls
· Picking perfect triggers
· Mapping content with the decision funnel
· When and how to use lead scoring
· Three proven trigger campaigns
It's no secret that inbound marketing is changing the way companies market both their products and services. Marketers who have successfully created inbound funnels have seen huge growth in both their traffic and leads. This has helped them outpace their competitors who continue to use a marketing playbook that's clearly broken.
In this presentation we will cover how inbound marketing can help you create a world class funnel, one that generates enormous growth for your company and leaves your competitors miles behind.
If you are thinking of upgrading or migrating your marketing automation platform then this is a must see webinar. Join us as we cut through the sales decks and marketing chatter to review five tools through the unbiased eyes of a super user that has been using each of these platforms for the past ten years.
Both strong and weak points of each platform will be shown for:
- Ease of use (Emails/Forms/Landing Page deployment)
- Campaign Automation (Lead Nurturing)
- Account Management
Finally examples will be provided from personal experience of companies that have chosen the right tool for the job and companies that that have chosen the wrong tool and yet continually attempted to correct their decision through such heavy customization that could have been avoided had they chosen the right platform.
After watching this webinar you will be in a better position to evaluate your next steps.
As marketers, we’re trained to think creatively: who is our target audience and how can we reach them? How can we communicate with prospects in new and exciting ways? But, sometimes it’s easy to forget that marketing’s most important customer is sitting right under the same roof, and likely, within earshot: your sales team.
It may be fairly new terminology for many marketers, but ‘sales enablement’ is about to become one of the most crucial elements of B2B marketing — and businesses that don’t make it a priority are bound to fall behind.
Join us on June 18th, as Maureen Flaherty, Email Marketing & Campaign Specialist-Pardot, breaks down the five essentials of sales enablement that every B2B marketer needs to understand. Attendees will learn:
- how technology can allow for seamless communication and alignment across teams
- how to enable reps with the right campaigns and content to close deals faster
- how to establish an effective lead flow plan, to get the right leads to sales at the right time
A case study on how Basware has combined content management, marketing automation and demand generation disciplines in the early stages of the buying cycle to increase engagement via personalised content, generate more quality leads and drive sales pipeline.