Published By: SmartFocus
Published Date: Aug 25, 2015
Combining, streamlining and analyzing data is still the biggest single struggle for marketers. Most marketers can’t use data for simple offer based marketing, let alone sophisticated contextual marketing. Part 1 of our ‘Overcoming Marketing Challenges’ White Paper series discusses how data has become a barrier for many marketers and four data steps you can take to engage more successfully with your customers.
Published By: SmartFocus
Published Date: Aug 25, 2015
Email is a mature and relatively easy to use channel – but that still scares even the most successful marketers to deliver email campaigns that are truly successful. Part 2 of the Overcoming Marketing Challenges Series highlights areas to consider such as testing and optimization, as well as revealing the three D’s for creating a successful contextual email programme.
Published By: InsideView
Published Date: Aug 17, 2015
Creating alignment between sales and marketing can be a challenge—competing priorities, differing success measures, and even separate terminology.
We had the pleasure of hosting Forrester’s Laura Ramos, Vice President and Principal Analyst Serving B2B Marketing Professionals.
Laura charted the path to successful sales and marketing alignment and share critical steps to strengthen the partnership and increase revenue success. You will learn how sales and marketing can:
· Make revenue generation more efficient and predictable.
· Move from a relationship of open hostility to one of smooth collaboration—ultimately becoming high-performance partners.
· Work together to create lifelong customer engagement—the lifeblood of every successful company.
42% of marketers cite the lack of a content marketing strategy as their main challenge to achieving content marketing success (Ascend2 research). Our eBook will give you six best practices to develop and deploy a content marketing strategy that drives results.
Published By: Tealium
Published Date: Jun 15, 2015
Deploying digital marketing vendor ‘tags’ across a global online network can be a daunting task. Learn how Tealium helped Lenovo’s Scott W. Lee solve this complex challenge and increase operational efficiency by 75 percent. With Tealium’s market-leading tag management solution as the core of Lenovo’s global digital marketing operations, Scott’s life is a lot easier and more productive.
Marketing technology is the fuel on which modern marketing organizations run. As the marketing technology landscape rapidly expands, CMOs are desperately trying to keep up with an evolving stack. Technology is taking over marketing. Rather than detailing an exhaustive list of available technologies, this will present an overview of the current marketing technology landscape. It will include trends, challenges, and advice to marketing leaders navigating the turbulent and dynamic space.
Over the past few decades, marketing has evolved from a hunch-based and immeasurable practice to one driven by data, analytics, and software. Marketers now work with advanced software and myriad channels to identify new prospects. However, today’s marketers face new challenges. This guide will dive deep into those challenges, identify key trends, and introduce the concept of marketing intelligence.
Download a new report from Adobe and the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) to learn how you can free yourself from traditional email constraints to create more effective campaigns. Based on survey results from nearly 300 email marketers, the report explores today’s greatest challenges and winning strategies for email marketing — so you can drive true customer engagement, boost business revenue, and add more value to your organization.
Marketers need to do more with less. You need to maximize the value of every opportunity that presents itself. That is why Pluris offers the Integrated Marketing Solution, or IMSTM. Download this white paper today and learn about IMS’s complete end-to-end customer relationship marketing solution.
Storytelling has long been a staple of good brand marketing. But the concept has taken on more urgency in the digital space, where brands now have the power to engage directly with their customers through web and mobile channels.
The mandate for more sophisticated brand content has introduced a new set of challenges for online retailers—namely, how to integrate traditionally separate marketing and commerce operations to deliver a unified experience to shoppers.
The multiplication of marketing channels and devices concerning consumers has greatly increased the complexity faced by brands in their marketing efforts. This white paper aims to explain the issues, the principal attribution models used and the related challenges.
What happens when Marketing and IT unite to tackle the escalating challenges brought by today’s rapidly moving digital, social and mobile world? What kind of impact does that collaboration have on customer experience and the business as a whole?
Marketers need an attribution model that offers accuracy, transparency, and flexibility in attributing credit to the many online and offline marketing channels and campaign they fund.
This paper describes the specific challenges that marketing organizations face and the approach they need to take to improve results going forward. Identify the "buying journeys" of your customers and collect the insight needed to maximize your marketing budget.
Lead scoring is a key missing link in many B2B marketing strategies. A growing number of B2B marketers understand this vital role lead scoring plays in the marketing process. Yet they still face challenges getting started with lead scoring and learning how to generate a measureable ROI from their efforts. In this whitepaper you will learn seven foundational steps your company can take to set up a functional and cost-effective lead scoring strategy. These include understanding the fundamentals of lead scoring; learning how to identify the traits that define your ideal sales prospects; and building a system that will grow with your organization over time.
Adobe received the highest score for current digital experience (DX) delivery offerings in The Forrester Wave™: Digital Experience Delivery Platforms, Q3 2014 report. And, we’re continuing to innovate. Since the evaluation, we’ve launched several new capabilities that include richer support for mobile apps, increased usability through visual workflows, and a master marketing profile.
Read the report to see why Adobe was named a Strong Performer and to learn more about:
-The DX challenges that companies face and how they’re addressing them
-The array of tools and technologies available in digital experience delivery platforms
-The journey to unified, cross-channel digital experiences
“Strategically, Adobe differentiates with its vision of the connective tissue between its tools, and its aim for single customer profile.” – Forrester Research, Inc.
The deduplication is one of the fastest growing segments in storage. Accordingly, every vendor is telling their version of the deduplication story. With emerging technologies, it is difficult for IT managers to determine what the true IT benefits vs. marketing spin are. This brief document discusses several key areas of deduplication and uncovers six NetApp “challenges” customers should understand when evaluating HP StoreOnce Backup Systems and NetApp as their deduplication solution of choice.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Jul 24, 2014
Consumers anoint—and abandon—providers with breathtaking speed, causing seismic shifts in the market. This new era of consumers is also increasingly difficult to define, no longer neatly fitting into traditional marketing segments. With the rise of emerging markets and micro-segments, manufacturing is confronting the challenge of mass customization.
The question is not if or when but how: Customers are demanding variety, and manufacturing companies must deliver.
What’s key to making this work? Big data visibility, flexible processes, and an agile ecosystem that can move swiftly to serve an increasingly fragmenting, but exceptionally demanding consumer base.
Industrial customers use content to research and make purchasing decisions. Are you giving them the info they need? Developed by IHS GlobalSpec, this white paper explains the growing importance of using content to attract, acquire and engage engineers and technical professionals.
Content marketing positions your company as an expert, builds trust and introduces new products and services to a wider audience via webinars, technical articles, social media and more. Find out which content appeals most to technical professionals. Learn how to provide information that fulfills their needs at specific points in the buying cycle. And see examples of how and where industrial suppliers effectively use content marketing to deliver information that can help turn shoppers into buyers.
Content Marketing for Industrial Marketers also explores the challenges of producing enough of the right content, repurposing it across multiple channels and budgeting for it. Plus, it provides the steps to start dev
In this Deep Dive we will explore what sales leaders should actually be demanding from marketing automation tools. In fact, survey data paints a very compelling picture about how sales should be evaluating the impact of marketing automation on sales performance. We'll explore why sales might be resistant in the first place, and how Top Performing organizations overcome these challenges to help support the collaborative pursuit of top line revenue growth between marketing and sales.
Published By: Scripted
Published Date: Jun 03, 2014
Many businesses outsource content because they’re stretched for time. In fact, according to the Content Marketing Institute’s 2014 benchmark report, 69 percent of B2B marketers said a “lack of time” was the biggest challenge they face to date. But time isn’t the only reason why nearly 47 percent of marketers have turned to outsourcing. Here’s why the savvy ones in the business are outsourcing their content right now (and why you should be, too).
Learn about the priorities and challenges that over 200 CMOs from Fortune 500 companies around the United States are facing and see their thoughts on content marketing and the best ways to engage your customers.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: May 06, 2014
Curious about how B2B enterprise content marketing has changed in the last year, or how enterprise marketers differ from their peers overall? This report from Content Marketing Institute, MarketingProfs, and Marketo covers tactics, strategies, challenges, budgets, and tools of enterprise B2B marketers in North America.
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