Does Marketing Automation Help You “Love” Customers?

Does Marketing Automation Help You “Love” Customers?

Well, for those of you who never got a St. Valentine’s Day card this month, neither did we! So print out the one above and consider you our sweetheart and close you eyes and pretend we’re hugging you! Today’s topic is an interesting one, although it should be about maintaining your editorial calendar because we’re obviously two weeks late on this one! But we digress…. […]

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Tap11′s Intelligence Helps You Tap More Out of Twitter

Tap11′s Intelligence Helps You Tap More Out of Twitter

At TWTRCON this past June, we found out about Tap11, a Twitter business intelligence platform that allows companies to track, engage, and increase their audience with great data mining, metrics & measurement, and business intelligence capabilities.  Earlier in the spring, the San Francisco based company launched with over 100 major brands and marketing firms and is VC backed.  Allinio had the privilege of asking Adam Zbar (@zman47), Tap11′s CEO, a […]

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Intense Text Analytics with Attensity

Intense Text Analytics with Attensity

While the Marketing Consilgiere was at TWTRCON last month, he paid visits to the booths of various event sponsors. One booth that really captured his attention was that of Attensity, who provides a text analytics platform that quickly and rapidly transforms unstructured data- such as in the gazillions of tweets that fly through the Twittersphere- into valuable, actionable information with unparalleled accuracy. If you go to their website […]

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Your PURLsonal Brand

Your PURLsonal Brand

The trend towards personalization in the B2C arena is gathering momentum.  This week an interesting announcement made the trade press regarding the famous brand Brooks Brothers – They are working with direct marketing company MBS to bring a unique one-to-one solution to their customers.  Using MBS’ Klondike relational database, Brooks Brothers will be able to integrate data from their call center, brick and mortar, and online efforts.   By also leveraging data […]

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The Marketing Consigliere Wordle

The Marketing Consigliere Wordle

Sometimes a frivolous thing can be fun and artful.  Here is the Wordle for the Marketing Consigliere blog.     What is interesting is that “Marketing” is the prominent word, and “Consigliere” is significantly smaller.  The Marketing Consigliere amused himself and did a Wordle generator for several Marketing “gurus” he knows and found out that their name was the dominant word.  It seems like some Marketers market […]

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Oh, Behave!

Oh, Behave!

So much flap has been in the press regarding behavioral targeting and privacy.  Most of the flap has been on the B2C side of things – which is to be expected when you are dealing with naive, impulsive consumers.  Advertising is painted as the boogeyman in this situation and vast data mining conspiracies are hinted at by those that purportedly champion individuals and freedom. Should […]

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The 20-Year Road to Net-Centric Marketing, Part II

The 20-Year Road to Net-Centric Marketing, Part II

The 20-Year Road to Net-Centric Marketing brought amusement to many readers who remember the “gold rush” of the “dot-com” era.  And the Marketing Consigliere wants to make one more observation about those seemingly long ago days. In the early nineties there was an exciting book that created much buzz in the Marketing profession:  The One to One Future: Building Relationships One Customer At A Time by Don Peppers and Martha Rogers, Ph.D. […]

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Hatching Success with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Hatching Success with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

The first Microsoft Dynamics CRM Incubation Week is being held from December 15th to 19th, 2008 at the Microsoft Technology Center in Reston, Virginia. This week-long program will include some training and several days of prototyping and development, and a presentation competition for prizes.  This event is free to enter but if selected, travel, lodging, meals, etc. are out-of-pocket for entrants.  Each team will be allowed up to three team members. Companies […]

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Don’t Let Dashboards Drive You Crazy

Don’t Let Dashboards Drive You Crazy

There are days The Marketing Consigliere  misses his Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce. Mainly when it’s sunny – not raining or snowing!  It was a 1983 beauty – no airbags, no satellite radio, no GPS, no cup holder, no back window brakelight, no heated seats, no OnStar, no theft alarm – a car from a much simpler time (Remember when gas was $1.00 per gallon?). Unlike the reputation of the […]

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Phorm an Opinion…

Phorm an Opinion…

Across the pond there has been a storm brewing over privacy and advertising. The largest Internet Service Providers in the United Kingdom – BT, Virgin Media and Carphone Warehouse’s TalkTalk, recently teamed up with Phorm, an ad serving company. In this unusual move, ISPs, which have been traditionally “neutral” to end users web surfing habits, now have an opportunity to cash in by “knowing” what their customers do. So by providing […]

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