SocialToaster – Best Thing Since Sliced Bread!

SocialToaster – Best Thing Since Sliced Bread!

From time to time, Allinio has blogged about startup companies in the Marketing technology space, asking the same five basic questions for a founder or other executive to answer. This time is a little different. We’re talking to another interesting company, SocialToaster, and its Founder and CEO, Brian Razzaque (@razzaque). But not only as an interviewer… SocialToaster has a unique story in the Marketing Automation space. Its platform leverages the […]

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Allinio’s Marketing Automation Commericial: A Star is Born (Or Boring?)

Allinio’s Marketing Automation Commericial: A Star is Born (Or Boring?)

Allinio’s President, Joe Zuccaro (@joezuc), will be speaking at an SMEI event on April 10th. SMEI asked him to help make a commercial to promote the event; the professional team of Coyle Studios in Baltimore helped alleviate Joe’s stage fright and did a great job directing him and editing out his bloopers (there were many).  Here is what they produced.  The real star of the show is not Joe but Zachary Arellano, […]

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Separating the Search “Expert” Wheat from the Chaff

Separating the Search “Expert” Wheat from the Chaff

Creative Commons by FeatheredTar Allinio is not nor has it ever purported to be a search “expert.”  We farm out that skill and spend a lot of time vetting the charlatans, pretenders and buffoons that claim to be SEO and/or SEM (or PPC) “gurus.”   As in any hierarchy of talent, there are few at the top and a lot of sloppy wannabes at the bottom. […]

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Marketing Automation Professionals of the World, Unite!

Marketing Automation Professionals of the World, Unite!

Know anyone else pulling their hair out over their Marketing Automation platform?  Are your pupils dialating and your heart stopping  over the thought of the mountain of content that you have to create?    Well, here on the East Coast we’re trying to do something about it… Now there are several of other national organizations that are fantastic professional development resources for the Marketing Automation […]

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Holiday Carol: Down Thru’ The Funnel

Holiday Carol: Down Thru’ The Funnel

Creative Commons by Jim, the Photographer   Sung to the tune of “Up On The Housetop“ You get the prospect to opt-in, So you’ll commit no spamming sin, Send them an invite from afar To attend your webinar! Drip, drip, drip! Ask for their zip! Clicks, clicks, clicks! Analytics! Out from your email, Slick, slick, slick, Down thru’ the funnel Comes revenue thick! White papers flying […]

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Holiday Carol: Here We Come A-Nurturing

Holiday Carol: Here We Come A-Nurturing

Creative Commons by Accidental Hedonist Once again, we are posting holiday carols for the tech/marketing/social crowd. With such hits as Carol of the Marketing Metrics, Get Yourself Marketing Automation, The Twelve Days of Foursquare,  O Little Town of Twitterville, Talking In A Mobile Wonderland, S-E-O, S-E-O, S-E-O!, and Eloqua Fideles, we are continuing this tradition into its third year with some lyrics that will hopefully put a smile on your weary […]

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5 Signs Zombies Are In Your Marketing Department

5 Signs Zombies Are In Your Marketing Department

Creative Commons by Abode of Chaos With Halloween right around corner and before the zombies break down our doors, we wanted to get this urgent message out to all our Marketing comrades. There are already zombies among us and there’s not much time left before the full-blown zombie apocalypse.  Here’s how to tell if they’ve already infiltrated your Marketing and Sales organization… 1.  They insist on […]

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Marketo’s Spark Should Light a Fire for SMBs

Marketo’s Spark Should Light a Fire for SMBs

Yesterday Marketo announced a new service offering for the SMB market called Spark.   Spark will allow SMB users to create and launch email campaigns, hold webinars, and even monitor and participate in social media conversations.  Additionally, it gives a real time window into campaigns and allows measurement of each segment of an SMB’s marketing mix efforts within each campaign. Marketo’s announcement of a SMB app is a […]

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Il Sottovoce – The Whisper – XXXI

Il Sottovoce – The Whisper – XXXI

L’occhio del padrone ingrassa il cavallo. A business thrives when the owner keeps his eye on it.

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MMI Can Give You a Marketing Automation “Edge”

MMI Can Give You a Marketing Automation “Edge”

We visited MMI Solutions, a small but promising Marketing Automation company in outside New York City.  They already have some top-notch customers like Kodak, Canon, and Expedia that have used their tool, MMI Edge. MMI Edge is designed with features allowing for cross media marketing at the highest levels, including the creation, tracking and reporting of PURLs (Personalized URLs), QR codes, web activity, e-newsletters, e-mails, and web to print.  The […]

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