Getting The Military to Be More Data Driven

Getting The Military to Be More Data Driven

Today a brief but interesting report on Fox News called “US Military Teams Up with Silicon Valley to Revolutionize the Battlefield” is a great example of a military organization trying to find better ways to gather, store, analyze, share and act upon data. The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUX), which is “non-dilutive” venture arm of the Department of Defense, fosters collaboration between the Armed Forces […]

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Salesforce Makes a Great Catch with Pardot

Salesforce Makes a Great Catch with Pardot

In October of 2012, email service provider ExactTarget announced the acquisition of Marketing Automation vendor Pardot for $95 Million.  Now, less than a year later, Salesforce annnounced the acquisition of ExactTarget for $2.5 Billion, outdoing Oracle‘s $871 Million acquisition of Marketing Automation vendor Eloqua, which had just IPO’d that August.  And let’s not forget Marketo, which recently IPO’d and as  of today has a market capitalization of $780+ Million.  What does this mean/what might […]

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FatStax is Phat for Marketing Automation

FatStax is Phat for Marketing Automation

Allinio was at Marketo‘s 2013 User Summit last week.  Yes, it was fantastic.  Yes, Marketo is clearly doing some innovative things for its customers.  Yes, their platform is poised to proliferate more Marketer’s devices in light of its fortchoming IPO.  However, we’re not talking going to comment on Marketo directly today.  Rather, we are going to share with you the efforts of a company that is part of […]

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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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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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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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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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The Marketing Automation Universe’s Center – Part IV

The Marketing Automation Universe’s Center – Part IV

This is a the last installment of the activity at DemandCon in San Francisco this week. Ardath Albee (@ardath421) kept the post-lunch crowd awake with a lively talk about storytelling.  The conversations that you have with customers should involve storytelling.  A customer has questions at each stage of the buying process, and in each of your answers you should include a portion of the story you are trying […]

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The Marketing Automation Universe’s Center – Part III

The Marketing Automation Universe’s Center – Part III

This is a continuation of the activity at DemandCon in San Francisco this week. Doug Sechrist (@dougsechrist) of Eloqua started the second day with a keynote – “Pulling the Right Levers to Drive Revenue.”  Growth is hard.  The S&P’s growth over the last few years has been choppy.  A lot of this can be alleviated by adopting the principles of “Revenue Performance Management. Eloqua defines Revenue Performance Management as a systematic […]

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