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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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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A Military Perspective of Marketing Automation

A Military Perspective of Marketing Automation

AFCEA   The Marketing Consigliere knows many great B2B professionals in the Marketing Automation space.  Many of them are great evangelists spreading the word of the promise of the growing number of tools out there that help firms drive revenue by aligning Sales and Marketing.  However, he feels that there has not been a sufficient model that sets the stage for the transformation necessary to […]

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Holiday Carol: S-E-O, S-E-O, S-E-O!

Holiday Carol: S-E-O, S-E-O, S-E-O!

Sung to the tune of “Let It Snow.” Oh, your email campaign was frightful, And your sales department’s spiteful, Because the leads you give them blow, S-E-O, S-E-O, S-E-O! And if your social media guru Has done nothing more than screw you Get your keywords all in a row, S-E-O, S-E-O, S-E-O! S-E-M costs you much too much Though you can show the boss R-O-I […]

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2009 Sacred Cows

2009 Sacred Cows

Recently The Marketing Consigliere asked a question in various LinkedIn discussion groups.  The question was, “What are the two most important marketing projects you have that you don’t want to be forced to cut in 2009? The responses were quite interesting but two that succinctly rose above the noise were the following: Diana Engelmeyer of ExactTarget emphasized the following of importance to her: 1. Behaviorally targeted banner advertising 2. […]

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