Getting Personal with Marketing Automation

Getting Personal with Marketing Automation

Pardot does it again: A great infographic that speaks for itself (we know, that’s what they’re supposed to do)… But personalization is easier said than done – it’s another painful but necessary phase of an organization’s transformation into a truly network-centric, data driven company.  The challenge to personalization is knowing what to personalize in your content and how to gather that granular data.  Progressive profiling on forms […]

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Marketing Automation – Not as Simple as It Looks

Marketing Automation – Not as Simple as It Looks

Salesforce put a video on Marketing Automation on YouTube last week and it’s become a little hit in the circles we run in. But while it gives a good 50,000 foot over view, it does not give justice to the hard work that goes into preparing to implement and Marketing Automation platform, which Allinio can facilitate.  And here’s another one from Act-On Software… Now forgive us for weaving an […]

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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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B2B Content: Publish or Perish

B2B Content: Publish or Perish

We arrived early for this year’s Business Marketing Association International Conference in Chicago and took advantage of a pre-conference workshop entitled “Unleash Your Inner Publisher.” Although we thought that we already did a pretty good job at blogging and tweeting and all the other things that customers read, we quickly realized that this workshop was a worthwhile investment. Paul Gillin, a thought leader in the B2B marketing world, […]

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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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Get Good Marketing Automation Resources, Not Gurus

Get Good Marketing Automation Resources, Not Gurus

Aum Chow by AZRainman   There are no Marketing Automation “Gurus.” There are no Marketing Automation “Chief Awesome Officers.” There are no Marketing Automation “Ninjas” Just because Marketing Automation is coming of age in parallel with social media, do not think that practitioners of Marketing Automation are of the same stripe as social media “strategists,” “acrobats,” or the above titles. (And yes, while Allinio’s President and […]

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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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Sales & Marketing – Friends of Labor in 2010

Sales & Marketing – Friends of Labor in 2010

This Labor Day is not like most – with economic uncertainty in the air, there is genuine fear that it will be a long time before our challenges are resolved.  This is not a time to sink back and feel sorry for ourselves but to reaffirm our collective commitment to the dignity of work and the importance it has in our society.  While many realize […]

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Attensity Gets Even More Intense with Biz360

Attensity Gets Even More Intense with Biz360

Attensity has announced its acquisition of Biz360 this week and this is an exciting development in the Net-Centric Marketing world.  The Marketing Consigliere recently interviewed Attensity’s CMO, Michelle de Haaff, and he loves to read about a good flex of muscle out there in the marketplace.  Biz360′s platform has been a prominent social media monitoring and market intelligence solution, so he believes that this is a good sign in the industry – With Attensity’s […]

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Navigating the Sales Road with PeopleMaps

Navigating the Sales Road with PeopleMaps

Many years before the appearance of the Holy Social Media Trinity (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn), it was very time consuming to figure out who knew each other and how to reach a particular person you did not directly know. “No Soliciting” signs, gatekeepers, and basic lack of visibility into an organization have kept Salespeople away from prospects since the dawn of the candlestick telephone. But […]

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