IT’s Role in Marketing Automation

IT’s Role in Marketing Automation

Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times (1936). This is the ninth in a series of excerpts from Allinio’s white paper Net-Centric Marketing & Information Superiority. The IT Department Role & Business Transformation of the Organization Obviously, in the years to come, the IT Department will be a critical partner in  effort to transform into a Net-Centric Marketing organization.  Requirements for new communications technologies and hardware will need […]

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The Feeling is MutualMind

The Feeling is MutualMind

With Marketing organizations scrambling onto the social media bandwagon, more and more are realizing that they need to do it in an increasingly integrated way with the rest of their marketing efforts. One of the most important things to do in that regard is to utilize analytical technologies that help document the measurable results for social media reconnaissance and tactics. MutualMind, a Richardson, Texas-based startup, […]

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5 Lessons in Marketing’s Brave New World

5 Lessons in Marketing’s Brave New World

This past week The Marketing Consigliere was fortunate enough to attend a very interesting event.  Eloqua had assembled some of the brightest Marketing practitioners in the Washington DC area for their “A Brave New World” road show, which is also appearing in New York, Chicago, Boston, Austin, Fort Lauderdale, Denver, Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Southern California.  The name of the event was appropriate. Joe Payne, CEO of Eloqua, […]

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Snap! B2B iPhone Apps! – Part I

Snap! B2B iPhone Apps! – Part I

With more companies computing in “the cloud,” and more people going mobile, it will be important to stay connected to the constant marketing data streams that help make timely, critical decisions.  Apple‘s popular iPhone, which was once thought of as a shiny object with frivolous bells and whistles, is becoming a potential powerful tool for the B2B Marketing professional. Some leading marketing automation service providers have created applications […]

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Is ShortTail Media Short-Sighted?

Is ShortTail Media Short-Sighted?

The Marketing Consigliere has let an article from AdWeek ping around his head a little while before he passed judgement on it. In “A New (Full Page) Look for Online Ads,” AdWeek reported on Atlanta-based ShortTail Media’s “new” offering called Digital 30 or  D30.  D30 is “an elegant new video advertising platform that provides advertisers an easy way to use their existing video assets across some of the nation’s premier websites.” […]

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Accelerating Social Entrepreneurship

Accelerating Social Entrepreneurship

The Marketing Consigliere is pleased to have been invited to attend the Accelerating Social Entrepreneurship Conference at George Washington University today. Sponsored by The Phoenix Project and Corporation for National & Community Service, the Accelerating Social Entrepreneurship Conference 2009 should be a very interesting because its focus will be on technology and the role technology is playing in social innovation (and marketing, of course) and where it will take the United States […]

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CXOs – Get Marketing On Track! Part III

CXOs – Get Marketing On Track! Part III

“CXOs – Get Marketing On Track! Part I” and Part II have attracted new readers that The Marketing Consigliere has been happy to become acquainted with.  The timeliness of this blog apparently has hit a nerve and now another report underscores the need to “get marketing on track.” The CMO Council recently commissioned a study to determine current marketing operations in light of “economic uncertainty and decreasing budgetary resources.” […]

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Intelligence 2.0 – Much Smarter Than You Think

Intelligence 2.0 – Much Smarter Than You Think

The Marketing Consigliere likes to take examples from our nation’s honored warriors and apply them to business and marketing problems.  He also wants to recognize things which can be publicized from the impressive United States Intelligence Community that are relevant to Network-Centric Marketers. Yesterday, the Adobe Intelligence Community Executive Forum, sponsored by Adobe and Carahsoft Technology Corporation, a Washington, DC based government IT solutions provider, was held with a gathering […]

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Cloud Computing & Strategic Information for CMOs

Cloud Computing & Strategic Information for CMOs

Bob Gourley, whose blog CTOVision is geared towards CTOs, CIOs, and Federalistas, has shared a great whitepaper draft that I encourage CMOs to read and think about.   In “Cloud Computing and Net Centric Operations,” he sets the tone for where the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks and Information Integration (ASD NII) need to enable the best available technologies for mission critical tasks.  […]

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CMO – C-hief M-uttonhead O-fftheirrocker

CMO – C-hief M-uttonhead O-fftheirrocker

A recent survey conducted by Epsilon reports that 55% of marketing executives said they’re “not too interested” or “not interested at all” in including social networking into their marketing efforts. Don’t they realize their children, whether in college, high school, or grade school are spending inordinate amount of time on social networks?  Don’t they know that an entire generation of their employee base has been IMing for […]

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