“Candy” by livingonimpulse We had a really great time at SugarCon today learning about their CRM platform and ecosystem. For those of you who could not make it, it was a good crowd with fantastic speakers. Here are some of the highlights of Day 1: Keynote 1 Larry Augustin, CEO of SugarCRM, started things off with a message of “The Future of Business is Open,” vowing to steward […]
The end of September brings us the beginning of a great new event – Elevate 2010, the Pardot users’ conference, held in Atlanta, Georgia. Pardot was there in full force with a healthy audience of users and partners who gathered to learn more about this affordable marketing automation platform. David Cummings (@david_cummings) delivering the keynote at Pardot’s Elevate 2010 Following David’s keynote, Reem Bazzari and Deepali Szczesny of SugarCRM spoke of their company’s […]
Last week Jep Castelein (@jepc) of LeadSloth posted a great blogging entry entitled “Best CRM for Marketing Automation: Salesforce.com, Microsoft, or Oracle?” and explained pragmatically what you need to think about when making the move to a Marketing Automation platform. One of the most important questions he asked is “Should you look at Marketing Automation options first?” There’s at least one Marketing Automation vendor out there that says it’s […]
Tech startups are generally innovators. But whether bootstrapped or venture funded, they are burning cash and have significant milestones to meet in order to get to the next level – namely, increasing sales. The irony of many startups, even ones that are selling disruptive technologies, is that many rely on the same old ways of marketing and sales that existed before the Internet came along, […]
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 […]
SearchCRM.com has named its Products of the Year for 2008. This is the fifth year that SearchCRM.com has been helping sort out the playing field for Marketing and Sales executives who need to understand the pros and cons of various platforms out there which help their enterprise become more net-centric. Using Marketer-friendly criteria of Innovation, Performance, Ease of Integration, Ease of Use, Functionality, and Value, along with a marketing technology “dream team” (sans […]
Forgive The Marketing Consigliere for being over a month late to notice, but when he mentioned OpenEMM in his April blog, they were talking about a SugarCRM adapter and he commented that it didn’t appear to be ready for primetime. Apparently it has been available since September of this year. Zehr gut, meinen freunden!
The past few weeks have been so hectic the Marketing Consigliere has let his blogging slip but he is still able to keep his personal goal of blogging about marketing and technology every month for an entire year . His latest absence from the blogosphere is this: He is working with a turnaround management team at a VC-backed startup in the space that he has been […]