Account-Based Marketing is a marketing buzzword making its rounds in headlines. While not a new concept, it is increasing in popularity and adoption. Tasked with driving the ABM project where I work, I’ve been digging into the technologies and methodologies for the last two quarters. There’s much to known and here are the lessons I’ve learned so far.
Evolving Creativity & Strategic Thinking
In 2012, I was on a plane on my way to a large industry trade show. I spoke briefly to the man sitting next to me who turned out to be in sales for a competing company. When I told him I was a marketer, he said, “Oh, so do you put together the brochures and stuff like that.” I could feel myself getting upset with this man. Instead I calmly replied, “that is a very, very small part of what I do.”
10 Philosophies for Success in Martial Arts & Lead Generation
“Many of life’s failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison
In my Tae Kwon Do journey there have been times when I progressed well and other instances when I had set-backs. I was disappointed when I didn’t attain a skill or a belt level by a certain date. Yet no matter what, achieving a black belt is my ultimate goal. With this vision I persevere. In marketing automation, it’s common to have frequent set-backs, instances when things go wrong. For example, a launched campaign receives internal or external criticism. Missteps provide the opportunity to learn, grow and persevere. Important lessons can be applied moving forward.
10 Philosophies for Success
There are many types of martial arts. They all vary in terms of what they do and what they look like. Yet each have values that are fundamental. Martial arts train you to follow these values to experience success.
Benefits of Developing a Healthy Paranoia
For anyone in Marketing Automation you’ve probably experienced a time where you hit the “send” button and got a pit in your stomach. You have a premonition (or worse, immediate feedback) that something went horribly wrong. If you’ve done Marketing Automation for at least a couple of months, then you’ve most likely experienced an Oops Moment. If so, then this post is for you.
Deciphering Marketing Automation’s Alphabet Soup
If you’re new to marketing or marketing automation, you’ve probably found yourself in a meeting where someone tosses about an acronym. You don’t want to look uniformed so you don’t ask. If that describes you, then this post is for you. I’ve listed the most common marketing automation abbreviations and what they mean.
Last time we reviewed the telltale signs when business marketing and sales departments don’t play nice. How do we fix a dysfunctional relationship that may be spinning out of control? Glad you asked. Since I’m in the business marketing function, that’s my point of view. Here are 6 ideas on how to repair a strained relationship:
What Happens When They Don’t Play Nice
One of the telltale signs that marketing and sales departments aren’t working well together is finger pointing. It’s the ugly blame game that can spiral down into a no-win situation. Marketing continues to come up with its own lead nurturing campaigns and sales continues to complain about the quality of the leads. Middle ground is sometimes hard to find. Here are some of the reasons why marketing and sales don’t see “eye to eye.”
It’s a marketing automation professional’s dream to have a series of perfectly conducted lead-nurturing campaigns that sends a series of content designed for leads based upon their interest and previous activities. Lead nurturing systematizes the art of keeping leads warm — aka interest in your product or service until they are ready to buy. Marketing automation with lead scoring choreographs sending the right leads to sales at just the right time.
Many corporations have customers in multiple regions around the world, as well as regional headquarters offices. With social media becoming more and more important to reach customers, a company may want to think about the best way to target and communicate with a global audience.