AdTech, Analytics & Testing, Content Marketing, Data, Ecommerce and Retail, , Mobile and Tablet Marketing, Sales Enablement, Search Marketing, , Technology

How Your MarTech Stack Fails to Serve the Customer

In the older days of marketing, back in the early 2000s, a few brave CMOs invested in some rudimentary tools designed to help better manage their campaigns and audiences. These hardy pioneers sought to organize, analyze and improve performance, and thus created the first marketing technology stacks- integrated systems that brought order, unlocked targeted campaigns, and personalized messages for better results. Considering how far the marketing industry has come in the past few years is similar to comparing that of quill and parchment paper writing to the evolution of the first printing press.  The changes

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Customer Relationship Management, Sales Enablement

Four Common Characteristics With Companies Who Transformed Their Digital Marketing

I recently had the pleasure to join the CRMradio podcast with Paul Peterson from Goldmine, discussing how companies, both small and large, are leveraging digital marketing. You can listen to it here: https://crmradio.podbean.com/mf/play/hebh9j/CRM-080910-Karr-REVISED.mp3 Be sure to subscribe and listen to CRM Radio, they’ve got some amazing guests and informative interviews! Paul was a great host and we walked through quite a few questions, including overall trends I’m seeing, challenges for SMB businesses, mindsets that block transformation, and what role a CRM plays in the success of businesses. Four Common Characteristics of Companies Transforming Their Digital

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Customer Relationship Management, Data, Deliverability, , Marketing Tools

Validity: Data Integrity Tools for Your CRM Administration

As a marketer, there’s nothing more frustrating and time-consuming than having to deal with moving data and the associated data integrity issues. Validity is comprised of software services and solutions that help enterprises know where they stand with their data with ongoing assessments, alerts, and tools to correct data issues.  For over a decade, tens of thousands of administrators in over 20 countries across the world have trusted Validity to regain integrity with their CRM data. The Validity platform includes: Validity DemandTools – No organization is immune to dealing with challenges of keeping their database

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Big Data, Customer Relationship Management, Data, , , Organic Search, Search Marketing,

Somewhere Between SPAM and Creepy Lies Transparency

Recent weeks have been eye-opening for me regarding the data scandals reported in mainstream news. I’ve honestly been taken aback by many of my peers in the industry and their knee-jerk reaction and response to how Facebook data was harvested and utilized for political purposes during the most recent campaign. Some History on Presidential Campaigns and Data: 2008 – I had an amazing conversation with a data engineer from President Obama’s first campaign who shared how they harvested and purchased data. Their primary was difficult, and the Democratic Party wouldn’t release donor and supporter lists

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Data, , Marketing Infographics, Mobile and Tablet Marketing, Organic Search, Search Marketing, , Video Marketing

Time for a Springtime Tune-Up of Your Marketing Strategy

Every once in a while, it’s important to review your marketing strategy. Consumer behaviors change over time, your competitor’s strategies change over time, and digital marketing platforms change over time. Spring is here, and now’s the perfect time for brands to freshen up their digital marketing efforts. So, how do marketers eliminate the clutter from their marketing strategy? In MDG’s new infographic, readers will learn which old and tired digital tactics to throw out this spring, and which fresh, new marketing techniques will help them grow their businesses in the seasons to come. This isn’t

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