Marketing Automation

The Marketing Automation Challenges of Marketers, Salespeople, and CEOs (Data + Advice)

Marketing Automation has been used by large corporations ever since it came to life. This phenomenon made its mark on the marketing technology in a number of ways. Early solutions were (and most still are) robust, feature rich and consequently complex and expensive. All these made it hard for smaller companies to implement with marketing automation. Even if a small business can afford marketing automation software they have a hard time getting true value out of it. This trend bothered me because small businesses with limited resources can really benefit from using marketing automation. Leveraging

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Content Marketing, , Marketing Infographics, Video Marketing

How to Measure the ROI of Your Video Marketing Campaigns

Video production is one of those marketing strategies that’s often under-rated when it comes to ROI. A compelling video can provide the authority and sincerity that humanizes your brand and pushes your prospects to a purchase decision. Here are some incredible statistics associated with video: One Productions developed this detailed infographic, Measuring ROI on Video Marketing Campaigns. It details the metrics that you should be monitoring to improve your video marketing ROI, including view count, engagement, conversion rate, social sharing, feedback, and total cost. The infographic also speaks to distribution of your video to maximize

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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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Content Marketing, , , WordPress

Why You Should Be Using Image Compression

When graphic designers and photographers output their final images, they’re typically not optimized to reduce the file size. I was speaking with Caleb Lane, a WordPress security and optimization consultant, and he noticed that the image sizes on our site were quite large (in addition to numerous other issues he’s going to help us optimize). Thanks to Erik Deckers for the introduction! Having large images doesn’t mean that you need to have large image sizes. Image compression can drastically reduce the file size of an image – even 90% – without reducing quality to the

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Artificial Intelligence, Ecommerce and Retail, , Marketing Automation, Marketing Infographics, Mobile and Tablet Marketing, Mobile Applications

Dynamic Yield: AI-Powered Omnichannel Personalization Technology

Dynamic Yield’s advanced machine learning engine builds actionable customer segments in real time, enabling marketers to increase revenue via personalization, recommendations, automatic optimization and 1:1 messaging. Companies that excel at personalization see increased consumer engagement, top-line revenue, and a higher ROI. But a personalization-centric company doesn’t just happen. It takes buy-in, vendor selection, onboarding, and proper implementation. Some companies are considering personalization for the first time. Some are deploying simple email personalization. Some want to move into sophisticated segmentation strategies. The top companies prioritize personalization as more than a mere tactic, but as key to

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