You may get a chuckle out of me writing an article on MarTech after publishing over 6,000 articles on marketing technology for over 16 years (beyond this blog’s age… I was on blogger previous). I do believe it’s worth publishing and helping business professionals better realize what MarTech was, is, and the future of what it will be. First, of course, is that MarTech is a portmanteau of marketing and technology. I missed a great
One exciting aspect of my industry is the continued innovation and dramatic drop in cost for highly sophisticated marketing automation platforms. Where businesses once spent hundreds of thousands of dollars (and still do) for great platforms… now the costs have dropped significantly while the featuresets continue to improve. We were recently working with an enterprise fashion fulfillment company that was ready to sign a contract for a platform that would cost them over half-a-million dollars
Consumers have built up a wall to protect themselves against bad actors, and have raised their standards for the brands they spend their money with. Consumers want to purchase from brands who not only demonstrate social responsibility, but who also listen, request consent, and take their privacy seriously. This is what’s called the trust economy, and it’s something all brands should have at the forefront of their strategy. Value Exchange With individuals exposed to more than
Sometimes we forget how deep we are in the business and forget to just give someone an introduction to the basic terminology or acronyms that are floating around as we talk about online marketing. Lucky for you, Wrike has put together this Online Marketing 101 infographic that walks you through all of the basic marketing terminology you need to hold a conversation with your marketing professional. Affiliate Marketing – Finds external partners to market your
An Ecommerce Customer Relationship Management platform creates better relationships between ecommerce stores and their customers for memorable experiences that’ll drive loyalty and revenue. ECRM packs more power than an Email Service Provider (ESP) and more customer-focus than a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform. What’s an ECRM? ECRMs empower online store owners to understandevery unique customer—their interests, purchases,and behaviors—and deliver meaningful, personalized customer experiences at scale by using collected customer data across any integrated marketing channel.
Woocommerce is the most popular and arguably one of the best eCommerce plugins for WordPress. It is a free plugin that is simple and straightforward to set up and use. Undoubtedly the best way to turn your WordPress website into a fully functional e-commerce store! However, to get and retain customers, you need more than a robust eCommerce store. You need a strong email marketing strategy in place to retain clients and turn them into
The vast majority of CRM and sales enablement platforms in the industry require integrations, synchronizations, and management. There’s a high failure rate in the adoption of these tools because it’s quite disruptive to your organization, most of the time requiring consultants and developers to get everything working. Not to mention the additional time required in data entry and then little or no intelligence or insight into the journey of your prospects and customers. Freshsales is