The Return on Investment (ROI) of Marketing Automation Platforms

Next year, Marketing Automation turns 30! Yep, you read that right. And while it seems like this now ubiquitous technology is young enough to still have pimples, the reality is that the marketing automation platform (MAP) is now married, has a puppy, and is likely to start a family soon.  In Demand Spring’s latest research report, we explored the state of marketing automation technology today. We uncovered that almost half of organizations are still really struggling

You’re Probably Spending More Time Managing Data Than Marketing

Yesterday, I shared how we batch loaded an entire year of social updates. While quite a bit of work went into the research, our team spent quite a few hours just massaging the data and making it a file that could be uploaded. Even after we passed all validation checks, we had to then manually go through and select or add media to display in each social update. It took several hours to tweak it

5 Reasons Marketers are Investing More in Customer Loyalty Programs

CrowdTwist, a customer loyalty solution, and Brand Innovators surveyed 234 digital marketers at Fortune 500 brands to discover how consumer interactions intersect with loyalty programs. They’ve produced this infographic, the Loyalty Landscape, so marketers could learn how loyalty fits into the overall marketing strategy of an organization. Half of all brands already have a formalized program while 57% said they were going to increase their budget in 2017 Why are Marketers Investing More in Customer Loyalty

Is Your Marketing is Suffering from Fragmentation, Disappointment and Lack of Organization?

You probably answered yes… and ours is a challenge as well. Lack of organization, fragmentation and disappointment are key themes stemming from the findings of the Cross-Channel Marketing and Technology Survey, released by Signal (formerly BrightTag). The results of the study highlight the fact that marketers largely do not feel that ad tech is helping them achieve the seamless cross-channel marketing that consumers are expecting from brands today. Signal surveyed 281 brand and agency marketers,

Key Findings on How Marketers Optimize Social Content

Software Advice partnered with Adobe to create the first-ever Social Media Content Optimization Survey. Key findings include: Most marketers (84 percent) routinely post on at least three social media networks, with 70 percent posting at least once a day. Marketers most commonly cited the use of visual content, hashtags and usernames as important tactics for optimizing social media content. Over half (57 percent) use software tools to manage posting, and these respondents experienced less difficulty