Conversica: Contact, Engage, Nurture and Qualify Using an AI Assistant

Conversica provides an automated sales assistant powered by artificial intelligence software. The assistant works just like a human sales assistant, reaching out to every single one of your leads and engaging each of them in a human conversation. People love it because the assistant is personable, friendly and responsive, connecting them quickly with a human that can help. We’re in an AI spring. I think for every company, the revolution in data science will fundamentally

Sigstr: Create, Deploy, and Measure Your Email Signature Campaigns

Every email that’s being sent out of your inbox is a marketing opportunity. While we send our newsletter out to a ton of subscribers, we also send another 20,000 emails in daily communication back and forth between staff, clients, prospects, and public relations professionals. Asking everyone to add a banner to promote a white paper or upcoming webinar typically goes over with little success. Most people just ignore the request, others mess up the link,

Chartio: Cloud-Based Data Exploration, Charts and Interactive Dashboards

Few dashboard solutiosnhave the ability to connect to just about everything, but Chartio is doing a great job with a user interface that’s easy to jump into. Businesses can connect, explore, transform, and visualize from just about any data source. With so many disparate data sources and marketing campaigns, it’s difficult for marketers to get a full-view into the lifecycle of a customer, attribution and their overall impact on revenue. Chartio By connecting to all

CoffeeSender: Send a Starbucks Gift Card with One Click

Besides my ulcer, who doesn’t love Starbucks? We’ve written before that sometimes it’s the little things you do that have the most impact. Since you can’t turn around in most communities without seeing a Starbucks, and Starbucks is fairly synonymous with business meetings, it seems only logical that you should have an app integrated with your CRM where you can kick off a $5 Starbucks® eGift Card via email. CoffeeSender is an app that allows

Marketing Automation Software: Key Players and Acquisitions

Over 142,000 businesses using marketing automation software. The top 3 reasons are to increase qualified leads, increase sales productivity, and a reduction in marketing overhead. The following infographic from Marketing Automation Insider details the evolution of marketing automation software from Unica over a decade ago through $5.5 billion worth of acquisitions that have brought us to the present, including the following marketing automation platforms: Act-On – A marketing automation platform built to help you deliver an

Sales and Marketing: The Original Game of Thrones

This is a great infographic from the Pardot team on organizations where sales and marketing struggle to align themselves. As a marketing consultant, we’ve struggled with sales-driven organizations as well. One key issue is that sales-driven organizations often apply the same expectations they have for their sales team to the marketing team. We get hired by sales-driven organizations because they realize that their brand hasn’t built awareness, authority and trust online and that their sales