We’re well into the second half of the year and focused on nailing 2014 goals. Believe it or not, it’s time to start planning and thinking about 2015 marketing planning and budgeting. The agile approach works well for program-based budgets, but not always for critical infrastructure and key hires you need to support and scale your marketing efforts.
There’s been a tremendous amount of talk about the importance of integrations lately. In fact, it was a key theme at Oracle Interact this year. Kevin Akeroyd, general manager of the Oracle Marketing Cloud, recently stated in a CMSWire blog post: “Unlike the past, when it’s been enough to go out and buy best-of-breed, I […]
Marketing organizations know that data is the key to unlocking marketing’s potential to drive maximum business value and create happy customers. Data-driven marketers are continually finding new ways to dissect and apply data in order to increase marketing performance. Yet, our ability to leverage data effectively in our marketing efforts is directly affected by the […]
Hot on the heels of Oracle’s announcement that the Oracle Marketing Cloud now delivers the largest marketing technology ecosystem, Integrate and Oracle partner to power customer acquisition. Integrate’s workflow automation, data governance and systems integrations software was designed specifically to enhance marketing automation performance.
Marketers often act a bit too strategically and lean on the substantial technology investments every organization is, or should, be making. Too much big-picture thinking has resulted in inaction. There are a few little, tactical tricks we can implement to increase our data quality, lead velocity and generate real business value.
With the growing adoption of marketing automation technology, most marketers are focusing heavily on post-lead-gen processes and are often distracted from the ways by which they acquire leads and prospect data in the first place. Integrate’s new white paper, “Follow the Money: How to Generate Leads Effectively and Acquire More Customers,” lays out the most common chokepoints in marketers’ pipeline-building efforts and provides step-by-step guidance on how to overcome these challenges for greater return on overall marketing investment.
“Analytics” means different things to different marketing and business pros. After a deep dive to create our marketing analytics and a whirlwind tour of our customers to scope Integrate’s next version of our analytics suite, it’s clear we (CMOs and marketing pros) need to simplify our approach. Always trying so hard to prove we can […]