The retail sector has been expanding with each passing decade thanks to intelligent marketing, intense research around customer behavior, creative advertising, and the adoption of new technology. Now industry movers and shakers are looking to boost sales with location intelligence.
With location intelligence, retail companies can track and predict consumer trends and shifts in demand. With these insights companies can capitalize on growth opportunities in new product or service areas.
HERE Open Location Platform provides powerful, easy-to-use developer tools, standardized technology and scalable infrastructure to simplify the processing of location-based data. Learn how to gain a competitive edge with HERE Technologies.
Content marketing is driving the way marketing organizations are engaging their audiences. In our consumer-empowered world, it’s become more difficult for marketers to cut through clutter and a lot more challenging to garner loyalty with their audiences. That’s why smart content delivered in context will make you stand out in the crowd. Read the modern marketing essentials guide on Content Marketing now.
Learn the 20 key commerce metrics that you should be tracking to measure and optimize your commerce results. For each metric, you will learn what it means, why you should be tracking it, industry benchmarks. Download the eBook now.
Published By: InsideView
Published Date: Aug 17, 2015
Creating alignment between sales and marketing can be a challenge—competing priorities, differing success measures, and even separate terminology.
We had the pleasure of hosting Forrester’s Laura Ramos, Vice President and Principal Analyst Serving B2B Marketing Professionals.
Laura charted the path to successful sales and marketing alignment and share critical steps to strengthen the partnership and increase revenue success. You will learn how sales and marketing can:
· Make revenue generation more efficient and predictable.
· Move from a relationship of open hostility to one of smooth collaboration—ultimately becoming high-performance partners.
· Work together to create lifelong customer engagement—the lifeblood of every successful company.
Published By: InsideView
Published Date: Aug 17, 2015
In most companies, sales and marketing fight each other as much as the competition.
But research shows that companies with tight sales-marketing alignment have 38% higher win rates and generate 208% more revenue.
Tracy Eiler shares her takeaways from the webinar with Forrester’s Laura Ramos, “5 Ways to Get Sales & Marketing Aligned” in this article.
Learn how to start aligning your sales and marketing teams.
Adobe article that condenses/highlights key findings from the Econsultancy Digital Marketing in the Financial Services and Insurance
Sector 2017 Study, an in-depth, 5000+ word report covering FSI executives’ opinions on:
– General trends in retail banking, investment banking, and insurance
– Internal structures their companies are using to execute digital transformation
– The biggest threats/disruptions in the industry
– The biggest priorities in 2017 (leaders are focusing on both customer retention and customer acquisition, mainstream is focusing just
on customer retention)
– Main sources of sales and leads (digital + mobile are steadily increasing sources)
– Digital marketing budgets & investment areas (leaders are investing more in digital marketing automation and analytics)
– Use of the cloud and AI to automate analysis and marketing
– The importance of multichannel personalization
– Innovation in the types/formats of products/services provided (leaders are focusing on i
One of the key objectives of Adobe’s current advertising campaign is to explode the myth that ‘managing websites is hell’. We believe that in this day and age, the idea that website management is a nightmare should be a thing of the past.
Savvy marketers need savvy solutions.
Pega Marketing is a customer-centric marketing solution that leverages predictive and adaptive analytics to provide real-time marketing offers and treatments that help drive customer lifetime value. A Forrester Consulting study found that Pega Marketing achieved an overall Return On Investment (ROI) of 438%, and more than $64 million in incremental sales. Download the Forrester Total Economic Impact™ Study to fully understand how Pega Marketing helps improve customer retention, drives incremental sales, and creates across-the-board efficiencies.
Here's how you can win with cross-channel marketing
Marketers from Australia share real results they've generated from cross-channel platforms.
As a bonus, we've summarized four best practices for you to keep in mind when implementing cross-channel marketing.
2) NRMA generated $5 million in incremental revenue
3) Dymocks Tripled Open and Click Rates
4) PETstock improved sales conversions by 13%
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Ever lost hot leads simply because they’re on the bottom of the pile of junk leads?
Simply handing off huge lists of “leads” and then sitting back and expecting sales to call them is a recipe for disaster. After a few calls, most salespeople give up, deriding the leads as junk. And so the finger pointing begins
For sales department to trust marketing’s leads, lead scoring needs to be a priority. Without it, many hot leads get tossed out with the cold leads. That’s a waste of time, money, and opportunity.
68%of top marketers report lead scoring as most responsible for improving revenue contribution of marketing.
Read this guide for best practices on lead scoring and winning together with sales.
Pricing needs to support a brand’s overall marketing platform. But is that enough to assure consistency of message throughout the organization? Given the far-reaching influence a price position has on a brand, and how various departments need to be aligned to support that position, an argument can be made for treating pricing as a core competency within the organization.
What does this mean in real terms? Pricing is a day-to-day concern for numerous departments throughout the organization. While marketing might use pricing tactics to grow market share, sales teams chase volume goals, and product development teams lose sleep over the price image each product projects.
If you’re a sales manager, you’re probably feeling stuck in the middle. On one hand, you have a huge employee engagement movement going on with HR departments focusing on developing leaders and recognizing achievements with substantial budgets. On the other side, marketing departments are using technology and creativity (and also large budgets) to connect with and educate customers about their products, solutions and brands.
The trend is to challenge every dollar spent on sales compensation to maximize ROI. HR departments are treating salespeople like all other employees. And customers are going online to avoid anyone with sales in their title.
Based on our research and applications we see in our customers’ leading sales initiatives, if you’re a sales manager, you are trying to maximize results out of your sales team by increasing your teams engagement to meet company goals. Download this white paper to see which eight trends you should consider as you strategize for the year.
It’s a common misconception that marketing automation is only for marketers, and that sales will be left with yet another system to
learn how to use. This couldn't be further from the truth — in fact, it only takes a few hours for sales reps to learn everything they need to know to get the most out of an automation system.
Pardot and Salesforce are complementary tools that really reach their full potential when paired together. Not only can these tools improve marketing and sales alignment, they can also provide greater insight into campaign performance, jumpstart lead generation efforts, and positively impact ROI. If you’re thinking about integrating these two systems, it’s important that you understand the benefits this will provide and the steps that will be required for implementation. So, let’s get started!
To help forward-thinkers find success with marketing and sales ops, we’ve developed a comprehensive framework that defines the pillars and core responsibilities of Revenue Ops and will encourage innovative companies to build a world-class Revenue Ops
Published By: Salsify
Published Date: Mar 15, 2019
Branded product pages on the digital shelf have become incredibly important both as a sales and marketing channel. For that reason, most brands are putting time and resources into improving the content of their product pages. But how exactly does content impact the numbers every business relies on? Read this report to get deep statistical insights on how product page content impacts search ranking, online market share, and sales overall.
This study includes a range of analyses to help you quantify the actual sales value of your brand's product content using a variety of methodologies, including:
An analysis of more than 500,000 Amazon search results pages
A full-year examination of 60,000 Amazon product pages across 78 brands working with Salsify
Data and stories from individual Salsify customers that invested in product content optimization
Salsify is the product experience management platform for thousands of brands and retailers worldwide.
In order for a sales department to trust marketing’s leads, lead scoring needs to be a priority. Without it, many hot leads get tossed out with the cold leads. That’s a waste of time, money, and opportunity. According to the Lenskold Group, 68% of top marketers report lead scoring as most responsible for improving the revenue contribution of content marketing.
For more information on how you can use lead scoring to provide your sales team with the most qualified leads, read this guide.
Account-Based Marketing (ABM) is one of the truest ways to align your sales and marketing operations to drive holistic account interactions that yield higher returns. According to the Alterra Group, “84% of marketers find that ABM provides significant benefits for retaining and expanding existing client relationships, while 97% say that it delivers a higher ROI than other marketing methods.”able revenue.”
Download this brief to discover how ABM can help guide sales strategies, improve prospecting, and increase conversions.
As more and more industries clamor to adopt an Account-Based Marketing program, B2B marketers must re-think how they drive revenue. According to SiriusDecisions, 92% of companies call ABM a B2B must-have—while 84% of B2B marketers say that ABM delivers higher ROI than any other approach. This is good news, but it gets even better. Now you can deliver Account-Based Marketing directly form your Marketing Automation System (MAS) using Demandbase and Oracle Eloqua.
Download this infographic to see how you can optimize your ABM and MAS systems, align with sales, and drive revenue for B2B success.
Trader Interactive provides marketing services and technology solutions to
customers across seven verticals. Their customer support team was bogged
down with associating support requests with the appropriate cases in
Salesforce, and they needed a solution to streamline their work. Now, the
customer support team enjoys Gmail integration with Salesforce, and the
sales team takes advantage of multi-step campaigns, email tracking, and
much more. Overall, they’ve been able to work more efficiently and provide
better value to their customers. Let’s check out their story.
You’re on the hook for more than just moving prospects through the funnel and delivering leads to sales. You’re responsible for managing the customer relationship. But how does it feel to the customer when that transition takes place? All too often, the first contact with sales feels like starting the conversation over again. And for customers who have already invested time and energy learning about a company and their products, this can be a jarring experience. Great composers use consistent melodic themes over the course of a piece. As marketers, it is our responsibility to ensure there is harmony and consistency over the full lifecycle of the customer relationship. But linking the conversations that marketing and sales have with prospects depends on your ability (and willingness) to share insights that are born from data.
As marketers chase after the same people with the same tactics, traditional marketing has become less worth the time—and the money.
Email outreach worked until spam clogged up inboxes. Content marketing worked until everybody started to put out sub-standard material. And search engine marketing worked until it became inundated with new players clamoring for attention. Even inbound tactics aren’t delivering the results they once did.
And as the need for performance continues to climb, so does the status of account-based marketing (ABM). In the B2B sphere it’s on the tip of everyone’s tongue.
Download this whitepaper to learn more about ABM, a potent approach that puts sales and marketing together.
It’s no secret that data-driven marketing (DDM) is top of mind for brand and agency executives. But what is surprising—shocking, in fact—is how vital first- and third-party information is for creative and execution strategies today. Case in point: 70% of senior marketing executives from brands, agencies and related industry segments say data-driven marketing is a core element of a majority of their campaigns, according to a new Oracle-Forbes Insights survey.
This full immersion in data and analytics—more than what many industry insiders may have realized—shows how quickly brands and agencies have recognized the potential benefits and rushed to replace outdated “gutfeel” decision making with quantifiable research. This was another recurring theme in the Oracle-Forbes Insights study, which found that marketing executives rely on advanced analytics to increase sales, attract new customers and expand brand awareness. In addition, 71% of respondents feel they effectively use it to identify
In the past, B2B transactions occurred in face-to-face meetings as a sales professional worked a product demo, business luncheon, or boardroom presentation to influence a customer – and close the deal. Today, however, B2B stakeholders perform much of their product and service research online. In fact, 93 percent of B2B buying starts with online searching, according to a Pinpoint Market Research study. This research occurs long before a customer engages with sales.
As your prospects research and evaluate your offerings, they leave behind valuable clues to their intent. Understanding these clues – cracking the code – can help you tailor your messages to them, thereby providing them a more tailored, relevant experience. As a result, business-savvy marketing and sales departments have embraced marketing automation platforms, so their respective teams can work together on one common platform, reach B2B customers online, and drive revenue.
Marketing automation platforms automate repetitive
During the busy holiday season, it takes exceptional marketing to
stand out from the crowd. Make a statement with social integrations that place your customer at the heart of your campaign. It’s a timeless look. During the 2013 holiday season, luxury watch retailer Tourneau increased watch sales 57% by helping fans find the perfect gift with their omni-channel #TourneauKnows campaign. Just as in fashion, your brand
should seek campaign inspiration further afield. Take a cue from tech sector giant, Cisco, who breathed new life into the banner ad by creating socially powered ad units. It was an arresting experience that aligned with readers of The Huffington Post, where the ads were displayed.
If you are seeking new, innovative ways to capture your audience’s attention this holiday season—look no further—we’ve curated the top five social experiences for the holidays to inspire your efforts.