Marketing Automation

Marketing 2020 – A Superhero’s Guide to Strategizing for Tomorrow’s Success Today

Marketing 2020 – A Superhero’s Guide to Strategizing for Tomorrow’s Success Today

It may be the dog days of summer, but 2020 should already be on your mind. It’s time to dig through their 2019 stats, read up on the latest trends, try to decipher the latest and greatest ideas from the marketing visionaries—all on a quest to figure out the perfect strategy. There are so many technologies emerging, so the challenge we face is looking at what worked last year, what is on it’s way out, and what new technology holds a promise of more demand.

As we move into 2020, marketers will continue to try to engage their prospects on more meaningful levels, building conversations geared toward gathering more data to empower them to push the right content at the right time. 

So how do we start a conversation and keep it going?  

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Posted by Marcie Weaver in Brand Awareness, Lead Generation, Marketing Automation, Social Media
Marvel Marketing Minute – Harness the Power of Real-Time Acquisition Channel Dashboards in SFDC by Using UTMs

Marvel Marketing Minute – Harness the Power of Real-Time Acquisition Channel Dashboards in SFDC by Using UTMs

Hoolicon, your company’s largest event, is coming back in 2020!  Your marketing team is going full force to promote this event through marketing emails, sales outreach, telemarketing, direct mail, and so much more.

With all of the various acquisition channels you’re using to promote this event, you’ll want to track them using UTMs (short for “Urchin Tracking Module”) in your URLs. Otherwise, you’ll have no idea which channels led to which signups.

But how do we capture all of that data onto one screen for an easy visual that’s ready to share with your company’s executive team?

The answer is simple! Create one “Acquisition Channels” SFDC dashboard.

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Posted by Janice Lee in Marketing Automation, Marvel Marketing Minute
Want to Excel at Marketo? Get Marvel Marketers Bootcamp Certified!

Want to Excel at Marketo? Get Marvel Marketers Bootcamp Certified!

Did you have a New Year resolution to learn something new? It may be July, but it’s never too late! In fact, a desire to keep learning is one of the basic traits of the very best marketers

Marketo can be incredibly difficult and frustrating when you are using it without any training. There are so many ways to set up smart campaigns and build programs, but if you don’t have the basic knowledge about the platform, you may be missing critical steps or missing out on all of the advanced reports that represent your hard work. I recommend doing what I did—going through the Professor M’s Academy Bootcamps to get yourself up to speed. 

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Posted by Annie Ho in Education, Marketing Automation
Systems in Control Part 2 – Sync The Right Way

Systems in Control Part 2 – Sync The Right Way

How long should salespeople wait for marketing-qualified leads to appear in their queues?  How long should marketers wait for CRM updates to reflect in Marketo? The answer varies from business to business, but most of them seek to bring this number to as close to zero as possible. Of course, the practical delay time may lie somewhere between 5 and 10 minutes.

The first blog post in my “Systems in Control” series listed some simple ways to keep your Marketo instance running with minimal or no delays. As the next installment in this series, today’s post explains the different Marketo best practices for synchronizing to CRMs. 

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Posted by Phil Leichtle in Best Practices, Marketing Automation
Marvel Marketing Minute – Using Program Influence to Answer Your Biggest Marketing Questions

Marvel Marketing Minute – Using Program Influence to Answer Your Biggest Marketing Questions

In a previous post, I talked about setting up and making your Marketo Program and Salesforce (SFDC) Campaigns work together. Now that you have had time to get your systems in order, let’s take the next step. What is that, you ask? Reporting!

Reporting has always been a challenge for marketers. Did we generate any leads? How do we prove we influenced an Opportunity? With the help of a few simple reports, I am going to help you answer these common questions. Continue reading →

Posted by Cassie Lloyd in Best Practices, Marketing Automation, Marvel Marketing Minute
Marvel Marketing Minute – This Marketing Operations Strategy Saves You from Overbooking Events

Marvel Marketing Minute – This Marketing Operations Strategy Saves You from Overbooking Events

Given the following scenario…

The marketing operations team has built an exclusive executive event program in Marketo, and the stakeholders have met their goal of 50 registrations earlier than expected. As the teams celebrate, they later find out that there have been a flood of registrations a few days before the event. The event venue can only hold a maximum of 50 people, and the number of registrants is currently at 75. Unfortunately, the marketing operations team will need to send a rejection email to the extra registrants.

How could the marketers have avoided this situation?

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Posted by Michelle Rodriguez in Best Practices, Marketing Automation, Marvel Marketing Minute
A Marketo Token’s Superpower? Streamlining Your Programs

A Marketo Token’s Superpower? Streamlining Your Programs

As marketers, we have all experienced the last-minute scramble to get a marketing program launched and out the door on time. With so many small details required, marketers are always looking for a way to streamline and simplify the process. Luckily, there is a way to ease some of the burden for your high-frequency programs.

Enter, the Marketo Token.

Something so simple has the ability to save a ton of time—all it takes is a little organization and prep work.

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Posted by Cassie Lloyd in Marketing Automation, Optimization
Spring Cleaning Your Database Like a Superhero – 4 Ways to Get More Out of Your Marketing Automation Tool

Spring Cleaning Your Database Like a Superhero – 4 Ways to Get More Out of Your Marketing Automation Tool

The birds are chirping, and the sun is finally starting to shine. It’s official—spring has arrived! It’s time to organize that closet, pick up the broom, and get rid of all the clutter. While this annual ritual of meticulously cleaning and sorting is in full swing, you should also make sure you give your data a good clean!

Companies, both small and large, must keep up with tidying up their virtual closets on a regular basis. As we continue to collect an increasing amount of data, there are steps we must take to ensure our data is clean, organized, and updated appropriately.

Let’s review some tips to help you stay on track and give your data the spring cleaning it deserves.

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Posted by Rebecca Chase in Best Practices, Marketing Automation