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
Marvel Marketing Minute – Optimize Your Way to Email Nurturing Success

Marvel Marketing Minute – Optimize Your Way to Email Nurturing Success

According to research done by Marketo, 96% of people who come to your website are not ready to buy. You have to do something to take them from unsure prospect to confident customer, and one of the most effective “somethings” is email nurturing.

According to the Content Marketing Institute, lead nurturing emails are the second-most common type of email that B2B marketers use for their content marketing efforts. (Event emails are the most common.) However, it’s estimated that 80% of new leads never turn into sales.

How can you improve that statistic for your leads? By optimizing your email nurture strategy.

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Posted by Nicole Pytel in Content, Marvel Marketing Minute, Optimization
Content Localization is a Marketer’s Best Friend

Content Localization is a Marketer’s Best Friend

Do you target audiences outside the U.S.?

If so, how are you tackling your content localization?

Do you even have a strategy for content localization?

Many marketers think that localization is the same thing as translation. They think all they have to do is write up a piece of copy, hand it over to a translator, and then they can call it a day. However, not knowing the difference can crush your marketing efforts.

In fact, it’s safe to say that content localization is a marketer’s best friend.

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Posted by Nicole Pytel in Brand Awareness, Content, Lead Generation, Marketing Automation
Marvel Marketing Minute – Testing Strategies That Create Irresistible Subject Lines

Marvel Marketing Minute – Testing Strategies That Create Irresistible Subject Lines

Our superheroes just gave you some great advice about A/B testing different things in your emails, but what about A/B testing to see what makes your audience open emails?

Subject line A/B testing is part-science and part-art, and over time, it will tell you what words, phrases, and formats are most likely to grab your audience’s attention. But how exactly do you perform these tests?

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Posted by Nicole Pytel in Content, Marvel Marketing Minute, Optimization
The Power of A/B Testing – 3 Ideas for Killer Emails

The Power of A/B Testing – 3 Ideas for Killer Emails

The marketing automation system is your oyster when it comes to everything from database hygiene to lead nurturing to my personal favorite… *drumroll please*… A/B (aka split) testing, or the process of comparing two versions to determine which version is the better performing one.

Perhaps you’re an experienced marketer already well-versed in the world of A/B tests and just need some inspo. Or maybe you’re an eager learner who wants to venture into testing emails and don’t know where to start. Either way, I hope you can benefit from these ideas that have helped me along the way:

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Posted by Emmie Le in Content, Marketing Automation, Optimization
Marvel Marketing Minute – The GDPR-Safe Way to Share Lists Outside of Marketo

Marvel Marketing Minute – The GDPR-Safe Way to Share Lists Outside of Marketo

In just a few weeks, your company will be hosting the world’s most exclusive conference, #Hoolicon2019, and you are responsible for the email campaign to promote it. You were already given the exact audience criteria, so you build your smart list accordingly, ensure your smart list produces the desired results, and prepare to add it to your Marketo send campaign.

What could go wrong?

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Posted by Janice Lee in Best Practices, Marketing Automation, Marvel Marketing Minute
Most Organizations are Dropping the Ball on Content Marketing

Most Organizations are Dropping the Ball on Content Marketing

How much time does your organization devote to content marketing?

Do you have a dedicated content professional on your staff, or is writing and publishing content something you try to get around to in your spare time?

Do you remember the last time you sent out an email to your subscribers?

What about the last time you posted on your blog?

Consider this your wake-up call. Without the right content marketing strategy, your success in 2019 and beyond is limited.

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Posted by Nicole Pytel in Brand Awareness, Content, Lead Generation, Social Media
Marvel Marketing Minute — Digital Marketing Channels Most People Don’t Consider

Marvel Marketing Minute — Digital Marketing Channels Most People Don’t Consider

Growing up, I had every intent on a career in science. I didn’t consider marketing or sales as a profession of choice and knew nothing about business. I admit, I am probably one of many who believed that marketing was only responsible for print material, the “pretty” brochures. Now, when I hear others define it as such, my heart slightly cringes. Fortunately, I learned early on in my career how marketing is defined across various channels and its role as part of a business strategy. As a digital marketer, it’s always fun for me to help explain to my peers what exactly is digital marketing and why it’s important.

Digital marketing is a way for companies to advertise their products and services through online channels, and it is only one of several channels that a marketing department is responsible for. Others include events, demand generation, social, distribution, partner, etc. Some of these channels could branch out to their own specific sub-channels and tactics, and digital marketing is a great example of this.

Here are the different types of digital marketing channels I’ve come across—all of which can produce big results for your business:

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Posted by Michelle Rodriguez in Brand Awareness, Lead Generation, Marvel Marketing Minute
Supercharging Your Marketo Landing Pages

Supercharging Your Marketo Landing Pages

With all the time we spend on emails that render flawlessly across desktop and mobile, it’s unfortunate how often I tap on an email CTA and end up at a less-than-perfect landing page that either loads slowly or doesn’t display very well on my device.

With some industry verticals already having 50% of opens on tablet and mobile devices, it’s more important than ever to make sure you’re optimizing your landing pages and your landing page templates.

Here are a few tips from our Technology Solutions Services team to help you get the most out of your landing pages:

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Posted by Matt Fellows in Marketing Automation, Optimization
Marvel Marketing Minute – Surefire Ways to Establish Thought Leadership

Marvel Marketing Minute – Surefire Ways to Establish Thought Leadership

“Thought leadership” is one of those buzzwords that gets tossed around all the time. But unlike other buzzwords that are trendy one day and groan-worthy the next (I’m looking at you, “guru”, “blogosphere”, and “low-hanging fruit”), this one is actually vital to your marketing efforts.

As a thought leader, you’re a go-to authority in your industry. You’re the first person (or company) that everyone thinks of. You’re the one that everyone looks to when there’s a new industry development. In other words, you’re the top dog.

So, how do you actually establish thought leadership?

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Posted by Nicole Pytel in Brand Awareness, Content, Lead Generation, Marvel Marketing Minute