Marketing & Marketing Automation
In our new digital world, the field of marketing automation attempts to manage the buying experience starting from the ‘beginning’ of the buying process. But indeed, relative to the full set of issues buyers must consider, marketing automation enters in no earlier than 70% of the way into the decision making.
Indeed, they are omitting the human side […]
From what I’ve read and conversations I’ve had with several industry leaders and a few marketing automation companies, current marketing and sales automation technology does not address the human, private, off-line side of the buying decision journey. And it’s been said that using marketing automation offers a competitive advantage, but can it be even more productive? I believe that […]
‘Turn prospects into buyers with content marketing.’ ‘Create opt-in permission to deliver content through email using the…
I had breakfast earlier in the week in New York with marketing wiz Neil Glassman. He’s one smart guy. We spoke about the interplay between sales and marketing, and he had some ideas about marketing that made me curious, annoyed, and excited. I’m going discuss some ideas I had as a result of our conversation […]
Historically, sellers have been the one touching the buyer as marketers developed the brand awareness and hopefully brought buyers in – to be aware of the brand and trust it (or have some sort of mental relationship with it).
Marketing has never been hands-on the way that sellers were when they made cold calls or went to client sites […]
Do you spend a lot of time collecting names that might be prospects?
Do you spend a lot of money learning how to follow prospects on line, so you can guess where they are in the decision making process?
Has all of this activity substantially increased your ROI?
What you’re forgetting – or ignoring – is that no matter […]