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What Is Marketing Automation: A Definitions Guide


Marketing automation technology – software specifically – should make our working lives easier and help us automate tasks that otherwise would have to be thought-to-do and done manually. Doesn’t that sound beneficial? Of course it does. Problem is, it takes time – and know-how. In the case of marketing automation software users, most are only using the manual portions of their software. According to Litmus, fewer than 5% of all marketing emails are automated. Marketing automation software users often sending emails (albeit often beautiful ones) manually…how dare they! Yes they’re marketing, but […]

Four Must-Haves for Your CRM and Marketing Automation Platform Integration


So your organization has been growing quickly and at it’s finally time to get serious about integrating your CRM and marketing automation platforms. It’s a smart move! Sales and marketing alignment is a critical component of maintaining success and achieving sustainable, long-term growth. And a key part of this alignment is making sure your marketing and sales systems align as well. The customer journey involves fast-moving interactions that constantly bounce between sales and marketing touchpoints at every stage. The tighter the integration and alignment of your systems, the better your […]

Platform Achievement Unlocked: Dynamic Content Blocks


Did you know that you can use blocks of dynamic content in the emfluence Marketing Platform in much the same way you use variables for first name, last name, and other data fields? Using both Content Variables and Content Blocks, you can offer up blocks of completely different content to contacts based on what is on his or her contact record. That means you can create one email and deploy many content options from a single send. If you are currently using Dynamic Content Blocks, you can request the achievement […]

Track Your Competition with Microsoft Dynamics Competitors and Marketing Automation


Want better insight into where you’re winning or losing your deals? Try leveraging the Competitors entity in Microsoft Dynamics 365.   The Competitors entity of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement/CRM accompanies other, more popular entities, like Lead, Account, Contact, and Opportunity. Although it’s not used as often as the other entities, the Competitors function can provide a wealth of important marketing and sales data—all of which you can use to better segment and market to audiences using your marketing automation software and CRM integration.   What is the Competitors […]

What’s New: Exclusion Groups and Multiple Contact Scores


2019 is barely underway and we are pleased to introduce a few new updates to the emfluence Marketing Platform. Exclusion Group The Exclusion Group feature makes sending emails even easier. Available in the “Select Group” step, the feature allows senders to specify a group or groups to omit from a mail list.  The feature may be handy if you want to mail to your master list but want to exclude a subset for whom the message is inappropriate. For example, you may want to exclude your Florida customers from your […]

 

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