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 […]

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 […]

Why We Need Marketing Automation (and not just Email Marketing)


By now it’s no secret that email marketing is a must-have in every marketer’s toolbox.   More than 82% of companies—big and small alike—are using email marketing in some capacity to drive leads and sales, and they’re using it for good effect. Recent studies show that marketers rank email as the most effective channel for acquiring new leads and holding on to existing clients, and more than three quarters of marketers are happy with the ROI of email marketing.   But here’s the thing: even though the vast majority of marketers are […]

Email Marketing Benchmarks 2017: Part One


If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. Measuring is the mantra of the digital marketer—it’s the determiner of a campaign’s success or failure and an influencer in where we put our dollars. If you’re routinely reviewing your own email metrics, you’re off to a great start—and even better if you’re comparing your data year over year. But measuring your own data is just the first step. Without benchmarks to compare your numbers to, how do you know if what you’re doing is truly successful? That’s why we like […]

 

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