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What are the challenges facing marketers and how can technology help?

What are the challenges facing marketers and how can 	technology help?

The mantra of marketers should be to reduce the number of marketing silos – just one piece of advice to come from Adam Sharp, CleverTouch Group MD, at the Technology Marketers Meetup Group. Adam was invited to sit on the panel, which was arranged by BrightTALK and sponsored by Spiceworks alongside John Watton of Adobe, Gavin Scothern of DWA and Jamie Cowper of NokNok Labs. The panel, chaired by Lindley Gooden MD at Green Screen, and audience discussed the challenges facing technology m

April 15, 2014 No Comments Full Story

Are you balancing the four disciplines of b2b marketing 2.0?

Are you balancing the four disciplines of b2b marketing 2.0?

For those of you, like me, who have been in marketing for more than 10 or 15 years you would have witnessed a lot of changes in the industry. The internet, which has become accustomed to everyday life, has probably had the biggest impact and has been the main driver for the evolution of b2b marketing. Before the internet no one really heard from the smaller brands as it was just large companies that could afford lavish advertising budgets, but now the playing field has been levelled. So that sm

April 9, 2014 No Comments Full Story

If 2014 is the year of mobile – make sure your email content is optimised

If 2014 is the year of mobile – make sure your email content is optimised

It’s looking like 2014 really is the ‘year of mobile’, but that’s also what we thought last year and the previous two or three years before that. So what is it that will make 2014 the year mobile finally takes centre stage and why is important for marketers? There have been a few recent announcements that have caught our attention and made us think that 2014 really is the year for mobile: Research from Litmus found that 51 per cent of email is now opened on a mobile device In-Ap

February 5, 2014 No Comments Full Story

Data holds the key to starting your 2014 campaign with a bang

Data holds the key to starting your 2014 campaign with a bang

Many factors contribute to a business' success or failure; however, one resource that can have a dramatic effect on sales and marketing is a company’s contact database. CrowdVu, a spin-out from the CleverTouch Group, understands this and knows that all a true marketer really wants is a database full of highly-targeted, opted-in prospects. Having such a resource enables both sales and marketing teams to contact potential contacts with a high level of accuracy, and therefore increased engag

January 16, 2014 No Comments Full Story

Marketing Automation: the good, the bad and the growing

Marketing Automation: the good, the bad and the growing

In our recent blog post Introducing the hottest star in town we discuss the key benefits and features of Marketing Automation (MA), and how it differs from an email platform. However, once the capabilities of MA have been understood the next important step is choosing the correct vendor for your needs – as detailed in Marketing Automation: the definitive guide This is where we feel that we set ourselves apart from the competition, because, like Switzerland, we pride ourselves on our independ

December 17, 2013 No Comments Full Story

Social intelligence it’s here: now what?

Social intelligence it’s here: now what?

Following its launch, at the beginning of November, we are thrilled to be able to share further details on CrowdVu, the first social intelligence platform.   CrowdVu is one of three products being developed by Gumbyte, a CleverTouch Group spin-out company. It was officially unveiled at the SiriusDecisions summit, on November 5th, following a successful Beta in which 130 clients participated. Through a three-step process of search, enrich and connect, the Software-as-a-Service platform joi

November 27, 2013 No Comments Full Story

2014: the year marketing becomes a change maker

2014: the year marketing becomes a change maker

Six steps for driving organisational change from within the marketing department As the festival season, marketing and music alike, draws to a close we are left reflecting on what the rest of the year will hold, and what the priorities for 2014 should be. At Econsultancy’s funnel event, part of its Festival of Marketing, Adam Sharp, CleverTouch Group MD, shone a light on what CEOs believe marketing’s role is with the most important point being: CEOs believe it’s marketing’s responsibili

October 10, 2013 No Comments Full Story

Introducing the hottest star in town

Introducing the hottest star in town

A guide to Marketing Automation Despite Marketing Automation (MA) becoming a more well-known marketing activity - with 40 per cent year or year growth - we still find that there is a lot of confusion over its benefits and why it is different to email marketing. In our experience, customers have identified that the way they currently use email marketing is not driving the results they’d like to see, and although they may have MA within their periphery they lack clarity and understanding. Th

September 9, 2013 No Comments Full Story

Sales and marketing: the fall of the last departmental bastions of major technology investment

Sales and marketing: the fall of the last departmental bastions of major technology investment

In B2B Marketing’s latest report, Best Practice Guide on Sales Enablement, CleverTouch’s group managing director Adam Sharp discussed the changing face of marketing and the move into a world in which marketing technology is embraced. “The reality is the world has changed. It is not just about the brands anymore, it is about brand engagement and the exchange of ideas and thinking – the real engagement opportunity is through digital experiences that could reinforce the brand.” Ada

July 31, 2013 No Comments Full Story

Stop Press: Content isn’t King, it’s a tactic

Stop Press: Content isn’t King, it’s a tactic

Comms strategy is king. Long live the king. Adam Sharp, CleverTouch Group MD, disputes that old and well-loved adage ‘content is king’.  I do tend to cringe when I hear the phrase ‘content is king’. It really isn’t, never has been, never will be. It is only king according to creative agencies who want to churn even more stuff out - more stuff no one will read; after all they have a vested interest… kerching, kerching.  The reality is most marketing departments have more

July 11, 2013 No Comments Full Story

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