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How to implement Marketing Automation in the real world

How to implement Marketing Automation in the real world

We recently invited marketing professionals to attend the second in our series of briefings on getting the most out of Marketing Automation (MA), #CTexp14. We were joined by MA vendor Oracle/Eloqua and customers PE International and VMware who each shared their experience and expertise of using MA. We’ve included below a few key points from the presentations to provide you with some great Marketing Automation advice. After grabbing a bacon buttie and a coffee our Group MD, Adam Sharp, kicke

July 4, 2014 No Comments Full Story

50 shades of pink – why people are at the heart of CleverTouch success

50 shades of pink – why people are at the heart of CleverTouch success

50 people can do some amazing things. Take the Argonauts that left to search for the Golden Fleece, they were 50 heroes, and five years in at over 50 employees CleverTouch Group MD, Adam Sharp, reflects on some of our achievements and what he has learnt since launching the company.  Positioning and not content is everything – but it is ok to refine it. When we started we were all about joined-up-marketing. Now, as we have larger and more ambitious customers, and the Marketing Automation s

June 10, 2014 No Comments Full Story

Why Marketing Automation is the fastest growing part of CRM

Why Marketing Automation is the fastest growing part of CRM

Adam Sharp, CleverTouch Group MD, was recently invited to sit on a panel of technology marketers, where they discussed the challenges facing marketers and how technology can help. Following the panel he was asked to share his views with BrightTALK on the state of marketing automation (MA). In the interview Adam explains how MA is the fastest part of the CRM space with just a handful of vendors owning 95 per cent of the market. This is a very different story to that of the email space, where t

May 12, 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

The shift from Marketing Automation to Marketing Cloud

The shift from Marketing Automation to Marketing Cloud

CMOs and marketing professionals alike have increasingly began to see the benefits of using a marketing automation (MA) platform which can provide everything a marketer needs: email, social, analytics, lead management, and more. However, we’ve noticed in the past 18 months or so that MA platform providers, like Oracle and Marketo, have been moving away from this notion of a MA platform to a ‘Marketing Cloud’. What’s in a name? The growth in the consumerisation of IT holds some powe

March 31, 2014 No Comments Full Story

10 ways to optimise your email content

10 ways to optimise your email content

No matter if you are about to embark on your first marketing automation (MA) campaign, or whether you are a seasoned user, you’re likely considering how you can optimise your campaign results and in so doing the potential return to the business. There are a number of ways this can be achieved, from optimising emails for mobile, through to design and content. Below, Jane Allan, Client Services Director here at CleverTouch shares her top 10 tips for writing email content based on our expe

February 18, 2014 No Comments Full Story

The importance of Marketing Automation (MA) and social demand generation

The importance of Marketing Automation (MA) and social demand generation

This blog has been written by Nathan Windle, director, at CrowdVu. It has been estimated that approximately one in four people use social media worldwide for personal use, and this number is only going to grow. As is the case with personal use, social media for business is also steadily on the rise. The number of organisations and entrepreneurs now using social media as a business tool is impressive; with over half of all small businesses (SMBs) reporting that they have and continue to ut

February 10, 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

Marketing automation and the North-South divide: same challenges, different platforms

Marketing automation and the North-South divide: same challenges, different platforms

This week CleverTouch group MD, Adam Sharp made the trip up from Alresford to Glasgow to speak at McRae and Company’s event, ‘Make Marketing deliver on the bottom line’. The event was one of three hosted in Glasgow and Edinburgh by McRae and Company addressing how new digital tools, such as marketing automation, are transforming businesses. Adam was joined by Mathew Sweezey, Manager of Marketing Research and Education at Pardot, who showcased winning strategies that are deployed by US c

October 25, 2013 No Comments Full Story

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