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Intelligent SaaS apps: the missing part in your marketing toolbox

Intelligent SaaS apps: the missing part in your marketing toolbox

Following the launch of Gumbyte last month, product director, Nathan Windle, provides further insight into the company and shares some new details of the company’s first app – CrowdVu. A bit of an introduction Regular readers of this blog may already be familiar with CleverTouch, but for the benefit of new readers, it is Europe’s most advanced and respected enabler of marketing automation (MA) technologies. Since its inception in 2009 it has provided best practice joined-up marketing ser

July 22, 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

Celebrating the fantastic four (years at CleverTouch)

Celebrating the fantastic four (years at CleverTouch)

- with a look at exciting plans for 2013 As CleverTouch enters its 5th financial year, it’s a perfect time to stop and reflect. Adam Sharp, CleverTouch Group MD, shares the successes of the past 12 months and his plans for the future. In 2012 a massive achievement for us was being named the fastest growing B2B agency by B2B Marketing and having grown a further 70% in the financial year just ended, things are looking good! This is all down to our customers and we just want to take this opport

March 19, 2013 No Comments Full Story

Social media, MA and demand generation: a joined-up marketing approach to lead nurturing

Social media, MA and demand generation:  a joined-up marketing approach to lead nurturing

According to recent research from Eloqua, more B2B companies are focusing social media activities around brand awareness, while lead and demand generation strategies are not of equal importance. In its survey of 296 UK B2B marketers, Eloqua found that over two-thirds (64%) use social media to promote their company with 83% using social media for brand awareness. In terms of social media ownership, demand generation departments are ranked last, behind product marketing, PR/ communications and th

December 6, 2012 No Comments Full Story

What’s in a name? That which we call marketing automation

What's in a name? That which we call marketing automation

     Adam Sharp, CleverTouch MD, discusses the wider benefits of marketing automation when used as part of a joined-up marketing approach Having worked within the marketing automation industry for a number of years now, the biggest issue the industry faces is categorising itself. It is interesting to see how various vendors like, Eloqua, Marketo, Silverpop, Hubspot have all tried to reinvent new categories including Inbound Marketing, Revenue Performance Management, Behavioural Based Mark

August 28, 2012 1 Comment Full Story

Why NOT to invest in social media

Why NOT to invest in social media

Social media has long been a hot topic and, unsurprisingly, both online and offline media are still a flood with articles, news and tips on the topic, such as Tech Crunch’s How Social Media Drives New Business: Six Case Studies and ZDNet’s How social media 'engagement' translates into new business. If you’ve read your fair share of articles regarding the benefits of social media for business and lead generation, and are about to take the plunge, here’s a few things to consider before

August 1, 2012 No Comments Full Story

PR is dead. Long live PR! How you can demand so much more from the new model of PR

PR is dead. Long live PR!  How you can demand so much more from the new model of PR

Many companies still talk to us to discuss their social media requirements separately from the work the PR agency is doing. Which is fine, we will happily set a social media strategy and optimise their content across all relevant channels. However, our approach would be to integrate PR, social media and email content, not just for cost efficiencies (though these are obvious), but to drive true momentum and leadership for a business. In fact, having worked on standalone PR campaigns in the pas

July 25, 2012 No Comments Full Story

Eloqua Social Suite: Overview of available tools, functions and what is possible today

Eloqua Social Suite: Overview of available tools, functions and what is possible today

As long-time users of both the Eloqua and platforms, CleverTouch has a unique ability of operating a social media and inbound marketing division that integrates with the marketing automation division and platforms. Our team of experts and real thought leaders in this space have been instrumental in driving lead generation and thought leadership (2 of the 5 reasons for social media) through social media for many European and global customers. We have helped a tech company build a community of

May 23, 2012 No Comments Full Story

Social media, mobile marketing & apps in the Eloqua AppCloud the key takeaways from Eloqua Experience Europe 2012

Social media, mobile marketing & apps in the Eloqua AppCloud the key takeaways from Eloqua Experience Europe 2012

- CleverTouch Group MD, Adam Sharp shares his insights from this year’s conference Eloqua Experience 2012 came to a close yesterday. I hope all those that attended, stopped by our booth and picked up a free gift to ‘give your social interactions a clever touch.’ This year, we were introduced to the first European Markie awards, a huge congratulations to this year’s winners; Sony, McAfee, Swiss Post Solutions and Concur. A social buzz A strong emphasis was placed on the evol

May 18, 2012 No Comments Full Story

Cynics beware! 3 examples of how social media can deliver immediate benefits

Cynics beware! 3 examples of how social media can deliver immediate benefits

I recently prepared a presentation for a group of executives on the question of whether or not to embrace social media. The industry in question is certainly a laggard among others, so the team was cynical. I went digging for some examples of how, with little resource, real, tangible returns could be seen. Here were just three of them witnessed by one particular client: LinkedIn The client was encouraged to use the status update feature on LinkedIn to keep his network appraised of compan

January 27, 2012 No Comments Full Story

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