Pardot Users Conference

So I attended the Pardot Users Conference in Atlanta, GA.   Users conferences, when well done as this one, can really boost confidence in the system and provide a great opportunity for face-to-face time. When I arrived, there were a sea of smiling Pardot folks in grey shirts guiding us around and answering questions. The W Hotels are trendy and the event venue for the conference here was no exception.

My knowledge of Pardot was limited, but engaging two new of our clients who are users, there was no greater motivation to get up to speed quickly.  Also with the chance to get to know another marketing tech company and it’s product, I was very much looking forward to the event.

For those of you new to Pardot,

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New Perspectives Pt.1 – MIS and Marketing Alignment

New Perspectives

There are lots on-going about marketing and sales alignment. However, as marketing begins to recapture the role as an operational center of an organization, marketing will need to look beyond the revenue silo to increasingly learn and leverage support from other parts of the organization.   In this “new perspectives” series, we’ll explore how marketing operations will impact other parts of the organization:

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Revenue Analysis of a Website

I’m a huge Seth Godin fan and hope to be as inspired as his writings demonstrate.    If you haven’t already, I suggest buying his book “Permission Marketing“.  His notions … More

Focus Areas in Marketing Operations

While spending any time in this space, you’ve probably stumbled upon a variety of operational and technological themes.  In building and maintaining a sales/marketing ecosystem, there are many moving parts to consider.

Here are a few common areas of focus we face:

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Thank you Steve Jobs

As many of you have come to learn, Steve Jobs has passed today at 56. He was not only a true innovator (317 patents as of April ’11), but an … More

Marketing Automation Buzzword Bingo

Lead Scoring! Social Login! Marketing/Sales Alignment! Multi-Channel Marketing! Big Data! BINGO

You’ve probably been in this situation or similar to it:

  1. “Team, I just read an article about social marketing.  We need to get on Twitter,” said the manager.   “Okay, what are we going to post?,” the marketer responds.   “Anything and everything that is news worthy for 5 times a day,” the manager squawks back.

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