Drip-Drip-Sold: Nurturing Leads With Drip Campaigns

How do you know when your prospects are sale ready? Do you waste resources chasing leads that are not actually interested? Wouldn’t it be great if there was an automated process to nurture your leads and let you know when they are ready to approach? Enter the drip campaign. Send your leads a series of targeted emails depending on whether they open the previous one and get notified when they have made it through the entire process. At that point the apple will be ripe for picking and all you have to do is close. Alternatively, you will know if they are not sale ready and you have the opportunity to bring back their interest with targeted content for those that did not open the previous email.

How does this process work? The itracMarketer automation tool allows you to trigger actions based on specified conditions. For example, once the lead enters your database, an automatic welcome email is sent to them […]

To the Cloud! – How the lines between email marketing and marketing automation are disappearing

Email remains one the most effective and popular marketing communication paths in 2015. Consistently offering unique methods of delivering communications, and increasing ROI in a wide range of campaign styles, types and promotions; and yet, email is only getting more sophisticated.

Putting your company on the leading edge of technology requires leading edge tools to multiply your email marketing campaign into a fully automated, personalized and contextual marketing automation system. The success rates are undeniable, but many sales and marketers don’t realize that they could increase the power of email substantially with marketing automation.

Marketing automation allows companies to use their gathered intelligence, and existing or newly gathered customer data to create advanced automated workflows to (automate repetitive and difficult tasks that will) generate/promote leads and to compile useful and valuable customer data. This data is then used to provide a personalized, and customer aware campaign immediately relevant and specific to your promotion and communication.

The field of Marketing Automation is growing at […]

4 Marketing Automation stats that will surprise you

You’ve heard about it. It’s the technology driving sales and customers to your business. In 2015, Marketing intelligence, automation, and advanced workflow automation software tools are one of the hottest trends to grow your business.

Marketing automation uses all the collected information from a customer; from clicks to emails to forms, surveys and meta-data; to deliver them the information they need to make a purchase at the best time and place.

1. 63% of companies that are outgrowing their competitors use marketing automation. (The Lenskold and Pedowitz Groups, Lead Generation Marketing Effectiveness Study)

2. Among CMOs, the most important criteria for a marketing automation system are ease-of-use (92%) and the ability to tie marketing performance to sales (72%). (Gleanster Marketing Automation Benchmark)

3. Companies that use marketing automation are 3 times more likely than companies without automation to track and attribute their content-marketing efforts to multiple touchpoints (36% to 11%). (The Lenskold and Pedowitz Groups, 2013 Lead Generation Marketing Effectiveness Study)

4. 58% of […]

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