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Marketing Automation

Marketing automation and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) can help organizations build better relationships with customers, both new and old. Explore tools, techniques, and marketing automation platforms for analyzing and responding to customer behavior with unique marketing. Browse our latest marketing automation news, analysis, and advice. 

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2020: The 5G Revolution Begins

Wireless carriers finally begin their 5G rollouts, and the business potential is huge, as a world of new opportunities opens not just for consumers but for the companies that want to do business with them.

Customer Data Platforms Emerge as Marketing’s Latest Holy Grail

Companies adopt a new way to collect information in their ongoing quest to gain a single view of the customer

Channels Collide as Physical and Digital Converge

In 2020, customers will demand both in-store and online touchpoints

Customer Service Becomes a Marketing Tool

As businesses today compete on customer experience (CX), marketers have a tremendous opportunity to leverage effective customer problem resolution to increase loyalty and, potentially, sales. This approach integrates marketing and customer service in the ways that CRM always promised.

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5 Common Sales Bottlenecks and How to Solve Them

With a few straightforward process changes, and by leveraging technology, you can progress toward eliminating bottlenecks to better optimize your time and resources. But first, you have to know what to look for.

Customer Churn Got You Down? 4 Tips to Increase Retention

Don't spend thousands of dollars trying to find and woo strangers, ignoring the people who already know your brand. Companies that neglect their fans for too long inevitably lose those valuable customers to businesses that know how to show a little appreciation.

Marketing’s Digital Divide: It’s Not “Digital” Marketing, It's Just Marketing

Many organizations have allowed a separate and distinct "digital" marketing team to evolve. It operates along-side the traditional outbound marketers but may not always work on integrated channel programs with them. This divide creates barriers to achieving the seamless, insight driven, omnichannel experience to which we aspire. Part one of a two-part series.

Real-Time Journey Analytics: Maximizing the Customer Experience with Every Interaction

In today's hyper-connected sales environment, businesses require more than surveys or the Net Promote Score to gain a comprehensive view of the customer. Scalable, cloud-based customer journey analytics give companies their best chance at identifying unmet CX needs.

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Let Hope, Not Hype, Be Our Guide in 2020

A big reason why innovation is so slow to take hold in the industry is the short time frame CX leaders are given to prove ROI.

A Simple Way to Set Your 2020 CRM Enhancement Priorities

With hundreds of sales enablement solutions from which to choose, how do you assess what you truly need?

It’s 2020! How Did Our CX Predictions Work Out?

Let's look at how we've responded to customers' rising demands

3 CRM Lessons From This Year’s Conferences

Some key themes kept coming up among the CRM intelligentsia

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