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Thursday, 09 November 2017 07:15

Overcoming the CRM Adoption Bell Curve

 

Using a CRM for your business is a necessity, but implementing it shouldn’t be to complicated.

Any client-facing professional who has used a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system for work understands the incredible value it can provide. These systems integrate with accounting, marketing, and other software applications. They collect all of the information you need in one easy-to-access place, and improve management’s ability to provide direction and encouragement. Of course, the system only works if people are willing to use it. 

A CRM Doesn’t Need to be an Obstacle 

Rolling out any type of new software or platform for your company is going to have hiccups and frustrations. Since CRM touches so many aspects of your business, compatibility, versatility, and customization are crucial factors. If you attempt to implement a CRM platform that doesn’t work with your existing applications, you’re going to have a difficult time getting everything copasetic without aggravating your usual operations. A failed software launch can be incredibly disruptive, so take the time to fully investigate the capabilities of a CRM platform and the issues you’re likely to encounter with it before committing to it.

Published in Technology

Hello, 

Welcome to Marketing Fridays episode seven! Today we are going to talk about the differences between automatic or automated marketing, or marketing automation automation vs. manual processes or manual marketing, and we are going to highlight the benefits and the pitfalls of both approaches. Then we are going to be discussing visually the differences between automated process and manual process. Let's begin!

First, we have highlighted on the left side the manual marketing process and on the right, the automated marketing process. I came up with different tactics to compare these two types of processes, so you can really figure out what are the benefits of doing automated marketing in the end.

So the first one says time for setup. On average it will take pretty much the same time to setup manual processes as well as automated processes, in the sense that both of them require similar things such as email templates or steps in order to begin the process of marketing. You might have a little more work to do for automated marketing in terms of working with technology, but let's say that an average it's going to be about the same.

Published in Video Blog

The Industrial Revolution, which began in the 1700s, was a critical turning point for mankind because it allowed businesses to manufacture and produce items faster, cheaper and more efficiently by use of machines.

After reading this, you should find yourself seeking out automation technologies for an “Industrial Revolution” within your own business.

However, instead of helping you find technologies that will increase production of your merchandise, I’m going to educate you on one type of modern computer technology that will improve sales and efficiency while reducing costs and human error.

If you’re really excited about automating your business but you don’t have a big budget to invest in expensive tools out there, this article is for you.

Marketing automation is evolving very fast. According to a recent Clickz survey, “59% of Fortune 500 companies now use marketing automation along with 95% of SaaS-based companies.” About 26% of businesses extensively use marketing automation software to manage lead generation.

Published in Marketing & Strategy

Welcome to the Future of Online Marketing

Artificial Intelligence is Making Great Strides in the World of Online Marketing. The age of artificial intelligence has arrived, but it looks a little different than what we predicted. Bots are showing up everywhere to use their automated technology to perform simple tasks. They have the ability to interact with humans and respond to requests so employees don’t have to. 

What Are Marketing Bots?

Published in Technology

There is no question that business automation can help you get more sales and increase your engagement.

So, the question is: What's stoping you?

And that's precisely what we aim to answer in this exclusive SCORE webinar featuring Bloominari's very own, Jaime Nacach.

Published in Events

Welcome to Marketing Fridays Episode Number 6!

Today, I am going to be introducing you to Zapier.com, which I believe is like your web automation genie. It’s a really important part of what I have been talking about previously and it is also important for you to understand in order to really do a lot of great marketing automation in the future episodes that we’re going to be talking about.

Published in Video Blog

Each Spring over 30,000 people travel to Austin, Texas for the mega-festival that is South By Southwest. Now in it’s 31st year SXSW is a well-oiled machine and touts a robust programming for interactive, film, music, and gaming. There is something for everyone at SXSW and 2017 was no different.

I’m Amanda, a social video expert and over three articles I’ll be sharing with you what I learned at SXSW. From Marc Jacobs to Kesha to Virtual Reality to gaming and beyond, I’ve got a lot of knowledge to pass around. Get comfy, grab a notebook and let’s get started with adapting storytelling in 2017.

Published in Marketing & Strategy

The history of mankind has shown us that we as humans are constantly on the lookout for finding ways to make our life easier. This started a long time ago, when man had the need to stay warm and not suffer during cold nights and colder winters, thus man learned how to create fire, and create clothing to stay warm.

Today, the same concept is alive as we’re constantly looking for ways to make our life easier. For example, trying to get places faster (Uber), avoid things we dislike to eat (Checking Yelp), connecting more often with the people we like (Social Media), getting the best value for our money (Amazon, Walmart), and the list goes on.

When it comes down to business, we’re also trying to make our businesses run smoother, more efficient, hiring the correct team members, etc. Yet, many things come down to finding ways to save time and money, because time = money.

I’m always looking for ways to save time, and work more efficiently. So here’s a few ways that you can save time on your daily marketing and sales business tasks.

How to save time on your sales and marketing tasks

Published in Technology

Pokémon GO’s success has marketers paying more attention to augmented reality

If you’ve been online or watched the news in the past month, you’ve heard of Pokémon GO. This application has been downloaded millions of times and has accrued more active users than Twitter — all within 30 days of its release. Lots of video games and applications have been wildly successful before, so what makes this one so different? Augmented reality (AR).

Published in Marketing & Strategy
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