Allocadia’s MPM platform will inspire you to ditch your marketing spreadsheets

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30-second summary: Founded in 2010 by twin sisters Kristine and Katherine Steuart, Allocadia has over 100 employees around the world. Allocadia serves mid-to-large businesses with their cloud-based MPM platform, which is available at three price points, depending on the level of management required. MPMs enable companies to plan, gain insights, and optimize multiple marketing campaigns and programs from one central location. After implementing the platform, Allocadia customers can begin seeing results within thirty days. Since Juniper Networks implemented Allocadia seven years ago, the marketing team has closed the quarter within 1% of target for the past 29 quarters. After Microsoft implemented Allocadia in 2016, the company experienced an 88% reduction in manual data entry, were able to account for 100% of field marketing dollars, and generated over 1 million leads via planned marketing activities. By using Allocadia’s tools, GE Digital’s marketing organization reported 2.55 times greater return on marketing investment (ROMI) this past year. The global martech industry is projected to be worth over $120 billion in 2020, with $70 billion attributed to the UK and North America alone. One of the primary reasons that businesses seek out and implement new martech solutions is to streamline operations across a variety of marketing initiatives including email, content, social media marketing, CRM, and analytics. Tools to facilitate and enable experience optimization, marketing automation and tracking are also growing in popularity. This is where Allocadia fits in. Some of Allocadia’s staff in action—source: Allocadia A brief summary of Allocadia Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Allocadia is a marketing performance management (MPM) platform with over 14,000 global customers across a variety of sectors. Clients include Microsoft, Land O’Lakes, Unilever, Charles Schwab, Hitachi Vantara, and GE Healthcare. A sample of Allocadia’s current customers Founded in 2010 by twin sisters Kristine and Katherine Steuart, Allocadia has over 100 employees around the world. The sisters, both marketers, recognized a need for a single streamlined platform to keep their budgets, projects, and goals in one intuitive place. They built the prototype for Allocadia in the early 2000s and shared it with industry leaders and potential customers at trade shows. Allocadia received its first round of $1 million in seed funding in January 2013. In June 2014, they received $7 million in Series A financing. By December 2015, they received another $16.5 million in Series B financing. Allocadia serves mid-market to enterprise businesses, as demonstrated by the sampling of clients …

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Only one in five marketers have a strategy in place for optimizing their martech stack

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30-second summary: Ascend2’s Martech Stack Optimization survey asked nearly 300 B2B and B2C marketers how are they addressing the challenge of optimizing their martech stack in 2020. 19% of respondents indicated that they’ve implemented a martech stack strategy, while nearly 60% of respondents are currently working on or developing a strategy. Improving marketing efficiency is the top challenge respondents faced, followed by improving revenue attribution. Data analysis, integrations, and real-time processing are key features that marketers look for when implementing an effective martech stack. Nearly 90% of respondents indicated that they either plan to, or will continue to, invest in their martech stack in the coming year. In January, research-based marketing firm, Ascend2, surveyed nearly 300 marketing professionals to assess how they’re addressing the increasing use of different marketing technologies (martech) within their organizations. The survey, conducted during the week of January 13 th , 2020, was answered by a …

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5 leading providers of enterprise marketing automation solutions

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30-second summary: We provide five examples of enterprise-level providers of marketing automation solutions including industry case studies. Each of these companies are leaders in marketing automation, with enterprise businesses (and, in some cases, SMBs) benefiting from their platforms, solutions, and technology. This list is not inclusive of every enterprise-level provider, but is meant to present an overview of best-in-class tools that exist in the market today, including tangible examples of how organizations are using them to improve their marketing, sales, and customer experience initiatives. It’s marketing automation week at ClickZ, and as part of our coverage of this game-changing technology, we’ve compiled a list of the top five enterprise-level solutions based on market share. The global marketing automation software market was $2.4 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach over $6.8 billion by 2026. Social Media Today’s 2019 State of Marketing Automation survey revealed that two-thirds of marketers are …

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This is what a customer data platform (CDP) is designed to do

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30-second summary: BlueConic is a CDP provider that works with hundreds of clients including Hearst, Moen, T-mobile, and ING. Their newly published eBook is aimed at helping marketers understand the role of the CDP in the larger martech stack — what it is, what it’s not, and how it compares with other tools. BlueConic’s free eBook — What is A CDP? And What Isn’t a CDP? — is available from ClickZ. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, BlueConic is a Customer Data Platform (CDP) provider that works with hundreds of organizations globally. Their technology combines first-party data into one unified location, making it easily accessible to all marketers and other employees, regardless of department or location. Some of BlueConic’s clients include top brands like Hearst, Moen, T-mobile, and ING. BlueConic recently published an eBook aimed at helping organizations understand the role of CDPs within the martech landscape including what they are (and …

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Best Business Intelligence Software

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Disclosure: This content is reader-supported, which means if you click on some of our links that we may earn a commission. Business intelligence software has become a necessary tool in the era of big data. Your organization collects tons of data about your customers, website, and total health of the company. But without BI software, making sense of that information is nearly impossible. This software exists so you can analyze various data sets and make data-driven decisions. For example, you can use BI software to predict consumer buying behavior or project the financial impact of an operations decision. Rather than waiting for a quarterly or annual report, you can leverage BI software for real-time data insights. Due to the complexity of business intelligence software, the vast majority of tools in this category are designed for large organizations, SMBs, and enterprises. The Top 6 Options For Business Intelligence Software TIBCO Jaspersoft …

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The cost of complexity: ClickZ’s advisory board discuss the latest trends in martech

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30-second summary: COVID-19 has caused a seismic shift in digital operations and consumer behavior, leading to an acceleration in digital transformation. commerce penetration grew from 16% to 27% over an eight-week period this year, for example, fundamentally changing the way retailers sell goods. As martech players emerge to address increased shifts to digital, companies are caught in the middle of an explosion of complexity, trying to figure out how best to leverage new technology with little time to plan. The digital skills gap has widened with the increased rate of digital transformations. Businesses are scrambling to find talent that has experience across ad tech, martech and data.. Sales and marketing alignment has become even more important as teams balance decreasting marketing budgets and increase in pressure to deliver more sales with less to keep the business alive. The cost of complexity is high when companies purchase technologies they don’t use, …

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Five tools that can help you break free from data paralysis

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30-second summary: Data paralysis is a natural consequence of the marketing technology businesses use daily, but there are tools that can help manage the proliferation of data so that it can be used efficiently and effectively. In this post, we review five tools, each of which help mitigate the data paralysis connected to a specific area of data usage including CRM, lead management, business insights, customer experience, and website traffic/campaign analysis. The tools listed here are examples of the technology that exists to help manage and leverage data. There are many more tools available, so be sure to research solutions that fit within your budget and business type. Data paralysis is a real problem. The proliferation of martech tools and marketing touchpoints has created a wealth of data which, while a boon for businesses, can also present challenges when it comes to data management, analysis, security, and consistency. A 2018 …

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Why digital transformation should be your new demand gen strategy

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30-second summary: Ensuring that your business has the right digital tools can facilitate growth by enabling marketing and sales teams to improve brand engagement, better analyze data, more easily create content, and improve CX. Demand generation is facilitated by the right tools which can help marketing teams scale activities such as content management, lead nurturing, social media optimization, ABM, and more. There is no such thing as an average martech stack. Customization of tools is key to figuring out what works for you to achieve business growth. Chiefmartec’s Stackie awards include nearly 50 illustrations of martech stacks from a vareity of businesses which demonstrate how varied martech stacks can be. Incorporating tools that enhance and facilitate customer experience is an important (even critical) ingredient to using digital transformation for demand gen. Using technology to enhance business processes is nothing new. The very first business computer — The Lyons Electronic Office …

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What leading consultants say about the usage of automation in marketing

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30-second summary: As per the CMO Survey Report 2020 by Deloitte, the implementation of AI and machine learning is likely to grow in three years to 3.5. As per an article by McKinsey & Company, organizations introducing technology to sales can find ways that deliver double-digit gains in return-on-investment. Automation is possible in 30% of sales activities. The most recent AI survey by Bain and Company analyzed that organizations that make use of AI were 4.2 times more likely to have access to standard tools and technologies than the others. A study co-sponsored by EY in 2020 revealed that 85% of participants have already implemented AI within their organizations and expect to use AI for new use cases in the coming years. According to a survey by Accenture, around 83% of more than 6,000 businesses accepted that technology is a crucial part of the human experience. As per a recent …

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Best Applicant Tracking Software

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Disclosure: This content is reader-supported, which means if you click on some of our links that we may earn a commission. Here’s a business cliche for you: Employees are the greatest asset for every company. Precisely why recruitment is so challenging for HRs or recruiters. The process is quite elaborate and comprises several steps ranging from job posting to managing and streamlining applications. Let’s talk statistics : A corporate job post receives 250 resumes on an average. And even after that, 45% of employers say that they can’t find candidates with the skills they need. With the high influx of CVs, it’s crucial for HR specialists to raise their efficiency levels, which brings us to our next stat – recruiters only take six seconds to evaluate the candidate’s resume. Now, six seconds isn’t necessarily enough for recruiters to make the right decision every time, especially because every business has unique …

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7 enterprise level providers of AI-enabled marketing solutions

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30-second summary: We provide seven examples of enterprise-level providers of AI-enabled marketing solutions as well as case studies for each. Each of these companies are leaders in their respective category, with B2B and B2C organizations each benefiting from their AI-enabled solutions. This list is not inclusive of every enterprise-level provider, but is meant to give mid-to-enterprise-level organizations an sense of the best-in-class tools that exist in the market today, and how organizations are using them to improve their marketing, sales, and customer experience initiatives. As part of our ongoing coverage of artificial intelligence (AI) in marketing, we’ve compiled a list of ten enterprise-level providers of technology solutions that utilize AI in some capacity. This list covers key categories within the martech space including digital asset management, marketing and sales enablement, customer experience/engagement, and account-based marketing. This list is not – by any stretch of the imagination – comprehensive in terms …

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