Unlike our colleagues marketing shoes or handbags, we rarely have the number of contacts in our campaigns to derive any real empirical value from an A/B test, so a different approach is needed and more time is needed. What our colleagues in a low value environment may achieve in minutes, could take us weeks or even months.
Your email database needs to be treated with respect & increasing regulatory changes across multiple countries are making this an even greater pressing business need.
After all, your contact database is made up of people, people who at some point have expressed interest in your organisation and perhaps even purchased products or services from you, or perhaps donated to your cause.
How will the remainder of 2020 shape up and what long term changes can we expect? Does Marketing Automation have a role to play in this new normal? I think it does, I’ve outlined my thoughts below.
2020 has certainly taken us all in a direction that none of us could have imagined. I’ve been WFH (working from home) for almost four months at this point. I have my first work related face-to-face meeting this coming week at the office, there will be just four of us with two joining by ZOOM.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) recently issued an infringement notice for AU$1,003,800, the biggest fine the regulator has ever issued*. Does the consumer have some responsibility in this process? I think they do. Personally, I don’t believe the “customer is always right”. That statement is ludicrous when you really take it apart. Some people will cringe at my view. It’s a sentiment largely pushed from the US and has permeated its’ way around the western world.
If 2020 feels like a career change is just what you need, then it’s worthwhile understanding which jobs are in demand. In Linkedin’s recent 2020 Emerging Jobs Report Australia, as reported in news.com.au, you’ll find the #3 job is Marketing Automation Specialist.
Providing engaging content is one part of the plan. You also need to think through the user experience and how you’re going provide the content needed to respond to people’s preferences.
I met with a client recently and was a little distressed at some of the incorrect assumptions they’d made about Eloqua and specific functionality they weren’t aware of. It developed into an interesting discussion, I’ve tried to capture some of that discussion here.
I recently downloaded the Litmus 2018 State of Email Report. I’ve summarised the key points I believe are important for Modern Marketers and provided some context for Oracle Marketing Cloud Eloqua customers that they may want to review as they move forward with their campaigns in 2018.
As a business owner or CMO, you need to know exactly who has access to your social properties and your website. You need to be clear about access levels and you need to know who can post on behalf of your brand. This post provides some things for you to ponder about when it comes to digital security at your organisation.
In the world of Marketing, the idea of “conversion” needs to be much more than someone submitting a form. In the world of Sales, conversion is a prospect who becomes a customer because they’ve signed on the dotted line. How can Marketing support this process and help progress buyers on their journey?
When planning for a new year, one aspect I find that helps me focus my energies is the range of Insight reports I have access to with Oracle Marketing Cloud Eloqua.