Automated marketing tools have evolved over the last few decades, giving generations of marketers new and innovative ways to engage with their customers. That’s not going to stop anytime soon. Automated marketing technology continues to advance rapidly. And over the next few years, it’ll change the way people experience your brand and interact with your company.
I think we are entering the age of the customer experience platform.
When people hear the term automated marketing, it raises certain questions about what the automation process entails. What exactly is being automated? Is automation really necessary? Will automation eventually take people’s jobs? The truth is that marketing automation software solely exists to strengthen your marketing efforts and support the work that your team is already doing. Essentially, automated marketing removes the need to perform your routine processes, which frees up your time and resources to focus on creating better copy and conversing with customers. Automation can’t take the job of a person because it can’t do the job of a person. It’s merely a tool, but one we should be using. Below, we have debunked four common myths about automated marketing.
Email might be considered an old-fashioned approach for your marketing efforts, but the truth is that a well-written email campaign can still be very powerful for your company. Because everyone accesses email on their smartphones, it’s become much easier to reach qualified leads with high-quality content. Recently, Marketing Eye and Robotic Marketer engaged in a discussion about email campaigns and how they can still be effective for what your company needs, which you can see here.
Marketing automation has the fastest growth of any CRM-related segment in the last five (5) years and there is a reason why. Senior management have been desperate for years to have a clear picture of sales pipeline performance, which until marketing and sales automation came along, was unheard of - in a real sense. There were many inferior solutions in the market, but none that really hit the nail on the head quite like marketing automation.
Interestingly, after speaking with a number of marketing automation vendors in the past few weeks, it has become apparent that there is one clear contender for the top marketing automation spot - and that is Marketo.