Email Marketing vs. Marketing Automation

Higher Logic

Email is an important component of any modern marketing strategy. But, email is just one piece of the modern marketing puzzle. That's where marketing automation comes in. The first step is understanding the differences between email marketing and marketing automation tools.

Can Inbound Marketing Apply to Customer Marketing?

Socious

According to The State of Inbound 2016 report, only 18% of outbound marketers consider their strategy effective. Compare that to 81% of inbound marketers and you have a compelling idea of just how well inbound works. Customer Experience Customer Marketing Sales

[Infographic] The Marketer's Toolbox: Indispensable Marketing Techniques and Technologies

Higher Logic

Modern marketing is complicated. But when you break down the components of a strong marketing program, it suddenly feels familiar and approachable. Still, there is an overwhelming amount of technology and techniques marketing teams need to sift through. Email Marketing.

Debunking 5 Marketing Automation Myths

Higher Logic

In my quest to educate on marketing automation, I run across a lot of misconceptions. Someone always has a story about some other marketer, from some other organization, that had some sort of major difficulty or near catastrophe, caused by a malfunction of an automated campaign. More often than not, these issues are over-exaggerated marketing urban legends. Myth #1: Marketing Automation Is Far Too Difficult. Myth #2: Our Data Is Too Messy for Marketing Automation.

The Evolution of Experience with Marketing Automation

Higher Logic

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: marketing automation will save you time and increase your engagement and efficiency. The problem is you may not be getting to the biggest benefit that marketing automation has to offer: time. This is where marketing automation comes back in.

How Automation Will Save Marketing

Higher Logic

I may be biased, but I don’t consider most marketers to be inherently “shady.” The downfall of advertising might be part of marketing evolution, but let’s not make it the underlying narrative. Let’s refocus on marketing for people, not at them. Why haven’t we embraced marketing automation as a true opportunity to market with a conscience? Marketing Automation with a Conscience. Let’s return to our original goal: marketing with a conscience.

Is Marketing Automation Going to Take Away My Job?

Higher Logic

It’s a valid fear – as marketing automation adoption increases, many seasoned marketers are wondering if they’re automating themselves out of a job. When you use marketing automation, you can improve all these scenarios, saving time on the manual tasks.

Developing a Micro-Moments Marketing Strategy

Higher Logic

These gaps of time are known as micro-moments, and have become the newest frontier for marketers. So how do we take advantage of these micro-moments in our marketing strategy? This prompted the Target marketing team to shift their shopping experience to a mobile-first approach.

The Ultimate Nonprofit Video Marketing Strategy + 5 of the Best Nonprofit Videos We’ve Seen

Wild Apricot Blog

Learn how to create the ultimate nonprofit video marketing strategy with our guide, as well as getting inspired with the five best nonprofit videos we've seen. video-marketing-strategy video-marketing nonprofit-video-marketing-strategy nonprofit-video-marketing nonprofit-video

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Marketing Automation: Creepy? Or Just Good Customer Service?

Higher Logic

Turns out, it’s not Big Brother spying on you – it’s just marketing automation at work. An abandoned cart campaign is a perfect example of how marketing automation can be used to create a great user experience. And it’s left traditional email marketing tactics in the dust.

The makings of marketing mavens

Aaron Wolowiec

But marketing? True, we launched our first official marketing campaign a couple years into the job. But with too few hours in the day and a never-ending list of priorities, marketing just wasn’t at the top of the list. So where does marketing fit in?

5 Marketing Automation Features You Need to Start Using Today

Higher Logic

In the survey we did for our recent State of Marketing Automation: Association Benchmark Report , we asked associations what additional marketing automation features they’re using. If you pair this with our finding that one of the biggest marketing automation challenges for associations is a lack of platform knowledge, it starts to look like associations might not be making use of these essential features because they don’t realize what they can do.

Can Inbound Marketing Apply to Customer Marketing?

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According to The State of Inbound 2016 report, only 18% of outbound marketers consider their strategy effective. Compare that to 81% of inbound marketers and you have a compelling idea of just how well inbound works. Those statistics represented marketers from over 130 countries.

4 Ways to Take the Confusion Out of Your Marketing Automation Platform

Higher Logic

Research is an absolute truth if you’re shopping around for a new marketing automation platform. If you are still shopping around for a new marketing automation platform, one of the best ways to serve yourself and your team is to learn about that platform before you seal the deal.

You Could Just Set It and Forget It with Marketing Automation…But Don’t!

Higher Logic

If you are under the impression that “set it and forget it” is a successful strategy for using marketing automation software, I release you from this spell. Set it and forget it" can work for rotisserie chickens, but it won't work for your marketing automation strategy.

Turn Your Community into a Content Marketing Engine

Higher Logic

Once considered a fad, content marketing has proven it’s “King” and shows no signs of slowing down. With 2017 coming to a close, now is a great time to revisit your marketing plan and amp up your content initiatives. What Is Content Marketing and How Do I Get Started?

Web Tracking Is Your Marketing Automation Advantage

Higher Logic

Web tracking may not be the first thing that leaps to mind when you think about marketing automation, but it should be. Like perfecting a golf swing, marketing automation is all about the follow-through, and combining web tracking with automated campaigns is exactly the prep you need before stepping out on the green. Modern digital marketing is all about data. This unlocks a plethora of options for the modern marketer. Communications Marketing Marketing Automation

What Do Vanity Metrics Have to Do with Marketing Automation Goals?

Higher Logic

Higher Logic recently released our 2018 State of Marketing Automation: Association Benchmark Report. We asked about all sorts of things, like how they used marketing automation and what their goals and successes were.

What’s the state of association marketing?

Aaron Wolowiec

Years ago, PR (which used to be more focused on media relations) and marketing didn’t always mix well. Now, marketing is very much about content. But not just anyone can do marketing. Marketing Tip No. As for tactics, email marketing again took the No.

What’s the state of association marketing?

Aaron Wolowiec

Years ago, PR (which used to be more focused on media relations) and marketing didn’t always mix well. Now, marketing is very much about content. But not just anyone can do marketing. Marketing Tip No. As for tactics, email marketing again took the No.

Membership Marketing: Ten Year Retrospective

Membership Marketing

2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report. However, this has not represented a changeless marketing environment. Here are some of the major changes associations have put in place in their membership marketing efforts.

New report: Association marketing has a ways to go

Aaron Wolowiec

Marketing is much more difficult than most people think. Marketers have a vast skill set, and that’s why they should have a seat at the decision-making table. That’s according to a new benchmarking study on association marketing by Demand Metric and HighRoad Solution. “

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14 of Our Favorite Examples of Storytelling in Marketing

Higher Logic

The secret lies in telling a great story, which is the foundation of great marketing. The scene: Nike wanted to create something that could help those in the UK identify with their brand, since they tend to market for the US. Engagement Marketing

INBOUND Conference: A Sample Agenda for Customer Marketers

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Customer Relationship Management Customer Marketing HubSpot TipsGary Vaynerchuk. Anna Kendrick. Alec Baldwin. 4 days, a dozen high-profile headliners, and so many sessions it will make your head spin.

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Seven Keys to Marketing Success

Spark Consulting

Recently, on ASAE’s Collaborate Community, someone asked for examples of other associations’ marketing plans. What are you trying to market to them? marketing strategy

[ROUNDUP] 2018 State of Marketing Automation: Association Benchmark Report

Higher Logic

Here at Higher Logic, we’ve been working hard to analyze how associations have approached marketing automation in the past and how current strategies are evolving in an effort to best utilize new opportunities for improved efficiency and growth. Our new 2018 benchmark report, the first of its kind strictly for associations , combines our traditional email benchmarking report with a new industry survey focused on marketing automation (MA). What drives marketing automation adoption.

Is Your Retention Marketing Plan Inbound-y Enough?

Socious

That’s because the majority of marketing and sales efforts (and executive focus) go toward attracting and winning new customers. Every day, marketers are becoming more and more efficient at winning new business through digital relationship-building approaches like inbound.

How do association marketers fight email fatigue?

Aaron Wolowiec

Lesson here: People are suffering from email fatigue, so as an association marketer, your job is tough. The “ 2015 Association Email Benchmarking Report ” summarizes email marketing metrics from more than 1 billion emails associations sent in 2014.

Four Keys to Writing Good Marketing Copy

Spark Consulting

How do you write good marketing copy? marketing In a nutshell: Think about your audience. Who are they? What do you know about them? Use that information to craft a personalized message. Talk like a real person, and write like you speak.

The Ultimate Guide to Trade Show Marketing

Aaron Wolowiec

This Ultimate Guide to Trade Show Marketing will take you through the entire strategizing, planning and execution processes for your upcoming trade show to ensure you’re fully prepared for trade show marketing success

Do Associations Need Both Marketing Automation And Email Marketing Software? [Video]

HighRoad Solution

At HighRoad Solution we are often asked “what is the difference between marketing automation and email marketing and how can my organization benefit by utilizing both?”. Email Marketing Marketing Automation

No more masses for association marketers

Aaron Wolowiec

Email marketers: Does this sound familiar? 1 tool for marketing among associations. A new report by Informz may help marketers decide. The 2016 Association Email Marketing Benchmark Report analyzes nearly 2 billion emails sent by associations in 2015.

No more masses for association marketers

Aaron Wolowiec

Email marketers: Does this sound familiar? 1 tool for marketing among associations. A new report by Informz may help marketers decide. The 2016 Association Email Marketing Benchmark Report analyzes nearly 2 billion emails sent by associations in 2015.

Explaining Marketing to a Kid

Spark Consulting

Mine was a marketing activity, and got me thinking: what’s the simplest way to explain marketing? Here’s what I came up with: Marketing is about telling people what your company makes and helping them understand why they would want or need it. marketing

The many hats of marketers

Aaron Wolowiec

A couple months ago I wrote an article for “Associations Now” about how marketing requires different skills than it once did. As more potential tactics and options for marketing have emerged, more is expected of a marketer. Scott Oser, president of Scott Oser Associates.

3 Ways Organizations Win at Marketing

Wild Apricot Blog

Organizations that seem to win at marketing their mission and their programs. Nonprofit-MarketingYou see them every day. On Instagram, on Facebook and IRL (in real life). They are everywhere and their donor family (and budget) is large! Here are the three things they're doing right — and how you can too!

10 email marketing best practices for your organization.

YourMembership Blog

In 2015, the Direct Marketing Association (now the Data & Marketing Association) reported email had the highest ROI of any marketing channel. So much for email becoming a dying breed of marketing. The post 10 email marketing best practices for your organization. Membership & Marketing Email Marketing

Radically Alter the Focus of Your Association’s Marketing

Smooth The Path

Too often an association’s marketing messaging to new members focuses on the association; often how great the association is. The post Radically Alter the Focus of Your Association’s Marketing appeared first on Smooth The Path.

4 Email Marketing Tips Worth Embracing

Associations Now

Email may drive your organization’s marketing, but when was the last time you thought about how you use it? But as Marketing Land noted last month , that email drew $13 million in sales for DEC, one of the computer industry’s first large companies. Research the market.

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding for Your Association

Socious

Association Marketing Strategy Member ExperienceWhat color is your association’s logo? Was it something that was inherited from your founding or did you recently rebrand?

Tips for Marketing (Online Courses) To Your Association Members  

Web Courseworks Associations

Associations and nonprofits share a marketing dilemma unlike traditional for-profit businesses. The target market and demographics for a business are centered around prospective clients and existing clients. Tips for Marketing to Association Members.

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The Intersection of Online Communities and Marketing Automation

Higher Logic

In the digital landscape of 2017, online communities continue to make headway in the association market. Combined with marketing automation, your community can not only help you gather insights, it can further business goals, improve the member experience, and move leads through your funnel more effectively. Those insights feed into marketing automation systems to make them more effective at delivering messages that provide value to members.

Best practices in email marketing.

YourMembership Blog

The post Best practices in email marketing. Membership & Marketing Email MarketingMembers today are overloaded with information, and it’s easy for emails to end up in the digital trash. That’s a problem. You can’t deliver meaningful content to members if they don’t open your e-mails. The subject line is the first impression and should be compelling enough for a member to want to open it,” says. appeared first on YourMembership.