Dreamforce may be taking center stage on our news feeds and Twitter streams right now, but that doesn’t mean we can’t release some new (non Dreamforce-related) content! If you’ve been paying close attention to our blog this month, you may remember that this month’s theme revolves around CRM + automation — namely, getting the most out of these two technologies through integration and optimization.

While much of our focus this month has been on Dreamforce, we’re returning to our theme today to release an asset that we’re really excited about, called Salesforce for B2B Marketers: The Complete Guide. If you’re a [...]

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Dreamforce 2014 is finally upon us, and it couldn’t be more exciting—and overwhelming. Yesterday was a long and wonderful day of learning, networking, and probably getting lost at least once. And even though you’re feeling inspired, the last thing you want to do is hunker down in your hotel room and spend hours creating content when you could be enjoying the keynotes, sessions, and parties that Dreamforce is famous for.

Well, whaddya know—you’re in luck! I have some tips for content marketers that will simplify your social media and blogging strategies and leave you enough time for a quick pre-party nap.


I’m [...]

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We’re kicking off one of the biggest weeks of the year in the marketing, sales, and software industries. As Dreamforce 2014 begins to pick up steam, many of us are thinking back to some of the themes covered last year and wondering what we can expect from this year’s event (aside from a look at Marc Benioff’s sweet new kicks). Will themes like mobility, the “Internet of Things,” and 1:1 marketing make a comeback, or will they be replaced by new trends and best practices?

We hazard to guess that the answer is both. While those themes still form the backbone [...]

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How many of you have had one of those nightmares where you’re running from the bad guy, except you can’t actually run? Or where you fall down and all of your teeth fall out? In fact, I had one of those “I’m running as fast as I can but not actually going anywhere” dreams just last week.

For many of us, there are some new entrants into the nightmare scene at this time of year. And no, I’m not talking about The Nightmare Before Christmas — I’m talking nightmares about Dreamforce. You know, the kind where you miss your flight out [...]

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Many people in the B2B space think that lead nurturing is a tool mainly used by marketing and sales to warm leads and move potential buyers down the funnel.  At Pardot, we find many other uses for this valuable marketing automation feature. We recently covered how we built an onboarding drip campaign for customers new to the product. In addition to customer onboarding, we have also found success using the tool for internal enablement, specifically with our sales teams.

Our Motivation

For the marketing team at Pardot, we see our own sales team as one of our key audiences to share relevant [...]

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