The Quest for Marketing & Sales Alignment Through Shared Customer Insights

Marketing and sales alignment — or really, misalignment — is a persistent problem that plagues organizations of every size. Trying to solve it often feels like trying to kill a weed infestation. Just as you’ve nipped one alignment issue in the bud, another one blossoms to life. If you’re on the lookout for a new…

7 Technologies and Trends to Get Your CRM Ready for 2020

Old CRMs from the pre-2000 era were primarily used to keep track of customer records, but they only offered a basic way to communicate with those customers. As cloud-based CRMs like Salesforce came to the fore, sales and marketing teams began to realize the possibility of using individual customer data to communicate at scale via…

Salesforce Named a December 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for CRM Lead Management

The Salesforce team is excited to announce that we have been recognized as a December 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for CRM Lead Management. Our team at Salesforce takes great pride in this distinction, as customer feedback continues to shape our products and services. In its announcement, Gartner explains, “The Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice…

Legends of Trailblazers for Email: The Power of Pardot [E-book]

Once, down in a lovely green valley, things weren’t so lovely. For there, two B2B marketers were arguing. Little did the pair know that the Email Legend was listening in with super hearing. The first marketer shouted, “Now you’ve done it. You’ve gotten us completely lost! If we don’t even know whether our customers are…

B2B Content Marketing Tips to Live by in 2019

Just look at all that content you produced in 2018: a myriad of shareable, clickable, likeable stuff. But did it actually work? Did it reach your audience — and did they actually engage with it? Did it lead to tangible, positive results for your sales and marketing teams? Did you convert prospects into customers? Hopefully, the…

Introducing the 5th Salesforce State of Marketing Report: Here are the Top Trends Redefining the Profession

This post originally appeared on the Salesforce blog. In the five years since we released the first State of Marketing report, marketers have seen a remarkable amount of change. The amount of data brands have access to has exploded, channels have proliferated, media has matured, market segmentations have granularized, and budgets have expanded. The most significant change however,…

10 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Marketing Automation Platform

Do you deal with pain, delays, and frustration from a marketing automation platform that doesn’t meet your needs? Have you been putting off switching to a new platform because you’re afraid the time and energy won’t pay off in the end? Before Pardot came along, InsideView, a leader in helping B2B companies accelerate growth through…

Chart A Course To Better Marketing Automation in 6 Steps

While switching to a new marketing automation platform may seem daunting, it doesn’t need to be an immense undertaking if you prepare. Pardot customer InsideView did it in just a couple of months, and with minimal disruption to their ongoing marketing campaigns and key initiatives. Here’s how you can prepare for your move to a…