marketing automation

Why marketers should have roots in tech: Sarah Kennedy, CMO of Marketo

What are the background and skills that make a great marketer?

As marketing is a field that straddles so many disparate areas – like creativity, strategic thinking, psychology, data – this can be a difficult question to answer, whether you’re a recruiter looking to hire the best talent or a newcomer who wants to break into the industry.

Four qualities of an agile marketer

In marketing, buzzwords often emerge and acquire a definition which loses some of the original meaning of the term.

One recent example is the word ‘agile’ which now (capitalized) almost always refers to the project management method with stand-up meetings, sprints, and scrums.

What were the key email marketing trends from 2015?

It’s basically Christmas already, so it’s time to look back at 2015 and mull over what’s occurred in digital marketing.

Email remains one of the most important channels in terms of driving traffic and sales, so I’ve asked several experts for their opinions on the most significant email marketing trends from this year.

Seven avoidable marketing automation mistakes

Over the past five years, marketing automation has ballooned into a billion pound industry.

Many businesses of all shapes and sizes have been drawn in by the potential upside of lead nurturing, lead scoring and triggered responses to critical prospect activities.

Marketing automation has promised the ability to bring efficiency and scale to marketing programs in a way that has, up until now, been impossible.

The state of marketing attribution in Singapore

On Thursday, November 19 dozens of brand marketers came together in Singapore for a full-day discussion of the issues that we are all facing as we drive digital change.

As with every Digital Cream event, the Chatham House Rule applied, so what was said cannot be attributed to any one marketer.  

But at the end of the event, the hosts of each table helpfully provided a summary of the day’s discussions.