CRM

Cloud-based CRM systems – What are the benefits?

A customer relationship management (CRM) system is a piece of marketing technology used to manage, analyse and quickly respond to interactions with current or future clients or customers.

With a good-quality CRM system in place, you can easily keep all the information about every party that your business is interacting with up-to-date and accessible by everyone within your team. CRM systems also allow you to solve specific problems within the customer or client relationship cycle, focus on customer retention, and drive sales growth.

Three key marketing skills for 2017

Nowadays, marketers need to know so many systems, platforms, formats, and channels that it can be tough to keep up. 

As we can’t be researching everything all the time, it is important to ‘park’ some skills while training up on others. As an example, a marketing team may decide to hold steady with their AdWords strategy while spending time and effort on improving how they approach social media.

Depending on social networks for your CRM? Time for a rethink

The latest social network to announce a move away from a reverse chronological timeline is Instagram, impacting its 14m UK users.

Many of these snap happy bloggers are in uproar – one petition has already attracted hundreds of thousands of protesters. But what about advertisers?

Is this a further nail in the sequential social storytelling coffin? Is this bad news for all but brands with the largest followings?