So, the question is: What's stoping you?
And that's precisely what we aim to answer in this exclusive SCORE webinar featuring Bloominari's very own, Jaime Nacach.
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Marketing automation is a tricky area for many marketing pros, but it’s important to understand the potential automation has when executed well. Email marketing has been a staple of the marketing world since the dawn of the internet, but many marketers unfortunately overlook its lasting potential, especially when you curate your automation to your readers’ actions.
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Hello, this is Jaime Nacach again from Bloominari and welcome to episode 4 of #MarketingFridays.
Today, we’re going to be talking about the CRM and what is the CRM which is a very important tool for marketing animation, a very important tool for sales and marketing in general. So, let me explain what a CRM is first and I’m going to be giving you 10 different ways that you can actually use a CRM both for sales and for marketing.
And today, I’m going to be doing this a bit differently because I’m going to be recording my face while I’m also going to be showing you my screen. Alright? So, let’s get to it.
Hello! This is Jaime Nacach again from Bloominari and this is #MarketingFridays Episode 3.
Today, I’m going to be talking to you about how business automation actually works and talk about specifically what it is that causes things to get automated. So, let’s get right into it, so I can explain to you how the magic happens inside the marketing world, alright?
Alright, so this is basically the Anatomy of a Business and Marketing Automation 101. Let’s get right into it.
This last weekend I attended one of the most amazing digital marketing conferences there is in the world, the Traffic & Conversion Summit 2017 in San Diego, California - organized by DigitalMarketer.com. It’s a conference designed for more advanced and experienced marketers and marketing agencies, rather than for people looking to get started in digital marketing. The speakers dig deep into marketing strategy, things that work and don’t work, the exploration and testing of new technology and much more.
During the four days of packed back-to-back sessions with some of the leading experts in digital marketing, thousands of words in notes and over 300 photos shot with my phone of some of the slides; here’s a list of my top 25 takeaways, tips and trends of the state of digital marketing. Do keep in mind that approximately half or two thirds of the sessions were led by the internal team members of DigitalMarketer.com
Jaime Nacach’s family comes from a long line of entrepreneurs, and he definitely shares the self-starter bug. A few years back, when he found himself with an MBA and practical experience designing and growing websites, he knew he wanted to start his own business. So a few years ago he founded his company Bloominari, a full-service marketing agency in sunny San Diego. The company provides a number of different digital marketing services, including automation, website design, SEO, and overall strategy.
Whether Jaime’s managing his eight-person team, making sales calls, or preparing proposals, he has what you might call a pretty full schedule. But there’s no time to rest for the busy entrepreneur.
And when time is precious, it’s helpful to have time-saving tools at your disposal.
In the early days, Jaime used to manually copy and paste the lead information he’d receive through his old website into his CRM. But as he became busier, he recognized the waste of time and the need to find a more efficient system that automated that process. That’s when he stumbled upon JotForm, which integrates with Zapier to neatly transport all of his lead collection data directly into Agile CRM. Since automation implementation is such a big part of how he helps his clients, it only makes sense that he’d have his own streamlined way to collect and manage his leads and requests.
This blog post was originally written and published by JotForm.com on their Blog on February 23, 2017. Re-published here with permission.
At the beginning of each year, it’s fun to predict which cutting-edge technologies will become mainstream in the coming months. Marketing automation is one area of technology that has vastly improved the way companies stay in touch with customers, and the new developments around the corner are truly exciting.
As of now, about half of all companies use some form of marketing automation, and the rest are likely to follow suit in the coming years. Automation has such clear advantages that there are very few companies that don’t stand to benefit from deployed some type of marketing automation platform. There are even several robust automation systems available right now at very low cost for small startups and growing businesses.
Marketing automation, as the name implies, is a software tool that automates your marketing activities. In fact, it is as much a productivity tool as it is a marketing tool.
You get to automate repetitive, predictable, and boring tasks and in turn - save a lot of time; you can then use this time to focus on more important aspects of running a business such as strategy, and planning.
In fact, 49% of companies use marketing automation, according to Emailmonday.
The real problem, though, is that most marketers don’t realize the full potential of an automation tool. This is sometimes due to the mistakes and wrong assumptions we make when dealing with marketing automation in general.
Here are some such mistakes you should stay clear of in order to get the most of your tool:
Developing relationships with prospects at every stage of the sales funnel is an essential step in maximizing your number of buyers. Marketing automation can help with this process.
Lead nurturing is an essential part of marketing, but it also relies heavily on the sales team’s ability to turn leads into sales. Studies show that on average, half the leads any given company has are still on the fence about whether or not they want to buy, and 80% of new leads don’t turn into sales. With the right automation platform, you could see far better success than the norm.