Nov 8, 2018 9:01:00 AM

10 Ways To Encourage Collaboration Between Your Sales And Marketing Teams - Forbes.com

ExactDrive is excited to be included in a recently article posted on Forbes.comPost written by Tim Nichols of ExactDrive Inc.

Companies now have more access than ever before to consumer data. This allows for greater personalization in sales and marketing efforts, particularly in agencies that practice account-based marketing (ABM).

When executed properly, ABM can lead to better client relationships and greater brand engagement. However, to work together effectively, your sales and marketing teams need to be aligned and work together to create a targeted, collaborative plan. To get both teams on the same page, try the following strategies from 10 members of the Forbes Agency Council.

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Sep 12, 2018 9:36:00 AM

Fall Into Your Autumn Marketing Campaigns: 13 Ways To Get Ahead - Forbes.com

ExactDrive is excited to be included in a recently article posted on Forbes.comPost written by Tim Nichols, co-founder of ExactDrive Inc.

With the season of long holiday weekends and summer vacations coming to a close, marketers are gearing up to launch their fall campaigns and move toward their Q3 goals. 
 
Despite those lazy, hazy days of summer, many teams have been hard at work all season preparing for upcoming autumn projects. That's because successful agencies know they should always be a season ahead. But with so much creative work to be done, it can be challenging to stay on top of current projects while looking ahead to the future.
 
Here's how 13 members of   Forbes Agency Council   recommend keeping your team organized and ready to tackle the new season well in advance.
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Jul 25, 2018 9:01:00 AM

17 Self-Promotional Marketing Tactics Agencies Should Stop Using - Forbes.com

ExactDrive is excited to be included in a recently article posted on Forbes.comPOST WRITTEN BY: Tim Nichols, co-founder of ExactDrive Inc.

Modern marketers really have their work cut out for them. Consumers are savvier and have higher expectations than ever, and the traditional "hard sell" approach to advertising lost its effectiveness years ago.

Brands have caught onto this trend and adjusted their tactics accordingly, but the customer is still one step ahead: They know instantly when a company is attempting to win them over with disingenuous relationship-building tactics, and they simply won't fall for it anymore.

Instead of trying to trick people with "customer-savvy" strategies, brands should simply treat them as human beings and work toward forging authentic, valuable relationships. Here are some self-promotional tactics the experts at Forbes Agency Council recommend avoiding at all costs.

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Jul 2, 2018 9:03:00 AM

What Are Key Performance Indicators in Marketing?

Key Performance Indicators or "KPIs" form an important part of the data that companies need to explain how they're progressing towards their marketing and business goals. However, many people today feel unsure about what a KPI might be in the marketing world.

In basic terms, a key performance indicator is simply a measurable component that can be used to demonstrate the efficiency with which a company achieves their business objectives. Organizations use KPIs in their marketing campaigns to determine whether they're spending their budget in the right areas.

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Jun 26, 2018 9:02:00 AM

What is a Marketing Dashboard and How Can It Benefit Your Business?

Marketing experts need to efficiently use a combination of art, and science to get the best results from their campaigns. A strategy needs to not only be forward-thinking and creative but also backed by relevant data and metrics to ensure that every ad spend is lucrative to the company's bottom line.

A marketing dashboard is one of the tools that modern organizations can use to dive into the behind-the-scenes (key performance indicators) KPIs of their programs. With a dashboard, it's easy to see marketing metrics that easily demonstrate exactly what a business needs to do to facilitate the best connections with their customers. A good dashboard should be customizable for each firm's unique marketing goals.

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May 22, 2018 9:48:00 AM

The Benefits of Setting Up an Integrated Marketing Dashboard

The sheer volume of data generated by the average business today is astronomical. Every piece of information your company collects tells a story about your customers and your marketplace. This narrative can give your brand the guidance it needs to make confident decisions about the future, and how you want to expand your marketing efforts.

However, making sense of all the data generated by a business isn't always an easy task. The volume is so large that it can often present a serious challenge, regardless of how technologically savvy your organization might be. Fortunately, a marketing dashboard can help you to dive into the information you collect about your sales and advertising efforts, to discover which of your campaigns are the most effective.

Here are just some of the benefits of setting up your own integrated marketing dashboard.

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Jul 18, 2017 12:33:15 PM

What Is Purpose Driven Marketing?

With the Internet and social media being such a massive part of our everyday life we’re connecting with friends and family more frequently than ever before. And at the same time we find ourselves confronted by companies and brands striving for our attention in the digital arena.

Purpose-driven marketing really makes the most of these touch points and aims to form a connection that’s more meaningful to the consumer.This style of marketing makes your brand's cause available to your customers and target audience, helping them to connect more fully with your brand as a whole.

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Dec 7, 2016 9:11:07 AM

Why Consumer Behavior Should Drive All Of Your Marketing Efforts

There’s a really good reason why behavioral targeting is so powerful: It’s because behavioral targeting revolves around pure logic. Ultimately, it’s easier to sell to a warm and engaged audience than it is to clinch the deal with strangers.

By advertising to targets who have previously shown an interest in your website, you’re automatically being more relevant. You’re reducing guesswork. Your chances of yielding a return on your marketing investment have instantly improved.

But this isn’t an article about behavioral targeting. Instead, this post is about what behavioral targeting stands for. Because, really, marketing success depends on your knowledge of consumer behavior.

There are many types of marketing.

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