How Cortech Developments improved customer journeys by taking its CRM to the cloud

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Established in 1992, Cortech Developments is a privately owned, premier provider of software integration solutions for smarter building, fire, and security systems.

The company offers software development and management systems across the globe, working with building owners, consultants, integrators, and manufacturers to maximise safety and efficiency.

The problem:

Cortech Developments has been integrating systems for nearly 25 years and is well-versed in the...

It’s time we finally let marketing, sales and service work together

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It’s time we address the elephant in the room and finally let marketing, sales, and service work together. The industry has been talking about customer experience (CX) for over three decades, yet, and I’m sorry to report this, most of these teams are still working in silos, failing to share customer data in insights with each other and ultimately failing the customer themselves.

Putting the problem into perspective, SugarCRM’s recent research found that half of sales leaders...

Digital marketers among most in demand freelancers

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Technology, digital marketing and design workers have been the freelancers most in demand in the past 12 months.

This is according to a study by online jobs marketplace PeoplePerHour, which analysed data from 15,000 freelancers in the timeframe. Results showed that the most in demand freelancing jobs are in technology, digital marketing, and design with an increase in projects for freelancers with strong marketing, technical skills or programming...

The CMO guide to finding allies in the C-suite

There’s a lot of optimism in the air about the pandemic coming to an end, thanks to increasingly widespread vaccine deployment. People hope to resume normal lives at home and at work. But marketing executives already suspect there’s no going back to the way things were in 2019. Many CMOs saw huge budget cuts in 2020 and are wondering what comes next.

One thing seems certain: digital ad spending, which outpaced expenditures on non-digital forms of advertising for the first time...

Forget headless: Why agile CMS delivers the goods for marketing teams

Brands are trying to keep pace with new technologies and trends and even the terms that are adopted to describe them. ‘Agile CMS’ has recently been coined by Forrester, and it sounds great, but what does it mean in practice?

Disparate content systems rife with duplications and impossible to search cause delays and difficulties in enterprises today. Headless CMS, which separates frontend experiences from the backend content repository and management, had potential, but failed...

The business case for a strong CMO-CIO partnership: A guide

Digital transformation has been a trending topic in the business world for several years, but out of necessity, efforts to upgrade digital capabilities accelerated sharply in 2020. With social distancing measures in place, millions of office workers tackling their workload from home, and consumers and business buyers researching products and making purchases online, companies had little choice.

Digital marketing accounted for more than half of ad spending in 2020 for the first...

Why it’s time to tailor your omnichannel marketing strategy to fit the now

The Covid-19 pandemic has profoundly altered consumers’ needs. Specifically, customers who once settled for basic customer service now crave brands that make them feel valued, safe, and happier. Adjusting omnichannel marketing strategies to adapt to changing needs is always important, and now it is essential for building brand preference and loyalty.

Companies that instinctively pivot to “now” are thriving. For example, Tesla simplified its online vehicle purchase process...

Q&A: Jake Athey, Widen: On common mistakes marketers make with DAM – and realigning content post-Covid

For marketing professionals today, a lot of the job depends on their ability to not let things get on top of them. Data and data sources are increasing, as are the number of tools at hand to deal with them. What companies need, therefore, is something to centralise processes and smooth out the rough edges.

Ahead of his session at DMWF Europe Virtual on 24-25 November, Jake Athey, VP marketing and customer experience at digital asset management (DAM) software provider Widen, spoke...

Three guiding principles for building better marketing analytics dashboards

Modern marketing campaigns are constantly churning out data that can allow companies to continually improve customer engagement. But for that data to be useful, it has to be organised and presented in a way that key stakeholders can understand and act upon.

Enter the marketing analytics dashboard. These visual data representations provide a single, unambiguous source of truth about campaign performance. They allow stakeholders without a background in data science to easily see...

How ‘digitally mature’ retailers can stand the test of a digital-first marketplace

Let me start by defining ‘digitally mature’ retailers. They have a solid commerce platform that enables new and existing customers to easily find products on the device of their choice – and ensures that promises regarding delivery, pricing and availability can be consistently met. But the advantages of this type of platform are huge for business intelligence. It allows a business to collect insightful customer data, process it faster and adapt to meet evolving customer...