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Uncovering the Business Value of Online Communities

I happened to bump into an annual online community report from CMX the other day and thought it did a great job of providing some solid research on why companies build branded communities, the ROI metrics that matter to demonstrate value, and the paths they are taking to achieve success with their community. The piece […]

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Salesforce Einstein Brings CX Opportunities with AI – #DF16

During Dreamforce this week, Salesforce officially announced Salesforce Einstein, the company’s new artificial intelligence layer built into the platform. At the Salesforce Einstein keynote, Salesforce pushed the idea that anybody can be a data scientist because the platform has intelligence built right in. John Ball, the SVP & GM of Salesforce Einstein MC’d the session. John […]

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Salesforce Marketing Cloud #DF16 Keynote Updates

Salesforce presented a Dreamforce 2016 keynote today that introduced updates and plans for the Marketing Cloud. In the first image below, Salesforce shows the underlying structure of the Marketing Cloud. Marketing Cloud is really trying to get to 1:1 marketing, and the announcements this week are all geared toward that. A big announcement from Salesforce today was […]

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Cloud Trend #1: Hyper-personalization of Digital Marketing

By now you’re familiar with the term personalization and heard it a time or two if you’re a marketer. This term has been used to describe the 1:1 experience or journey marketers can create to connect and engage with customers on a deeper level. But what exactly is hyper-personalization and how does it differ from just delivering a personalized […]

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Perficient shares Pardot insights at World Wide Technology

On Oct. 9, Perficient colleagues Mary Jo Schweitzer, email marketing manager; Elizabeth Dias, senior Salesforce marketing manager; and I gave a presentation at the Salesforce User Group Meeting held at World Wide Technology in St. Louis, Mo. The presentation was framed as a ‘fireside chat’ with Perficient’s Marketing and Demand Generation teams. Our goal was […]

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#DF15: Create Personalized Email Campaigns with Marketing Cloud

You already collect data on your prospects and customers. Your prospects and customers expect you to use this data. In today’s digital marketing world, you don’t need to be afraid to use the data you collect to personalize a message to your audience. You need to think of your audience list as a collection of […]

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#DF15: Hi-Tech and Hi-Touch Retail with George Zimmer

Everyone knows George Zimmer of Menswear fame and his “I guarantee it” commercials. After leaving Menswear, he’s back with a new startup and ready to revolutionize retail. It’s the first ever B2C platform powered on Salesforce from end-to-end. It started with a video for Generation Tux. The total Tuxedo market is 10 million rentals a […]

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#DF15: Highlights and Perspectives on the Marketing Cloud Keynote

Marketing Cloud CEO Scott McCorkle discussed how customers like McDonald’s, Precor, Mattel, Room and Board, and AT&T are cultivating 1-to-1 customer experiences across Sales, Service, Community, Analytics, Platforms, Apps, and the Internet of things.  Keynote Scott McCorkle kicked it off. The theme is the “Dawn of the Digital Marketer”. Radian6 and Buddy Media are now […]

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#DF15: Digital Marketing and L’OREAL

In the Dreamforce session I blogged on How Smart Brands Use Digital Marketing, the presenter also highlighted a video from L’OREAL. The presenter highlighted that L’OREAL engages their users with the Makeup Genius mobile app in a truly innovative way. I found that video and have embedded it below for your viewing pleasure.

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#DF15: Digital Marketing and Room & Board

In the Dreamforce session I blogged on How Smart Brands Use Digital Marketing, the presenter highlighted a video from Room & Board that’s worth sharing. The presenter highlight that Room & Board probably does a better job at this than any other company he’s seen. I found that video and have embedded it below for your […]

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