I’ve downloaded the WordPress app for iPad. I have it for my iPhone, but it’s pretty clunky. I’m just testing it out right now. I know I haven’t kept up with the WordPress interface(s) — I’m more accustomed to the old way of things — but I want to see how things are working at the moment, just in case I want to do anything with it. Thanks for checking in here!
I had four kids in the house today. It was a quiet rainy Saturday, and after doing the weekly food shopping, I took a nap, then I made my famous lemon pepper chicken. It’s one of the few things I cook that everyone seems to love.
Several of us had some really good and deep talks about what’s going on in our lives. To be sure, there are some things that we’d all change, but one of the things we are most happy about is how close we are as a family. We’ve all been through so much together (and on our own). The die is cast: we know we’re all in it together.
Later tonight we’re all going to see the new Justice League movie. It’ll be a letdown. All of my kids are already superheroes.
I’m at the airport for a 5:00 am flight. The sign says “Breakfast served 4:30-10:30”, but the guy here is open and crankin’ them out at least 3:45. He’s the only one open, and he’s “suggestive selling” too. He’s the only game in town, and he’s probably the guy who consistently makes and exceeds his numbers. Love the attitude!
16 With the mighty deeds of the Lord GOD I will come; I will remind them of your righteousness, yours alone.
17 O God, from my youth you have taught me, and I still proclaim your wondrous deeds.
18 So even to old age and gray hairs, O God, do not forsake me, until I proclaim your might to another generation, your power to all those to come.
19 Your righteousness, O God, reaches the high heavens. You who have done great things, O God, who is like you? http://esv.to/Ps71.15-19
After you have your data clean and your initial nurture programs set up, where do you go with Eloqua? This video talks about sales and marketing alignment and “nurturing” your customers (through onboarding and cross-selling campaigns.
These are the kinds of plans you ought to have in place before acquiring Eloqua – but what you have here is a great framework for thinking through your first tentative year as a Marketing Automation guru!
How does 4Thought Marketing help you get started with an Eloqua SmartStart? Amanda does a great job here of helping would-be Eloqua users to understand the process.
What’s the right way to think about “buyer personas”? I’m discussing that topic in a series of guest-blog posts at Acooze.com, content marketing consultants from Melbourne, Australia.
… if you’ve studied content marketing at all, you’ve seen the sales funnel or the marketing funnel. This is traditionally how marketers are given to think about how customers progress on their journey from someone who doesn’t even know about you to being a customer.
About a year ago, Forrester Research published a new version of the funnel…. As you can see, the funnel has become a bit more complex.
My article this week walks you through the growing number of complexities that are being faced as marketers delve further into the world of marketing automation.
Read more here to see and understand the current state of “the marketing funnel”.
Beth is home from the hospital; she was discharged yesterday (with a prescription for antibiotics). We are looking forward to a few day off together for Christmas.