This case study outlines their success in achieving global simultaneous product launches, correct information for catalogs and advertising, faster price change notifications and better Point of Sale (POS) integration.
This Webcast is brought to you by Manufacturing Business Technology, PTC, IBM. It addresses what Companies recognize as the market trends that are driving the need for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), and how PLM is delivered with alternative business scenarios. Key speakers are Jim Brown, President and analyst of Tech-Clarity Inc, Tom Shoemaker, VP of Solutions Marketing for PTC, and Naseem Rao, Global Solutions Executive for IBM.
Technology can prove to be a vital component in the quest for service profitability. However, there is a lot of technology out there targeted at field service organizations which has evolved to the point where its introduction in customer-facing functions can significantly enhance organizational productivity.
In this follow-up to their preholiday study of 12 of the season's most talked about products and retailers, Oneupweb looks at how these companies' online social media marketing strategies played out during the 2007 holidays. See what worked, why, and what social media marketing tactics you should be considering in 2008.
As part of the ongoing effort to differentiate products and services, best-in-breed organizations are now using a tool called Customer Lifetime Value (CLV). CLV is “a marketing metric that projects the value of a customer over the entire history of that customer's relationship with a company.”
Published By: Campaigner
Published Date: Jan 08, 2007
Email marketing is by far the best way to attract interest in, build desire for, and generate sales of your products and services. Without a well-managed opt-in email list, you can say goodbye to your email marketing investment. This white paper provides powerful tactics to help you grow bigger, better and more relevant opt-in lists - and turn your Web browsers into buyers.
Product planning is nothing less than an exercise in prioritization. There are always a hundred things you need, but it boils down to the ten you can get done. So the question becomes, which ten best help your cause?
Most high technology product companies have a strategic plan that includes goals for revenue growth, new customers, market share and other quantifiable metrics. But a huge disconnect often exists between the strategic plan and product plans. The result is an organization going in many different directions.
Most people manage money with two objectives: protect it, and invest to secure the future. Your product development team is like a financial portfolio. Are you investing to secure the future or spending like a shopaholic?
Don Tirsell, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Informatica, discusses "complex data," their recent acquisition of Itemfield, and how Itemfield's technology fits into Informatica's overall data integration platform.
Published By: Godfrey
Published Date: Oct 24, 2008
B-to-B Strategic Search has been created by Godfrey to provide the customer-centric, content-driven approach needed for successful business-to-business search performance. It uses all available tools to help B-to-B marketers achieve a presence in the search results of users who are looking for their technology or product. It thus includes both search engine optimization (SEO), the practice of modifying your site to improve organic search results, and search engine marketing (SEM), or paid search.
Marketing operations is in the midst of a major revolution. While the tools of marketing have changed dramatically over the past 25 years, the operational systems and processes have remained relatively stagnant. Most organizations use desktop productivity tools and e-mail to plan, deliver and ultimately execute their marketing activities.
While marketers usually look first to customer facing applications when making technology acquisitions, taking into account the entire marketing value chain--from strategic brief to a personalized communication--is the best way to look at achieving marketing ROI. Too often, investments in customer facing technology fail to account for operational burdens created upstream in the marketing process.
Online Marketing Pioneer Larry Chase Offers His Best on Getting a White Paper to the Right B2B Prospects - and Getting Them to Read It.
White papers have been one of the most popular and productive marketing tools for generating B2B sales leads. And Larry, publisher of Web Marketing Digest, has been developing white papers for over two decades now.
How does marketing compare to a game of pool? Sometimes you hit a good shot – 9 ball corner pocket – like when you’ve marketed a product and your customer purchases it. But sometimes your shot misses, and you knock in your opponent’s ball. You could even knock your ball into the pocket, but mistakenly knock your opponent’s ball into a different pocket at the same time.
Of course, you can’t predict everything in a game of pool – or in
marketing. A campaign may reveal a weakness that sends
customers scuttling to a competitor. A new product can
cannibalize an existing product line. Customers could leave one
of your legacy product lines to consume one of your newly
launched products – perhaps causing you to lose some
But unlike pool, it’s hard to observe and measure with the naked eye what’s happening in marketing. The way to improve your chances of success is to build a solid measurement plan that lets you define and measure diagnostic metrics.
Enterprises routinely claim to be focused on the customer experience, yet few really keep that promise. What’s in the way? Fragmentation and complexity in both customer data and customer-facing processes. IIA spoke with Wilson Raj, Global Director of Customer Intelligence, and Jonathan Moran, Customer Intelligence Product Marketing at SAS Institute Inc. about how organizations can leverage technology platforms and analytics to become more completely and genuinely customer-centric – making connections in the right way, at the right time, and on the right device.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 21, 2011
Chuck Dubuque - Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat Server and desktop virtualization technologies, which bring cost and agility advantages to enterprise IT, have become mainstream in most datacenters. However, after nearly 10 years, virtualized servers still only represent about 30 percent of x86 production workloads due to technology limitations and the expense of proprietary virtualization platforms. In this session, Chuck Dubuque will cover:
* The benefits of datacenter virtualization
* Technologies in the open source community that will enable pervasive virtualization
* The move to the cloud
* The particular advantages of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization and the Red Hat subscription model
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jan 21, 2011
Douglas O'Flaherty - Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Red Hat
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the proven leading enterprise open source operating system. Now, with cloud computing progressing into the enterprise and public clouds emerging as a viable alternative, Red Hat Enterprise Linux is well positioned to be leveraged as the cloud guest operating system of choice. In this session, Douglas O'Flaherty will cover the technical and business elements of Red Hat Enterprise Linux that are relevant when used in cloud computing infrastructures, emphasizing the unique challenge of public cloud deployments. Session topics will include:
* Cloud-relevant technologies included within Red Hat Enterprise Linux
* Release models for Red Hat Enterprise Linux on public clouds
* ISV certifications
* Deployment flexibility & planning
Published By: Crowdtap
Published Date: Jul 03, 2012
New from Crowdtap, learn why influence is the hottest topic in marketing and social media. We'll show you how to tap your brand's peer influencers to drive advocacy and boost word-of-mouth online and off with 5 Keys to Success in Influencer Marketing.
Gartner defines contact center infrastructure (CCI) as the products (equipment, software and services) needed to operate call centers for telephony support and contact centers for multichannel support. This type of infrastructure is used by customer and employee service and support centers, inbound and outbound telemarketing services, help desk services, government-operated support centers, and other types of structured communications operations.
Online reviews play a vital role in the reputation and financial success of your company. Reviews can influence whether consumers buy your products or services or your competitor's. What's more, they also have an effect on your ability to attract new customers.
As a marketing professional, one of the single most important things you can do for your company is develop an online review generation and monitoring program.
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