Supercharge sales ‘speed to lead’ with clean Pardot data

When speed to lead is important, clean Pardot data is key.

In sales, a lot can be said about timing. Catching a prospect on a good day, at the right time and with the right question or topic can fast-track a deal you’ve been chasing for months. And as marketers, we are in the unique position to ensure that we start the lead process off with the best timing by focusing on ways to increase, what sales calls, our ‘speed to lead’.

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3 Soft Skills That Make A Pardot Admin Awesome

User roles within Pardot are often discussed from the perspective of capabilities rather than core competencies. A quick google search for “Pardot Admin” will tell you what an admin has access to. Still, little guidance is given around the skills, perspectives and competencies that Pardot Admins need to be wildly successful. 

In our guide to being an exceptional pardot admin, we talked about perspective, how adjusting how we think, talk, and tackle Pardot can help unlock its full potential. This post will focus on competencies, notably how awesome Pardot Admins can simplify complexity and make Pardot accessible to everyone.   

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Watch the Data Flow into Pardot with Zapier

If you’re like me, then you often work with marketing tools that do not integrate nicely with Pardot forms.

Maybe they claim to have a ‘direct’ integration with the tool. However, we all know it’s nothing more than a Salesforce integration.

#annoying 

Don’t give up! There is a way around this common frustration. 

Enter Zapier webhooks, which you can use to bring data into Pardot.

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Sercante’s Guide to Becoming an Exceptional Pardot Admin

In 2004, I received a prestigious award  “Outstanding Achievement in The Field of Excellence”. If I’m honest, it was printed by my best friend— he’s much smarter than I, so I didn’t challenge it. You can win the award as a Pardot Admin using this template…that was an easy guide to write! 😁

While I genuinely believe each of you deserve the above award, I must admit that being an exceptional Pardot Admin requires a bit more work. It’s not a destination or an end state; it’s about enhancing and changing how we think, talk and tackle Pardot as power users. So let’s start with changing how we think about Pardot. 

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How to address Pardot issues related to the Salesforce outage

On May 11, 2021, Salesforce and Pardot users experienced a Salesforce outage related to a domain name service (DNS) issue. Salesforce was down for about four hours because of an “emergency break fix” that wasn’t successful.

The Salesforce outage affected Pardot. However, Pardot remained up and running even if marketers couldn’t log in to their specific instances.

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One Form, Two Pardot Orgs – Part 2

Collecting accurate data is essential to your marketing strategy so you can continually optimize it to fit your goals. In most cases, companies capture data through form submissions and keep this data in-house. But what if the data collected needs to be shared?

Marketing is ever-growing, so it isn’t uncommon for two companies to collaborate on a campaign or event. But when these companies work together, sharing data can get messy. 

Traditionally, most marketing teams use spreadsheets to pass data back and forth between partners. This begs the question: is it possible to automate the transferring of data when users submit forms? Well, with Pardot, it’s not only possible, it’s simple— and with no spreadsheets necessary.

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Content Personalization Using Dynamic Content, Pardot HML, and Pardot Snippets

Prospects now more than ever are demanding personalized content. For the last 4 years, adding the first name for personalization in emails has been the default. Unfortunately, that alone isn’t going to cut it anymore. To keep their attention, you have to make sure they know you’re thinking of them— no matter how long your list becomes.

In Pardot, the options to provide these experiences differ depending on your account tier and how you intend to use them.

If you’re a veteran to Pardot, it’s likely you know that there are several ways to accomplish the personalization you need. That’s why we’ve broken down some of the most common use cases that call for Pardot HML, Pardot Snippets, or Pardot Dynamic Content. Understanding how each of these work best in different scenarios will help you save time in your creation process. 

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One Form, Two Pardot Orgs – Part 1

Capturing data is a key piece of any marketing strategy. It’s imperative that you capture the right data so you can continue improving your marketing efforts. Pardot is the vehicle we see many companies use to capture form submission data, but what if that data needs to be shared?

As marketing grows, it’s become more of a common place for two companies to work together on a campaign or an event. The tricky thing is sharing data. Traditionally, marketing teams use the spreadsheets – oh, the dreaded spreadsheets – to pass over data to their co-marketing partner.

Is it possible to automate the distribution of data when a user submits a form? With Pardot, it’s surprisingly easy to do away with spreadsheets and move to a completely automated system.

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Top 8 New Features from Salesforce’s Summer ‘21 Release Notes

Salesforce just gifted us with their Summer 2021 Release Notes, and our team is— to say the least, ecstatic. With so many new Pardot updates, users and administrators can now optimize their workflow, prevent tedious nuances in dynamic content, and make better data-driven decisions. 

If you’ve been itching for better ways to organize your data, get the most out of your email sends, and have more control over your instance, we’re excited to show you how you can do just that with our top choices for exciting features to boost your marketing capabilities through Pardot and the Salesforce platform.

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Planning for your Pardot Business Unit Implementation

Implementing Pardot Business Units (PBUs) is like putting together a very intricate puzzle where you have to analyze each piece before putting it into place. There are a lot of moving pieces in a PBU implementation, so understanding how PBUs work and planning each step of the implementation is vital to success. This post will give you an overview of how PBUs work and point you in the right direction for your PBU planning. It is highly recommended that anyone considering implementing PBUs work with a Partner with experience in this area.

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