Celebrating the Success of Pardot Pros

I think we need to do more to celebrate the work that Pardot and Marketing Operations pros do. I’ll explain why. 

But first, a random story.

A mysterious package

One day a large brown box from Crystal Cave showed up at my door. It was addressed to me.

“I didn’t order this,”

I grumbled to myself, kicking it to the corner of my foyer. I assumed it was my hubby’s or something.  Maybe a gift?  I didn’t think too hard about it.

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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.


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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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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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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ParDreamin’ 2021 Recap

Last week was ParDreamin’ 2020, the first Pardot specific conference ever. The event brought together 3600+ members of the Pardot community from 65 countries for 4 days of content. Day 1 hosted five deep dive paid workshops led by Sercante experts. The free portion of the event took place on days 2 – 4 and comprised over 40 different types of sessions, including keynotes, panels, breakouts and (we believe) the first Pardot demo jam ever. 

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ParDreamin’ Day 4 Recap

Day 4 of ParDreamin’ kicked off today with a Demo Jam! Sercante’s own Celine Newsome and Mike Creuzer helped to lead us through 3-minute demos from our sponsors. The demo jam was, to our knowledge, the first ever Pardot focused demo jam. The chat was rowdy and fast and everyone loved the “golden hook” for sponsors who went over! That’s right, we cut off those who went over! Sercante was crowned winner by the attendees and we handed out Dragons to participants who chatted it up at the demo jam! It was a great, high energy session to start the 4th and final day of ParDreamin’!

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ParDreamin’ Day 3 Recap

Day 3 of ParDreamin’ kicked off today as Pardot’s Product Team dived into the exciting product roadmap for 2021 and beyond (complete with a hilarious introduction music video – sorry if you missed it!). Kyle Skibbe and Prasanna Vijayakumar discussed all of the latest enhancements made available in the recent release, and talked about where the future of marketing automation is headed. There were tons of great sessions and we closed out the day with a really interesting Enterprise panel. 

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Announcing ParDreamin’ 2020

A virtual community event focused on all things Pardot

I love the Dreamin’ Events. I’ve met fantastic people, learned a lot, and even have had the honor of presenting at a few. And, like most of you, I am currently distraught at all of the connections and lessons that I’m missing this year. Also like a lot of you, I have been somewhat disappointed at the lack of Pardot content in many of the standard Dreamin’ events.

A few of us at Sercante were wallowing in our self-pity one day when we stopped and thought, “Well, if we can’t meet up face-to-face with people to talk about Pardot, let’s do what the local user groups are doing, but on a bigger scale. Let’s have a worldwide, virtual, Pardot-focused Dreamin’ event!”

And that’s exactly what we’re going to do.

I’m excited to announce the first ever Par-Dreamin’ Virtually-Live Event!

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Campaign Influence Starter Pack: The Easy Button to Prove Results from Pardot


A common theme that I’m hearing from clients is the need to show demonstrated ROI related to their marketing initiatives. Sound like anybody you know?

I recently posted about the importance of auto-association and the role that it plays in properly attributing opportunities to the campaigns (What Successful Marketers Know About Salesforce Auto-Association). While this is a critical element in the accuracy of your reports, it does not magically solve all your reporting needs.

That’s where the Wizards at Secante Labs come in.

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