Andrea is a 12X certified Salesforce MVP and the founder of Sercante. When she's not Pardot-ing, she can be found playing with her German Shepherd Murphy, making homemade gin, or traveling with her hubby Buck.
The economic ripple effect of everyone screaming “the
sky is falling” is making that a reality for many businesses. Many B2B companies are experiencing drops in
sales and interruptions in their supply chain – and inevitably, one of the
first expense areas the finance team comes for in economically challenging
times is marketing.
Congratulations! Your email campaigns are rocking – engagement and revenue are up. Your boss has also noticed your handiwork and, in the spirit of “no good deed goes unpunished”, has asked you to increase the number of email being sent.
I’ll admit it. As a marketing professional, I was a bit nervous the first time that I heard the term “Marketing Automation”. My first thought was that somebody was trying to automate my role and that I would soon be looking for a job.
Pardot Grading is a great way to identify prospects who meet your ideal buyer persona, but I find a lot of Pardot users neglect to set up their Grading profiles and automations because they don’t know where to begin.
A Salesforce AE recently asked me if we had a best practices guide for migrating to Pardot from Eloqua, Hubspot, or Marketo. My team at Sercante does these frequently — but while we’ve talked about implementing Pardot for the first time here (see also: Real Talk: 5 Surprises When Implementing Pardot and Why Pardot Implementations “Fail”), I’ve never written on considerations specifically for switching platforms.
I tend to nerd out when it comes to advanced form styling in Pardot. I get personal satisfaction from taking a form beyond its default “out-of-the-box” capabilities to meet a specific requirement or use case.
Recently a client brought a unique challenge to me that required advanced form styling.
The client in question had a form on their website to collect additional data on Prospects. They had introduced a new field to the form and promptly saw an influx in Connector errors.