Chrome’s New SSL Policy + Pardot iFrames: Are We in Trouble?

In the Success Community, Brittany R. reached out to me and asked if I was planning to blog about secure Pardot URLs and how this relates to the Chrome browser update.

Not going to lie, I knew zero things about this.  So like a good admin does, I got to Googling… and what I found out has me mildly concerned. Continue reading Chrome’s New SSL Policy + Pardot iFrames: Are We in Trouble?

5 Things Pardot Users Should Pay Attention to from #Inbound17

Okay, let me start off by saying I have massive FOMO that I’m not at #Inbound17. Honestly, I don’t even like conferences that much when I’m at them… but when I’m NOT at them, I just gaze longing at my Twitter feed in the grips of crushing envy.

So when I saw that the Inbound keynotes were being live streamed yesterday afternoon, I signed up right away…and it did not disappoint. If you’re a Pardot user/admin, here are the top 5 things you won’t want to miss from the extravaganza. Continue reading 5 Things Pardot Users Should Pay Attention to from #Inbound17

#VoteAndPromote: Genius Pardot Feature Requests on the IdeaExchange

Today I joined a webinar on the Pardot Product Roadmap, and I was FLOORED  by some of the amazing features that are coming down the pipeline.  

The Pardot team showed off some massive improvements to the integration with Salesforce (including unified campaigns!), account based analytics, Einstein predictive scoring incorporating Pardot data, among other advanced functionality — cue the happy dance. Continue reading #VoteAndPromote: Genius Pardot Feature Requests on the IdeaExchange

Can We Just Admit The ABM vs. Inbound War is Made-Up?

“The world has changed.”

“The old playbook is fundamentally broken.”

“The way we do business has radically transformed.”

Yeah okay, these are true in some cases. But they are overused catchphrases that are becoming borderline mind-numbing. Continue reading Can We Just Admit The ABM vs. Inbound War is Made-Up?

What Does Apple’s New Cookie Change Up Mean for Pardot Users?

As you may have heard, Apple made a move that significantly limits the ability advertisers and companies have to place cookies on your devices.  Changes are coming down the pipeline for iPhones, iPads, and Macs.  Cue the advertiser freakout.  

Or, maybe you haven’t heard — it hasn’t gotten all that much coverage, and when I Googled “new apple cookie,” the first result was for Pillsbury Salted Caramel Apple Cookies.

So now, I’m hungry.  But setting snacks aside for a moment, let’s think through what this means for Pardot users. Continue reading What Does Apple’s New Cookie Change Up Mean for Pardot Users?

Sooo… what’s up with the Pardot “Edge Pilot”?

Every Salesforce and Pardot geek knows that Dreamforce is when the biggest, baddest product announcements come to light.  With just 6 weeks until the big event, I feel like a kid impatiently waiting for Christmas.

There was a tantalizing tidbit posted in the Success Community last week with a few hints: Continue reading Sooo… what’s up with the Pardot “Edge Pilot”?

STOP!  Don’t Give Sales Those Pardot Leads

If you’re early in your marketing automation journey, you’re probably gobbling up blogs and advice everywhere you can find it.  One of my favorite ivory tower best practices is to start by creating a “service level agreement” about leads to pass on to sales.

But if you ask sales what leads they want to see, you know what they’ll say? Continue reading STOP!  Don’t Give Sales Those Pardot Leads

How to Hire a Rockstar Pardot Administrator

 So you’re ready to add a Pardot Administrator to your team.  You’ve polished up your job description, you’ve broadcasted it far and wide to your network, you’re getting resumes – now how do you pick the right fit talent?

Of course, an ideal candidate would be someone who has Pardot experience and knows the system inside and out.  Depending on your budget and market availability for talent, however, that might not be realistic.  Continue reading How to Hire a Rockstar Pardot Administrator

Real Talk: 5 Surprises When Implementing Pardot

I love surprises – surprise parties, surprise presents, surprise announcements.

But this blog isn’t about THOSE kind of surprises. It’s about those “well shit, I didn’t see that coming” things that can rear their heads in a technology implementation project.

Having helped several dozen companies ramp up on Pardot, there are a few recurring things that I see come up that weren’t clearly communicated in the sales process: Continue reading Real Talk: 5 Surprises When Implementing Pardot