Marketing automation is the process of using software to complete repetitive marketing tasks designed to nurture sales leads, personalize marketing messages and content, and — in the process — save marketers’ time and effort. Supply chain marketers are using marketing automation to streamline processes and increase qualified leads.
Marketers can scale their processes so they can reach more people, with less effort.
Buyers are increasingly demanding a more personalized experience along the buyer’s journey, which means marketers are working overtime to produce more targeted content. That’s where marketing automation comes in. By using automated messaging, marketers are able to nurture prospects with highly personalized, useful content that helps convert prospects into customers and customers into loyal customers.
Jumping into marketing automation can be overwhelming. Utilizing the right software and knowing where to implement automation into your marketing processes will help nurture leads and get you back to more pressing tasks.
Here are five ways to get started using marketing automation for the supply chain.
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Don’t worry about being redundant.
We are all too familiar with the batch-and-blast approach many companies use in their email marketing efforts. And, oftentimes, those emails end up in someone’s spam folder.
We also have so many clients that worry they will become redundant by implementing marketing automation. But that’s not true.
Instead, marketing automation can help you provide a more personalized experience for your leads (no batch-and-blast). This will increase the chances that they’ll buy. But it won’t take up more of your time. In fact, it will give you more time to focus on tasks that can’t be automated, like content creation.