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7 Aug 2018

Sitecore + Marketing Cloud Integration = Better CX

Chris Kulish Posted in: Customer Experience, Marketing Cloud, Personalization, Salesforce, Sitecore

What do we mean exactly when we talk about customer experience (CX)? Think of CX as every interaction that a customer has with your business. That may include: face-to-face, website visits, customer communities, online chat with a customer service representative, mobile apps, display ads, social media and more.

31 May 2018

4 Ways to Improve Your Partner Channel Success

David Stone Posted in: Manufacturing, partnerDRIVEN, PRM, Lead Management Strategy, Partner Management Strategy

At Sundog, we’ve been helping manufacturers maximize partner channel investments for over 20 years. For the past decade, we’ve done it with the industry’s best CRM and sales force automation platform: Salesforce.com. While we’ve always known that their Partner Relationship Management (PRM) solutions are great, industry experts are recognizing that success as well. And recently the Salesforce Partner Community raised the bar yet again.

24 May 2018

How to Connect the Dots in a Digital World

Chris Hanson Posted in: Content Strategy, Customer Experience, Customer Research, Demand Generation

Sometimes it can be a challenge to create win-win solutions with your organization and your customers. On one hand, your goal is to increase market share and leads with limited resources. On the other, your customers expect personalized experiences, which requires more time and resources - and that can be costly without the right automation tools.

25 Apr 2018

How a Vision Map Can Align Your Business Units

Bobbiann Froemke Posted in: Business, Leadership, Manufacturing, Strategy, Partner Management Strategy

Different stakeholders. Different business units. Different processes. All of those factors can make it difficult to define business priorities, align common goals and demonstrate the value of changes. One key to alignment is mapping a vision.

19 Apr 2018

How to Align Your Stakeholders

Trina Isakson Posted in: B2B, Business, Consulting, Customer Experience, Marketing Strategy, Project Management

You’re in a meeting presenting to your stakeholders, what you thought, was a perfectly formulated delivery plan, when you’re faced with one of these dreaded statements: “Where did you get…?” “Why did/didn’t you…?” “I don’t remember…” “This isn’t correct.” You quickly realize your stakeholders are not all in agreement and any changes could have a real impact to your project. Now, it’s important to get their concerns captured correctly and ensure agreement before moving forward.

12 Apr 2018

Blockchain & Why It Matters for Manufacturers

Surya Sharma Posted in: Blockchain, Data Management, Manufacturing

“Blockchain” is probably a term you’ve been hearing about a lot these days. In fact, you may have heard anything from how it’s the technology that will disrupt essentially any industry imaginable to how it’s a fraud and not worth your time. But just like anything that draws people into extreme ideologies that oppose or support it, the truth is somewhere in the middle.

5 Apr 2018

How to Choose the Right Support Plan for You

Sarah Mayfield Posted in: Customer Experience, Sundog, Support

Downtime and outages come with a high price, especially with ecommerce sites. And when it comes to customer experience and data security, the costs and long-term effects can be even bigger.

13 Mar 2018

Marketing Cloud Lead Submission (Part 2)

Corey Trick Posted in: AMPScript, Marketing Cloud, Salesforce

New to this blog series? Be sure to start by reading Marketing Cloud Lead Submission (Part 1): How to Build Your Foundation.

7 Mar 2018

Marketing Cloud Lead Submission (Part 1)

Corey Trick Posted in: AMPScript, Marketing Cloud, Salesforce

For many single landing page solutions, the primary goal is generating leads. In this two-part blog series, we will share a process to capture those leads, using AMPScript through Salesforce Marketing Cloud, and then add users to a campaign. AMPScript as a language allows for some great customization options in user experience, plus it’s a powerful way to manipulate the data you send to Salesforce. This series will scratch the surface on how to use some of that user data from Salesforce to customize your submission.

19 Feb 2018

How to Fuel Your Partner Channel Marketing with MDF

David Stone Posted in: Lightning Bolt, Manufacturing, partnerDRIVEN, PRM, Sales Cloud PRM, Lead Management Strategy, Partner Management Strategy

Looking for ways to improve performance with your partners, dealers or distributors? In this blog series, we’re sharing practical ways to do just that. In my last post on market share and quotas, we looked at ways to set and track market share goals. In part 3 below, we’ll discuss how to improve performance with marketing development funds (MDF), also known as cooperative marketing (CoOp) programs.