Being successful and happy in marketing requires having a True North for your career. Sometimes, that means recognizing that your current workplace isn’t helping you advance your career. It could be you’re not happy with your work culture or work for a bad manager; or, it could be that it’s time to move on to acquire the skills needed to reach the next level.
Today we’re joined by Danica Bateman, Marketing Automation Manager at net2phone where she holds the keys to Salesforce Pardot, one of the biggest marketing automation platforms on the market. She walks us through the skills she gained in her early journey specializing in marketing automation by surrounding herself with great mentors, family and friends.
We’re going to argue two main points: First, no-code is absolutely the future for marketing and that it opens up exciting possibilities (aka, democratizes digital marketing). Second, what really qualifies as a no-code tool is much more narrow and potentially useful than you might find elsewhere on the Internet.
Sometimes, marketing can look a lot like archaeology. Unearthing ancient artifacts, reverse engineering them, and trying to understand how they were used by your ancestors. As marketers, we need to be experts at carefully extracting these artifacts, evaluating their worth, and deciding whether to revitalize them or put them in a museum.
It is so easy to go down rabbit holes when revamping or deploying a lifecycle model. Be very careful not to overthink your lifecycle by creating too many microstages, or by over automating elements of the customer journey or sales process.
Set yourself up for long term success with a solid Lifecycle program. Not only does it help you exert control and mastery over your reporting, it provides a framework for having tough discussions between sales & marketing.
There’s a lot lost when we think of marketers and engineers as separate things and not the organization as a whole. The right thing to do is engage with the engineers that power your marketing tech stack. And meet them where they are. Open source martech can help with that.