Expands Digital Agency Services -- Goes From Local to International Marketing Firm
BEAVERTON, OR--(Marketwired - May 1, 2014) - Act-On Software, the leading marketing automation provider for small and mid-market enterprises, today announced that CoreElement, a marketing agency with a focus on B2B and B2C companies within the industrial manufacturing space, has embraced Act-On as part of its corporate strategy to redesign the business and marketing services offered. CoreElement uses Act-On to power its own marketing programs as well as that of its mid-market clients who outsource their branding and lead generation activities to CoreElement.
CoreElement was introduced to marketing automation two years ago at an executive summit. The company's business challenge at the time was that it was operating solely as a local marketing firm, and knew that it would have to expand its reach nationally and internationally to stay afloat, since business in the local Cleveland, OH area had slowed from the economic downturn. Having researched and demoed competitor solutions, including HubSpot, Marketo and Salesforce (Pardot), CoreElement ultimately selected Act-On for its best-of-breed solutions, ease-of-use, and seamless out-of-the-box integration with Salesforce CRM.
As part of CoreElement's demand generation and corporate marketing initiatives, the agency developed a global industrial marketing survey using Act-On's pre-defined templates and forms. CoreElement created the survey within the Act-On dashboard in a matter of days, and executed it across seven time zones, using a progressive roll out feature to ensure the message was delivered to the thousand marketer pool during their time of business. With over 400 respondents, CoreElement was able to easily pull the data and results compiled through the system.
"What would have taken months or even years to launch and compile, only took us a few weeks with Act-On," said Bob Parina, President and Creative Director of CoreElement. "Act-On has helped us create more formal processes and a better marketing workflow, allowing us to accomplish more with less."
Among the lessons learned from the survey:
- More than 60 percent are unhappy with their lead conversion rates, but remain unaware of marketing automation.
- Even though two-thirds of respondents use their website to generate leads and sales, only 12 percent said they got a high volume of qualified leads through the web.
- Two-thirds of companies don't track social media effectiveness, and those that do track social media don't always understand the results.
With Act-On, CoreElement has been able to rebrand its business and restructure the company and its go-to-market approach. Today, the agency is addressing its global clients' needs through content marketing and use of marketing automation, and is offering services nationally and abroad.
"Act-On is the total package," said Bob. "We have been able to consolidate our disparate marketing technologies, and no longer have to cobble together numerous systems to accomplish what Act-On can do."
Companies of all sizes have turned to Act-On in record numbers in order to execute integrated, multi-channel marketing and lead nurturing campaigns. Using Act-On, marketers can automate critical marketing tasks as well as receive rich analytics and reports in real-time; all without the need for IT support. Act-On's 2,000+ customers range in size from small and mid-size businesses to marketing departments of large enterprises, including digital marketing agencies. Use of the platform spans all major industry verticals such as services, technology, manufacturing, healthcare and finance.
Act-On is a leading provider of integrated marketing automation software, helping 2000+ companies to tie inbound, outbound, and nurturing programs together -- across email, web, mobile, and social. Users achieve superior return on marketing investment through sophisticated demographic and behavioral data that increases engagement throughout the customer lifecycle, reduces the cost of acquisition, and strengthens loyalty. Act-On's fresh approach to marketing automation gives sales and marketing professionals full functionality without the complexity other systems impose, and makes campaign creation and program execution easier and faster. Act-On offers a best-in-class professional services team, dedicated customer support, and the APEX ecosystem of partners to provide clients with the tools they need to achieve marketing success.
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