My colleague Martha France recently wrote about how marketing organizations are being asked to do more than ever to contribute to operational effectiveness company-wide. This expanded role requires investments in talent and advanced, often complex, software systems. Choosing the right marketing technology for your organization is essential, but it’s only part of the equation. How you staff, configure and manage these systems correlates directly with the value your organization derives from the technology, which ultimately impacts competitive advantage and the return on your investment.
Tags: manufacturing marketing, marketing ROI, marketing budget, MRM, marketing technology, Insurance Marketing, marketing resource management, marketing operations, risk management, marketing resource management investment, financial services marketing, Competitive advantage, marketing staff, marketing technology buyers' resources, franchise marketing
Advances in technology, changing customer needs, and other market and societal forces are converging to evolve and expand the marketing function. Indeed, “Marketing’s role in strengthening a company’s operating effectiveness has never been more important,” according to a recent report in Harvard Business Review.
Here are some examples of how marketing’s cross-departmental involvement is being used to strengthen companies’ operational effectiveness.
Tags: marketing budget, human resources, collaboration, marketing technology, customer experience, Insurance Marketing, marketing operations, financial services marketing, marketing staff, marketing technology buyers' resources, franchise marketing
Tags: corporate branding, marketing technology, marketing operations, relationship-building, strategic marketing, financial services marketing, banking customer experience, martech, Bank Marketing Today by Vya, podcast, Actionable Marketing Data
Marketing Operations emerged in 2000, driven by rising pressure on marketing to provide greater efficiency, transparency and accountability. The function was officially recognized by analyst firm IDC in 2005 (source: MarTech Advisor).
Tags: MRM, marketing technology, marketing resource management, marketing operations, Competitive advantage, marketing data analytics, customer data management, marketing data
Even though 2020 may feel like the year of “going nowhere,” the truth is, many organizations are moving in new directions with speeds and efficiencies never seen before. The question for many is whether the crisis-driven changes they are making are temporary, or will they last as companies emerge from the challenges brought on by the pandemic?
Tags: marketing process optimization, local marketing, marketing operations, franchise, streamline marketing, distributed marketing, franchise marketing, flexible marketing
As many marketing professionals know, the marketing management process often gets bogged down in redundant, routine tasks. These tasks, such as tracking down approvals, locating collateral, managing budgets, do little to help you achieve corporate goals. To really make an impact on the business, marketers need to identify opportunities to automate insignificant tasks to free up time for strategic endeavors. Marketing resource management (MRM) systems are one example of a technology designed to optimize marketing workflow. Here’s your guide to opportunities for optimizing your marketing management process.
Tags: brand management, campaign management, marketing resource management, local marketing, marketing operations, distributed marketing, marketing management process
Every day, marketing and operations teams face a number of hurdles just to get the right message in front of the right consumer. They need to help local branches and employees customize marketing materials, but still maintain oversight of marketing pieces.
Tags: marketing resource management, marketing operations, marketing process, Vya, financial services marketing
We all know that feeling when an executive stops by our office or forwards an email about the latest and greatest marketing technology, trend or tool. I don’t know about you, but it usually stops me in my tracks.
Tags: marketing resource management, marketing operations, dealers, Vya, franchise, agents
Jul 21, 2015
Today is an exciting, and emotional, day for me. Today, DocuStar is becoming Vya.
More than 20 years ago, I had a vision for the print industry. I saw the opportunity to provide quality, reliable print jobs quickly to our clients. Since DocuStar opened its doors, our clients came to know us for not just the quality of our work, but also the quality of our people and the care and attention we bring to every single one of our jobs.
Tags: marketing resource management, marketing operations, Vya, DocuStar
If you ask your colleagues and peers what MRM means, you are sure to find a complete lack of consistency in the definitions. For a software category that has been around for decades, it’s interesting how confusing it is to define it.
Tags: MRM, marketing resource management, local marketing, marketing operations