At this week’s INBOUND event, HubSpot made a number of noteworthy announcements, especially around its Content Optimization System, Social Inbox (which I previously covered), new reporting engine and “Signals” tool for sales teams. As discussed in my last post looking at HubSpot’s growth and outlook, I called out several areas/challenges the company needed to address,… read more >
DCG research and articles about: Social CRM
As I ramp up DCG’s social CRM research I’ve been looking through a number of recent industry studies including the latest edition of the Gartner Magic Quadrant on CRM Customer Engagement Center solutions (new term they are using to reflect the growing role of social channels – report is available from several featured vendors) and… read more >
We all know the high-profile successes of consumer brands like Audi, Nike, Old Spice, and Pepsi on social media – for awareness and engagement, and increasingly, for driving social commerce. (See the Facebook Studio winners here and Shorty Awards for best use of Twitter here.) The trend to leverage social media for engagement continues as a… read more >
Happy companies create happy customers. This is one of the themes that comes through when you visit HubSpot. That, and the fact that they measure everything and are particularly open – from their office environment, to the financials they post (as a private company), to the way they share a lot of content about their… read more >
Big Data is everywhere. Yet many companies lack a clear vision for rolling out big data in practical, measured steps. At the same time, with social networking, BYOD, and expectations from interactions with brands like Amazon, Apple, and Nike, most employees have seen the potential, yet many aren’t equipped to harness this power in their… read more >
Join us for Inbound Marketing Summit in New York City, April 3 – 4 at the Altman Building! Cathy McKnight, DCG Partner and Principal Analyst, will be leading two panels at IMS13: “Open Source CMS and Web Publishing – Which Way Should I Go?” and “Practical Big Data Strategies for Marketers”. Additionally, Allen Bonde, DCG Partner… read more >
The search for next big thing when it comes to Customer Relationship Management has been a long, strange trip for those of us who remember when Siebel was battling it out with Brock and Saratoga, and cloud computing was still a gleam in Eric Schmidt’s eye. But here we are, a dozen years after the… read more >
This is a big week for DCG. Not only are we announcing the expansion of our coverage into Social CRM, but we are excited to announce that Allen Bonde has joined our firm as a Partner and Principal Analyst. Allen is a seasoned industry analyst and a well-reputed veteran in the world of CRM and… read more >
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