“Ask the right questions if you are to find the right answers”
– Venessa Redgrave
Salesforce Pardot has earned the reputation of being a reliable Marketing Automation tool among marketers who invest in digital marketing. It comes from the house of Salesforce and is used by enterprises of different sizes across the globe.
Since Pardot comes at a considerable cost, it is imperative that we keep a tab on whether we are utilizing it to its full potential or not.
To measure the effectiveness of your Pardot automation, you need to ask yourselves some questions related to different aspects. The answers will help you determine which areas of operation need improvement to boost productivity in marketing automation functions.
Let’s look at the areas you need to focus on:
Web forms are an important tool that makes sure that relevant leads are entering our system. If our web forms are not relevant, lack comprehensiveness, and do not seek information that is critical to our business, we may not be able to target our potential customers. In this case, you must ask yourself:
Note – By using progressive profiling, we can keep getting updates regarding leads.
It is very important to check whether our database is up-to-date or not. Data duplication can lead to unorganized communication to leads. It will further hamper the data segmentation which is the core to informed and targeted lead nurtures.
If data is not well organized and hygienic, lead scoring will also result in wrong selections and you may miss important and low hanging customers. You need to find answers to the following questions:
Lead scoring refers to the process of allotting scores to customers in the sales funnel by analyzing their response to your communication. Lead scoring helps sales teams to identify the most promising leads and close deals with them asap.
Here, you may want to ask the following questions:
Communication frequency plays a major role in winning brand loyalty and the biggest challenge lies in setting up rules to schedule recurring messages. It is very important to refrain from sending frequent and irrelevant emails which irks the customers and lead to email fatigue.
Questions you need to ask here:
Email Template and Contents
Pardot helps you create amazing email templates and you can reuse them easily anytime. This luxury sometimes leads to complacency and you keep repeating your templates in too many campaigns.
Questions to ask:
These are some of the basic areas which can be explored by system admins and marketing managers who can then improve the overall performance of the marketing process. Remember, Pardot is an excellent marketing automation tool. However, an underutilized Pardot system is a wastage of resources and time.
It’s always advisable to contact a marketing automation agency to perform in-depth analysis or audit of existing systems and keep fine-tuning it frequently under expert guidance.
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