You may think the number one goal for marketing automation is lead generation, and it’s not far behind; however, 43% of heavy users of marketing automation claimed optimizing productivity as the most important objective according to this study by Adestra Message Focus. With small teams charged with email, marketing automation is seen as a tool that will level the field. There’s no competing with Amazon’s 300-plus professionals solely focused on email marketing, so for small teams wearing multiple hats at once as is often the case with association professionals, it may be easy to see why productivity is such a major KPI.
You’ve come to the conclusion that you are sending too many emails without any real lift in leads, conversions or ROI. Maybe you’ve been using the same technology to send emails for some time now and it is time for a switch, so you begin to explore the buzz around marketing automation.