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Dealmakers: Growth Hacking with Sales Automation Technology

Charity Huff

Dealmakers: Growth Hacking with Sales Automation Technology

We tend to think of fragmentation as a major hurdle, but it means opportunities as well — to leverage content, data, and analytics to create an efficient, effective lead pipeline. Investors are turning their attention to this opportunity, pouring money into and acquiring companies that facilitate sales and marketing automation. What distinguishes the companies receiving investment dollars this year is that they uniquely embrace the concept of “growth hacking.”

7 Tools SMBs Can Use to Track Leads

Stephanie Miles

7 Tools SMBs Can Use to Track Leads

When local merchants spend big on digital marketing, they expect to see results. Without using the appropriate tracking technology, however, it can be downright impossible to determine whether a marketing method is working. Here are seven options, each for a different type of business or marketing scenario.

Street Fight Daily: Angie’s List CEO To Exit, RetailNext Raises $125M

The Editors

Street Fight Daily: Angie’s List CEO To Exit, RetailNext Raises $125M

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… William Oesterle, Chief Executive of Angie’s List, to Step Down (New York Times)… RetailNext Bags $125 Million for International Expansion, Acquisitions (Wall Street Journal)… Local “Near Me” Searches on Google Surged 34 Times (USA Today)…

Watch Out Intuit — Booker Guns For Demandforce With New CRM Tools

Steven Jacobs

Watch Out Intuit — Booker Guns For Demandforce With New CRM Tools

Eight months after raising a massive Series A round, Booker is making its push into a new, and potentially massive, market: CRM. Today, the New York-based company, which began selling booking and business management software to service businesses, rolled out Promote, a Demandforce-like product that allows businesses to tie email messaging and social media campaigns to the goings-on of their business…