More by Sherry Lamoreaux

Sherry is the editor of Act-On's Marketing Action blog. She also writes and edits eBooks, white papers, case studies, and miscellanea. She is an award-winning creative writer.

Seriously, Chill on the Cold Calling

A long time ago, in a world that’s now far, far away, I sold newspaper advertising for a living. I did a lot of cold calling. I’d hop in my car, drive to a retailer I’d scouted, walk in the

Why CEOs Say Yes to Marketing Automation

Why all the noise about marketing automation? As a category, industry revenues grew 50% to reach the $1.2 billion in 2014, and are expected to grow another 50% in 2015 to $1.8 billion, notes analyst David Raab. That’s stratospheric by

The Word Of The Year Is a #Hashtag

The American Dialect Society, founded in 1889, is dedicated to the study of the English language as practiced in North America, and of the other languages or dialects that influence it (or are influenced by it). Its website describes its