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.

Is Marketing Automation Worth the Investment?

Researchers keep saying that marketing automation is growing really, really fast. What’s all the hubbub, Bub? Is it worth the investment? For most companies, yes. This is more than my (admittedly biased) vested opinion; the research shows clearly that companies

A New Framework for Sales Enablement

Is “sales enablement” just another buzzword? Yes, and no. Yes: A quick Google search returns just over a million hits, and many are insipid. (“Is ‘sales enablement’ the new black?” I’m paraphrasing, but you know what I mean.) No: In

What’s a “Marketing-Qualified Lead”?

It’s an essential question: What is a “marketing-qualified lead,” and how exactly does marketing make that determination? And once it’s in place, does sales agree? As for that last question, the answer is: Not very often. Only 23% of sales

4 Steps for Better Lead Generation

What’s your single biggest marketing headache? If you answered “lead generation,” welcome to the club; the majority of us marketers are here with you. Online Marketing’s Major Challenges BtoB and Bizo did a study comparing marketing challenges in 2012 with