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Our Ultimate Summer Reading List

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Summer is a great time to disconnect, slow down, and find some time to read all those books that we put on our list over the past year.

I asked my team what books everyone should read at least once in their life and below are recommendations by some of the PMG team. They’ve recommended books ranging from history to technology, autobiography to sports, and even a touch of self-help with a healthy dose of our favorite classics. All are thought-provoking, and we hope they motivate you to action and a healthy life balance. More

Pravda Media Group is Now a HubSpot Agency Partner

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I’m happy to announce that Pravda Media Group has joined HubSpot as a Certified Agency Partner!

As a full service B2B Digital Marketing Company, we are constantly looking for ways to better serve our clients. This goal led us to continuously invest in identifying, vetting and partnering with marketing technology leaders that answer a wide range of customer needs. More

How to Choose a Marketing Automation Platform

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The marketing automation market is booming. According to G2Crowd, there are more than 200 marketing automation vendors, and when comparing feature lists, they all look the same.

We’ve faced this challenge when helping clients choose the right marketing automation tool for them. Having used marketing automation platforms since 2011 for our own marketing programs, we’ve also faced this challenge ourselves. More

Calculating Marketing Automation’s Total Cost of Ownership

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Calculating Marketing Automation’s Total Cost of Ownership

When used effectively, there is no doubt that marketing technologies help companies to excel in their overall business. This is true for marketing automation, BI, CRM, and other core platforms. However, there seems to be a real challenge in realizing the total cost of ownership of such platforms. While this post will focus on marketing automation, the same is true for other technologies as mentioned above. The number one mistake companies make when evaluating the cost of marketing automation is the fact that they are focusing on technology costs as the main cost element. While technology is an important ingredient in overall costs, it is far from being the main one. Let’s take a look at the main cost elements of marketing automation and how to optimize them. More

Marketing Without a Budget

Marketing Without a Budget
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Let’s talk for a second about “marketing without a budget.”

There are two types of people who usually promote this concept:

Growth hacking consultants and marketing agencies – smart folks who write posts about marketing without a budget to promote their growth hacking consulting services or related products. Did you see the words consulting and products? Yep, there’s a budget right there.

CEOs or marketing leaders of small startups – these smart folks are doing a lot of manual/tactical work on their own, and present it as if it’s not a budget. More

How To Find Conferences That Won’t Waste your Time and Money

How To Find Conferences That Won’t Waste your Time and Money
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Does a high-priced conference ticket promise higher quality of content and better value for money and time? As a busy professional, which events should I spend my time and money on?

Many of my colleagues are facing this question, either as freelancers or in a corporate capacity.

Over the years I have been a conference participant, speaker, organizer, and sponsor both in Israel and worldwide. The Israeli market is a tough one since Israelis are not easily persuaded to pay for knowledge – evident from their unwillingness to pay for research, consultation services, etc. But conferences can be valuable. More

Partnering with Marketo: Supporting Complex Sales

Partnering with Marketo: Supporting Complex Sales
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I’m happy to announce that we’ve teamed up with Marketo as our marketing automation solution for companies selling to Enterprise buyers.

Selling to Enterprises requires an omnichannel, multi-touchpoint approach. Unlike selling to small businesses, or selling simple and cheap products, enterprise sales are complex, with a long sales cycle that combines online and offline activities. They are based on multiple tactics, both inbound and outbound.

Marketing automation is a fundamental element in every B2B marketing technology stack. Next to CRM, it is probably the most important tool for marketers to create smart, scalable, personalized marketing programs. More

Tips from eBay, Alooma and Pravda Media Group: How to Turn Your Organization to a Data Driven Powerhouse

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data-natives-panelCreating data driven organizations is tough. It is not only about technology, dashboards and budgets. It’s about changing the way people work and make decisions, and convincing management to invest in it.

At this year’s Data Natives conference in Tel Aviv, I shared the stage with Omer Kehat, who is leading the Structured Data Analytics Group in eBay, and Dan-ya Shwartz, Data Scientist and Growth Expert at Alooma, discussing this challenge and ways to overcome it. More