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Marketing Cloud Webinar: Marketing on One Platform

Recently, I hosted a Marketing Cloud webinar that demonstrated how to run your entire marketing approach via integrated Salesforce products.

Marketing Cloud Webinar: Marketing on One Platform

For those who don’t know me, I’m Tom Ryan, Founder and CEO of MarCloud Consulting. Recently, I hosted a Marketing Cloud webinar that demonstrated how to run your entire marketing approach via integrated Salesforce products. In essence, doing all your marketing through one comprehensive platform.

To clarify, by Salesforce products I mean Sales Cloud and Marketing Cloud, including Pardot aka Marketing Cloud Account Engagement (MCAE), and B2B Marketing Analytics. With these tools under your belt, you can support the complete customer journey. As proof, in the webinar, I showcased a full journey from MCAE, to Sales Cloud, to Marketing Cloud Advertising, to B2B Marketing Analytics. 

If you missed the live webinar, you’re in luck. I recorded it to share with the world in this blog post. Here’s a breakdown of the video contents:

  • Explaining the (confusing) Pardot and Marketing Cloud name changes
  • Theory behind managing the customer journey and inbound marketing approach
  • Campaigns, including things like hierarchy and how these tie in with Analytics 
  • Four demos:
    • UTM parameters solution - for adding first and last touch tracking on prospect records in Sales Cloud
    • Sales Cloud integration with MCAE (Pardot) - how sales teams can use features to the advantage of both marketing and sales
    • MCAE to Marketing Cloud Advertising integration - how this can be used by sales teams to build advertising audiences for marketing campaigns
    • Analytics - looking at the multi-touch attribution report and why it’s important

Want to jump in? Hit play on the Marketing Cloud webinar below:

In case you’re in a hurry or want to skip ahead to a particular topic, here are the key timestamps:

03:17 - Definitions: the name changes

04:37 - The customer journey - illustrating the overlap between the platforms

06:28 - MarCloud customer journey example

07:17 - Campaign hierarchy - underpinning reporting and ROI tracking

09:10 - Content for marketing automation

10:44 - Lead assignment - Pardot is the lead filter, not Sales Cloud!

14:45 - MCAE integration with Slack 

15:30 - Demo #1 - custom solution for UTM parameters in prospect records

22:36 - Demo #2 - Sales Cloud actions for MCAE with a cold lead example

28:42 - Demo #3 - Ad Studio integration with Pardot and Sales Cloud

36:20 - Demo #4 - Analytics for tracking campaigns with multi-touch attribution

39:04 - MarCloud innovations - on-demand training, and the Pardot Prospect Scanner 

40:41 - Webinar attendee questions

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Tom Ryan

Founder & CEO of MarCloud, Tom has been on both sides of the fence, client-side and agency, working with Salesforce platforms for the best part of a decade. He's a Salesforce Marketing Champion and certified consultant who loves to co-host webinars and pen original guides and articles. A regular contributor to online business and marketing publications, he's passionate about marketing automation and, along with the team, is rapidly making MarCloud the go-to place for Marketing Cloud and Salesforce expertise. He unapologetically uses the terms Pardot, Account Engagement and MCAE interchangeably.

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