MARKETING TECHNOLOGY STACK
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ION INTERACTIVE'S

Marketing Technology Stack

AGILE MARKETING MANAGEMENT
ion interactive uses Trello
ion interactive uses Slack
ion uses Slack for communication, collaboration, and transparency. We have a face-to-face stand-up meeting every day to keep things personal.
ion interactive uses Trello
ion interactive uses Trello
Our marketing works in three-week sprints. Our backlog of ideas is prioritized in Trello. It also operationalizes our sprint and hot lists. We love its fluidity and discoverability.
ion interactive uses Box
ion interactive uses Box
We use Box for file management. We chose it for its robust team and role-based access control and utilize its web-based interface and selective client sync.
ion interactive uses G Suite
ion interactive uses G Suite
We use G Suite to facilitate video hangouts, send and receive emails, create working documents for collaboration, and manage calendars, with each function streamlining our daily tasks and productivity.
ion interactive uses Zendesk
ion interactive uses Zendesk
ion employees submit requests through Zendesk. From travel planning to technical support to supplies and snacks, the simple interface enables easy processing and routing of requests. 
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DISTRIBUTING ENGAGING CONTENT
90% of the content ion puts out is interactive and highly differentiated. We leverage the content on our website as embedded experiences and also as standalone microsites. We use many social, organic, and paid channels to extend our reach and we drive traffic from passive assets like videos and presentations to interactive destinations that start our buyer dialogue.
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INTERACTIVE CONTENT MARKETING PLATFORM
The basis of our foundation is interactive content. We create, test, and measure interactive infographics for engagement; eBooks for education and lead generation; self-assessments for lead qualification and demand generation and configurators for sales enablement. This content is used across our entire sales and marketing dialogue (just follow the orange ribbon).
Marketing Technologies ion interactive uses to educate
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Salesforce Pardot
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DELIVERING RELEVANT FUNCTIONAL CONTENT
90% of the content ion puts out is interactive and highly differentiated. We leverage our content in our website as embedded experiences and also as standalone microsites. We use many social, organic and paid channels to extend our reach and we drive traffic from passive assets like videos and presentations to interactive destinations that start our buyer dialogue.
Salesforce Pardot
HIGH FIDELITY MARKETING AUTOMATION
Pardot is the second leg of our foundation. The ion platform’s digital dialogue data lets us execute extremely high fidelity marketing automation using Pardot’s segmentation, targeting, and personalization. This specificity makes our nurture programs more efficient.
Marketing Technologies ion interactive uses to Match
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FITS AND MISFITS
Our prospects use rather than read our content. As active participants, they affect their outcomes; gain specific and relevant content; and shape their profiles. We match our ideal buyer criteria against these highly accurate prospect profiles to find our best matches.
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BRINGING IT TOGETHER FOR SALES & ACCOUNTS

Leads sync from Pardot to Salesforce, our last foundational leg. The buyer’s journey is surfaced in Salesforce via ion’s Sell-Side, enabling a frictionless transition from marketing to sales. The CRM provides continuity when customers transition from sales to our accounts team.

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MARKETING/SALES
INTERSECTION

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GOING FROM MACRO TO MICRO
Once we have a buyer profile that aligns with our offering, we need to get more specific. The ion platform delivers solution builders that assess a specific buyer’s needs. Outcomes are surfaced in Salesforce for our sales team to use as foundations for discussions and proposals.
Accelerating lead-to-revenue velocity
ACCELERATING LEAD-TO-REVENUE VELOCITY
Most of our buyers’ journeys take place digitally. Before a buyer transitions to personal selling, they’ve shared their pains, needs, opportunities, budgets and purchase authority. ion’s Sell-Side Timeline surfaces that information to our sales reps to help accelerate the sales cycle.
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ELIMINATING FRICTION TO CLOSE
Once we have a solution packaged, we still have to get it approved and the deal closed. Our sales team has many helper tools at this stage. Everything from meetings, to quotes, to signatures, to performance insight is provided by these tools.
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INTERSECTION

Advocacy
Advocacy
Advocacy
Advocacy
FULL CIRCLE
We leverage our product’s strong performance and customer satisfaction by nurturing passionate advocacy using email marketing and in-platform promotions.
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SEAMLESSLY FROM PROSPECT TO CUSTOMER
We work hard to help our new customers feel heard and understood. Salesforce plays a big role in preserving a prospect’s interactive and personal dialogue as part of their customer record. This helps us keep onboarding efficient and focused.
ion interactive uses Google Analytics
ion interactive uses Google Analytics
We have analytics everywhere, but Google Analytics provides a centralized, organization-wide view of high-level KPIs like lead activity and qualified inbounds.
ion interactive uses Geckoboard
ion interactive uses Geckoboard
We provide company-wide transparency into marketing’s performance. Geckoboard brings key data points together from Salesforce, Google Analytics, and social media.
Enplug
Enplug
ion TVs are equipped with Enplug to showcase live data, social media updates, and other revolving content dashboards for in-office viewing. The digital signage creates an ongoing dialogue for staff and ion visitors.
ion interactive uses mixpanel
ion interactive uses Mixpanel
We use Mixpanel to track user interactions and meaningful data. The A/B testing and user survey forms allow us to better target our user communications. 
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