The most compelling marketing automation stats for 2016.

Meditations on the State of Marketing Automation

When you look at any posts talking about the rising trends in marketing, you find marketing automation stats mentioned in almost all of them. It’s been on the rise for a while but has seen incredible growth in just the last two years. In 2015, businesses spent over 1 billion dollars on systems last year. […]

Make Your Nonprofit Site Kick Butt in Online Giving

4 Ways to Make Your NPO Site Kick Butt in Online Giving

This is a guest post from our friends at Qgiv. We’re very appreciative of them for putting this great content on online donations and nonprofits together for us.

Make sure you get your head in the cornerstone content game.

How To Have Great Cornerstone Content Pages

Cornerstone content is crucial for any content marketer, for any website. You might have heard the phrase tossed around but wondered what makes it different from a blog post or any other content on your site.

Valeo helps clients create killer automated campaigns as a SharpSpring partner.

Let’s Celebrate! Valeo Is a SharpSpring Partner

We love marketing automation, and not just because we’re geeks who love to play around with awesome systems. We love what marketing automation has done for email nurturing, and how it’s changing the way marketers think about who their customers are and what they need. And we’re not the only ones. Marketo & Ascend2 noted […]

Get the most out of your inbound marketing with these growth strategies.

Inbound Marketing Strategies to Grow Into

Inbound marketing involves a few key components for your business: attracting visitors, converting them into leads, and then turning them into happy customers who want to tell all their friends how great you are.

Local optimization tips for colleges and universities.

4 Easy Steps for Local Optimization for Universities in the Known Universe

Local optimization for colleges and universities is so important. Focusing on “local” in the online world is very helpful because it helps smaller schools more easily compete with larger ones and reach their audiences. Are you wondering what to do to improve the local optimization for your college or university? Check out the four ways below, adapted from Inkling […]

Winning content strategies for your alumni outreach.

Why Your Alumni Outreach Should Market Tasty Content

My alma mater—particularly its Alumni Association—seems to spend a fair amount of time calling me, and I spend a lot of time avoiding those calls. I’ll tell you right now that it isn’t because I have no interest in supporting my school, either by donating money or attending events. I just really hate cold calls.

Valeo Marketing turned 10!

What We’ve Learned in 10 Years

It’s our birthday! This month, Valeo celebrates 10 years on this planet, and we couldn’t be happier. Like any agile company, we’ve had moments of great success and moments of not such great success. There have been some of those cloud-parting moments that have allowed us to really amp up the value we offer our […]

Valeo is now a Hatchbuck partner

A Sweet Pairing: Valeo Is A Hatchbuck Partner!

What’s not to like about marketing automation? When done right, it’s the most effective way to nurture qualified leads into paying, lifelong customers. We love it, and we’re thrilled to announce we recently completed a certification course and now we’re a bonafide, certified Hatchbuck Partner.

We put direct mail against marketing automation.

Marketing Championship: Marketing Automation vs Direct Mail

I want to tell you a story about the time I tried a direct mail campaign for a B2B a few years ago. I’ll be honest: as a digital marketer, I was challenged. In fact, some days I felt like those two goofy broads Lucy and Ethel trying to keep up with all the candies […]