Salesforce Marketing Cloud, formerly known as ExactTarget, is a global provider of on-demand email marketing and interactive marketing solutions.
Salesforce marketing cloud software powers multi-channel communications for organizations around the world including Expedia.com, Aurora Fashions, Papa John’s, CareerBuilder.com, Gannett Co., Inc., The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The Home Depot and Wellpoint, Inc.
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Company history
More than a decade ago, three businessmen recognized that organizations needed a way to communicate with their customers using a “new” medium called email. ExactTarget was the result. ExactTarget was founded in late 2000, quickly growing to a $11.5 million digital marketing automation company in its’ second year. The ExactTarget Interactive Marketing Hub was released in 2010 after a redesign of its’ user interface.
ExactTarget filed for an IPO in 2007, but raised $145 million in funding and withdrew its filing two years later.In 2012 ExactTarget raised $161.5 million going to the Stock market, before being acquired by Salesforce for $2.5 billion in 2013. Companies acquired include CoTweet, Pardot, iGoDigital and Keymail Marketing. In October 2014, just before the Salesforce Dreamforcce conference, the solution was renamed to Salesforce Marketing Cloud.
CSA Membership and certificate
Salesforce Marketing Cloud (ExactTarget) is a member of the Certified Senders Alliance. You can view the certificate here.
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Software as a Service technology provides organizations a single platform to connect with customers via triggered and transactional email, integrated text messaging, voice messaging, landing pages, and social media.
Supported by collaborative global services teams, Salesforce Marketing Cloud’s technology integrates with many sales and marketing information systems, including Salesforce.com, Microsoft Dynamics™ CRM, Omniture, Webtrends, and many others.
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Interactive Marketing Hub
Salesforce Marketing Cloud has developed the Interactive Marketing Hub a set of tools, applications, and reporting capabilities to help marketers organize, aggregate, and integrate the vast amounts of data that currently lie disparate within their organization. As a container for data, protocols, APIs, and interactive marketing software.
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