DesignMap

Salesforce Marketing

Redefining marketing automation for the Data Age

Salesforce Marketing Cloud is a leader in digital marketing automation, analytics software and services. With the advent of big data and data analytics they understood that their business faced both fundamental disruption and great opportunity.

We were originally engaged for a product redesign, however they soon recognized that we could help them fundamentally shape a new generation of marketing software. Over the course of a seven-year relationship we helped to define a new era of data-oriented marketing while crafting their product strategy and acting as the core design team for their keystone product offerings. Along the way, we designed category defining products such as Journey Builder, Contact Builder and Automation Studio.

A history of success

2009
Initially engaged to redesign their email marketing product, it became clear that the possibilities for creating a platform that would change digital marketing was the true goal. Thus setting us on a multi-year course to a platform approach to innovating around omni-channel digital marketing.
2011
After the previous work to define the strategic direction, the team pivoted to a more tactical role of implementing with the internal engineering teams.
2013
During this phase of our engagement, we tackled many critical areas of the platform to bring the strategy to life. Some key concepts were focused on allowing marketers to create a 360º view of their contacts, as well as exploring and refining Journey Builder, the 1:1 marketing automation tool.
2015
At this time, there were a number of initiatives around rolling out the Salesforce Lightning Design System, a “cloud-wide” strategy to unify all of Salesforce products under a single look and feel.
2017
As we wrapped up our 7 year engagement with Salesforce, we helped visualize an exciting, inter-connected experience that spanned pre-sales to marketing execution via a platform of tools for a broad range of end users.

Over the seven years we have worked with Salesforce we have developed some of the leading solutions in marketing software. Journey Builder was the first of its kind to market, allowing marketers to curate targeted campaigns for each contact.

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