When Automation Goes Awry: A Tale of Caution

by | Feb 22, 2024 | Digital Marketing, Digital Services

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Imagine deploying marketing automation tools like MailChimp or Klavyio with the expectation of streamlining your customer outreach, only to find your messages lost in translation—literally. Here’s a story from our own experience that highlights the importance of human oversight in the world of automation.

A few weeks ago, a co-worker enrolled in an online course expecting to receive personalized, insightful content. Instead, she was met with a barrage of emails, each addressed to a different, random individual, none of whom had any affiliation with our agency. This mishap wasn’t just a one-off; it repeated, undermining the very trust it aimed to build.

This episode underscores a critical truth: While automation is a powerful tool for scaling your marketing efforts, without a strategic human touch, it can lead to more than just technical glitches—it can erode the customer experience. Media Relations Agency has turned such lessons into expertise, ensuring your automated campaigns deliver warmth and precision, not confusion.

Imagine leveraging marketing automation not as a mere task manager but as a sophisticated engine powered by human creativity and insight. With our guidance, tools like Insightly, Go High Level, and Hubspot transform from software solutions into partners in crafting meaningful customer journeys. Let us show you how to avoid the pitfalls of automation and instead, use it to genuinely connect with your audience.

In the digital age, your message needs to resonate across every channel to create a harmonious customer journey. Media Relations Agency excels not just in navigating the complexities of marketing automation but in orchestrating it to amplify your voice where it matters most. We carefully weave your unique message into content shared across a multitude of channels—email, social media, digital ads, and more—ensuring a cohesive narrative that engages and converts.

Our approach is about more than just avoiding the pitfalls of automation; it’s about leveraging every tool at our disposal, from MailChimp to Hubspot, to create interactions that feel both personal and on point. The outcome? Marketing that doesn’t just reach your audience but speaks to them, compellingly and consistently.

If you’re ready to see how a nuanced, multi-channel strategy can transform your marketing automation into your strongest asset for engagement, give us a call at 952-697-5269. Let’s discuss how we can tailor your message for impact and efficiency, ensuring that every automated touchpoint with your customers is as effective and engaging as possible.

Written by Jason Kocina

Written by Jason Kocina

Jason is our chief digital marketing strategist. Clients love him because he’s amazing at explaining complex ideas and concepts to non-technical people. In fact, Jason has been teaching businesses how to turn their websites into profit centers since 1995. He feels most invigorated when he’s helping clients use digital media to distinguish themselves from the competition. Jason is one of those rare people who can effortlessly interpret how digital changes are likely to benefit or hinder a marketing program. Using his extensive experience in design and web development, he can quickly review any scenario and determine how best to help a client.


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