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Dreamforce 2019: Highlights, Photos & More!

Dreamforce 2019 has come to a close and Sercante would like to say “Thank You” to all of the clients, team members, and partners who helped make it our best Dreamforce yet.

In 2019, Dreamforce saw 200,000 people walk through the ceremonial arch to hear over 3,000 sessions. All in 5 days. With so much to do, Sercante showed up in full force to learn and connect with fellow Pardot users.

From helping Pardot users at the Genius Bar to co-hosting Into the Blue – the B2B Marketer’s Party, we had a blast doing all things Pardot.

Sercante by the Numbers:

1750 Sercante dragons handed out (and maybe a few coming to a user group near you!)
50+ hours at the Pardot Genius Bar
15 Circles of Success lead by our team
13 Sercante consultants on site
5 sessions where we presented our Pardot tips and tricks
1 amazing party

Caption: The Sercante team gather on the first day of Dreamforce 2019 (top left), the team at the FormAssembly Wine Happy Hour (top middle), CEO and Founder of Sercante Andrea Tarrell at her Women In Tech session (top right), Jacqueline Fassett holds a armful of Lil Handfuls, Sercante’s most popular swag item (bottom left), Sercante and Pardot’s B2B Marketer’s Party on Thursday (bottom middle), Bailey Bowman and Natasha Wetten at the Pardot Genius Bar (bottom right).

Sercante lead the way with Pardot sessions and expert advice

Our team of experts is all about sharing knowledge. We were grateful for the opportunity to lead many hours at the Pardot Genius Bar and 5 Dreamforce sessions, including:

But we don’t wait for Dreamforce to roll around to share our advice. We’re happy to bring our sessions to your local user groups in 2020. Just reach out at [email protected]

It shore was a great time at the B2B Marketer’s Party

This year we were honored to co-host the annual B2B Marketer’s Party alongside Pardot. We were excited to help B2B marketers celebrate the oceans of opportunity and share stories of digital transformation that will inspire us all in 2020.

From Mustache Harbor playing yacht rock to hand-shucked oysters, the B2B Marketer’s Party at Dreamforce 2019 was a great way to cap off Dreamforce.

And our photographer captured all the fun!

Click here to see photos from the party and learn about more highlights for B2B Marketer’s at Dreamforce 2019.

Start the new year off right with Sercante’s expert-led Pardot training programs

Ready to level up your Pardot & technical skills in 2020?

The best marketers never stop learning. If you’re ready to stretch your skills or make a career move, we’ve got you covered with two in-demand courses designed for current & future Pardot admins.

Check out our available courses below:

We can’t wait to see everyone at a future Salesforce event!

By |2020-01-12T17:48:19+00:00November 30th, 2019|Categories: News, Sercante News|

Let’s Meet at Dreamforce

Dreamforce is around the corner, and we could not be more excited. We’ll be sending 14 of our Pardot experts to San Francisco to help make it the biggest year ever for Pardot at Dreamforce. 

We’re excited to meet many of our Pardot friends in real life. If you’re attending Dreamforce, keep an eye out for us! We might have a dragon friend (or 3) for you to take home. 

Find Us Leading Sessions

We’ll be leading 5 sessions this year, ranging from how to improve your Pardot chops to promoting gender equality within the Salesforce ecosystem. 

Find Us at the Genius Bar

Looking to brainstorm how to improve your sales or automation processes? Want to brainstorm ideas for how to optimize your Pardot instance or use that new martech tool you purchased this year? Or just generally need some Pardot advice? 

The Pardot Genius Bar is the spot for you. You can book your 1-on-1 session with a Pardot expert here.  

Find us Moderating Circles of Success

We’re here to help you. And that means we’re not just talking on a stage or giving you personalized advice, but also helping you connect with your peers. 

Circles of Success are small group discussions on specific topics moderated by a Pardot expert. Below is a list of all the Circles of Success you can find us on:

Find us Playing with Puppies

It’s not all tech talk. We LOVE dogs. In fact, we call our own team’s furry friends the Sercante “Branch Managers”.   Ask for pictures if you see us. 🙂

And that’s why we can’t wait to take some play breaks with the Pawdot Puppies. All the dogs are available for adoption by the SPCA, a proud Pardot customer.

Check it out on:

Tuesday, November 19 and Wednesday, November 20th

11:00 AM – 2:00 AM at Amber India, 25 Yerba Buena Ln, San Francisco, CA

Find Us on the Dance Floor (!)

As Dreamforce comes to a close, we want to celebrate a week of learning and year of hard work. We’re proud to share we’ll be co-hosting the Pardot party this year. 

We welcome all of the B2B Marketing community to join us for Into the Blue – the B2B Marketing Bash. We’ve lined up San Francisco’s favorite yacht rock band, delicious drinks, nautical eats, and treasures you’ll have to see to believe. 

Into the Blue – the B2B Marketing Bash

Thursday, Nov. 21., from 7 PM – 12 AM at City Nights, 715 Harrison St.

RSVP for the B2B Bash here

Look forward to seeing you at the event!  If you’d like to carve out time to meet 1:1, please ping me at [email protected] or stop by the Genius Bar, and let’s connect!

By |2019-11-18T19:18:28+00:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: News, Sercante News|

Sercante Named Pardot Master Navigator

After recently celebrating our second anniversary, we were proud to learn Sercante had earned the Salesforce Master Navigator recognition for Pardot.  

Only two other consultancies globally currently hold this distinction.  We are incredibly proud of this recognition for our work helping all kinds of organizations be wildly successful with Pardot and Salesforce.

What is the Salesforce Partner Navigator Program?

The Navigator statuses help customers find the right partner for them based on a partner’s proven expertise. A partner can earn a status of Certified, Specialist, and Master Navigator for various products and industries. 

We are honored to have earned the highest level of recognition for our work with Pardot. 

You can find a partner’s Navigator statuses in Pardot, Sales Cloud, and other products and and industries on the expertise tab of their AppExchange listing (here’s an example). 

What’s next for Sercante?

We’re digging deep into our passion for Pardot with our continued focus on growth, expertise, and helping our customers. We’ll be attending as many local user groups and Salesforce events as possible. You can learn what’s next on our event calendar here.  

Our team is excited to continue to showcase our relentless zeal for helping organizations of all kinds use Pardot and Salesforce to be wildly successful. 

Want to talk shop?

We’re always up to speak at local user groups, offer best practices over coffee, and chat about your Pardot needs. You can reach out to us on our Contact Us page or just use the cool (and Pardot-integrated) Qualified chatbot on our website. 

By |2020-02-05T16:53:40+00:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: News, Sercante News|

Sercante Partners with Spekit to Sponsor the Women in Tech Dreamforce Scholarship 2019

Sercante is a proud woman-owned business — and our team would love to see the number of women and minority-owned businesses grow.

We’ve joined forces with the girl bosses at Spekit, TaskRay, and CloudGiants to promote just that via the first annual Diversity at Dreamforce Scholarship.  We are so excited to help support this and give back to a community that has given us so much.

Read on to learn more about this unique opportunity and who’s eligible to apply.

Submission Deadline: Monday, September 23rd, 2019
Apply Now

But First, Why Women & Minority Businesses in the Ecosystem Matter

Diversity in the broader Salesforce ecosystem is incredibly important, because it ultimately leads to better customer outcomes.

This could be a blog post all its own — but a diverse population of founders means a greater diversity in ideas, solutions, and encourages a broader and more accessible pipeline for talent.

Salesforce has been an outstanding leader in encouraging diversity and equality among its employees, suppliers, customers and partners. But guess what?  There aren’t that many women-owned and minority Salesforce businesses… yet.

Some eye opening stats to consider:

About the Scholarship

We want to change those numbers — and to help with that effort, we’re are offering an opportunity to under-represented rockstar business owners to apply for the chance to accelerate their business with a fully sponsored booth at Dreamforce.

Yes, you heard that right.  The lucky winner will receive:

Dreamforce Trailhead Booth

Valued at $30,000

  • Turnkey Booth Kiosk
  • Lead Retrieval Device
  • 2 Full Conference Passes
  • 2 Booth Staff Passes
  • Exposure to 170,000+ Attendees

Not only are we offering this incredible opportunity to have booth of your very own but we are also offering a potentially even more valuable resource: real-life advice from other women who have been there in the trenches already.

In addition to the booth, the co-sponsors are offering:

One-On-One Advisory Sessions

Valued at $25,000

  • Product Strategy
  • Demand Gen & Pipeline
  • Customer Journey Analytics
  • Launching at Dreamforce
  • Building a Strong Culture

Why the Focus on Dreamforce?

Dreamforce is the biggest tech event of the year and offers an opportunity unlike any other for smart start-ups to set themselves up for success by launching their business into the ecosystem.

Our friends over at Spekit know this first hand, as they themselves were propelled into a rapidly growing success track by launching at Dreamforce last year.

How to Apply

Applying for this amazing opportunity to skyrocket your business couldn’t be easier. You can qualify for consideration for the scholarship in 3 easy steps:

  1. Check out the scholarship website and make sure your business meets the qualification guidelines
  2. Fill out the quick and easy 7-step application
  3. Record your pitch about why you should win and share your story with us

Submission Deadline

Monday, September 23, 2019
Apply Now

We can’t wait to hear from all of you about the cool things that you’re working on!  Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or comments, and be sure to share this great opportunity with anyone else who you feel is who may need a boost to get their company kicked-off the right way.

Learn more

By |2019-09-10T01:16:00+00:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: News, Salesforce|

Sercante Announces Hiring of 4 New Pardot Pros

Phew—things have been developing at a break-neck speed here at Sercante over the past few months! We’ve been super busy on our mission to help marketers crush it on the Salesforce/Pardot platform and continue to grow our team of “Dragons” in order to keep up with the demand. We’ve just hit an exciting milestone for the Sercante crew, with the addition of four more full time employees. (For those of you keeping track, that’s a growth rate of over 500% in just the past year!) And let me tell you, these Pardot Pros are taking badass to a whole new level. We’re thrilled to finally be able to share with the world the announcement of our four newest members of the Sercante fam: Marcos Duran, Jacqueline Fassett, Chloe Wilde, and Skyler Nakashima!

Photo of Marcos

Marcos is a proud Texas native and UT-Austin graduate, with a background predominantly in the marketing and operations departments of agencies, startups, non-profits and small to medium sized businesses. His experience includes event production, graphic design, marketing automation, social media management, and project management. A true Martech nerd (in the best possible way), he loves learning about the latest news and innovations in the field and is an active contributor in the Trailblazer community. Outside of work, he volunteers as marketing consultant and business mentor to several NPO’s and student organizations in the area.
Photo of Jacqueline

Jacqueline, who will head up Sercante’s team supporting non-profit clients, lives in Portland, OR. She is well known within the Salesforce.org ecosystem for her expertise helping nonprofits use Pardot. Though she has volunteered and worked with nonprofits since 2009, Jacqueline discovered her true passion for helping nonprofits use Pardot in 2016. In her free time she volunteers (surprise, surprise) with the Junior League of Portland, runs several Salesforce-related user groups, and gets outside to enjoy the cold, wet Pacific Northwest.
Photo of Chloe

Chloe is based in sleepy rural England, marking the third Sercante Dragon in the UK! Chloe fell into the world of marketing automation when she migrated her marketing team at the time from HubSpot to Pardot, and promptly fell in love with the Salesforce ecosystem. That was four years ago and she’s still a big CRM and marketing automation geek. Other geeky interests include playing video games competitively, collecting rare sci-fi books, astronomy, and trying desperately to balance out the desk time with plenty of hiking, mountain biking, and general exploring (with plenty of getting lost!)

Skyler lives in a small suburb north of Seattle, Washington with his wife and two daughters under the age of 3! He spent time as a recruiter before becoming a client facing consultant. Most recently, he focused on Marketing Technology at a full service consulting firm, where he managed their Pardot instance and delved deeper into the marketing automation and operations space. Outside of work, you can find him cheering on his favorite Seattle sports teams as well as his beloved college football team – Go Cougs! He’s also honing his skills in woodworking and all things DIY.
We’re thrilled to have these four marketing automation experts join our ever-expanding team of Pardot Pros around the globe, but we’re not done yet! We’re on a mission to grow and that requires more awesome people to join the team! So, if you’re a passionate Pardashian who’s looking for a career at one of the coolest (if we do say so ourselves) companies in the ecosystem, please reach out and tell us about yourself!

Open roles include:

CRM & Marketing Automation Strategist
Salesforce Technical Lead

By |2019-09-10T01:24:47+00:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |