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SalesPredict Offers Highly Automated, Highly Flexible Predictive Modeling

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Back in, say, 2008, a product like this would be big news. In this case, the main technical differentiator is extreme automation: SalesPredict imports customer data, builds models, scores current records, and deploys the results with virtually no human intervention. Results appear as lists in a CRM interface or as scores on a marketing databaset.

Optify Lets Agencies Provide Small Business with Marketing Automation, Distributed Marketing, and Sales Enablement

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Optify was founded in 2008 and launched its original product, a search engine optimization (SEO) tool, about a year later. Finally, Optify has expanded into conventional marketing automation over the past 18 months and most recently added basic contact management and distribution of lead information, scores, and alerts to sales people. That''s theme number three.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

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Active across social networks, Cindy leads Microsoft’s small- to midsized-business sales and marketing efforts as Vice President U.S. Liz also writes the Lead With Intuition blog. Another New Yorker, Beth leads GE’s growth efforts including sales, marketing and communications and innovation platforms. Jeanette leads the Social & Digital Marketing team at Cisco.

Marketo Aims to Simplify Demand Generation

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One company that has made a concerted effort is newcomer Marketo. Marketo has a one-word elevator speech: simplicity. That’s not to say Marketo is a simple product. Functionally, it covers all the demand generation bases: outbound email, landing pages, Web site monitoring, lead scoring, multi-step nurturing programs, prospect database, analytics, Salesforce.com integration. Like every other demand generation vendor, Marketo has wrestled with how a branching, multi-step lead nurturing campaign can be made easy enough for non-specialist users.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

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Active across social networks, Cindy leads Microsoft’s small- to midsized-business sales and marketing efforts as Vice President U.S. Liz also writes the Lead With Intuition blog. Another New Yorker, Beth leads GE’s growth efforts including sales, marketing and communications and innovation platforms. Jeanette leads the Social & Digital Marketing team at Cisco.

The big and almost free marketing initiative that almost no one is doing today

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It’s lead nurturing, and a study by DemandGen Report (who recently published an article from this blog) did a study in late 2008 and found that only 8% of respondents currently have an automated lead nurturing strategies and processes in place. The remaining 92% have failed to establish a process for longer term leads and are leaving money on the table but allowing prospects to leak and buy from competitors. In order to achieve maximum results from lead nurturing, it needs to be combined with a lead scoring system.

ClickInsights: What was your "Aha" moment in 2009? - Part 2

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Brian Carroll's blog B2B Lead Generation Blog. Mac McIntosh's Sales Lead Insights: A B2B marketing Blog. Marketo's Modern B2B Marketing. Brian Carroll's book Lead Generation for the Complex Sale. B2B Lead Generation Benchmark Study 2009. Sales Lead Expert’s Learning Center. Marketing and Sales Alignment – Marketo eBook (New!). Blogs.

10 Hottest Topics in B2B Marketing for 2009

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B2B Lead Management Market Heats Up , July 31, 2009. 10 Tips for Using Twitter And Email Marketing for B2B , December 21, 2008. Brands that Tweet , December 15, 2008. Level Tweeters , December 12, 2008. Social Media Budget Ratio , December 2, 2008. Marketing Automation. Top-10 Marketing Automation Blogs , April 24, 2009. Inbound Marketing & Marketing Automation , June 23, 2009. Integrated Social Media Tracking Using Marketing Automation , July 28, 2009. Marketing Automation Reliability , August 19, 2009. Leads.

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ClickInsights: What ROI metric should B2B marketers use in this digital marketing era?

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Read these interesting blog posts on B2B marketing ROI: Kevin Joyce's Untangling B2B Marketing Campaigns ROI , Jon Miller's Improving B2B Marketing ROI: Thought Leadership With Merry Elrick , Tom Scearce's Three metrics that are more useful than Cost per Lead. Brian Carroll's blog B2B Lead Generation Blog. Mac McIntosh's Sales Lead Insights: A B2B marketing Blog. Blogs. Books.

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B2B Lead Management Market Heats Up

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Home Forrester Research « Getting Up Close and Personal | Main | Social Technographics Data Now Available » March 20, 2008 B2B Lead Management Market Heats Up [Posted by Laura Ramos ] Since the start of this year, I’ve been receiving a boatload of briefing requests from companies wanting to show me their lead generation and management solutions. Most recently, Marketo just announced their lead management solution. There are four primary buckets of technology solutions aimed at solving the “how do I make lead generation activities more effective?”

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Top 60 B2B Marketing Posts and Hottest Topics November 2010

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Social scoring will change your life. Take a look at a couple items in the news last week: The Palms Hotel in Las Vegas is providing perks to guests based on their Klout score (an assessment of social media influence)**. People are now curating lists of the most influential bloggers by Klout score. Content Marketing Basics: A B2B Marketing Cheat Sheet - Modern B2B Marketing , November 19, 2010 In Marketo’s latest B2B Marketing Cheat Sheet about Content Marketing, we cover the basics of content marketing. This is up from 16% in 2008. Sales Lead (52).

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