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SalesPredict Offers Highly Automated, Highly Flexible Predictive Modeling

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SalesPredict is a perfect example: a small vendor with a powerful system that just launched earlier this year. 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.

Marketing Automation Venture Funding: Profitable or Profligate?

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Lead Generation Companies | Analysis of marketing automation space – great guest post. Here we feature the marketing automation experts at Software Advice. SoftwareAdvice does great analysis of the marketing automation space. Their recent post is a superb analysis of the marketing automation industry. billion in marketing automation vendors since 1998.

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

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only mention this because I’ve recently been looking at a lot of new (to me) vendors and haven’t been able to write about many of them. Optify was founded in 2008 and launched its original product, a search engine optimization (SEO) tool, about a year later. This makes it a system for both small business and service vendors: two of my four themes. That''s theme number three.

More on Marketo Financials: Despite Past Losses, Prospects Are Bright

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Summary: Public data gives some insights into Marketo's financial history and prospects. Here’s a bit more on this week's $25 million investment in Marketo : a piece in VentureWire quotes revenue for Markteo as $4.5 Data I've collected over the years shows that Marketo had about 120 clients at the start of 2009, 325 at the start of 2010, and should end 2010 with about 800.

The Dawn of Marketing Automation [Video]

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by Dayna Rothman Marketing automation is not a new concept, according to the Google Ngram Viewer, the term was first used in 1980, and then started to gain traction in the late 1990s, peaking around 2004. And why has marketing automation suddenly come into the spotlight? But what are the trends driving an explosion in the marketing automation space? What is the history?

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

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This year, we’re pleased to honor 50 women (below) and 50 men (in an upcoming post on the Blue Focus Marketing Blog ) who are among the top social media connectors and engagers in the technology world, representing technology vendors as well as related venture capital (VC), advisory and analyst firms. A year ago, the #Nifty50 honored 50 remarkable men and women on Twitter. sacevero.

Demand Generation Vendor Traffic Rankings

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Summary: Based on Web traffic rankings, new demand generation vendors with low prices are gaining market presence. But Eloqua , Silverpop and Marketo remain industry leaders. Last November, after much consideration of alternatives , I settled on Alexa three-month Web traffic rankings as a reasonable way to measure the relative market presence of demand generation vendors. revisited that data today, adding a few new vendors and dropping some of the very minor ones. The leaders among demand generation systems are still Eloqua , Silverpop and Marketo. Ready yet?)

New Guide is Ready

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proper e-commerce site will be available shortly, but if anyone really can't wait, the salient details are: - 150+ point comparison matrix and detailed tables on: Eloqua, Manticore, Marketo, Market2Lead and Vtrenz, based on extensive vendor interviews and demonstrations - price: $595 for single copy, $995 for one-year subscription (provides access to updates as these are made--I expect to add more vendors and update entries on current ones). - to order in the next few days, contact me via email at draab@raabassociates.com More details to follow.

Pardot Offers Refined Demand Generation at a Small Business Price

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My little tour of demand generation vendors landed at Pardot just before Thanksgiving. As you’ll recall from my post on Web activity statistics , Pardot is one of the higher-ranked vendors not already in the Raab Guide to Demand Generation Systems. What really distinguishes the Enterprise vendors is the ability to limit different users to different tasks. For example, its approach to revenue reporting is no better than average: the system imports revenue from the sales automation opportunity records, and then assigns it to the first campaign of the associated lead.

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Marketo Releases Marketo Lead Management 3.0

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Marketing automation software vendor Marketo today announced the launch of its Marketo Lead Management 3.0 With more than 200 new features, the release is the most significant since the product's initial launch in early 2008. tags: marketing automation software, Marketo Lead Management 3.0, software suite.

Briefly: My Interview with Jon Miller

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Jon Miller at marketing automation vendor Marketo , just posted his interview with me, B2B Marketing Thought Leadership: Tom Pick. I'm a bit too modest to be totally comfortable with a title like that, but I appreciate the compliment nonetheless. So, if you'd like to read my blathering on about marketing innovation, blogging, social bookmarking, SEO, SMO, SEM, b2b lead generation, lead management and B2B marketing and PR in general (which maybe you do, since you're here after all), check out Jon's interview

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B2B Marketing Thought Leadership: Tom Pick

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According to a recent study by MarketingSherpa, 80% of B2B purchase decision makers say that they found the vendor when they were ready to buy, rather than responding to a vendor finding them. Companies need to have the right tools in place (and Marketo's marketing automation software system is one of the best) and then have the right processes in place to use those tools. First, every lead needs to be followed up on quickly; when a prospect reaches out to multiple vendors, the "first responder" has a tremendous advantage in getting the sale.

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Low Cost Systems for Demand Generation

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My new obsession with Twitter (follow me as @draab) has led to several messages from people who seemed to have trouble choosing between Eloqua and Marketo. This is a bit perplexing, since those products are at the opposite ends of the spectrum: Marketo being relatively low cost / limited functionality / easier to learn, and Eloqua being higher cost / richer functionality / takes more training. Marketo is certainly a fine product, but marketers should still look around before picking it by default. It shouldn't be hard to figure out which one suits you better. Read it here.]

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2012 #Nifty50 Top Men in Technology on Twitter

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His unique approach to marketing, which he has developed over the course of 20 years, has led to numerous awards and recognitions, including BtoB Magazine’s “Top 25 B2B Marketer of the Year” for 2010 and 2009 and the DemandGen Award for Utilizing Marketing Automation to Fuel Corporate Growth in 2008. The size of the company or the number of people it employed did not matter. billion.

Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market

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Home Forrester Research « I was recently briefed by | Main | Going Corporate » August 26, 2008 Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market [Posted by Laura Ramos ] In a recent survey of over 2100 IT professionals who buy or recommend telecom and networking solutions, we found buyers turn to peers and colleagues first, followed by vendor, industry trade, or professional Web sites, to inform their purchase decisions. The lead management automation market, about which I blogged previously , continues to attract new players at a rapid rate.

11 Questions to Help Evaluate Your Demand Generation Plan

Fearless Competitor

We’re also partners with Marketo, as they sponsored two of the white papers at Find New Customers , the business to business lead generation company, including the popular and highly acclaimed How to Find New Customers. Jon’s piece got me thinking about not just marketing automation but demand generation in general. Is Your Demand Generation Plan as good as it can be?

Brand and Demand Convergence Required

Modern B2B Marketing

This leads to 2008 with the emergence of social media. Tracking a few keywords can provide a vendor with valuable insight into what factors various buyers are weighing the heaviest in their decision-making process. Now in 2011, everything has come together into one conglomerate of automated demand generation, nurturing processes, and active engagement. Enter the recession.

Demand Generation Implementation Survey - Background Results

Customer Experience Matrix

As of April 29, I've received 40 responses, of which I've discarded two as incomplete and two because they related to vendors I considered irrelevant ( Zoho and Ad Giants PitchRocket). One measure of this is the distribution of vendors reported by the respondents, which clearly doesn't reflect the installed base of the industry. Obviously, however, the quantities are too small and sample bias too significant to break out results by vendor.) I've been having a dandy time analyzing the results of my Demand Generation Implementation Survey. Fair enough.

Alterian Pushes Into Social Media Management with Techrigy Acquisition

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Summary: Alterian's purchase of Techrigy marks the first integration of serious social media management with marketing automation. Marketing automation vendor Alterian yesterday announced its acquisition of social media monitoring company Techrigy. Even though the Techgrity deal is the first direct acquisition I recall of a social media monitoring system by a marketing automation vendor, it strikes me as an obvious step. Previous acquisitions include Web content management (MediaSurface, 2008), contact optimisation (Campaign Calculus 2.0, Sparingly.

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

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Marketo's Modern B2B Marketing. Marketing and Sales Alignment – Marketo eBook (New!). Marketing and Sales Alignment – Marketo eBook (New!). Her clients who are technology vendors and venture firms leverage her strategic marketing and go-to-market expertise. in January 2008. It’s almost the end of the year and we will soon start a fresh one.

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. The lead management vendors are developing one-to-one email capabilities that help sales people be more consistent and productive. Here’s the problem. Michael A.