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My List of Demand Generation Vendors, and Who They Sell To

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One of the audience members at the B2B Marketing University in Boston asked about demand generation systems for small businesses, and how to distinguish among the vendors in general. The feature/function lists of these products are often comparable to systems aimed at larger companies, although there are certainly differences when you look at the details. haven't had a chance to review either product personally.) - Small Business: these products are sold to small businesses, often with just one or two people in the marketing department. Here it is.

B2B Social Media Content Strategy - Best of B2B Marketing Zone - September 2009

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September 2009. Featured Sources. The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Deconstructing Twitter: Analytics for Reach and Impressions - B2B Marketing Savvy , September 10, 2009. Six Steps to a Successful Small Business Content Marketing Strategy - Content Marketing Today , September 4, 2009. Ways B2B Marketing Professionals Can Leverage Social Media - Modern B2B Marketing , September 29, 2009. Show Me the Numbers: Hard Data on Internet Use and Media Spend - Customer Experience Matrix , September 3, 2009.

Demand Generation Usability Scores - Part 3

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Explicitly direct leads from one campaign to another Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B 1 1 1 1 0.5 1 1 Linear campaigns embedded in larger campaign flows. Linear campaigns embedded in larger campaign flows Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 Integrated a/b testing. The system has features to support split tests of content versions or other treatments. Different scores might relate to different products or business units. 3.5 6 5.5 3.5 6 5.5

Low Cost Systems for Demand Generation

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But even including that, the first year cost for most of these will be less.) : Manticore Technology : a full-featured demand generation product. Pricing for a full-featured system was $597 per month—quite a bargain. Treehouse Interactive : another company I spoke with recently, and another one I’m not writing about yet because they showed me some features that won’t be released for a while (early March). It offers a pretty complete set of features, with shortfalls in some areas balanced by strengths in others. Just kidding.or am I?) Click read my March 18 review.]

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First Look at New Marketo Release

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Products including Silverpop Engage B2B (formerly Vtrenz), Market2Lead and Marketbright also let marketers set up small, sequential campaigns and embed them in selection framework. Fernandez and I did in fact discuss other things, including Marketo’s phenomenal growth (he hopes to sign his 150th customer any day now), its success in selling to non-technology companies (healthcare, manufacturing and business services have been strong), and the growing importance of demand generation systems as buyers take control of the purchasing process.

B2B Lead Management Market Heats Up

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The problem is: these platforms are heavy on campaign design, execution, and reporting and light on lead management. 4) “Pure play” lead management – this group is lead by Eloqua , but there are a LOT of firms throwing their hat into this ring including Vtrenz, Hubspot, Manticore, Market2Lead, Marketo, LoopFuse, einsof, iHance, Precience, among many others. Rather than try to refine the definition, I challenge providers to think about how to talk about and demonstrate their unique differences in ways that are more compelling to business users than just overlapping tech-talk.

Aprimo Marketing Studio Supports Sophisticated Business Marketers

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Summary: Aprimo Marketing Studio offers powerful features in an on-demand system for sophisticated business and consumer marketers. Like Aprimo itself, Marketing Studio is a bit of an oddity because it serves both business and consumer marketers. This means that a system for both will include several features needed by only one group or the other. Rather, it has conceded the lower tiers of business marketing to simpler systems and aimed Marketing Studio at marketers who need greater sophistication and will accept higher cost and complexity to get it.

Top 32 B2B Marketing Posts and Hot Topics of Social Media Forecast

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The following are the top items from featured sources based on social signals. Occasionally I feature examples of business storytelling that seem particularly effective and I wanted to highlight this 3-minute video by Dan Heath on behalf of the charity The Girl Effect. Using Content to Build Trust in B2B Marketing - Buzz Marketing for Technology , April 1, 2010 In the recent Edelman Trust Barometer report they detail out how trust is rebounding in a handful of Western countries especially in the United States where trust in business jumped 18 points to 54 percent.

Marketing Automation Trends for 2010

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2009 was the year in which Marketing Automation really took off. Kevin Joyce , CMO, Market2Lead. Spammers Beware: As email clients and service providers adopt features similar to those in Other Inbox , making it nearly impossible to email people you don’t have explicit opt in preferences from. With shiny new marketing automation platforms now in place, 2010 promises to be the year that marketers begin to create business processes to measure and manage the marketing funnel. See also her recent blog post Five B2B Marketing Surprises From 2009. predictions.

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