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ActiveConversion Review - SMB Lead Management

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ActiveConversion first became known for its sales-focused Web Analytics, such as identifying companies that visit your website (similar to Leadlander ). So the people behind ActiveConversion gave me a demo to show they are more than a niche player. ActiveConversion provides reports on anonymous website visitors: they show the company name and activity. Lead Scoring. Conclusion.

ActiveConversion Product Review: Demand Gen Intelligence

Smashmouth Marketing

ActiveConversion is a web based solution that allows organizations to identify visitors to their website, to automatically qualify and nurture leads, to get notified when leads become "hot," and to track ROI of marketing campaigns. Upon opening up the solution, you can view your ActiveConversion dashboard. They are partners with Google, Jigsaw, VerticalResponse, and Salesforce.com.

To Manage Sales You Must Manage Sales Leads

ViewPoint

Some people make the case that artificial intelligence/ machine learning programs, such as Conversica , ActiveConversion , dbSignals , etc., “Why,” I was asked, “must you manage sales leads in order to manage sales? Sales lead management is a marketing function, isn’t it?”. Of course it is, but only partially. With marketing automation it is a growing part of the job. They don't.".

Top-10 Demand Generation Vendor Blogs

LeadSloth

In alphabetical order: ActiveConversion B2B Marketing Blog. Tags: Demand Generation activeconversion eloqua genius.com hubspot market2lead marketbright marketo pardot reachforce readycontacts silverpop In my previous post I listed the Top-10 Demand Generation blog by marketers and consultants. Today I’ve put together a list of vendor blogs. Most of these vendors blogs really get ‘online marketing’, so they talk about best practices rather then just touting their products, and they post regularly. This is my new discovery. Hubspot Internet Marketing Blog.

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

Customer Experience Matrix

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. My brief answer was that the biggest difference was less functionality than the target markets the different vendors pursue. This has more to do with the degree of personal selling (and after-sale service) than anything else. I also promised a blog post on the topic. Here it is. Incidentally, there's one more B2BU session left this year, in Seattle on December 1.

Still More on Assessing Demand Generation Systems

Customer Experience Matrix

I had a very productive conversation on Friday with Fred Yee, president of ActiveConversion , a demand generation system aimed primarily at small business. In fact, this was so interesting that I didn’t look very closely at the ActiveConversion system. I don't know when or whether I'll have time to do a proper analysis of ActiveConversion, but if you're in the market, be sure to take a look. He tells me they have purposely left many features out of ActiveConversion to keep it easy. Anyway, back to our talk. Suitability would include both features and ease of use.

Demand Generation Vendor Traffic Rankings

Customer Experience Matrix

ActiveConversion is not new but also has a low price point. Summary: Based on Web traffic rankings, new demand generation vendors with low prices are gaining market presence. Pardot and (perhaps) Genius.com look particularly strong. 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. You can see that post here. Results are in the following table. For example, Alexa says that 89.4%

Active Conversion Offers Strong Lead Management and Leaves Out the Rest

Customer Experience Matrix

Outbound email campaigns are largely irrelevant to this, so ActiveConversion doesn’t even offer email services. This keeps down the cost of ActiveConversion’s operations and therefore its prices, although of course marketers will have to pay someone else for their emails. ActiveConversion assumes that other attributes will be stored in the external email system or Salesforce.com, and any selections using those attributes will be done in those systems. That's fewer functions than traditional demand generation, but if those are the functions you need, who cares?

Election Day: SLMA's 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management

Smashmouth Marketing

Stevens - eMarketing Strategy Chris Tremblay - Event Technologies Tann Tueller - Harte Hanks Frank van Veenendaal - salesforce.com Jenny Vance - LeadGen Mari Anne Vanella - The Vanella Group Chris Williams - Compusystems Keith Wolf - Virtual Appoint Steve Woods - Eloqua Fred Yee - ActiveConversion Scott Zimmerman - The Cyrano Group. The Sales Lead Management Association has opened up voting for the 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management. I'm on the list, so if I've earned your respect in the world of demand gen and lead generation, I'd love your vote. So choose wisely.

Multi-Step Campaign Interfaces: A Quick Vendor Survey

Customer Experience Matrix

flow list Act-On Software x ActiveConversion x Eloqua x Infusionsoft x LeadLife x LoopFuse x Manticore Technology x Market2Lead (1) x Marketbright (1) x Marketo x Neolane x OfficeAutoPilot x Pardot x Silverpop Engage B2B x Treehouse Interactive x True Influence x (1) embeds simple list- based campaign in a larger flow chart. If you read this blog regularly (and who doesn't?), you know that I see a lot of demand generation systems. As a result, they tend to be quite certain that they have made the right decisions and are correspondingly unreceptive should I suggest otherwise.

B2B Marketing University: For Now, Marketing Automation and CRM Are Still Separate

Customer Experience Matrix

The movement is coming mostly from the marketing automation side, presumably because there is more money to gain by moving into sales from marketing systems than vice versa: - marketing automation systems for small businesses ( Infusionsoft , Office Autopilot , Net-Results , ActiveConversion , etc.) Summary: Marketing automation and CRM systems may eventually converge, but for now marketers need help explaining why they need a system of their own. I hugely enjoyed yesterday’s Boston session of the Silverpop -sponsored B2B Marketing University. Vendors take note.

Who Won the 2010 Top Sales Awards?

Jill Konrath's Fresh Sales Strategies Blog

Thank to everyone who voted for me in the 2010 Top Sales Awards. Your support made a huge difference in the results, as you'll see in the results below. Your votes were combined with judge's to determine the ultimate winners in each category. Your vote of confidence in my work is humbling. It also inspires me to keep giving your more good stuff to help you increase your sales. Top Sales 2.0

Pardot Offers Refined Demand Generation at a Small Business Price

Customer Experience Matrix

Note: other SMB-oriented vendors including ActiveConversion and OfficeAutoPilot also have entry pricing in the $500 per month range, although neither publishes the details.) 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. So I was quite curious to see what they had to offer. What I found was intriguing. Pardot and other SMB systems don’t just offer a few simple features. Back to Pardot.

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Dreamforce 2009: The Secrets to Email Marketing Success: A Marketing Panel

Modern B2B Marketing

The panel of experts included: Brian Vass, Sant Corporation; Robin Daniels, salesforce.com; Rasmus Mencke, salesforce.com; Wouter Hoeberechts, WorldMedAssist LLC; Paul Uppal, ActiveConversion. Last Thursday at Dreamforce, I had the chance to attend The Secrets to Email Marketing Success: Marketing Panel. Sending one generic email to everyone doesn’t work. Content is King.

Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market

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Posted by: C Jeffers | August 27, 2008 at 11:02 AM Hi Laura, Thank you for mentioning ActiveConversion in your post. 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. I’m sure I forgot a few.

B2B Lead Management Market Heats Up

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Posted by: Matt Massey | May 14, 2008 at 01:19 PM Laura, I'm with ActiveConversion, one of the pure play B2B lead management companies. 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. Here’s the problem. Exciting times.

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