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Marketing Automation: Bringing a Gun to a Knife Fight

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Those are the types of questions marketing automation / demand generation software vendors seek to address with their offerings. Marketing automation" is a misleading term. You can't really automate marketing, of course, any more than you can automate gourmet cooking or great painting. How do you separate hot leads from long-term leads from tire-kickers?

Marketing Automation Update: Manticore VII Released

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Marketing automation / demand generation software provider Manticore today announced the release of Manticore Technology VII, which includes a fully customizable user interface, email and landing page folders, an email delivery wizard, and drag-and-drop list building functionality. At the request of customers, email delivery and tracking capabilities were added in 2004, and the firm's product has now evolved into a full marketing automation suite. It competes with vendors such as Marketo , Eloqua , Marketbright and Genoo. The company's original focus was on web analytics.

Genoo Aims to Shake Up Marketing Automation Space

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Marketing automation / demand generation software enables marketers to build microsites and use content marketing to capture leads and nurture them through the buying process. Companies evaluating established providers such as Marketo , Eloqua , Silverpop's B2B Engage and HubSpot would be well-advised to check out a relatively new contender as well— Genoo Marketing Automation. downloading a file, clicking a link in an email) to provide relevant content; No limit on the size or number of visits permitted to microsites.

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 additional profile is requested as a prospect moves through an interactive process); Native integration with Salesforce.com ; Web visitor profiling; and Automated duplicate lead removal. tags: marketing automation software, Marketo Lead Management 3.0, software suite.

Oracle Buys Eloqua: Winners and Losers for B2B Marketing Automation

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Oracle announced today that it has agreed to purchase B2B marketing automation leader Eloqua for $23.50 per share, which comes to $871 million. This was a bit of a surprise, given that Eloqua just went public in August. It suggests that neither Oracle nor Eloqua management felt the company was substantially undervalued. The stock had been hovering around $17.50

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Raab Report: Act-On, Eloqua, Pardot, and Marketo Vie to Lead in Mid-Size B2B Marketing Automation Segment

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final installment in my series of posts on leaders in the different B2B marketing automation sectors, as determined by the ratings in our VEST report. I’ve saved the best for last, in the sense that the small to mid-size sector is the heart of the industry and its most complicated arena. Most require the full set of marketing automation functions but apply these in simple ways.

Oracle and Eloqua Agree to Combine to Accelerate Modern Marketing

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by Joe Payne | Tweet this Today Eloqua announced that it has signed definitive agreements to be acquired by Oracle in an all cash deal valued at $23.50 per share.  Read our Powerpoint and FAQ to understand the drivers for this exciting development.  I’m using this forum to speak directly to the thousands of Modern Marketers who are already part of the Eloqua community.

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Email Critique: Oracle/Eloqua Webcast Invite Needs Help

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The impact that Oracle’s acquisition of Eloqua will have on that company’s ability to compete effectively in the marketing automation space is fodder for debate. What is more clear, based on the Webcast invitation I received this week (below), is that it hasn’t done much for Eloqua’s own email marketing. Let me count the ways: 1. What does “Dominate Your Communications” mean?

Eloqua, Oracle & Why Modern Marketing Needs Open Systems

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by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this The following article was co-written by Eloqua’s CEO,  Joe Payne , and Chief Technology Officer,  Steve Woods. Eloqua enables this by bringing together an understanding of both the “facts” that we can know about a buyer and their “actions”  The facts, such as their title, role, and industry guide us towards understanding if they are likely buyers of our services at some point in the future. Thank you for your continued support and for being part of the Eloqua community.

Raab Report: Neolane, Aprimo, and Eloqua Rate Highest for Large Company B2B Marketing Automation

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Our scoring reflects their need for special features for automated content selection, project management, complex lead scores, and tight control over the rights granted to individual users. The chart shows Neolane and Aprimo (owned by Teradata) as the clear leaders, with Eloqua also very strong. This is 5% of industry installations and 25% of industry revenue.

Oracle and Eloqua: Driving the Modern Marketing Era

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by Joe Payne | Tweet this By Joe Payne, CEO, Eloqua and Steve Miranda, Executive Vice President Application Development, Oracle. As of last Friday, February 8, 2013, Oracle completed the acquisition of Eloqua, and Eloqua’s products will become a core component of the Oracle Marketing Cloud. Additionally, the open Eloqua platform will continue to support multiple CRM systems.

Is the Latest Eloqua & JESS3 Animated Video Art or Marketing?

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by Joe Chernov | Tweet this These are the questions we asked ourselves as we imagined and developed “ What is Revenue Performance Management? ”, the latest video from Eloqua and  JESS3. Or, as JESS3 co-founder Leslie Bradshaw, said, “Just when you think you’ve seen it all from Eloqua and JESS3, we go and do something so spectacular that it begs the question: is this art or marketing?

Survey: Marketing Automation Users Score a “C” in Maturity

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Spear Marketing Group has published an informative report detailing results of a survey designed to gauge the maturity of marketing automation deployments within the B2B community. The survey asked marketing operations managers and other B2B marketing executives to rank their current deployment of marketing automation software in 33 separate categories relating to either key software functionality or generally accepted best practice. In some notable areas, the average marketing automation user appears to be achieving real business value.

Eloqua Experience 2010

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This week I attended the Eloqua Experience, Eloqua’s user conference in San Francisco. The big news of this event is the launch of Eloqua 10. The revamped user interface makes working with Eloqua a lot of fun. Here is a preview: Eloqua 10 Campaign Builder (click to enlarge). attended the session with Siteworx, an early adopter of Eloqua 10. Overall.

Marketing automation is not marketing strategy

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Too often, these days, I am hearing B2B marketers mouth claims like “We got this new [fill in the brand] automation tool, so now we can reduce headcount.”  Or, “Once this automation system is installed, it will take our marketing to the next level.”  Marketers sometimes see automation as a silver bullet.  So, what should we be doing with automation, to ensure its success? 

22 Photos from Eloqua Experience 2012

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Another Eloqua Experience has passed, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get nostalgic, right? So here are 22 photos from Eloqua Experience 2012. paulhart1: Full day of product training at #EE12 @ Eloqua Experience North America. Eloqua #EE12. modernmarketers #change #ee12 @JeffreyHayzlett @ Eloqua Experience North America. EE12 #Eloqua. Brainshark.

How 100+ Brands Use Video with Oracle Eloqua to Connect with More Buyers

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In fact, more than 100 brands  are now using Vidyard’s integration with Oracle Eloqua to connect with more buyers and turn viewers into customers. And they’re doing it in a way that’s tightly integrated with the marketing automation platform that powers their programs and insights. For a growing number of modern marketers, the road to revenue is paved with video marketing.

Marketing Automation Simplified [Slide Deck]

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by Eloqua | Tweet this Looking for more information about marketing automation, but afraid to ask? Check out our new slide deck presentation via SlideShare  (also embedded below) for tips on how marketing automation can help your team work smarter, not harder! Marketing Automation Simplified from Eloqua. Calm your marketing chaos!

5 Steps to Use Marketing Automation for Improved Conversion Knowledge

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Marketing automation is all about conversion-rate optimization. In fact, an Eloqua benchmark study showed that automated campaigns have more than a 200% higher conversion rate than those without automation. To start with, marketing automation provides you with better information than you’d get with a manually orchestrated campaign. How is that possible?

Battle of the Conferences: Silverpop v Eloqua

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A week apart from each other, the two big marketing automation players have been battling it out in customer and partner conferences – Silverpop Amplify and Eloqua Experience Europe 2013

Can Eloqua Skills Help Get You Promoted? [CHART]

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months ago, I used  LinkedIn’s search tool  and took the counts by seniority level for profiles that mention Eloqua as a part of their resume (you can get counts by looking at the premium filter results, though you must upgrade to get the actual profiles).  First of all, I found that a whopping 5,539 professionals are currently listing Eloqua on their online resume. 

The Sales Perspective – An Interview with Jill Rowley of Eloqua

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the Eloqueen to discuss various topics about our B2B world and marketing automation.  As one of the leading sales representatives in the marketing automation space, Jill has established herself as a thought leader and advisor to some of the worlds largest companies.  We would like to thank her for taking the time to talk with us. We have spoken many times about how marketing automation alone is not enough.  Social media gives me the opportunity to be part of the conversation and share content whether it is Eloqua-branded, industry articles, or thought-leadership pieces. 

4 Marketing Automation Must-Haves For Beginners

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When I think about starting my career in marketing automation, I think of  the complete confusion of how everything should be setup. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was a fully automated marketing engine. There are many important things to focus on when starting to use a marketing automation platform such as Marketo or Eloqua. Start simply with the basics.

Infer Releases New Predictive Behavior Scoring for Oracle Eloqua

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Press Release: Deep Integration Between Marketing Automation and Predictive Solutions Helps Growing Companies Optimize Marketing and Sales. Infer Inc. , a leading predictive sales and marketing platform that helps companies win more customers, today announced the most advanced predictive behavioral modeling solution for the Oracle Eloqua platform. three weeks). About Infer.

VEST Report: Competition in B2B Marketing Automation Isn't About Features

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Yesterday I released the mid-year edition of the VEST Report on B2B marketing automation vendors, thereby meeting my self-imposed deadline of July 31. Otherwise, the top players have remained the same: Infusionsoft , HubSpot , Act-On , Salesforce Pardot , Marketo , Oracle Eloqua , and Adobe. Even B2C marketing automation is showing some interesting new life.

Common Concerns With Marketing Automation: Where Do You Rank?

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by contributor | Tweet this Editor’s Note:   Today’s post comes courtesy of  Jennifer Stoll , Head of Strategic Planning at Pepper North America, an Oracle  Eloqua Gold-Certified Partner. Jennifer merges theoretical planning with hands-on experience as a marketing automation expert focusing on lead scoring, closed loop reporting and advanced segmentation. Follow Size matters.

When Marketing Automation Is the Wrong Solution

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Marketing automation is quickly becoming like the self-driving car for B2B marketing. Led by Eloqua (now part of Oracle) and Marketo (with a very successful IPO last week), today marketing automation companies are collectively worth billions. When Marketing Automation Is Unnecessary. If so, marketing automation is a solution to someone else’s problem, not yours. 2.

Scaling Events Across Your Enterprise With Event and Marketing Automation

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When event automation and marketing automation systems work together to capture rich attendee data and execute flawless events, marketers can leverage that data for personalized follow-up. Leveraging Marketing Automation for Event Success How can marketing automation impact the success of your enterprise events? Marketing Automation

What to Expect at Eloqua Experience

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Eloqua Experience 2011 kicks off after much anticipation. But we also want to add that those heading to Eloqua Experience can expect to learn about a wide variety of B2B marketing topics, from marketing automation to lead management to Revenue Performance Management. More attendees are expected at Eloqua Experience 2011 than ever before. Here’s a sneak peak.

Marketing Automation 2014 Industry Overview: What the Surveys Tell Us

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The Interwebs have delivered an unusually rich trove of data about the marketing automation industry in the past few weeks. Taken together, these provide a clearer picture than usual of the state of marketing automation. The reason is selection bias: most surveys are answered by people who are actively engaged in marketing automation. Here’s how I see things.

The 14 Best Marketing Automation Tools

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Marketing automation software tools can be very helpful in making lead nurturing and sales acceleration efforts more effective—even if the category is badly misnamed. Marketing can’t be automated.) But “segmented prospect email followup sequence design and automation,” while a more accurate label for the category, certainly isn’t as catchy. 11) JumpLead.

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You’ve Got Mail from Eloqua, Hubspot & Neil Patel

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Great marketing automation is a multifaceted, complex endeavor that done well can be the critical success factor in a more leads, more MQL, more SAL and a faster sales pipeline. Nurture segmentation from Eloqua had me receiving a content drumbeat and webinar invitation stream about 2x per week. Email is a critical piece of the tactical mix. Below are some of my B2B email heroes.

You’ve Got Mail from Eloqua, Hubspot & Neil Patel

B2B Lead Blog

Great marketing automation is a multifaceted, complex endeavor that done well can be the critical success factor in a more leads, more MQL, more SAL and a faster sales pipeline. Nurture segmentation from Eloqua had me receiving a content drumbeat and webinar invitation stream about 2x per week. Email is a critical piece of the tactical mix. Below are some of my B2B email heroes.

A Look at the Future of Social Marketing Automation

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The case for using marketing automation technology is clear. Currently, a lot of social marketing isn’t automated at all. Human beings and their knack for graceful conversation aside, the future of social marketing will be automated. And conversely, the future of marketing automation will be decidedly social. Follow Nikki on Twitter  @nikkiserapio. Enjoy!”.

4 Fast Integrative Benefits From the New Eloqua AppCloud in Topliners

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by Eloqua | Tweet this Centralization is a good thing! The Eloqua AppCloud is now integrated into our Topliners community, to help you discover new apps, share, comment on, and follow your favorite apps. little backstory into its humble beginnings: The Eloqua AppCloud launched back in June 2010, with about two-dozen apps. Fast-forward Score! Ask a question. Tell Tell a story.

How to Start Your Company’s Discussion About Marketing Automation

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Here’s a shortlist of conversation starters about marketing automation to share with your team: Change the traditional silos of sales and marketing teams by using agreed-upon common definitions and revenue goals. Check out our new interactive video to help you start the discussion about marketing automation at your organization. . Profile customer information and behavior accurately.

Oracle Eloqua Named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for CRM Lead Management

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by Eloqua | Tweet this The 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for CRM Lead Management has been published and Oracle Eloqua is in the Leaders quadrant for the second consecutive year.  With strengths in product functionality, financial position, execution, and innovation, Oracle Eloqua had a strong showing on both dimensions, driving its placement in the Leaders quadrant.

Marketing Automation is Not Marketing Strategy

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We are republishing this blog by Ruth Stevens (originally run January 29, 2014) because she hits the nail on the head about marketing automation. In the opening paragraph she states: “Marketers sometimes see automation as a silver bullet. Marketing automation doesn’t identify your best target audiences. Marketers sometimes see automation as a silver bullet. Stevens.

Why Is B2B Marketing Automation Growing So Slowly?

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Let me start by saying that the 50% revenue increase I’m projecting for B2B marketing automation in 2013 is a very healthy one. The most notable is Eloqua, which as a public company has to report its results. We’ve recently been seeing surveys that suggest something close to 50% adoption of marketing automation. million) but just 28% in the second half ($50.7 million vs. 39.6

New Marketing Automation Report: Venture Funding is Key to Success

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I released the 2012 edition of our B2B Marketing Automation Vendor Selection Tool (VEST) report today, an event that deserves more hoopla that I’ve given it. Although the VEST is primarily intended to help people who are buying a marketing automation system, its database also provides a statistical portrait of the industry. So we’ll exclude them from further analysis. Myth busted.