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LeadForce1 Adds Mind Reading to Marketing Automation

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It combines this with standard B2B marketing automation features to provide better-qualified leads to sales people. The B2B marketing automation industry has reached the stage where product features are similar and companies compete primarily on business and marketing savvy. The company’s product touches the standard marketing automation bases: outbound email, landing pages and forms, lead nurturing, scoring and integration with Salesforce.com. They help rank leads and send alerts as part of a larger focus on delivering qualified names to sales people.

ActiveConversion Review - SMB Lead Management

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Therefore I initially called them a ‘niche vendor’ However, the product has evolved into a fairly complete marketing automation suite for SMB companies. It integrates with Jigsaw to show company details like revenue, and available contacts for a specific company: contacts can be bought for $1 each directly at Jigsaw. Lead Scoring. Lead scoring configuration.

Active Conversion Offers Strong Lead Management and Leaves Out the Rest

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Summary: Active Conversion helps marketing and sales departments make the best use of leads they’ve generated outside the system. The classic demand generation cycle starts with an outbound email campaign, captures replies on a landing page, scores the responses, and then sends qualified leads to a sales automation system and keeps the others for more nurturing. These functions, plus supporting features for database management, content management, sales system synchronization, and reporting, form a basic template for measuring demand generation software.

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.

Marketo Sales Insight Expands Salesforce Access to Marketing Data

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But I expect the sales automation vendors to take the business for themselves. Marketo today officially launched “Sales Insight”, an application that makes prospect activity history directly available to sales people from within Salesforce.com. I had a personal demonstration last week (are you impressed?), but there’s an online demo that seems to cover pretty much the whole product. But, then again, how many salespeople really want to do that? - a “lead feed” feature that can send “interesting moment” alerts via RSS, SMS, email, iPhone and other mobile devices.

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?”

Alsa Marketing Adds Multi-Language Capabilities to Low-Cost Marketing Automation

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Summary: Alsa Marketing is a late entry to small business marketing automation. It’s harder every day for a new company to enter the business-to-business marketing automation industry. Of the three classic competitive strategies – low price, great service and innovative products – there are plenty of low price options and leading vendors work aggressively to help their clients succeed. So far as I know, this is unique in the lower end of the market (Alsamarketing starts at $750 per month for up to 10,000 leads and 25,000 emails). Alsa has some other unusual features.

DemandBase Creeps Up the Value Chain

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That is, they take business data from several including sources Hoovers, D&B , LexisNexis , AccuData , BusinessWatch Network , Jigsaw ) and merge it into one big contact list that people can use for outbound promotions or to enhance their own files. It can also import a client’s list of target accounts from Salesforce.com and issuing alerts when those companies visit. DemandBase said they hadn’t made a formal study of the quality of those leads, but felt confident they were more than worth the cost. But they don’t intend to become a lead management system.