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Define and Conquer: Tips to Improve Sales and Marketing Alignment

It's All About Revenue

by contributor | Tweet this Editor’s Note: Today’s blog post comes courtesy of Sam Boush, the President of Lead Lizard , a marketing automation agency based in Portland, Oregon that delivers world-class demand generation strategy, lead nurturing and lead scoring programs, lead management processes, and sales enablement programs. Check out Eloqua’s Grande Guide to Lead Scoring.

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3 Reports Every Marketer Should Run to Measure Lead Scoring Effectiveness

It's All About Revenue

by contributor | Tweet this Editor’s Note: Today’s blog post comes courtesy of Alexandre Papillaud , Director, Global Demand Center at McAfee. After you read these reporting analysis tips, go into Eloqua and in your CRM and generate these reports: #MQLs by Lead Score and Geography. Check out Eloqua’s Grande Guide to Lead Scoring. MQLs Converted by Lead Score.

4 Must Haves To Enhance Your Marketing Analysis Strategy [New Guide]

It's All About Revenue

by Eloqua | Tweet this Are you reporting on the right information to support your organization’s efforts, and more importantly, maximized experiences with your brand? The Sirius Decisions Demand Waterfall ™ is a great place to start. With methodologies and best practices for converting from Inquiries to MQLs, MQLs to SALs, SALs to SQLs, and finally Closed Deals.

How to Measure Email Success in 2015: A Call to ROI

The Point

As a B2B agency , our firm creates and executes dozens of email campaigns every month, and that experience tells me that a large percentage of B2B marketers, even at companies that otherwise do a very sophisticated job at demand generation , fail to measure or compare email campaign performance using any metrics other than opens and clicks. MQLs/Cost Per MQL. Opens/Open Rate.

Getting Started Guide for Marketing Automation

The Effective Marketer

Before you jump into it head first and spend countless hours setting up all the landing pages, workflows, and start messing with scoring models it’s best to take a step back and make sure you and all your team are in sync. If you did your marketing automation purchase following best practices, the sales team (or at least sales management) was involved to help make the selection. Content drives marketing automation, so the best starting point is to understand what you already have. Grande Guide to Lead Nurturing , by Eloqua. Now what? Step 2: Buyer Personas.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Revenue Performance Management

It's All About Revenue

Back in February, Brian Kardon wrote a blog post “ The Revenue Performance Bandwagon ” where he talked about the birth of this concept within Eloqua.  RPM is the culmination of a variety of best practices and concepts that have been used by B2B Marketers to outperform their peers for years. But RPM is fundamentally different from traditional best practices. Share email. Reddit.

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Hard Data to Justify Your Marketing Automation Investment

Customer Experience Matrix

Eloqua “ The Business Case for Integrated Demand Generation ” offers data from Forrester, CSO Insights and several Eloqua clients. These follow a standard format: use performance to classify companies as best-in-class (top 20%), average (mid 50%) and laggard (bottom 30%) companies, and then look at differences the business processes and technology. First, they compare Best-in-Class to all other companies, rather than Average performers. CSO Insights, “Optimizing Lead Generation: What’s the Payback,” 2006 Best in Class Average % higher % reps making quota 66.1%

Survey Finds Growth in Pipelines and Sales Cycles for B2B Lead.

Industrial Marketing Today

An article I read on Eloqua’s blog “It’s All About Revenue,” shed some light on this. So the waterfall concept is Inquiry > MQL > SAL > SQO > Close. IMO, content is still the king in B2B lead generation, sales and marketing need to agree on a unified lead definition and figure out how best to use relevant content in driving sales. Copyright © 2010 Tiecas, Inc.

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Beyond Financials: VC & IPO Due Diligence on Sales & Marketing Metrics

ViewPoint

Lauren Carlson, an analyst at Marketing Automation Software Guide , recently wrote an article that looks at marketing automation vendors like Marketo and Eloqua who are considering IPOs, their recent venture capital funding, and the type of financial performance they may need to warrant shareholder valuations comparable to publicly-held SaaS companies. Demand for customization and integration from large customers may increase time and cost to complete sales and divert sales and professional resources. Significant market competition from established packaged and on-demand vendors.

Numeric Scoring: The Key To Lead Management Success

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Home Forrester Research « We’re renaming the blog | Main | New networks in the news » April 16, 2008 Numeric Scoring: The Key To Lead Management Success [Posted by Laura Ramos ] Recently I saw a preview of Eloqua’s spring release and it got me thinking about the role lead scoring plays in determining campaign effectiveness. hadn’t seen the product in a while and was impressed with the UI improvements the Eloqua team has produced. In my view, these marketers live by four best practices. Do you have any best practices when evaluating lead scoring? No, but it’s a start.