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Insights from the Marketo Summit

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I have just returned from the Marketo Marketing Summit in San Francisco this week where I joined 7,000 other registered attendees from what I believe is now one of the premier B2B (and B2C) marketing events of the year. In the opening keynote by Phil Fernandez and throughout the conference, Marketo made mention of their study with The Economist where marketers ranked their top three priorities, which were. These individuals want marketing to lead and understand they also need to adapt to this new Buyer 2.0 It’s All About The Customer – And Marketing Must Respond.

9 Ideas (and 1 Big Lesson) from the Marketo Social Marketing Roadshow

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Last week I attended (and was a presenter at) the Seattle edition of Marketo’s 2012 Social Marketing Rockstar Tour , a roving conference/seminar series being held this summer in cities nationwide. Marketo bills the event as an opportunity to hear, learn, and share advice on B2B social media marketing strategy. The real opportunity is with the friends and networks of those contacts.

10 Most Popular B2B Lead Blog Posts of 2016

B2B Lead Generation Blog

The year 2016 is quickly coming to an end and the holiday season is a time for reflection and preparation. I’ve compiled a list of the 10 most popular and shared posts on the B2B Lead Blog, chosen by marketers, just like you, to help you get ready to have a great 2017. Tips On How to Use LinkedIn for Better Lead Generation. How to Use Trigger Events for More and Better Leads.

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Doing More Together: Facebook and Marketo Drive Marketing Success

Modern B2B Marketing

Marketo is happy to be one of the partners contributing to this vision through our integrations with Facebook that connect the dots between seemingly disparate activities, digitally and offline. For instance, Marketo’s integration with Facebook’s Offline Conversions API allows marketers to connect “offline” conversions, an event not measured by Facebook (e.g.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

distribution and lead nurturing, to more effectively communicate with prospective buyers at each stage of funnel. To get a more granular view of how B2B marketing professionals are adapting to these trends and pressures, we asked 25 leading influencers. preference, lead generation) isn't new, just more intense. its role beyond lead gen. Tom has been published on leading.

Marketo Email Campaign Keeps It Short & Sweet

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A client confessed recently that one of the reasons his company had selected Marketo as a marketing automation provider was because he was so impressed by their marketing. Quite apart from the merits of their technology, Marketo does indeed have a reputation for (to borrow a time-worn phrase): eating their own dog food. Is this an email design to make art directors swoon? To wit: 1.

Do Lead Nurturing Campaigns Always Need an Offer?

The Point

Which leads to another question: do certain types of campaigns even need an offer in the first place? Take lead nurturing : is it strictly essential that every lead nurturing touch include a specific, gated, call to action? Jon wrote the book on lead nurturing ( literally ) but, personally, I have concerns about extending Twitter rules into the realm of email marketing. Here’s an excerpt from the comment I posted to his blog: “I love the idea of the 411 Principle as applied to Twitter and Facebook and I’d suggest it could easily extend to blog posts also.

Anatomy of a Blog Redesign – 10 Best Practices from Marketo

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Jon Miller (@jonmiller) The Marketo Marketing Blog has long been one of Marketo’s most important and valuable marketing strategies. This post shares 10 best practices for blog design that we have incorporated into our new blog, and why. 10 Principles for Blog Design. Generate leads. Generate leads. The Old Design. Give them Tweetables.

Top 10 Demand Generation Resolutions for 2014

The Point

Measuring opens and clicks may tell you something about email performance, but it says nothing about the impact that email campaign had on qualified leads, or opportunities, or revenue. If you don’t have that capability in place, look at marketing automation platforms like Marketo or reporting solutions like Full Circle CRM that can give you the data you’re looking for. 2. Test more.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

distribution and lead nurturing, to more effectively communicate with prospective buyers at each stage of funnel. To get a more granular view of how B2B marketing professionals are adapting to these trends and pressures, we asked 25 leading influencers. preference, lead generation) isn't new, just more intense. its role beyond lead gen. Tom has been published on leading.

Marketo Data Tells Us: Which Channel Wins More, Faster

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Johnny Cheng In my recent blog on channel conversion rate , I mentioned conversion was only the initial piece of the puzzle. So in this fourth blog in the Marketo Institute series, we’re going to look at the next two channel pipeline metrics: win rate and velocity. Sales: “Those leads were garbage.”. Stay tuned for the next blog as we dive into… THE GOLDEN RATIO!

Marketo Data Tells Us: Which Type of Emails Have the Highest Conversion Rates?

Modern B2B Marketing

Introducing Marketo Institute. Marketo Institute was started in 2014 by Marketo Co-founder Jon Miller. His vision was to gather data across all Marketo customers and provide marketers with fact-based insights and data-driven best practices to help them succeed in an ever-changing digital world. …And the first blog starts NOW! Your Boss: Is that good?

Top Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

Radius

For marketers, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that blogs are the second most used tactic for content marketing (behind social media content). But if you’re like me, then chances are you’re pretty selective with your blog subscriptions and visits. That’s exactly why we share a list of the top marketing blogs each year. The Best Marketing Blogs of 2015. Marketo.

Why Marketo and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Customers Have Gold in Their Sights

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Brian Glover Are you a Microsoft Dynamics CRM customer struggling to get better leads, more of them, and truly understand the impact of marketing on pipeline and revenue? The tight coordination and importance of timing reminds me of sales and marketing, but instead of a baton, marketing hands off the right lead at the perfect time, and sales wins the gold (literally).

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

distribution and lead nurturing, to more effectively communicate with prospective buyers at each stage of funnel. To get a more granular view of how B2B marketing professionals are adapting to these trends and pressures, we asked 25 leading influencers. preference, lead generation) isn't new, just more intense. its role beyond lead gen. Tom has been published on leading.

Marketo Data Tells Us: What Is the Top Conversion Rate by Channel?

Modern B2B Marketing

It’s me, Johnny, with your next blog from the Marketo Institute! It’s a metric that lead generation marketers—from practitioners all the way up to CMOs—are measured on. But the ultimate conversion rate every demand gen marketer is measured on is lead to opportunity. The darker shade of green indicates where leads converted at a higher rate. Takeaway?

Marketo Data Tells Us: Which Industry Has the Best Email Performance?

Modern B2B Marketing

After posting my earlier blog around email performance , in which I revealed which types of email perform the best, I received a ton of requests to break it down by industry so marketers can compare the performance of their email campaigns to those of their peers. Nurture emails are primarily used to lead prospects through the sales funnel and warm up leads for a sales handoff.

Marketo Data Tells Us: Marketing Stats That Will Blow Your Mind

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Johnny Cheng In my role at Marketo over the past few months, I’ve had the pleasure of paging through mounds of enticing Marketo data. have seen some absolutely outstanding stats from some of Marketo’s top customers—stats covering everything from email sends to opportunities sourced. These stats show us how far marketers can take their marketing programs and campaigns.

Lead Nurturing: Unique tracks and impactful tests

B2B Lead Generation Blog

Tweet I was recently interviewed by Marketo for their Definitive Guide to Lead Nurturing eBook, and I wanted to share some ideas that didn’t find their way into the guide as well as some additional thoughts on lead nurturing with you. This is the essence of lead nurturing. Without relevance, lead nurturing becomes just another marketing campaign. Think relevance.

3 Demand Generation Dangers in a B2B Blog Redesign

B2B Lead Blog

A big part of lead gen is content, and the simplest content machine on the web is a blog. The blog is our corporate thought leadership beacon, and it’s good mojo for our partners (blogroll!).  And as Neil Patel, Eloqua, Marketo and Hubspot have shown us, when B2B content is crafted correctly, it becomes a killer tool for attracting qualified prospects to your sales funnel.

3 Demand Generation Dangers in a B2B Blog Redesign

B2B Lead Blog

A big part of lead gen is content, and the simplest content machine on the web is a blog. The blog is our corporate thought leadership beacon, and it’s good mojo for our partners (blogroll!).  And as Neil Patel, Eloqua, Marketo and Hubspot have shown us, when B2B content is crafted correctly, it becomes a killer tool for attracting qualified prospects to your sales funnel.

“Linking” Digital Advertising Seamlessly Across All Channels: Marketo and LinkedIn

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Chandar Pattabhiram We’re just about to kick-off Day 3—the final day—of the Marketo Marketing Nation™ Summit 2015. By utilizing Marketo’s integration with LinkedIn’s Lead Accelerator, marketers can now tell a story in a personal and consistent way across channels as the customer or prospect continues to embark on a relationship with a brand. Now go out and make friends!

Marketo and Facebook—Delivering The Right Message at The Right Time

Modern B2B Marketing

But today, Marketo and Facebook have started to make this goal a reality for social advertising channels. I am excited today to announce that we have teamed up with Facebook to unveil new solutions that make multi-channel marketing a lot easier. Taken together, Facebook and Marketo have made this a lot easier. Allow me to explain what these integrations mean…. But how?

Cracking the Code for ROI: Linking the Marketo and Google Worlds Together

Modern B2B Marketing

We have integrated Marketo’s Engagement Marketing Platform with Google AdWords. In other words, if one of these prospects connects with a sales rep, and ultimately ends up purchasing, Marketo feeds that conversion back to Google AdWords. Marketo’s  Engagement Marketing Platform  is now connected to Google Analytics. Let me break down what this means for you.

Top Marketing Blogs You Should Be Reading

Radius

For marketers, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that blogs are the second most used tactic for content marketing (behind social media content). But if you’re like me, then chances are you’re pretty selective with your blog subscriptions and visits. That’s exactly why we share a list of the top marketing blogs each year. The Best Marketing Blogs of 2015. Marketo.

Campaign Makeover: Simple Changes Increase Email Response by 25 Percent

The Point

We’re getting ready for a second broadcast and after reading one of your recent blog posts, I can already think of at least one thing that we could do better. The number of leads was so impressive it gained the attention of Executive Staff. I received an email recently from Kevin Payne, Senior Director of Field Marketing at customer service software provider [24]7.

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Marketo’s 1,000th Blog Post: Our Modern Marketing Definition Revisited

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Jon Miller (@jonmiller) This is the 1,000th post to Marketo’s blog.  It seems fitting to commemorate the occasion by revisiting our very first post, “ Modern B2B Marketing Defined ”, and commenting on what’s changed – and what hasn’t – since August 8, 2006. Lead nurturing is based on the premise of sending relevant content instead of hard promotions. What Has Changed.

Purple Spaghetti and True Confessions | #KreweChats on Marketo [Episode #8]

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Get the inside scoop on Marketo best practices and also hear marketers collaborate — and commiserate– as they make a big impact on their organization. The Success Pack Analyzer gets you a bird’s eye view of lead velocity. The sessions are housed in the Marketo community and are also available on YouTube. MQL-SQL-OMG! Watch now. People and a whiteboard.

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Marketo Data Tells Us: What Can Marketers Learn from the Golden Ratio?

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Johnny Cheng Following my blog earlier this month on win rate and velocity , we’ve finally reached the most important metric of the series… drum roll please … The Golden Ratio! Example: If a lead came in as a result of attending a webinar, regardless of all subsequent touch points, all credit gets attributed to that webinar. What Is the Golden Ratio? What We’ve Learned.

Marketo’s Take on Salesforce.com’s ExactTarget Acquisition

Modern B2B Marketing

Many of our customers, prospective customers and business partners may be wondering what this move means for Marketo, since we are a leader in the marketing software space and so many salesforce.com customers also choose Marketo as their marketing automation platform. Author: Phil Fernandez Today, Salesforce.com announced plans to buy ExactTarget. Where marketing is going.

28 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips of 2013

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Maintaining a company blog has numerous benefits for businesses of almost all shapes and sizes: blogging is an SEO best practice; it drives more website visitors lead conversions; it draws new visitors, expanding the reach of the company website; and it’s core element of a content marketing and online presence optimization strategy. Optimize your blog for search?

4 Value Selling Tools to Move Leads Down the Funnel

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: David Svigel Buyer behavior has changed; contact with your prospects occurs later in the sales cycle, and your leads come armed with more information than ever before about your products and services. Thankfully, you can prepare for this by leveraging tools that sell value, rather than features, to increase lead quality and sales velocity. Lead Management b2b

HBR and Marketo Team Up: The Marketing Org for the Digital Age

Modern B2B Marketing

That is why Marketo has teamed up with Harvard Business Review Analytic Services to try and figure out this multi-headed monster. Through our collaboration, Harvard Business Review Analytic Services has talked to some of the brightest minds across management organizations, academia, and some leading CMOs to help design an answer. It is a challenge. Small, nimble teams? Scrums? S.O.S.

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Data Touches Everything at the Marketo User Summit #MKTGNATION14

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I’m almost done with the first day here at the Marketo Marketing Nation Summit, and I have noticed a trend, and it centers on data. The first session I attended was called Marketo & Salesforce: Helpful Audits, Alerts, & Workflow for Rapidly Growing Companies and featured our newest team member Jenny Robertson sharing her experiences from  Navicure , building out both Marketo and SFDC workflows and rules to help solve some very common data quality issues. The third session I attended today was Turbo-Charge Your Lead Engine with Predictive Lead Scoring.

Why Cost Per Lead Can Be a Bad Metric

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A recent study by Ascend2 shows that 25% of respondents state that their cost per lead (CPL) is increasing. For years marketers have been keen to show cost per lead (or in the words of Jon Miller from Marketo – investment per lead) as a metric that has meaning. About 15 years ago I was leading a business unit marketing group for a software company.

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3 Ways to Make Your Corporate Blog’s Sidebar Work Harder

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Want a simple way to have your corporate blog show measurable results? Capturing new subscribers is one of the most efficient ways to convert random visitors into loyal readers that you can nurture over time and eventually turn into actionable sales leads. If you post blog content to your Facebook or LinkedIn or Google Plus page, add those also. Share this blog!

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5 Content Marketing Lessons from Top Digital Marketing Blogs

Modern B2B Marketing

For more specific answers, let’s take a look at some of the top digital marketing blogs and highlight five lessons that will make your content more engaging: 1. Where a lot of digital marketing blogs focus on a specific niche, MarketingLand covers the gamut without sacrificing its position on most “Best Digital Marketing Blogs” lists. Set Engagement Objectives.

How to Optimize Google AdWords with Offline Conversion Tracking and Marketo

Modern B2B Marketing

Until now, however, the AdWords conversion tracking tools have only worked for basic online conversions, such as a lead submission (form fill-out) or e-commerce transaction. Today, however, Google has announced the release of a new AdWords conversion import feature , which allows you to track when clicks on your AdWords ads result in leads or sales in the offline world.

Getting Started with Video for Lead Generation

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Margot Mazur Lead generation is a huge part of a well rounded B2B marketing strategy. Done right, it can be an important and valuable lead generation tool, building trust with your audience and expanding your marketing strategy. . Here are four steps to set up your videos for lead generation : 1. Prepare Lead generation and events (virtual or physical) go hand in hand.