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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. This week I had numerous conversations with business development reps and heads of sales that understand the major shift that has occurred in the B2B buying process.

Marketo Goes to College

Modern B2B Marketing

Today, Marketo announced that they’re standing up for the next generation of marketers. Partnering with Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business , Marketo will be helping to prepare undergrads for this new world of marketing. Students will also have access to Marketo’s customer engagement platform to complete their assignments, and to practice the techniques they learn.

Marketo Summit 2015: Focusing on Yourself, Focusing on Your Team

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I was reminded today of my own story of professional growth and development. I ran into an old acquaintance at the Marketo Summit here in San Francisco, and as we were catching up on our old CEO I mentioned how much I will always appreciate the fact that he invested in training and professional development for me, as it was that training which really empowered me to grow and mature as a marketer.

Marketo Announces Japan Expansion

Modern B2B Marketing

The same is true in business. And in our short history, it sure seems like people want Marketo. First, we heard customers in the UK asking for our technology; in 2011 we took the international plunge and hung the first global Marketo shingle up in Dublin. Needless to say, that shift plays right into Marketo’s hands. Author: Phil Fernandez It is so nice to be wanted.

Evangelizing a Content Marketing Program

concrete business goals: — Ultimate Content Strategist Playbook: Content Road- map — Ultimate Content Strategist Playbook: Content Execu- tion — Ultimate Content Strategist Playbook: Growing Your. Content Marketing: When Figuring out if content marketing is right for your business. with deciding on what business goals. broader business goals. All rights reserved. brands.

Infographic: The State of Marketing Automation Maturity

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As the infographic below illustrates, results from the survey suggest that, while the typical marketing automation user makes full use of some functionality, many more are failing to follow even the most basic lead management best practices , best practices that represent some of the most compelling business rationale for investing in marketing automation in the first place.

Marketo Tells How to Use Social Media for Lead Generation

Paul Gillin

I often cite marketing automation vendor Marketo as a shining example of a company that gives away great information as a way to promote its business. Marketo recently contacted several B2B social media marketing pros to get their tips on how to generate leads with social platforms. B2B Content Marketing Social Media Marketo They report encouraging results.

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

Customer Experience Matrix

We define small to mid-size business as companies with $5 million to $500 million revenue. The VEST report provides separate client counts for small business ($5 million to $20 million revenue) and mid-size business ($20 million to $500 million). Although small businesses generally buy lower-priced systems, they have largely the same requirements as mid-size companies.

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

Modern B2B Marketing

At Marketo, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to help sales and marketing perform together  with the finesse of Olympians. complete marketing automation solution, like Marketo, scores and prioritizes your leads based on who they are and how they behave, then continuously delivers the best leads to each sales rep. If so, keep reading…. Because it’s all about the handoff.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

better job of linking their efforts to measurable business results. Demonstrate business results: the challenge to tie marketing efforts to measurable business results (e.g., Encourage employee advocacy: a business's employees are (or at least should be) natural brand advocates. What are the business and. my business deliver upon them? B2B Marketing.

We Should Be Asking: “Why Didn’t Marketo Raise More?”

It's All About Revenue

When I heard word of Marketo’s $50 million round, my immediate response was, “Good for them; better for the industry,” predictable though it may sound. fully expect this round – which, according to industry observers, brings Marketo’s total raise to $107 million – to brighten the spotlight that’s already shining on  marketing automation and related categories like revenue performance management. When it comes to Marketo’s funding, the question most observers will ask is: Why did they need to raise $50 million just one year after securing $25 million?

Introducing Marketo’s Email Lookbook for Spring/Summer 2014

Modern B2B Marketing

If your audience can relate to you as a business, they are much more likely to engage with your email marketing. Introducing Marketo’s Email Lookbook for Spring/Summer 2014 was posted at Marketo Marketing Blog - Best Practices and Thought Leadership. | [link]. That’s why we have compiled a collection of our favorite emails for our Spring/Summer 2014 Email Lookbook. Multimedia.

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. Sub-head is a clear, concise business benefit. 4.

Buying Parity: Thoughts on Marketo’s Acquisition of Crowd Factory

It's All About Revenue

For marketers whose social strategy centers on incentivized sharing – like sweepstakes and contests – the eventual Crowd Factory / Marketo offering could make sense. Buying Parity: Thoughts on Marketo’s Acquisition of Crowd Factory is from Eloqua’s It’s All About Revenue, a Blog Covering Business To Business Marketing. Social Media Crowd Factory Demand Generation Eloqua marketing automation Marketoby Joe Chernov | Tweet this Despite what the press releases would have you believe, “social marketing automation” wasn’t born today. It also gives marketers options.

Profile Management Product Updates: Account-Based Marketo Behavior Profiles, “Contains” Operator, and More

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Account-Based Marketo Activity Profiles. We’re deepening our integration with Marketo to extend users the ability to build data-rich, account-based profiles using their Marketo Activity behavioral data. We’re excited to share all of our newest product features and updates in greater detail below. Any, All, or None” Selector. Contains” Operator. Members Tab and CSV Export.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

better job of linking their efforts to measurable business results. Demonstrate business results: the challenge to tie marketing efforts to measurable business results (e.g., Encourage employee advocacy: a business's employees are (or at least should be) natural brand advocates. What are the business and. my business deliver upon them? B2B Marketing.

“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. It’s been a great event so far.

Marketo Files for IPO: Will High Growth Outweigh High Losses?

Customer Experience Matrix

Marketo made good today on its promise to file for an initial public offering (IPO). The S-1 registration statement gives considerable new information about Marketo’s business. Marketo’s other operating costs (research & development and general & administrative) are also high – 52% of revenue, compared with 35% for Salesforce.com and 33% for Eloqua.

Vidyard Gains Momentum Among Marketo Users

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More than 100 customers now using Vidyard’s integration into Marketo to track video engagement data and turn viewers into customers. KITCHENER, Ontario – December 2, 2015 –  Vidyard, the leading video marketing and analytics platform, today announced it has surpassed the milestone of 100 businesses using Vidyard’s integration into the Marketo engagement marketing platform. Vidyard is a highly engaged LaunchPoint partner, and we’re thrilled to see so many Marketo customers utilizing their solutions.”. About Marketo. Gainsight. Insight. ” Taulia.

In Defense of Unsolicited Email

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Over at marketing automation firm Marketo , CEO Phil Fernandez just wrote a full-throated rant against the evils of unsolicited email and purchased email lists used indiscriminately: “How does anyone think that these are sensible emails to send to the CEO of a fast-growing public company? Full disclaimer: my firm, Spear Marketing Group , is a leading Marketo partner.).

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

better job of linking their efforts to measurable business results. Demonstrate business results: the challenge to tie marketing efforts to measurable business results (e.g., Encourage employee advocacy: a business's employees are (or at least should be) natural brand advocates. What are the business and. my business deliver upon them? B2B Marketing.

Jon Miller, Marketo Co-Founder and VP Marketing : How To Make Data Analytics a Natural Marketing Outcome [Podcast]

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” Some of his key points include: Marketing must use the language of business, not the language of marketing, and have the right tools to earn a seat at the revenue table. Jon Miller is the VP Marketing and Co-Founder of Marketo. Jon holds a Bachelor Degree in Physics from Harvard College, and has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Big deals for Marketo and Demandware, but what do they mean?

chiefmartech

Two billion-dollar M&A deals: Marketo was acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for $1.79 Marketo’s deal isn’t industry consolidation — at least not yet. Let’s start with Marketo. Marketo’s acquisition by Vista is not “consolidation.” Enabling key Marketo employees to start new ventures (unintentionally).

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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.

Thank you, Marketo and Jill

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Thanks so much, Marketo and Jill. A new business has to start somewhere. Marketo approved the writing of the remarkable sales lead generation white paper entitled How to Find New Customers. Filed under: Business relationships , Leadership , Management best practices , Remarkable content , Sales 2.0 , sales challenges , sales leadership. Thank you, Jon and Jill.

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?

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Case Study: Segmentation, New Creative Boosts Lead Conversion Rates by 75%

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Sungard® Availability Services™ ( Sungard AS ) in Wayne, Pennsylvania is a global leader in disaster recovery, business continuity, and managed IT services. All campaigns were built and launched in Marketo, a leading marketing automation platform. Improve deliverability and overall email performance as measured by open and click rates. Re-posted with permission.

New Marketing Automation Buyer’s Guide Offers Valuable Advice

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TrustRadius , an online community designed to help business software users make better product selection, implementation, and usage decisions, just released their first-ever “ Buyer’s Guide to Marketing Automation Software.”. Marketo announced an open ecosystem platform strategy. • Act-On raised $42 million and appears heading for an IPO. Marketo has done a couple of acquisitions.

8 Examples of B2B Businesses Managing Powerful LinkedIn Pages

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There’s no doubt that LinkedIn is one of the most effective social media lead generators for B2B marketers, offering businesses the chance to tell their brand story in a unique and meaningful way. To help establish some commonalities between successful LinkedIn Company Pages, I’ve compiled a list of B2B business examples getting some pretty impressive engagement on the platform.

10 Tips for Driving Lead Nurturing Success (Infographic)

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When B2B companies invest in marketing automation technology, “lead nurturing” is often one of the key business objectives that spurs those organizations to take the plunge. Yet, upon deploying a new marketing automation platform, effective lead nurturing can often take months to take shape, longer still to provide the kind of business impact the marketers (and their management) had in mind.

Marketo’s “Secret Sauce” Marketing Approach

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believe one of the best ways for you to learn about how to improve fiscal results is to look at how the best-performing businesses do it. Marketo , sponsor of our white paper, How to Find New Customers , is one of the fastest growing companies on Earth. Marketo recently toured the country hosting Revenue Rock Star events. B2B Lead Generation | Learning from the Best.

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The Rise of the Marketer: The Economist Intelligence Unit and Marketo Survey The Future

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We are at the center of business and if we make the right investments we are going to find ourselves setting strategy, driving revenue , and shaping the future of our own organizations. The Rise of the Marketer: The Economist Intelligence Unit and Marketo Survey The Future was posted at Marketo Marketing Blog - Best Practices and Thought Leadership. | [link].

How to Optimize Google AdWords with Offline Conversion Tracking and Marketo

Modern B2B Marketing

Marketo Integration. Marketing automation is the source of information about which leads get qualified or turn into revenue, so there’s a perfect synergy between solutions such as Marketo and this new AdWords capability. That’s why I am excited that Marketo is the first marketing automation vendor to announce integration with this new feature. Why This Matters.

Why is Inside Sales So Scared of Lead Nurturing?

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The client had only one BDR (Business Development Representative) but was generating a reasonable volume of leads with our help, so the decision was made to automate lead nurturing as a way of ensuring that every lead was responded to effectively and consistently, regardless of the BDR’s bandwidth on a given day. Marketo sends first follow-up email. 2. Wait 2 weeks. 4. Wait 8 weeks.

Marketo IPO Underscores Growing Value of Marketing In The Enterprise

Marketing Action

We congratulate Marketo on their IPO today, which further validates a very big market that is starting to produce multiple winners. Marketo’s story is an early chapter in a much larger saga that is just beginning to be written. Almost every product purchase involves some activity on the Web and every business is in some measure an e-business. The CRM business celebrated its 20 th birthday, but the market is still full of energy. The post Marketo IPO Underscores Growing Value of Marketing In The Enterprise appeared first on Marketing Action Blog - Act-On.

Marketo’s Definitive Guide to Lead Scoring

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That’s where lead scoring comes in and our friends at Marketo published The Definitive Guide to Lead Scoring. Marketo’s workbooks are famed for their simplicity and elegance and this an another great one. Keep in mind that Marketo also sponsored our highly acclaimed white paper, How to Find New Customers , which is a free “must-read.&# So go grab it now.

Vidyard Wins 2016 Marketo Revvie Award

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Video intelligence platform honored in the “Partner of the Year, Launchpoint Technology” category for the impact of its video platform for joint Marketo customers. KITCHENER, Ontario – May 11, 2016 – Vidyard , the video intelligence platform for business, today announced it was named the winner in the “ Partner of the Year, LaunchPoint Technology ” category in the 2016 Marketo Revvie Awards. In 2015, Vidyard surpassed the milestone of  more than 100 Marketo customers  using its platform to boost marketing and sales performance. About Marketo Revvie Awards.

Taking a Page from the Marketo Revvie Awards: 4 Steps to Recognizing the Success of Your Customers

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Katie Pope For those of you who are unaware, Marketo’s Revvie Awards recognize and celebrate customers and partners who are using the Marketo product to push the status quo and break away from the competition. We started the program in order to understand and share these inspirational success stories, ultimately showing the power of Marketo in transforming businesses.

5 Tips For Supercharging Your Marketo Campaigns

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Lead management isn’t for the faint of heart, but with these five pieces of advice, you’ll be well on your way to running successful marketing programs with Marketo. Marketing Marketing Intelligence Tips and Tricks Webinars Marketing Data Marketing Databases marketo

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. Best Business Blogging Guides and Tips.