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Marketo's Engagement Engine Simplifies Complex Marketing Automation Campaigns

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I’ve long said that the best campaign design would be one circle: the system executes the best treatment for each customer, waits a day, and repeats. But the good folks at Marketo have taken a step in that direction with their latest enhancement, which they call an “engagement program”. It has more than one step but does get away from the idea of a rigid, branching campaign flow.

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.

Marketo Adds Custom Objects. It's a Big Deal. Trust Me.

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My first question when Marketo announced its new mobile app connector this week wasn’t, “What cool new things can marketers do?” But one of Marketo’s biggest technical weaknesses has always been an inflexible data model. Sure enough, when I finally connected with Marketo SVP Products and Engineering Steve Sloan, he revealed that the mobile data is being managed through a new custom objects capability – one that Marketo didn’t announce prominently because they felt Marketing Nation attendees wouldn’t be interested. Well, maybe a little.)

Marketo Conference: Is Predictive Modeling The Future of Marketing Automation?

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Marketo held its annual Marketing Nation Summit this week, hosting 4,000+ clients and partners. The event seemed relatively subdued for Marketo – I didn’t spot one costumed character – but the over-all atmosphere was positive. The company made two major product announcements, expanding the reach of Marketo campaigns into mobile apps and display ad retargeting. Those struck me as strategically valuable, helping to secure Marketo’s place at the center of its users’ customer management infrastructure.

Evangelizing a Content Marketing Program

rest of a brand’s marketing campaigns.” brand’s marketing campaigns.” in CMI’s recent survey: ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY14 LEAD GENERATION Through the use of marketing automa- tion software such as Marketo and Sales- force, one can easily track and attribute. ULTIMATE CONTENT STRATEGIST PLAYBOOK CONTENTLY1 The Ultimate Content Strategist. Introduction 4 II.

Join Infer at Marketo Summit 2016

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Marketo Summit is upon us yet again, and we’re geared up for a fantastic week of networking, learning, and connecting with thousands of data-driven marketers about the power that predictive can have on their businesses. Optimizing marketing campaign efficacy. The post Join Infer at Marketo Summit 2016 appeared first on Infer: Predictive Lead Scoring for Sales & Marketing.

Marketo Announces Japan Expansion

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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. Read the full press release on Marketo’s Japanese expansion here.

Campaign Makeover: Simple Changes Increase Email Response by 25 Percent

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Kevin writes: “Below is one of our most successful email campaigns. Click on the first thumbnail at right to see Kevin’s original campaign. with a label that reads “Download Now” or similar.)”. A few days later, Kevin responded with the results: “Based on your input, I made the following changes to the Forrester campaign: 1. What would you change?”. Shortened body copy text. 2.

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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?

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In my last post , I talked about creative campaign ideas for when you have no content to offer. Which leads to another question: do certain types of campaigns even need an offer in the first place? Over at Marketo, Jon Miller wrote a fascinating post recently on “ The 4-1-1 Rule for Lead Nurturing ” in which he posits (and here I’m paraphrasing) that lead nurturing campaigns don’t always need to feature the latest white paper, Webinar, or video, and that these kinds of offers or promotions are best interspersed with what Jon refers to as “educational or entertaining content.”.

Engagement is Everywhere: Marketo’s Spring 2015 Product Release

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For the first time, we are making it possible for marketers to engage their customers on any channel–-email, web, social media, digital advertising, and more—all from Marketo. They have created a strategy and then built campaigns spread across all the various channels in an effort to reach their customers and prospects on Facebook, Twitter, digital advertising , mobile, email , and more.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

inbound lead generation with more targeted, proactive campaigns. But marketers will have to do a better job of setting measurable business-oriented goals up front, then running campaigns and measuring results against those goals. activities, such as campaign effectiveness. For example, no longer will marketers schedule an email campaign. B2B Marketing. know which half."

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

You’ve Set Up Marketo And Salesforce -- Now What? Why You Still Need Attribution

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But even if you’ve set up a great marketing automation platform like Marketo and a solid CRM system like Salesforce, there’s still work to be done. While it’s a step in the right direction, “it doesn’t then connect the dots back into Marketo or Salesforce.com for that true 360-[degree] view of the customer.”. Marketo) and the CRM (e.g. What content did they view or download?

Measuring the True Impact of Marketing Campaigns: A Conversation with Bonnie Crater

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In 2011, she became President and CEO of Full Circle CRM , a company dedicated to helping VPs of Marketing use Salesforce.com to get accurate and useful performance data about marketing campaigns. I sat down with her recently to find out more about her company and what makes their solution different. HS: Where did the idea for Full Circle CRM’s product come from? HS: Thanks Bonnie!

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

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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.

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B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

inbound lead generation with more targeted, proactive campaigns. But marketers will have to do a better job of setting measurable business-oriented goals up front, then running campaigns and measuring results against those goals. activities, such as campaign effectiveness. For example, no longer will marketers schedule an email campaign. B2B Marketing. know which half."

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

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Our last email campaign had a 5% click rate! You go back to your desk and begin to fumble around random marketing websites containing “best practice” campaign performance stats. Introducing Marketo Institute. Marketo Institute was started in 2014 by Marketo Co-founder Jon Miller. Marketo Data Tells Us: Which Type of Emails Have the Highest Conversion Rates?

Marketo Inspires, Do You Do The Same? Marketo Roadshow 2015

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The Marketo Roadshow is rolling into town on Thursday, July 30th and we’re happy to be there as Silver Sponsors. Campaigns large and small take time: content creation, creative, and execution. Focus on a few high-quality campaigns. It’s better to deliver a smaller number of more robust and interesting campaigns than to have a lot of campaigns that don’t quite deliver value.

Top 10 Demand Generation Resolutions for 2014

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Improve campaign measurement. 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. Sure, when you’re pumping out campaigns every week, sometimes even a subject line test seems like a bridge too far, but it’s worth the effort. Test more.

MobileIron Harnesses End-User Demand to Drive Mobile IT Sales Leads

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They turned to their demand generation agency , Spear Marketing Group , for ideas and asked Spear to develop a pilot campaign that would test the efficacy of marketing MobileIron’s solution to the end user audience. Here’s how the campaign worked: 1. Typically an ad campaign succeeds when it generates a single response.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

inbound lead generation with more targeted, proactive campaigns. But marketers will have to do a better job of setting measurable business-oriented goals up front, then running campaigns and measuring results against those goals. activities, such as campaign effectiveness. For example, no longer will marketers schedule an email campaign. B2B Marketing. know which half."

Spring Forward: Jumpstart Your SMS Marketing Campaign

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SMS marketing, like any other campaign, requires time, attention, and the occasional tweaking for your business, budget, and customers. Whether you’re already running an SMS campaign or you’re looking to start one, here are four tips to get the most out of SMS marketing for your business: 1. Comply This will reveal how quickly your subscribers are leaving your campaign.

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

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While your email campaigns may be hitting all of your marks, you may want to set your goals higher for 2016 based on how other companies in your space are doing. In case you’ve forgotten the three types of email campaigns , here’s a recap from the original blog post: Batch Emails : Also known as “batch and blast”. They excel in every type of email campaign. What We Learned.

Top 10 B2B Lead Scoring Mistakes (Part 1 of 2)

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Faulty inactivity campaigns. Companies routinely use “inactivity” campaigns to subtract points if, for example, a prospect takes no action for 3 months. Multiple campaigns assigning lead scores. Lead scoring has quickly become an integral part of a demand generation marketer’s arsenal. No separate scores for behavioral and demographic values. Score inflation.

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

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Sungard AS runs a highly successful demand generation program, an integrated mix of both online and offline campaigns, to generate a consistent flow of leads to the company’s sales force. Design, build and launch a nurture campaign targeted to “Mid Stage” leads. All campaigns were built and launched in Marketo, a leading marketing automation platform.

5 Steps to Amplify Your Paid Social Campaigns

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As marketers are increasingly spending more on social platforms, it’s more important than ever to have the right strategy in place, track all of your paid social campaigns , and gain insights into what’s working and what’s not. Only then can you understand the return on ad spend (ROAS) from your campaigns. Here are five steps to amplify your paid social campaigns: 1.

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Marketo Data Tells Us: What’s the Truth Behind the Two Biggest Email Volume Myths?

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This could be a result of companies with larger databases having more well-known brand names so they are more careful with their email campaigns. If you have the resources, segment your email campaigns based on the audience persona (industry, demographic, geography, etc.) Marketo Data Tells Us: What’s the Truth Behind the Two Biggest Email Volume Myths? Email Myth #1.

10 Tips for Driving Lead Nurturing Success (Infographic)

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B2B Marketing Campaign Strategy Infographics Lead Management Lead Nurturing Marketing Automation lead nurturing best practices lead nurturing strategy lead nurturing tips Marketo agency Marketo best practices Marketo partner Here are some tips for driving lead nurturing success. Click on the image below to view full size.).

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

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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?

How to Bring Your Marketo Organization into a Multi-Touch Attribution World

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Who is going tag links with utm parameters, who sets up the email campaign, who is launching the campaign on social? There’s nothing worse than doing the work to set up an awesome campaign, then forgetting to launch. Although multi-touch attribution continues to gain steam in the marketing world, it remains a foreign topic to many. Strategy. The same goes for goals. Process.

5 Reasons to Gate Lead Nurturing Content

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A client asks: “I notice that you’re recommending we gate our offer content behind landing pages as part of the lead nurturing campaign. Progressive profiling is an ideal method for capturing both additional demographic data (company size, industry) to drive campaign segmentation, and behavioral data that can help identify hot leads. 4. Here’s why: 1. click is not a response.

3 Viral Marketing Campaigns That Are Worth the Catch

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The incentives above aren’t all encompassing, and the best marketers know how to create engaging campaigns that offer their audience something they want for a price that’s well worth the exchange.  Let’s take a look at a few recent marketing campaigns that have gotten this down, offering valuable (or just purely entertaining) content for a small price the audience is happy to pay: 1.

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New Marketing Automation Buyer’s Guide Offers Valuable Advice

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Marketo announced an open ecosystem platform strategy. • Act-On raised $42 million and appears heading for an IPO. Again, this has less to do with managing the software per se, and much more to do with developing the campaigns, programs, strategies, and content that are the fuel for a successful deployment. Marketo has done a couple of acquisitions.

Marketo + SnapApp = Integrations As Easy As Pie

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As Thanksgiving approaches, I’m pretty thankful for SnapApp’s integration with Marketo. Maybe, but considering how much I’m in Marketo, and how much I think about ways my campaigns can engage prospects – it’s really not that weird. SnapApp’s REST API can read Marketo cookies! Check out this awesome Marketo LaunchPoint webinar with Marketo/SnapApp customer Cisco.

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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[Ebook] Wake Up Your Sleepy Subscribers with Reactivation Campaigns

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Luckily, you can use reactivation campaigns to wake them up and get them to re-engage with you—ultimately improving your ROI. reactivation campaign is an email campaign or multiple campaigns specifically targeted towards “sleeping subscribers,” or subscribers that haven’t engaged with your emails in a long period of time. Think Beyond a One-and-Done Campaign.

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

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Example: If a lead came in as a result of a webinar, but later responded to an email campaign, attended a tradeshow, and then downloaded a whitepaper, all of those channels would get credit distributed equally across them. Marketo Data Tells Us: What Can Marketers Learn from the Golden Ratio? appeared first on Marketo Marketing Blog - Best Practices and Thought Leadership.

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.

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

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We have integrated Marketo’s Engagement Marketing Platform with Google AdWords. Armed with this information, marketers can now create more intelligent AdWords campaigns by focusing their bidding on the keywords that generate the most revenue—regardless of whether the purchase was made on or offline. Marketo’s  Engagement Marketing Platform  is now connected to Google Analytics.

SnapApp Named Marketo Revvie Awards “LaunchPoint Innovator” Finalist

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The team here at SnapApp is thrilled to announce we’ve been named a finalist for the Marketo Revvies Awards in the LaunchPoint Innovator category. The LaunchPoint Innovator award recognizes the Marketo LaunchPoint partner who invested deeply in building an innovative solution on Marketo’s open platform.  . Our partnership with Marketo has been a huge part of that mission.

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.

4 Holiday Social Campaigns That Win & Why

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As a consumer, the holiday campaigns that I am most likely to engage with and share on my own social channels are the ones that don’t necessarily offer a discount code, but reflect a piece of my personality. Kmart is shaking things up (literally) in 2014 with the return of their Joe Boxers holiday campaign. Oh the Pumpkin Spice Latte, or @TheRealPSL as it goes by on Twitter.