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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. Pricing is based on the modules purchased, number of users and number of leads.

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).

Marketing Automation System Trends: What We Found in the Raab Guide

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Could marketers finally be ready to spend on measurement? I’m pleased to report that the 2010 edition of the Raab Guide to Demand Generation Systems is officially available today, with updated entries on all vendors (alphabetically: Eloqua , Manticore Technology , Market2Lead , Marketbright , Marketo , Neolane and Silverpop Engage B2B ). At least three vendors (Eloqua, Marketo and Silverpop) introduced new features aimed at improving marketers’ ability to use social media. Eloqua focused on making it easier to embed sharable links within conventional marketing assets.

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. It does depend on marketing setting up the definitions, rather than letting sales people create their own. An average Salesforce.com seat is around $100 per month these days.

Act-On Software Stresses Ease of Use

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At $500 per month with no annual contract, it’s priced to make it easy to get started with marketing automation. The new release is designed for marketers who want to start using the system with little or no training. The actual functions provided by Act-On are generally competitive with low-to-mid tier marketing automation products. So let me try again.

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. But now it matches that company against the main DemandBase database to actually apply details such as location, company size, industry, and further finds contact names that marketing or salespeople can reach out to. DemandBase plans to continue adding value, possibly by pushing automated messages to selected visitors.

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. B2B marketers looking for ways to turn their Web sites into demand generation tools have some new solutions to consider. Alive and Kicking!