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Lead Nurturing: Unique tracks and impactful tests

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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. Marketo blog: The Definitive Guide To Lead Nurturing. Think relevance. This is the essence of lead nurturing. Sowing + Nurturing = Reaping.

Marketing Wisdom: In the end, it’s all about…

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When there is an elephant in the room, introduce him. “It’s in the flaws of our products that our customers really see the personality of our company.  So, let’s agree that instead of hiding the elephant in the room that we find ways to show how our companies go above and beyond when our products aren’t perfect.”. –  The Last Blog Post- What Marketers can learn from The Last Lecture by Maria Pergolino, Marketo. He brings together the collective wisdom of a project he spawned by asking  bloggers to reveal their most important message; look for posts on twitter with #lastblog. Delight.

Closing the loop: Why don't sales people update the CRM and what can be done about it?

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And that’s certainly the case at too many organizations judging from the feedback I received at my presentation this week at MarketingSherpa’s B2B Marketing Summit. (If you want more details, Andrew Spoeth with Marketo wrote a good summary of what I had to say over Modern B2B Marketing blog.). Companies that adopt a closed-loop process connecting marketing and sales report a higher return on marketing investment (RMOI) than those that don’t. But RMOI just isn’t going to happen if your closed loop is a black hole. Nearly everyone raised their hands and laughter erupted.

Closing the loop: Why don't sales people update the CRM and what can be done about it?

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And that’s certainly the case at too many organizations judging from the feedback I received at my presentation this week at MarketingSherpa’s B2B Marketing Summit. (If you want more details, Andrew Spoeth with Marketo wrote a good summary of what I had to say over Modern B2B Marketing blog.). Companies that adopt a closed-loop process connecting marketing and sales report a higher return on marketing investment (RMOI) than those that don’t. But RMOI just isn’t going to happen if your closed loop is a black hole. Nearly everyone raised their hands and laughter erupted.

Evangelizing a Content Marketing Program

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. Playbook No. 1: Evangelizing Content and Setting Yourself Up for Success Copyright © 2015 Contently.

7 Tips on how B2B marketers can leverage social media

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Tip 5: According to Maria Pergolino, an Inbound Marketing Manager at Marketo, social media works best when used in conjunction with all your marketing resources and tools and can provide some extra punch because you discover new ways to share information. In B2B sometimes we need to remind ourselves that people don’t buy from companies, they buy from people. That’s why why I think social media has a lot of potential for B2B marketers and sellers. ClickInsights: Tips on how B2B marketers should leverage social media. Find out if these apply to your business.   Share your comments

B2B Marketing Testing to Optimize Lead Generation Results

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think this is due to two things: the first is time (because marketers want to get their campaigns out there), and the second is knowledge of testing methods. I was glad to see Jon Miller who writes Marketo's blog, Modern B2B Marketing , recently interview Hunter Boyle, Managing Editor for MarketingExperiments on Testing B2b Marketing. Discovering and knowing what really works and what doesn’t for lead generation is essential for every marketer. The best way to discover this is through the process of testing.

Lead nurturing thoughts

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We need the human touch. I was interviewed on the subject of lead nurturing by Jon Miller, VP of Marketing at Marketo and he writes the Modern B2B Marketing Blog. It's surprising how many marketers now say they do “lead nurturing” but in reality they are just sending monthly email campaigns or monthly newsletters with some call to action. If all you do is send generic email marketing messages to your early stage leads over and over and over again, you're missing the point. Consistency is good but being relevant and then consistent is even better.

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. Blog Content Demand Generation Strategy Marketo Marketo Summit people process technology It’s All About The Customer – And Marketing Must Respond.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

social media, data analytics and adwords; and companies such as Marketo and Hubspot. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly.

Memories of Marketo Summit 2016

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Once again, Marketo Summit was a smashing success! Bravo to Marketo for an awesome event, we are already looking forward to next year! Check out the photo slideshow for more event highlights: Marketo Summit 2016 from Captora. The post Memories of Marketo Summit 2016 appeared first on Captora Blog. ToFu Marketo Summit martech SaaS

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. By that standard, predictive analytics is still far from overcrowded.

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.)

Happy 10th Birthday, Marketo!

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Author: Sanjay Dholakia Ten years ago this month, Phil Fernandez, David Morandi, and Jon Miller founded Marketo with one idea: to create a new kind of enterprise software company, one dedicated solely to the needs and mission of today’s marketing professional. Thank you for helping Marketo make the last decade so special. Here’s to the next 10! Modern Marketing b2b Consumer

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

social media, data analytics and adwords; and companies such as Marketo and Hubspot. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly.

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.

ANNUITAS Named Finalist for Marketo Revvie Award

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ANNUITAS Named Finalist for Marketo Revvie Award. ANNUITAS ®, a demand generation strategy and change management firm, has been named a finalist for a Marketo Revvie Award in the Digital Services Partner of the Year Category. Presented by Marketo, the leading marketing software and solutions provider, the Revvie Awards program recognizes companies that effectively use Marketo to attract and engage customers. Marketo users will vote on finalists and the winners will be announced at the Marketo Marketing Nation Summit 2016 in May.

Marketo Conference: Small Changes, Big Picture

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Marketo wrapped up its three day Marketing Nation conference yesterday, having once more displayed its own marketing prowess by attracting national media attention (see here and here ) with an appearance by Hillary Clinton. But it''s Acxiom, not Marketo, doing the hard part of matching advertising audiences with identified individuals. My main reaction was, what’s new? Fair enough.

Marketo Goes to College

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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.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

social media, data analytics and adwords; and companies such as Marketo and Hubspot. B2B Marketing. processes are fundamentally changing. The first generation of digital natives expects to be able to complete most of their selection process. through their own research, without talking to sales—until late in the journey. They expect content to be relevant, easy to find, and mobile- friendly.

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.

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's Engagement Engine Simplifies Complex Marketing Automation Campaigns

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But the good folks at Marketo have taken a step in that direction with their latest enhancement, which they call an “engagement program”. The system will go through the content in this order during each execution (which Marketo calls a “cast”), and send each person the first item they have not already received. This is something Marketo might want to reconsider.

What Tomorrow's Marketers should Watch for at Marketo Summit 2016

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Thousands of attendees are eagerly anticipating a trip to Vegas for Marketo Summit 2016. What this Year’s Marketo Summit Means For Marketing Technology. Going along with this year’s Marketo Summit theme we wanted to explore the firmographics of the sponsors and exhibitors to get a glimpse of where the future of marketing technology is heading. click to view larger).

Infographic: The State of Marketing Automation Maturity

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B2B Marketing Lead Management Lead Nurturing Marketing Automation Uncategorized hubspot marketing automation best practices marketing automation software marketing automation survey marketing automation tips marketo Marketo agency Marketo consultant Marketo partner pardotAre most B2B companies getting maximum value from their investment in marketing automation?

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. The post Join Infer at Marketo Summit 2016 appeared first on Infer: Predictive Lead Scoring for Sales & Marketing. Optimizing marketing campaign efficacy.

Marketo Summit 2013 #MUS13 Insiders Guide

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The Marketo User Summit in San Francisco has expanded from the original 2 days to 3 days plus and the event is so jam-packed that it’s important to have a game plan to get the most out of it. Sunday April 7 – If you are a super-nerd like me, you may have signed up for the inaugural Marketo Individual Certification Exam. Plus, you are out of the office and no distractions.

Marketo Tells How to Use Social Media for Lead Generation

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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.

Meet SalesPredict at Marketo Marketing Nation Summit & SiriusDecisions 2016 Summit

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Doesn't have quite the same ring to it, but team SalesPredict is excited to be participating in two important industry events next month: Marketo's Marketing Nation Summit and SiriusDecisions 2016 Summit. Marketo Marketing Nation Summit | Booth #821 May 9-12, 2016 | MGM Grand | Las Vegas, NV | #MKTGnation. April showers bring May.marketing conferences? Will we see you there?

Texts From Marketo: Starting Our Story From Page 1

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At Marketo, we recently decided to restart our social storytelling and are going back to page 1 of our social storybook—without any jargon. We realize that some people may not know what we mean when we say that Marketo is the “best in class engagement marketing platform”. Texts From Marketo. Author: Shanna Cook I’m not reinventing social, I’m just going back to page 1.

Top 10 Marketing Automation Mistakes

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For example, Marketo users might see links that reference something that looks like: mkto-af53353.com.) It’s well documented that, of the companies who invest in marketing automation, many fail to achieve maximum return from that investment, or even utilize marketing automation technology to its full capacity. Not having a larger strategy/plan for how you plan to use the platform.

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. Here’s a look at our new products, unveiled today at the Marketo Marketing Nation™ Summit : Marketo Mobile Engagement : With over 7.2 It’s time to finally break down these silos.

[Infographic] The Marketo(er’s) Guide to SXSW

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This year, Marketo is going big. We are hosting 10+ sessions featuring marketing thought leaders from organizations like My Fitness Pal, The Economist, Kaiser Permanente, Mashable, and of course, Marketo! And to learn more about what Marketo has in store for SXSW check out our microsite. Author: Dayna Rothman We can’t wait for SXSW! View the infographic in a new window here.

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?

Marketo Data Tells Us: Which Channel Wins More, Faster

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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. This image shows win rate across all channels (all Marketo customers). This image shows velocity across all channels (all Marketo customers). The Happy Marketing-to-Sales Handoff. Sales: “Those leads were garbage.”. The Need for Speed.

Prepare for 2015 with Marketo’s Marketing Predictions

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To answer this question, we caught up with Marketo’s internal thought leaders to hear about the changes they anticipate in the coming year and how they think marketers can prepare. Download the Marketing Predictions slide deck and jumpstart your 2015 preparations: Marketo’s 2015 Marketing Predictions from Marketo. Instead, the marketer will drive the relationship.