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Marketing Automation Trends for 2010

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Manager, Inbound Marketing, Marketo. Manager, Inbound Marketing, Marketo ( @InboundMarketer ). 2009 was the year in which Marketing Automation really took off. Several new vendors appeared on the market, many existing vendors experienced rapid growth, and Marketing Automation as a term gained popularity among B2B marketers. In this post I want to focus on the trends in Marketing Automation for 2010. have asked many of the vendors, consultants and thought leaders to give their opinion. The response was overwhelming: see below for all 18 (!) predictions. The Contributors. and Web 3.0

What is the ROI of Lead Management?

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Unfortunately, not enough time… Last week I received a copy of Marketo’s Lead Nurturing workbook. that is one of the great suggestions in Marketo’s book). Silverpop’s book is a little more high-level and written in magazine style, while Marketo’s offers more practical advice on how to set up your nurturing campaigns. Read them both! Lead Scoring.

Impressive Marketo User Summit

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At this week’s Marketo Summit , I realized we’re right in the middle of B2B Marketing Event Season. In this post I’m giving a short impression of the Marketo Summit. The Marketo User Summit was BIG: 600 customers and partners were attending. Marketo University. The program started with the Marketo University, with a beginner and an advanced track. They covered the main parts of the Marketo application: Lead Database, Design Studio, Marketing Activities and Analytics. Global Marketo Roll-Out. How Marketo Uses Marketo.

Why I’ve Joined Marketo

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To accelerate this learning process I’ve decided to join the Marketo consulting team, in which I can focus 100% on Marketing Automation and Lead Management. Marketo gives me access to more projects, and also the interesting projects that I wouldn’t be able to get as an independent consultant. Both of those are independent from Marketo, and done in my own time. Most readers of this blog will know that I’m passionate about Marketing Automation and Lead Management. As LeadSloth I did a lot of blogging, but my consulting practice paid the bills.

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.

MarketingSherpa B2B Marketing Summit Boston

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Marketo (booth 6). Marketo (booth 6). Tags: Demand Generation b2b marketing content marketing engage b2b genius.com hubspot intouch lead generation lead management lead nurturing manticore technology marketbright marketingexperiments marketingsherpa marketo neolane pardot silverpop Monday and Tuesday I’m attending the Boston MarketingSherpa B2B Marketing Summit. About two weeks ago I attended the San Francisco event, which had a similar program and exhibitors. This ensures that you get lots of real-life advice. But, that can easily be addressed: Classify the Topics.

Measure Your ROI on Social Media Leads

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At first I thought: “what’s new about that?&# , and Marketo wrote a post on an alternative way to create tracking links. The one feature I would like to add is the ability to associate links to specific campaigns, so you can see which lead sources were most effective for a particular campaign (Marketo’s approach covers this, but is not so easy to use). Tags: Social Media ardath albee campaign measurement genius.com gurl lead source marketing roi marketo tracking url url shortener visitor tracking Lead Source Measurement Needs Improvement.

Pardot User Conference Proves They’re a Top Marketing Automation Vendor

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In May I attended Silverpop’s user conference, and the Marketo and Eloqua user conferences are coming up in October. The past two days I attended the Pardot User Conference , and also presented a session on Lead Nurturing. Over 100 Pardot customers from all over North America attended this event. And that’s impressive. Learnings From The Conference. The conference had a nice balance of sessions. The sessions were about lead management, lead nurturing, content marketing, social media and Pardot product sessions. This gives a good indication of a prospect’s intent.

Freelance Marketing Automation Consultant

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have hands-on experience with Marketo, Market2Lead, Pardot, Hubspot, Salesforce.com, DemandTools, various Email Service Providers, multiple CMSs (Wordpress, Drupal), and a range of other tools. Tags: Demand Generation DemandTools drupal hubspot market2lead marketo pardot salesforce.com twitter wordpress This week I’m finishing up my day job as Sr Marketing Manager at Backbase, and will be available full-time for Marketing Automation Consulting. If you have Marketing Automation challenges, I’d love to hear from you ( or toll-free 1-888-4A-SLOTH). See you then!

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.

B2B Pay Per Click Advertising

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For clients that are using marketing automation platforms like Marketo or Eloqua, there is a bit more integration to do, but the links can still be made to work. Tags: Landing Pages & Forms Pay-Per-Click Advertising b2b cpc search eloqua landing page optimization lead scoring marketo pay-per-click ppc search advertising sfga terry whalen Interview with Terry Whalen from CPC Search. To generate demand for your products, it’s not enough to nurture the existing leads in your database. You also need a steady stream of fresh leads coming in. What is your take?

Top-10 Demand Generation Vendor Blogs

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Marketo Modern B2B Marketing Blog. Marketo publishes a steady stream of interesting articles, now including articles written by Maria Pergolino from the Inbound Marketer blog (also on the earlier Top-10 ). Tags: Demand Generation activeconversion eloqua genius.com hubspot market2lead marketbright marketo pardot reachforce readycontacts silverpop In my previous post I listed the Top-10 Demand Generation blog by marketers and consultants. Today I’ve put together a list of vendor blogs. In alphabetical order: ActiveConversion B2B Marketing Blog. This is my new discovery.

Marketing Automation ROI: Efficiency or Revenue?

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One of the best examples is in Marketo’s “Secret Sauce&# webinar. As a response to my posts  7 Reasons Why Marketing Automation Projects Fail and Marketing Automation ROI , several people mentioned that the benefits of Marketing Automation are not just increased sales. They are also increased efficiency. That made me think: aren’t benefits either cost savings, or increased revenue? Marketing Automation Increases Revenue. The key marketing performance indicators suggested by SiriusDecisions are all related to revenue: Marketing sourced pipeline. Investment-to-pipeline.

Inbound Marketing & Marketing Automation

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Lately, most vendors have added features to monitor anonymous traffic your site (the most recent announcements: Pardot , Marketo , Eloqua ). The Marketing Automation industry is evolving continuously. Many digital marketers are using marketing automation tools to automate lead nurturing. But if you want to expand your business, you also need to continuously add new leads to your database. Traditional lead sources are tradeshows or lead programs with magazines. Those are definitely useful, but the number of leads is low and the cost per lead is high. But it can quickly get expensive. 

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.

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.

Memories of Marketo Summit 2016

Captora

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?

Customer Experience Matrix

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.)

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.

Happy 10th Birthday, Marketo!

Modern B2B Marketing

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

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

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 Announces Japan Expansion

Modern B2B Marketing

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.

Infer Scores Now Available in Marketo Sales Insights

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We’re excited to share that Infer Scores are now integrated with Marketo Sales Insights to give more reps visibility into their best-fit prospects so they can close deals faster. Once Infer is configured with your Marketo instance, any administrator can edit the standard setup for Sales Insights. How to Use Infer Scores in Marketo Sales Insights. Click the Sales Insight option.

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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).

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.

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?

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.

Texts From Marketo: Starting Our Story From Page 1

Modern B2B Marketing

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.

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?