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Does Your Sales Team Know How to Follow-Up on a Lead?

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The following data is from an insightful post on the Marketo blog by Michael Boyette of the Rapid Learning Institute: Why Sales Reps Don’t Follow-up on Good Leads. Nurture leads until they’re ready to turn over to sales is the sixth of 7 Truths about Sales and Marketing that CEOs need to know. Set sales straight—it’s a win win. For various reasons, sales often won’t accept the lead.

Is Account-Based Marketing the Holy Grail for Lead Generation Nirvana? [PowerOpinions Part 1]

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With ABM you fish with a spear (again, this is from Jon Miller, co-founder of Marketo and founder of Engagio.) According to a report by SiriusDecisions, 2015 State of Account-Based Marketing (ABM), more than 60 percent of companies plan to invest in technology for ABM to better align sales and marketing over the next twelve months. recently posed this question to fellow industry experts.

PowerOpinions: Making Lead Scoring a Success Part 2 [Expert Advice]

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recently read a quote by Jon Miller (Marketo founder and now the founder of the new company to watch called Engagio): "Demand generation [via marketing automation] is a highly efficient model for certain kinds (emphasis added) of businesses." Why did we ask? Because it has become clear that marketing automation is making it easier than ever to generate poor quality leads. Here's the problem.

Marketing Automation is Not Marketing Strategy

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Marketo, for example, sponsored a compelling study done by SiriusDecisions that explains the importance of a strong process in driving results when using marketing automation software. We are republishing this blog by Ruth Stevens (originally run January 29, 2014) because she hits the nail on the head about marketing automation. But it’s only a tool. It can’t develop value propositions.

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.

Internet Radio - Its Time Arrived Several Years Ago!

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That brings us to what the Sales Lead Management Association started 28 months ago in August of 2010 with its first interviews of Dan McDade of PointClear and Phil Fernandez of Marketo. Phil Fernandez of Marketo. James Obermayer, Executive Director and CEO of the Sales Lead Management Association and President of Sales Leakage Consulting is a regular guest blogger with ViewPoint. This is a result of a new study by Edison Research apparently sponsored by Pandora Media Inc. Spotify and TuneIn which surveyed more than 3,000 people age 12 and up about their online music consumption.

Wanna Win? Jump Up the Lead Quantity and Add Nurturing!

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Look into Optify (for agencies or small-to-medium companies), HubSpot, Marketo, eTrigue, Pardot, Velocify (formerly Leads360), Fision, NetSuite, Spark, etc. James Obermayer, Executive Director and CEO of the Sales Lead Management Association and President of Sales Leakage Consulting is a regular guest blogger with ViewPoint. It’s way ‘old-school’ to try and kick-start sales by dramatically jumping up sales lead quantity, and then rely on the sales channel to deal with it. What’s worse, sales will not incrementally increase in proportion to the marketing spend. It isn’t their fault.

Good Reads for B2B Sales - Sales Intelligence with Google

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Via Marketo Blog. Keeping up to date on the latest innovations and opinions in sales can be time-consuming, especially in the the digital space. Sales Sphere features relevant blog articles from PointClear''s online B2B sales circles. Tap CRM to Give Your Customers a Pleasant Surprise. Businesses should go deeper with data and create a competitive advantage, according to Bucholtz.

Good Reads for B2B Sales - Selling at Every Level

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Via Marketo B2B Marketing and Sales Blog. Keeping up to date on the latest innovations and opinions in sales can be time-consuming, especially in the the digital space. Sales Sphere features relevant blog articles from PointClear''s online B2B sales circles. Are You Paying Enough Attention To Your Sales Teams? Via Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network. Via Selling Power Blog.

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.

PowerViews with Craig Rosenberg: Growth Hacks & Consumerized B2B Software

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He cites the example of a marketing automation company to illustrate how important outbound initiatives are: “Jon Miller from Marketo is one of my favorite writers on lead development. The people we always talk about are the HubSpots and the Marketos and the Eloquas of the world who are driving leads. 2012 Trends: Social Marketing Gaining Real Traction & Growth Hacks. It’s funny.

Good Reads for B2B Marketing - Staple Yourself to a Lead

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Via Marketo. Online content in the sales and marketing industries is dynamic and constantly changing. The Marketing Sphere represents recent good reads from our digital circles about B2B marketing selected by PointClear colleagues. Staple Yourself to a Lead. Amy Guarino says marketers should follow along as a prospect journeys through the company’s various channels. Via BtoB Magazine.

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PowerViews with Christopher Hosford – CRM/Marketing Automation/Social Convergence

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On the marketing side, companies like Eloqua, Marketo, Pardot, Silverpop and HubSpot are adding features that are nudging them closer to the sales side. Today's PowerViews guest is Christopher Hosford. Christopher is an award-winning business writer and editor based in New York City. He is East Coast Bureau Chief for BtoB Magazine. Magazine, Multi-Housing News and Hospitality Design.

PowerViews with Chris Hosford – CRM/Marketing Automation/Social Convergence

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On the marketing side, companies like Eloqua, Marketo, Pardot, Silverpop and HubSpot are adding features that are nudging them closer to the sales side. Today's PowerViews guest is Christopher Hosford. Chris is an award-winning business writer and editor based in New York City. He is East Coast Bureau Chief for BtoB Magazine. Magazine, Multi-Housing News and Hospitality Design. Stay Tuned

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.

Is Your Web-based Content Driving Away Sales Leads

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source: Marketo ). Today's guest blogger, Reg Nordman, is the Managing Partner for Rocket Builders , a Vancouver based sales and marketing consultancy for high growth companies. He works with large and small companies such as, Asentus , Maximizer , Sophos , Microsoft Canada , and Research in Motion. source: Google ). 65% of C-Suite executives conduct six or more work-related searches daily.

Beyond Financials: VC & IPO Due Diligence on Sales & Marketing Metrics

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Lauren Carlson, an analyst at Marketing Automation Software Guide , recently wrote an article that looks at marketing automation vendors like Marketo and Eloqua who are considering IPOs, their recent venture capital funding, and the type of financial performance they may need to warrant shareholder valuations comparable to publicly-held SaaS companies. While Lauren provides 10-year financial data, I excerpted this column of the most recent fiscal year as it was fascinating to see all three companies reporting an identical 48% of revenue committed to sales and marketing expenses.

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.

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.

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 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.)

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

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

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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

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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.

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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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.