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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.

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 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.

Evangelizing a Content Marketing Program

and persistently evangelizing the practice of content. Content marketing is a popular practice right now, and. 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. All rights reserved. Introduction 4 II. Marriott, then 76.

Anatomy of a Blog Redesign – 10 Best Practices from Marketo

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Author: Jon Miller (@jonmiller) The Marketo Marketing Blog has long been one of Marketo’s most important and valuable marketing strategies. This post shares 10 best practices for blog design that we have incorporated into our new blog, and why. We started writing it in 2006 ( here’s the first post ) and have since published more than 950 articles.  The Old Design. Neat, huh?

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.

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.

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.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Trends for 2016 Edited by Tom Pick and Tony Karrer 25 Thought Leaders Weigh In 0 Executive Summary B2B marketing practices are in the midst of profound change, driven by three powerful trends: • Changing expectations of buyers: as Baby Boomers retire and Millennials move into and up within the ranks of B2B enterprises, buying. the workforce around social business best practices.

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.

Best Practices for Mobile SEO

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Best Practices for Mobile SEO was posted at Marketo Marketing Blog - Best Practices and Thought Leadership. | [link]. Author: Hassan Bawab Over the next five years, the mobile marketing boom will generate a stunning $400 billion return, according to a report by the  Mobile Marketing Association (MMB). In 2013 there were 1.4 Content Optimization: Keywords and Key Word Phrases.

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.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Trends for 2016 Edited by Tom Pick and Tony Karrer 25 Thought Leaders Weigh In 0 Executive Summary B2B marketing practices are in the midst of profound change, driven by three powerful trends: • Changing expectations of buyers: as Baby Boomers retire and Millennials move into and up within the ranks of B2B enterprises, buying. the workforce around social business best practices.

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.

[Ebook] 3 Best Practices for Your Mobile Marketing Strategy

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Download our ebook on  Best Practices for Mobile Marketing: How to Acquire, Engage, and Retain Users. Author: Ashika Balani With rapidly evolving digital marketing and the proliferation of devices, marketers are faced with the challenge of staying ahead, or simply keeping up, when it comes to capturing and keeping their audience’s attention. How can they do it? In fact, in the U.S.

The Economist & Marketo: Figuring Out The Next Era of Marketing

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To help provide a few guideposts, Marketo and the Economist Intelligence Unit have teamed up to see if we can jointly help marketers everywhere navigate this new era.  We have talked to some of the brightest minds in marketing around the globe, surveying marketers at companies of all sizes and shapes. Author: Sanjay Dholakia “What a long, strange trip it has been…”. Well, maybe a little.

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

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Author: Johnny Cheng Marketers are always striving to deliver “best practice” marketing—marketing based on tested, tried-and-true data. 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.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Trends for 2016 Edited by Tom Pick and Tony Karrer 25 Thought Leaders Weigh In 0 Executive Summary B2B marketing practices are in the midst of profound change, driven by three powerful trends: • Changing expectations of buyers: as Baby Boomers retire and Millennials move into and up within the ranks of B2B enterprises, buying. the workforce around social business best practices.

Introducing Marketo’s Email Lookbook for Spring/Summer 2014

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Abandoned Cart Emails Best Practices. Introducing Marketo’s Email Lookbook for Spring/Summer 2014 was posted at Marketo Marketing Blog - Best Practices and Thought Leadership. | [link]. Author: Dayna Rothman A really good email is often the difference between a click-through and a direct route into the spam folder. Today’s consumers have a lot of expectations.

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. If it’s not, they probably have developed a mean set of webinar best practices.

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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.

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

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B2B Marketing Campaign Measurement Demand Generation Lead Management Lead Nurturing Marketing Automation lead scoring lead scoring best practices lead scoring mistakes lead scoring schema lead scoring tips Marketo best practices marketo consultants Marketo lead scoring Marketo partner No separate scores for behavioral and demographic values.

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’s Marketing Nation Summit Wrap-Up: Practical Innovation, Being Human, and Going Beyond the Keyword

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Author: Dayna Rothman This year’s Marketo Marketing Nation Summit was a complete whirlwind. And if you missed our day two recap, check out Live from Marketo’s Marketing Nation Summit: Chair Potatoes, Empathy Hacks, and Innovation in the Nation. He is Marketo’s Digital Marketing Evangelist and can always be counted on for a humorous and very lively performance. Winner: Acquia.

Marketo Data Tells Us: What Is the Top Conversion Rate by Channel?

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It’s me, Johnny, with your next blog from the Marketo Institute! The chart below represents average conversion rate (from lead to opportunity) by acquisition channel across all Marketo customers. And as we’ll see in an upcoming Marketo Institute blog, emails and nurture both have amazing ROI for multi-touch attribution after you’ve acquired the lead. Takeaway? Not sure?

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

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Marketo Data Tells Us: What’s the Truth Behind the Two Biggest Email Volume Myths? was posted at Marketo Marketing Blog - Best Practices and Thought Leadership. | [link] The post Marketo Data Tells Us: What’s the Truth Behind the Two Biggest Email Volume Myths? appeared first on Marketo Marketing Blog - Best Practices and Thought Leadership. Email Myth #1.

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

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know I sound like a broken record, but despite its proven success at Marketo and beyond, there are still plenty of email marketers that don’t realize the potential of trigger emails. Marketo Data Tells Us: Which Industry Has the Best Email Performance? appeared first on Marketo Marketing Blog - Best Practices and Thought Leadership. Refresher on Email Types.

5 Reasons to Gate Lead Nurturing Content

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B2B Marketing Campaign Strategy Content marketing email marketing Landing Pages Lead Management Lead Nurturing Marketing Automation b2b demand generation b2b lead generation lead nurturing best practices lead nurturing tips Marketo best practices Marketo partner marketo tips Why is that necessary when we already know who these people are? Here’s why: 1.

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?

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

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The Golden Ratio proves two fundamental theories, first of which every marketer probably practices, and the other that’s not so intuitive. Marketo Data Tells Us: What Can Marketers Learn from the Golden Ratio? was posted at Marketo Marketing Blog - Best Practices and Thought Leadership. | [link] The post Marketo Data Tells Us: What Can Marketers Learn from the Golden Ratio?

“Linking” Digital Advertising Seamlessly Across All Channels: Marketo and LinkedIn

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Author: Chandar Pattabhiram We’re just about to kick-off Day 3—the final day—of the Marketo Marketing Nation™ Summit 2015. By utilizing Marketo’s integration with LinkedIn’s Lead Accelerator, marketers can now tell a story in a personal and consistent way across channels as the customer or prospect continues to embark on a relationship with a brand. It’s been a great event so far.

Marketo’s Take on Salesforce.com’s ExactTarget Acquisition

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Many of our customers, prospective customers and business partners may be wondering what this move means for Marketo, since we are a leader in the marketing software space and so many salesforce.com customers also choose Marketo as their marketing automation platform. Author: Phil Fernandez Today, Salesforce.com announced plans to buy ExactTarget. Where marketing is going.

HBR and Marketo Team Up: The Marketing Org for the Digital Age

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That is why Marketo has teamed up with Harvard Business Review Analytic Services to try and figure out this multi-headed monster. Author: Sanjay Dholakia Regardless of your company size or your role, as marketers, each of us wrestles with how to best set up our marketing organizations, and how we fit into the bigger picture. It is a challenge. Small, nimble teams? Scrums? Recurring symptoms.

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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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