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First Look at New Marketo Release

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I’m going to diverge just slightly from my current obsession with usability to talk about a conversation I had today with Marketo President and CEO Phil Fernandez, who previewed the 3.0 In Fernandez’ view, this reflects a fundamental philosophical difference from his competitors: Marketo sees marketing as reacting to prospect-initiated behaviors, not executing company-driven interaction paths. Although I actually think that quite a few demand generation vendors share the Marketo philosophy, it’s still helpful to hear the distinction made clearly.

Marketo Releases Marketo Lead Management 3.0

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Marketing automation software vendor Marketo today announced the launch of its Marketo Lead Management 3.0 Marketo competes with products such as Eloqua , Silverpop Engage B2B (formerly Vtrenz), Marketbright and Manticore in the marketing automation / demand generation space. tags: marketing automation software, Marketo Lead Management 3.0, software suite.

Ranking the Demand Generation Vendors by Popularity (Yes, Life Really Is Just Like High School)

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So far the original list of Eloqua , Vtrenz , Marketo , Manticore Technology and Market2Lead has proven a good set of choices. One wrinkle is that Vtrenz is owned by Silverpop , so Silverpop.com presumably siphons off a great deal of traffic from Vtrenz.com. On the other hand, Silverpop is a major email service provider in its own right, so a large share of the Silverpop.com traffic probably has nothing to do with Vtrenz. Vtrenz is clearly a major vendor, so nothing is at stake here except bragging rights. Yet there are so many more vendors I could add.

New Guide is Ready

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A proper e-commerce site will be available shortly, but if anyone really can't wait, the salient details are: - 150+ point comparison matrix and detailed tables on: Eloqua, Manticore, Marketo, Market2Lead and Vtrenz, based on extensive vendor interviews and demonstrations - price: $595 for single copy, $995 for one-year subscription (provides access to updates as these are made--I expect to add more vendors and update entries on current ones). - I've been distracted this week by an unrelated client deadline, but the new Raab Guide to Demand Generation Systems is indeed complete.

Demand Generation Vendor Traffic Rankings

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But Eloqua , Silverpop and Marketo remain industry leaders. The leaders among demand generation systems are still Eloqua , Silverpop and Marketo. Summary: Based on Web traffic rankings, new demand generation vendors with low prices are gaining market presence. Pardot and (perhaps) Genius.com look particularly strong. Last November, after much consideration of alternatives , I settled on Alexa three-month Web traffic rankings as a reasonable way to measure the relative market presence of demand generation vendors. You can see that post here. Results are in the following table.

Low Cost Systems for Demand Generation

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My new obsession with Twitter (follow me as @draab) has led to several messages from people who seemed to have trouble choosing between Eloqua and Marketo. This is a bit perplexing, since those products are at the opposite ends of the spectrum: Marketo being relatively low cost / limited functionality / easier to learn, and Eloqua being higher cost / richer functionality / takes more training. I do recognize that they are the best known vendors in the space (with apologies to Vtrenz , whose identity is somewhat blurred since its purchase by Silverpop ). Just kidding.or

How Demand Generation Systems Handle Company Data: Diving into the Details

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Here are the questions I asked, with summaries of answers from the five vendors in the current Raab Guide ( Eloqua , Manticore Technology , Market2Lead , Marketo , Vtrenz ) plus two I’ll be adding shortly ( Marketbright and Neolane.) Question Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2 Lead Marketo Vtrenz Market bright Neolane Is there a distinct company table linked in a one-to-many relationship with individual records? Apparently some Marketo clients really wanted to do this, while others were firmly opposed. Yesterday the final answer trickled in.

LucidEra Takes a Shot at On-Demand Analytics

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The question here is whether most demand generation systems ( Eloqua , Vtrenz , Marketo , Market2Lead , Manticore , etc.) I’ve now carefully reviewed my notes on this topic, and can tell you that Marketo and Market2Lead currently have this capability, while the other vendors I’ve listed should have it before the end of the year. Back in March, I wrote a fairly dismissive post about on-demand business intelligence systems. I still think that’s the case, but did revisit the topic recently in a conversation with Ken Rudin, CEO of on-demand business analytics vendor Lucid Era.

Demand Generation Implementation Survey - Background Results

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nbr responses vendor 8 Marketo 6 Eloqua 3 Genius.com 3 LoopFuse 3 Pardot 2 Market2Lead 2 Treehouse Interactive 1 eTrigue 1 Vtrenz (Silverpop) 7 No Response 36 Another intriguing bit of contextual information is the deployment date of the systems. I've been having a dandy time analyzing the results of my Demand Generation Implementation Survey. Responses are still coming in but I thought I'd at least post some preliminary results to whet your appetite. Hopefully I'll be able to post a more substantive analysis tonight or tomorrow. This introduces yet another source of sample bias.

Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market

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I would put the lead management automation crop here: Eloqua, Loopfuse, Manticore Technologies, Market2Lead, Marketo, and Vtrenz. 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 Lead Management Market Heats Up

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Most recently, Marketo just announced their lead management solution. 4) “Pure play” lead management – this group is lead by Eloqua , but there are a LOT of firms throwing their hat into this ring including Vtrenz, Hubspot, Manticore, Market2Lead, Marketo, LoopFuse, einsof, iHance, Precience, among many others. I work for a company called Pardot, which offers a service similar to Marketo. While honored, I also find reviewing these solutions confusing because there is a lot of variation in the product presentations and overlap between categories. Here’s the problem.