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Marketo Releases Marketo Lead Management 3.0

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additional profile is requested as a prospect moves through an interactive process); Native integration with Salesforce.com ; Web visitor profiling; and Automated duplicate lead removal. Marketo competes with products such as Eloqua , Silverpop Engage B2B (formerly Vtrenz), Marketbright and Manticore in the marketing automation / demand generation space. software suite.

Manticore Offers A Lower Cost Alternative For Online Lead Generation

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That is, it can generate outbound emails, build customized landing pages for email response, track behavior of Web site visitors, and execute multi-step lead nurturing campaigns with logical branching depending on prospect behavior. Both products integrate with salesforce.com (and Eloqua with several others). Otherwise, what Prospect Builder clearly does is maintain profiles of visitor behavior (emails received, Web pages viewed, etc.) But, still, this is perfectly reasonable stuff. Manticore itself is pretty interesting. It’s good to have a lower cost alternative

Demand Generation Vendor Traffic Rankings

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Note: after I posted this, it was pointed out to me that the bulk of traffic on several sites relates to customer log-ins rather than marketing prospects. don't know whether this particular nuance makes the Alexa rankings a less useful indicator of market presence, but it probably means the figures relate more to existing customers than prospects. Judging from the press releases on their Web site, this may be due to a new release last October that added Salesforce.com integration. Pardot and (perhaps) Genius.com look particularly strong. You can see that post here.

First Look at New Marketo Release

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Major themes were greater access to detailed information, more precise targeting, and tighter integration with Salesforce.com. 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. In Marketo, each campaign is a relatively small, self-contained sequence of steps that is triggered by a particular prospect need. release of his flagship product, scheduled for March 3.