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Eloqua Experience 2010

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Eloqua is also taking a lesson from Salesforce.com’s playbook by making it easier to extend Eloqua with 3rd party applications. Another new product is Eloqua Discover for Salesforce.com. This is available from within Salesforce.com, and it is a native Force.com application available from the AppExchange. Eloqua Discover for Salesforce.com (click to enlarge).

Why Are Marketing Automation Managers So Hard to Find?

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Sales Force Automation software (primarily Salesforce.com). Even though some vendors have been around for almost 10 years, Marketing Automation is still relatively new. According to Forrester, only  2-5% of B2B firms have invested in full-featured Marketing Automation. But that percentage is rapidly growing. Increasingly, B2B companies realize that Marketing Automation software requires skilled operators. But – if you decide to hire a Marketing Automation manager – what should you look for, and where do you find them? But that’s for web analysts. Email Marketing.

7 Reasons Why Oracle's Market2Lead Acquisition Makes a Lot of Sense

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Everybody expected Salesforce.com to make a first move, but Oracle surprised us here :- ). Oracle has just acquired Market2Lead , one of the early Marketing Automation vendors. There has been a lot of talk in the industry about possible consolidation, such as vendors going out of business, becoming irrelevant or being acquired. This is the first transaction involving a major software vendor, so it deserves some notice. People asked my opinion on this acquisition. Overall, I think this is great news, for 7 reasons: 1. Market2Lead Probably Got A Good Deal. The Market Needs Consolidation.

Sales 2.0: Marketing Automation & Salesforce Chatter

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This morning we saw a demo of Salesforce.com Chatter , a collaboration tools integrated with Salesforce.com. Think Facebook built into Salesforce.com: it looks just like the Facebook timeline, but it is built around your sales processes. Salesforce.com Chatter Screenshot. chatter lead tracking sales and marketing alignment salesforce.com.Be Creative With Alerts.

Hubspot Review

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These editions also make it possible to integrate with Salesforce.com and – through partners – with other CRM systems. UPDATED REVIEW: My earlier review of HubSpot’s Inbound Marketing software was more than 1 year old and the software has evolved a lot: time for an update! I see two clearly distinct target groups for HubSpot: Small business owners. Small Businesses.

Drip Campaigns: Tips From Marketing Automation Monday

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Another company was saving those replies straight into Salesforce.com. Some used customizations of Salesforce.com, others add-on products from their Marketing Automation vendors, one company was using a Business Intelligence tool, and yet others developed a custom solution. Almost 30 people showed up for the first two Marketing Automation Monday meetups in San Francisco and Palo Alto. The topics for these meetings was drip campaigns and lead nurturing. Lots of good ideas and best practices were exchanged, and I wanted to give you a quick summary in this blog post.

Best CRM for Marketing Automation: Salesforce.com, Microsoft or Oracle?

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If you look at Marketing Automation systems, the best supported CRM system is Salesforce.com. By the way: tomorrow I’m presenting a webinar with SalesFUSION, a Marketing Automation vendor that focuses heavily on Microsoft Dynamics CRM (but also supports Salesforce.com, of course). Tags: CRM marketing automation microsoft dynamics CRM Oracle CRM On Demand salesforce.com.

Review of FormAssembly Form Builder

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However, in a previous post I wrote about a project in which I’m replacing a full-blown Marketing Automation system with tools that add on to Salesforce.com. You can submit straight into Salesforce.com, but it supports only limited deduplication: based on email address it can overwrite all other fields. Salesforce.com integration complexity. Advanced Features. Conclusion.

ActiveConversion Review - SMB Lead Management

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Salesforce.com integration. ActiveConversion also integrates with Salesforce.com , although using Salesforce is not a requirement. Typically, new leads are assigned to sales person before they are copied to Salesforce.com: the assignment rules are flexible. The visitor activity is also exported to Salesforce.com and shown in the lead record (see screen shot). Conclusion.

Social Media & Marketing Automation

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Around the same time I got an email announcing Marketo’s Chatter for Sales Insight , integrating sales notifications in the Facebook-like interface of Salesforce.com Chatter. This week there was a discussion about Social Media and Marketing Automation in the LinkedIn Group of the Marketing Automation Association. asked myself: Does Marketing Automation Get Social? How useful is this?

How Are CRM and Marketing Automation Different?

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For CRM, I focused on Salesforce.com. Luckily, all Marketing Automation systems can be connected to Salesforce.com and often also to other CRM systems. In a earlier post I wrote about an project to use Salesforce.com instead of a Marketing Automation system : the conclusion was that you need a whole range of add-ons to make it work, sort-of. Tags: Demand Generation Sales Force Automation b2b marketing crm marketing automation salesforce.com.Last week I presented a session at Silverpop’s B2B Marketing University in Atlanta. Strong Features of CRM. Forecasting.

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!

Abandon Your Marketing Automation System!?

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The plan is to go back to using only Salesforce.com with some cheap add-on tools for email, form submission and data quality. However, when I started looking into Salesforce.com and the wide variety of add-ons, I was less convinced. The Salesforce.com database has some big issues (e.g. Email marketing that integrates with Salesforce.com is provided by many vendors, like VerticalResponse , Boomerang , ExactTarget , Genius , Lyris and more. You can create reports and dashboards in Salesforce.com to provide analytics. Background. What is easy to replace?

B2B Marketing University: What Do You Want to Learn About?

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years ago Salesforce.com was tiny compared to Siebel. There has been quite a bit of change in B2B marketing over the past couple of years. Buyers have moved online, which has had a major impact on the buying process. Prospects now have instant access to much more information, so marketing’s involvement reaches much further down the sales cycle: they need to nurture prospects with relevant content until they are sales-ready. Sales people are still very important, but they can focus on facilitating the buying process rather than distributing information. Enter Silverpop.

Measure Your ROI on Social Media Leads

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It provides end-to-end tracking to see associated opportunities and revenue (pulled from Salesforce.com). On Tuesday Genius.com announced the Genius URL Shortener (GURL), which makes it easier to measure the results of social media campaigns. At first I thought: “what’s new about that?&# , and Marketo wrote a post on an alternative way to create tracking links. But when I read Ardath Albee’s post about the Genius URL Shortener I really got it: GURLs are cool! Lead Source Measurement Needs Improvement. Tracking where a visitor comes from is not a new technique.

Salesforce.com to acquire ExactTarget

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June 4/2013 It was announced this morning that Salesforce.com has reached an agreement to acquire ExactTarget. Salesforce.com is expanding their Marketing Cloud offering. ” With their close relationship with Salesforce.com, it was considered a likely acquisition. The post Salesforce.com to acquire ExactTarget appeared first on Fearless Competitor.

Breaking: Salesforce.com Announces the Marketing Cloud. So What is It?

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The “marketing cloud”, which salesforce.com has hinted at for a while, was announced today at Dreamforce ’12. Marketers who use both Eloqua and salesforce.com will be able to enjoy an enhanced version of the social marketing cloud. Breaking: Salesforce.com Announces the Marketing Cloud. Digital Marketing b2b marketing Buddy Media CMO Eloqua Marc Benioff marketing automation Marketing Cloud Radian6 salesforce.com social marketing cloud social media marketingby Jesse Noyes | Tweet this The long-whispered rumors are finally confirmed. So what is the “marketing cloud?”.

SalesForce.com Acquires ExactTarget

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The impact of the convergence of these technologies continues to grow, made evident today by the acquisition of ExactTarget by SalesForce.com. As companies move beyond marketing automation as a standalone product and into a more integrated solution, I expect SalesForce.com''s entry into this space to shine a huge spotlight on the integration issue. That was yesterday. Be awesome.

Godzilla vs. King Kong aka Hubspot vs. Salesforce.com

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This announcement puts them squarely into battle with one of the toughest firms on Earth, Salesforce.com. contact-form] Filed under: CRM , Hubspot , Salesforce.com. CRM Hubspot Salesforce.com At their recent Inbound Marketing conference, Hubspot announced the release of their first Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform. Godzilla vs. King Kong.

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

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Author: Phil Fernandez Today, Salesforce.com announced plans to buy ExactTarget. 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. Where marketing is going.

The Importance of Attitude – great article at Salesforce.com or Find New Customers

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The Importance of Attitude is a great article that published on the Salesforce.com blog yesterday. You can read it there or on the Salesforce.com blog. When you do a post for a company like Salesforce.com, always include a Resource Page with your information and ask the publisher to share it, as it is great publicity for your company. About the Author.

Tomorrow People Leaves Salesforce.com in Favour of Workbooks CRM

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Tomorrow People has selected British Cloud CRM provider Workbooks.com to replace its Salesforce.com CRM system after two years of using the Salesforce Professional Edition. Alistair Norman, Marketing Director at Tomorrow People commented, “Workbooks is not only far more cost-effective than Salesforce.com, it is also more intuitive for our users and much easier for us to customise.

The Pond Just Got More Crowded: Google, Salesforce.com and Sequoia Invest in HubSpot

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Summary: HubSpot announced a $32 million investment yesterday by Sequoia Partners, Google and Salesforce.com. Salesforce.com and Google announced their long-anticipated entry into the marketing automation industry, in the baby-step form of investments in HubSpot. But if Salesforce.com likes what it sees, who knows where that will lead? intended to extend Google’s own business).

Salesforce.com Webinar Invitation Gets It Right

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There are many things that work well in the Webinar invitation below from Salesforce.com, but one of my favorite elements is the smallest: the link at the top left corner that reads: “View on a PDA.” Click and you’re linked to a hosted, plain text, narrow-column version of the same message. In a [.].

Salesforce.com Announces Site.com Web Site Management: Will Marketing Automation Features Follow?

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Salesforce.com yesterday announced the launch of Site.com , an enterprise-class Web site management system. The news didn’t seem to get much attention, perhaps because Salesforce.com itself pretty much buried it. But Salesforce.com VP of Product Management Anshu Sharma did post a detailed explanation of the rationale on a Salesforce.com blog. That’s the first Salesforce.com reference I can find to a “digital marketing platform”. crm salesforce.com industry consolidation Web content management marketing automation industryHere’s a piece from 2009.)

4 B2B Insights from Salesforce.com’s Acquisition of Radian6

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Today Salesforce.com announced the acquisition of Radian6. Salesforce.com is an evolution from standalone versions to a web-hosted, company-wide platform that can integrate with other company systems. The addition of Radian6 to the suite of Salesforce.com tools (even though the companies will still run separately) creates awareness among salespeople that company or industry mentions found through social media monitoring can be considered trackable events in their CRM tools. 2. Communications Marketing Monitoring radian6 sales cycle sales funnel Salesforce.com

Good-bye Salesforce.com. Hello Nimble.com.

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Dear Jeff, We have received your request to cancel, upon your contract end date of 7/30/2012, your salesforce.com subscription. Sincerely, Salesforce.com Billing. I’m a longtime user of Salesforce.com. I’ve implemented it many time in my companies and I use it at the sales lead generation company Find New Customers. Feel free to reply to this email.

Dreamforce 2011: Salesforce.com Will Leave Marketing Automation Alone. But Revenue Performance Management Might Be Another Story.

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I spent most of this week at Salesforce.com ’s Dreamforce conference. So I wouldn’t be surprised to see Salesforce encourage third party developers to build marketing automation systems using Salesforce's Force.com and Heroku platforms and Database.com database, or to see them encourage existing vendors to migrate to the Salesforce.com infrastructure. salesforce.com dreamforce revenue performance management enterprise software b2b marketing automationPeer pressure worked, and there I was. Oh dear, I do sound pretty crotchety, don’t I? As a $2.1 Or maybe I'm being naive.

Is Salesforce.com a Player in Marketing Automation Software?

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Salesforce.com is the cloud computing darling of customer relationship management (CRM) software. So, where does Salesforce.com stand as a marketing automation solution? Up front, Salesforce.com will garner appeal because the marketing app is bundled with the Sales Cloud 2 product. So, when should Salesforce.com make your marketing automation software shortlist?

Intuit / Salesforce.com Alliance Is No April Fool's Joke

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Am I the only one who missed the April 1 announcement of a strategic alliance between Salesforce.com and Intuit ? Given our industry's endless nattering about whether Salesforce.com will move into marketing automation, this should have attracted more attention (or, at least, enough attention that I would hear about it sooner than I did). In case you too missed the news, it comes down to this: Salesforce.com will be available on Intuit’s App Center and be deployed so that the Intuit and Salesforce.com databases are synchronized. billion for Salesforce.com vs. $16.5

Open Lounge: Day One Inspires at Dreamforce

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Why Change Management Comes into Play in B2B Marketing

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This week is Dreamforce14 , the Salesforce.com mega-event that takes over half of San Francisco. revisited a recent ANNUITAS eBook, Change Management – Staying Relevant, Productive and Sane in the Changing Landscape of Demand Generation, co-produced with Mathew Sweezey from Salesforce.com and pulled out two big barriers to change: Lack of Leadership: Change needs to come from the top, and be demonstrated by example. Blog Buyer''s Journey Change Management Dreamforce Mathew Sweezy Salesforce.com There’s no better time to be a B2B marketer – we know that.

Oracle Buys Eloqua: Winners and Losers for B2B Marketing Automation

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Oracle may also be gaining a more sophisticated “cloud native” platform, since other Oracle products grew largely from on-premise roots.** So that’s all fine, but what industry observers really want to know is how Salesforce.com will react. Okay, now we can talk about Salesforce.com. demand generation systems salesforce.com marketo eloqua marketing automation industry oracle

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Dreamforce 2011: Salesforce.com Talks Platforms #DF11

It's All About Revenue

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this This is the moment most of the people that flock to Dreamforce each year can’t wait for: salesforce.com’s CEO and Chairman Marc Benioff ‘s keynote addresses. But it was also about Salesforce.com’s investments as it pushes deeper into enterprise operations market. In his second keynote, he did it again. million round for the startup.

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My online influencer research and engagement process

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Content Marketing Influencer Marketing Internet Marketing Social Media Marketing 37signals American Broadcasting Company Arthur Ashe Courage Award Author Autopilot basecamp British Summer Time Customer relationship management Facebook Facebook features Google Google Search Highrise linkedin Salesforce.com twitter YouTubeAt least, right now, it’s a one man band. Really big. Got it?

Content Selling: How Sales Can Better Leverage Marketing Content

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Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Daniel Chalef, CEO of KnowledgeTree , developers of an intriguing new solution, built for both Salesforce.com and mobile (iOS), that enables sales teams to instantly find, surface, and present the ideal content in any selling situation. telesales Content marketing content selling daniel chalef knowledgetree salesforce.com sirius decisions

Review: An Admin’s Take on Salesforce.com Spring ’14

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’ With Spring ’14, salesforce.com has yet again dazzled us with a fantastic new release of salesforce1 mobile, platform, connected and social communities. The post Review: An Admin’s Take on Salesforce.com Spring ’14 appeared first on Fathom. Sales & Marketing Alignment Sales Operations CRM Salesforce.com The word on the street is ‘salesforce1!’ What I like about this release is that Salesforce is recognizing that connectivity for the sake of connectivity is not enough. With Spring ’14, we don’t need to ask.

Salesforce.com and Oracle Buy Social Marketing Systems: Not the End of Marketing As We Know It

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Salesforce.com yesterday announced agreement to buy social media publishing vendor Buddy Media for $689 million, thereby adding another big fluffy piece to its “marketing cloud”. Just for symmetry, it’s worth pointing out that Salesforce.com acquired its own social monitoring system, Radian6 , in March 2011. Salesforce.com is another story. But Salesforce.com could close those gaps by gradually extending its existing products. This might actually be easier than acquiring a separate marketing automation system and shoe horning it into other Salesforce.com components.

8 Key Business Takeaways From Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer

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Expected to draw a whopping 135,000 attendees, the Salesforce.com annual annual event is focused on cloud, mobile, social, and connectivity. Marketing Efficiency #DF13 Compendium Content Marketing Dreamforce 2013 Dreamforce takeaways employees empowerment leadership Marc Benioff Marissa Mayer marketing takeaways mobile prioritization salesforce.com usability Yahoo

Salesforce “State of Marketing” Report: Better Happy Than Good

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B2B Marketing Campaign Measurement Campaign Planning Demand Generation Market Research Marketing Technology Social Media Social PPC b2b marketing trends marketing measurement marketing metrics marketing performance marketing ROI marketing technology marketing trends martech salesforce.com state of marketingYou can download a copy of the report here (registration required.).

Salesforce.com Simple Stage Definitions Driven by Prospect/Client Commitment

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We recently streamlined the stage definitions of our Salesforce.com Opportunity funnel to eliminate any ambiguity across our client services, sales development, business development and inbound marketing teams. The post Salesforce.com Simple Stage Definitions Driven by Prospect/Client Commitment appeared first on Fathom. Find out  how Fathom defines lead stages [Free PDF].

A Marketing Automation Evangelist and Change Management

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ANNUITAS: What does the Marketing Automation Evangelist at Salesforce.com do on a daily basis?  Mathew Sweezey:  My role at Salesforce.com entails spearheading primary research efforts, writing up the analysis, and then translating that back to our audience with what can be learned from it. What is your strategic focus? ANNUITAS: Why did you decide to write about change management?

20 Experts, 1 Awesome Resource: The Social Media ProBook

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by Joe Chernov | Tweet this You may have noticed that over the past month or so, several influential social media professionals changed their profile pictures to funky avatars of themselves.  Edelman’s David Armano went so far as to name his digital persona Vector David (I didn’t have the heart to point out his digital doppelganger’s unfortunate initials). That project goes live now. Right now.