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Market2Lead User Interface: Attention to Detail Pays Off

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Market2Lead's revised user interface has plenty of refined details. I saw a demonstration of Market2Lead ’s new user interface last December, and they released it in February. One objective metric is mouse clicks: Market2Lead reports these were reduced by 300%.

My List of Demand Generation Vendors, and Who They Sell To

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One of the audience members at the B2B Marketing University in Boston asked about demand generation systems for small businesses, and how to distinguish among the vendors in general. My brief answer was that the biggest difference was less functionality than the target markets the different vendors pursue. This has more to do with the degree of personal selling (and after-sale service) than anything else. I also promised a blog post on the topic. Here it is.

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What is Market2Lead? - Marketing Automation Who’s Who

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Our customers, prospects and B2B Lead followers often ask us about marketing automation. Since ReachForce targeted role-based leads are fed into many of these solutions we decided to give each of them an opportunity to explain their key benefits and features in their own words. Thanks to Kevin Joyce

Freelance Marketing Automation Consultant

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I 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.

Top-10 Demand Generation Vendor Blogs

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Market2Lead Marketing Automation and Lead Management blog. The Market2Lead blog got a boost when Kevin Joyce joined the company. Tags: Demand Generation activeconversion eloqua genius.com hubspot market2lead marketbright marketo pardot reachforce readycontacts silverpop In my previous post I listed the Top-10 Demand Generation blog by marketers and consultants. Today I’ve put together a list of vendor blogs.

Demand Generation Usability Scores - Part 3

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Explicitly direct leads from one campaign to another Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B 1 1 1 1 0.5 Linear campaigns embedded in larger campaign flows Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 Integrated a/b testing. In the case of Market2Lead, this entry also encompasses an ability for rules to select entirely different assets at the same point in a campaign flow.

Demand Generation Usability Scores - Part 2

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Build a campaign as a list of stages Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 Build linear campaigns outside of a larger campaign structure. Build linear campaigns outside of a larger campaign structure Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Define campaign schedules only at the campaign level, not for individual steps.

Demand Generation Usability Scores - Part 1

Customer Experience Matrix

Select marketing assets from shared libraries Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Text search for assets. Text search for assets Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Share marketing assets across campaigns. Live templates for asset frames Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B 1 1 1 0 1 1.5

Demand Generation Vendor Traffic Rankings

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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. But Eloqua , Silverpop and Marketo remain industry leaders. 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.

Getting Closer to My Usability Ratings

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But I also knew that some of the vendors focused on complex programs ( Market2Lead , Marketbright and arguably Silverpop/Vtrenz ) embed similar-looking list-style campaigns within a larger flow logic. Marketbright and the new Market2Lead interface use an actual flow chart; Silverpop/Vtrenz uses non-visual rules. If you suspected that my last two blog posts were a way to avoid writing a post that ranks vendors on usability, you’re probably right.

B2B Marketing University: For Now, Marketing Automation and CRM Are Still Separate

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by Market2Lead CMO Kevin Joyce for a good statement of the separatist position.) Summary: Marketing automation and CRM systems may eventually converge, but for now marketers need help explaining why they need a system of their own. I hugely enjoyed yesterday’s Boston session of the Silverpop -sponsored B2B Marketing University. You can catch another session in Atlanta next week and in Seattle on December 1.)

Demand Generation Implementation Survey - Background Results

Customer Experience Matrix

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. In any case, the ten deployments in the first four months of 2009 (or 12 if you count the two future dates) and 12 in 2008 highlights the newness and fast growth of the demand generation industry.

Low Cost Systems for Demand Generation

Customer Experience Matrix

I did publish a real review in July 2009.] My own consideration set also includes Marketbright , Market2Lead , MarketingGenius , LeadLife , LoopFuse , LeadGenesys , , eTrigue and SalesFusion360 , although I haven't looked at all of those in detail. 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.

BANT - It's Not Always The Lead Score

Smashmouth Marketing

I woke up this morning to these three tweets relating to @nivenor1 's recent market2lead blog post titled: The SCOTSMAN vs. BANT for Effective Lead Management nivenor1 : New post about BANT vs. The SCOTSMAN on our blog [link] , now its off to Guatemala for 10 days!

Multi-Step Campaign Interfaces: A Quick Vendor Survey

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flow list Act-On Software x ActiveConversion x Eloqua x Infusionsoft x LeadLife x LoopFuse x Manticore Technology x Market2Lead (1) x Marketbright (1) x Marketo x Neolane x OfficeAutoPilot x Pardot x Silverpop Engage B2B x Treehouse Interactive x True Influence x (1) embeds simple list- based campaign in a larger flow chart. If you read this blog regularly (and who doesn't?), you know that I see a lot of demand generation systems.

BANT - It's Not Always The Lead Score

Smashmouth Marketing

I woke up this morning to these three tweets relating to @nivenor1 's recent market2lead blog post titled: The SCOTSMAN vs. BANT for Effective Lead Management. nivenor1 : New post about BANT vs. The SCOTSMAN on our blog [link] , now its off to Guatemala for 10 days! Ahhhhh. brianjcarroll : Read post by @nivenor1 : SCOTSMAN vs. BANT for Effective Lead Management asserts "BANT" isn't enough. Do you agree? link]. mark3803 : @brianjcarroll BANT is so sales 1.0 - Sales 2.0

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.) Market2Lead and Marketbright also use the company data and links imported from Salesforce.com. Back in early January I posted a discussion on treatment of Company-Level Data in Demand Generation Systems.

Demand Generation Usability Scores - Part 4

Customer Experience Matrix

Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B complex 11 8.5 Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B Marketing Channels Beyond Email and System-generated Web Pages 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 dealer / channel management (register and co-promote with channel partners) 1 0 0 0.5 I spent a good part of yesterday talking with demand generation vendors about the usability scores I've been publishing all week.

First Look at New Marketo Release

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Products including Silverpop Engage B2B (formerly Vtrenz), Market2Lead and Marketbright also let marketers set up small, sequential campaigns and embed them in selection framework. 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 release of his flagship product, scheduled for March 3. The changes that Fernandez described seemed good but subtle.

B2B Social Media Strategy - Best of B2B Marketing Zone

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

October 2009. A B2B social media success story - grow - Practical Marketing Solutions , October 18, 2009. Top 10 Lessons Small Businesses Can Takeaway from Smart Content Marketers - Content Marketing Today , October 23, 2009. Best of 2009 (So Far): AdWords Tips and Tactics, Part 1 - WebMarketCentral , October 7, 2009. B2B Marketers: Navigating the Tweet Approval Maze - B2B Marketing Savvy , October 29, 2009. B2B Web Strategy , October 28, 2009.

Social Media - Twitter - Measurement - Sales - Best of B2B Marketing Zone

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

July 2009. Clarity - B2B Marketing Savvy , July 28, 2009. Lessons on Using LinkedIn for Lead Generation - B2B Lead Generation Blog , July 29, 2009. Buzz Marketing for Technology , July 23, 2009. Genius is Bringing GURLs to the Social Party - Marketing Interactions , July 28, 2009. BtoB Content Marketing: Six Places to Find Hidden Content Gems - Savvy B2B Marketing , July 27, 2009. Buzz Marketing for Technology , July 30, 2009. July 23, 2009.

Twitter - Content - Lead Nurturing - Best of B2B Marketing

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

August 2009. Twitter Analytics: Five Practical, Lesser Known Free Tools for B2B Professionals - B2B Marketing Savvy , August 31, 2009. How B2Bs can Improve SEO by Avoiding Duplicate Content - Modern B2B Marketing , August 18, 2009. 8 Tips for generating high quality leads that sales people love - B2B Lead Generation Blog , August 13, 2009. 20 Formats to Consider - Savvy B2B Marketing , August 26, 2009. Tsunami - B2B Marketing Savvy , August 17, 2009.

Marketing Automation System Trends: What We Found in the Raab Guide

Customer Experience Matrix

I’m pleased to report that the 2010 edition of the Raab Guide to Demand Generation Systems is officially available today, with updated entries on all vendors (alphabetically: Eloqua , Manticore Technology , Market2Lead , Marketbright , Marketo , Neolane and Silverpop Engage B2B ). Market2Lead, Manticore Technology and Silverpop all introduced major interface upgrades. So much for 2009.

Top 40 B2B Marketing Blogs - B2B Marketing Zone

WebMarketCentral

Tony Karrer and I launched the B2B Marketing Zone (aka, The BMZ) on July 1 (see New Hub Site Focuses on B2B Marketing Intelligence ). Since that time, it's been steadily growing in traffic and subscribers. The site has also been gradually adding the very best sources of content on B2B Marketing.

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. Another great suite for lead capture is the InsideSales.com suite which is tailored more for the Inside Sales end than the marketing end, but still very effective Posted by: lrmtrainer | January 06, 2009 at 05:18 PM Hey Laura, thanks for the insight.

B2B Lead Management Market Heats Up

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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 have managed customer implementations at Market2Lead since it's inception and have recently taken on the responsibility of our own Lead Management process.

Hard Data to Justify Your Marketing Automation Investment

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Summary: So you want some hard numbers to prove the value of marketing automation? Here's a bunch. A client asked yesterday if I had some benchmark information to justify the cost of her marketing automation project. This set off an hour-long scavenger hunt through my hard drive, followed by sporadic afterthoughts later in the day. Since this is a question that comes up pretty often, I figured I’d share some of the more useful results. If anyone else cares to expand on this list, even better.

Top 32 B2B Marketing Posts and Hot Topics of Social Media Forecast

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

To look the problem, let’s examine just one industry, E-Commerce, and see the results of their email campaigns: less than 1 in 5 emails is opened (19.8%)… Best Web and Landing Page Design Tips of 2009 - Webbiquity , April 14, 2010 Discover beautiful site designs inspired by nature, mind-blowing microsites, and beautiful icon sets. Best Search Engine Marketing Tips of 2009, Part 2 , April 7, 2010. Best of B2B Marketing. April 2010.

Marketing Automation Trends for 2010

LeadSloth

2009 was the year in which Marketing Automation really took off. Kevin Joyce , CMO, Market2Lead. See also her recent blog post Five B2B Marketing Surprises From 2009. Kevin Joyce, CMO, Market2Lead ( @nivenor1 ). Several new vendors appeared on the market, many existing vendors experienced rapid growth, and Marketing Automation as a term gained popularity among B2B marketers. In this post I want to focus on the trends in Marketing Automation for 2010.

Aprimo Marketing Studio Supports Sophisticated Business Marketers

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In other words, Marketing Studio competes with high-end demand generation systems like Eloqua , Market2Lead and Neolane. Eloqua and Market2Lead are based on sales automation data, but can incorporate external tables. Marketing Studio was launched in September 2009 and at this writing has 22 clients, including a mix of business and consumer marketers.