Demand Generation Vendor Traffic Rankings

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Based on Web traffic rankings, new demand generation vendors with low prices are gaining market presence. 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. I revisited that data today, adding a few new vendors and dropping some of the very minor ones.

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ClickInsights: What was your "Aha" moment in 2009? - Part 2

Ambal's Amusings

I have invited our Panel of B2B Marketing Experts to reflect on 2009 and answer the following question: What was your aha moment in 2009 ? B2B Lead Generation Benchmark Study 2009. What was your "Aha" moment in 2009?

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

Customer Experience Matrix

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. B2b marketing automation) vendors, with links to my reviews where I've written one.

More on Web Traffic Rankings for Demand Generation Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

Last week’s post on Web traffic rankings of demand generation vendors generated a couple of private responses from vendors, pointing out that the Alexa statistics include traffic to operational subdomains for client landing pages and user log-in. But different products work differently*, so figures for some vendors include landing page traffic while figures for other vendors do not.

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Adobe Buys Omniture: Good for Marketers, Bad for Marketing Automation Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

This puts pressure on marketing automation vendors, who also want to provide Web analytics and content management, and who are already being pressed by customer relationship management (CRM) vendors. This sets up a new clash between marketing automation vendors and Web CMS vendors. This is a very unpleasant position, since both CMS and CRM vendors are much larger than the marketing automation specialists.

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12 Questions SEO Vendors May Not Want You to Ask?

B2B Marketing Traction

Services. About. Resources. Contact. The page you requested could not be found. Here are some options: If you got here by typing a URL, please make sure the spelling, capitalization, and punctuation are correct, then try loading the URL again.

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Multi-Step Campaign Interfaces: A Quick Vendor Survey

Customer Experience Matrix

Naturally, the vendors showing them to me have all thought very carefully about their designs and made the best choices they could, typically based on feedback from their customers. So I thought I'd take a little scan of the demand generation systems I've looked at to see how the vendors themselves had voted. I don't expect this news to change the minds of vendors who made the opposite decision. Here, then, is a list of vendors (alphabetically) and their interfaces.

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How to Compare Demand Generation Vendors: Choosing Summary Measures

Customer Experience Matrix

I’ve more or less decided to offer a free summary of the demand generation vendor information in the Raab Guide. This might cost me a few sales, but it will enable many more people to benefit from the Guide’s contents and will make the Guide more valuable to the sponsoring vendors. This suggests the summary should contain two components: a self-evaluation where people describe their situation, and a scoring mechanism to compare their needs with vendor strengths and weaknesses.

Sales Ready Leads: Quality vs. Quantity

Smashmouth Marketing

In this example, with b2b appointment setting and pay-for-performance vendors, it is a very straight forward study as the costs per appointment are fairly standard and as SiriusDecisions and IDC have discussed, the rates of production and conversion are uniform over time.

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10 BtoB Marketers Predictions for 2010

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Around this time last year I wrote about some Predictions for 2009 and while I would say 8 out of 10 have already materialized and the other 2 are on their way, it has become clear that this year was the year we past the point of no return on Social Media.

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free stuff that sells. maybe.

The Effective Marketer

This entry was posted on Saturday, June 13th, 2009 at 7:36 pm and is filed under Communication , Marketing Management , Marketing ROI , Marketing Strategy , Social Media , Uncategorized. Simon Mason says: June 16, 2009 at 12:25 pm Hi Daniel, Interesting post.

Kindle Marketing Lessons « The Effective Marketer

The Effective Marketer

This entry was posted on Friday, May 29th, 2009 at 2:43 pm and is filed under Marketing Planning , Marketing Strategy , Pricing. 4 Responses to Kindle Marketing Lessons Steve Bain says: May 29, 2009 at 11:12 pm The WSJ rather than Amazon is the likely cause of the price increase.

5 Mistakes B2B Marketers Need to Avoid in 2010

Anything Goes Marketing

2009 has been a long year but as I reflect back on my many conversations, I've created a top 5 list of items to avoid in 2010: 1. Of course, one of your biggest sources of best practices should be the vendors you work with.

Top-10 Demand Generation Vendor Blogs

LeadSloth

Today I’ve put together a list of vendor blogs. Most of these vendors blogs really get ‘online marketing’, so they talk about best practices rather then just touting their products, and they post regularly. In my previous post I listed the Top-10 Demand Generation blog by marketers and consultants.

Sales Ready Leads: Quality vs. Quantity

Smashmouth Marketing

In this example, with b2b appointment setting and pay-for-performance vendors, it is a very straight forward study as the costs per appointment are fairly standard and as SiriusDecisions and IDC have discussed, the rates of production and conversion are uniform over time. Quality Vendor.

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Top 14 Most Popular EHR Vendors

Fathom

Many physicians are frustrated by their Electronic Health Record (EHR) vendors. In fact, a February 2013 study by Black Book rankings found 17% of physician practices are looking to switch EHR vendors by the end of 2013. 44% felt their EHR vendor was unresponsive to their needs.

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because you can't beat free marketing training

The Effective Marketer

This entry was posted on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 at 9:17 pm and is filed under Marketing Strategy , Marketing Training , Online Marketing , Webinars.

are you paid enough? new salary survey released

The Effective Marketer

This entry was posted on Friday, August 14th, 2009 at 10:57 am and is filed under Hiring , Marketing Planning , Marketing Strategy. The Effective Marketer Effectiveness is a discipline and it can be learned Home About the Effective Marketer Books Speaking Are You Paid Enough?

Spredfast Offers Systematic Management for Social Media Campaigns

Customer Experience Matrix

The system is a vendor-hosted service. Summary: Social Agency’s Spredfast helps marketers schedule social media campaigns the same way they schedule paid advertising. It seems like common courtesy to listen to an existing conversation before jumping in with a comment. If social media worked the same way, companies would first buy a monitoring system to track what’s being said, followed by tools to respond to comments made by others.

Latest B2B Marketing Trends From SiriusDecisions Summit 09

Anything Goes Marketing

What I have done is reviewed the tweets from the latest SiriusDecisions Summit 2009 and captured points that I thought were interesting and categorized them.

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10 BtoB Marketers Predictions for 2010

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Around this time last year I wrote about some Predictions for 2009 and while I would say 8 out of 10 have already materialized and the other 2 are on their way, it has become clear that this year was the year we past the point of no return on Social Media.

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ClickInsights: How to make marketing messages memorable?

Ambal's Amusings

B2B Lead Generation Benchmark Study 2009. Her clients who are technology vendors and venture firms leverage her strategic marketing and go-to-market expertise. B2B Lead Generation Benchmark Study 2009. Think quickly. Which marketing slogan or jingle can you hear in your ear?

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The Fun Theory: How to Change Behavior

The Effective Marketer

This entry was posted on Monday, November 30th, 2009 at 8:00 am and is filed under Communication , Marketing Strategy , Social Media.

B2B Appointments, A Third of C/VP Execs Delegated Down - POLL

Smashmouth Marketing

Our poll, targeted C and VP level respondents at companies larger than 200 employees: If your company wants to understand a new vendor's offering, do you meet with them yourself or delegate down (Dir/Mgr)?

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ClickInsights: How B2B marketers should forge customer relationships by providing compelling content?

Ambal's Amusings

B2B Lead Generation Benchmark Study 2009. Her clients who are technology vendors and venture firms leverage her strategic marketing and go-to-market expertise. ClickInsights is an Expert Interview Series brought to you by Connect the Docs (ClickDocuments blog).

Genius.com Accelerates The Close Part 2 - Smashmouth Review

Smashmouth Marketing

It’s always tempting to try to make apples to apples comparisons with other marketing automation vendors, but Genius is different. In the Smashmouth Review of Genius.com Part 1 , we focused on Genius Pro. Since then, we've had the opportunity to work with and evaluate Genius Enterprise.

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Inbound Marketing and Outbound Marketing, by Tony Soprano

Smashmouth Marketing

Our goal as marketers -- get the buyers to find relevant content, then find links to vendors, then capture their name as a lead (eventually). Tony Soprano: "Every decision you make affects every facet of every other #?%!% thing.".

Inbound Marketing and Outbound Marketing, by Tony Soprano

Smashmouth Marketing

Our goal as marketers -- get the buyers to find relevant content, then find links to vendors, then capture their name as a lead (eventually). Tony Soprano : "Every decision you make affects every facet of every other #?%!% thing."

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

Customer Experience Matrix

Vendors take note. Is Salesforce.com a threat to vendors of marketing automation solutions? Technology may impede Software-as-a-Service sales automation vendors from adding marketing automation. This isn’t an inherent problem with Software-as-a-Service itself: remember, the B2B marketing automation vendors themselves all operate on a SaaS model, and there is a growing number of SaaS business intelligence systems too.

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Understanding the Concerns of Technology Buyers

WriteSpark

Company reputation; buyers want the assurance of a solid vendor when making a commitment to any technology. In her blog post "Why can't selling be more like buying?" marketing consultant Ardath Albee provides a good list of the concerns that buyers have in mind when considering a purchase.

ClickLaunch: The Content Marketing PlayBook

Ambal's Amusings

Joe, founder of client-vendor matching site Junta42 , is co-author of the highly praised book Get Content Get Customers , recognized as THE handbook for content marketing. Joe Pulizzi: Content marketing seems to be the buzz word for 2009.

Low Cost Systems for Demand Generation

Customer Experience Matrix

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 ). To be fair, many of the vendors below charge an installation of that can be several thousand dollars or more, while Marketo doesn't. I did publish a real review in July 2009.] Tags: demand generation software marketing automation lead management software selection vendor evaluation crm software

Magic Quadrant or Magic Numbers? A Judge Will Decide. « The.

The Effective Marketer

Software vendors like to boast when they are placed in a specific position on Gartner’s famous Magic Quadrant report. Is an interesting lawsuit because it brings up the question of whether these vendor reports can really help or hinder a company’s ability to grow.

The Networker's Dream

The Effective Marketer

This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 14th, 2009 at 7:00 pm and is filed under Online Marketing , productivity , Social Media. 2 Responses to The Networker’s Dream Darren says: November 5, 2009 at 12:28 am Daniel, thanks for this post.

ClickInsights: How to choose a white paper syndication partner?

Ambal's Amusings

Read more at Ten Tough Questions to Ask Your White Paper Syndication Vendor. 10 critical questions you should ask every white paper syndication vendor before you post on their site or network.

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