The Best B2B Marketing Ideas of 2010

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The Best B2B Marketing Ideas of 2010 A guest post by Jeff Ogden , president of Find New Customers Although companies like Marketo, Eloqua and Kinaxis have produced terrific written content in blogs, e-books, etc., like Marketo’s new lead scoring e-book or Eloqua’s Grande series) here we want to focus on B2B marketing key #2—Entertain. 19 , 2010, the marketing take-away I shared was “Think Different.&# 19, 2010.

More on Marketo Financials: Despite Past Losses, Prospects Are Bright

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Public data gives some insights into Marketo's financial history and prospects. Here’s a bit more on this week's $25 million investment in Marketo : a piece in VentureWire quotes revenue for Markteo as $4.5 million) for 2010. million in 2009 and $21 million in 2010.

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B2B Lead Generation without Lead Nurturing is Doomed to Fail

Industrial Marketing Today

Here’s the shocking reality of B2B lead generation – 79% of marketing leads never convert into sales opportunities. B2B marketing and lead generation experts point to a lack of lead nurturing as the primary cause of this poor performance. Why is lead nurturing important? Handing off these semi-qualified and not sales ready leads to sales before adequate lead nurturing only reinforces the impression that “marketing generates crappy leads.”.

Four Must-Have Metrics for Marketing Measurement

Customer Experience Matrix

There’s still time to sign up for my October 7 Webinar on stage-based marketing measurement (sponsored by Marketo and hosted by the American Marketing Association ). Where leads in different cohorts (based on original source, acquisition date, marketing treatments, etc.)

Marketing Automation Trends for 2010

LeadSloth

In this post I want to focus on the trends in Marketing Automation for 2010. Manager, Inbound Marketing, Marketo. The vast majority of leads generated on a website never have a meaningful conversation with a sales rep. If there is no mechanism to pass the lead back to the marketing team (in an automated or semi-automated fashion), the lead is gone forever. In 2010 you’ll start to hear about marketing methods.

6 Rules for Content Marketing

Modern B2B Marketing

Marketers are working hard to create great content that can be used to create sales leads , drive website traffic, promote brand, and educate customers and prospects. An added benefit of this useful information is it’s ability to be used in lead nurturing. .

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Marketo’s 1,000th Blog Post: Our Modern Marketing Definition Revisited

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Jon Miller (@jonmiller) This is the 1,000th post to Marketo’s blog. Lead nurturing is based on the premise of sending relevant content instead of hard promotions. Pinterest launched in March 2010, and Instagram in October 2010.

You Don’t Know Jack About Online Marketing – More than Just the Coolest Marketing Game Ever

Modern B2B Marketing

Today, Marketo launched a fun interactive game called You Don’t Know Jack about Online Marketing. This effort doesn’t directly generate leads, and doesn’t require registration to play, so why create this game? . Marketo sees this type of quiz as content, similar to a white paper or webinar. This doesn’t mean you should not have content to generate demand and generate leads. Leads just weren’t the goal of this program.

Top 24 B2B Marketing Posts in February

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

February 2010. Almost) 100 (of the) Best Social Media Marketing Blog Posts and Articles of 2009 - Webbiquity , February 1, 2010 Social media marketing activity exploded in 2009, and so did coverage of these practices. Thought-provoking social media trends - grow - Practical Marketing Solutions , February 3, 2010 The Economist is one of my favorite magazines. Fearless Competitor , February 6, 2010 There is no question in my mind. February 26, 2010.

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

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

April 2010. Five Big Shifts in Social Media Marketing - Webbiquity , April 19, 2010 Social media reflects a larger trend toward buyer empowerment that has changed not only the practice but the underlying philosophies of marketing over the past several years. HP, P&G) to the channel… The Difference Between B2B Leads and Personas - Marketing Interactions , April 17, 2010 B2B marketers have relied on lead definitions to define their marketing programs for years.

B2B Search Engine Marketing & Marketing Automation: An Interview with Marketo’s Jon Miller

KoMarketing Associates

Lead generation is at the top of almost every B2B marketer’s responsibility list. Generate more leads, generate better leads, and improve the rate to which lead opportunities turn into closed wins for the sales teams.

Vidyard Named Finalist for 2016 Marketo Revvie Awards

Vidyard

Vidyard recognized in the “Partner of the Year, LaunchPoint Technology” category for the success and impact of its video platform with joint Marketo customers. KITCHENER – April 19, 2016 – Vidyard, the video intelligence platform for business, today announced it is a finalist in the “ Partner of the Year, LaunchPoint Technology ” category in the 2016 Marketo Revvie Awards. About Marketo Revvie Awards.

Vital statistics for every B2B marketer

Earnest about B2B

Source: Marketo ( [link] ). Sales generate 53% of their own leads and marketing contributes just 24%. Use and abuse at your leisure… where possible we’ve tried to accurately cite the source and provide a link to the site where we came across the research. B2B companies are ahead of their B2C rivals when it comes to social media adoption. 81% of B2B companies maintain company-related accounts or profiles on social media sites versus 67% of B2C.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity

Active across social networks, Cindy leads Microsoft’s small- to midsized-business sales and marketing efforts as Vice President U.S. Liz also writes the Lead With Intuition blog. From Darien, Connecticut, Collete leads Corporate External Communications at Pitney Bowes Inc.

Email Design Review Gallery « The Effective Marketer

The Effective Marketer

Design #1 Email Sender: Marketo Email Title: Social Best Practices for Marketing in the Cloud What I Like: Clean design; date and time of the webinar on top easy to find; orange “Free Webinar&# button calls attention to the important action (register now!) Big but concise lead-in.

My Secret Methods for Turning Marketing Leads into Qualified Sales Leads

Modern B2B Marketing

by Jon Miller The Definitive Guide to Sales Lead Qualification and Sales Development. Whatever their exact name, these Sales Development Representatives (SDRs) have one exclusive focus: to review, contact and qualify marketing-generated leads and deliver them to Sales Account Execs.

Top 10 Posts on B2B Lead Gen for 2010

The Point

Without further ado, here are the top 10 most popular blog posts from our blog, “ The Point ” in 2010 (as measured by page views). 21 Tips & Other Impressions from the Marketo User Summit. Blog Makeover Nets Sales Leads for Software Company.

5 Steps to Social Media Leads with Content Marketing

Everything Technology Marketing

The number one marketing trend for 2011, according to the 17,000 member B2B technology marketing group on LinkedIn, is the increasing integration of social media with traditional marketing tactics to drive qualified leads. of respondents using this metric in 2010 to 65.7%

Genoo Aims to Shake Up Marketing Automation Market

Webbiquity

Marketing automation / demand generation software enables marketers to build microsites and use content marketing to capture leads and nurture them through the buying process. Companies evaluating established providers such as Marketo , Eloqua , Silverpop’s B2B Engage and HubSpot would be well-advised to check out a relatively new contender as well— Genoo Marketing Automation.

Impressive Marketo User Summit

LeadSloth

At this week’s Marketo Summit , I realized we’re right in the middle of B2B Marketing Event Season. In this post I’m giving a short impression of the Marketo Summit. The Marketo User Summit was BIG: 600 customers and partners were attending. Marketo University. The program started with the Marketo University, with a beginner and an advanced track. Global Marketo Roll-Out. Forrester Lead Management Overview.

Why Put Another $25 Million Into Marketo?

Customer Experience Matrix

So.our friends at Marketo announced today that they've received another $25 million in venture funding. Marketo's strategy has been clear from the start: spend heavily to establish a strong position despite a relatively late start in the market. Obviously Marketo has a plan in mind and has convinced some pretty savvy investors that it makes sense. Where does this all lead, both for Marketo and its competitors?

If You Want Better Leads, Set Your Content Free

Industrial Marketing Today

What does that have to do with lead generation and content marketing? Traditional lead generation tactics usually involves creating some valuable marketing content such as a white paper to use as a giveaway for the purpose of collecting names and email addresses. However, is gated content still an effective lead generation tactic in the current environment of social media, RSS feeds, Slideshare and Docstoc? How then do you generate leads if you set your content free?

21 Tips & Other Impressions from the Marketo User Summit

The Point

Earlier this week, Marketo , the marketing automation company, held its second ever user conference in San Francisco. As a Marketo agency partner, I attended along with colleagues from Spear Marketing Group to greet clients, talk shop, and hear how other companies – including Marketo themselves – are putting technology to use in the service of improved lead management. Enable sales reps to turn off lead nurturing for specific prospects from within the CRM system.

Why I’ve Joined Marketo

LeadSloth

Most readers of this blog will know that I’m passionate about Marketing Automation and Lead Management. To accelerate this learning process I’ve decided to join the Marketo consulting team, in which I can focus 100% on Marketing Automation and Lead Management. Marketo gives me access to more projects, and also the interesting projects that I wouldn’t be able to get as an independent consultant.

Hard Data to Justify Your Marketing Automation Investment

Customer Experience Matrix

The Heart of Growing Conversion Rates," 2008): Best in Class Average % higher Inquires to Marketing Qualified Leads (MQLs) nearly 10% 3.9% 150% MQLs to Sales Accepted Leads (SALs) nearly 75% 58% 29% SALs to Sales Qualified Leads (SQLs) nearly 61% 49% 24% SQLs to Closed Business 31% 23% 35% Incidentally, SiriusDecisions reported newer but very similar figures in the recent Neolane-sponsored Webinar 'Making the Business Case for Marketing Automation'.

Inbound Marketing Gurus -- Where's All The Outbound Marketing Goodness?

Smashmouth Marketing

Be it appointment setting , lead qualification, or email marketing, where's all the goodness at? These last two are interesting additions because some people put email marketing in the category of "inbound" when in reality it is originally an "outbound" technique -- the action item is an inbound lead. That said, two great blogs: Marketo's Modern B2B Sales Blog - Marketo, the marketing automation company, has several blogs , but its Modern B2B Sales blog hits the mark.

Marketo's Enterprise Edition and Revenue Cycle Management: Looking Under the Hood

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Marketo continues to follow its own path. I finally caught up with Marketo for a briefing on their Enterprise Edition (announced in March) and Revenue Cycle Analytics (announced in May). Since both are somewhat old news, and Marketo describes them in detail on its Web site, I’ll just make a few comments. Executive Edition shows what Marketo believes is needed to service large marketing organizations. It seems that Marketo disagrees.

How to do Lead Nurturing Right

Webbiquity

Marketing automation provider Marketo has just published The Definitive Guide to Lead Nurturing , a white paper that provides real value, covering the lead nurturing process from the basic how and why through ROI measurement.

Marketo 2010 User Summit Focuses on Revenue Performance Management

Modern B2B Marketing

The focus of the 2010 User Summit was the transformation of how marketing and sales organizations work – and work together – to generate revenue. By relying on antiquated strategies and ineffective methods, organizations find that 80% of leads and 50% of the sales team time is wasted. Marketo’s vision is to help companies of all sizes adopt Revenue Performance Management and accelerate predictable revenue growth by providing them the tools, thought leadership, and best practices.

The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012

Webbiquity

Active across social networks, Cindy leads Microsoft’s small- to midsized-business sales and marketing efforts as Vice President U.S. Liz also writes the Lead With Intuition blog. From Darien, Connecticut, Collete leads Corporate External Communications at Pitney Bowes Inc.

Marketing Automation: Why It’s Leading the Nurture Marketing Revolution

Fathom

As for building relationships, capabilities such as behavioral tracking, segmentation, targeting, and lead scoring all allow marketers to send the right messages at the right time, putting the tool at the forefront of personalized marketing. Marketing automation has become a bit of a buzzword.

Closing the loop: Why don't sales people update the CRM and what can be done about it?

B2B Lead Generation Blog

If you want more details, Andrew Spoeth with Marketo wrote a good summary of what I had to say over Modern B2B Marketing blog.). Why do you suppose, despite our best efforts, many sales people seemingly avoid or skip updating marketing generated leads, contacts and notes in CRM data bases Companies that adopt a closed-loop process connecting marketing and sales report a higher return on marketing investment (RMOI) than those that don’t.

Lead Generation to Demand Generation

Ambal's Amusings

We asked Maria Pergolino "What are key marketing trends and predictions for 2010? What actions should marketers take in 2010?" " Marketers will focus on creating sales-ready leads with marketing automation and inbound marketing as part of their demand generation process.

Lessons from the CSO Insights 2010 Lead Generation Optimization Study

Modern B2B Marketing

The CSO Insights 2010 Lead Generation Optimization Study identifies some of the best practices that companies are focusing on to optimize their lead generation performance. This focus helped lead conversion rates increase by nearly 20%. 2010 Lead Generation Optimization.

Infer Introduces New Connector for Microsoft Dynamics 365 to Help Amplify Sales Effectiveness

Infer

a leading predictive sales and marketing platform that helps companies win more customers, further expanded its open ecosystem today with a new connector for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales. Founded in 2010, Infer delivers a predictive-first platform that helps companies win more customers.

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Rules of B2B Lead Scoring – Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

Industrial Marketing Today

Lead scoring has become very important in today’s B2B marketing. Lead scoring, a key component of lead nurturing and management, is an effective tool for aligning sales and marketing. In developing a lead scoring system, marketing has to make certain assumptions to classify prospects as hot or not. Sales uses its front-line experience and expertise to validate marketing’s lead scoring assumptions. Lead scoring increases sales productivity and drives revenues.

If Lead Nurturing is the Question, is Software the Answer?

The Point

That conclusion was prompted by this question, posed on Focus : “We want to start doing more lead nurturing with our leads, and really aren’t quite sure how to go about it. Do you use a specific software for lead nurturing? And here’s my response: “There are plenty of good software options there for lead nurturing. At our firm we use Marketo , which works extremely well for us.

Infer Infuses Microsoft Power BI with Predictive Intelligence to Deliver Next-Generation Sales Analytics

Infer

a leading provider of predictive technologies that help companies win more customers, today launched a new sales analytics package for Microsoft Power BI. Founded in 2010, Infer delivers a predictive-first platform that helps companies win more customers.

Marketing Automation Catching On Fire

The Effective Marketer

That points to the evolving nature of the market, and the key functions of lead nurturing, scoring, and automated triggers becoming part of email marketing and other marketing solutions. A Forrester Report (B2B Lead Management Automation Market Overview, Sept 2009) says: “…we estimate that currently between 2% and 5% of B2B firms have invested in full-featured LMA functionality …&# Eloqua (via CMO Brian Kardon) feel 5-7% market penetration is closer.

Could Facebook become a Lead Nurturing platform?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

When you think of lead nurturing platforms you typically think of firms like Eloqua, Marketo, Aprimo, LeadLife, Market2Lead, Silverpop, even Salesforce.com is getting into the lead nurturing space.