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Oracle Buys Eloqua: Winners and Losers for B2B Marketing Automation

Customer Experience Matrix

Oracle announced today that it has agreed to purchase B2B marketing automation leader Eloqua for $23.50 The deal makes obvious sense, in that it gives Oracle a much stronger position in the fast-growing B2B marketing automation industry*.

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More New Systems Challenge the Marketing Automation Status Quo

Customer Experience Matrix

Last week’s post looked at newer marketing automation systems that focused on small businesses. The general notion is that small businesses are finding existing marketing automation products too hard to use and would be happy with something simpler, especially if it costs less.

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Bislr: A "Marketing Operating System" That Includes Marketing Automation As An App

Customer Experience Matrix

There was a really interesting discussion this week over on Scott Brinker’s ChiefMartec blog about the evolution of marketing automation systems into “platforms” that each support a swarm of satellite applications connected through open APIs.

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Teradata Buys Aprimo for $525 Million: More Marketing Automation Consolidation To Come

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Teradata's acquisition of Aprimo takes the largest remaining independent marketing automation vendor off the market. The market will probably split between enterprise-wide suites and more limited marketing automation systems. Teradata announced today that is acquiring marketing automation vendor Aprimo for a very hefty $525 million – even more than the $480 million that IBM paid for somewhat larger Unica in August.

The Best B2B Marketing Ideas of 2010

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MarketingProfs Member Login | About Us | Members Benefits | PRO Members MarketingProfs Daily Fix Blog Home Marketing Resources Online Seminars Conferences Videos Research Store PRO Members Forum Blog Jobs Blog Home Archives RSS/XML Veronica Maria Jarski BIO 12.20.10 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.,

Marketo Raises Another $50 Million: Where Does the Money Go?

Customer Experience Matrix

Marketo this morning announced a new $50 million funding round, almost exactly one year to the day after raising $25 million in November 2010. In accompanying commentary, the company also revealed its 2010 revenue was $14 million, that it expects 140% revenue growth in 2011 (meaning about $34 million), and that it has about $70 million remaining of its total $107 million raised to date. Remember that Marketo said it has $70 million cash on hand?

Marketing Automation Industry Growth

Fathom

The marketing automation train has left the station. Or, more specifically, the marketing automation train is moving full steam ahead. To get a sense of just how much marketing automation is growing, consider some of the following. billion in 2010 to $4.8

Jon Miller, Marketo Co-Founder and VP Marketing : How To Make Data Analytics a Natural Marketing Outcome [Podcast]

Crimson Marketing

Marketing automation is the hot trend in technology marketing, but how do you move away from the daunting process of “data science”? Marketers do two things wrong with metrics: talking about activities more than outcomes and talking way too much about cost.

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. A marketing automation solution is one tool B2B marketers use for succeeding at these lead management challenges. What is Marketing Automation?

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

Fathom

Marketing automation has become a bit of a buzzword. Unlike some buzzwords, though, marketing automation has substance at its root–a lot of substance, in fact. Marketing Automation: The Early Years. What is marketing automation?

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.

Revenue Performance Management: An interview with Jon Miller, VP Marketing and Co-founder of Marketo

Sales Lead Insights

This is one of a series of occasional interviews with top practitioners on topics of interest to B2B lead generation, marketing and new business development professionals. What's your take on the current state of Marketing and Sales?

Raab Report: B2B Marketing Automation Revenues to Hit $525 Million in 2012

Customer Experience Matrix

I’ve just released the latest edition of my B2B Marketing Automation Vendor Selection Tool (VEST), which contains detailed analysis of all 22 B2B marketing automation systems. I put this at $325 million for 2011, a 50% increase from 2010.

Another Estimate of B2B Marketing Automation Revenue

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Here's a closer look at revenue per employee and marketing automation revenue in general. Some of the comments on last week’s post on the size of the B2B marketing automation industry led me to dig a bit more deeply into the question of revenue per employee.

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.

Hard Data to Justify Your Marketing Automation Investment

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: So you want some hard numbers to prove the value of marketing automation? A client asked yesterday if I had some benchmark information to justify the cost of her marketing automation project. Neolane “ Making the Business Case for Enterprise Marketing Software ”. The Heart of Growing Conversion Rates," 2008): Best in Class Average % higher Inquires to Marketing Qualified Leads (MQLs) nearly 10% 3.9%

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Raab Report: B2B Marketing Automation Industry Is Getting More, Not Less, Fragmented

Customer Experience Matrix

I’ve gotten used to thinking of the B2B marketing automation industry as entering a consolidation phase, during which a handful of dominant vendors emerge and small vendors drop away. For B2B marketing automation, we’re not there yet.

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

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

Best of B2B Marketing. April 2010. Great stuff this month in the world of B2B Marketing. 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. My 5 favorite B2B marketing numbers. LinkedIn Adds the Ability to Follow Companies , April 30, 2010.

7 Ways to Generate More Sales Revenue with Marketing Automation

Modern B2B Marketing

by Katie Byrnes In a recent webinar, Mac McIntosh, Founding Partner of AcquireB2B, and Jep Castelein, Founder of LeadSloth (and new Principal Consultant at Marketo!) discussed the top seven ways to utilize marketing automation to generate more sales revenue.

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.

Social Media & Marketing Automation

LeadSloth

This week there was a discussion about Social Media and Marketing Automation in the LinkedIn Group of the Marketing Automation Association. I asked myself: Does Marketing Automation Get Social? How can Social Media be integrated with Marketing Automation?

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. ” She was named B2B Magazine’s 2012 Digital Marketer of Year. How to Use ANGELS to Energize Your Market.

Email Design Review Gallery « The Effective Marketer

The Effective Marketer

The Effective Marketer Effectiveness is a discipline and it can be learned Home About the Effective Marketer Books Speaking Email Design Review Gallery Are you tired of what your marketing emails look like? Reply Daniel Kuperman says: March 12, 2010 at 7:48 pm I agree, Jodi.

Can PR Firms Find Gold in Marketing Automation Services?

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Some of the more forward-looking PR firms I work with are looking to supplement traditional PR offerings with demand generation services, using marketing automation software such as Marketo and HubSpot to track prospect’s actions to “nurture” them with additional content towards a sale.

Everstring Offers Fast, Flexible, Account-based Predictive Models for B2B Sales and Marketing

Customer Experience Matrix

Remember how much simpler life was back in 2010? Marketers also benefit since they only have to buy, learn, and integrate a single system. Everstring is relative newcomer to the B2B predictive modeling arena, founded in 2012 but only seriously entering the market after it received $12 million in Series A funding last August. A real-time API can integrate with other CRM and marketing automation systems.

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Manticore VII Marketing Automation and Lead Generation Released

Webbiquity

Marketing automation / demand generation software provider Manticore today announced the release of Manticore Technology VII, which includes a fully customizable user interface, email and landing page folders, an email delivery wizard, and drag-and-drop list building functionality. At the request of customers, email delivery and tracking capabilities were added in 2004, and the firm’s product has now evolved into a full marketing automation suite.

B2B Marketing Automation gathers steam

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Marketing automation software is arguably the hottest segment of the CRM industry and becoming the centerpiece of many marketing programs. While it was a relatively quiet niche several years ago, marketers are now adopting automation systems aggressively.

Marketing Automation Software Gains Steam

Reachforce

Marketing automation is quickly being adopted by a larger number of marketers, as evidenced by the success of companies like Marketo, who now boasts over 700 customers. While those using marketing automation still only represent a small percentage of all B2B marketers, it's obvious that more and more are searching

Impressive Marketo User Summit

LeadSloth

At this week’s Marketo Summit , I realized we’re right in the middle of B2B Marketing Event Season. MarketingSherpa’s B2B Marketing Summit was last week, Pardot’s user conference was 2 weeks ago, and the Eloqua Experience is coming up next week. 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.

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. they needed a solid product and good marketing as well. Obviously Marketo has a plan in mind and has convinced some pretty savvy investors that it makes sense.

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Why I’ve Joined Marketo

LeadSloth

Most readers of this blog will know that I’m passionate about Marketing Automation and Lead Management. As a consultant, I really enjoy helping organizations optimize their Marketing Automation efforts using the latest techniques and best practices. 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. marketing automation

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

Smashmouth Marketing

Inbound Marketing is all the rage these days, and why shouldn't it be? Inbound Marketing's goal is to pull potential customers in by all different methods, whether it's compelling content, savvy SEO execution or community interaction via social media. While inbound strategies are effective, augmenting them with outbound marketing strategies can add to that success. Be it appointment setting , lead qualification, or email marketing, where's all the goodness at?

Teradata Plans to Sell Its $200 Million Marketing Application Business. Any Takers?

Customer Experience Matrix

Teradata today announced it plans to sell its Marketing Applications business. It’s only three weeks since Teradata expanded its marketing suite by buying a new Data Management Platform – a move I felt made great sense. They also briefed me at that time on a slew of updates to their other marketing products, demonstrating continued forward movement. Well, Marketing Applications is still a $200 million business, which makes it a major player in B2C marketing automation.

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. Marketo has more than 300 content assets on offer on its Website.).

150+ Questions for Your Marketing Automation RFP

Customer Experience Matrix

Those of you familiar with the Raab Guide to Demand Generation Systems know it already contains very detailed information on major vendors ( Aprimo , Eloqua , Genius.com , Manticore Technology , Marketbright , Marketo , Neolane and Silverpop ). Here’s a typical example: share assets across campaigns: marketing materials such as templates, emails, Web pages and forms, content blocks and links can be shared across campaigns.

A Brief History of Marketing

The Effective Marketer

I was made aware of the new infographic “ The Evolution of Marketing Automation ” by Jaclyn from BlueGlass , the company that worked on it for Marketo. It provides you an interesting look back through time showing some key moments in marketing history and, of course, it ends with the advent of marketing automation. The Reality of Mad Men (Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History).

33 Inspiring B2B digital marketing case studies

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If you need convincing, here are 32 B2B digital marketing case studies that prove the potental ROI. In this post, we wil feature case studies in the areas of content marketing, social media marketingm social CRM, social selling, LinkedIn marketing, and webinars.

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

Customer Experience Matrix

This could be a real game-changer in the small business marketing automation landscape. Salesforce.com and Google announced their long-anticipated entry into the marketing automation industry, in the baby-step form of investments in HubSpot.

LoopFuse Offers Free Marketing Automation System: Another Step Towards Industry Consolidation

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: LoopFuse has launched a free entry-level version of its marketing automation system. LoopFuse today promised to “transform” the marketing automation industry by offering a free version of its system. In practice, this means that only very small companies will actually be able to use the free system as their primary long-term marketing system. This requires finding ways to attract masses of new customers as they enter the market.

Kwanzoo Builds Content for Cross-Channel Marketing

Customer Experience Matrix

What puzzled me was the advantage of this over anyone else’s HTML content, including the content that could be generated using standard tools within most marketing automation systems. These capabilities make Kwanzoo substantially more versatile than a conventional marketing automation system, which would rely on campaign flows or manually-embedded links to manage the page sequence and could only deploy on emails or microsites generated by the marketing automation system itself.