Top-10 Demand Generation Vendor Blogs

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In alphabetical order: ActiveConversion B2B Marketing Blog. Marketo Modern B2B Marketing Blog. Marketo publishes a steady stream of interesting articles, now including articles written by Maria Pergolino from the Inbound Marketer blog (also on the earlier Top-10 ). Tags: Demand Generation activeconversion eloqua genius.com hubspot market2lead marketbright marketo pardot reachforce readycontacts silverpop

Ranking the Demand Generation Vendors by Popularity (Yes, Life Really Is Just Like High School)

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So far the original list of Eloqua , Vtrenz , Marketo , Manticore Technology and Market2Lead has proven a good set of choices. Basically they suggest that Marketbright , Pardot , Marqui and ActiveConversion , are all pretty much comparable in market presence to Manticore and Market2Lead. I spoke with Marketbright and Pardot this week and connected with ActiveConversion some time ago.

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B2B Marketing Automation Growth Slowed In First Half of 2011

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Here’s the actual data: As of: Client Count Year-Earlier Client Count Change in Client Count Growth Rate June 2011 17,215 11,098 6,117 55% December 2011 14,177 7,212 6,965 97% These figures come from eight vendors including all the industry heavyweights: Infusionsoft , OfficeAutoPilot , HubSpot , Pardot , Marketo , Eloqua , Manticore Technology , and Genius. You know that red-hot B2B marketing automation industry? Don’t look now, but growth is already slowing.

Another Estimate of B2B Marketing Automation Revenue

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Since these are also fast-growing firms, let’s use a figure of $120,000 per employee, which happens to be the average for Neolane, HubSpot, Marketo and Infusionsoft. These include ActiveConversion, Act-On Software, Genoo, LeadLife, eTrigue, Marqui, and others.

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.

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

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The movement is coming mostly from the marketing automation side, presumably because there is more money to gain by moving into sales from marketing systems than vice versa: - marketing automation systems for small businesses ( Infusionsoft , Office Autopilot , Net-Results , ActiveConversion , etc.) Summary: Marketing automation and CRM systems may eventually converge, but for now marketers need help explaining why they need a system of their own.

Pardot Offers Refined Demand Generation at a Small Business Price

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By comparison, limited versions cost $1,500 per month for Marketo and $1,000 for Manticore Technology , and both charge $2,400 per month for their cheapest complete offering. Note: other SMB-oriented vendors including ActiveConversion and OfficeAutoPilot also have entry pricing in the $500 per month range, although neither publishes the details.) My little tour of demand generation vendors landed at Pardot just before Thanksgiving.

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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. Posted by: C Jeffers | August 27, 2008 at 11:02 AM Hi Laura, Thank you for mentioning ActiveConversion in your post.

B2B Lead Management Market Heats Up

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Most recently, Marketo just announced their lead management solution. 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 work for a company called Pardot, which offers a service similar to Marketo.