Observations from the 2017 Marketo Summit

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This week was my eighth consecutive Marketo Summit, all of them as a sponsor/exhibitor. This year, more than 6,500 marketers, practitioners, and partners crowded into Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco for Marketing Nation Summit 2017. Marketo has their mojo back.

Marketo Conference: Is Predictive Modeling The Future of Marketing Automation?

Customer Experience Matrix

Marketo held its annual Marketing Nation Summit this week, hosting 4,000+ clients and partners. The event seemed relatively subdued for Marketo – I didn’t spot one costumed character – but the over-all atmosphere was positive. The company made two major product announcements, expanding the reach of Marketo campaigns into mobile apps and display ad retargeting. Marketo has attracted a respectable array of partners who extend its capabilities.

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Marketo Conference: Small Changes, Big Picture

Customer Experience Matrix

Marketo wrapped up its three day Marketing Nation conference yesterday, having once more displayed its own marketing prowess by attracting national media attention (see here and here ) with an appearance by Hillary Clinton.

How To Decide Whether Marketo RCA Is Right For You

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The technology journey for B2B marketers includes the implementation of an advanced marketing automation system and a CRM. And at some point an advanced marketing attribution solution is also implemented. What Is Revenue Cycle Analytics (i.e. Marketo RCA)?

Infographic: 4 Marketing Analytics That Matter For Driving Revenue

Crimson Marketing

These are metrics that reinforce the perception that marketing is a cost center, not a revenue center. To change that perception, marketers need to start talking about how their marketing objectives impact the whole sales process and drive revenue.

Marketo Summit 2015: Focusing on Yourself, Focusing on Your Team

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It was a pretty big sacrifice considering that I was a one-man show in marketing at the time, but he saw the value in getting me up to speed on the more technical components of the marketing engine, as technology was just beginning to drive more and more of what we wanted to do.

12 Marketo Summit 2017 Sessions You Should Attend

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Marketing Nation Summit is a massive event that attracts thousands of marketers to the Bay Area every year. A case study in operating marketing like sales, from CMO planning to demand generation. Who Marketo Summit Is For. We hope you meet you at Marketo Summit!

What Tomorrow's Marketers should Watch for at Marketo Summit 2016

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Thousands of attendees are eagerly anticipating a trip to Vegas for Marketo Summit 2016. Uncovering what “tomorrow’s marketer” will look like is no mean feat. What this Year’s Marketo Summit Means For Marketing Technology. Marketing Attribution for Tomorrow’s Marketer.

5 Ways to Uncover Powerful Website Analytics

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Jamie Lewis If you’re not tracking your website analytics, it’s time to step it up. Contrary to more traditional marketing channels, your website and web analytics are direct, specific, and measurable. So what exactly is website analytics?

You’ve Set Up Marketo And Salesforce -- Now What? Why You Still Need Attribution

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B2B marketing operations professionals have successfully staked a claim as marketing automation data process experts. Taking the next step, many have created a sales and marketing data foundation by connecting their marketing automation data to the CRM.

4 Marketing Analytics That Matter for Driving Higher Revenue

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Glen Gow Too often marketers talk about activities instead of outcomes—for example, how many campaigns they ran, how many trade shows they participated in, how many new names they added to the lead database. Marketers need to measure in the same way. Marketing Metrics b2b

Marketo Marketing Nation Summit: Who’s Talking About B2B Data?

Leadspace

Accurate data is the key to successful B2B marketing and lead generation. When I looked at the agenda for the 2016 Marketo Marketing Nation Summit, it got me thinking about the future of data, lead generation and the evolution of B2B marketing.

Cracking the Code for ROI: Linking the Marketo and Google Worlds Together

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Chandar Pattabhiram For years marketers have wrestled with two very big challenges: proving ROI and trying to talk to hundreds of thousands of customers in a personal, one-on-one manner. We have integrated Marketo’s Engagement Marketing Platform with Google AdWords.

4 Tips to Make the Most of Predictive Analytics: Think Small Data and Automation

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Loretta Jones Everyone dreams of predicting the future, and this is especially true of marketers. Knowing how likely a person is to become a customer, and why , is the Holy Grail for marketers. So it’s no surprise that predictive analytics is an increasingly popular topic.

Beyond Views and Downloads: Use More Advanced Content Analytics

Modern B2B Marketing

For many marketers, these questions can feel hard to answer. Marketers often talk about the “value of content marketing” and rightfully praise its ability to bring in new business opportunities, but can’t actually measure its exact impact. Content Marketing b2b

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HBR and Marketo Team Up: The Marketing Org for the Digital Age

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Sanjay Dholakia Regardless of your company size or your role, as marketers, each of us wrestles with how to best set up our marketing organizations, and how we fit into the bigger picture. Marketing teams live side-by-side, but in separate silos.

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Purple Spaghetti and True Confessions | #KreweChats on Marketo [Episode #8]

Fathom

Get the inside scoop on Marketo best practices and also hear marketers collaborate — and commiserate– as they make a big impact on their organization. KreweChats is full of honest insights, from honest marketers, in love with an awesome platform. MQL-SQL-OMG!

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Ebook Analytics and What We Didn't Expect to Find Out

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We never would have discovered these analytics otherwise. When reporting on eBook analytics, B2B marketers usually analyze landing page views (equivalent to CTA clicks on blog posts, ads, etc.) Ebook Analytics: Views → Downloads Conversion.

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

Infer

Press Release: New Analytics Bring Unprecedented Pipeline Transparency to Best-in-Class Business Intelligence. a leading provider of predictive technologies that help companies win more customers, today launched a new sales analytics package for Microsoft Power BI.

4 Things to Consider When Choosing B2B Predictive Analytics Solutions

Leadspace

From its humble beginnings, predictive analytics has burgeoned into a crowded, bustling, noisy marketplace. 65% of B2B businesses who aren’t already using predictive analytics said they were considering adopting it in 2016, according to a survey earlier this year.

Vidyard Gains Momentum Among Marketo Users

Vidyard

More than 100 customers now using Vidyard’s integration into Marketo to track video engagement data and turn viewers into customers. KITCHENER, Ontario – December 2, 2015 – Vidyard, the leading video marketing and analytics platform, today announced it has surpassed the milestone of 100 businesses using Vidyard’s integration into the Marketo engagement marketing platform. Customer accomplishments as a result of the Vidyard-Marketo integration include: Altium.

Reaching the Summit: Top 3 Takeaways from Marketo’s Marketing Nation Summit

Bulldog Solutions

Last week, I had the good fortune to attend Marketo’s Marketing Nation Summit in San Francisco. Think about it: Buyers still want to be marketed to. We may be marketers, but we’re also consumers, and we seek out brands that offer us value while connecting with our values.

Your Analytics Questions Answered (Interview)

EMagine B2B Blog

Alicia Hale, VP of Digital Marketing Services | eMagine. On the heels of the very successful webinar, Google and Web Analytics for Marketers: Which Website Metrics REALLY Matter? How accurate is the customer demographic data in analytics? Semalt is an analytics tool.

Marketo’s Take on Salesforce.com’s ExactTarget Acquisition

Modern B2B Marketing

Many of our customers, prospective customers and business partners may be wondering what this move means for Marketo, since we are a leader in the marketing software space and so many salesforce.com customers also choose Marketo as their marketing automation platform.

Modern Marketing Skills

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The skills required to be an effective marketer keep changing, just as the ways in which we drive demand generation keep changing. If marketers don’t have the skills they need to be effective in their jobs, how can organizations expect the programs we run to drive revenue to be effective?

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Does Creative Still Matter in B2B Marketing?

The Point

At Marketo’s Marketing Nation Summit last month in San Francisco, there was much talk about the shifting function of marketing towards a more strategic, data-driven role within the modern corporation. You see similar sentiments echoed throughout the marketing press.

How to Leverage an Analytical Legal Strategy to Close More Deals

Modern B2B Marketing

I get this question all the time, especially during my interview with Marketo last November. I didn’t have to look far to find ways to apply the analytical and strategic thinking I learned in law school. Take some time to think analytically and strategize.

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Predictive Analytics: The Next Piece of the Social Puzzle

Modern B2B Marketing

That means that to stay relevant and effective, marketers need to stay on their toes. Today, I’d like to talk about the latest piece of the social marketing puzzle – predictive analytics. Marketing’s Move to Predictive Social Analytics.

5 (+ 1) Questions to Ask Predictive Analytics Vendors: SiriusDecisions Edition

Leadspace

Predictive analytics is a hot topic for B2B lead generation professionals, prominent on the event agenda and well represented by the sponsors in attendance. These automated solutions are once again missing a core issue marketers still have: bad, ineffective data.

New Report Confirms Immaturity of Most Marketing Automation Deployments

The Point

In the report, “ Automation: Redefining Marketing’s Game Plan ,” Forrester details the results of their surveying 155 US-based senior marketing professionals on their use of, results from, and attitudes towards marketing automation.

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. It seems fitting to commemorate the occasion by revisiting our very first post, “ Modern B2B Marketing Defined ”, and commenting on what’s changed – and what hasn’t – since August 8, 2006. Modern Marketing

Your Expo Hall Game Plan: Make the Most of Marketo’s Marketing Nation Summit 2014

Modern B2B Marketing

A conference isn’t just a place to network – it can also be a place to kick off important internal initiatives, shop around for new vendors, and extend the functionality of your current marketing solutions. New to Marketing Automation: A Broad Approach. Mobile marketing.

The 14 Best Marketing Automation Tools

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Marketing automation software tools can be very helpful in making lead nurturing and sales acceleration efforts more effective—even if the category is badly misnamed. Marketing can’t be automated.) 1) Marketo. Best suited (like Marketo) for large enterprises.

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Marketo Celebrates the Marketer, the Marketing Nation, and Unveils New Product Innovations–Keynote LiveBlog

Modern B2B Marketing

by Dayna Rothman After months spent tirelessly preparing, Marketo Summit is finally here! This year Summit kicks off with, “Welcome to the Marketing Nation”, featuring Phil Fernandez, CEO of Marketo, Patty Azzarello, Founder and CEO of the Azzarello Group, and a slew of other surprise guests.

Personalized content for more effective content marketing

Biznology

Content marketing is, of course, a great way to attract and engage an audience, but if you’re putting out one set of content for all comers, you’re wasting an opportunity to engage more deeply. Let’s look at a few ways that might work for your marketing and your budget.

What You Absolutely Can’t Miss at the Marketo Marketing Nation Summit 2014

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Maggie Jones The Marketo Marketing Nation Summit 2014 is almost here – less than 26 days away (but who’s counting?). MARKETO FUN RUN/WALK. CONTENT MARKETING with ANN HANDLEY. DRIVING FACEBOOK LEADS with MARKETO. MARKETO ANALYTICS 101.

Marketo Buys Crowd Factory, Silverpop Buys CoreMotives, and Other News from Pardot, Neolane, Act-On and OfficeAutoPilot

Customer Experience Matrix

With its usual fanfare, Marketo today announced the acquisition of social marketing campaign company Crowd Factory. Crowd Factory is a certified cool product, which is probably reason enough for Marketo to buy them. Marketo is primarily focused on business marketing, and in particular lead generation, nurturing and analytics. Crowd Factory has some B2B clients but is clearly aimed at large-scale consumer marketing.

The new technologies marketers intend to use in 2017

i-Scoop

The people at marketing automation software vendor Marketo conducted research to look at ‘newer’ technologies and what their effect will be for marketers.

4 Marketing Automation Must-Haves For Beginners

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When I think about starting my career in marketing automation, I think of the complete confusion of how everything should be setup. This wasn’t just for our marketing team — it included our CRM admins, the sales team, communications and so many other parties.

An Interview with Jon Miller, Co-Founder of Marketo

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We recently had the opportunity to connect with Jon Miller, Vice President of Marketing and Co-Founder of Marketo. Jon leads strategy and execution for all aspects of Marketo’s hyper-efficient demand center (powered by Marketo’s solution, of course). In Marketo’s popular blog, Modern B2B Marketing , he explores everything from lead nurturing and social media to marketing ROI and revenue performance management (RPM).