Dreamforce 2012 Database Marketing News – “Ferrari in the Garage”

Reachforce

In talking with folks on the show floor at Dreamforce, everyone from demand generation/customer acquisition leaders to sales operations to CMOS & VPs of Marketing, the marketing automation technology deployed and its sophistication is all over the map. Database Marketing

Oracle Named a Leader for 5th Consecutive Year in Gartner Magic Quadrant for CRM Lead Management

Modern Marketing

Digital marketers are in a constant battle between driving leads and managing their CRM systems. Gartner’s CRM Lead Management report assesses the industry’s leading Marketing Automation platforms. What is CRM Lead Management?

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Top 10 Demand Generation Resolutions for 2014

The Point

If you don’t have that capability in place, look at marketing automation platforms like Marketo or reporting solutions like Full Circle CRM that can give you the data you’re looking for. Clean up your database.

Tips For Getting More Out of Marketing Automation

Modern Marketing

The Friday Five —a collection of five curated articles from around the Internet — topic this go round: Marketing Automation. 5 TIPS FOR GETTING MORE OUT OF MARKETING AUTOMATION. Read the full story on Chief Marketer. Marketing Automation

In Defense of Unsolicited Email

The Point

Over at marketing automation firm Marketo , CEO Phil Fernandez just wrote a full-throated rant against the evils of unsolicited email and purchased email lists used indiscriminately: “How does anyone think that these are sensible emails to send to the CEO of a fast-growing public company?

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Report From New York: How Agencies are Using Marketing Automation

Marketing Action

marketing User Conference in New York City for the first time. marketing Partners breakout, which focused on our agency partners. We all learned a few things about how agencies are using marketing automation. Direct Marketing > Digital Database Marketing.

New directions for B2B data-driven marketing

Biznology

For us B2B marketers, the world is changing about as fast as we can stand. It’s a platform for communications, for selling, for just about every element of the marketing arsenal, and it’s is forcing marketers to think more carefully about customer and prospect data.

Claritix Assembles Marketing Data for Analysis: Maybe That's Enough

Customer Experience Matrix

Most of the work in any marketing analytics project is integrating data from multiple systems. The imported data is loaded into MongoDB, a NoSQL database that offers great flexibility and ease of deployment.

Connecting the Dots: Marketing Big Data

Reachforce

Earlier this week we dreamed of having all of the information we need at our fingertips for making the most educated, data driven decisions possible for who and how we go to market. shameless promotion ahead – if you are looking for a starting place to begin segmenting your leads database, this is a really good place to start. We asked for as much help as possible here, explaining along the way the value of marketing having this information for more targeted programs going forward.

An Act-On Conversation: Aaron Bolshaw Talks Automated Email Programs … and Why They’re Awesome

Marketing Action

That’s what automated email programs can be for marketers, empowering them to set up effective campaigns that run automatically, deliver the right message to the right person at the right time, and ultimately increase revenue and decrease effort. Third , sales and marketing alignment.

Can Old Database Marketers Learn Digital Tricks?

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Database marketing and digital marketing are more different than it seems. Yesterday’s post touched briefly on what I see as a fundamental transition between database marketing and digital marketing, and in particular on the changes that marketers and their supporting vendors must make to navigate the change successfully. Digital marketers have no such illusions about the completeness of the data they could ever hope to assemble.

5 Types of Marketing Automation for Businesses to Consider

PureB2B

Marketing has been around for a very long time. When we look at marketing technology, we can see that it’s enabled various channels such as print media, radio, and television for marketers to reach their audiences. Fast forward to now, these channels have become common contributors to many, many marketing strategies. Since the early 90’s the internet has evolved into the most flexible marketing channel we’ve ever seen. Email Marketing Software.

Top 5 Benefits of Adopting Marketing Automation

The Point

On Focus.com , Craig Rosenberg asks: “What are the top benefits of adopting marketing automation?” My response: Based on our firm’s experience , the most common benefits of marketing automation are these: 1. Regardless of how good your inside sales team is, putting in place automated lead response via marketing automation ensures that every inbound lead receives a prompt, systematic, personalized response, and that none fall through the cracks.

Segmentation, Social Media Drive Lead Nurturing Success for iDirect

The Point

When marketers embark on a formal lead nurturing strategy, opportunities for process improvement can arise in unexpected ways. First, the company invested in Marketo , a leading marketing automation platform that integrated well with the company’s CRM system, Salesforce.com.

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. It’s the core foundation to all aspects of marketing success.

10 Questions: Do You Need Marketing Automation?

The Point

A couple of weeks ago our firm prepared a detailed ROI analysis for a client helping them substantiate to their management the investment in a marketing automation platform. Inevitably, much of the business case for a marketing automation solution comes down to intangibles.

When Behavioral Tracking Gets Creepy

Webbiquity

Online behavioral tracking , in theory, is beneficial to both marketers and consumers. When marketers can track a web user’s behavior (anonymously) within a website or across certain ad network properties, they can serve up ads that are aligned with the user’s apparent interests.

Why Companies Buy Marketing Automation Software

The Point

Recently, Lauren Carlson of research site Software Advice wrote a very perceptive and timely piece entitled “ Tailwinds for Marketing Automation Software ” about the broader market trends that, in her view, are driving the increased adoption of marketing automation technology.

The 100 Year History Lesson On Marketing Operations and MarTech

bizible

And this was the beginning of the accountable marketing mindset. In the 1920’s the careful attention to costs measurement of marketing effectiveness began. This mindset is alive and well today and we call it pipeline marketing. The Birth of Marketing Technology.

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Does Marketing Automation Work With a Cold List?

The Point

On Focus.com , Holly asks: “Does marketing automation work if I only have a cold list of records? My response: It’s true that most marketing automation implementations involve either customers or existing prospects – people with whom the company has had prior contact – but there’s no reason why you couldn’t use the same technology against a cold list. What will marketing automation do for us that a run-of-the-mill email engine wouldn’t?

Entiera Offers Consumer Marketing Automation Software as a Service

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Entiera is a sophisticated consumer marketing automation system, offered as a service and at a lower price than conventional competitors. Entiera Insight is a marketing automation system primarily for companies that sell to consumers. I’m highlighting this because most of my recent posts have been about B2B marketing automation (demand generation) systems, and the two types of systems are quite different.

Getting the Most from Salesforce.com: A Conversation with David Taber

The Point

Salesforce.com is a dominant player in the CRM category and an integral part of many companies’ lead management, database marketing, and demand generation programs. Unfortunately, the data in most CRM systems isn’t tight enough to help marketing.

Data Append & Real-Time SmartForms- interview with DemandGen Report

Reachforce

DemandGen Report interviews Mary Firme, ReachForce Director of Marketing & Chief Lead Accelerator at the Dreamforce show. SmartForms can be deployed on any web form on blogs, webinar registrations, paid search landing pages – or anywhere leads are collected and passed to marketing automation and CRM systems. The benefits of this more robust data include improved results for marketing programs and faster sales qualification.

Marketing Big Data: Start this Year with a Plan

Reachforce

By now, we’ve all heard that at least 2% of our marketing leads database goes ‘bad’ every month. You’ve got new program plans and a data update will help to align to your target market and tag your target personas as these programs are kicking off. A data refresh will also enable you to leverage your inbound marketing to drive your marketing automation and outbound strategies. Being Thoughtful in our marketing.

Web Form Innovation Shows Big Gains, Report Shows

Reachforce

Austin, TX (PRWEB) October 30, 2012 — ReachForce announced that B2B lead data enrichment of web forms produced huge marketing and sales performance gains including a 20-day reduction in the time needed to build a complete prospect profile and a 40% increase in sales pipeline. The case study featured the gains achieved by a leading web analytics company using an Eloqua marketing automation system and a Siebel CRM. “In Marketing Automation B2B Lead Data eloqua

Tempted to Do Away With Registration Forms? Think Again.

The Point

A client asks: “Now that we have our marketing automation system in place, is it really necessary to use registration forms in our lead nurturing (follow-up) campaigns?

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Marketing Automation Vendor Consolidation: Lessons from History

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: consolidation isn't new among marketing software vendors. As I wrote in my June 30 post on consolidation among marketing automation vendors , I expect the number of competitors to shrink fairly quickly as new buyers concentrate their purchases among a handful of leading vendors. This is a natural result of a maturing market, as technology-oriented pioneers are replaced by buyers less likely to research their options in depth.

Dueling Strategies: Adobe and Oracle Take Opposite Paths to Customer Experience Management

Customer Experience Matrix

Adobe describes its scope as nothing less than optimizing customer experience and marketing spend across the entire customer journey, from first learning about a company through validation, purchase decision, product use, and commitment. Nor does Adobe manage the underlying customer database, marketing campaigns, or deep analytics. Either way, marketers will certainly need other vendors' products to manage their full customer relationships.

Marketing Automation vs. Demand Generation: What's the Difference?

Customer Experience Matrix

One of the first people I told about the new Guide to Demand Generation Systems -- an experienced database marketing consultant, no less -- was receptive to the Guide but asked whether there was any real difference between "demand generation" and "marketing automation" in general. Anyway, the piece comparing demand generation vs. marketing automation is just finished and posted you-know-where.

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.

ReachForce Acquires SetLogik and Launches the ReachForce Connected Marketing Data Hub

Reachforce

New solutions provide continuous marketing data enrichment and insights to help marketers maximize revenue. The new Connected Marketing Data Hub offers an integrated suite with continuous data quality management and predictive marketing capabilities.

Maslow’s Hierarchy for SDR Teams

DiscoverOrg

A Team that can understand our product with relative ease and articulate the value of that product to the smart VPs of Sales and Marketing and CEOs that we’re calling on. Safety with Tools: Phone, Email, CRM, Data. Marketing invests a lot of resources to drive traffic to our website.

Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market

delicious b2bmarketing

Home Forrester Research « I was recently briefed by | Main | Going Corporate » August 26, 2008 Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market [Posted by Laura Ramos ] In a recent survey of over 2100 IT professionals who buy or recommend telecom and networking solutions, we found buyers turn to peers and colleagues first, followed by vendor, industry trade, or professional Web sites, to inform their purchase decisions.

Evolution of Marketing for Professional Services: New Learning Frontiers

Hinge Marketing

Looking back just a few years, I am amazed by how much the marketing landscape has change. Unfortunately, the rapid evolution of marketing has not made things any easier. In fact, marketing continues to increase in both complexity and pace. Marketing technologies.

How to Use Dynamic Content for "Smarter" Marketing

Hubspot

If you''ve been following inbound marketing for a while, you''ve probably heard of the term ''smart content'' before. What is smart content and how will it impact your marketing? Marketing has started to follow a similar trend. 1) The Marketing Database.

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MarketingPilot Offers Integrated Marketing Management for Mid-Size Companies

Customer Experience Matrix

MarketingPilot started as an operations management tool for mid-size direct marketers, with features for project management, list and media buying, source code tracking, expense capture, and vendor management. Since then it has expanded steadily to encompass the full range of marketing resource management and then gone ahead to add marketing database management and campaign execution. marketing automation marketing resource management marketingpilot demand generation

Are You Ready For the Future of Email?

Marketing Action

She is the principal of SalesFolk , an agency that helps companies win friends and influence people (and increase leads and conversion) through persuasive, captivating sales and marketing copy. HEATHER : So Aaron, where do you think the future of email sales and marketing is heading?

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Sales Operations Instant Lead Routing Technology Advances

Reachforce

SmartForms is designed to optimize results for each customer – it works with any marketing automation system and any CRM – and the data enrichment ties into how each sales or marketing operations team works. Marketing and Sales Funnel sales lead routing sales operations

ReachForce Acquires SetLogik and Launches the ReachForce Connected Marketing Data Hub

Reachforce

New solutions provide continuous marketing data enrichment and insights to help marketers maximize revenue. AUSTIN, Texas – April 3, 2013 – ReachForce, a leader in B2B data solutions for marketers, announced it has acquired SetLogik, an innovator of cloud-based data and analytics solutions, to form the industry’s first Connected Marketing Data Hub. ReachForce delivers cloud-based data solutions for B2B marketing professionals to accelerate leads to revenue.

ReachForce Acquires SetLogik and Launches the ReachForce Connected Marketing Data Hub

Reachforce

New solutions provide continuous marketing data enrichment and insights to help marketers maximize revenue. AUSTIN, Texas – April 3, 2013 – ReachForce, a leader in B2B data solutions for marketers, announced it has acquired SetLogik, an innovator of cloud-based data and analytics solutions, to form the industry’s first Connected Marketing Data Hub. ReachForce delivers cloud-based data solutions for B2B marketing professionals to accelerate leads to revenue.