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Marketing Automation: Bringing a Gun to a Knife Fight

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Those are the types of questions marketing automation / demand generation software vendors seek to address with their offerings. Marketing automation" is a misleading term. You can't really automate marketing, of course, any more than you can automate gourmet cooking or great painting.

Marketing Automation Update: Manticore VII Released

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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.

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Genoo Aims to Shake Up Marketing Automation Space

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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.

Marketo Releases Marketo Lead Management 3.0

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Marketing automation software vendor Marketo today announced the launch of its Marketo Lead Management 3.0 additional profile is requested as a prospect moves through an interactive process); Native integration with Salesforce.com ; Web visitor profiling; and Automated duplicate lead removal.

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 This was a bit of a surprise, given that Eloqua just went public in August. Small businesses in particular can expect little love from an Oracle-ized Eloqua.

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Raab Report: Act-On, Eloqua, Pardot, and Marketo Vie to Lead in Mid-Size B2B Marketing Automation Segment

Customer Experience Matrix

final installment in my series of posts on leaders in the different B2B marketing automation sectors, as determined by the ratings in our VEST report. Most require the full set of marketing automation functions but apply these in simple ways.

Eloqua, Oracle & Why Modern Marketing Needs Open Systems

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this The following article was co-written by Eloqua’s CEO, Joe Payne , and Chief Technology Officer, Steve Woods. Oracle plans to include Eloqua’s modern marketing as a key pillar to help drive the ultimate customer experience, and we are excited to join Oracle to help execute this vision. Thank you for your continued support and for being part of the Eloqua community.

Email Critique: Oracle/Eloqua Webcast Invite Needs Help

The Point

The impact that Oracle’s acquisition of Eloqua will have on that company’s ability to compete effectively in the marketing automation space is fodder for debate. One hopes, for Eloqua’s sake, that their new home at Oracle affords them a brighter future for their technology.

Battle of the Conferences: Silverpop v Eloqua.

BaseOne

A week apart from each other, the two big marketing automation players have been battling it out in customer and partner conferences – Silverpop Amplify and Eloqua Experience Europe 2013.

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Raab Report: Neolane, Aprimo, and Eloqua Rate Highest for Large Company B2B Marketing Automation

Customer Experience Matrix

Our scoring reflects their need for special features for automated content selection, project management, complex lead scores, and tight control over the rights granted to individual users.

Oracle and Eloqua: Driving the Modern Marketing Era

Modern Marketing

by Joe Payne | Tweet this By Joe Payne, CEO, Eloqua and Steve Miranda, Executive Vice President Application Development, Oracle. As of last Friday, February 8, 2013, Oracle completed the acquisition of Eloqua, and Eloqua’s products will become a core component of the Oracle Marketing Cloud.

Is the Latest Eloqua & JESS3 Animated Video Art or Marketing?

Modern Marketing

by Joe Chernov | Tweet this These are the questions we asked ourselves as we imagined and developed “ What is Revenue Performance Management? ”, the latest video from Eloqua and JESS3. Is the Latest Eloqua & JESS3 Animated Video Art or Marketing?

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Infer Releases New Predictive Behavior Scoring for Oracle Eloqua

Infer

Press Release: Deep Integration Between Marketing Automation and Predictive Solutions Helps Growing Companies Optimize Marketing and Sales. Infer will be demoing its deepened integration with Oracle Eloqua at Oracle’s Modern Marketing Experience in Las Vegas on April 26-28.

Eloqua Experience 2010

LeadSloth

This week I attended the Eloqua Experience, Eloqua’s user conference in San Francisco. The big news of this event is the launch of Eloqua 10. The revamped user interface makes working with Eloqua a lot of fun. They are raving about Eloqua 10.

Survey: Marketing Automation Users Score a “C” in Maturity

The Point

Spear Marketing Group has published an informative report detailing results of a survey designed to gauge the maturity of marketing automation deployments within the B2B community. The survey asked marketing operations managers and other B2B marketing executives to rank their current deployment of marketing automation software in 33 separate categories relating to either key software functionality or generally accepted best practice.

The 14 Best Marketing Automation Tools

Webbiquity

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.) 7) Oracle Eloqua. 9: The 14 Best Marketing Automation Tools.

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22 Photos from Eloqua Experience 2012

Modern Marketing

Another Eloqua Experience has passed, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get nostalgic, right? So here are 22 photos from Eloqua Experience 2012. paulhart1: Full day of product training at #EE12 @ Eloqua Experience North America. Eloqua #EE12. EE12 #Eloqua.

The Sales Perspective – An Interview with Jill Rowley of Eloqua

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the Eloqueen to discuss various topics about our B2B world and marketing automation. As one of the leading sales representatives in the marketing automation space, Jill has established herself as a thought leader and advisor to some of the worlds largest companies. For example, is this a buyer that is researching the question, “Why marketing automation?” or maybe, “Why Eloqua?” We have spoken many times about how marketing automation alone is not enough.

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Can Eloqua Skills Help Get You Promoted? [CHART]

Modern Marketing

5 months ago, I used LinkedIn’s search tool and took the counts by seniority level for profiles that mention Eloqua as a part of their resume (you can get counts by looking at the premium filter results, though you must upgrade to get the actual profiles).

Marketing Automation Simplified [Slide Deck]

Modern Marketing

by Eloqua | Tweet this Looking for more information about marketing automation, but afraid to ask? Check out our new slide deck presentation via SlideShare (also embedded below) for tips on how marketing automation can help your team work smarter, not harder!

5 Steps to Use Marketing Automation for Improved Conversion Knowledge

Modern Marketing

Marketing automation is all about conversion-rate optimization. In fact, an Eloqua benchmark study showed that automated campaigns have more than a 200% higher conversion rate than those without automation. ” Thirsty for more marketing automation insight?

How 100+ Brands Use Video with Oracle Eloqua to Connect with More Buyers

Vidyard

In fact, more than 100 brands are now using Vidyard’s integration with Oracle Eloqua to connect with more buyers and turn viewers into customers. And they’re doing it in a way that’s tightly integrated with the marketing automation platform that powers their programs and insights.

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. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was a fully automated marketing engine.

What to Expect at Eloqua Experience

Modern Marketing

Eloqua Experience 2011 kicks off after much anticipation. But we also want to add that those heading to Eloqua Experience can expect to learn about a wide variety of B2B marketing topics, from marketing automation to lead management to Revenue Performance Management.

When Marketing Automation Is the Wrong Solution

Digital B2B Marketing

Marketing automation is quickly becoming like the self-driving car for B2B marketing. Led by Eloqua (now part of Oracle) and Marketo (with a very successful IPO last week), today marketing automation companies are collectively worth billions.

Marketing automation is not marketing strategy

Biznology

Too often, these days, I am hearing B2B marketers mouth claims like “We got this new [fill in the brand] automation tool, so now we can reduce headcount.” Or, “Once this automation system is installed, it will take our marketing to the next level.” (Photo credit: Wikipedia).

VEST Report: Competition in B2B Marketing Automation Isn't About Features

Customer Experience Matrix

Yesterday I released the mid-year edition of the VEST Report on B2B marketing automation vendors, thereby meeting my self-imposed deadline of July 31. Otherwise, the top players have remained the same: Infusionsoft , HubSpot , Act-On , Salesforce Pardot , Marketo , Oracle Eloqua , and Adobe.

Common Concerns With Marketing Automation: Where Do You Rank?

Modern Marketing

by contributor | Tweet this Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes courtesy of Jennifer Stoll , Head of Strategic Planning at Pepper North America, an Oracle Eloqua Gold-Certified Partner. Not surprisingly, by the end of 2014, 70% of respondents will have invested in marketing automation.

You’ve Got Mail from Eloqua, Hubspot & Neil Patel

Reachforce

Great marketing automation is a multifaceted, complex endeavor that done well can be the critical success factor in a more leads, more MQL, more SAL and a faster sales pipeline.

You’ve Got Mail from Eloqua, Hubspot & Neil Patel

Reachforce

Great marketing automation is a multifaceted, complex endeavor that done well can be the critical success factor in a more leads, more MQL, more SAL and a faster sales pipeline.

Battle of the Conferences: Silverpop v Eloqua

BaseOne

A week apart from each other, the two big marketing automation players have been battling it out in customer and partner conferences – Silverpop Amplify and Eloqua Experience Europe 2013

Marketing Automation 2014 Industry Overview: What the Surveys Tell Us

Customer Experience Matrix

The Interwebs have delivered an unusually rich trove of data about the marketing automation industry in the past few weeks. Taken together, these provide a clearer picture than usual of the state of marketing automation.

4 Fast Integrative Benefits From the New Eloqua AppCloud in Topliners

Modern Marketing

by Eloqua | Tweet this Centralization is a good thing! The Eloqua AppCloud is now integrated into our Topliners community, to help you discover new apps, share, comment on, and follow your favorite apps. So what can you do now with Eloqua AppCloud in Topliners?

Scaling Events Across Your Enterprise With Event and Marketing Automation

Modern Marketing

When event automation and marketing automation systems work together to capture rich attendee data and execute flawless events, marketers can leverage that data for personalized follow-up. What are ways you can leverage data from your events into your marketing automation system?

A Look at the Future of Social Marketing Automation

Modern Marketing

The case for using marketing automation technology is clear. Currently, a lot of social marketing isn’t automated at all. Human beings and their knack for graceful conversation aside, the future of social marketing will be automated.

Oracle Eloqua Named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for CRM Lead Management

Modern Marketing

by Eloqua | Tweet this The 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for CRM Lead Management has been published and Oracle Eloqua is in the Leaders quadrant for the second consecutive year.

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How to Start Your Company’s Discussion About Marketing Automation

Modern Marketing

Here’s a shortlist of conversation starters about marketing automation to share with your team: Change the traditional silos of sales and marketing teams by using agreed-upon common definitions and revenue goals.

Marketing Automation is Not Marketing Strategy

ViewPoint

We are republishing this blog by Ruth Stevens (originally run January 29, 2014) because she hits the nail on the head about marketing automation. In the opening paragraph she states: “Marketers sometimes see automation as a silver bullet.

Why Is B2B Marketing Automation Growing So Slowly?

Customer Experience Matrix

Let me start by saying that the 50% revenue increase I’m projecting for B2B marketing automation in 2013 is a very healthy one. The most notable is Eloqua, which as a public company has to report its results.

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New Marketing Automation Report: Venture Funding is Key to Success

Customer Experience Matrix

I released the 2012 edition of our B2B Marketing Automation Vendor Selection Tool (VEST) report today, an event that deserves more hoopla that I’ve given it. After rooting around in the numbers like pig hunting truffles, here’s what I dug up: Core marketing automation is growing fastest.