Is Anyone Leading Lead Management?

ViewPoint

Sales Lead Management is a complicated process. Sales lead management is a tough subject to truly get your arms around. There are dozens of outside vendors who say they manage some portion of the sales lead process and more than two dozen internal departments that contribute to the process and the decision making. There may be a half-dozen outside vendors managing some aspects of lead management: Sales Lead Management and Fulfillment Firm.

21 Questions to Ask Your Event Lead Management Vendor Before Making a Purchase

Lead Liaison

To access our Event Lead Management Kit, which includes this resource, click here. . Choosing the right event lead management solution for lead capture will be the most important decision you make. Before signing a contract, here are 21 important questions to ask your vendor. Does your solution integrate with my CRM, marketing automation platform, and/or analytics platform? Make sure you don’t limit the touch points you can send to new leads.

Why Lead Management Automation Really Matters

Chris Koch

We should care more about lead management automation in B2B marketing. It isn’t because the software for automating this stuff has improved, or because it’s available through the cloud so you don’t have to deal with those people over in IT. In our research we’ve also seen consistently over the past few years that two-thirds of buyers prefer to research their buying options themselves rather than waiting for vendors to contact them.

Demand Generation Strategies & Lead Management Processes First

ViewPoint

Lack of clarity and erroneous assumptions about demand generation, lead management and marketing automation are effectively addressed in two recent Software Advice whiteboard videos by Carlos Hidalgo, CEO, Annuitas Group , and Executive Director, Marketing Automation Institute.

Demand Generation and Lead Management Explained

The Effective Marketer

Last week Carlos Hidalgo , CEO of the Annuitas Group , shared on the Software Advice blog a nice video explaining two basic concepts that are often used interchangeably by vendors and even analysts in the Marketing Automation space but should in fact be treated as separate concepts: Demand Generation and Lead Management. Demand Generation vs. Lead Management. How About Marketing Automation? It is the technology behind your demand / lead processes.

Oracle Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for CRM Lead Management 2017

Modern Marketing

One of the most strategic technology investments made by marketing and sales teams today is a marketing automation platform that is sophisticated enough for their unique needs, but flexible enough to easily integrate with their customer relationship management (CRM) system.

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?

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. Click here to download the Gartner Magic Quadrant for CRM Lead Management.

7 Ways to Improve Your Lead Management Process

Zoominfo

The importance of lead generation is ingrained in the mind of every modern marketer— the more high-quality leads you bring in, the better. But, as the buyer’s journey becomes increasingly multifaceted, it’s now clear that lead generation is just one piece of the marketing puzzle.

Demand Generation Vendor Traffic Rankings

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Based on Web traffic rankings, new demand generation vendors with low prices are gaining market presence. Last November, after much consideration of alternatives , I settled on Alexa three-month Web traffic rankings as a reasonable way to measure the relative market presence of demand generation vendors. I revisited that data today, adding a few new vendors and dropping some of the very minor ones.

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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. If I were an email vendor, I''d think about that one.

What is the ROI of Lead Management?

LeadSloth

Earlier this year I downloaded Silverpop’s lead management workbook , and I planned to write about it. Unfortunately, not enough time… Last week I received a copy of Marketo’s Lead Nurturing workbook. Why Lead Management. Lead Scoring.

PowerViews with James Obermayer: Lead Management & Integrated Direct Marketing

ViewPoint

Jim is the founder of the Sales Lead Management Association. SLMA is the sponsor of the yearly Sales Lead Management week and initiatives to identify both the Top 50 Most Influential People in Sales Lead Management and 20 Women to Watch in Sales Lead Management.

Event Lead Management: What You Need To Know Before Your Next Live Event – Webinar Transcription

Lead Liaison

Learn how to make the most out of your next live event with proper event lead management. We’re talking about planning, lead capture, and post-event nurture. Chris Kipgen, Lead Liaison. But of course let’s not forget that we also have the possibility of vendor relations.

New Marketing Automation Buyer’s Guide Offers Valuable Advice

The Point

TrustRadius , an online community designed to help business software users make better product selection, implementation, and usage decisions, just released their first-ever “ Buyer’s Guide to Marketing Automation Software.”.

9 Things Marketers Need from Marketing Automation Vendors and Consultants – Part 1

ANNUITAS

Approximately 12 years ago, a new technology emerged and a new software category called “marketing automation” was born. Since then, the marketing automation space has grown consistently and significantly, and is now is at the precipice of going mainstream. According to SiriusDecisions , 40% of organizations will own automation by the year 2016. It seems each and every week that a new consultancy is born or another marketing automation company jumps into the fray.

Why We Are Vendor Neutral

ANNUITAS

Today we made the announcement that we have shifted our strategy when it comes to marketing automation vendor partnerships. For the last 5 years we have worked with our customers to deliver a full-cycle Lead Management Framework TM that greatly improves the return on their marketing and sales investments. So, we reviewed our process offerings and how they related to marketing automation. Industry News Lead Management Process Marketing Automation

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New Raab VEST Report: B2B Marketing Automation Will Reach $1.2 Billion in 2014

Customer Experience Matrix

I’ve just published the latest edition of our B2B Marketing Automation Vendor Selection Tool (VEST), with updated entries on all your favorites and several new entries to boot. lots of new vendors.

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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.) Pricing: contact vendor. 9: The 14 Best Marketing Automation Tools.

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Top 10 Marketing Automation Mistakes

The Point

It’s well documented that, of the companies who invest in marketing automation, many fail to achieve maximum return from that investment, or even utilize marketing automation technology to its full capacity. Launching lead scoring too soon.

ActiveConversion Review - SMB Lead Management

LeadSloth

Therefore I initially called them a ‘niche vendor’ However, the product has evolved into a fairly complete marketing automation suite for SMB companies. Lead Scoring. Lead scoring configuration. It can also integrate with Salesforce Web-to-Lead forms.

4 Signs You Should Call Your Marketing Automation Partner

Modern Marketing

There are those in the marketing automation space who have learned to recognize the following four signs that they should seek help. Success Leads to Questions. Call and ask the vendor if there is an offering for a dedicated expert resource you can regularly consult.

From 2016 to 2017, 5X more marketing automation vendors were added than removed

chiefmartech

tl;dr — From 2016 to 2017, the marketing automation category of the marketing technology landscape grew yet again, by 36% , from 156 vendors to 212. Marketing automation remains a bellwether of martech. Specifically: 142 vendors remained unchanged from last year.

9 Things Marketers Need from Marketing Automation Vendors and Consultants – Part 2

ANNUITAS

In our last post , we introduced a list of 9 things marketers need from marketing automation vendors and consultants. We came up with this list to help make sense of “the noise” being generated by software vendors and service providers in the space (yes, we are one of those providers). I was speaking to a client a few weeks ago about the work we’ve been providing on their lead management process development and marketing automation.

LeadForce1 Adds Mind Reading to Marketing Automation

Customer Experience Matrix

It combines this with standard B2B marketing automation features to provide better-qualified leads to sales people. The B2B marketing automation industry has reached the stage where product features are similar and companies compete primarily on business and marketing savvy. Of course, if you’re a vendor offering a cool new technology, the stakes are higher. They help rank leads and send alerts as part of a larger focus on delivering qualified names to sales people.

How to Sell Marketing Automation to Your CEO (& Other Burning Questions)

The Point

Recently I was asked to contribute some thoughts to Marketo’s new ebook, “ The Definitive Guide to Marketing Automation.” What are the most important things to look for in a marketing automation vendor? Increase the rate and volume of qualified leads passed to field sales.

Multi-Step Campaign Interfaces: A Quick Vendor Survey

Customer Experience Matrix

Naturally, the vendors showing them to me have all thought very carefully about their designs and made the best choices they could, typically based on feedback from their customers. I say this with the fervor of a reformed sinner, since for many years I looked at flow charts as the mark of an advanced marketing automation system. They do perfectly well with flow chart interfaces, which indeed are standard on enterprise marketing automation products (e.g.

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9 Things Marketers Need from Marketing Automation Vendors and Consultants – Part 1

ANNUITAS

Approximately 12 years ago, a new technology emerged and a new software category called “marketing automation” was born. Since then, the marketing automation space has grown consistently and significantly, and is now is at the precipice of going mainstream. According to SiriusDecisions , 40% of organizations will own automation by the year 2016. It seems each and every week that a new consultancy is born or another marketing automation company jumps into the fray.

Marketing Automation: What Is It & Why Do I Care? (Webinar)

The Point

Unclear on the difference between lead management and revenue cycle management? Horrified at the responsibility of investigating marketing automation solutions for your company? Who the leading vendors are in the marketing automation category. •

CallidusCloud Buys LeadFormix Marketing Automation for $9 Million Cash

Customer Experience Matrix

The list of independent marketing automation systems shrank by one yesterday when Leadformix was purchased by sales enablement vendor CallidusCloud for $9 million. The price is surprisingly low for an established marketing automation vendor. I suspect the actual LeadFormix revenue was considerably lower than $7 million, but, even so, the price may give pause to investors in other marketing automation firms who are hoping for a great payout.

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Avoid these 10 Marketing Automation Rookie Mistakes

Modern Marketing

If your company is considering marketing automation or you have recently implemented it, you are not alone. According to The State of the Marketing Technology Industry , only 3% of businesses surveyed use one of the four most common marketing automation systems. Lead Scoring.

The Key Marketing Automation Players On Your Team

ANNUITAS

You’ve vetted the vendors, selected your features, sized your database and scheduled your implementation; you are now ready to deploy your marketing automation platform, right? He/she has the basic level of certification available from the marketing automation vendor.

Producing Revenue with Lead Management – Interview with Carlos Hidalgo

Modern B2B Marketing

by Katie Byrnes Two lead management experts, Carlos Hidalgo, CEO of the Annuitas Group, and Jon Miller, VP of Marketing at Marketo, had the chance to riff on a few hot topics in B2B marketing , including the current state of marketing automation , the decision of the Annuitas Group to go “vendor neutral&# and, obviously, lead management best practices. Figure out between marketing and sales definitions such as a marketing qualified lead.

Manticore Technology Sees Expertise as Key to Success as a Demand Generation Vendor

Customer Experience Matrix

The company takes a conservative approach to marketing automation, stressing the importance of process over flashy software. Manticore Technology today released the latest version of its marketing automation system. Manticore launched its B2B marketing automation system in 2003, making it one of the older vendors in the industry. But the marketing automation space is changing rapidly.

9 Things Marketers Need from Marketing Automation Vendors and Consultants – Part 2

ANNUITAS

In our last post , we introduced a list of 9 things marketers need from marketing automation vendors and consultants. We came up with this list to help make sense of “the noise” being generated by software vendors and service providers in the space (yes, we are one of those providers). I was speaking to a client a few weeks ago about the work we’ve been providing on their lead management process development and marketing automation. Marketing Automatio