Comparing Marketing Automation Platforms: Pardot vs. Marketo


A marketing automation platform is a big investment, not only in the software cost but the time and resources an organization will put into the implementation and ongoing maintenance, not to mention whether or not its performance will meet your expectations.

Help! I Just Inherited a Legacy Marketo Instance


Every Marketo MOPS professional has a dream that one day he or she will be able to build a pristine, well-organized, optimized Marketo instance from scratch.

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A Guide to Attribution Reports with Marketo

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According to Marketo , marketing attribution is the process of determining which interactions influence a customer to purchase from your brand. You need to understand how your Marketo channels are set up and, more importantly, make sure that you are giving program members adequate success so when you pull reports, you can be confident that they are accurate. Whether you measure success in FT or MT attribution, setting yourself up for success in Marketo is a necessity.

What Bizible + Marketo Means


It’s been about a month since we announced Marketo’s acquisition of Bizible on stage at Marketing Nation Summit, and with time to reflect and have many conversations with the Bizible and Marketo teams, I couldn’t be more excited for Bizible’s future at Marketo. We remain passionately committed to our mission, and now, we’re on that mission with Marketo, the world leader in marketing automation. Growing in the Marketo Ecosystem.

How to Create a Custom Marketo Popup (The Easy Way)


Are you looking for a quick and easy way to create a custom Marketo popup that converts? By the end of this post, you’ll know exactly how to easily create a custom Marketo popup that will help your business grow. Why Create a Custom Marketo Popup.

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. Marketo has their mojo back. It’s been a tumultuous year for Marketo since being acquired by Vista Equity Partners in late 2016. Yes, business buyers are tiring of automated campaigns and endless streams of emails, especially now that the power to launch automated campaigns is being placed in the hands of salespeople.

How to Get Started with Marketo's Revenue Cycle

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Do You Need Marketo’s Revenue Cycle Modeler? But once you’re ready for it, Marketo’s funnel analysis tool can help you score some big wins. The Revenue Cycle Modeler (RCM) is a tool that helps Marketo understand and track your Buyer’s Journey. Photo credit: Marketo).

3 Ways to Maximize Your Marketo Investment


“For some companies, marketing automation can end up like a Ferrari that’s stuck in the garage.” - Trip Kucera Organizations now have access to tools that deliver personalized, targeted messaging in real-time thanks to the impressive technology solutions of the current MarTech landscape.

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

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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.

Marketo Blunders: When Mistakes Happen


In our haste, we accidentally deployed a promotional message … READ MORE > Marketing Automation Marketing Operations Marketing Technology Marketing automation marketing operations marketing operations best practices marketo mistakesMistakes happen. Let’s be honest.Marketo isn’t exactly easy to use. And, who hasn’t made a mistake? I remember my first day as a Perkuto employee. It was late in the day, and my team and I were rushing to get one last message out the door.

The ANNUITAS Perspective on the Adobe Acquisition of Marketo


A Memo from CEO Adam Needles to ANNUITAS clients on the Adobe Acquisition of Marketo. You probably saw that late yesterday Adobe bought Marketo. For those of you with Marketo in your Demand Process technology stacks, your next question is probably what does this mean for me ? In fact, Marketo has been bought and sold a few times now. And we don’t expect anything other than business as usual from the Marketo ecosystem for the next 6-9 months. (So

Understanding Marketo Program Types

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Someone I worked with once told me that Marketo is like a Swiss army knife, while the marketing automation tool she was used to was more like a plastic spork. Like a multi-tool, Marketo gives you options. Every time you dream up a campaign, you have to choose which type of Marketo program to use. Marketo offers four different program types. What Are Marketo Programs? In Marketo, programs are containers for marketing initiatives.

Error-Proofing Your Marketo Instance


The webinar held on March 11, 2020, featuring Perkuto Director of Solutions Architecture Justin Norris and Senior Consultant Anna Leary, covering what your organization should focus on to better safeguard your Marketo instance.… READ MORE > Marketing Automation Marketing Operations coffee MUG webinar Email QA marketing operations Marketo Marketo errors Marketo Program QA QA testing Webinar

Marketing Attribution Advice From the Marketo Champion of the Year


I set out to find someone with deep experience in marketing automation and measurement who could walk me through the top challenges of marketing attribution. I wanted to choose someone who has worked with measurement and reporting in many different marketing automation instances.

Email Marketing and Marketo’s Engagement Program

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As your leads come into Marketo, it's nice to have a way to continue the conversation and build up the trust of your company. You can do this by creating nurture programs with Marketo's Engagement Program. Marketo simplifies the process with dynamic features. With Marketo's Engagement Program, you can create nurtures that drive your prospects to the next stage of your funnel. Marketo’s Engagement Program.

Getting Started with Marketo Segmentation

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One of the most overlooked functions in Marketo is the ability to segment lists. Rather than sending email blasts about a sale in Denver to prospects all over the country, you can use segmentation within Marketo to target based on geolocation. Think of segmentation as a smart list that automates the filtering of leads. Marketo segmentation is crucial for creating personalized emails, web content, and more. Marketing Strategy Marketing Automation Marketo

History of Marketo and Salesforce Lightning

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But changes under the hood meant plenty of work for administrators and partners like Marketo. Here’s a brief history of Marketo ’s compatibility with Salesforce Lightning. Marketo and Salesforce Lightning Timeline at a Glance. October 2015: Marketo Sales Insights (MSI) is a Salesforce-based tool for sales reps. Marketo announces that MSI is now available in Lightning. May 2018: Marketo acquires sales automation tool ToutApp.

How to Set Up a GTW Webinar Event Program in Marketo

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A previous post by my colleague Caroline Graham, covered key tips and technical considerations for running a great webinar with GoToWebinar (GTW) and Marketo. With success in mind, here’s a rundown of how to set up a great webinar program in Marketo. Sync Marketo and GTW.

Orion is 17.5 light years away, and so is Marketo’s Big Data Project


If you are a practitioner or follower of Marketing Automation, you’ve probably read a few recent articles about Marketo’s challenges with rolling out “Orion” to their install base. If Marketo’s customer communication plan for the Project Orion rollout is any indication of your future engagements with them, then I suggest you weigh your options. To help, we’re offering a switch-and-save program for all existing Marketo customers.

Marketo Spark Targets Small Business Marketing Automation

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Marketo today announced the launch of Spark , a new brand aimed at small and mid-size business. Functionally, Spark is pretty much identical to the standard Marketo system. Most of these aren’t of interest to small business, and several involve additional charges even for Marketo’s regular packages. Spark starts at $750 per month with no annual contract, compared with Marketo’s $2,000 per month minimum and annual contract for its full-featured Professional Edition.

Guide to Analyzing Marketing Performance with Marketo’s MPI Dashboard

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Marketo Performance Insights (MPI) dashboards track your entire funnel from lead acquisition to revenue—without much work from you. The same logic applies to program costs: Marketo will only count a percentage of costs to each opportunity.

How to Prepare for a Smooth Marketo Implementation


It’s no secret: a Marketo implementation is a big undertaking, with many moving pieces and full team involvement. However, we also know how much there is to … READ MORE > Marketing Automation Marketing Operations implementation timeline marketing automation implementation Marketo Marketo implementation

When to Use Marketo's Transition Rules

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If you’re familiar with Marketo’s program types , you know that engagement programs are great for drip nurture emails. Marketo has plenty of documentation of how to use transition rules , but when should you use them? As Marketo user Guy Goldstein put it , “An engagement program represents a series of related messages with a goal of driving a lead from one point to another in the funnel. Marketo’s engagement program reports can be filtered by stream membership.

How to Use Snippets in Marketo

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In one sense, sudden changes that impact everyone are exactly why Marketo snippets exist. What Are Marketo Snippets? Anyone evaluating marketing automation tools knows that Marketo has a wide range of options for personalizing content: Tokens pull in fields from specific records. Snippets are linked to Marketo’s segmentation functionality, so each audience segment can see a different version. The benefit of snippets in Marketo is that they are universal.

Your Complete Marketo Migration Checklist

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Migrating from another marketing automation tool into Marketo is no different. Here’s a checklist for the planning and packing stage of your Marketo migration. Make a Marketo Migration Chore Chart. By the time the ink is dry on your Marketo contract, people should already have a high-level sense of what’s coming. Marketo charges based on the number of people in your database. Communicate that you will not migrate completed campaigns into Marketo.

7 Steps to Create Your First Email Newsletter in Marketo

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Marketo is a powerful tool that can automate marketing campaigns for every step in the customer journey. Marketo makes it easy to build, customize, and automate email newsletters at scale, even across multiple geographies or verticals. Here are seven steps for getting started with email newsletters in Marketo. Marketo offers four program types for different kinds of email automation. Segmentations in Marketo help you do that.

How To Decide Whether Marketo RCA Is Right For You


The technology journey for B2B marketers includes the implementation of an advanced marketing automation system and a CRM. Advanced marketing automation systems like Marketo offer some form of attribution but it can be difficult to understand exactly how it compares to other attribution solutions like Bizible. Marketo RCA)? Marketo Revenue Cycle Analytics (RCA) is a set of reporting tools that helps marketers analyze their campaigns (i.e.

Marketo’s Top Features, According to the Experts

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Marketo can do just about anything: Personalize emails? This month, we asked Marketo’s 2020 Champion Class about their favorite features in Marketo. They wrote odes to foundational features like Marketo’s cloning ability and folder structure. Here are the experts’ top Marketo features, in their own words. From Chelsea Kiko , Marketing Operations Manager at McGraw-Hill: The biggest functionality win I get from Marketo is the cloning capability.

We Should Be Asking: “Why Didn’t Marketo Raise More?”

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When I heard word of Marketo’s $50 million round, my immediate response was, “Good for them; better for the industry,” predictable though it may sound. I fully expect this round – which, according to industry observers, brings Marketo’s total raise to $107 million – to brighten the spotlight that’s already shining on marketing automation and related categories like revenue performance management. We Should Be Asking: “Why Didn’t Marketo Raise More?”

The Best Marketo Add-Ons for SMB

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For newbies, Marketo proves its value right off the bat as an excellent email automation tool. Marketo allows you to manage truly multi-channel marketing experiences across social, web, and digital ads—and sales empowerment tools help your reps build consistent email journeys throughout the customer lifecycle. Here are five popular Marketo add-ons for mid-sized businesses, along with a few considerations for each. Other Marketo Add-Ons.

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Marketo's Engagement Engine Simplifies Complex Marketing Automation Campaigns

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But the good folks at Marketo have taken a step in that direction with their latest enhancement, which they call an “engagement program”. The system will go through the content in this order during each execution (which Marketo calls a “cast”), and send each person the first item they have not already received. This would only take a small tweak in the current approach, which is one reason I like what Marketo has done. This is something Marketo might want to reconsider.

3 Ways to Move Faster and Be More Strategic with Marketo Engage


In most organizations, just getting started with marketing automation, programs tend to be more technical than strategic. Marketo is a robust Marketing Automation Platform. Marketo has more than 100 tokens to help you with almost every aspect of your programs.

A Guide to Using Dynamic Content in Marketo

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If you are a new Marketo user, or if you are evaluating Marketo as a solution , here are some tips for using Marketo’s dynamic content feature to save yourself some time. What Does “Dynamic Content” Mean in Marketo? There are a number of tools in Marketo for personalizing content: Tokens let you pull in fields such as First Name or Lead Owner. Who Sees Marketo’s Dynamic Content? In Marketo, dynamic content blocks are based on segmentations and segments.

The 14 Best Marketing Automation Tools


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.) But “segmented prospect email followup sequence design and automation,” while a more accurate label for the category, certainly isn’t as catchy. Here are 14 of the best marketing automation tools based on their popularity with reviewers. 1) Marketo.

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HubSpot vs. Marketo: Which is Better?


What does this have to do with marketing automation software? Well, in many ways, Marketo and HubSpot are not unlike Sparta and Athens. To make it easier for you to guess, let’s take a look at both platforms and try to determine: HubSpot vs. Marketo: which is the marketing automation platform to rule them all? HubSpot vs. Marketo: Which Capabilities Should You Expect? Marketo. Automation. Email automation.

Marketo Adds Custom Objects. It's a Big Deal. Trust Me.

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My first question when Marketo announced its new mobile app connector this week wasn’t, “What cool new things can marketers do?” But one of Marketo’s biggest technical weaknesses has always been an inflexible data model. This was a common limitation among early B2B marketing automation products but many have removed it over the years. I suspect that underestimates the technical savvy of Marketo users, but no matter.

Why would a company migrate from HubSpot to Marketo?


The reasons for moving from HubSpot to Marketo are similar to the reasons our customers moved from HubSpot to Net-Results. It looks gorgeous and, for a marketing automation tool, is relatively easy to pick up. The post Why would a company migrate from HubSpot to Marketo? appeared first on Net-Results Marketing Automation. Quora Answers hubspot Marketing Automation Marketing Automation Software marketo migration