5 Best Practices for Improving Sales Enablement

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Author: Jeff Day In today’s frenetic, go-go-go B2B sales environment, it can be hard to ensure that your sales team is having the right—or optimal —conversations with their prospects to deliver value and drive deals forward. But are you getting the best results from your efforts?

Best Practices for Mobile SEO

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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. Email may be losing its B2B dominance.

[Ebook] 3 Best Practices for Your Mobile Marketing Strategy

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Download our ebook on Best Practices for Mobile Marketing: How to Acquire, Engage, and Retain Users. Mobile Marketing b2b Consumer

Infographic: The State of Marketing Automation Maturity

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Are most B2B companies getting maximum value from their investment in marketing automation? Or are companies rushing to implement marketing automation without a full understanding or strategy for how to put that technology to best use?

10 Tips for Driving Lead Nurturing Success (Infographic)

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When B2B companies invest in marketing automation technology, “lead nurturing” is often one of the key business objectives that spurs those organizations to take the plunge.

Happy 10th Birthday, Marketo!

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Author: Sanjay Dholakia Ten years ago this month, Phil Fernandez, David Morandi, and Jon Miller founded Marketo with one idea: to create a new kind of enterprise software company, one dedicated solely to the needs and mission of today’s marketing professional. Modern Marketing b2b Consumer

Best Practices for Building Buyer Personas, From the Experts

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According to a survey by ITSMA , 85% of B2B marketers believe they’re not using the buyer personas they created effectively. Build buyer personas you’ll actually use with these best practices from experts in the field.

B2B Social Media Best Practices for the Integrated Age

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Rajesh is a Marketo expert and has hands-on experience defining projects and implementing them at both venture-backed start-ups and consulting firms. This trend is also true in the B2B market. Five B2B Social Media Best Practices To Put Into Place After Integration.

Why is Inside Sales So Scared of Lead Nurturing?

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In our work developing lead nurturing programs for B2B companies , we often hear statements like the following: “We won’t be implementing lead nurturing for new leads because our telesales manager says his team is following up on every lead.”. Marketo sends first follow-up email.

B2B Cold Calling Best Practices

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Even as social media and web applications become mainstream B2B marketing platforms, cold calling remains one of the most effective ways to make contact with decision makers, but only if done right. Cold calling is an invaluable B2B marketing technique for businesses.

Top 10 Demand Generation Resolutions for 2014

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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.

In Defense of Unsolicited Email

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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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9 Proven Ways to Increase Webinar Response

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Marketo, Pardot) with your Webinar platform (e.g. Let’s face it: most business inboxes get flooded every day with Webinar invitations.

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12 Marketo Summit 2017 Sessions You Should Attend

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With this many sessions, deciding which to attend can be tough, so we’ve pulled out the ones that are most relevant to B2B marketers who are data driven and focused on optimizing the entire funnel. Who Marketo Summit Is For. Best practice examples from successful marketing programs.

Top 10 B2B Lead Scoring Mistakes (Part 2 of 2)

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Here’s Part 2 of our discussion of the most common B2B lead scoring mistakes. Most B2B companies have a certain lead score threshold at which prospects are deemed ready for sales.

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

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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.

Doing More Together: Facebook and Marketo Drive Marketing Success

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Marketo is happy to be one of the partners contributing to this vision through our integrations with Facebook that connect the dots between seemingly disparate activities, digitally and offline. A Marketo Case Study. Digital Marketing b2b

Top 5 Lead Source Best Practices

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By putting in place best practices, you will be sure you can measure the value of your marketing campaign efforts while also communicating with sales the important information about a lead.

Apparently It’s Now Safe (Again) to Use “Free” in a Subject Line

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In follow-up to the recent 2013 Marketo Summit , the marketing team at ReachForce , a leading provider of B2B data services, sent a message to attendees (including this blogger) crowing about the success of their traffic builder campaign , an email that generated a 42.8%

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Do You Need Marketing Automation to Do Lead Nurturing? Sort Of.

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The Marketo Approach: 3 Ways to Invest in Your Customers Through Education

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For example, Marketo customers don’t simply want to learn how to use our platform for the sake of being certified Marketo users. They are interested in being the best marketers they can be and staying at the top of their game in terms of the latest trends and techniques.

Lead Qualification Best Practices: Sniff: “Inspect What You Expect”

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by Stephanie Yung Every lead a Marketo Sales Development Representative calls into goes through an initial prospecting process, called “the sniff test”. Here at Marketo, we believe taking a few extra few minutes to “sniff out a sales lead ” helps facilitate a more relevant conversation.

Top 10 Tips for Better Email Templates

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The growing adoption of marketing automation systems is empowering B2B marketers to develop, produce, and execute email campaigns more efficiently, and more effectively, than ever before. However, if the creative foundation for those campaigns is suspect, even the best technology simply results in a faster time to failure. The success of an email campaign depends on a number of variables, chief amongst them the quality of your list and the attractiveness of the offer.

[Infographic] The Marketo(er’s) Guide to SXSW

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This year, Marketo is going big. We are hosting 10+ sessions featuring marketing thought leaders from organizations like My Fitness Pal, The Economist, Kaiser Permanente, Mashable, and of course, Marketo! Event Marketing Infographic b2b Consumer

Prepare for 2015 with Marketo’s Marketing Predictions

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To answer this question, we caught up with Marketo’s internal thought leaders to hear about the changes they anticipate in the coming year and how they think marketers can prepare. Modern Marketing b2b Consumer

Do Lead Nurturing Campaigns Always Need an Offer?

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Over at Marketo, Jon Miller wrote a fascinating post recently on “ The 4-1-1 Rule for Lead Nurturing ” in which he posits (and here I’m paraphrasing) that lead nurturing campaigns don’t always need to feature the latest white paper, Webinar, or video, and that these kinds of offers or promotions are best interspersed with what Jon refers to as “educational or entertaining content.”. In my last post , I talked about creative campaign ideas for when you have no content to offer.

Buying Marketing Automation Software: A Best Practice Process

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Of course, we think Marketo is almost always the best solution—yes, we’re biased. Typically, a voting approach doesn’t create the best decision process. You’ll choose the vendor that best suits your needs if you follow these recommendations below: Select vendors to evaluate.

Marketo Data Tells Us: Which Type of Emails Have the Highest Conversion Rates?

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Author: Johnny Cheng Marketers are always striving to deliver “best practice” marketing—marketing based on tested, tried-and-true data. You go back to your desk and begin to fumble around random marketing websites containing “best practice” campaign performance stats.

Texts From Marketo: Starting Our Story From Page 1

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At Marketo, we recently decided to restart our social storytelling and are going back to page 1 of our social storybook—without any jargon. We realize that some people may not know what we mean when we say that Marketo is the “best in class engagement marketing platform”.

Engagement is Everywhere: Marketo’s Spring 2015 Product Release

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For the first time, we are making it possible for marketers to engage their customers on any channel–-email, web, social media, digital advertising, and more—all from Marketo. All of these programs were built in isolation, connected at best, by team meetings.

How to Effectively Segment Your Inbound Leads

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This is the first in a series of best practices blogs from Leadspace’s Customer Success team. Using your defined Leadspace Ideal Customer Profile (ICP) , each inbound lead gets a best fit score against the most appropriate profile when there is a fit.

SiriusDecisions Demand Unit Waterfall: Why B2B Marketers Should Take Note

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Thanks to SiriusDecisions , for B2B marketers at least, waterfalls will forever be associated with…. It’s another manifestation of the move towards effective, personalized, audience-centric marketing in the B2B industry we’ve seen in recent years.

Marketo Data Tells Us: Which Channel Wins More, Faster

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So in this fourth blog in the Marketo Institute series, we’re going to look at the next two channel pipeline metrics: win rate and velocity. This image shows win rate across all channels (all Marketo customers). This image shows velocity across all channels (all Marketo customers).

The Economist & Marketo: Figuring Out The Next Era of Marketing

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To help provide a few guideposts, Marketo and the Economist Intelligence Unit have teamed up to see if we can jointly help marketers everywhere navigate this new era. Engagement Marketing b2b Consumer Author: Sanjay Dholakia “What a long, strange trip it has been…”.

Marketing Best Practices for the Practitioner: 4 Reasons to Invest in Online Advertising

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As the spending for online ads continues to grow, B2B marketing professionals need to watch for this development and catch on quickly because we live in an increasingly interactive world, and opportunities to market to your future customers may be lost if this is ignored.

Marketo Data Tells Us: Which Industry Has the Best Email Performance?

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After posting my earlier blog around email performance , in which I revealed which types of email perform the best, I received a ton of requests to break it down by industry so marketers can compare the performance of their email campaigns to those of their peers.

Marketo Data Tells Us: Marketing Stats That Will Blow Your Mind

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Author: Johnny Cheng In my role at Marketo over the past few months, I’ve had the pleasure of paging through mounds of enticing Marketo data. Compared to the average send size which is 8,900 per email campaign across all Marketo customers, this is absolutely massive.

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Marketo Data Tells Us: What Is the Top Conversion Rate by Channel?

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It’s me, Johnny, with your next blog from the Marketo Institute! The chart below represents average conversion rate (from lead to opportunity) by acquisition channel across all Marketo customers. How does it stack up against the Marketo average? Marketing Metrics b2b

Marketo Data Tells Us: What’s the Truth Behind the Two Biggest Email Volume Myths?

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