The ANNUITAS Perspective on the Adobe Acquisition of Marketo

ANNUITAS

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

What Bizible + Marketo Means

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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.

Observations from the 2017 Marketo Summit

The Point

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.

Insights from the Marketo Summit

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I have just returned from the Marketo Marketing Summit in San Francisco this week where I joined 7,000 other registered attendees from what I believe is now one of the premier B2B (and B2C) marketing events of the year. Here are my top four takeaways from the conference and what I believe are an indication of where we are in the B2B Marketing industry. I have said it many times before and after this week I am convinced that there is no better time to be a B2B marketer.

How To Decide Whether Marketo RCA Is Right For You

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The technology journey for B2B marketers includes the implementation of an advanced marketing automation system and a CRM. Marketo RCA)? Marketo Revenue Cycle Analytics (RCA) is a set of reporting tools that helps marketers analyze their campaigns (i.e.

How To Get The Most Out Of Marketo Summit 2018

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That’s why we want to see you at Marketo Summit 2018. If you’re a B2B marketer, you know events and tradeshows offer a lot of value, not just as a lead driver, but as a way to meet partners, meet customers, and get your message out there. marketo summit

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

Customer Experience Matrix

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.

9 Ideas (and 1 Big Lesson) from the Marketo Social Marketing Roadshow

The Point

Last week I attended (and was a presenter at) the Seattle edition of Marketo’s 2012 Social Marketing Rockstar Tour , a roving conference/seminar series being held this summer in cities nationwide.

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

Customer Experience Matrix

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.

What Adobe’s acquisition of Marketo will mean for B2B marketers in 5 years

Bulldog Solutions

This week, Adobe announced its acquisition of the marketing-automation firm Marketo for $4.75 Prior to the acquisition, Marketo had been credited with having one of the most intuitive user interfaces in the industry. . Marketo has a fine digital asset management system .

Marketo Summit 2013 #MUS13 Insiders Guide

Reachforce

The Marketo User Summit in San Francisco has expanded from the original 2 days to 3 days plus and the event is so jam-packed that it’s important to have a game plan to get the most out of it. If you have a year of experience in Marketo, study up, and take the exam.

Yesterday's News: Marketo Plans IPO, Eloqua Eyes B2C

Customer Experience Matrix

There were two bits of news from Marketing Automation Land yesterday: Marketo announced it has filed a draft registration statement for an initial public offering, and Eloqua CEO Joe Payne was quoted as saying his company plans to expand into business-to-consumer marketing.

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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. We hope you meet you at Marketo Summit!

3 thoughts on Adobe acquiring Marketo for $4.75 billion and what it means for martech

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The deal was announced yesterday afternoon: Adobe is acquiring Marketo for $4.75 As TechCrunch noted in their coverage of the news, “[This acquisition] was a pretty nice return for Vista Equity partners, which purchased Marketo in May 2016 for $1.8

Marketo Email Campaign Keeps It Short & Sweet

The Point

A client confessed recently that one of the reasons his company had selected Marketo as a marketing automation provider was because he was so impressed by their marketing. Full disclosure: Spear Marketing Group is a Marketo agency partner.

How Marketo Unleashed Their Demand Gen Potential

Leadspace

As one of the world’s leading marketing software companies, Marketo’s sales and marketing teams are among the best in the business. For B2B marketers, these challenges typically revolve around getting to grips with big data.

Marketo Marketing Nation Summit: Who’s Talking About B2B Data?

Leadspace

Accurate data is the key to successful B2B marketing and lead generation. When I looked at the agenda for the 2016 Marketo Marketing Nation Summit, it got me thinking about the future of data, lead generation and the evolution of B2B marketing.

5 Basic Things Every B2B Marketer Needs to Do to Prepare for GDPR

The Point

Following on the heels of CAN-SPAM (US) and CASL (Canada), the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the latest in a series of government regulations that promises to have a major impact on the way B2B marketers conduct business.

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. The leaders quadrant in this sector is quite crowded, with Act-On , Eloqua , Pardot , and Marketo all jostling for position.

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Why Put Another $25 Million Into Marketo?

Customer Experience Matrix

So.our friends at Marketo announced today that they've received another $25 million in venture funding. Marketo's strategy has been clear from the start: spend heavily to establish a strong position despite a relatively late start in the market. Obviously Marketo has a plan in mind and has convinced some pretty savvy investors that it makes sense. Where does this all lead, both for Marketo and its competitors?

Televerde and Marketo® Enter into Global Agreement to Increase ROI for Enterprise Marketers

Televerde

Companies also to bring turnkey SDRs-as-a-Service to joint customers leveraging the Marketo Engagement Platform. This service will be implemented by Televerde’s world-class team of sales development experts (SDR), leveraging the Marketo Engagement Platform TM. About Marketo.

Happy 10th Birthday, Marketo!

Modern B2B Marketing

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

Microsoft, Marketo and Facebook’s 5 Tips for Focused, Effective Marketing

Leadspace

That’s a question all B2B marketers grapple with daily — and there’s no better way of finding the answers than by hearing from industry leaders who’ve proven they know how to do it best in practice.

A Content Marketing Gem from Marketo

Paul Gillin

Marketo calls the Big Marketing Activity Coloring Book “30 pages of pure, unadulterated marketing activity fun!” The theme of fun runs throughout this e-book, and the content maps perfectly to Marketo’s message that marketing is fun again.

B2B Search Engine Marketing & Marketing Automation: An Interview with Marketo’s Jon Miller

KoMarketing Associates

Lead generation is at the top of almost every B2B marketer’s responsibility list. A marketing automation solution is one tool B2B marketers use for succeeding at these lead management challenges. How can search engine marketers leverage the functionality of Marketo specifically?

Doing More Together: Facebook and Marketo Drive Marketing Success

Modern B2B Marketing

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

A B2B Content Marketing Case Study: Presentation for the Boston Marketo User Group

KoMarketing Associates

My presentation from the Boston Marketo User Group session in June 2016, discussing the role content marketing plays in KoMarketing’s online marketing success. A Content Marketing Case Study: Boston Marketo User Group Presentation from Derek Edmond. B2B Online Marketing Blog KoMarketing PresentationsKey Takeaways from the Presentation. Insights into key program elements, including preparation & research, organized execution, and ongoing analysis and communication.

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

Modern Marketing

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. Marketo recently launched a low-cost product that competes directly against HubSpot.

Marketo Tells How to Use Social Media for Lead Generation

Paul Gillin

I often cite marketing automation vendor Marketo as a shining example of a company that gives away great information as a way to promote its business. Marketo recently contacted several B2B social media marketing pros to get their tips on how to generate leads with social platforms.

Top 10 B2B Lead Scoring Mistakes (Part 1 of 2)

The Point

Drawn from that experience, here are 10 examples of the most common scoring mistakes we see B2B companies make: 1. Lead scoring has quickly become an integral part of a demand generation marketer’s arsenal.

Impressive Marketo User Summit

LeadSloth

At this week’s Marketo Summit , I realized we’re right in the middle of B2B Marketing Event Season. MarketingSherpa’s B2B Marketing Summit was last week, Pardot’s user conference was 2 weeks ago, and the Eloqua Experience is coming up next week. In this post I’m giving a short impression of the Marketo Summit. The Marketo User Summit was BIG: 600 customers and partners were attending. Marketo University.

What the Marketo Acquisition Means for Customers & B2B MarTech

Leadspace

It’s been a few weeks since the announcement of the Marketo acquisition by Vista Equity Partners. Customers, investors and members of the marketing automation ecosystem are waiting to see what happens next and, inevitably, speculating on what this means for the B2B marketing world. For Marketo, the acquisition reflects that the underlying value of the platform had been discounted by the market, given the 60%-plus premium Vista paid over the price even a month ago.

Infographic: The State of Marketing Automation Maturity

The Point

Are most B2B companies getting maximum value from their investment in marketing automation? A recent industry survey by Spear Marketing Group suggests: no.

Texts From Marketo: Starting Our Story From Page 1

Modern B2B Marketing

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”.

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

The Point

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.

Sirius Decisions Thinks Websites Will Generate 71% of All B2B Sales Leads by 2015. I Disagree.

The Point

Sirius Decisions wrote an insightful article last week about the acquisition by Marketo of Insightera (a Web personalization platform), and included was the following projection: “By 2015, we expect to see 71 percent of b-to-b organizations’ new inquiries coming via the corporate Web site.”.

Marketo ABM Launch Raises the Bar for Predictive Analytics and ABM

Leadspace

Exciting news this week from Marketo for all you account-based marketing buffs out there. The marketing automation giant officially launched Marketo ABM on Tuesday, four months after it was first announced.

Engagement is Everywhere: Marketo’s Spring 2015 Product Release

Modern B2B Marketing

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. When you pair powerful technology and insights from Marketo with ad tech, marketing magic happens.

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

Modern B2B Marketing

For example, Marketo customers don’t simply want to learn how to use our platform for the sake of being certified Marketo users. As you can tell, education is something we are passionate about at Marketo. Customer Marketing b2b Consumer

Does Creative Still Matter in B2B Marketing?

The Point

At Marketo’s Marketing Nation Summit last month in San Francisco, there was much talk about the shifting function of marketing towards a more strategic, data-driven role within the modern corporation. But is data all that’s needed to drive B2B marketing success?