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.

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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!

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.

Marketo Summit 2013 #MUS13 Insiders Guide

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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.

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

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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.

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

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.

Marketo Tells How to Use Social Media for Lead Generation

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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.

3 Ways The Cloud Helps Marketers Innovate with Speed and Scale: Marketo + Google Cloud

Modern B2B Marketing

With that in mind, I am excited to share that together Marketo and Google Cloud are announcing a multi-year alliance to transform engagement solutions for the enterprise. Here are three reasons Marketo and Google Cloud together will transform business for marketers: 1.

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?

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.

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

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

Modern B2B Marketing

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

Modern B2B Marketing

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

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.”.

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 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.

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”.

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

Modern B2B Marketing

Introducing Marketo Institute. Marketo Institute was started in 2014 by Marketo Co-founder Jon Miller. This chart represents average click rate (top half) and average click-to-open rate (bottom half) across all Marketo customer email activities in 2013-2014.

Microsoft and DXC Win Big at Marketo and SiriusDecisions — What’s Their Secret?

Leadspace

Events season is well and truly underway for B2B marketers. With Marketo’s Marketing Nation Summit, SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit, Oracle MME and the MarTech series packed into just two months, it’s fair to say our events team — like many others — have their hands full right now! On Tuesday, Marketo announced the winners of its annual Revvie Awards, with Leadspace customer Microsoft receiving the Enterprise Marketing Team of the Year award.

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.

You’ve Set Up Marketo And Salesforce -- Now What? Why You Still Need Attribution

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B2B marketing operations professionals have successfully staked a claim as marketing automation data process experts. But even if you’ve set up a great marketing automation platform like Marketo and a solid CRM system like Salesforce, there’s still work to be done.

Marketo Data Tells Us: Which Channel Wins More, Faster

Modern B2B Marketing

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).

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.

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

Modern B2B Marketing

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…”.

Vidyard Gains Momentum Among Marketo Users

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More than 100 customers now using Vidyard’s integration into Marketo to track video engagement data and turn viewers into customers. KITCHENER, Ontario – December 2, 2015 – Vidyard, the leading video marketing and analytics platform, today announced it has surpassed the milestone of 100 businesses using Vidyard’s integration into the Marketo engagement marketing platform. Customer accomplishments as a result of the Vidyard-Marketo integration include: Altium. About Marketo.

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

Modern B2B Marketing

I know I sound like a broken record, but despite its proven success at Marketo and beyond, there are still plenty of email marketers that don’t realize the potential of trigger emails. Marketo Data Tells Us: Which Industry Has the Best Email Performance? Marketing Metrics b2b Consumer

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

Modern B2B Marketing

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: Marketing Stats That Will Blow Your Mind

Modern B2B Marketing

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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Five Customer Experience Challenges That Must Be Overcome

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November 28, 2017 by Carlos Hidalgo Customer experience continues to take center stage with high-performing B2B organizations. According to a Forbes Insights, EY Study on Customer Experience, 69% of CMO’s state. read more.

Marketo and Facebook—Delivering The Right Message at The Right Time

Modern B2B Marketing

But today, Marketo and Facebook have started to make this goal a reality for social advertising channels. The first integration between Marketo and Facebook Custom Audiences empowers marketers to better target “known” customers on Facebook with relevant information.

Infographic: Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Full-Service Demand Generation Agency

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Accelerating the Pace of Inbound Leads: An Interview with Paul Albright of Captora

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Paul Albright boasts a 30-year track record of success in Silicon Valley, including executive roles at companies such as Marketo, SuccessFactors, NetApp, and Informatica. HS] I notice that you integrate with some of the leading marketing automation vendors, including Marketo and Act-On.

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

Modern B2B Marketing

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Cracking the Code for ROI: Linking the Marketo and Google Worlds Together

Modern B2B Marketing

We have integrated Marketo’s Engagement Marketing Platform with Google AdWords. However, the system breaks when the purchase is made offline–like when a buyer works directly with a salesperson who takes the order (a typical use case for B2B purchases).

“Linking” Digital Advertising Seamlessly Across All Channels: Marketo and LinkedIn

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Chandar Pattabhiram We’re just about to kick-off Day 3—the final day—of the Marketo Marketing Nation™ Summit 2015. They approached LinkedIn and Marketo to solve that problem for them. Together, Marketo and LinkedIn have made doing this a lot easier.