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Is Salesforce.com a Player in Marketing Automation Software?

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However, there are several best-of-breed players in the market that have developed robust, feature-rich systems that can handle the most sophisticated marketing strategies. However, as your company grows, your marketing activities might need to scale as well.

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Low Cost Systems for Demand Generation

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I do recognize that they are the best known vendors in the space (with apologies to Vtrenz , whose identity is somewhat blurred since its purchase by Silverpop ). But even including that, the first year cost for most of these will be less.) : Manticore Technology : a full-featured demand generation product. See my 2007 blog entry for some information or buy the Raab Guide to Demand Generation Systems for a detailed review.

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Demand Generation Usability Scores - Part 4

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I spent a good part of yesterday talking with demand generation vendors about the usability scores I've been publishing all week. Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B complex 11 8.5 Choose whichever sounds best. Every company has a specific set of needs that are addressed by a specific set of features.

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Ranking the Demand Generation Vendors by Popularity (Yes, Life Really Is Just Like High School)

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As you might imagine, I’ve been trying to decide how to expand the set of products covered in the Raab Guide to Demand Generation Systems. But I’ve also been approached by some of the other demand generation specialists. My original set of products was based on a general knowledge of which companies are most established, plus some consultation with vendors to learn who they felt were their main competitors.

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Demand Generation Systems Shift Focus to Tracking Behavior

Customer Experience Matrix

Over the past few months, I’ve had conversations with “demand generation” software vendors including Eloqua , Vtrenz and Manticore , and been on the receiving end of a drip marketing stream from yet another (Moonray Marketing, lately renamed OfficeAutoPilot ). What struck me was that each vendor stressed its ability to give a detailed view of prospects’ activities on the company Web site (pages visited, downloads requested, time spent, etc.)

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Marketing Automation Trends for 2010

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3) It’s all about the buyer now, so why are you still writing about “my company this, my company that&# ? (4) 4) Marketing is getting more of a science: creative marketers need to acquire new skills and more people with an analytical background need to enter the profession (5) Data quality is somewhat boring, but it is a prerequisite for effective marketing automation and (6) sales and marketing need act as one team to give buyers the best possible buying experience.

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LucidEra Takes a Shot at On-Demand Analytics

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Back in March, I wrote a fairly dismissive post about on-demand business intelligence systems. My basic objection was that the hardest part of building a business intelligence system is integrating the source data, and being on-demand doesn’t make that any easier. I still think that’s the case, but did revisit the topic recently in a conversation with Ken Rudin, CEO of on-demand business analytics vendor Lucid Era. Campaign analysis in demand generation systems.

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Top 37 B2B Marketing Posts and Hot Topics August 2010

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So, here are the Best of B2B Marketing for August 2010 based on on social signals. 35 (of the) Best Guides to Facebook Marketing, Advertising, Search and More of 2010 (So Far) - Webbiquity , August 26, 2010 Facebook is an extraordinary phenomenon. Nurture The Leads In Your Sales Funnel – On Social Media - Lead Views , August 27, 2010 Today, in most B2B companies, the marketing departments engage in Lead nurturing programs. Here are the 25 articles that I liked best.

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Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market

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B2B marketers looking for ways to turn their Web sites into demand generation tools have some new solutions to consider. As part of a broader lead generation, on-demand platform, Demandbase offers a free, downloadable Web application built on Adobe AIR (one of 3 investors in an $8M round they also announced.) Demand Stream™ includes a Web widget that shows sales and marketing the names of companies visiting the Web site in near real-time.

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B2B Lead Management Market Heats Up

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Home Forrester Research « Getting Up Close and Personal | Main | Social Technographics Data Now Available » March 20, 2008 B2B Lead Management Market Heats Up [Posted by Laura Ramos ] Since the start of this year, I’ve been receiving a boatload of briefing requests from companies wanting to show me their lead generation and management solutions. There are four primary buckets of technology solutions aimed at solving the “how do I make lead generation activities more effective?”

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