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.

Insights from the Marketo Summit

ANNUITAS

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. In the opening keynote by Phil Fernandez and throughout the conference, Marketo made mention of their study with The Economist where marketers ranked their top three priorities, which were.

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The Top 4 Reasons Marketo Summit Matters to Your Business

Fathom

Each Spring, Marketo – one of the leading Marketing Automation platform providers – hosts its annual Summit conference, Marketing Nation. Speaking from personal experience, the learnings you can leave a conference like this with will have profound impacts on your business.

Marketo Spark Targets Small Business Marketing Automation

Customer Experience Matrix

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. Marketo has discontinued its $1,200 per month Small Business Edition, which lacked some features now included with Spark.

Marketo Summit 2015: Focusing on Yourself, Focusing on Your Team

ANNUITAS

This lack of skills only highlights the need to invest in training and will apply more pressure to CMOs who are looking to have marketing provide more value to the business.”. Blog education Kahn Academy marketing skills Marketo

Join Infer at Marketo Summit 2016

Infer

Marketo Summit is upon us yet again, and we’re geared up for a fantastic week of networking, learning, and connecting with thousands of data-driven marketers about the power that predictive can have on their businesses.

3 thoughts on Marketo’s domain outage this week

chiefmartech

This was a rough week for the folks at Marketo. This brought down their website, customer consoles, and — most unfortunately — things like Marketo tracking scripts, landing pages, and web forms that their customers were relying on for their customer-facing web experiences.

Marketo Announces Japan Expansion

Modern B2B Marketing

The same is true in business. And in our short history, it sure seems like people want Marketo. First, we heard customers in the UK asking for our technology; in 2011 we took the international plunge and hung the first global Marketo shingle up in Dublin.

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

Leadspace

So as a demand gen marketer, this week’s Leadspace-hosted panel at The Marketing Nation Summit in San Francisco — which brought together marketing thought-leaders from Microsoft, Facebook and Marketo — was a real treat for me.

Doing More Together: Facebook and Marketo Drive Marketing Success

Modern B2B Marketing

It was a great opportunity to learn about Facebook’s product roadmap from their leaders, and how they see partners as an integral part of helping their customers drive success and business growth. A Marketo Case Study.

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.

Infographic: The State of Marketing Automation Maturity

The Point

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

Customer Experience Matrix

We define small to mid-size business as companies with $5 million to $500 million revenue. The VEST report provides separate client counts for small business ($5 million to $20 million revenue) and mid-size business ($20 million to $500 million).

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.

Introducing Marketo’s Email Lookbook for Spring/Summer 2014

Modern B2B Marketing

If your audience can relate to you as a business, they are much more likely to engage with your email marketing. Introducing Marketo’s Email Lookbook for Spring/Summer 2014 was posted at Marketo Marketing Blog - Best Practices and Thought Leadership. | [link].

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 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. Sub-head is a clear, concise business benefit. Full disclosure: Spear Marketing Group is a Marketo agency partner.

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Profile Management Product Updates: Account-Based Marketo Behavior Profiles, “Contains” Operator, and More

Infer

Account-Based Marketo Activity Profiles. We’re deepening our integration with Marketo to extend users the ability to build data-rich, account-based profiles using their Marketo Activity behavioral data.

Buying Parity: Thoughts on Marketo’s Acquisition of Crowd Factory

Modern Marketing

For marketers whose social strategy centers on incentivized sharing – like sweepstakes and contests – the eventual Crowd Factory / Marketo offering could make sense. Buying Parity: Thoughts on Marketo’s Acquisition of Crowd Factory is from Eloqua’s It’s All About Revenue, a Blog Covering Business To Business Marketing. Social Media Crowd Factory Demand Generation Eloqua marketing automation Marketo

Marketo Files for IPO: Will High Growth Outweigh High Losses?

Customer Experience Matrix

Marketo made good today on its promise to file for an initial public offering (IPO). The S-1 registration statement gives considerable new information about Marketo’s business. Perhaps stock investors will look only at Marketo’s growth rate.

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.

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Jon Miller, Marketo Co-Founder and VP Marketing : How To Make Data Analytics a Natural Marketing Outcome [Podcast]

Crimson Marketing

” Some of his key points include: Marketing must use the language of business, not the language of marketing, and have the right tools to earn a seat at the revenue table. Jon Miller is the VP Marketing and Co-Founder of Marketo.

In Defense of Unsolicited Email

The Point

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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“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.

Why Marketo and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Customers Have Gold in Their Sights

Modern B2B Marketing

At Marketo, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to help sales and marketing perform together with the finesse of Olympians. Marketo’s integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM enables Datix to provide a steady stream of win-ready leads direct to each sales rep.

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

Leadspace

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. So why aren’t more people talking about B2B data at Marketo Marketing Nation?

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Vidyard Gains Momentum Among Marketo Users

Vidyard

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.

Marketo’s Take on Salesforce.com’s ExactTarget Acquisition

Modern B2B Marketing

Many of our customers, prospective customers and business partners may be wondering what this move means for Marketo, since we are a leader in the marketing software space and so many salesforce.com customers also choose Marketo as their marketing automation platform.

Big deals for Marketo and Demandware, but what do they mean?

chiefmartech

Two billion-dollar M&A deals: Marketo was acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for $1.79 Marketo’s deal isn’t industry consolidation — at least not yet. Let’s start with Marketo.

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New Marketing Automation Buyer’s Guide Offers Valuable Advice

The Point

TrustRadius , an online community designed to help business software users make better product selection, implementation, and usage decisions, just released their first-ever “ Buyer’s Guide to Marketing Automation Software.”. Marketo announced an open ecosystem platform strategy. •

Two Cities, One Marketer: Recapping Marketo and Oracle MME in 14 Quick Observations

SnapApp

You might remember it as the week that both Marketo and Oracle/Eloqua hosted their massive marketing conferences, one in San Francisco and one in Las Vegas. . We gave away 300 Mimosas in about 90 minutes at Marketo. And the floor was still busy on the last day.

Case Study: Segmentation, New Creative Boosts Lead Conversion Rates by 75%

The Point

Sungard® Availability Services™ ( Sungard AS ) in Wayne, Pennsylvania is a global leader in disaster recovery, business continuity, and managed IT services. All campaigns were built and launched in Marketo, a leading marketing automation platform. Spear is a Marketo agency partner.) “A

HBR and Marketo Team Up: The Marketing Org for the Digital Age

Modern B2B Marketing

That is why Marketo has teamed up with Harvard Business Review Analytic Services to try and figure out this multi-headed monster. It may be painful to drive that evolution internally, but it’s even more painful to have your entire business and company disrupted by another company.

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10 Tips for Driving Lead Nurturing Success (Infographic)

The Point

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.

Why is Inside Sales So Scared of Lead Nurturing?

The Point

Rather than reinvent the follow-up process, we sat down with the BDR, documented her standard follow-up procedure (a series of phone calls and emails that stretched over a number of weeks) and automated every step using Marketo , a leading marketing automation platform.

The Rise of the Marketer: The Economist Intelligence Unit and Marketo Survey The Future

Modern B2B Marketing

We are at the center of business and if we make the right investments we are going to find ourselves setting strategy, driving revenue , and shaping the future of our own organizations.

How to Optimize Google AdWords with Offline Conversion Tracking and Marketo

Modern B2B Marketing

Marketo Integration. Marketing automation is the source of information about which leads get qualified or turn into revenue, so there’s a perfect synergy between solutions such as Marketo and this new AdWords capability.

Business Value Summit Interview – Getting The Most from your Business Value Program

The ROI Guy

A great group of product marketers, value consultants and ROI practitioners gathered in Santa Clara last week for the first ever Business Value Summit – West. I had the opportunity to lead a Thought Leaders panel from the best business value solution providers, including our own, Mark Schlueter, who shared his great experience from decades of enterprise selling and team leadership at HPE, and business value tool development Microsoft, Intel, Dell and many other B2B firms.

5 Tips For Supercharging Your Marketo Campaigns

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Lead management isn’t for the faint of heart, but with these five pieces of advice, you’ll be well on your way to running successful marketing programs with Marketo. Marketing Marketing Intelligence Tips and Tricks Webinars Marketing Data Marketing Databases marketo

Revenue Performance Management: An interview with Jon Miller, VP Marketing and Co-founder of Marketo

Sales Lead Insights

This is one of a series of occasional interviews with top practitioners on topics of interest to B2B lead generation, marketing and new business development professionals. Businesses have been able to make them quicker, cheaper and more predictable, mainly due to advances in technology.