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Is “social media campaign” an oxymoron?

Chris Koch

If you had asked me a few years ago whether the traditional marketing campaign had any place in social media I would have scoffed. I would have had only slightly less disdain for the audience for these campaigns. If all you do is run contests and campaigns on Facebook, how can you expect to hold onto prospects over the long term? These campaigns were the winners of this year’s ITSMA Marketing Excellence Awards.

Eloqua’s “Juan Eloqua” Campaign: Email Creative at Its Best

The Point

The email below from marketing automation vendor Eloqua is part of one of those rare B2B campaigns that combines email marketing best practices with an impeccably executed creative concept.

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Kwanzoo Builds Content for Cross-Channel Marketing

Customer Experience Matrix

These capabilities make Kwanzoo substantially more versatile than a conventional marketing automation system, which would rely on campaign flows or manually-embedded links to manage the page sequence and could only deploy on emails or microsites generated by the marketing automation system itself. Data captured by Kwanzoo can be directly posted to Eloqua , Marketo , Constant Contact and Salesforce.com.

Genoo Aims to Shake Up Marketing Automation Market

Webbiquity

Marketing automation / demand generation software enables marketers to build microsites and use content marketing to capture leads and nurture them through the buying process. Companies evaluating established providers such as Marketo , Eloqua , Silverpop’s B2B Engage and HubSpot would be well-advised to check out a relatively new contender as well— Genoo Marketing Automation.

17 Marketing Action Items in 140 Characters or Less

Modern Marketing

Marilyn is an Eloqua client and attended the 2011 Eloqua Experience conference last week. Instead of writing out pages of notes that I would have to sort through and re-interpret, I found it more effective to tweet my takeaways throughout the 2011 Eloqua Experience conference sessions. Elotweet #6: Evaluate conversion rates throughout lead stage funnel. Elotweet #7: Develop SLAs between sales and marketing for lead communication.

Announcing the Winners of SnapApp's First Annual Customer Awards: The Snappys!

SnapApp

Without further ado, the winners: Cool Cat Campaigner. This award recognizes the SnapApp customer with the best overall integrated marketing campaign. as the tip of the spear for their D+H Connections tradeshow campaign.

Case Study: Modern Marketing Meets Storytelling Comic Strips

Modern Marketing

Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes courtesy of Bill Schilling , B2B marketing director and marketing technologist at Imation , where he leads a revenue-focused digital marketing team responsible for integrating marketing automation with content, website, search, social media and CRM to grow new inquiries, leads and sales opportunities. It also represents Imation’s first multichannel storytelling campaign that blends the art and science of B2B modern marketing.

B2B Pay Per Click Advertising

LeadSloth

To generate demand for your products, it’s not enough to nurture the existing leads in your database. You also need a steady stream of fresh leads coming in. There are many ways to find these new leads: inbound marketing, search advertising, tradeshows, lead programs, etc. It’s true that measuring true ROI usually takes a longer time and more effort than measuring ROI for B2C campaigns – so, when the ROI data does start to come in, it’s all the more exciting.

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Marketing Automation: Like Bringing a Gun to a Knife Fight

Webbiquity

One of the biggest challenges b2b marketers face is what to do with all of those “names&# that come into your system that aren’t really “leads&# yet; contacts collected from white paper downloads, webinar registrations, trade shows and other activities.

My List of Demand Generation Vendors, and Who They Sell To

Customer Experience Matrix

Similarly, functionality is generally comparable although they may be less sophisticated at some tasks such as dynamic content generation (automatically altering an email or Web page based on lead characteristics) and branching campaign flows. One of the audience members at the B2B Marketing University in Boston asked about demand generation systems for small businesses, and how to distinguish among the vendors in general.

Top 32 B2B Marketing Posts and Hot Topics of Social Media Forecast

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

HP, P&G) to the channel… The Difference Between B2B Leads and Personas - Marketing Interactions , April 17, 2010 B2B marketers have relied on lead definitions to define their marketing programs for years. The biggest disconnect for companies is that a marketer’s definition of a lead can often be quite different than how sales defines what they need to accept a lead as qualified for follow-up. Could Facebook become a Lead Nurturing platform?

Aprimo Marketing Studio Supports Sophisticated Business Marketers

Customer Experience Matrix

In other words, Marketing Studio competes with high-end demand generation systems like Eloqua , Market2Lead and Neolane. Eloqua and Market2Lead are based on sales automation data, but can incorporate external tables. This starts with the core functions of any business marketing system: outbound and multi-step email campaigns, landing pages, Web behavior tracking , lead scoring, Salesforce.com integration, reporting and content management.

Genoo Aims to Shake Up Marketing Automation Space

WebMarketCentral

Marketing automation / demand generation software enables marketers to build microsites and use content marketing to capture leads and nurture them through the buying process. Companies evaluating established providers such as Marketo , Eloqua , Silverpop's B2B Engage and HubSpot would be well-advised to check out a relatively new contender as well— Genoo Marketing Automation.

Marketing Automation: Bringing a Gun to a Knife Fight

WebMarketCentral

One of the biggest challenges b2b marketers face is what to do with all of those "names" that come into your system that aren't really "leads" yet; contacts collected from white paper downloads, webinar registrations, trade shows and other activities.