A Case for Transformation

Act-On

It’s why we we’re named the only Visionary vendor in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant. At Act-On, we’re dedicated students and scholars of transformation. Marketing Automation gartner magic quadrant magic quadrant transformation transformative marketing

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It's CDP Time for Marketing Cloud Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

But the fact that all three vendors are addressing the topic raises some interesting questions. But CDPs have been developed by relatively small specialist vendors, which many enterprise buyers are reluctant to consider. It's taken a while but all three vendors now acknowledge that a CDP must store its own data. Cynics might say it also confirms that software vendors define user requirements based on what their systems currently do, not what users actually need.

Vendor 178

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Self-Serve is a Great Model for Vendors – and Customers

Modern Marketing

Self-serve is an effective, cost-saving strategy for software vendors. Both customers and vendors benefit from self-serve because it places the concept of customer value front and center. Let’s get it out there right away.

Vendor 264

Latest Marketing Technology Acquisitions Bypass Marketing Automation Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

On May 6, AOL and Google announced their respective acquisitions of attribution vendors Convertro and Adometry. ad tech attribution vendors behavioral targeting marketing data management marketing technology technology acquisitions

How to Choose the Right B2B Lead Gen Vendor (Without Being Intimidated)

NetLine

Fortunately, there are plenty of tools and vendors in the MarTech space designed to focus on these challenges. To accomplish this, your organization looks to vendor partners to streamline the process and maximize its success rate. The 6 C’s of Vendor Evaluation.

Vendor Selection: Writing a Good Requirements Document

Customer Experience Matrix

Specifically, they can do two things: improve the selection process itself and look beyond features to assess the vendors. This post will focus on the selection process and the next will talk about judging vendors. But don’t think you’re writing the document for vendors.

Vendor 212

Case Story: How RBC Successfully Scaled Content Across 22 Teams

Contently

Contently Case Stories is a series highlighting some of Contently’s most successful clients. According to Forrester , 60 percent of buyers think their vendors give them too much material. In some cases, it used to take weeks for RBC to take its content live.

Case 139

Blockchain Blues, Case Study Heartache.

What Works - What Doesn't

Case study heartache: By definition, a case study must describe how your product or service helped the customer, and how your product or service is better, cheaper, faster than its competitors. For those of you who follow this blog, sorry for having been out of touch.

Questions to ask martech vendors about personalization [examples]

ClickZ

When it comes to incorporating personalization into a martech stack, what questions should brand marketers be asking of their martech vendors? ” Example questions to ask martech vendors about personalization. Obviously you’ll want to tailor questions to your specific needs and use cases. How much will they work to understand your unique use case, support integrations, and build a proactive relationship? How will they deliver on your specific use cases?

Pulling Case Studies Out of Customers

What Works - What Doesn't

One of the more predictable, and sadder, moments in my work with clients comes when I ask for a customer case study to help illustrate all the good things their hardware, software or services can do. There are many reasons customers don’t want to help you create a case study.

Marketing Automation: Lessons from 4 case studies

B2B Lead Generation

To help illustrate how some of your peers are utilizing marketing automation, in this B2B Lead Roundtable Blog post, I’m sharing four MarketingSherpa case studies that cover everything from how automation improved lead gen to how that tech directly impacted the bottom line. Case Study #1 – Marketing Automation: 200% increase in lead volume for software company after implementation. In this case study, Managed Maintenance Inc.

Making the Case for Content Marketing: Research & Statistics

ScribbleLive

Here’s a big push in the right direction–good luck making the case! To make the case clear, just look at the big changes Google has made to its algorithm: In 2012 the Panda update karate chopped low-quality content.

How to choose a programmatic vendor: five questions to ask

Choozle

How to choose a programmatic vendor: five questions. In both cases, any tech that’s missing is offset by the efficiency gains that allow teams to focus on strategy and not getting lost in all the available options.

10 Tips to Make the Most of Case Studies in B2B Content

Content4Demand

Nearly half (47%) of the 200 senior-level B2B marketing professionals surveyed in the 2019 Content Preferences Survey Report cited case studies as the most valuable influencer content format—the top choice. Why Case Studies? Use Case Studies to Seal the Deal.

Quantifying the Value of Lead Nurturing: A Case Study

Sales Engine

Buyers today often use the Internet to research products and vendors long before they’re prepared to make a purchase. Today, prospects anonymously use the Internet to research products and vendors before engaging with sales.

MarTech Conference: Some Random Impressions and Interesting New Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

A panel with Oracle , Salesforce.com and Marketo , where incisive questions from Chief Martech Himself Scott Brinker highlighted the different philosophies underlying each vendor’s marketing cloud and how few companies really deploy any cloud in full. - There were about seventy vendors covering an extraordinary range of functions.

The free MarTech Expo+ Pass: 40+ presentations and 70+ martech vendors

chiefmartech

Here’s what you get access to, at absolutely no cost, with this pass: The entire Expo Hall, with more than 70 innovative martech vendors. Full-length Solutions Track sessions led by market-defining vendors.

B2B Buyers Remain Skeptical About Vendor Content

B2B Marketing Directions

The 2019 B2B Buying Disconnect report is based on a survey of 712 individuals who were involved in a significant purchase of business technology during the preceding year, and on a survey of 229 individuals who worked for technology vendors in a marketing or sales capacity.

How PeopleHR Found the Right Marketing Automation Vendor

Marketing Action

Finding the best marketing automation vendor for your business can be a difficult proposition. Here’s how his vendor evaluation resulted in a partnership with Act-On Software, an integrated suite of marketing automation tools and resources.

Case Story: How RBC Successfully Scaled Content Across 22 Teams

Contently

Contently Case Stories is a series highlighting some of Contently’s most successful clients. According to Forrester , 60 percent of buyers think their vendors give them too much material. In some cases, it used to take weeks for RBC to take its content live.

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Making sense of martech when brands use 28 vendors and counting

ClickZ

The average marketer works with 28 technology vendors , according to a study by Adledger and MadHive looking specifically at brand marketers, agency marketers, and digital publishers. Brands could also stand to be more open about their martech ecosystem when talking to agencies and vendors.

Conversational Intelligence Technology – Marketing Use Cases

Capstone Insights

A conversational intelligence vendor like Gong , Chorus.ai , ExecVision , or Salesloft records sales conversations in your web conference tool, transcribes it into text, and stores it in a central repository. The vendors differ on capabilities.

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SiriusDecisions Webinar: How to Evaluate Predictive Lead Scoring Vendors

Ignite Tech

Predictive scoring is all the rage amongst data-driven marketers, but how do you know which vendor is best? Key questions to ask when evaluating predictive vendors. Real-world predictive lead scoring success stories and use cases.

B2B Marketing Automation Vendor Comparison -- Here's a Sample

Customer Experience Matrix

set their own weights for the different scoring categories and do detailed, side-by-side comparisons of vendors they select. Vendor names have been replaced with football teams and the specific details are excluded. In case it’s not obvious, you can move the little sliders on the “Sector Chart” tab to see how the different vendors move around depending on how you weight different categories of attributes.

Ranking B2B Marketing Automation Vendors: How I Built My Scores (part 1)

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: The first of three posts describing my new scoring system for B2B marketing automation vendors. I’ve finally had time to work up the vendor scores based on the 150+ RFP questions I distributed back in September. Vendor strength will be scored on a separate dimension.

Vendor 221

Customer Relationship Management: 5 steps for finding the right vendor for your data hygiene

B2B Lead Generation

That’s why I’m involved in hiring a vendor to support MECLABS with this monumental task. There’s a multitude of data vendors and sometimes it can be easy to go with whoever is the cheapest. You want to make sure the vendor you choose can live up to its marketing. This is why it’s wise to invest the time and effort to test prospective vendors before hiring them. Compile a list of vendors. In our case, it was: Contact name.

Why CMOs Aren’t Turning to Marketing Analytics Vendors for Marketing Analytics

InsightSquared

The big players — native reporting in marketing automation and cloud-based sales- and business intelligence (BI) vendors — have caused the ground beneath specialty marketing analytics vendors to shake.

Case study in data-driven B2B customer acquisition marketing

Biznology

While preparing case studies for book, I had the fun of interviewing a bunch of very smart B2B marketers to learn how they were applying data and analytics to their marketing objectives. My new book will share nine other cases, too.

Picking Your Best Marketing Automation Vendor: One Size Won't Fit All

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Vendor scores from our new B2B Marketing Automation Vendor Selection Tool offer new proof of an old truth: there's no one best system for everyone. My reluctance to contribute to this error is the main reason I’ve carefully avoided any formal ranking of vendors over the years.

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Choosing an Event Tech Vendor? Look for Transparency

Attendify

When it comes to choosing event technology, vendor transparency is a crucial consideration. Defining event tech vendor transparency. The fact is that as event technology becomes increasingly commoditized—the marketplace now hosts hundreds of event apps alone—the heat is on for vendors to go beyond product capability when differentiating themselves. How to gauge vendor transparency. The post Choosing an Event Tech Vendor?

From a Business Case to a Case for Change

The ROI Guy

Despite the growing need to convince buyers as to the unique value you can deliver, the traditional Business Case - long a staple of value selling - may be losing it’s luster in driving sales success. IDC reports that 95% of purchase decisions require a formal business case.

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Vendor Negotiation 101: A Step By Step Guide

Outbrain

If you negotiate with vendors at work, you need to develop a skill set that goes way beyond vegetables versus dessert. Here’s our step-by-step guidelines for successful vendor negotiation: Step 1: Start by researching. Does the vendor have a track record of dependability?

When it Comes to Choosing Data Vendors, Buyer Beware

HG Data

However, even if you succeed in implementing a comprehensive data strategy for your organization, you can still end up with poor results thanks to the clever shell game so many of my fellow data vendors play to hide the inadequacies of their data. What are the vendor’s growth projections?

Did Morgan Stanley just kill the single-vendor marketing suite?

chiefmartech

But out of those participants who are confident — is a single-vendor approach to marketing technology important or not important, yes or no — the answer is clearly: no. 81% have a higher tolerance level for more vendors.

The benefits & impact of simplicity: a case study

Biznology

Organizations have to respond to growth, competition, pricing, the economy, vendor and partner changes—every day seems to require some level of course correction. Case Study: Women United in Philanthropy. As business leaders, we know that business is rarely simple.

Agency and Vendor Searches without Losing your Mind

Jackie Walts

The right vendors act as valued strategic partners and maximize the time of your marketing team. Here’s some hints on how to replace a critical vendor without losing your mind. Is it possible that if you had a frank discussion, you could work things out with your existing vendor? A vendor search is time consuming. Charging agencies and vendors to pay to be part of their database of recommended vendors.) Next, let your existing vendor know.

Making sense of martech when brands use 28 vendors and counting

ClickZ

The average marketer works with 28 technology vendors , according to a study by Adledger and MadHive looking specifically at brand marketers, agency marketers, and digital publishers. Brands could also stand to be more open about their martech ecosystem when talking to agencies and vendors.