Demand Generation Vendor Traffic Rankings

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Summary: Based on Web traffic rankings, new demand generation vendors with low prices are gaining market presence. Last November, after much consideration of alternatives , I settled on Alexa three-month Web traffic rankings as a reasonable way to measure the relative market presence of demand generation vendors. I revisited that data today, adding a few new vendors and dropping some of the very minor ones.

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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. My original plan had been to add several marketing automation vendors with significant presence in this market. But I’ve also been approached by some of the other demand generation specialists. So far the original list of Eloqua , Vtrenz , Marketo , Manticore Technology and Market2Lead has proven a good set of choices.

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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 ). To be fair, many of the vendors below charge an installation of that can be several thousand dollars or more, while Marketo doesn't. But even including that, the first year cost for most of these will be less.) : Manticore Technology : a full-featured demand generation product.

Demand Generation Implementation Survey - Background Results

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I've been having a dandy time analyzing the results of my Demand Generation Implementation Survey. As of April 29, I've received 40 responses, of which I've discarded two as incomplete and two because they related to vendors I considered irrelevant ( Zoho and Ad Giants PitchRocket). One measure of this is the distribution of vendors reported by the respondents, which clearly doesn't reflect the installed base of the industry.

Demand Generation Systems Shift Focus to Tracking Behavior

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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.)

How Demand Generation Systems Handle Company Data: Diving into the Details

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Back in early January I posted a discussion on treatment of Company-Level Data in Demand Generation Systems. At that time, I posed a set of specific questions to the demand generation vendors in the Raab Guide. My original approach in the Guide had simply been to ask vendors whether they had a separate company table in their system. But let’s say that leaves you with a dozen vendors, and you use some gross criteria to select the top three.

Silverpop Engage B2B Adds Visual Campaign Builder

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This is the first of three planned posts on updated interfaces from demand generation vendors.) Silverpop Engage B2B (formerly Vtrenz) on Monday rele ased its first visual campaign builder, finally matching a feature offered by nearly all its competitors. Tags: marketing automation silverpop engage b2b vtrenz campaign management lead management software usability user interface demand generation

New Guide is Ready

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I've been distracted this week by an unrelated client deadline, but the new Raab Guide to Demand Generation Systems is indeed complete. Tags: marketing software marketing automation lead management demand generation

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Getting Closer to My Usability Ratings

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If you suspected that my last two blog posts were a way to avoid writing a post that ranks vendors on usability, you’re probably right. I’d already noticed that the simplicity-focused vendors ( Marketo , Infusionsoft , OfficeAutoPilot and, as of yesterday, Genius.com ) build their campaigns as a list of steps with no branching flows. (To The complexity-oriented vendors do this with flow logic that explicitly routes leads among campaigns.

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Why Most Consumer Marketing Automation Systems Are Not Software-as-a-Service, And When That Will Change

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Summary: Consumer-oriented marketing automation systems have been slower to adopt the Software-as-a-Service model than business marketing (demand generation) systems. demand generation) systems. Any vendor who didn’t sell that way would be an oddity. But consumer-oriented marketing automation products from vendors like Unica , SAS and Teradata are still commonly sold as traditional on-premise software.

First Look at New Marketo Release

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Although I actually think that quite a few demand generation vendors share the Marketo philosophy, it’s still helpful to hear the distinction made clearly. Here is where it’s worth considering the approaches of other vendors. Products including Silverpop Engage B2B (formerly Vtrenz), Market2Lead and Marketbright also let marketers set up small, sequential campaigns and embed them in selection framework.

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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Marketo Releases Marketo Lead Management 3.0

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Marketing automation software vendor Marketo today announced the launch of its Marketo Lead Management 3.0 Marketo competes with products such as Eloqua , Silverpop Engage B2B (formerly Vtrenz), Marketbright and Manticore in the marketing automation / demand generation space. software suite. With more than 200 new features, the release is the most significant since the product's initial launch in early 2008.

Online Marketing Systems Are Still Very Fragmented

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But somehow I had assumed that the more integrated vendors had already assembled a fairly complete package. My diagram is divided into two main areas: traffic generation systems that lead visitors to a Web site, and visitor treatment systems that control what happens once people get there. Demand generation systems like Vtrenz , Eloqua and Manticore combine email with some Web page creation and analytics.

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Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market

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Home Forrester Research « I was recently briefed by | Main | Going Corporate » August 26, 2008 Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market [Posted by Laura Ramos ] In a recent survey of over 2100 IT professionals who buy or recommend telecom and networking solutions, we found buyers turn to peers and colleagues first, followed by vendor, industry trade, or professional Web sites, to inform their purchase decisions.

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?”