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. Adobe’s original approach was to map a single customer ID across all its systems and create transient customer profiles by pulling together data on demand. It's taken a while but all three vendors now acknowledge that a CDP must store its own data.

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Demand Generation Vendor Traffic Rankings

Customer Experience Matrix

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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In Defense of Demand Generation in the Age of ABM

The Point

Much has been made of the argument that Account-Based Marketing (ABM) gained traction so quickly in B2B marketing primarily because traditional, funnel-based demand generation has stopped working. Yes, many companies are seeing lower returns from traditional demand gen.

Ranking B2B Marketing Automation Vendors: Part 3

Customer Experience Matrix

The third and final post describes scoring for vendor strength. Beyond assessing a vendor's current product, buyers also want to understand the current and future market position of the vendor itself. The charts below show the results, without revealing specific vendor names.

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

online and through other channels before they actually reach out to the vendor. top themes being the never-ending demand to “do more with less” and determining how. content 5 Content syndication / lead gen vendors. 1How B2B Marketing.

Ranking B2B Marketing Automation Vendors: Part 2

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Yesterday's post described the objectives of my product fit scores for B2B marketing automation vendors and how I set up the original weighting for individual elements. I decided I could base this on the features each set of vendors provided.

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Survey Says: Slow Web Page Load Time Hurting B2B Vendors

KoMarketing Associates

Also be sure to check out Dianna Huff’s latest post, “ Survey Says: Testimonials Give B2B Vendors Credibility ” as she looks at another interesting finding from our 2014 B2B Web Usability Report. Demand Generation Events Search Engine Marketing Blog

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Raab Report: Financial Comparison of B2B Marketing Automation Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

Since we do have revenue figures for the top four vendors, we can also look at their revenue per employee. But other marketers should also find them helpful as they try to understand each vendor's business situation and determine how well it matches the marketer's own needs.

More on Web Traffic Rankings for Demand Generation Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

Last week’s post on Web traffic rankings of demand generation vendors generated a couple of private responses from vendors, pointing out that the Alexa statistics include traffic to operational subdomains for client landing pages and user log-in. But different products work differently*, so figures for some vendors include landing page traffic while figures for other vendors do not.

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Why Demand Generation Should Be Perpetual

ANNUITAS

This is the second year that ANNUITAS has conducted its Enterprise B2B Demand Generation Survey with the goal of gaining better insights into the approach that enterprise organizations take to demand generation. Strategic demand generation also seeks to educate buyers.

GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

Much of what we’ve seen in B2B marketing publications, martech vendor blogs and from word-of-mouth borders on fear-mongering.

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

Customer Experience Matrix

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. My brief answer was that the biggest difference was less functionality than the target markets the different vendors pursue. The table below presents a reasonably comprehensive list of demand generation (a.k.a.

Shifts in B2B Buyer Behavior Support New Priorities for Demand Gen Content

The Point

Demand Gen Report has published the results of this year’s “B2B Buyer’s Survey,” and the trends identified merit close attention for those marketers involved in B2B demand generation and content development.

ABM Vendor Guide: What to Look for in External Data Sources

Customer Experience Matrix

Last week’s posts introduced our new Raab Guide to ABM Vendors ( buy it here ) and introduced a framework four process ABM steps, six system functions, and six key sub-functions. But the sub-functions are still important for stack design and vendor selection. External data may seem like a commodity – after all, all vendors have access to pretty much the same sources. Yet there’s probably more variety among the vendors in this category than any other.

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Simple Questions to Screen Customer Data Platform Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

I’ve been working for months to find a way to help marketers understand the differences between Customer Data Platform vendors. The final list also includes a few features that are present in all CDPs (or, more precisely, in all systems that I consider a CDP – we can’t control what vendors say about themselves). Now that the list is set, the next step is to research which features are actually present in which vendors and publish the results. Vendor-neutral access.

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Why you are just a resource & how you’re failing to drive demand with your content & social media marketing efforts

Biznology

According to a LinkedIn study reported in their Sophisticated Marketer’s Guide to Thought Leadership eBook, 88% of IT buyers said that thought leadership was important or critical in determining their short list of vendors. You see there was no content to drive demand.

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.

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Questions to Ask to Find the Right CDP Vendor for You

Evergage

The customer data platform (CDP) category has been in the news a lot lately, with major announcements of mergers and acquisitions, funding for new and existing vendors, and new functionality being added.

Top-10 Demand Generation Vendor Blogs

LeadSloth

In my previous post I listed the Top-10 Demand Generation blog by marketers and consultants. Today I’ve put together a list of vendor blogs. Most of these vendors blogs really get ‘online marketing’, so they talk about best practices rather then just touting their products, and they post regularly. Tags: Demand Generation activeconversion eloqua genius.com hubspot market2lead marketbright marketo pardot reachforce readycontacts silverpop

Demand Generation Vendors Offer Few Social Media Applications

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: marketing vendors offer several types of social media applications. CRM vendor RightNow offers something similar under the label of Cloud Links. - InsideView is already integrated with major CRM vendors and with the Marketbright demand generation system. Many other vendors let a user automatically jump to the LinkedIn or Jigsaw profiles of the prospect they are reviewing.

Is it Time to Add Chatbots to Your Demand Generation Engine?

The Point

However, the more I learn about chatbots, the more I get excited about their potential for B2B marketing, and demand generation. But chatbots aren’t going to replace forms any more than Account-Based Marketing (ABM) has replaced funnel-based demand gen.

The State of Demand Generation

The Effective Marketer

A must-watch presentation, though, is the keynote address “ The State of Demand Creation “, by Tony Jaros , SVP Research for SiriusDecisions. The State of Demand Generation 2012. Why is demand generation so important? Stage 3: Vendor Selection.

B2B Marketing Automation Vendor Comparisons: New Report Next Week and The Coolest Sample Yet

Customer Experience Matrix

I suspect you may be getting tired of reading about the features in my new report comparing B2B marketing automation vendors, and want some actual information. It lets you do what I think most buyers really want, which is to compare selected vendors side by side on their specific features.

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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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Lots of Vendors Can Help You Find Leads on the Web

Customer Experience Matrix

Some vendors only rank leads while others build multiple models for different purposes. • Whether the vendor sells prospect lists or only enhance names provided by the client. Whether the vendor provides lists of individuals as well as companies.

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Marketing Automation Vendors Are Not Delivering On Marketers’ Needs For Reporting And Analytics. Here’s Why.

InsightSquared

Marketers look to their marketing automation platforms (MAPs) not only to execute many of their demand generation activities, but also to understand the effectiveness of their marketing programs.

How to Compare Demand Generation Vendors: Choosing Summary Measures

Customer Experience Matrix

I’ve more or less decided to offer a free summary of the demand generation vendor information in the Raab Guide. This might cost me a few sales, but it will enable many more people to benefit from the Guide’s contents and will make the Guide more valuable to the sponsoring vendors. price range, and willingness to consider less established vendors. Once you’ve settled on these, you have the vendor ratings categories too, since they have to align with each other.

Lights, Camera, Action: Video for Demand Generation

SmartBug Media

Here are six reasons why you need to start using video in your demand generation efforts right now. The modern lifestyle makes it hard to thoroughly read long product descriptions or spend hours researching different vendor options.

Techniques and tactics for robust demand generation management

NuSpark

. Demand generation is the process marketers employ to make clients want to buy their product or service. Demand Generation Tactics and Techniques. A robust, successful demand generation program requires several primary tactics, which include: 1.

Magisto Named a “Cool Vendor” in Artificial Intelligence f…

Magisto

Magisto Named a “Cool Vendor” in Artificial Intelligence for Small and Midsize Businesses by Gartner. We’re excited and humbled to announce that we’ve been included as a “Cool Vendor” in the Cool Vendors in Artificial Intelligence for Small and Midsize Businesses report by Gartner, Inc. We consider our inclusion in the Cool Vendor Report by Gartner a confirmation of our mission to provide entrepreneurs with the tools they need to succeed.

Getting the Most Out of Google Shopping as a B2B E-Commerce Vendor

KoMarketing Associates

Google Shopping Challenges for B2B E-Commerce Vendors. However, these challenges shouldn’t necessarily prevent B2B e-commerce vendors from integrating their products into Google Shopping. Demand Generation Search Engine Marketing Blog

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3 Demand Generation Trends to Watch in 2019

ANNUITAS

Adobe announced that consumer demand for personalized content reached an all-time high in 2018, a theme that underscored some of the most prominent trends of the year. Yet only a third of respondents reported having integrated their ABM strategy with their demand generation strategy, a missed opportunity to align common objectives and create an even greater impact. The post 3 Demand Generation Trends to Watch in 2019 appeared first on Annuitas.

Manticore Technology Sees Expertise as Key to Success as a Demand Generation Vendor

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Manticore Technology released some modest enhancements to its demand generation platform today. Manticore launched its B2B marketing automation system in 2003, making it one of the older vendors in the industry. According to Doran, the company has found that the real key to success is guiding clients through successful execution of demand generation programs. Manticore wants clients to understand that demand generation is a business process.

Five 2015 B2B Demand Generation and Content Marketing Resolutions

ANNUITAS

Marketers will again be challenged to keep pace with these advancements and will need to do more in order to connect with their buyers and show demonstrable ROI as a result of their Demand Generation and Content Marketing Strategies. As we kick-off 2015, here are some key areas that B2B marketing leaders should focus on in order to ensure they have maximum results from their Demand Generation and better align with their buyers: Move from Campaigns to Programs-.

3 Ways Quality Intent Data Improves Your Demand Gen Strategies

Aberdeen

Mass email blasts have gone from engaging to spammy, leaving marketers to rethink how email fits into broader demand gen strategies. With quality intent data at your disposal, there are 3 key ways you can improve your demand gen strategies.

Demand Generation: Why Marketing Gets it Wrong and Sales Doesn’t Get It At All

ANNUITAS

This kind of thinking, the kind that stops to discuss, “are we a sales or marketing led organization” is one of the key reasons why most organizations struggle with demand generation success today. There is no cold calling in a holistic, buyer-centric Demand Generation Strategy.

A Structured Approach to Demand Generation Analytics

ANNUITAS

One analytics vendor after another is selling you on their ability to analyze and make sense of “any” data. Demand generation leaders know it’s not true, though. So what is the key to better demand generation analytics? Blog alignment Analytics big data Demand Generation