Predictive Marketing Vendors Look Beyond Lead Scores

Customer Experience Matrix

The past week brought three more announcements about predictive vendors expanding beyond lead scoring. That last option is an interesting extension in itself, meaning Infer could be used by marketers who have no interest in lead scoring.

To Score or Not to Score: How Does Your Lead Scoring Strategy Stack Up?

Modern Marketing

by Jody Mooney | Tweet this Given that Marketing Sherpa estimates that 79% of marketers have not yet established lead scoring, we thought it would be interesting to see how Eloqua’s modern marketers stack up against the rest of their peers. So, ready to start scoring your leads?

Checking the Health of Your Lead Scoring Model [CHART]

Modern Marketing

In Modern Marketing, the health of your lead scoring model has a big impact on your ability to score leads, and determines the effectiveness of your revenue engine as you pass those leads over to sales. Curious about where your lead scoring models stack up?

3 Reports Every Marketer Should Run to Measure Lead Scoring Effectiveness

Modern Marketing

Lead scoring is a widely discussed strategic topic among marketing automation users. Oftentimes the immediate tactical nuances include lead nurturing, content marketing, and dynamic content. MQLs Converted by Lead Score. MQLs Rejected by lead Score.

Are You Over Analyzing Your Lead Scoring? [CHART]

Modern Marketing

by Andrew Stanbridge | Tweet this Lead Scoring is becoming an industry standard for ensuring marketing and sales agree on what qualifies as a lead. Typically, a lead’s profile is scored A through D while a leads engagement is scored 1 through 4.

Demandbase vs ReachForce SmartForms – Eloqua Topliners Discussion

Reachforce

The Eloqua Topliners forum is one of the best resources on line for anything related to marketing automation best practice. Eloqua has done an amazing job of connecting demand generation and marketing automation folks in a vibrant, helpful space where marketers routinely dig in on tough challenges, ask for — and receive — help from their peers, and trade insights to inform their purchase decisions.

Rules of B2B Lead Scoring – Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

Industrial Marketing Today

Lead scoring has become very important in today’s B2B marketing. Lead scoring, a key component of lead nurturing and management, is an effective tool for aligning sales and marketing. In developing a lead scoring system, marketing has to make certain assumptions to classify prospects as hot or not. Sales uses its front-line experience and expertise to validate marketing’s lead scoring assumptions. Leads sent to sales 1,372 1,058.

Fliptop: A Customer Data Platform for Predictive Lead Scoring, Pure and Simple

Customer Experience Matrix

This model can score new leads and classify existing opportunities in the sales pipeline. Once the model is built, Fliptop scores the client’s entire database and assigns contacts, accounts, and opportunities into classes based on expected results.

3 Lead Scoring Problems – And How to Solve Them

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Today’s guest post comes courtesy of Randy Ilas, Vice President of Product Development & Marketing at Harte-Hanks, an Eloqua partner. Few marketers would argue with the premise that “less is more” when it comes to delivering the right leads to sales. Gone are the days of inundating sellers with poorly qualified leads or “prospects” with little or no interest in buying. Challenge #1: Inability to score or prioritize all leads.

How B2B Marketers Can Use Lead Scoring to Better Arm Sales

The Forward Observer

Artillery B2B Marketing Blog > The Forward Observer B2B marketers who use lead scoring can improve the quality of leads passed to sales, and help increase close rates and revenues. Many marketers are still evaluated based on the number of leads provided to sales.

The What, Who and Why of Lead Scoring [Video]

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this If you work in B2B marketing, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about lead scoring. But maybe you’re wondering what exactly lead scoring means, who are the types of companies using it and why you should do the same. What is lead scoring? Well, lead scoring is a way to quantify the value of your leads. And there are really three factors that are part of lead scoring. Who is using lead scoring?

What Was Your Favorite Part of Eloqua Experience?

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this What was your favorite part of Eloqua Experience 2011? First off, we asked attendees outside the Eloqua Experience kick-off party after day one what they enjoyed most. “ Who goes to Eloqua Experience anyway?

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Why Lead Scoring is the New Opportunity Stage

Modern Marketing

If you can’t get honest answers, how do you know where to put a lead in the pipeline? To identify serious buyers, you need to understand a lead’s behavior. That’s where lead scoring comes in. With a lead score you can get an honest representation of a lead’s intentions, whether they’re actually ready to buy, and prioritize those that sales most needs to speak with.

Eloqua Experience 2010

LeadSloth

This week I attended the Eloqua Experience, Eloqua’s user conference in San Francisco. The big news of this event is the launch of Eloqua 10. The revamped user interface makes working with Eloqua a lot of fun. They are raving about Eloqua 10.

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3 Ways to Use Lead Scoring Within Your Marketing Automation Programs

Customer Experience Matrix

I wrote last week about the difficulty of linking marketing leads to sales results. One reason the topic was on my mind is I’m also thinking a lot these days about lead scoring. The practical use of lead scoring is to decide which leads to pass from marketing automation to sales, or, even more pragmatically, to predict which leads will be accepted by sales.* But the ultimate goal is to identify the leads most likely to generate revenue.

Working with Your ABM Strategy in Oracle Eloqua

Modern Marketing

One of the major benefits of Oracle Eloqua is that rather than requiring an ABM module or add-on to the core solution, the capabilities to work with an ABM strategy are built natively within the tool. As marketers develop their ABM strategy, there are a number of areas within the Eloqua solution they can leverage to deliver on that strategy. We’ll take a look at each stage and discuss how Eloqua and the Oracle Marketing Cloud meet the marketer’s needs.

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Lead Scoring…Baby Steps - B2B Marketing and Sales Tip #256

Reachforce

It’s the topic of discussion for so many webinars, whitepapers and blog posts (even here), but do you actually do lead scoring? Until very recently, we hadn’t figured out a way to incorporate all of the various technology tools (Eloqua for Marketing Automation, HubSpot for its unique Internet Marketing tracking/features

Who Won an Eloqua Markie Award

Modern Marketing

And you could feel the anticipation leading up to the event during Eloqua Experience. Best Lead Nurturing Campaign. Best Lead Scoring Program. Who Won an Eloqua Markie Award is from Eloqua’s It’s All About Revenue, a Blog Covering Business To Business Marketing.

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Infer Releases New Predictive Behavior Scoring for Oracle Eloqua

Ignite Tech

a leading predictive sales and marketing platform that helps companies win more customers, today announced the most advanced predictive behavioral modeling solution for the Oracle Eloqua platform. Download Infer’s Behavior Scoring eBook.

What is Lead Qualification?

Ignite Tech

Lead qualification is the process that marketing and sales teams use to screen prospects before sending them to sales reps for further action. In theory, qualified leads are the prospects who are most likely to become customers and who best fit the company’s ideal buyer profile.

Expand your Audience with Oracle Eloqua and WeChat

Modern Marketing

That’s why Oracle Marketing Cloud and WeChat have partnered to integrate the most popular social media platform in China with the most powerful marketing automation platform, Oracle Eloqua. Stay tuned for more new exciting Oracle Eloqua features and opportunities.

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Expand your Audience with Oracle Eloqua and WeChat

Modern Marketing

That’s why Oracle Marketing Cloud and WeChat have partnered to integrate the most popular social media platform in China with the most powerful marketing automation platform, Oracle Eloqua. Stay tuned for more new exciting Oracle Eloqua features and opportunities.

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What’s the Big Deal About Predictive Analytics? A Conversation with Brian Kardon

The Point

He previously held top marketing roles at Eloqua, Forrester Research, and Reed Business Information before taking the reins as CMO at Lattice Engines , a pioneer in predictive applications for marketing and sales. HS) One of the predominant use cases for your technology is lead scoring.

Learn from the Experts How to Build a Rockstar Lead-Scoring Model with Video!

Vidyard

Are you scoring leads to make sure you’re flipping only the best over to the Sales team? Are you using video in your lead scoring model? Determine things like a lead’s profile fit (what’s their industry and role?), Lead scoring is never completed.

11 Tweet-Friendly Takeaways from Eloqua’s Grande Guides

Modern Marketing

That’s right – eleven tweetable lines lifted from Eloqua’s Grande Guides ready for your consumption. The two most common lead scoring dimensions: identity and interest level.” Social Media Eloqua Grande Guide Twitterby Andrew Moravick | Tweet this. We said “ lists are dead ,” but the convenience of sharing information in “Five Fast Facts,” or “Eight Exciting Excerpts,” is rather hard to quit.

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ExactTarget and Eloqua Stake Their Claim To Centralized Customer Management

Customer Experience Matrix

You probably saw ExactTarget ’s June 13 announcement of its strategic partnership with Marketo and Eloqua ’s June 21 announcement of its new AppCloud marketplace for connectors with other systems. That Eloqua sees itself as the center of a marketing infrastructure isn’t surprising, although it does show how far we've traveled from the once-common view of marketing automation as an auxiliary to the sales automation “system of record”.

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European Markie Award Winners Honored in London

Modern Marketing

by Eloqua | Tweet this The winners of the 2013 European Markie Awards were honored last night at Eloqua Experience in London. Best European Lead Nurturing Programme: XpertHR – a part of Reed Business Information . Best European Lead Scoring Programme: DocuSign.

European Markie Awards Finalists Announced

Modern Marketing

by Eloqua | Tweet this It’s that time again! Winners will be revealed during Eloqua Experience Europe , 25-26 June in London. Best European Lead Scoring Programme. DocuSign – To increase conversion , DocuSign implemented account-based scoring with Eloqua.

How to Start Your Company’s Discussion About Marketing Automation

Modern Marketing

If you do use marketing automation technology, then you realize the value in kick starting a real initiative to enhance and monetize lead quality, and know how important it is to stay on target based on your customer’s needs.

Marketing Automation Simplified [Slide Deck]

Modern Marketing

by Eloqua | Tweet this Looking for more information about marketing automation, but afraid to ask? Marketing Automation Simplified from Eloqua. Marketing Automation Simplified [Slide Deck] is from Eloqua’s It’s All About Revenue, a Blog Covering Business To Business Marketing.

Grab Your Free Guide to Lead Nurturing

Modern Marketing

One of the most important topics for the demand gen and marketing ops functions is Lead Nurturing – the process of cultivating leads that are not (yet) ready to buy. In other words, Lead Nurturing is a topic that’s central to who we are, what we do, and what we know.

Raab Report: Neolane, Aprimo, and Eloqua Rate Highest for Large Company B2B Marketing Automation

Customer Experience Matrix

Our scoring reflects their need for special features for automated content selection, project management, complex lead scores, and tight control over the rights granted to individual users.

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Who Won at the European Markie Awards

Modern Marketing

As Eloqua’s customer base grows, we’re hearing more and more about the achievements of marketers across the pond. So, it was time to bring the Markie awards to Eloqua Experience Europe. Concur, a leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, made major strides to successfully integrate marketing and sales, achieving alignment for each of the businesses core EMEA markets. Best European Lead Scoring Program: McAfee.

Eloqua Adds Free Implementation Offering

Customer Experience Matrix

On Monday, Eloqua announced a new free deployment service for its clients. It follows last month’s free deployment offer from Eloqua reseller Pedowitz Group , which generated quite a bit of comment on this blog. The new service, called QuickStart, will also be delivered by Eloqua partners, giving them an opportunity to start a relationship that could lead to future paid business. This is part of a larger industry trend to offer free deployment.

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6 Signs You Need Marketing Automation

Modern Marketing

by Michael Martin | Tweet this You’ll feel it when it happens: When you’re spending all your time managing lists and unsubscribes; when the sales team won’t return your calls; when all the good leads seem to land with your competitor. You’re Losing Good Leads to Your Competitors.

Two Big Problems Between Sales & Marketing – And How to Solve Them

Modern Marketing

This exact situation was the topic of conversation yesterday at Dreamforce ’12 during a discussion among Splunk’s CMO Steve Sommer, Senior Vice President of Sales Tom Schodorf, Eloqua’s President, Alex Shootman , and CMO Heidi Melin. But they also discussed practical ways to solve the problem, leading to a happy state of sales and marketing alignment. Problem 1: The Lead Quality Problem. This one is marketers are all too familiar with – the dreaded “the leads suck!”

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Infer Grows Partner Ecosystem to Help Marketers Build Best-In-Class Programs

Ignite Tech

Joint Oracle Eloqua and Infer users leverage Infer’s fit and behavior models to gain a new lens into their leads across multiple dimensions, and laser focus on the best prospects to engage. Behavioral Scoring Lead Scoring Marketing Automation News & Announcements Uncategorized

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