Predictive Marketing Vendors Look Beyond Lead Scores

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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.

Checking the Health of Your Lead Scoring Model [CHART]

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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 Reports Every Marketer Should Run to Measure Lead Scoring Effectiveness

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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.

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

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

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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.

3 Lead Scoring Problems – And How to Solve Them

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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.

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Why Lead Scoring is the New Opportunity Stage

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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.

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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.

Infer Releases New Predictive Behavior Scoring for Oracle Eloqua


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.

How 100+ Brands Use Video with Oracle Eloqua to Connect with More Buyers


In fact, more than 100 brands are now using Vidyard’s integration with Oracle Eloqua to connect with more buyers and turn viewers into customers. Oracle Eloqua provides some amazing tools to help marketers personalize the content journey for each prospect.

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

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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.

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


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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What Was Your Favorite Part of Eloqua Experience?

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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?

Marketing Automation Simplified [Slide Deck]

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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.

4 Marketing Automation Must-Haves For Beginners


There are many important things to focus on when starting to use a marketing automation platform such as Marketo or Eloqua. Those college math classes will finally be of use when you start building your scoring programs!

How to Start Your Company’s Discussion About Marketing Automation

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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.

Who Won an Eloqua Markie Award

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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.

True Influence InsightBASE Simplifies Use of B2B Intent Data

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B22B lead generation vendor True Influence today announced a new product to help fill these gaps. InsightBASE also differs from predictive marketing vendors who use intent data as inputs to their scoring systems and in some cases also provide lead lists: although predictive models almost surely do a better job of isolating the best prospects than InsightBASE’s simple profiles plus surge tracking, the models add considerable cost and complexity.

Infer Infuses Microsoft Power BI with Predictive Intelligence to Deliver Next-Generation Sales Analytics


a leading provider of predictive technologies that help companies win more customers, today launched a new sales analytics package for Microsoft Power BI. The package combines Infer’s valuable predictions, buyer signals and scores in meaningful, detailed data visualizations.

15 Cases of Marketing Innovation [New eBook]

Modern Marketing

The 15 companies profiled in the “Modern Marketing Superheroes” eBook were honored at the 2013 Markie Awards seventh annual ceremony, which took place during Eloqua Experience, October 23-25 in San Francisco. Best Lead Nurturing Program. Best Lead Scoring Program.

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European Markie Award Winners Honored in London

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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.

6 Ways To Maximize Your Webinars With Automation Technology

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Build drip email campaigns to help move webinar leads from one stage to the next, and progress to conversion. Score the names generated from webinars - This will support your sales teams so they don’t have to waste time placing calls to the wrong leads.

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The New 4 P’s of Marketing

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As Brian Clark notes in the Real World Marketing Syllabus, “these days, the writers lead the charge.”. That means organizations are investing in disciplines like nurturing and scoring leads, tracking conversions and developing formulas for how buyer actions lead to closed deals.

6Sense Finds B2B Prospects Using Web Site Activities

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and key activities (Web site visits, topics researched) and scores at both company and individual levels. If 6Sense exposed model scores but no other data, it would qualify as a CDP by the thinnest margin possible. Standard integrations are available for , Oracle Eloqua and Marketo. Company models score each company’s likelihood to buy from the client. I mentioned 6Sense briefly in a recent post about vendors who help companies find prospects on the Web.

Who Won at the European Markie Awards

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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.

Does Profile Management Require Predictive Scoring?


In this post, we’ll discuss whether or not you need to layer in predictive scoring to reap the full benefits of PMP, and identify where Infer’s platform can fit into your predictive journey. Then, I added in technographic signals to find people who use Pardot, Hubspot, Marketo or Eloqua.

How To Predict Conversion Rates From Lead to Close With an ‘Exit Criteria’

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This dynamic has always been the same: Marketing is frustrated by Sales not following up on their hard-won marketing qualified leads (MQLs), while sales complains that there aren’t enough “good” leads worthy of their attention.

Everstring Offers Fast, Flexible, Account-based Predictive Models for B2B Sales and Marketing

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Today, at least a dozen vendors are offering predictive models for B2B lead scoring, sales intelligence, and customer success management. Many of the original scoring vendors specialized in a single application. The late start has let it adopt a broader scope from the beginning, offering both lead scoring and new prospect identification. The approach also lets clients score anonymous leads if IP address or similar information can identify their company.

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Marketing Automation Simplified: The Small Guide to Big Ideas [eBook]

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We at Oracle Eloqua emphasize The 5 Tenets of Modern Marketing as the core competencies for success. Effective email marketing, demand generation, and lead management processes hinge on a modern strategy closely aligned to buyer needs and expectations across all phases of the buying process.

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

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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!”

ExactTarget and Eloqua Stake Their Claim To Centralized Customer Management

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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”.

What Marketers Should Know About Big Data – and How to Put it to Use

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Some freeform responses to the survey included, “adding more data to the pile to analyze will only lead to less insight, not more”, “not sure what big data means ”, and “ we have tons of data and sometimes it’s difficult to analyze”. How can we reduce lead fatigue? Many marketing organizations have turned to lead scoring to bridge the gap between marketing-generated leads and sales — to cut down on the noise and highlight the prospects with the greatest likelihood of purchasing.

6 Signs You Need Marketing Automation

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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.

5 Modern Marketing Lessons from The Lord of the Rings

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Ten seconds into an explanation of Eloqua and Modern Marketing his eyes glazed over and he asserted, “ Not as exciting as Lord of the Rings, dad ” To which I huffed, “ au contraire, mon petit Lancelot! ”. You can resurrect leads; and dead leads can come back to life.

Mining The Buyer Perspective: Steps to Lead Routing, Scoring, And Nurturing Success

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by contributor | Tweet this Editor’s Note: Today’s blog post comes courtesy of Tony Zambito , a leading authority on buyer personas. Not having it can lead to complete dysfunction. One of the most important elements for the flow of lead routing, scoring, and nurturing is perspective.

European Markie Awards Finalists Announced

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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.

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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.

Marketing Automation, Set It and Forget It

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Marketing automation combines technology, typically hosted, with business processes that score leads based on fixed criteria like title and size of company, as well as dynamic criteria, such as which web pages the person viewed, whether the individual attended a webinar or clicked through to an offer. That process is generally called “lead nurturing,” which is a popular buzzword in the industry. Instead, trickle the leads automatically as they come in.