Oracle Buys Eloqua: Winners and Losers for B2B Marketing Automation

Customer Experience Matrix

Oracle announced today that it has agreed to purchase B2B marketing automation leader Eloqua for $23.50 This was a bit of a surprise, given that Eloqua just went public in August. Small businesses in particular can expect little love from an Oracle-ized Eloqua.

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Eloqua Wins CODie Award for ‘Best Marketing Automation Solution’

Modern Marketing

Oracle Eloqua’s platform provides marketers with a way to target and segment the right audience, nurture and score leads to improve lead generation, execute global marketing campaigns, and track and manage campaign performance, including revenue growth.

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The 14 Best Marketing Automation Tools

Webbiquity

Marketing automation software tools can be very helpful in making lead nurturing and sales acceleration efforts more effective—even if the category is badly misnamed. Marketing can’t be automated.) 7) Oracle Eloqua. ” — Marketing Insider Group.

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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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Raab Report: Act-On, Eloqua, Pardot, and Marketo Vie to Lead in Mid-Size B2B Marketing Automation Segment

Customer Experience Matrix

final installment in my series of posts on leaders in the different B2B marketing automation sectors, as determined by the ratings in our VEST report. This covers a broad range of marketing users with widely varied needs. They have one to fifteen marketing automation users.

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

Customer Experience Matrix

These companies have large marketing departments that may manage hundreds of campaigns for different products in different locations. The chart shows Neolane and Aprimo (owned by Teradata) as the clear leaders, with Eloqua also very strong.

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Scaling Events Across Your Enterprise With Event and Marketing Automation

Modern Marketing

Planning, executing, and scaling enterprise events presents a complex set of challenges for marketers and event professionals. Leveraging Marketing Automation for Event Success How can marketing automation impact the success of your enterprise events?

22 Photos from Eloqua Experience 2012

Modern Marketing

Another Eloqua Experience has passed, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get nostalgic, right? Modern marketers clearly love working by the pool, good eats, partying at the Markie awards, and learning. So here are 22 photos from Eloqua Experience 2012. Eloqua #EE12.

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4 Marketing Automation Must-Haves For Beginners

ANNUITAS

When I think about starting my career in marketing automation, I think of the complete confusion of how everything should be setup. This wasn’t just for our marketing team — it included our CRM admins, the sales team, communications and so many other parties.

Oracle and Eloqua Agree to Combine to Accelerate Modern Marketing

Modern Marketing

by Joe Payne | Tweet this Today Eloqua announced that it has signed definitive agreements to be acquired by Oracle in an all cash deal valued at $23.50 I’m using this forum to speak directly to the thousands of Modern Marketers who are already part of the Eloqua community.

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When Marketing Automation Is the Wrong Solution

Digital B2B Marketing

Marketing automation is quickly becoming like the self-driving car for B2B marketing. Led by Eloqua (now part of Oracle) and Marketo (with a very successful IPO last week), today marketing automation companies are collectively worth billions.

Common Concerns With Marketing Automation: Where Do You Rank?

Modern Marketing

by contributor | Tweet this Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes courtesy of Jennifer Stoll , Head of Strategic Planning at Pepper North America, an Oracle Eloqua Gold-Certified Partner. Many marketers are doing it. Common Concerns With Marketing Automation: Where Do You Rank?

Eloqua SmartStart Speeds Marketing Automation Deployment, But It's Still Work

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Eloqua's SmartStart gets marketers rolling in less than one week. It does require extensive preparation, but Eloqua leads you through that too. Eloqua last week announced a money-back satisfaction guarantee for clients who participate in its SmartStart deployment program. Eloqua Director of Key Accounts Jill Rowley scheduled a talk with me a few days later and filled me in.

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Survey: Marketing Automation Users Score a “C” in Maturity

The Point

Spear Marketing Group has published an informative report detailing results of a survey designed to gauge the maturity of marketing automation deployments within the B2B community. The survey asked marketing operations managers and other B2B marketing executives to rank their current deployment of marketing automation software in 33 separate categories relating to either key software functionality or generally accepted best practice.

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Eloqua’s “Juan Eloqua” Campaign: Email Creative at Its Best

The Point

The email below from marketing automation vendor Eloqua is part of one of those rare B2B campaigns that combines email marketing best practices with an impeccably executed creative concept.

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What to Expect at Eloqua Experience

Modern Marketing

Eloqua Experience 2011 kicks off after much anticipation. But we also want to add that those heading to Eloqua Experience can expect to learn about a wide variety of B2B marketing topics, from marketing automation to lead management to Revenue Performance Management.

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5 Steps to Use Marketing Automation for Improved Conversion Knowledge

Modern Marketing

Shannon implements and manages Marketing Systems, Databases, and Social Media. Marketing automation is all about conversion-rate optimization. To start with, marketing automation provides you with better information than you’d get with a manually orchestrated campaign.

Marketing automation is not marketing strategy

Biznology

Too often, these days, I am hearing B2B marketers mouth claims like “We got this new [fill in the brand] automation tool, so now we can reduce headcount.” Or, “Once this automation system is installed, it will take our marketing to the next level.”

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Marketing Automation’s Next Frontier: Madison Avenue

Digital B2B Marketing

Marketers have invested in marketing automation, content and, in many cases, creating complex business rules to determine what content and message to deliver when. Extending marketing automation into display advertising with specific vendors is the first small step.

Yesterday's News: Marketo Plans IPO, Eloqua Eyes B2C

Customer Experience Matrix

There were two bits of news from Marketing Automation Land yesterday: Marketo announced it has filed a draft registration statement for an initial public offering, and Eloqua CEO Joe Payne was quoted as saying his company plans to expand into business-to-consumer marketing.

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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.

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.

Expand your Audience with Oracle Eloqua and WeChat

Modern Marketing

At Oracle Marketing Cloud, we are focused on helping marketers recognize and reach their ideal customers, wherever they are. They can then measure the success of WeChat campaigns using built-in reporting and analytics within Oracle Eloqua.

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VEST Report: Competition in B2B Marketing Automation Isn't About Features

Customer Experience Matrix

Yesterday I released the mid-year edition of the VEST Report on B2B marketing automation vendors, thereby meeting my self-imposed deadline of July 31. Here are some observations: - market positions are pretty stable. marketing automation martech VEST report

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Expand your Audience with Oracle Eloqua and WeChat

Modern Marketing

At Oracle Marketing Cloud, we are focused on helping marketers recognize and reach their ideal customers, wherever they are. They can then measure the success of WeChat campaigns using built-in reporting and analytics within Oracle Eloqua.

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Battle of the Conferences: Silverpop v Eloqua

BaseOne

A week apart from each other, the two big marketing automation players have been battling it out in customer and partner conferences – Silverpop Amplify and Eloqua Experience Europe 2013

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Can Eloqua Skills Help Get You Promoted? [CHART]

Modern Marketing

5 months ago, I used LinkedIn’s search tool and took the counts by seniority level for profiles that mention Eloqua as a part of their resume (you can get counts by looking at the premium filter results, though you must upgrade to get the actual profiles).

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Oracle and Eloqua: Driving the Modern Marketing Era

Modern Marketing

by Joe Payne | Tweet this By Joe Payne, CEO, Eloqua and Steve Miranda, Executive Vice President Application Development, Oracle. As of last Friday, February 8, 2013, Oracle completed the acquisition of Eloqua, and Eloqua’s products will become a core component of the Oracle Marketing Cloud.

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Eloqua, Oracle & Why Modern Marketing Needs Open Systems

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this The following article was co-written by Eloqua’s CEO, Joe Payne , and Chief Technology Officer, Steve Woods. Last Thursday we announced that we have entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Oracle to become the core of Oracle’s Marketing Cloud. Oracle plans to include Eloqua’s modern marketing as a key pillar to help drive the ultimate customer experience, and we are excited to join Oracle to help execute this vision.

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Marketing Automation 2014 Industry Overview: What the Surveys Tell Us

Customer Experience Matrix

The Interwebs have delivered an unusually rich trove of data about the marketing automation industry in the past few weeks. Taken together, these provide a clearer picture than usual of the state of marketing automation.

Marketing Automation Interview Questions (Use-case based)

Marketing Converts

Marketing automation is just a glorified (and really expensive) email delivery tool without a power user. In trying to find a solid power user to join your marketing team, it can be hard to tell the difference and often the interviewer doesn’t know what to look for.

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6 Signs You Need Marketing Automation

Modern Marketing

These are common signs that you need to go beyond batch and blast marketing, need to get sales on the same page, need a stronger lead management process – these are the signs and symptoms that your business needs marketing automation. Sales and Marketing are Antagonistic.

Email Critique: Oracle/Eloqua Webcast Invite Needs Help

The Point

The impact that Oracle’s acquisition of Eloqua will have on that company’s ability to compete effectively in the marketing automation space is fodder for debate. Or “Modern Marketing” for that matter? And is content marketing really news-worthy?

How to Start Your Company’s Discussion About Marketing Automation

Modern Marketing

by Amanda Batista | Tweet this Over the weekend you may have received one or more marketing emails that weren’t of interest to you, perhaps even after you opted in to receive communication from that particular company. The art of marketing, however, fuels those very metrics.

Is the Latest Eloqua & JESS3 Animated Video Art or Marketing?

Modern Marketing

by Joe Chernov | Tweet this These are the questions we asked ourselves as we imagined and developed “ What is Revenue Performance Management? ”, the latest video from Eloqua and JESS3. Since the dawn of industry, marketing has been about appealing to people’s emotions.

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3 Ways Insurance Marketers Can Benefit from Marketing Automation

Modern Marketing

by Eloqua | Tweet this The marketing ecosystem has changed for insurance marketers, as a result of healthcare reform and economic changes. The personalization imperative, coupled with privacy and compliance concerns, is driving a process-oriented shift in insurance marketing.

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

Modern Marketing

by Amanda Batista | Tweet this The influx of content, information, and education available to consumers is an astounding, evolving issue for marketers. We at Oracle Eloqua emphasize The 5 Tenets of Modern Marketing as the core competencies for success.

Insights from Eloqua's IPO Registration Statement

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Eloqua's registration statement offers new and interesting details about its business. Eloqua last week filed for an initial public offering of its stock. Eloqua’s was no exception. I expected it to grow as Eloqua sold into larger accounts.

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Battle of the Conferences: Silverpop v Eloqua.

BaseOne

A week apart from each other, the two big marketing automation players have been battling it out in customer and partner conferences – Silverpop Amplify and Eloqua Experience Europe 2013.

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5 Surprising Uses for Marketing Automation

Modern Marketing

by Christina Pappas | Tweet this What’s the first thing that springs to mind when you hear the words ‘ marketing automation ’? But there are so many other ways to get more out of your marketing automation investment, from smoothing out the recruiting process to pushing real-time info to sales. Let’s take a look at five less common uses for marketing automation. Automating alerts is a huge benefit to your sales team.