Why Marketing Automation Customers are Migrating Downstream

The Point

Over at the Modern Marketing Blog , Steve Earl offers his theory as to why enterprise marketers choose to switch to a different marketing platform. In the broader market, however, our agency’s experience tells a different story.

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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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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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: 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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Marketing Automation Simplified [Slide Deck]

Modern Marketing

by Eloqua | Tweet this Looking for more information about marketing automation, but afraid to ask? Calm your marketing chaos! Marketing Automation Simplified from Eloqua.

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.

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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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.

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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How To Strategize For The New Eloqua Release

ANNUITAS

This week I attended the Atlanta Eloqua User Group at Oracle’s Atlanta offices. It was a great meetup, as we had Thamina Christenson with the Eloqua Product Marketing team presenting Eloqua’s latest features and future roadmap.

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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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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?

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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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.

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.

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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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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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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Marketing Automation is Not Marketing Strategy

ViewPoint

We are republishing this blog by Ruth Stevens (originally run January 29, 2014) because she hits the nail on the head about marketing automation. In the opening paragraph she states: “Marketers sometimes see automation as a silver bullet.

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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Infer Releases New Predictive Behavior Scoring for Oracle Eloqua

Ignite Tech

Press Release: Deep Integration Between Marketing Automation and Predictive Solutions Helps Growing Companies Optimize Marketing and Sales. As a result, marketers can better optimize for programs that have the biggest impact on buying behaviors. .

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.

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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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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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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The Complete Guide to Marketing Automation Integrations (Marketo, Eloqua, HubSpot, Act-On, Pardot, and Infusionsoft)

Leadfeeder

Wondering if a marketing automation platform integrates with another piece of software you have (or are considering)? Or maybe you’re looking for a less-expensive option for marketing automation? Note: see our article about building a marketing automation stack for less than $300). This guide lists hundreds of integrations across six of the most popular marketing automation platforms all in one place. Eloqua Integrations.

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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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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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?

Why Is B2B Marketing Automation Growing So Slowly?

Customer Experience Matrix

Let me start by saying that the 50% revenue increase I’m projecting for B2B marketing automation in 2013 is a very healthy one. The most notable is Eloqua, which as a public company has to report its results. There are other signs of early market maturity within my VEST data.

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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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.

Microsoft Buys Marketing Automation Vendor MarketingPilot: Start of Something Big?

Customer Experience Matrix

Microsoft today announced the acquisition of marketing management system vendor MarketingPilot , which will become part of its Dynamics CRM group. MarketingPilot is best described as integrated marketing management for mid-tier companies.

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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?

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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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.

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. Both announcements shared a theme of integration between core marketing platforms and other marketing systems. They've been pulling these together with an “Interactive Marketing Hub” in beta since last September, which is now used by 500 of their 4,000 clients.

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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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