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The Evolution of Marketing Automation: Are Traditional Platforms on Their Way Out?

Heinz Marketing

By Lisa Heay , Director of Business Operations at Heinz Marketing What platforms come to mind when you think of marketing automation? In the past, I’d assume the answer to that would always be limited to Marketo, Pardot, Hubspot or Eloqua. Maybe not so much anymore.

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Key Findings from the 2021 ANNUITAS Enterprise Marketing Automation Platform Analysis


Marketing Automation Platforms (MAPs) are perhaps the most misunderstood component of the Demand Technology Stack. Too often MAPs are associated with tactical email nurturing and simple lead qualification — tactical use cases that dominate immature platform deployments. Service, support, and training.


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Why Is Marketing Automation Maturity Still Woeful?

The Point

Almost 5 years ago, our agency conducted a survey to determine whether B2B companies were getting maximum value from their investment in marketing automation. You’d assume, therefore, that marketing automation maturity – the level of sophistication at which companies employ the technology – has improved. Click To Tweet.

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Top 10 marketing automation tools every marketer must have


30-second summary: By simply adopting marketing automation technology, a company can significantly free up a marketers time and enable them to focus on more important revenue building projects as these tools can help to automate numerous repetitive tasks such as emails, campaign management, website analysis and social media marketing.

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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. Our agency conducted a survey back in 2015 that scored marketing automation users a “C” in overall maturity, and little has apparently changed since.).

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4 easy ways to optimize data intake on your marketing automation platform


Nearly every marketing organization uses marketing automation platforms these days. Justin Sharaf, vice president of marketing operations at data intelligence company Collibra, shares four easy ways to do that. “The Instead you get, “I am a director and my role is in marketing.”.

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


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. However marketers are largely dissatisfied with the reporting their MAPs offer.