Engagement and Eloqua Experience

Avitage

For the Eloqua Experience preparation webinar sponsored by Televerde, I was asked to speak to the topic of Engagement. This is one of six topics that comprise the agenda for Eloqua Experience. As B2B marketers, we have to be careful not to get too caught up in mechanics and focused just on “hard” outcomes we can measure and report. Webinar Engagement Poll This webinar format consisted of a question for participants on each Eloqua Experience topic.

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Engagement and Eloqua Experience

Avitage

For the Eloqua Experience preparation webinar sponsored by Televerde, I was asked to speak to the topic of Engagement. This is one of six topics that comprise the agenda for Eloqua Experience. I often hear clients talk about engagement as: touches, email opens, click-thrus, […] The post Engagement and Eloqua Experience appeared first on Avitage. As a concept, engagement means something a little different to everyone.

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Engagement and Eloqua Experience

Avitage

For the Eloqua Experience preparation webinar sponsored by Televerde, I was asked to speak to the topic of Engagement. This is one of six topics that comprise the agenda for Eloqua Experience. As B2B marketers, we have to be careful not to get too caught up in mechanics and focused just on “hard” outcomes we can measure and report. Webinar Engagement Poll This webinar format consisted of a question for participants on each Eloqua Experience topic.

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Eloqua Blog: New Topics

Eloqua Tips and Tricks

Eloqua Blog: New Topics. Please use the poll below to vote for the topics you want covered, you can also add your own topics… so… What Eloqua topics would you like me to focus on for the rest of the year? Eloqua technical. Lead nurture. Eloqua app reviews. Account based marketing. Lead scoring. Agile marketing. Eloqua Blog: New Topics. Eloqua Service: Migrating from the native Salesforce Integration to the SFDC App.

Oracle Eloqua Named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for CRM Lead Management

Modern Marketing

by Eloqua | Tweet this The 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for CRM Lead Management has been published and Oracle Eloqua is in the Leaders quadrant for the second consecutive year. With strengths in product functionality, financial position, execution, and innovation, Oracle Eloqua had a strong showing on both dimensions, driving its placement in the Leaders quadrant. Click here to download the Gartner Magic Quadrant for CRM Lead Management.

Nutritious and Delicious: Eloqua’s Grande Guide to B2B Content Marketing

Modern Marketing

by Joe Chernov | Tweet this Content marketing is the tendon that connects social media muscle to the lead generation bone. Without healthy diet of fresh content, a company’s entire marketing program will never perform at its best. Fortunately, three of the industry’s fittest content marketing experts – Joe Pulizzi, CC Chapman and Ann Handley – helped me cook up today’s Grande Guide to B2B Content Marketing , a resource we hope will be delicious and nutritious.

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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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Content Marketing + Lead Nurturing Webinar: Stay Gold, Ponyboy!

Modern Marketing

by Joe Chernov | Tweet this “Content marketing” is the new “social media.” I have at least one meeting every day with a marketer who is looking to create a content marketing practice at his company. On the other hand, lead nurturing (the practice of cultivating a lead over time until the prospect is ready to buy) remains, to most observers anyway, “just” lead nurturing. Because in the end content marketing and lead nurturing need one another.

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. Modern marketers are ahead of the curve! And just as important is that the data shows us that lead scoring isn’t just for the “big” guys. So, ready to start scoring your leads?

3 European Marketing Trends

Modern Marketing

by Sheila Bohan | Tweet this We recently hosted Eloqua Experience Europe , a two-day, London-based event where Europe’s top marketers gather to share ideas, learn, and network. If the EMEA market didn’t immediately join the marketing automation party, the region is in full swing now – as the record attendance at the event shows. Lead Nurturing Knows No Boundaries. The marketing team at NetApp took their successful nurturing programs built in the U.S.

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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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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 ’? For me, it’s email campaigns, lead nurturing, lead scoring, lead generation and lead management. 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. For more marketing automation tips, subscribe to our blog.

Do Marketing Awards Matter? [CHART]

Modern Marketing

Eloqua Experience is a little over a month away and with it comes the 2012 Markie Awards ceremony honoring excellence in marketing. Over 200 entrants will vie for one of 20 awards in such categories as Best Lead Nurturing Program, Fastest Time to Value, Most Creative Marketing Campaign and Rookie of the Year. It’s all about the results and value you are driving for your company through your marketing efforts. Do Marketing Awards Matter?

How Many Lead Nurturing Campaigns Should You Run? [CHART]

Modern Marketing

by Egan Cheung | Tweet this Lead nurturing is a type of automation focused on leads who are not yet ready to buy. A successful lead nurturing campaign delivers content of sufficient value to your leads that you establish brand preference long before a purchase decision is made. A best practices question around lead nurturing I have often heard is whether or not you can overdo it? How Many Lead Nurturing Campaigns Should You Run?

How Dreamforce Boosts Lead Generation [CHART]

Modern Marketing

With many of our customers using salesforce.com AND also an increasing number of marketers attending, we thought it would be great to see what “effect” Dreamforce had on our customers on lead generation over the past few years. We were surprised how strong the impact on new leads per month were at the “0″ month mark (the month when Dreamforce took place). Automated lead nurturing anyone?

8 Technologies Marketers Should be Thankful For

Modern Marketing

But for b2b marketers, there are probably some technologies they should be thankful for as well. So as you get ready to carve the turkey and pass the mashed potatoes, we outline 8 technologies marketers are grateful to have in their arsenal. But those in b2b marketing and sales have hundreds, thousands or even millions of contacts in their databases. What’s clear for marketers though is having the utility of such power on the go. Marketing Automation.

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! Check out our new slide deck presentation via SlideShare (also embedded below) for tips on how marketing automation can help your team work smarter, not harder! Marketing Automation Simplified from Eloqua.

Play ball! Moneyball for Marketing

Modern Marketing

Even stranger is how similar it is to the data-driven revolution that’s happening in marketing. In 2003, financial journalist Michael Lewis released his groundbreaking (and engrossing) book “ Moneyball ,” which detailed how the small-market Oakland Athletics compiled a competitive team despite their limited funds. Marketing is undergoing a similar overhaul. Indeed, revenue attribution is the OBP of marketing. I’ll provide an example from Eloqua’s own history.

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Top 10 marketing automation tools every marketer must have

ClickZ

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are playing a significant part in bolstering marketing automation technology and helping to drive adoption of the technology among companies. How can marketers free up their time to focus on more important aspects, do you ask?

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Getting Started Guide for Marketing Automation

The Effective Marketer

With all the (deserved) hype surrounding marketing automation, is no wonder that many companies, startups especially, are adding the technology as a key component to their marketing activities. Problem is, sometimes the rush to get the software installed and running ends up trampling the creation of processes, content planning, and other key ingredients that are necessary for a successful marketing automation implementation. Getting Started with Marketing Automation.

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.) Recent research shows that 63% of B2B companies that are growing faster than their competitors use marketing automation. Here are 14 of the best marketing automation tools based on their popularity with reviewers. 7) Oracle Eloqua.

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Marketing Automation: What Is It & Why Do I Care? (Webinar)

The Point

Do you feign understanding when your CEO talks about “sales and marketing alignment”? Unclear on the difference between lead management and revenue cycle management? Horrified at the responsibility of investigating marketing automation solutions for your company? In a little over 20 minutes, you’ll learn: • What makes marketing automation different from older email platforms. • Who the leading vendors are in the marketing automation category. •

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.

4 Tips for Getting WAY more from Email Marketing

Modern Marketing

Part of what I love about being a marketer at Eloqua is that I get to engage with other marketers to understand their pains as well as perceptions of our product. O ne question that we’re often asked at events is, “How is Eloqua different than my email solution?&#.

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Tips to Re-Engage and Get Those Cold Contacts Warm Again [New Guide]

Modern Marketing

Here are some of the hottest ways to Get Those Cold Contacts Warm Again : Thaw Cold Leads: Get Those Cold Contacts Warm Again! from Eloqua. subject lines and lead in email copy) on the concerns most relevant to your audience. Other than a few special cases when you can quick zap a lead like a burrito in a microwave, most of the time it takes a gradual effort to get these contacts warm again.

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. Marketing’s role in interacting with prospects has expanded and goes further into the buy cycle than before. 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. Leads sent to sales 1,372 1,058.

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. Lead scoring isn’t an “old fashioned trick” we used two or three years ago when automation system adoption began to grow rapidly. The success and efficiency of automation tools, as well as your programs and campaigns, hinges on effective lead scoring.

6 Lead Nurturing Strategies for Beginners

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this This article comes courtesy of Joe Cordo , Chief Marketing Officer at Extraprise , an Eloqua partner and lead generation services firm. There are tons of articles, posts, even graphics about lead nurturing out there. Here are six strategies to review before you launch into lead nurturing. Many marketers know they need to map content to their campaigns, and that can feel daunting.

Does Automation Impact Lead Conversion Rates? [CHART]

Modern Marketing

by Paul Teshima | Tweet this We have been tracking lead conversion rates from campaigns for the past 3 years, and when we did an analysis to compare campaigns with automation , to those without, we were not surprised to see that automated campaigns on average have a >200% higher conversion rate. For some good campaign ideas, take a look at this Grande Guide to Lead Nurturing , one of the more popular types of automated campaigns. Does Automation Impact Lead Conversion Rates?

Email Marketing Benchmarks By Industry [CHART]

Modern Marketing

We found that Marketers in the Pacific Rim were generally seeing preferable results over their Western hemisphere counterparts. As always, these benchmarks are a great way to determine what is being achieved in your own vertical; but, don’t forget that some of the greatest innovative leaps are to be had by looking at trends in other industries and being the first to apply those best practices in your own marketing!

Survey: More Than Half of Marketers Responsible for Revenue Goals

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Calls for a revenue revolution in the marketing world appear to be gaining ground, according to new survey conducted by DemandGen Report and Eloqua. Nearly 53% of respondents said that their marketing departments were responsible for meeting a revenue goal. That figure shows that more marketing departments are moving away from fuzzy measurements towards accounting for their impact on revenue growth.

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How To Improve Conversion From Suspect To Advocacy: Tips Along The Journey

Modern Marketing

by Eloqua | Tweet this Our buyers and content consumers are driving interactions with our brands on their terms and across different channels. Sales and marketing alignment encompasses many things, but perhaps one of the most vital benefits of tightly integrated operations is turning the united front of engagements into improved experiences and enhanced conversions. Unfortunately, the stages leading up to that cash exchange are vague, and worse yet, fluid.

The Marketing Skills Gap is Very Real

Modern Marketing

by Christina Pappas | Tweet this Marketing might be in my blood. My father was a marketer before me, back in the 80’s and 90’s on the cusp of the personal computer and the birth of the Internet. But fast-forward 10, 15 years and those same marketers we’re now trying to figure out SEO strategy, adopting marketing automation to track buyer behavior and deliver timely content, and parsing social media for lead generation opportunities.

Chart: The Holidays are Hot for B2B

Modern Marketing

by Jesse Noyes | Tweet this Think B2C has the corner on holiday marketing? Data pulled from Eloqua shows that B2C companies deploy substantially more emails during the holiday season – a 28% jump in November and December compared to August and September. If they have marketing automation set up in their organization, then they can track prospects’ web visits and online behavior. Think again.

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4 Ways to Improve Your Online Marketing Funnel

Modern Marketing

He is focused on providing marketers the tools to justify their marketing spend by understanding the customer journey from online to offline channels. Inbound marketing, especially for B2B companies, is difficult to get right. Once you have a manageable campaign, you can begin to piece together the parts of your marketing puzzle. A well developed marketing strategy enables you to more effectively drive inbound leads to your website. Tracking Your Leads.

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5 Really Good Reasons LinkedIn Bought SlideShare

Modern Marketing

We’re all hearing about Pinterest lately, the visually sticky social network for sharing your favorite links to things like wedding plans, Etsy projects and, yes, even content marketing. It Inserts LinkedIn Into the Lead Management Process. LinkedIn has won over the hearts and minds of recruiters and job-seekers, but embedding social into the lead management process is more complicated. Disclaimer: LinkedIn is an Eloqua customer.

Adventures In A/B Testing: Balluff Explores Its Funny Side

Modern Marketing

Sometimes a pet project can transform your marketing campaigns. Full disclosure: Balluff is an Eloqua client.). It’s not as much about following the current marketing trends, but being creative and adventurous and seeing what works for us as a company,” she said.

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