Oracle Buys Eloqua: Winners and Losers for B2B Marketing Automation

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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. It suggests that neither Oracle nor Eloqua management felt the company was substantially undervalued.

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

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The leaders quadrant in this sector is quite crowded, with Act-On , Eloqua , Pardot , and Marketo all jostling for position. Act-On, Pardot, and Genius specialize in smaller companies than Marketo or Silverpop, which in turn serve generally smaller clients than Eloqua or Neolane.

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

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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.

Buying Parity: Thoughts on Marketo’s Acquisition of Crowd Factory

Modern Marketing

Virtually every company in the marketing automation space – from SMB players like HubSpot and Pardot to B2C specialists like Neolane to up-market companies like Eloqua – offers a viable social media component to their demand generation system. For marketers whose social strategy centers on incentivized sharing – like sweepstakes and contests – the eventual Crowd Factory / Marketo offering could make sense.

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We Should Be Asking: “Why Didn’t Marketo Raise More?”

Modern Marketing

When I heard word of Marketo’s $50 million round, my immediate response was, “Good for them; better for the industry,” predictable though it may sound. I fully expect this round – which, according to industry observers, brings Marketo’s total raise to $107 million – to brighten the spotlight that’s already shining on marketing automation and related categories like revenue performance management. Marketo recently launched a low-cost product that competes directly against HubSpot.

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”.

Two Cities, One Marketer: Recapping Marketo and Oracle MME in 14 Quick Observations

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You might remember it as the week that both Marketo and Oracle/Eloqua hosted their massive marketing conferences, one in San Francisco and one in Las Vegas. . We gave away 300 Mimosas in about 90 minutes at Marketo.

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

The Point

B2B Marketing Lead Management Lead Nurturing Marketing Automation Uncategorized eloqua hubspot marketing automation best practices marketing automation strategy marketing automation success marketo pardot 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.

6 Cringeworthy Marketing Technology Failures

Digital B2B Marketing

Here is my best guess: Eloqua populates this content dynamically and they didn’t have enough content, or content that matched to the business rules, to populate the entire template for some individuals. Marketing Technology Adobe eloqua Facebook marketo Neolane VerticalResponse

Big deals for Marketo and Demandware, but what do they mean?

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Two billion-dollar M&A deals: Marketo was acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for $1.79 Marketo’s deal isn’t industry consolidation — at least not yet. Let’s start with Marketo.

Are Machines the Future of Marketing?

Digital B2B Marketing

Marketing automation platforms like Marketo and Eloqua allow marketers to create complex business rules that are automatically executed, similar to the early bid management platforms.

The 14 Best Marketing Automation Tools

Webbiquity

1) Marketo. 7) Oracle Eloqua. Best suited (like Marketo) for large enterprises. 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.

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Measuring the True Impact of Marketing Campaigns: A Conversation with Bonnie Crater

The Point

HS: How are you different from marketing automation vendors like Eloqua or Marketo at addressing this issue?

When Marketing Automation Is the Wrong Solution

Digital 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 Technology eloqua marketing automation marketo

Marketing automation is not marketing strategy

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Marketo, for example, sponsored a compelling study done by Sirius Decisions that explains the importance of a strong process in driving results when using marketing automation software. (Photo credit: Wikipedia).

Salesforce Einstein and the Challenge of AI for B2B Marketing

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But B2B demand gen marketers need a complete understanding and approach across all channels, whether they use Eloqua, Marketo, HubSpot, BlueKai, Adobe or others.

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Marketo Sales Insight Expands Salesforce Access to Marketing Data

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Summary: Marketo's new Sales Insight ranks prospects for sales people, based on recent Web and email activities. It lets Marketo sell seats to sales departments, which could be more lucrative than selling its core demand generation system. Marketo today officially launched “Sales Insight”, an application that makes prospect activity history directly available to sales people from within Salesforce.com. The moments are set up as real time triggers within Marketo.

Getting Started Guide for Marketing Automation

The Effective Marketer

Grande Guide to Lead Nurturing , by Eloqua. Demand Generation: Marketo’s Secret Sauce , by Marketo. The Definitive Guide to Lead Scoring , by Marketo. Email Marketing Lead generation Marketing Automation eloqua Getting Started Guide marketoWith 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.

ReachForce Acquires SetLogik and Launches the ReachForce Connected Marketing Data Hub

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Designed to integrate with leading marketing and sales automation platforms, like Marketo, Eloqua and salesforce.com, it supports marketing professionals to more effectively collect, qualify, target, and convert leads throughout the buyer’s lifecycle.

Marketing Automation’s Next Frontier: Madison Avenue

Digital B2B Marketing

Marketing Automation’s Baby Steps Last week we saw the first meaningful step in this direction with the announcement of Eloqua’s AdFocus offering, extending marketing automation’s segmentation and messaging to online display programs with Demandbase and Bizo.

Come Say Hi to Leadspace at These Upcoming Marketing Events

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What happens in Vegas keeps happening in Vegas.we’ll be back two weeks later sponsoring the Marketo Summit May 9 – 12. Marketing News & Events Marketo Oracle Eloqua Oracle Marketing Cloud SiriusDecisionsWe’re in the throws of the Spring event season.

Infer Extends Profile Management to the Oracle Marketing Cloud

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Customers can now use engagement data from Eloqua to build lead, contact and account-based profiles in Infer Profile Management. Bridge the sales and marketing divide by making Eloqua’s marketing engagement data more useful and accessible for sales.

So…What’s the Relevance of the Marketo IPO?

Marketing Action

There’s been lots of chatter in the blogosphere, twittersphere and traditional media about the Marketo IPO filing earlier this week. Not because vendors like Eloqua, Marketo, or Act-On say so, but because it adds value and businesses are ready for it.

Marketing Automation, Set It and Forget It

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– Joe Chernov, Eloqua ( in an interview with Venturebeat.com ) 3 Advantages to building a marketing automation system at your company: You can “set it and forget it” Once you do the work up front to create your content and your set of rules, your program will run with little oversight. Content Marketing Email Marketing Lead Generation Mobile Marketing Online Advertising b2b b2c Eloque lead generation lead scoring marketing automation Marketo Oracle SalesForce sms

A Brief History of Marketing

The Effective Marketer

I was made aware of the new infographic “ The Evolution of Marketing Automation ” by Jaclyn from BlueGlass , the company that worked on it for Marketo. Another marketing automation vendor, Eloqua, also published an infographic about the same time as HubSpot titled “ A History of Disruptive Innovations in Marketing ” which focused mostly on the technology advances.

Kwanzoo Builds Content for Cross-Channel Marketing

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Data captured by Kwanzoo can be directly posted to Eloqua , Marketo , Constant Contact and Salesforce.com. The Eloqua integration is especially elegant, using an Eloqua Cloud Connector (i.e., a parameterized API call) that makes the Kwanzoo pages available within Eloqua’s own content builder and can read Eloqua cookies in real time to help guide the response selection.

Pedowitz Group Offers Free Support for New Eloqua Clients

Customer Experience Matrix

The Pedowitz Group announced this morning that it was offering $15,000 in free consulting services and guaranteeing a five-day implementation to new clients who purchase Eloqua demand generation software. If you’re not familiar with The Pedowitz Group, President and CEO Jeff Pedowitz ran the professional services group at Eloqua for several years before starting the company. The firm also works with Marketo , Silverpop Engage B2B and MarketingGenius depending on client needs. )

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

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Today, we’re happy to share that Infer has officially joined the Oracle Marketing AppCloud and Terminus ABM Cloud ecosystems — extending upon our long-term collaboration with companies like Salesforce , Marketo and others.

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Impressive Marketo User Summit

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At this week’s Marketo Summit , I realized we’re right in the middle of B2B Marketing Event Season. MarketingSherpa’s B2B Marketing Summit was last week, Pardot’s user conference was 2 weeks ago, and the Eloqua Experience is coming up next week. In this post I’m giving a short impression of the Marketo Summit. The Marketo User Summit was BIG: 600 customers and partners were attending. Marketo University. Global Marketo Roll-Out.

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

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Otherwise, the top players have remained the same: Infusionsoft , HubSpot , Act-On , Salesforce Pardot , Marketo , Oracle Eloqua , and Adobe. The only major changes captured in the new report are the custom table abilities added by Marketo and Ontraport. -

New Marketing Automation Report: Venture Funding is Key to Success

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A year ago, the three largest core vendors were Eloqua, Marketo, and Genius, and Act-On was an also-ran. Today, the Marketo has more clients than Eloqua (although not more revenue), Pardot has replaced Genius in the third position, and Act-On is coming up fast.

Raab Report: Financial Comparison of B2B Marketing Automation Vendors

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I’ve been so busy analyzing the new VEST data that I missed the announcement that Eloqua’s would make its initial stock offering today. For companies like Eloqua and its competitors, there are really two big financial questions: how fast can they grow, and how can they become profitable?

Is Salesforce.com a Player in Marketing Automation Software?

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In this case, we suggest seeking out a best-of-breed vendor, such as Marketo , Eloqua , Genius , Manticore Technology , Genoo or the wide variety of other systems. Guest post by Lauren Carlson.

The 6 Best Slideshare Decks on Content Marketing

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In this deck, my friends from Eloqua and JESS3 show you how to get some business done with content marketing and address every stage of the buyer’s journey in your marketing strategy. From Content to Customer by Eloqua & JESS3 from Eloqua.

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Marketing Automation Catching On Fire

The Effective Marketer

Note: I used publicly available data and wasn’t able to find Eloqua’s Series A, so I deducted based on valuation of their second round. A Forrester Report (B2B Lead Management Automation Market Overview, Sept 2009) says: “…we estimate that currently between 2% and 5% of B2B firms have invested in full-featured LMA functionality …&# Eloqua (via CMO Brian Kardon) feel 5-7% market penetration is closer.

How SnapApp Is Prepping for Marketo’s Marketing Nation Summit 2014

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Here’s the best part: all these engagements can have a lead form that integrates with your marketing platform: Marketo, Eloqua , ExactTarget , Pardot, Act-On, and HubSpot-- it all can be done! See It In Action At The Marketo Summit! Join Us At The Marketo Summit!

A Tough Road for Marketing Automation

The Effective Marketer

Email Marketing Marketing Automation Marketing Planning Marketing Strategy eloqua linkedin marketing automation times marketoMarketing Automation is a hot topic. News about multi-million dollar investments in the space has sparked not only interest from marketers but a multitude of competitors crowding an already jammed market. Is like driving down the highway only to see the traffic stopping right after you take the next curve.

Acquisitions Reshape the Marketing Automation Industry: Growth at the Bottom, Room in the Middle, Fog at the Top

Customer Experience Matrix

Marketo was mostly missing until they provided key figures in their earnings call this afternoon. Room in the Middle: Marketo''s client count increased just 36% from mid-2012 to mid-2013 (although they’re projecting 54% revenue growth for 2013 vs. 2012).

Genoo Aims to Shake Up Marketing Automation Market

Webbiquity

Companies evaluating established providers such as Marketo , Eloqua , Silverpop’s B2B Engage and HubSpot would be well-advised to check out a relatively new contender as well— Genoo Marketing Automation. Marketing automation / demand generation software enables marketers to build microsites and use content marketing to capture leads and nurture them through the buying process.

Marketo Releases Marketo Lead Management 3.0

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Marketing automation software vendor Marketo today announced the launch of its Marketo Lead Management 3.0 Marketo competes with products such as Eloqua , Silverpop Engage B2B (formerly Vtrenz), Marketbright and Manticore in the marketing automation / demand generation space.