Predictive Marketing Vendors Look Beyond Lead Scores

Customer Experience Matrix

Maybe I shouldn't be surprised that predictive marketing vendors seem to have anticipated this. The past week brought three more announcements about predictive vendors expanding beyond lead scoring.

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. 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

Customer Experience Matrix

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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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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Raab Report: Financial Comparison of B2B Marketing Automation Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

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?

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

Customer Experience Matrix

The non-specialist vendors such as IBM Unica and SAS, are not included in these figures but also have significant revenue in this segment. The chart shows Neolane and Aprimo (owned by Teradata) as the clear leaders, with Eloqua also very strong.

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Infer Releases New Predictive Behavior Scoring for Oracle Eloqua

Ignite Tech

a leading predictive sales and marketing platform that helps companies win more customers, today announced the most advanced predictive behavioral modeling solution for the Oracle Eloqua platform.

ABM Vendor Guide: State-Based Flows to Orchestrate Account Treatments

Customer Experience Matrix

Next up in this series on ABM sub-functions described in the Raab Guide to ABM Vendors : State-Based Flows. The Guide states: Vendors in this category can automatically send different messages to the same contact in response to behaviors or data changes. That was not part of many older marketing automation systems, although several vendors have now retrofitted their products to support to some degree. _ * via its Predictive Campaign integration with Eloqua.

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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. 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. Thank you for your continued support and for being part of the Eloqua community.

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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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Demand Generation Vendor Traffic Rankings

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Based on Web traffic rankings, new demand generation vendors with low prices are gaining market presence. But Eloqua , Silverpop and Marketo remain industry leaders. Last November, after much consideration of alternatives , I settled on Alexa three-month Web traffic rankings as a reasonable way to measure the relative market presence of demand generation vendors. I revisited that data today, adding a few new vendors and dropping some of the very minor ones.

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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. But it took a little while to connect with the vendors to get the details, so I’m only now ready to write about them. Eloqua’s AppCloud is obviously modeled on Salesforce.com’s AppExchange and other application stores.

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Eloqua, TopRank, Demandbase and More – OMS Minneapolis Wrapup

Webbiquity

Steve Woods , Eloqua. A common issue for B2B vendors: how do you sell “boring stuff&# online? Though both Genoo and Eloqua provide marketing automation software, they fit at opposite ends of the market in terms of company size, so they rarely compete.

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. B2B marketing automation vendors will need to rearchitect their systems on the more sophisticated platform.

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3 Innovations that Deliver Connected Cross-Channel Experiences with Oracle Eloqua

Modern Marketing

As few as 11% of CMOs state that they have successfully implemented a sophisticated omni-channel strategy, resulting in only 1 out of 3 buyers feeling that they are understood by the vendors or brands with whom they interact. Oracle Eloqua enables marketers to unlock the value of over 1.8

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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.

Ranking B2B Marketing Automation Vendors: How I Built My Scores (part 1)

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: The first of three posts describing my new scoring system for B2B marketing automation vendors. I’ve finally had time to work up the vendor scores based on the 150+ RFP questions I distributed back in September. Vendor strength will be scored on a separate dimension.

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Why Marketing Automation Vendors are Talking “Inbound Marketing” and “Content Marketing” [Chartapalooza]

Modern Marketing

At Eloqua, we’re proud our content marketing program has earned more awards than anyone else in our category. To which term – content marketing or inbound marketing – should marketing automation vendors hitch their messaging wagon?

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Marketing Automation Vendor Consolidation: Lessons from History

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: consolidation isn't new among marketing software vendors. As I wrote in my June 30 post on consolidation among marketing automation vendors , I expect the number of competitors to shrink fairly quickly as new buyers concentrate their purchases among a handful of leading vendors. Will weaker marketing automation vendors merge with each other to establish a larger market presence? Other, less successful vendors simply vanished.

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Eloqua Adds Free Implementation Offering

Customer Experience Matrix

On Monday, Eloqua announced a new free deployment service for its clients. It follows last month’s free deployment offer from Eloqua reseller Pedowitz Group , which generated quite a bit of comment on this blog. The new service, called QuickStart, will also be delivered by Eloqua partners, giving them an opportunity to start a relationship that could lead to future paid business. Other vendors also provide such services, either with their own own staff or through partners.

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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. That's one reason Pedowitz works with several vendors.

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New White Paper and Eloqua Prospect Profiler

Customer Experience Matrix

Eloqua yesterday announced Eloqua Prospect Profiler , which makes it easier for salespeople to review prospect behaviors that are captured by the demand generation system. Back to Eloqua Prospect Profiler. But whether this is truly unique to Eloqua, I can't say.

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The Sales Perspective – An Interview with Jill Rowley of Eloqua

ANNUITAS

or maybe, “Why Eloqua?” Social media gives me the opportunity to be part of the conversation and share content whether it is Eloqua-branded, industry articles, or thought-leadership pieces. Various statistics state that anywhere from 30-55% of the buyer’s journey is complete before engaging with a vendor. This year our Eloqua Markie Awards had 176 submissions for 20 categories. We recently had the chance to catch-up with Jill Rowley a.k.a

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Top-10 Demand Generation Vendor Blogs

LeadSloth

Today I’ve put together a list of vendor blogs. Most of these vendors blogs really get ‘online marketing’, so they talk about best practices rather then just touting their products, and they post regularly. Eloqua Marketing Insights and Digital Body Language. For Eloqua I’m following two blogs. Tags: Demand Generation activeconversion eloqua genius.com hubspot market2lead marketbright marketo pardot reachforce readycontacts silverpop

The Sales Perspective – An Interview with Jill Rowley of Eloqua

ANNUITAS

or maybe, “Why Eloqua?” Social media gives me the opportunity to be part of the conversation and share content whether it is Eloqua-branded, industry articles, or thought-leadership pieces. Various statistics state that anywhere from 30-55% of the buyer’s journey is complete before engaging with a vendor. This year our Eloqua Markie Awards had 176 submissions for 20 categories. We recently had the chance to catch-up with Jill Rowley a.k.a

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Does Eloqua Compete with Aprimo and Unica?

Customer Experience Matrix

Not to be obsessive or anything, but I do want to respond a bit more to the anonymous comment on last Thursday’s post, which said (the comment, that is) “Eloqua is definitely a marketing automation and campaign management tool. MRM is not something Eloqua does now, but I would expect them to in the future.” As my original post stated, Eloqua and similar products do provide some marketing automation and campaign management functions.

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My List of Demand Generation Vendors, and Who They Sell To

Customer Experience Matrix

One of the audience members at the B2B Marketing University in Boston asked about demand generation systems for small businesses, and how to distinguish among the vendors in general. My brief answer was that the biggest difference was less functionality than the target markets the different vendors pursue. B2b marketing automation) vendors, with links to my reviews where I've written one.

9 Things Marketers Need from Marketing Automation Vendors and Consultants – Part 2

ANNUITAS

In our last post , we introduced a list of 9 things marketers need from marketing automation vendors and consultants. We came up with this list to help make sense of “the noise” being generated by software vendors and service providers in the space (yes, we are one of those providers). Over the last few years, many consultants and vendors have been using the “quick and easy” language in their marketing and sales lingo. It’s All About Revenue – Eloqua.

5 (+ 1) Questions to Ask Predictive Analytics Vendors: SiriusDecisions Edition

Leadspace

For anyone attending—and even for those not attending but who still have an interest in predictive analytics—I thought it would be useful to revisit these five questions to ask vendors. (I’ve Believe it or not, some predictive analytics vendors basically give you a data dump.

The ANNUITAS Perspective on the Adobe Acquisition of Marketo

ANNUITAS

Marketo COULD HAVE been acquired by one of several enterprise application vendors that simply don’t get marketing. Moreover, Adobe’s product quality is world class — something that cannot be said for every software vendor that has acquired marketing automation. AND, Adobe invests in its products; whereas, we’ve seen a gap in Oracle and Salesforce’s commitment to the Eloqua and Pardot marketing automation platforms that they acquired.

Ranking the Demand Generation Vendors by Popularity (Yes, Life Really Is Just Like High School)

Customer Experience Matrix

My original plan had been to add several marketing automation vendors with significant presence in this market. My original set of products was based on a general knowledge of which companies are most established, plus some consultation with vendors to learn who they felt were their main competitors. So far the original list of Eloqua , Vtrenz , Marketo , Manticore Technology and Market2Lead has proven a good set of choices. Yet there are so many more vendors I could add.

Multi-Step Campaign Interfaces: A Quick Vendor Survey

Customer Experience Matrix

Naturally, the vendors showing them to me have all thought very carefully about their designs and made the best choices they could, typically based on feedback from their customers. So I thought I'd take a little scan of the demand generation systems I've looked at to see how the vendors themselves had voted. I don't expect this news to change the minds of vendors who made the opposite decision. Here, then, is a list of vendors (alphabetically) and their interfaces.

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Pardot User Conference Proves They’re a Top Marketing Automation Vendor

LeadSloth

To organize a user conference, a vendor needs critical mass. Of the vendors on my list of Marketing Automation vendors, only a handful have enough customers to make this happen. In May I attended Silverpop’s user conference, and the Marketo and Eloqua user conferences are coming up in October. However, if I ask people which vendors they think are most popular, few are mentioning Pardot. They’re not spending as much on marketing as the other vendors.

9 Things Marketers Need from Marketing Automation Vendors and Consultants – Part 2

ANNUITAS

In our last post , we introduced a list of 9 things marketers need from marketing automation vendors and consultants. We came up with this list to help make sense of “the noise” being generated by software vendors and service providers in the space (yes, we are one of those providers). Over the last few years, many consultants and vendors have been using the “quick and easy” language in their marketing and sales lingo. It’s All About Revenue – Eloqua.

Marketing Automation for the Inbound Challenged-Part 3: Vendors I

MLT Creative

Once you've grasped the whole marketing automation concept, you're going to need a vendor to help you follow through. Over my next two blogs, I'll highlight different marketing automation vendors, and what they do that sets them apart.

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

Customer Experience Matrix

Raab Associates officially released the new edition of our B2B Marketing Automation Vendor Selection Tool (VEST) yesterday. There are quite a few vendor comparisons out there, but none come close in the level of detail – which is what you really need to select a system.

4 Key Marketing Technology Takeaways From A Forrester Wave

Modern Marketing

report entitled “The Forrester Wave™: Lead-To-Revenue Management Platform Vendors, Q1 2014.”. The vendor web site is an important first impression engagement forum. by Amanda Batista | Tweet this 2014 is poised to be an exciting year for marketing technology.

4 Signs You Should Call Your Marketing Automation Partner

Modern Marketing

Call and ask the vendor if there is an offering for a dedicated expert resource you can regularly consult. Call the vendor. You and your boss went to the recent user conference and were wowed by the vendor’s solution roadmap.

Social Media Features in Marketing Automation Systems: Who Does What?

Customer Experience Matrix

So marketing automation vendors are understandably eager to support it in their systems. I recently took a quick tour of vendor sites to see what social features they’re offering. I need to stress that I’ve only credited vendors for features they list on their site.