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Why Marketing Automation Is A Must Have (For Every B2B VP of Sales.

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Manticore Technology released an eGuide, The Quintessential Marketing Automation Guide , that features a tremendous amount of insight and how-to advice from some of today’s most respected marketing and sales thought leaders, including Ardath Albee , Craig Rosenberg , and Jill Konrath.

Manticore VII Marketing Automation and Lead Generation Released

Webbiquity

Marketing automation / demand generation software provider Manticore today announced the release of Manticore Technology VII, which includes a fully customizable user interface, email and landing page folders, an email delivery wizard, and drag-and-drop list building functionality. Although the improved UI is the big change, the new version also adds integration with SalesForce.com for AdWords campaigns and improved lead generation capabilities.

Manticore Technology Sees Expertise as Key to Success as a Demand Generation Vendor

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Manticore Technology released some modest enhancements to its demand generation platform today. Manticore Technology today released the latest version of its marketing automation system. Each of these makes Manticore a bit more useful but none breaks new ground for the industry. Manticore launched its B2B marketing automation system in 2003, making it one of the older vendors in the industry. Manticore doesn’t see it this way.

Manticore Offers A Lower Cost Alternative For Online Lead Generation

Customer Experience Matrix

Somehow I received a copy of “ Increasing Revenue Through Automated Demand Generation ” (registration required), the kind of title that sends chills up my spine. The paper, from Manticore Technology , recommends five best practices for business marketing: (1) define a unified marketing and sales pipeline; (2) deploy an integrated marketing and sales platform; (3) measure pipeline activity; (4) automate lead nurturing; and (5) focus on the top of the funnel.

3 Reasons why lead nurturing and scoring have NOTHING to do with software

Fearless Competitor

B2B Demand Generation | Lead nurturing and scoring. Better post a job for someone with experience in the software you use such as Eloqua, Marketo, Silverpop, Act-On, Manticore, Aprimo, etc., Jeff Ogden is President of the B2B lead generation consultancy, Find New Customers.

Savvy Toolkit - The Lead Nurturing Cookbook

Savvy B2B Marketing

Manticore Technology has put together a Lead Nurturing Cookbook that belongs in the toolkit of every Savvy marketer. Talk about Inspirational Ideas and Practical Strategies - this is a menu for success serving up the following dishes: Delectable Demand Generation with Seasonal Fresh Leads.

Can Find New Customers help my business?

Fearless Competitor

B2B Lead Generation | Can Find New Customers help my business? Here are a few questions to ask yourself to learn if you need help with B2B lead generation : Are your salespeople struggling to uncover qualified sales opportunities ?

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

Customer Experience Matrix

As you might imagine, I’ve been trying to decide how to expand the set of products covered in the Raab Guide to Demand Generation Systems. But I’ve also been approached by some of the other demand generation specialists. So far the original list of Eloqua , Vtrenz , Marketo , Manticore Technology and Market2Lead has proven a good set of choices. Still, they are much larger firms and do much more marketing than Manticore or Market2Lead.

The Pond Just Got More Crowded: Google, Salesforce.com and Sequoia Invest in HubSpot

Customer Experience Matrix

Despite this background, yesterday’s announcement positioned the firm’s competitors as the mid-to-large company B2B marketing automation vendors, listing Eloqua , Marketo , Genius , Manticore , and Neolane by name. hubspot demand generation marketing automation inbound marketing

B2B Marketing Automation Growth Slowed In First Half of 2011

Customer Experience Matrix

Here’s the actual data: As of: Client Count Year-Earlier Client Count Change in Client Count Growth Rate June 2011 17,215 11,098 6,117 55% December 2011 14,177 7,212 6,965 97% These figures come from eight vendors including all the industry heavyweights: Infusionsoft , OfficeAutoPilot , HubSpot , Pardot , Marketo , Eloqua , Manticore Technology , and Genius. You know that red-hot B2B marketing automation industry? Don’t look now, but growth is already slowing.

Finding Untapped Revenue in Your Marketing Database

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In Manticore’s Quintessential Marketing Automation GuideBook I’ve written a chapter on how to find untapped revenue in your marketing database. Sue Hay & Cari Baldwin : Supercharge Your Demand Generation with Marketing Automation.

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

Customer Experience Matrix

The heaviest weight goes to lead generation and nurturing campaigns – a combined 40% across all buyer types. vendor rankings demand generation marketing automation software selectionSummary: The first of three posts describing my new scoring system for B2B marketing automation vendors.

Book Review: eMarketing Strategies for the Complex Sale

Webbiquity

Marketing automation systems—from vendors like Eloqua , Marketo , Genoo , Manticore and others—are great tools for moving prospective buyers along the path from interest to desire to action.

Demand Generation Usability Scores - Part 3

Customer Experience Matrix

This post will complete the demand generation vendor usability scores by looking at items that contribute to usability for complex marketing programs. Explicitly direct leads from one campaign to another Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B 1 1 1 1 0.5 Linear campaigns embedded in larger campaign flows Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 Integrated a/b testing.

MarketingSherpa B2B Marketing Summit Boston

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Having seen many of the presentations in San Francisco, I found it useful to classify them in three main categories: Lead Generation. Manticore Technology (booth 2). Having seen many of the presentations in San Francisco, I found it useful to classify them in three main categories: Lead Generation. Manticore Technology (booth 2). Monday and Tuesday I’m attending the Boston MarketingSherpa B2B Marketing Summit.

Demand Generation Usability Scores - Part 2

Customer Experience Matrix

Build a campaign as a list of stages Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 Build linear campaigns outside of a larger campaign structure. Build linear campaigns outside of a larger campaign structure Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Define campaign schedules only at the campaign level, not for individual steps.

Another Estimate of B2B Marketing Automation Revenue

Customer Experience Matrix

The survey for my up-coming report has employee counts, client counts and minimum prices for quite a few: OfficeAutoPilot, True Influence, Pardot, LoopFuse, Net Results, Manticore, Silverpop, Genius, LeadFormix,TreeHouse Interactive, SalesFUSION, and Marketbright.

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. 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. The leaders among demand generation systems are still Eloqua , Silverpop and Marketo.

Demand Generation Usability Scores - Part 1

Customer Experience Matrix

To start back at the beginning, the objective has been to find a practical, objective way to evaluate the usability of different demand generation systems. Obviously these aren't very specific scenarios, but I think the ability to efficiently deliver many different treatments to different customers is ultimately what separates simple from complex in a demand generation context. For example, every demand generation system provides an editor to create emails.

Demand Generation Usability Scores - Part 4

Customer Experience Matrix

I spent a good part of yesterday talking with demand generation vendors about the usability scores I've been publishing all week. Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B complex 11 8.5 Tags: software usability measurement demand generation marketing automation lead management software selection As a result, I've made a number of small adjustments which have been retroactively edited into the previous posts.

Lead Nurturing Cookbook

Client Bridge

Manticore is providing a free download of The Lead Nurturing Cookbook on its Funnel Focus blog. Recipes: Demand Generation. The eBook provides seven "recipes" for creating effective lead nurturing programs. Inbound Lead Qualification. Extended Lead Nurturing.

Low Cost Systems for Demand Generation

Customer Experience Matrix

But even including that, the first year cost for most of these will be less.) : Manticore Technology : a full-featured demand generation product. See my 2007 blog entry for some information or buy the Raab Guide to Demand Generation Systems for a detailed review. The company has a low profile but has been selling its demand generation product for nearly ten years. So they offer not just demand generation but everything from contact management to e-commerce.

Pardot Offers Refined Demand Generation at a Small Business Price

Customer Experience Matrix

My little tour of demand generation vendors landed at Pardot just before Thanksgiving. As you’ll recall from my post on Web activity statistics , Pardot is one of the higher-ranked vendors not already in the Raab Guide to Demand Generation Systems. This pricing is low even among SMB demand generation systems. Tags: marketing software marketing automation lead management software selection pardot crm software small business software demand generation

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Demand Generation Systems Shift Focus to Tracking Behavior

Customer Experience Matrix

Over the past few months, I’ve had conversations with “demand generation” software vendors including Eloqua , Vtrenz and Manticore , and been on the receiving end of a drip marketing stream from yet another (Moonray Marketing, lately renamed OfficeAutoPilot ). Like the demand generation systems, SAS and Speed-Trap can record anonymous visits and later connect them to personal profiles once the user is identified.

How Demand Generation Systems Handle Company Data: Diving into the Details

Customer Experience Matrix

Back in early January I posted a discussion on treatment of Company-Level Data in Demand Generation Systems. At that time, I posed a set of specific questions to the demand generation vendors in the Raab Guide. Here are the questions I asked, with summaries of answers from the five vendors in the current Raab Guide ( Eloqua , Manticore Technology , Market2Lead , Marketo , Vtrenz ) plus two I’ll be adding shortly ( Marketbright and Neolane.)

Marketing Automation Trends for 2010

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Christoper Doran , CMO, Manticore Technology. David Raab , Raab Associates & author, Raab Guide to Demand Generation Systems. The vast majority of leads generated on a website never have a meaningful conversation with a sales rep. Christoper Doran, CMO, Manticore Technology ( @cdoran ). Demand Generation? Manticore Technology wishes you a full-funnel in 2010. David Raab, Raab Associates & Author, Raab Guide to Demand Generation Systems ( @draab ).

Help! I Need a Marketing Automation Vendor with Social Media Savvy

WindMill Networking

According to The Annuitas Group, a demand generation consulting firm, there are more than 100 vendors , and their features vary significantly. How Does a Business Generate Traffic from Social Media?

New Guide is Ready

Customer Experience Matrix

I've been distracted this week by an unrelated client deadline, but the new Raab Guide to Demand Generation Systems is indeed complete. Tags: marketing software marketing automation lead management demand generation

Continue Learning with these B2B Social Media Posts

Social Media B2B

Manticore Technology Demand Generation Manager Emily Mayfield examined her own successes and failures with social media in a recent, multi-touch marketing campaign featuring The Quintessential Marketing Automation Guidebook. Tags: Communications Facebook Jay Baer Ketchum Manticore Marketing Automation toprank

Marketo Releases Marketo Lead Management 3.0

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

Marketing Automation System Trends: What We Found in the Raab Guide

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Social media and access for sales people were the two big trends among demand generation vendors last year. I’m pleased to report that the 2010 edition of the Raab Guide to Demand Generation Systems is officially available today, with updated entries on all vendors (alphabetically: Eloqua , Manticore Technology , Market2Lead , Marketbright , Marketo , Neolane and Silverpop Engage B2B ).

Marketing Automation Acceleration Package – our exciting new service

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Congratulations on your purchase of marketing automation , such as Eloqua , Marketo , SilverPop , Manticore , or Genius.com. But remarkable content and lead generation processes are fuel and a driver for that Ferrari. From $5,995 to $18,995 plus expenses.

Multi-Step Campaign Interfaces: A Quick Vendor Survey

Customer Experience Matrix

you know that I see a lot of demand generation systems. But the vast majority of demand generation systems are installed in much smaller marketing departments, where setting up campaigns is just a fraction of the user's job. 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. Tags: software usability measurement marketing automation lead management software selection demand generation

Getting Closer to My Usability Ratings

Customer Experience Matrix

In case you're wondering about other vendors I track, Eloqua , Neolane and Manticore Technology all set up flow charts without embedding the small list-style campaigns. Tags: software usability measurement marketing automation lead management demand generation If you suspected that my last two blog posts were a way to avoid writing a post that ranks vendors on usability, you’re probably right.

150+ Questions for Your Marketing Automation RFP

Customer Experience Matrix

Those of you familiar with the Raab Guide to Demand Generation Systems know it already contains very detailed information on major vendors ( Aprimo , Eloqua , Genius.com , Manticore Technology , Marketbright , Marketo , Neolane and Silverpop ). Tags: marketing automation request for proposal system requirements software selection raab guide demand generation Summary: I've posted a list of nearly 200 RFP questions that I hope many people will adopt to their own needs.

Demand Gen Cloud: Funnels and Pipelines are Old School

Smashmouth Marketing

Get the eBook and read what these other experts had to say about Pipelines and Funnels: Ardath Albee , CEO and B2B Marketing Strategist at Marketing Interactions Michael Brenner , Director of Online/Social Media at SAP North America Michael Damphousse , CEO/CMO of Green Leads LLC Christopher Doran , VP of Marketing at Manticore Technology Barbra Gago , Social Media Manager of Cloud9 Analytics Steve Gershik , CEO of 28Marketing Sue Hay , CEO of BeWhys Marketing Inc.

LucidEra Takes a Shot at On-Demand Analytics

Customer Experience Matrix

Campaign analysis in demand generation systems. The question here is whether most demand generation systems ( Eloqua , Vtrenz , Marketo , Market2Lead , Manticore , etc.) Tags: hosted software software as a service business intelligence software on-demand software analysis systems demand generation Back in March, I wrote a fairly dismissive post about on-demand business intelligence systems.