It's CDP Time for Marketing Cloud Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

But the fact that all three vendors are addressing the topic raises some interesting questions. But CDPs have been developed by relatively small specialist vendors, which many enterprise buyers are reluctant to consider. The bigger news is they’re developing a next-generation Customer 360 that will store its own data, bringing them in line with Adobe and Oracle. It's taken a while but all three vendors now acknowledge that a CDP must store its own data.

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6 Things Good Lead Generation Vendors Do Right (That You May Be Doing Wrong)

ViewPoint

There’s plenty of mediocrity in lead generation—both in-house and outsourced. However, there are a lot of things good insourced operations and lead generation companies do well. While lead generation (or teleprospecting) is not rocket science, there are a lot of moving parts in a well-run lead generation machine. ESTABLISH CADENCE: Do you have a multi-touch, multi-media, multi-cycle strategy in place to multiply your lead-generation efforts?

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Ranking B2B Marketing Automation Vendors: Part 3

Customer Experience Matrix

The third and final post describes scoring for vendor strength. Beyond assessing a vendor's current product, buyers also want to understand the current and future market position of the vendor itself. The charts below show the results, without revealing specific vendor names.

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How to Build a CDP RFP Generator

Customer Experience Matrix

Recent discussions with Customer Data Platform buyers and vendors have repeatedly circled around a small set of questions: what are the use cases for CDP? This comes from vendors who are now receiving many poorly written CDP RFPs.) cdp customer data martech rfp vendor selection

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How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

The top priorities for B2B marketers this year are generating more high-quality leads and. were cited by respondents more frequently than even lead generation challenges. lead generation tactic, followed by social media. effectiveness of lead generation programs and tactics?

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. I revisited that data today, adding a few new vendors and dropping some of the very minor ones.

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ABM Vendor Guide: Features to Customize Messages

Customer Experience Matrix

Moving along with our series on sub-functions described in the Raab Guide to ABM Vendors , let’s take a look at Customized Messages. The Guide lists just a half-dozen vendors in this category. So the customization vendors in the Guide either provide customization to support a different ABM function such as display advertising (Demandbase, Kwanzoo, Vendemore) or have a broadly-usable customization tool they have targeted at ABM applications (Evergage, SnapApp, Triblio).

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Martech Vendors Can't Avoid Ad Audience Battles

Customer Experience Matrix

Yet another front opened up last week with an announcement from a consortium of adtech vendors , including AppNexus , LiveRamp , MediaMath , Index Exchange , LiveIntent , OpenX , and Rocket Fuel , that they had created a standard identity framework to support personal targeting of programmatic ads.

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Self-Serve is a Great Model for Vendors – and Customers

Modern Marketing

Self-serve is an effective, cost-saving strategy for software vendors. Both customers and vendors benefit from self-serve because it places the concept of customer value front and center. Let’s get it out there right away.

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Survey Says: Slow Web Page Load Time Hurting B2B Vendors

KoMarketing Associates

Also be sure to check out Dianna Huff’s latest post, “ Survey Says: Testimonials Give B2B Vendors Credibility ” as she looks at another interesting finding from our 2014 B2B Web Usability Report. Demand Generation Events Search Engine Marketing Blog

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Not Too Late: Last-Minute Steps towards GDPR Compliance for B2B Marketers

Speaker: Howard J. Sewell, President, Spear Marketing Group, and Anne Angele, Senior Marketing Automation Specialist, Spear Marketing Group

Raab Report: Financial Comparison of B2B Marketing Automation Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

Since we do have revenue figures for the top four vendors, we can also look at their revenue per employee. But other marketers should also find them helpful as they try to understand each vendor's business situation and determine how well it matches the marketer's own needs.

In Defense of Demand Generation in the Age of ABM

The Point

Much has been made of the argument that Account-Based Marketing (ABM) gained traction so quickly in B2B marketing primarily because traditional, funnel-based demand generation has stopped working. Instead, the real problem with modern demand generation is the way in which it’s practiced.

Survey Says: Your Blogging and Social Media Efforts Are “Not a Factor” in B2B Vendor Selection

KoMarketing Associates

Last year, we learned a lot about the objectives of the B2B buyer and how vendors may miss opportunities to connect and provide further value through their website presence. One of those points was in the impact of social media and blogging on the vendor selection process.

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Simple Questions to Screen Customer Data Platform Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

I’ve been working for months to find a way to help marketers understand the differences between Customer Data Platform vendors. The final list also includes a few features that are present in all CDPs (or, more precisely, in all systems that I consider a CDP – we can’t control what vendors say about themselves). Now that the list is set, the next step is to research which features are actually present in which vendors and publish the results. Vendor-neutral access.

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GDPR & Demand Generation: What Your Team Needs To Know

Speaker: David Crane, Head of Content & Thought Leadership, Integrate

Much of what we’ve seen in B2B marketing publications, martech vendor blogs and from word-of-mouth borders on fear-mongering.

More on Web Traffic Rankings for Demand Generation Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

Last week’s post on Web traffic rankings of demand generation vendors generated a couple of private responses from vendors, pointing out that the Alexa statistics include traffic to operational subdomains for client landing pages and user log-in. But different products work differently*, so figures for some vendors include landing page traffic while figures for other vendors do not.

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MarTech Conference: Some Random Impressions and Interesting New Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

A panel with Oracle , Salesforce.com and Marketo , where incisive questions from Chief Martech Himself Scott Brinker highlighted the different philosophies underlying each vendor’s marketing cloud and how few companies really deploy any cloud in full. - There were about seventy vendors covering an extraordinary range of functions. Persado : generates and tests optimal language for emails, landing pages, social media, and other messages.

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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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. The table below presents a reasonably comprehensive list of demand generation (a.k.a.

Picking Your Best Marketing Automation Vendor: One Size Won't Fit All

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Vendor scores from our new B2B Marketing Automation Vendor Selection Tool offer new proof of an old truth: there's no one best system for everyone. My reluctance to contribute to this error is the main reason I’ve carefully avoided any formal ranking of vendors over the years.

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Why Are Marketing Automation Vendors Failing to Meet Their Customers’ Most Intense Need: Advanced Reporting?

InsightSquared

Marketing automation vendors are being cornered by a monster of their own creation. Not only would they help marketers tie leads to campaigns, but they would also reveal something more anticipated than Al Capone’s tomb: Marketing’s impact on revenue generated.

B2B Marketing Automation Vendor Comparisons: New Report Next Week and The Coolest Sample Yet

Customer Experience Matrix

I suspect you may be getting tired of reading about the features in my new report comparing B2B marketing automation vendors, and want some actual information. It lets you do what I think most buyers really want, which is to compare selected vendors side by side on their specific features.

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Lots of Vendors Can Help You Find Leads on the Web

Customer Experience Matrix

Some vendors only rank leads while others build multiple models for different purposes. • Whether the vendor sells prospect lists or only enhance names provided by the client. Whether the vendor provides lists of individuals as well as companies.

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B2B Vendors Need To Play Catch Up In A “B2E” World

Modern B2B Marketing

The findings reveal that European business buyers expect vendors to display traits traditionally associated with consumer brands, demonstrating B2B and B2C landscapes are no longer distinct. Accounting For The Generational Divide.

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

InsightSquared

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.

The Truth Intent Data Vendors Don’t Want You to Know

xiQ

The Truth Intent Data Vendors Don’t Want You to Know. For intent data to be useful you have to be confident the 3rd party intent data vendor has accurately identified who’s truly behind the activity. Many vendors rely on reverse IP lookup to identify “active” companies.

Getting the Most Out of Google Shopping as a B2B E-Commerce Vendor

KoMarketing Associates

Google Shopping Challenges for B2B E-Commerce Vendors. However, these challenges shouldn’t necessarily prevent B2B e-commerce vendors from integrating their products into Google Shopping. Demand Generation Search Engine Marketing Blog

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How PeopleHR Found the Right Marketing Automation Vendor

Marketing Action

Finding the best marketing automation vendor for your business can be a difficult proposition. When they began looking for a solution, they weren’t looking for help generating more leads. CRM Integration Lead Nurturing Marketing Automation marketing automation PeopleHR vendor selectio

Top-10 Demand Generation Vendor Blogs

LeadSloth

In my previous post I listed the Top-10 Demand Generation blog by marketers and consultants. 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. Reachforce publishes almost daily Lead Generation tips.

Demand Generation Vendors Offer Few Social Media Applications

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: marketing vendors offer several types of social media applications. Treehouse Interactive just introduced a “talk it up” feature that embeds “share this” buttons in Treehouse-generated Web pages and emails. CRM vendor RightNow offers something similar under the label of Cloud Links. - InsideView is already integrated with major CRM vendors and with the Marketbright demand generation system.

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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How to Compare Demand Generation Vendors: Choosing Summary Measures

Customer Experience Matrix

I’ve more or less decided to offer a free summary of the demand generation vendor information in the Raab Guide. This might cost me a few sales, but it will enable many more people to benefit from the Guide’s contents and will make the Guide more valuable to the sponsoring vendors. price range, and willingness to consider less established vendors. Once you’ve settled on these, you have the vendor ratings categories too, since they have to align with each other.

Marketing Vendor Selection: Trends You'll Need to Support

Customer Experience Matrix

Many marketing automation vendors have added mobile interfaces for the marketers and salespeople who work with them. It's particularly useful as a way to generate lots of content at relatively low cost. No one vendor will be top of all these trends and neither will any one marketer.

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How B2B Vendors Can Generate Trust and Credibility With Their Website

Hubspot

We looked at the results of the 2015 B2B Web Usability Survey and discovered what it would take for you as a B2B vendor to create credibility and trust. Vendors beware: Buyers judge your company’s credibility from their first impressions of your website.

Doughnuts and Pizza Slices: Analyzing Consolidation and Competition Among Software Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

I find the combination of doughnuts and pizza slices a useful way to think about the relationships among industry vendors. Functional vendors generally expand first by thickening features within their original quadrant and then by spreading into adjacent quadrants.

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