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

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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. One wrinkle is that Vtrenz is owned by Silverpop , so Silverpop.com presumably siphons off a great deal of traffic from Vtrenz.com.

Silverpop Engage B2B Adds Visual Campaign Builder

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This is the first of three planned posts on updated interfaces from demand generation vendors.) Silverpop Engage B2B (formerly Vtrenz) on Monday rele ased its first visual campaign builder, finally matching a feature offered by nearly all its competitors.

Demand Generation Vendor Traffic Rankings

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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 Implementation Survey - Background Results

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I've been having a dandy time analyzing the results of my Demand Generation Implementation Survey. nbr responses vendor 8 Marketo 6 Eloqua 3 Genius.com 3 LoopFuse 3 Pardot 2 Market2Lead 2 Treehouse Interactive 1 eTrigue 1 Vtrenz (Silverpop) 7 No Response 36 Another intriguing bit of contextual information is the deployment date of the systems. Responses are still coming in but I thought I'd at least post some preliminary results to whet your appetite.

Low Cost Systems for Demand Generation

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I do recognize that they are the best known vendors in the space (with apologies to Vtrenz , whose identity is somewhat blurred since its purchase by Silverpop ). 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.

Demand Generation Systems Shift Focus to Tracking Behavior

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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.

Manticore Offers A Lower Cost Alternative For Online Lead Generation

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Somehow I received a copy of “ Increasing Revenue Through Automated Demand Generation ” (registration required), the kind of title that sends chills up my spine. As the recommendations suggest, it provides a hosted system for integrated lead generation and management. I’m glad to know about Manticore because people do occasionally ask about this sort of system and balk at the cost of Eloqua and even-more-expensive Vtrenz (just purchased by Silverpop ; see last week's post ).

New Guide is Ready

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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

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Getting Closer to My Usability Ratings

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But I also knew that some of the vendors focused on complex programs ( Market2Lead , Marketbright and arguably Silverpop/Vtrenz ) embed similar-looking list-style campaigns within a larger flow logic. Marketbright and the new Market2Lead interface use an actual flow chart; Silverpop/Vtrenz uses non-visual rules. Tags: software usability measurement marketing automation lead management demand generation

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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

B2B marketing automation: An interview with Will Schnabel

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This is one of a series of occasional interviews with top practitioners on topics of interest to B2B lead generation, marketing and new business development professionals. Will joined Silverpop in 2007 following the company's acquisition of Vtrenz, where he was President and CEO.

First Look at New Marketo Release

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Although I actually think that quite a few demand generation vendors share the Marketo philosophy, it’s still helpful to hear the distinction made clearly. Products including Silverpop Engage B2B (formerly Vtrenz), Market2Lead and Marketbright also let marketers set up small, sequential campaigns and embed them in selection framework. Tags: usability assessment marketing automation marketo lead management demand generation

Online Marketing Systems Are Still Very Fragmented

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My diagram is divided into two main areas: traffic generation systems that lead visitors to a Web site, and visitor treatment systems that control what happens once people get there. Demand generation systems like Vtrenz , Eloqua and Manticore combine email with some Web page creation and analytics. A few of the recent acquisitions (Acxiom Impact / Kefta, Omniture / Touch Clarity, Silverpop / Vtrenz) marry particular pairs of capabilities.

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LucidEra Takes a Shot at On-Demand Analytics

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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.

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Why Most Consumer Marketing Automation Systems Are Not Software-as-a-Service, And When That Will Change

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Summary: Consumer-oriented marketing automation systems have been slower to adopt the Software-as-a-Service model than business marketing (demand generation) systems. demand generation) systems. By contrast, the demand generation systems are newer and are sold to smaller companies, which have been early adopters of SaaS. Business marketers generally limit their focus to lead generation and nurturing, which at most requires light synchronization with sales.

Marketing Automation Vendor Consolidation: Lessons from History

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Although the world has certainly changed since the late 1990’s, I see no reason to expect a different pattern among demand generation vendors. Of the remainder, the stronger firms will probably be purchased by companies seeking enter the demand generation space, and the weaker firms will quietly go out of business or be purchased for their client lists. Again, there was already one transaction: Silverpop/Vtrenz in 2007.

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How Different is Small Company CRM?

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Firms like Eloqua and Vtrenz provide a mix of features—essentially, email and Web campaigns for lead generation and nurturing—that don’t match my usual categories.

Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market

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B2B marketers looking for ways to turn their Web sites into demand generation tools have some new solutions to consider. As part of a broader lead generation, on-demand platform, Demandbase offers a free, downloadable Web application built on Adobe AIR (one of 3 investors in an $8M round they also announced.) One side of the supply helps firms generate demand — acquire leads in a sales-led “push” model, one that feels more focused on outbound communication.

B2B Lead Management Market Heats Up

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Home Forrester Research « Getting Up Close and Personal | Main | Social Technographics Data Now Available » March 20, 2008 B2B Lead Management Market Heats Up [Posted by Laura Ramos ] Since the start of this year, I’ve been receiving a boatload of briefing requests from companies wanting to show me their lead generation and management solutions. There are four primary buckets of technology solutions aimed at solving the “how do I make lead generation activities more effective?”