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B2B Lead Generation without Lead Nurturing is Doomed to Fail

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Additional research from Forrester , CSO Insights , Brian Carroll and Marketo demonstrates that lead nurturing does produce measurable results as follows: Reduced the number of marketing-generated leads ignored by sales to as low as 25%. So there is no dearth of information about it. The Definitive Guide to Lead Nurturing from Marketo. Here’s the shocking reality of B2B lead generation – 79% of marketing leads never convert into sales opportunities.

If You Want Better Leads, Set Your Content Free

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Setting your marketing content free may sound like a radical idea for those who continue to believe in the old mantra “hand over your contact information if you want my white paper (or other content).” Jon Miller, VP Marketing, Marketo wrote in a recent post , “By eliminating the need for registration in order to gain access to your white papers, eBooks, and other valuable content, you remove the initial barriers to building relationships with prospects.

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9 Ideas (and 1 Big Lesson) from the Marketo Social Marketing Roadshow

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Last week I attended (and was a presenter at) the Seattle edition of Marketo’s 2012 Social Marketing Rockstar Tour , a roving conference/seminar series being held this summer in cities nationwide.

An Infographic Guide To Marketo Summit 2017

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Marketo Summit is upon us and for attendees that means creating a plan to make the most out of the April marketing conference. To help you with this we created an infographic guide to Marketo Summit. See you at Marketo Summit!

Doing More Together: Facebook and Marketo Drive Marketing Success

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Marketo is happy to be one of the partners contributing to this vision through our integrations with Facebook that connect the dots between seemingly disparate activities, digitally and offline. A Marketo Case Study.

Engagement is Everywhere: Marketo’s Spring 2015 Product Release

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For the first time, we are making it possible for marketers to engage their customers on any channel–-email, web, social media, digital advertising, and more—all from Marketo. When you pair powerful technology and insights from Marketo with ad tech, marketing magic happens.

Marketo Files for IPO: Will High Growth Outweigh High Losses?

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Marketo made good today on its promise to file for an initial public offering (IPO). The S-1 registration statement gives considerable new information about Marketo’s business. Perhaps stock investors will look only at Marketo’s growth rate.

What Tomorrow's Marketers should Watch for at Marketo Summit 2016

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Thousands of attendees are eagerly anticipating a trip to Vegas for Marketo Summit 2016. What this Year’s Marketo Summit Means For Marketing Technology. Bizible would love for Marketo Summit attendees to experience a new reality when it comes to their marketing data insights.

Top 10 Marketing Automation Mistakes

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For example, Marketo users might see links that reference something that looks like: mkto-af53353.com.) If anything, the true value of marketing automation is that it allows you to email smarter, delivering information that’s more timely and relevant.

Marketo Inspires, Do You Do The Same? Marketo Roadshow 2015

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The Marketo Roadshow is rolling into town on Thursday, July 30th and we’re happy to be there as Silver Sponsors. Starting a conversation through dynamic content lets you deliver more value to your audience, and get more information in return.

Marketo and Facebook—Delivering The Right Message at The Right Time

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But today, Marketo and Facebook have started to make this goal a reality for social advertising channels. The first integration between Marketo and Facebook Custom Audiences empowers marketers to better target “known” customers on Facebook with relevant information.

“Linking” Digital Advertising Seamlessly Across All Channels: Marketo and LinkedIn

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Author: Chandar Pattabhiram We’re just about to kick-off Day 3—the final day—of the Marketo Marketing Nation™ Summit 2015. They approached LinkedIn and Marketo to solve that problem for them. Together, Marketo and LinkedIn have made doing this a lot easier.

Cracking the Code for ROI: Linking the Marketo and Google Worlds Together

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We have integrated Marketo’s Engagement Marketing Platform with Google AdWords. In other words, if one of these prospects connects with a sales rep, and ultimately ends up purchasing, Marketo feeds that conversion back to Google AdWords.

Marketo Marketing Nation Summit: Who’s Talking About B2B Data?

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When I looked at the agenda for the 2016 Marketo Marketing Nation Summit, it got me thinking about the future of data, lead generation and the evolution of B2B marketing. So why aren’t more people talking about B2B data at Marketo Marketing Nation?

You’ve Set Up Marketo And Salesforce -- Now What? Why You Still Need Attribution

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But even if you’ve set up a great marketing automation platform like Marketo and a solid CRM system like Salesforce, there’s still work to be done. Marketo) and the CRM (e.g. See how to implement multi-touch attribution into your Marketo organization.).

Marketo Summit Presentation Nurture 101

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For those of you who missed it, here is the link to my presentation on nurture at Marketo Summit. There’s a lot of good information on nurture in general and also some hints on how Marketo does their nurturing. Nurture 101 at Marketo Summit Take a peek here.

Vidyard Gains Momentum Among Marketo Users

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More than 100 customers now using Vidyard’s integration into Marketo to track video engagement data and turn viewers into customers. KITCHENER, Ontario – December 2, 2015 – Vidyard, the leading video marketing and analytics platform, today announced it has surpassed the milestone of 100 businesses using Vidyard’s integration into the Marketo engagement marketing platform. Customer accomplishments as a result of the Vidyard-Marketo integration include: Altium. About Marketo.

Accelerating the Pace of Inbound Leads: An Interview with Paul Albright of Captora

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Paul Albright boasts a 30-year track record of success in Silicon Valley, including executive roles at companies such as Marketo, SuccessFactors, NetApp, and Informatica. HS] I notice that you integrate with some of the leading marketing automation vendors, including Marketo and Act-On.

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Marketo’s Take on Salesforce.com’s ExactTarget Acquisition

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Many of our customers, prospective customers and business partners may be wondering what this move means for Marketo, since we are a leader in the marketing software space and so many salesforce.com customers also choose Marketo as their marketing automation platform.

In Defense of Unsolicited Email

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Over at marketing automation firm Marketo , CEO Phil Fernandez just wrote a full-throated rant against the evils of unsolicited email and purchased email lists used indiscriminately: “How does anyone think that these are sensible emails to send to the CEO of a fast-growing public company?

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5 Reasons to Gate Lead Nurturing Content

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If you utilize a marketing automation platform, the registration form on your landing page will be pre-populated with the prospect’s contact information, so conceivably all he/she has to do is click on the “submit” button.

New Marketing Automation Buyer’s Guide Offers Valuable Advice

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Marketo announced an open ecosystem platform strategy. • Marketo has done a couple of acquisitions. We have many clients who use Marketo and Hubspot side-by-side, for example.

HBR and Marketo Team Up: The Marketing Org for the Digital Age

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That is why Marketo has teamed up with Harvard Business Review Analytic Services to try and figure out this multi-headed monster. Case in point, not long ago my insurance company offered me some information over the phone about their credit card product.

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Sirius Decisions Thinks Websites Will Generate 71% of All B2B Sales Leads by 2015. I Disagree.

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Sirius Decisions wrote an insightful article last week about the acquisition by Marketo of Insightera (a Web personalization platform), and included was the following projection: “By 2015, we expect to see 71 percent of b-to-b organizations’ new inquiries coming via the corporate Web site.”.

Why is Inside Sales So Scared of Lead Nurturing?

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Rather than reinvent the follow-up process, we sat down with the BDR, documented her standard follow-up procedure (a series of phone calls and emails that stretched over a number of weeks) and automated every step using Marketo , a leading marketing automation platform.

Data Touches Everything at the Marketo User Summit #MKTGNATION14

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I’m almost done with the first day here at the Marketo Marketing Nation Summit, and I have noticed a trend, and it centers on data. The first session I attended was called Marketo & Salesforce: Helpful Audits, Alerts, & Workflow for Rapidly Growing Companies and featured our newest team member Jenny Robertson sharing her experiences from Navicure , building out both Marketo and SFDC workflows and rules to help solve some very common data quality issues.

How to Optimize Google AdWords with Offline Conversion Tracking and Marketo

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Marketo Integration. Marketing automation is the source of information about which leads get qualified or turn into revenue, so there’s a perfect synergy between solutions such as Marketo and this new AdWords capability.

Social media strategy leaders: Lisa Marcyes

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I made the move to Marketo last year and have been so excited to have the opportunity to lead social media for one of the leading marketing software companies in the world! I currently manage all of the social media marketing strategy for Marketo. Welcome, Lisa !

SXSW CMO Panel Recap: Mashable, Equinox, Bloomberg LP, and Marketo Weigh in on the Current State of Marketing

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Author: Mike Moeller Earlier this week, Marketo was lucky enough to host a panel at SXSW in Austin, TX, with of some of the brightest minds in marketing. Data is simply a tool, informing marketers and helping them optimize and target their efforts when used smartly and responsibly. “We

MobileIron Harnesses End-User Demand to Drive Mobile IT Sales Leads

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Spear developed a multi-step demand generation program that combined online text and display advertising, mobile landing pages, social sharing, and automated email response powered by Marketo , MobileIron’s marketing automation platform.

Top 10 Tips for Better Email Templates

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Plus they display more information at a glance (i.e. Marketo users : Download a free set of professionally-designed email and landing page templates, along with complete instructions for how to download into Marketo, now available on the Spear Website. The success of an email campaign depends on a number of variables, chief amongst them the quality of your list and the attractiveness of the offer.

Revenue Performance Management: An interview with Jon Miller, VP Marketing and Co-founder of Marketo

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Jon Miller is VP marketing and co-founder of Marketo , one of the marketing automation solutions supported by AcquireB2B , our B2B agency specializing in driving more leads and sales with B2B marketing automation.

Hillary’s Royal Blue Isn’t Quite Purple (And Other Trending Topics From the Marketo Water Cooler)

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We struck up conversations with prospects, connected with influencers, presented and sat in on informative sessions, listened to exhilarating speeches, and even chatted with other vendors about their marketing solutions. Conferences Marketing b2b marketing Customer Segmentation Event Marketing Strategy Hillary Clinton Innovation Technology lead generation lead management marketing marketo Marketo Marketing Nation Summit

How to Reduce Unsubscribes Using Subscription Management

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I’ve written previously in this space about how to reduce unsubscribes by giving prospects and customers the option to update their contact information rather than forcing them to opt out of email entirely.

Marketo’s 1,000th Blog Post: Our Modern Marketing Definition Revisited

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Author: Jon Miller (@jonmiller) This is the 1,000th post to Marketo’s blog. We live in a word of information abundance and attention scarcity – and the pace of information creation is accelerating. The Web provides them with instant information gratification.

Do Lead Nurturing Campaigns Always Need an Offer?

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Over at Marketo, Jon Miller wrote a fascinating post recently on “ The 4-1-1 Rule for Lead Nurturing ” in which he posits (and here I’m paraphrasing) that lead nurturing campaigns don’t always need to feature the latest white paper, Webinar, or video, and that these kinds of offers or promotions are best interspersed with what Jon refers to as “educational or entertaining content.”. In my last post , I talked about creative campaign ideas for when you have no content to offer.

Dreamforce ’12: Tap into Marketo’s Social Marketing Experts

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As you put together your agenda, definitely check out Marketo’s individual sessions below and be sure to RSVP to our Masterpieces party on September 18! See how Marketo does it! During this session, you will see how Salesforce customers, including our very own Heather Watkins, Marketo Sr. Join Marketo’s Sr. In addition, all attendees will receive a package filled with fun gifts and insider information for selecting a marketing automation tool.

Your Expo Hall Game Plan: Make the Most of Marketo’s Marketing Nation Summit 2014

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Over 100 expo sponsors and over 3,500 marketers will be attending the Marketo Marketing Nation Summit this year, making it the perfect place to review your company’s marketing automation technologies and processes. How do they integrate with Marketo?

Marketo’s Marketing Nation Summit Wrap-Up: Practical Innovation, Being Human, and Going Beyond the Keyword

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Author: Dayna Rothman This year’s Marketo Marketing Nation Summit was a complete whirlwind. And if you missed our day two recap, check out Live from Marketo’s Marketing Nation Summit: Chair Potatoes, Empathy Hacks, and Innovation in the Nation.

An Interview with Jon Miller, Co-Founder of Marketo

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We recently had the opportunity to connect with Jon Miller, Vice President of Marketing and Co-Founder of Marketo. Jon leads strategy and execution for all aspects of Marketo’s hyper-efficient demand center (powered by Marketo’s solution, of course). In Marketo’s popular blog, Modern B2B Marketing , he explores everything from lead nurturing and social media to marketing ROI and revenue performance management (RPM).