Market2Lead User Interface: Attention to Detail Pays Off

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Market2Lead's revised user interface has plenty of refined details. I saw a demonstration of Market2Lead ’s new user interface last December, and they released it in February. It’s a good thing that Market2Lead moved more quickly than I did, because the new interface is a huge improvement. One objective metric is mouse clicks: Market2Lead reports these were reduced by 300%. Market2Lead has posted an online demonstration. -

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. Most recently, Marketo just announced their lead management solution. Lead farming?

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

Customer Experience Matrix

So far the original list of Eloqua , Vtrenz , Marketo , Manticore Technology and Market2Lead has proven a good set of choices. This doesn’t particularly surprise me, although seeing Alterian, Aprimo and Neolane rank well below Manticore Technology and Market2Lead is odd. Still, they are much larger firms and do much more marketing than Manticore or Market2Lead.

Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market

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Home Forrester Research « I was recently briefed by | Main | Going Corporate » August 26, 2008 Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market [Posted by Laura Ramos ] In a recent survey of over 2100 IT professionals who buy or recommend telecom and networking solutions, we found buyers turn to peers and colleagues first, followed by vendor, industry trade, or professional Web sites, to inform their purchase decisions. Just makes it easier to manage all the stuff.

Top-10 Demand Generation Vendor Blogs

LeadSloth

Market2Lead Marketing Automation and Lead Management blog. The Market2Lead blog got a boost when Kevin Joyce joined the company. Reachforce: The B2B Lead. Reachforce publishes almost daily Lead Generation tips. ReadyContacts Lead Data Management blog. Tags: Demand Generation activeconversion eloqua genius.com hubspot market2lead marketbright marketo pardot reachforce readycontacts silverpop

Demand Generation Usability Scores - Part 3

Customer Experience Matrix

Explicitly direct leads from one campaign to another. Users can directly send leads from one stage in a campaign to a different campaign. Marketo gets a half point because it can direct leads to lists, which in turn feed campaigns, but not to campaigns directly. Explicitly direct leads from one campaign to another Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B 1 1 1 1 0.5 Multiple scores per lead.

New Guide is Ready

Customer Experience Matrix

A proper e-commerce site will be available shortly, but if anyone really can't wait, the salient details are: - 150+ point comparison matrix and detailed tables on: Eloqua, Manticore, Marketo, Market2Lead and Vtrenz, based on extensive vendor interviews and demonstrations - price: $595 for single copy, $995 for one-year subscription (provides access to updates as these are made--I expect to add more vendors and update entries on current ones). -

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Marketo's Enterprise Edition and Revenue Cycle Management: Looking Under the Hood

Customer Experience Matrix

Revenue Cycle Management blazes an important new trail for others to follow. Enterprise Edition supports these by adding user roles, “lead partitions” to control access to database segments and “workspaces” to make Marketo objects (contents, campaigns, lists, etc.) User roles (but not lead partitions or workspaces) are now available in Marketo’s Professional Edition as well. Market2Lead had something similar but is no longer sold.)

Demand Generation Vendor Traffic Rankings

Customer Experience Matrix

The only vendor with a really major drop in ranking was Lead Genesys , another long-time industry participant. Tags: vendor rankings demand generation marketing automation lead management Summary: Based on Web traffic rankings, new demand generation vendors with low prices are gaining market presence. Pardot and (perhaps) Genius.com look particularly strong. But Eloqua , Silverpop and Marketo remain industry leaders.

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LoopFuse Offers Free Marketing Automation System: Another Step Towards Industry Consolidation

Customer Experience Matrix

Marketo now calls itself a “the revenue cycle management company”, giving equal public weight to lead management, sales insight and analytics. It will also be competing with Eloqua, Silverpop and, perhaps most dangerously, the Market2Lead technology recently purchased by Oracle. Tags: infusionsoft Genius.com demand generation marketing automation loopfuse marketo freemium leadforce1 lead management eloqua silverpop pardot crm software

Demand Generation Usability Scores - Part 1

Customer Experience Matrix

In both cases, I see the basic flow as an outbound email, landing page, multi-step nurturing campaign, lead scoring, and transfer to a CRM system for sales followup. They relate primarily to creation of marketing assets such as emails and landing pages, and to execution of lead scoring. Select marketing assets from shared libraries Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Text search for assets.

Getting Closer to My Usability Ratings

Customer Experience Matrix

offering a white paper or promoting a Webinar) and the larger process of managing the flow of treatments. 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. You must also consider how a system moves leads from one campaign to another. So the distinction between campaign design and lead routing doesn't really apply.)

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Aprimo Marketing Studio Supports Sophisticated Business Marketers

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In other words, Marketing Studio competes with high-end demand generation systems like Eloqua , Market2Lead and Neolane. Eloqua and Market2Lead are based on sales automation data, but can incorporate external tables. This starts with the core functions of any business marketing system: outbound and multi-step email campaigns, landing pages, Web behavior tracking , lead scoring, Salesforce.com integration, reporting and content management.

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

Customer Experience Matrix

In theory, this would imply that company data is stored once and applied to all the associated individuals, and that the demand generation system could aggregate data by company, use that data to calculate company-level lead scores, and change which company an individual is linked to. Question Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2 Lead Marketo Vtrenz Market bright Neolane Is there a distinct company table linked in a one-to-many relationship with individual records?

Multi-Step Campaign Interfaces: A Quick Vendor Survey

Customer Experience Matrix

Unica, Teradata Relationship Manager, SAS Marketing Automation, Siebel Marketing, Alterian, Aprimo, SmartFocus). flow list Act-On Software x ActiveConversion x Eloqua x Infusionsoft x LeadLife x LoopFuse x Manticore Technology x Market2Lead (1) x Marketbright (1) x Marketo x Neolane x OfficeAutoPilot x Pardot x Silverpop Engage B2B x Treehouse Interactive x True Influence x (1) embeds simple list- based campaign in a larger flow chart.

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More Blathering About Demand Generation Software

Customer Experience Matrix

When I was researching last week’s piece on Market2Lead , one of the points that vendor stressed was their ability to create a full-scale marketing database with information from external sources to analyze campaign results. My understanding of competitive products was that they had similar capabilities, at least hypothetically, so I choose not to list that as a Market2Lead specialty. Tags: marketing software marketing automation lead management demand generation

Demand Generation Implementation Survey - Background Results

Customer Experience Matrix

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. Tags: marketing automation software deployment low cost marketing software lead management demand generation implementation demand generation

Demand Generation Usability Scores - Part 4

Customer Experience Matrix

The main result of the conversations so far has been to clarify the items related to lead routing. Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B complex 11 8.5 Specialized features to manage those campaigns are available from several vendors, but they're not necessarily the ones with the highest scores for all campaign management features combined. Content Management 0.5

First Look at New Marketo Release

Customer Experience Matrix

Products including Silverpop Engage B2B (formerly Vtrenz), Market2Lead and Marketbright also let marketers set up small, sequential campaigns and embed them in selection framework. That resonated with me because I’ve noticed several other demand generation vendors offering features that cross into traditional sales department territories, such as prospect portals and reseller management.

Low Cost Systems for Demand Generation

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More important to people who need it, the company offers partner management and channel sales management products that integrate with its demand generation offering. So they offer not just demand generation but everything from contact management to e-commerce. My own consideration set also includes Marketbright , Market2Lead , MarketingGenius , LeadLife , LoopFuse , LeadGenesys , , eTrigue and SalesFusion360 , although I haven't looked at all of those in detail.

Going Big on Small: Joe Payne on HubSpot’s $32M Round

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It means interest in the established marketing automation and emerging Revenue Performance Management sectors continues to swell. Oracle bought Market2Lead. Follow the money and it will lead you directly to our industry. It’s been less than 10 months since I first blogged about a major development in the lead management industry. by Joe Payne | Tweet this. Much will be said over the next few days about HubSpot’s $32M Series D round.

6 Essential Nurturing Workflows For Every B2B Company

Hubspot

Essentially these campaigns are a series of emails aimed at keeping you top of mind while building trust and moving your lead further along in the buyer's journey. Get the lead to contact you to inquire more about your services/product or make the purchase online. This type of workflow is important because it makes subscribers feel welcomed to your brand, defines what to expect from you, and may even contain a piece of content that converts them to a lead.

BANT - It's Not Always The Lead Score

Smashmouth Marketing

I woke up this morning to these three tweets relating to @nivenor1 's recent market2lead blog post titled: The SCOTSMAN vs. BANT for Effective Lead Management. brianjcarroll : Read post by @nivenor1 : SCOTSMAN vs. BANT for Effective Lead Management asserts "BANT" isn't enough. He then continued, "the problem is that we've realized we are missing opportunity because we were lead scoring ourselves away from deals."

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BANT - It's Not Always The Lead Score

Smashmouth Marketing

I woke up this morning to these three tweets relating to @nivenor1 's recent market2lead blog post titled: The SCOTSMAN vs. BANT for Effective Lead Management nivenor1 : New post about BANT vs. The SCOTSMAN on our blog [link] , now its off to Guatemala for 10 days! Ahhhhh brianjcarroll : Read post by @nivenor1 : SCOTSMAN vs. BANT for Effective Lead Management asserts "BANT" isn't enough. Tags: lead gen marketing b2b sales2.0

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Hard Data to Justify Your Marketing Automation Investment

Customer Experience Matrix

The Heart of Growing Conversion Rates," 2008): Best in Class Average % higher Inquires to Marketing Qualified Leads (MQLs) nearly 10% 3.9% 150% MQLs to Sales Accepted Leads (SALs) nearly 75% 58% 29% SALs to Sales Qualified Leads (SQLs) nearly 61% 49% 24% SQLs to Closed Business 31% 23% 35% Incidentally, SiriusDecisions reported newer but very similar figures in the recent Neolane-sponsored Webinar 'Making the Business Case for Marketing Automation'.

Marketing Automation Trends for 2010

LeadSloth

1) We’re at a point where we have lot of data about marketing performance, but it’s a big challenge to turn it into actionable information (2) we’re actively tweeting, blogging and using LinkedIn, but how can that be effectively managed, and how can it be measured? (3) Kevin Joyce , CMO, Market2Lead. Manager, Inbound Marketing, Marketo. The vast majority of leads generated on a website never have a meaningful conversation with a sales rep.

Twitter - Content - Lead Nurturing - Best of B2B Marketing

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

8 Tips for generating high quality leads that sales people love - B2B Lead Generation Blog , August 13, 2009. What IS and ISN’T Lead Nurturing - B2B Lead Generation Blog , August 26, 2009. The #1 Factor in Executing Effective Campaigns - Market2Lead , August 28, 2009. Getting Going with Lead Nurturing - Marketing Genius Blog , August 27, 2009. B2B Lead Generation Checklist: 22 Success Tips - Sales Lead Insights , August 12, 2009.

Top 80 B2B Marketing Posts for 2009

B2B Marketing Zone Posts

5 steps for using LinkedIn as lead generation tool - B2B Lead Generation Blog , April 21, 2009. How to use social media for lead generation - B2B Lead Generation Blog , December 30, 2008. Can a social media strategy boost your lead generation efforts? - B2B Lead Generation Blog , December 16, 2008. Marketing Effectiveness: Marketing Database Assessment - B2B Lead Blog , October 14, 2009. Is social media effective for B2B lead generation?

How Workflows Take Marketing Automation to the Next Level

Hubspot

Lead nurturing is a crucial part of any effective marketing strategy. Because if you’re not managing your leads properly, you're wasting your time, marketing resources, and money. Workflows take lead nurturing to the next level. As one of the most powerful tools available to marketers today, workflows enable you to build stronger relationships with your leads, send higher quality leads to your sales team, and save more of your time as a marketer.