A Guide to Marketing Automation

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While marketing professionals understand marketing automation can streamline essential processes, many do not leverage these systems to their full advantage. Marketing automation is beneficial. What is Marketing Automation, And Why is it Important?

Why Is Marketing Automation Maturity Still Woeful?

The Point

Almost 5 years ago, our agency conducted a survey to determine whether B2B companies were getting maximum value from their investment in marketing automation. Why does marketing automation as a whole continue to suffer from gross underutilization?

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How the Lead Management Platform Centralizes B2B Lead Gen

NetLine

The platform furthers NetLine’s goal of democratizing lead gen for all, enabling B2B Marketers to turn their current website traffic into revenue-based outcomes, streamlining their lead capture, lead management, and content amplification programs within one tool. .

21 Questions to Ask Your Event Lead Management Vendor Before Making a Purchase

Lead Liaison

To access our Event Lead Management Kit, which includes this resource, click here. . According to Forrester , marketing events such as trade shows and conferences occupy the largest share of B2B marketing budgets at 14%. Choosing the right event lead management solution for lead capture will be the most important decision you make. Before signing a contract, here are 21 important questions to ask your vendor. Can you track cost per lead?

7 Ways to Improve Your Lead Management Process

Zoominfo

The importance of lead generation is ingrained in the mind of every modern marketer— the more high-quality leads you bring in, the better. But, as the buyer’s journey becomes increasingly multifaceted, it’s now clear that lead generation is just one piece of the marketing puzzle. In order to convert leads into paying customers, you must have a comprehensive lead management process in place. What is lead management?

Demand Generation and Lead Management Explained

The Effective Marketer

Last week Carlos Hidalgo , CEO of the Annuitas Group , shared on the Software Advice blog a nice video explaining two basic concepts that are often used interchangeably by vendors and even analysts in the Marketing Automation space but should in fact be treated as separate concepts: Demand Generation and Lead Management. Demand Generation vs. Lead Management. How About Marketing Automation?

4 Signs You Should Call Your Marketing Automation Partner

Oracle

Whatever the reason, marketers often go it alone. There are those in the marketing automation space who have learned to recognize the following four signs that they should seek help. Success Leads to Questions. Call and ask the vendor if there is an offering for a dedicated expert resource you can regularly consult. Call the vendor. It can pay to get a check-up on your marketing automation efforts.

Top 10 Marketing Automation Mistakes

The Point

It’s well documented that, of the companies who invest in marketing automation, many fail to achieve maximum return from that investment, or even utilize marketing automation technology to its full capacity. Many of the pitfalls that cause the returns on marketing automation to fall short can be distilled into a handful of common issues. In our agency’s work with marketing automation users , we’ve identified 10 of the most common mistakes to avoid: 1.

Avoid these 10 Marketing Automation Rookie Mistakes

Oracle

If your company is considering marketing automation or you have recently implemented it, you are not alone. According to The State of the Marketing Technology Industry , only 3% of businesses surveyed use one of the four most common marketing automation systems. Clearly, a lot of marketers are going to be very new to this. They will have to try and convince stakeholders to budget for marketing automation. Some marketers will fail.

Oracle Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for CRM Lead Management 2017

Oracle

One of the most strategic technology investments made by marketing and sales teams today is a marketing automation platform that is sophisticated enough for their unique needs, but flexible enough to easily integrate with their customer relationship management (CRM) system. Marketing and Sales teams strive daily for tighter alignment, better lead quality, and customer experiences that engage their customers down a complete journey that ends in a sale.

Marketing Automation 2014 Industry Overview: What the Surveys Tell Us

Customer Experience Matrix

The Interwebs have delivered an unusually rich trove of data about the marketing automation industry in the past few weeks. Taken together, these provide a clearer picture than usual of the state of marketing automation. The main basis for my prediction is high growth that vendors reported in 2013, and in particular a trend towards higher revenue per client among the vendors who share that information with me. VEST data is self-reported by the vendors.

Oracle Named a Leader for 5th Consecutive Year in Gartner Magic Quadrant for CRM Lead Management

Oracle

Digital marketers are in a constant battle between driving leads and managing their CRM systems. With the ever growing and evolving CRM Lead Management market Gartner offers their Magic Quadrant evaluation of 17 providers to assist IT and Marketing Leaders to determine the right fit for their business. Gartner’s CRM Lead Management report assesses the industry’s leading Marketing Automation platforms.

Oracle Eloqua Named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for CRM Lead Management

Oracle

by Eloqua | Tweet this The 2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for CRM Lead Management has been published and Oracle Eloqua is in the Leaders quadrant for the second consecutive year. Gartner evaluates vendors in a Magic Quadrant on two main dimensions – completeness of vision and ability to execute on that vision. As a part of Oracle, we plan to continue to innovate to help our customers make Modern Marketing work and drive business results.

Is Anyone Leading Lead Management?

Pointclear

Sales Lead Management is a complicated process. Sales lead management is a tough subject to truly get your arms around. There are dozens of outside vendors who say they manage some portion of the sales lead process and more than two dozen internal departments that contribute to the process and the decision making. There may be a half-dozen outside vendors managing some aspects of lead management: Sales Lead Management and Fulfillment Firm.

5 leading providers of enterprise marketing automation solutions

ClickZ

30-second summary: We provide five examples of enterprise-level providers of marketing automation solutions including industry case studies. The global marketing automation software market was $2.4 What is marketing automation software?

Top 10 Lead Management Software Systems for 2020

Martech Advisor

Lead management software track, manage and nurture prospective customers. And, there are new software innovations emerging every day to help you manage your leads better. In this article, we discuss: What is lead management, and how technology can help. Questions to consider before purchasing lead management software. As a marketer, you’re always looking to capture new customers, build relationships, and drive conversions.

The 14 Best Marketing Automation Tools

Webbiquity

Marketing automation software tools can be very helpful in making lead nurturing and sales acceleration efforts more effective—even if the category is badly misnamed. Marketing can’t be automated.) But “segmented prospect email followup sequence design and automation,” while a more accurate label for the category, certainly isn’t as catchy. Pricing: contact vendor. ” — Marketing Insider Group.

New Raab VEST Report: B2B Marketing Automation Will Reach $1.2 Billion in 2014

Customer Experience Matrix

I’ve just published the latest edition of our B2B Marketing Automation Vendor Selection Tool (VEST), with updated entries on all your favorites and several new entries to boot. This is always a fun project because it gives me an overview of what all the vendors have been up to for the past six months. My data are a little less comprehensive than previously because several of the big vendors are now part of public companies and don’t share detailed information.

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Process Turns Marketing Automation Into Revenue

LeadSloth

Today I read a blog post about 7 trends that speed up the adoption of marketing automation. The Software is Great, But… Marketing Automation software is often positioned as the be-all and end-all. It’s as if you would just sign up with one of the vendors, take a day to set everything up, and you’re done. The result today: too many Marketing Automation users use their expensive system as an email marketing tool.

What is the ROI of Lead Management?

LeadSloth

Earlier this year I downloaded Silverpop’s lead management workbook , and I planned to write about it. Unfortunately, not enough time… Last week I received a copy of Marketo’s Lead Nurturing workbook. Both books show how you can increase sales by nurturing all leads, from inquiry to opportunity. Both books cover lead nurturing and ROI calculations, and Silverpop also explains lead scoring. Why Lead Management. Lead Scoring.

What Is Marketing Automation: Definition, Benefits & Uses

Single Grain

Marketing automation is extremely important to improve the overall success ratio of your marketing campaigns because it manages every activity related to marketing. The marketing automation software market is set to grow from $3.3

New Marketing Automation Buyer’s Guide Offers Valuable Advice

The Point

TrustRadius , an online community designed to help business software users make better product selection, implementation, and usage decisions, just released their first-ever “ Buyer’s Guide to Marketing Automation Software.”. The 44-page guide is based on 400 in-depth reviews and more than 10,000 comparisons performed by Marketing Automation buyers, and provides a very detailed and useful comparison of the leading brands.

9 Things Marketers Need from Marketing Automation Vendors and Consultants – Part 1

ANNUITAS

Approximately 12 years ago, a new technology emerged and a new software category called “marketing automation” was born. Since then, the marketing automation space has grown consistently and significantly, and is now is at the precipice of going mainstream. According to SiriusDecisions , 40% of organizations will own automation by the year 2016. According to some who track this space, there are over 110 technology vendors alone. 764% increase in leads!

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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LeadForce1 Adds Mind Reading to Marketing Automation

Customer Experience Matrix

It combines this with standard B2B marketing automation features to provide better-qualified leads to sales people. The B2B marketing automation industry has reached the stage where product features are similar and companies compete primarily on business and marketing savvy. Of course, if you’re a vendor offering a cool new technology, the stakes are higher. Pricing is based on the modules purchased, number of users and number of leads.

Marketing Automation Trends for 2010

LeadSloth

2009 was the year in which Marketing Automation really took off. Several new vendors appeared on the market, many existing vendors experienced rapid growth, and Marketing Automation as a term gained popularity among B2B marketers. In this post I want to focus on the trends in Marketing Automation for 2010. I have asked many of the vendors, consultants and thought leaders to give their opinion. Marketing has none.

ReachLocal Provides Turn-Key Lead Management for Small Business

Customer Experience Matrix

This is an enticingly huge market for marketing automation vendors, and one that seems largely untapped. The largest marketing automation vendor in the segment, Infusionsoft , has under 20,000 clients. Many small businesses do their marketing through CRM, email, and search advertising. Search marketing is particularly important as online searches replace newspapers and telephone directories.

Marketing Automation Technology and What Marketers Need to Look For

Oracle

Since marketers love a good stat, let's start this post off with one: 2567%. That percentage represents the increase in the number of martech vendors from 2011 to today. It comes courtesy of Scott Brinker, the guru of the infamous martech landscape chart and speaks to the warp speed growth the martech vendor space has seen over a very short period of time. Rest assured there are many more such stats that support the need for marketing automation.

How to Sell Marketing Automation to Your CEO (& Other Burning Questions)

The Point

Recently I was asked to contribute some thoughts to Marketo’s new ebook, “ The Definitive Guide to Marketing Automation.” You can download a free copy of the ebook – 100 pages on everything you need to know about marketing automation – what it is, how it’s different from CRM, common features, keys to success, and more – by clicking here. What are the most important things to look for in a marketing automation vendor?

Marketing automation is not marketing strategy

Biznology

Too often, these days, I am hearing B2B marketers mouth claims like “We got this new [fill in the brand] automation tool, so now we can reduce headcount.” Or, “Once this automation system is installed, it will take our marketing to the next level.” Marketers sometimes see automation as a silver bullet. Marketing automation doesn’t identify your best target audiences. (Photo credit: Wikipedia).

Marketing Automation: What Is It & Why Do I Care? (Webinar)

The Point

Do you feign understanding when your CEO talks about “sales and marketing alignment”? Unclear on the difference between lead management and revenue cycle management? Horrified at the responsibility of investigating marketing automation solutions for your company? In a little over 20 minutes, you’ll learn: • What makes marketing automation different from older email platforms. • 6 common use cases (applications) for marketing automation. •

Pardot User Conference Proves They’re a Top Marketing Automation Vendor

LeadSloth

The past two days I attended the Pardot User Conference , and also presented a session on Lead Nurturing. The sessions were about lead management, lead nurturing, content marketing, social media and Pardot product sessions. One of the most interesting things Pardot does for their own lead management is to give a 60 second look to each and every lead that is sent to sales. Marketing Automation User Conferences.

CallidusCloud Buys LeadFormix Marketing Automation for $9 Million Cash

Customer Experience Matrix

The list of independent marketing automation systems shrank by one yesterday when Leadformix was purchased by sales enablement vendor CallidusCloud for $9 million. The price is surprisingly low for an established marketing automation vendor. I suspect the actual LeadFormix revenue was considerably lower than $7 million, but, even so, the price may give pause to investors in other marketing automation firms who are hoping for a great payout.

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Inbound Marketing & Marketing Automation

LeadSloth

The Marketing Automation industry is evolving continuously. Many digital marketers are using marketing automation tools to automate lead nurturing. But if you want to expand your business, you also need to continuously add new leads to your database. Traditional lead sources are tradeshows or lead programs with magazines. Those are definitely useful, but the number of leads is low and the cost per lead is high.

Marketing Automation Monday

LeadSloth

Would you like to meet up with fellow Marketing Automation professionals to exchange tips and best practices? Join us at Marketing Automation Monday for an informal panel discussion on using drip marketing to find more qualified leads and for networking with other like-minded marketers. Around 6pm we’ll start an informal panel discussion about drip marketing in which several people will present their drip campaigns. Lead Nurturing.

What Is Marketing Automation? Definition, Types, Objectives, Best Practices With Examples

Martech Advisor

Marketing automation is defined as the process of using tools and technology to automate repetitive marketing tasks, track and measure campaign performance, improve productivity, and drive efficiency by minimizing manual actions.” What Is Marketing Automation?

The Key Marketing Automation Players On Your Team

ANNUITAS

You’ve vetted the vendors, selected your features, sized your database and scheduled your implementation; you are now ready to deploy your marketing automation platform, right? Without the correct staffing your marketing automation investment might as well be a car that sits in the garage, collecting dust.In With multiple years of experience, this user has every certification available from the marketing automation vendor.