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Can PR Firms Find Gold in Marketing Automation Services?

What Works - What Doesn't

Some of the more forward-looking PR firms I work with are looking to supplement traditional PR offerings with demand generation services, using marketing automation software such as Marketo and HubSpot to track prospect’s actions to “nurture” them with additional content towards a sale.

To Sell A Conference, Give Away Last Year’s “Takeaways”

What Works - What Doesn't

So even if you don’t get the prospect for the conference, you might have a lead for a product or service sale. What great, usable content is sitting around your organization you could be using to attract conference attendees – or sales leads?

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Insights from the Marketo Summit

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I have just returned from the Marketo Marketing Summit in San Francisco this week where I joined 7,000 other registered attendees from what I believe is now one of the premier B2B (and B2C) marketing events of the year. In the opening keynote by Phil Fernandez and throughout the conference, Marketo made mention of their study with The Economist where marketers ranked their top three priorities, which were.

Marketo Conference: Is Predictive Modeling The Future of Marketing Automation?

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Marketo held its annual Marketing Nation Summit this week, hosting 4,000+ clients and partners. The event seemed relatively subdued for Marketo – I didn’t spot one costumed character – but the over-all atmosphere was positive. The company made two major product announcements, expanding the reach of Marketo campaigns into mobile apps and display ad retargeting. Marketo has attracted a respectable array of partners who extend its capabilities.

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. For one, social muddies the waters when it comes to tracking lead source. (If

5 Reasons to Gate Lead Nurturing Content

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A client asks: “I notice that you’re recommending we gate our offer content behind landing pages as part of the lead nurturing campaign. It’s why click-to-lead conversion rates are never 100%, no matter how good your landing page.

Top 10 B2B Lead Scoring Mistakes (Part 1 of 2)

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Lead scoring has quickly become an integral part of a demand generation marketer’s arsenal. In our firm’s work with marketing automation clients , lead scoring optimization is a critical part of ensuring that companies reap the greatest benefit from the investment in marketing technology.

Why is Inside Sales So Scared of Lead Nurturing?

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One of the reasons for this under-utilization, and the inability of some marketers to deploy, for example, automated lead nurturing at every stage of the selling process, is resistance from the sales organization, and in particular, Inside Sales. Marketo sends first follow-up email.

Raab Report: Act-On, Eloqua, Pardot, and Marketo Vie to Lead in Mid-Size B2B Marketing Automation Segment

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The leaders quadrant in this sector is quite crowded, with Act-On , Eloqua , Pardot , and Marketo all jostling for position. Act-On, Pardot, and Genius specialize in smaller companies than Marketo or Silverpop, which in turn serve generally smaller clients than Eloqua or Neolane.

Microsoft, Marketo and Facebook’s 5 Tips for Focused, Effective Marketing

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Between generating enough leads to keep things going (and keep your own head above the water), and taking your marketing to the next level? What’s the difference between a winning demand generation strategy, and a mediocre one?

10 Tips for Driving Lead Nurturing Success (Infographic)

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When B2B companies invest in marketing automation technology, “lead nurturing” is often one of the key business objectives that spurs those organizations to take the plunge. Here are some tips for driving lead nurturing success.

12 Marketo Summit 2017 Sessions You Should Attend

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Marketo categorizes their sessions based on topic and we can see that Marketing Trends is a major focus. Marketo Summit attendees can expect to learn about the latest technologies and strategies used in today’s B2B marketing departments. Who Marketo Summit Is For.

The Top 4 Reasons Marketo Summit Matters to Your Business

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Each Spring, Marketo – one of the leading Marketing Automation platform providers – hosts its annual Summit conference, Marketing Nation. This year, Summit is taking a much broader focus on marketing and on its impact on business success, not necessarily just the Marketo platform.

Infographic: The State of Marketing Automation Maturity

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Marketo Tells How to Use Social Media for Lead Generation

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I often cite marketing automation vendor Marketo as a shining example of a company that gives away great information as a way to promote its business. Marketo recently contacted several B2B social media marketing pros to get their tips on how to generate leads with social platforms.

Infer Scores Now Available in Marketo Sales Insights

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We’re excited to share that Infer Scores are now integrated with Marketo Sales Insights to give more reps visibility into their best-fit prospects so they can close deals faster. How to Use Infer Scores in Marketo Sales Insights. Scroll down to Lead Scoring Settings and click Edit.

Join Infer at Marketo Summit 2016

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Marketo Summit is upon us yet again, and we’re geared up for a fantastic week of networking, learning, and connecting with thousands of data-driven marketers about the power that predictive can have on their businesses. Monitoring lead behavior to supercharge nurture programs.

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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Case Study: Segmentation, New Creative Boosts Lead Conversion Rates by 75%

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Sungard AS runs a highly successful demand generation program, an integrated mix of both online and offline campaigns, to generate a consistent flow of leads to the company’s sales force. Design, build and launch a nurture campaign targeted to “Mid Stage” leads.

Lead Scores Too High? Maybe They Need An Expiration Date.

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In the early stages of a recent client engagement, it became apparent that the schema already in place to determine and assign lead scores was, well: broken. One elegant solution to this problem is to assign “expiration dates” to all positive lead scores.

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.

Marketo Summit 2013 #MUS13 Insiders Guide

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The Marketo User Summit in San Francisco has expanded from the original 2 days to 3 days plus and the event is so jam-packed that it’s important to have a game plan to get the most out of it. Here’s the run down from Mary Firme, our Chief Lead Accelerator at ReachForce.

Top 10 Marketing Automation Mistakes

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Launching lead scoring too soon. Lead scoring is a core marketing automation functionality, and a key driver for one of the primary benefits of the technology, namely sales productivity.

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.”.

Microsoft and DXC Win Big at Marketo and SiriusDecisions — What’s Their Secret?

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With Marketo’s Marketing Nation Summit, SiriusDecisions 2017 Summit, Oracle MME and the MarTech series packed into just two months, it’s fair to say our events team — like many others — have their hands full right now! What makes this year all the more exciting for us at Leadspace, though, is news this week that two of our leading enterprise customers have won awards for their marketing efforts. Events season is well and truly underway for B2B marketers.

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How to Build a Better Lead Form

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Lead forms are the canvassers of the marketing world. How many fields should you include in the lead form? Here’s an example of a lead form we use on The Content Strategist: Despite looking fairly basic, a lead form comes with its own special sort of marketing calculus.

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Do You Need Marketing Automation to Do Lead Nurturing? Sort Of.

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Do I need it in order to do lead nurturing?”. My answer: “It depends how you define “ lead nurturing ,” but technically: no, you don’t need marketing automation in order to nurture leads.

Do Lead Nurturing Campaigns Always Need an Offer?

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Which leads to another question: do certain types of campaigns even need an offer in the first place? Take lead nurturing : is it strictly essential that every lead nurturing touch include a specific, gated, call to action? In his post, Jon proposes extending the rule to lead nurturing, and states that “some of the best (lead nurturing) emails provide useful and compelling content in the email itself” – that is to say: without an offer.

Marketo Email Campaign Keeps It Short & Sweet

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A client confessed recently that one of the reasons his company had selected Marketo as a marketing automation provider was because he was so impressed by their marketing. Full disclosure: Spear Marketing Group is a Marketo agency partner.

Infographic: Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Full-Service Demand Generation Agency

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Marketo ABM Launch Raises the Bar for Predictive Analytics and ABM

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Exciting news this week from Marketo for all you account-based marketing buffs out there. The marketing automation giant officially launched Marketo ABM on Tuesday, four months after it was first announced.

Top 10 B2B Lead Scoring Mistakes (Part 2 of 2)

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When a client says “We set up lead scoring but sales doesn’t pay any attention,” it’s a sure sign that something is amiss – and more likely the problem doesn’t rest with sales. Examples of leads that fall into this category include students and competitors.

Profile Management Product Updates: Account-Based Marketo Behavior Profiles, “Contains” Operator, and More

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Account-Based Marketo Activity Profiles. We’re deepening our integration with Marketo to extend users the ability to build data-rich, account-based profiles using their Marketo Activity behavioral data.

Marketo Data Tells Us: Which Channel Wins More, Faster

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So in this fourth blog in the Marketo Institute series, we’re going to look at the next two channel pipeline metrics: win rate and velocity. Sales: “Those leads were garbage.”. This image shows win rate across all channels (all Marketo customers).

Marketo Data Tells Us: Which Type of Emails Have the Highest Conversion Rates?

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Introducing Marketo Institute. Marketo Institute was started in 2014 by Marketo Co-founder Jon Miller. Nurture emails are primarily used to lead prospects through the sales funnel and warm up leads for a sales handoff.

Top 10 Demand Generation Resolutions for 2014

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Measuring opens and clicks may tell you something about email performance, but it says nothing about the impact that email campaign had on qualified leads, or opportunities, or revenue. Even a modest lift in conversion rates (click to lead) can decrease cost per lead dramatically.

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

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Accurate data is the key to successful B2B marketing and lead generation. 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.

Marketo Data Tells Us: What Is the Top Conversion Rate by Channel?

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It’s me, Johnny, with your next blog from the Marketo Institute! It’s a metric that lead generation marketers—from practitioners all the way up to CMOs—are measured on. But the ultimate conversion rate every demand gen marketer is measured on is lead to opportunity.

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. As a data driven marketer, you need to think beyond the lead form.

Marketo Data Tells Us: Which Industry Has the Best Email Performance?

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