Manticore Technology Sees Expertise as Key to Success as a Demand Generation Vendor

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Summary: Manticore Technology released some modest enhancements to its demand generation platform today. Manticore Technology today released the latest version of its marketing automation system. Each of these makes Manticore a bit more useful but none breaks new ground for the industry. Manticore launched its B2B marketing automation system in 2003, making it one of the older vendors in the industry. Manticore doesn’t see it this way.

Manticore VII Marketing Automation and Lead Generation Released

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Marketing automation / demand generation software provider Manticore today announced the release of Manticore Technology VII, which includes a fully customizable user interface, email and landing page folders, an email delivery wizard, and drag-and-drop list building functionality. Manticore was founded in 2001 by Nick Walker , who is now the CTO, and has been led since March of this year by Jeff Erramouspe.

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Manticore Offers A Lower Cost Alternative For Online Lead Generation

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The paper, from Manticore Technology , recommends five best practices for business marketing: (1) define a unified marketing and sales pipeline; (2) deploy an integrated marketing and sales platform; (3) measure pipeline activity; (4) automate lead nurturing; and (5) focus on the top of the funnel. Manticore itself is pretty interesting. The main advantages Manticore claims over Eloqua are lower cost and easier, faster implementation.

Marketing Automation Update: Manticore VII Released

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Marketing automation / demand generation software provider Manticore today announced the release of Manticore Technology VII, which includes a fully customizable user interface, email and landing page folders, an email delivery wizard, and drag-and-drop list building functionality. Manticore was founded in 2001 by Nick Walker , who is now the CTO, and has been led since March of this year by Jeff Erramouspe.

Is Salesforce.com a Player in Marketing Automation Software?

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In this case, we suggest seeking out a best-of-breed vendor, such as Marketo , Eloqua , Genius , Manticore Technology , Genoo or the wide variety of other systems. Guest post by Lauren Carlson. Salesforce.com is the cloud computing darling of customer relationship management (CRM) software.

Marketing Automation Skills are Scarce: Strategies to Close the Gap

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But it seems to be creeping upstream: LeadLife , Treehouse Interactive , and Manticore Technology apply it to larger customers. The marketing automation industry continues to grow quickly, with many vendors announcing their client bases have more than doubled in 2011.

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

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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.

MarketingSherpa B2B Marketing Summit Boston

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Manticore Technology (booth 2). Manticore Technology (booth 2). Tags: Demand Generation b2b marketing content marketing engage b2b genius.com hubspot intouch lead generation lead management lead nurturing manticore technology marketbright marketingexperiments marketingsherpa marketo neolane pardot silverpop Monday and Tuesday I’m attending the Boston MarketingSherpa B2B Marketing Summit.

Book Review: eMarketing Strategies for the Complex Sale

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Marketing automation systems—from vendors like Eloqua , Marketo , Genoo , Manticore and others—are great tools for moving prospective buyers along the path from interest to desire to action.

The Pond Just Got More Crowded: Google, Salesforce.com and Sequoia Invest in HubSpot

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Despite this background, yesterday’s announcement positioned the firm’s competitors as the mid-to-large company B2B marketing automation vendors, listing Eloqua , Marketo , Genius , Manticore , and Neolane by name.

Ranking B2B Marketing Automation Vendors: How I Built My Scores (part 1)

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Summary: The first of three posts describing my new scoring system for B2B marketing automation vendors. I’ve finally had time to work up the vendor scores based on the 150+ RFP questions I distributed back in September.

Another Estimate of B2B Marketing Automation Revenue

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The survey for my up-coming report has employee counts, client counts and minimum prices for quite a few: OfficeAutoPilot, True Influence, Pardot, LoopFuse, Net Results, Manticore, Silverpop, Genius, LeadFormix,TreeHouse Interactive, SalesFUSION, and Marketbright.

Demand Generation Usability Scores - Part 3

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Explicitly direct leads from one campaign to another Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B 1 1 1 1 0.5 Linear campaigns embedded in larger campaign flows Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 Integrated a/b testing. Rule-based content selection Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B 1 0.5

My List of Demand Generation Vendors, and Who They Sell To

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One of the audience members at the B2B Marketing University in Boston asked about demand generation systems for small businesses, and how to distinguish among the vendors in general. My brief answer was that the biggest difference was less functionality than the target markets the different vendors pursue. This has more to do with the degree of personal selling (and after-sale service) than anything else. I also promised a blog post on the topic. Here it is.

Demand Generation Usability Scores - Part 2

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Build a campaign as a list of stages Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 Build linear campaigns outside of a larger campaign structure. Build linear campaigns outside of a larger campaign structure Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 Define campaign schedules only at the campaign level, not for individual steps.

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 software suite.

New Guide is Ready

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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). -

Marketing Automation Trends for 2010

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Christoper Doran , CMO, Manticore Technology. Christoper Doran, CMO, Manticore Technology ( @cdoran ). Manticore Technology wishes you a full-funnel in 2010. 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.

Demand Generation Usability Scores - Part 1

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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. Text search for assets Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Share marketing assets across campaigns. Live templates for asset frames Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B 1 1 1 0 1 1.5

Marketing Automation System Trends: What We Found in the Raab Guide

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I’m pleased to report that the 2010 edition of the Raab Guide to Demand Generation Systems is officially available today, with updated entries on all vendors (alphabetically: Eloqua , Manticore Technology , Market2Lead , Marketbright , Marketo , Neolane and Silverpop Engage B2B ). Market2Lead, Manticore Technology and Silverpop all introduced major interface upgrades. Summary: Social media and access for sales people were the two big trends among demand generation vendors last year.

Demand Gen Cloud: Funnels and Pipelines are Old School

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Get the eBook and read what these other experts had to say about Pipelines and Funnels: Ardath Albee , CEO and B2B Marketing Strategist at Marketing Interactions Michael Brenner , Director of Online/Social Media at SAP North America Michael Damphousse , CEO/CMO of Green Leads LLC Christopher Doran , VP of Marketing at Manticore Technology Barbra Gago , Social Media Manager of Cloud9 Analytics Steve Gershik , CEO of 28Marketing Sue Hay , CEO of BeWhys Marketing Inc.

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. Pardot and (perhaps) Genius.com look particularly strong. But Eloqua , Silverpop and Marketo remain industry leaders. 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. You can see that post here.

Annual Content Marketing Retreat 2012

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Manticore Technology, Marketo, Eloqua, to name a few). Do you want to learn what it takes to succeed with content marketing, with a drill down into the latest approaches, tools and services that make measurement, content creation, curation, publication and distribution more effective.

Multi-Step Campaign Interfaces: A Quick Vendor Survey

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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. If you read this blog regularly (and who doesn't?), you know that I see a lot of demand generation systems.

Getting Closer to My Usability Ratings

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In case you're wondering about other vendors I track, Eloqua , Neolane and Manticore Technology all set up flow charts without embedding the small list-style campaigns. If you suspected that my last two blog posts were a way to avoid writing a post that ranks vendors on usability, you’re probably right. You’re also spending way too much time worrying about my blog, although I appreciate the attention. But it turns out that those posts served a purpose beyond procrastination.

Revenue Performance Management to Marketing Automation: What Facebook was to MySpace?

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While we’ll see some fantastic flameouts of VC-backed players that don’t make it, bootstrapped companies like Pardot and Manticore will continue to be stable, because of their pragmatic approach to building a company. by Joe Chernov | Tweet this. Lauren Carlson , of Software Advice , is one of the rising stars in the constellation of CRM, marketing automation and, now, Revenue Performance Management industries. She’s got the three “S’s” down pat: She’s smart , speedy and social.

Online Marketing Systems Are Still Very Fragmented

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Demand generation systems like Vtrenz , Eloqua and Manticore combine email with some Web page creation and analytics. What with all the recent acquisitions in the digital marketing industry, I thought I’d draw a little diagram of all the components needed for a complete solution. The results were a surprise. It’s not that I didn’t know what the pieces were.

150+ Questions for Your Marketing Automation RFP

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Those of you familiar with the Raab Guide to Demand Generation Systems know it already contains very detailed information on major vendors ( Aprimo , Eloqua , Genius.com , Manticore Technology , Marketbright , Marketo , Neolane and Silverpop ). Summary: I've posted a list of nearly 200 RFP questions that I hope many people will adopt to their own needs. If it's used widely, buyers and vendors both benefit. Death, taxes and RFPs.

Demand Generation Usability Scores - Part 4

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Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B complex 11 8.5 Eloqua Manticore Technology Market2Lead Marketbright Marketo Neolane Silverpop Engage B2B Marketing Channels Beyond Email and System-generated Web Pages 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 dealer / channel management (register and co-promote with channel partners) 1 0 0 0.5 I spent a good part of yesterday talking with demand generation vendors about the usability scores I've been publishing all week.

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

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Here are the questions I asked, with summaries of answers from the five vendors in the current Raab Guide ( Eloqua , Manticore Technology , Market2Lead , Marketo , Vtrenz ) plus two I’ll be adding shortly ( Marketbright and Neolane.) 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?

Low Cost Systems for Demand Generation

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But even including that, the first year cost for most of these will be less.) : Manticore Technology : a full-featured demand generation product. My new obsession with Twitter (follow me as @draab) has led to several messages from people who seemed to have trouble choosing between Eloqua and Marketo.

B2B Email Design – Gallery 2 « The Effective Marketer

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Design #15 Email Sender: Manticore Email Title: 23 Questions Marketing Automation Vendors Don’t Want You to Ask What I Like : Big attractive header graphic with compelling title and nice “hero shot&# of the buyer’s guide being offered.

LucidEra Takes a Shot at On-Demand Analytics

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The question here is whether most demand generation systems ( Eloqua , Vtrenz , Marketo , Market2Lead , Manticore , etc.) Back in March, I wrote a fairly dismissive post about on-demand business intelligence systems. My basic objection was that the hardest part of building a business intelligence system is integrating the source data, and being on-demand doesn’t make that any easier.

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 ).

Pardot Offers Refined Demand Generation at a Small Business Price

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By comparison, limited versions cost $1,500 per month for Marketo and $1,000 for Manticore Technology , and both charge $2,400 per month for their cheapest complete offering. My little tour of demand generation vendors landed at Pardot just before Thanksgiving. As you’ll recall from my post on Web activity statistics , Pardot is one of the higher-ranked vendors not already in the Raab Guide to Demand Generation Systems. So I was quite curious to see what they had to offer.

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Demandbase: A New Twist In The Lead Management Automation Market

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I would put the lead management automation crop here: Eloqua, Loopfuse, Manticore Technologies, Market2Lead, Marketo, and Vtrenz. But getting back to our category, we are often compared against Eloqua and Manticore.

Top 37 B2B Marketing Posts and Hot Topics August 2010

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0160; That’s why I jumped at the chance to write a chapter in Manticore ’s new ebook, “The Quintessential Marketing Automation Guide. Traffic numbers may have been down in August, but the quality of blog posts certainly wasn’t. If you were on vacation like me, you might have missed some of these great posts. And the hot topics this month are pretty interesting as well - see at the bottom.

B2B Lead Management Market Heats Up

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4) “Pure play” lead management – this group is lead by Eloqua , but there are a LOT of firms throwing their hat into this ring including Vtrenz, Hubspot, Manticore, Market2Lead, Marketo, LoopFuse, einsof, iHance, Precience, among many others.