Comparing Marketing Automation Platforms: Pardot vs. Marketo

Perkuto

A marketing automation platform is a big investment, not only in the software cost but the time and resources an organization will put into the implementation and ongoing maintenance, not to mention whether or not its performance will meet your expectations.

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. The conclusion: most B2B companies were failing to follow even the most basic lead management best practices, even in areas that one would assume were a primary business case for purchasing marketing automation in the first place. My suspicions are these: A lack of experienced marketing ops practitioners.

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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. Here are 14 of the best marketing automation tools based on their popularity with reviewers.

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

Customer Experience Matrix

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.

Is Marketing Automation Right for Every Company?

The Point

For those of us who work in and around the technology every day, it can seem like marketing automation is already pervasive. Analyst David Raab reports that for companies under $5 Million in revenue, marketing automation penetration is a miserly 5 percent. That might suggest that the adoption rate for marketing automation is lagging, but revenues for the leading companies are climbing at a torrid 50-60 percent per year.

Help! I Just Inherited a Legacy Marketo Instance

Perkuto

Every Marketo MOPS professional has a dream that one day he or she will be able to build a pristine, well-organized, optimized Marketo instance from scratch.

A Guide to Attribution Reports with Marketo

SmartBug Media

It may seem like just another marketing buzzword, but attribution is key for both marketers and sales leaders alike. When you think about all the effort your team is putting into creating integrated marketing campaigns, are you able to clearly identify which channels are driving the most revenue? Creating an impressive marketing attribution report is critical to understanding which campaigns are producing the highest ROI for your organization.

Is Your Marketing Automation Platform Impeding Your Growth?

Perkuto

Marketing automation helps achieve those objectives; however, many organizations struggle with effectively utilizing all the capabilities marketing automation platforms offer. All organizations have the same desire: produce higher revenue and faster growth at a lower cost.

3 Ways to Maximize Your Marketo Investment

Perkuto

“For some companies, marketing automation can end up like a Ferrari that’s stuck in the garage.” - Trip Kucera Organizations now have access to tools that deliver personalized, targeted messaging in real-time thanks to the impressive technology solutions of the current MarTech landscape.

Report: 19 Experts on the State of Marketing Automation

The Point

Demand Generation Report just published their 2018 Outlook Guide: The State of Marketing Automation. The guide features insights, projections, and opinions on current challenges, opportunities, and trends from 19 B2B marketing experts and practitioners, including leading executives from Marketo, Oracle, SiriusDecisions, and Forrester Research. DGR) What were the biggest changes/challenges for B2B marketers in 2017? (HS)

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Marketo Spark Targets Small Business Marketing Automation

Customer Experience Matrix

Marketo today announced the launch of Spark , a new brand aimed at small and mid-size business. Functionally, Spark is pretty much identical to the standard Marketo system. Most of these aren’t of interest to small business, and several involve additional charges even for Marketo’s regular packages. Spark starts at $750 per month with no annual contract, compared with Marketo’s $2,000 per month minimum and annual contract for its full-featured Professional Edition.

8 Reasons Why Marketing Automation Platforms Can Fail Marketers

Perkuto

A need to better utilize staff resources— gaining efficiencies by moving from manual processes to automated ones. These are all driving motivators for adopting a marketing automation platform (MAP), yet some marketers are highly successful while others are not.

Marketo Engage consultation, measurable impact at CFA Institute

Fathom

background: Marketo Engage consultation for a global leader in investment management. As a global non-profit organization servicing the investment management profession, we take our mission very seriously,” explained Tiffany Keaton, Global Marketing Director at CFA Institute. “We

8 key takeaways from ClickZ’s Marketing Automation Summit

ClickZ

30-second summary: ClickZ’s virtual Marketing Autmation Summit was held on October 22, 2020, and featured two sessions of expert panelists discussing the challenges, opportunities, and future of marketing automation. What is marketing automation?

Top 10 marketing automation tools every marketer must have

ClickZ

30-second summary: By simply adopting marketing automation technology, a company can significantly free up a marketers time and enable them to focus on more important revenue building projects as these tools can help to automate numerous repetitive tasks such as emails, campaign management, website analysis and social media marketing. Marketers need to choose the right marketing automation tool that fits the size and spread of their brand.

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The ANNUITAS Perspective on the Adobe Acquisition of Marketo

ANNUITAS

A Memo from CEO Adam Needles to ANNUITAS clients on the Adobe Acquisition of Marketo. You probably saw that late yesterday Adobe bought Marketo. For those of you with Marketo in your Demand Process technology stacks, your next question is probably what does this mean for me ? In fact, Marketo has been bought and sold a few times now. And we don’t expect anything other than business as usual from the Marketo ecosystem for the next 6-9 months. (So

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.

How to Get Started with Marketo's Revenue Cycle

SmartBug Media

Do You Need Marketo’s Revenue Cycle Modeler? But once you’re ready for it, Marketo’s funnel analysis tool can help you score some big wins. The Revenue Cycle Modeler (RCM) is a tool that helps Marketo understand and track your Buyer’s Journey. Photo credit: Marketo).

The One Marketing Automation Guide You’ll Ever Need?

The Point

Research company TrustRadius just published their new edition of the “Buyer’s Guide to Marketing Automation Software,” and it’s a doozy. Let’s face it, most martech “guides” are written by, well, marketers, and are either sponsored by or authored by the technology vendors themselves, so the content needs to be read with a critical eye. And, as we marketers like to say, there’s more: • A primer on marketing automation for those new to the space.

Marketo Blunders: When Mistakes Happen

Perkuto

In our haste, we accidentally deployed a promotional message … READ MORE > Marketing Automation Marketing Operations Marketing Technology Marketing automation marketing operations marketing operations best practices marketo mistakesMistakes happen. Let’s be honest.Marketo isn’t exactly easy to use. And, who hasn’t made a mistake? I remember my first day as a Perkuto employee.

Marketing Automation Hacks

ANNUITAS

B2B marketers are always pressed for time. Marketers build strategies, run programs, manage technologies and teams, so how do we make the most of our time? Marketing Automation Platforms (MAPs) are often referred to as the “Swiss Army Knife” of technology. Modern marketers use MAPs to help streamline processes, reduce errors during production and there are a million and one hacks to make the most of this technology.

What Bizible + Marketo Means

bizible

It’s been about a month since we announced Marketo’s acquisition of Bizible on stage at Marketing Nation Summit, and with time to reflect and have many conversations with the Bizible and Marketo teams, I couldn’t be more excited for Bizible’s future at Marketo. We started Bizible seven years ago with the mission to help marketers connect their marketing to revenue so that they could make smart decisions and grow their companies.

Marketing Automation Systems are on the Rise

Webbiquity

Two common business terms combined describe the an increasingly popular outreach tool: marketing automation. According to marketing research firm Raab Associates , the marketing automation system industry will reach $750 million in 2013, growing 50 percent from 2012. Developing a personal rapport with businesses has been an enduring characteristic of successful B2B marketing, so it seem counterintuitive to rely on automated emails and social media platforms.

Marketo's Engagement Engine Simplifies Complex Marketing Automation Campaigns

Customer Experience Matrix

My point is that elaborate, branching flows are too complex for most marketers to build and maintain, and – because reality is infinitely messier than even the most sophisticated flow chart – will often give customers a sub-optimal treatment. But the good folks at Marketo have taken a step in that direction with their latest enhancement, which they call an “engagement program”. There’s quite a bit more to the new Marketo feature than I’ve described so far.

How to Create a Custom Marketo Popup (The Easy Way)

Optinmonster

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to create a custom Marketo popup that converts? By the end of this post, you’ll know exactly how to easily create a custom Marketo popup that will help your business grow. Why Create a Custom Marketo Popup.

Survey: Marketing Automation Users Score a “C” in Maturity

The Point

Spear Marketing Group has published an informative report detailing results of a survey designed to gauge the maturity of marketing automation deployments within the B2B community. The survey asked marketing operations managers and other B2B marketing executives to rank their current deployment of marketing automation software in 33 separate categories relating to either key software functionality or generally accepted best practice.

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Observations from the 2017 Marketo Summit

The Point

This week was my eighth consecutive Marketo Summit, all of them as a sponsor/exhibitor. This year, more than 6,500 marketers, practitioners, and partners crowded into Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco for Marketing Nation Summit 2017. Marketo has their mojo back. It’s been a tumultuous year for Marketo since being acquired by Vista Equity Partners in late 2016. The post Observations from the 2017 Marketo Summit appeared first on The Point.

Marketing Attribution Advice From the Marketo Champion of the Year

Marketo

Multi-touch marketing attribution is an essential practice for any good marketing professional. It provides a complete picture of the customer journey, in addition to clarifying where the marketing spend is going and proving ROI for different channels and programs.

Error-Proofing Your Marketo Instance

Perkuto

The webinar held on March 11, 2020, featuring Perkuto Director of Solutions Architecture Justin Norris and Senior Consultant Anna Leary, covering what your organization should focus on to better safeguard your Marketo instance.… READ MORE > Marketing Automation Marketing Operations coffee MUG webinar Email QA marketing operations Marketo Marketo errors Marketo Program QA QA testing Webinar

The beginner’s guide to Marketing Automation

RockContent

Digital Marketing is, definitely, the main ally of companies that seek to increase their results on the Internet. Success in online marketing efforts depends on the qualification of employees and the strategic decisions made by managers. In all cases, it’s essential to use technology to your advantage, and thus automate all the processes. To help you optimize your brand results, we have created this Marketing Automation guide. What is Marketing Automation?

Understanding Marketo Program Types

SmartBug Media

Someone I worked with once told me that Marketo is like a Swiss army knife, while the marketing automation tool she was used to was more like a plastic spork. Like a multi-tool, Marketo gives you options. Every time you dream up a campaign, you have to choose which type of Marketo program to use. Marketo offers four different program types. What Are Marketo Programs? Any marketing campaign has creative assets.

A Guide to Marketing Automation

Zoominfo

While marketing professionals understand marketing automation can streamline essential processes, many do not leverage these systems to their full advantage. Whether it be getting key stakeholders onboard, or simply deciding which tasks are going to be automated, jumping right into anything without carefully thinking it through will make any marketing professional cringe. Marketing automation is beneficial. How Does Marketing Automation Work?

Orion is 17.5 light years away, and so is Marketo’s Big Data Project

Act-On

Here’s what to do when you realize your “little data” marketing platform isn’t going to grow into your “big data” platform, after all. If you are a practitioner or follower of Marketing Automation, you’ve probably read a few recent articles about Marketo’s challenges with rolling out “Orion” to their install base. We want you to be successful in your marketing efforts and your big data driven ambitions. Marketing Automation marketing automation Marketo

New Report Confirms Immaturity of Most Marketing Automation Deployments

The Point

A new report from Forrester Consulting, commissioned by marketing automation provider Silverpop , offers little in the way of groundbreaking insights, but does provide plenty of data confirming what most already know: that many companies are failing to realize the true potential from their investments in marketing automation. To those of us who work in and around marketing automation every day, none of the results are startling.

Email Marketing and Marketo’s Engagement Program

SmartBug Media

Using email in your marketing strategy can lead to powerful impact. As your leads come into Marketo, it's nice to have a way to continue the conversation and build up the trust of your company. You can do this by creating nurture programs with Marketo's Engagement Program. Marketo simplifies the process with dynamic features. With Marketo's Engagement Program, you can create nurtures that drive your prospects to the next stage of your funnel. Happy marketing!

How to Prepare for a Smooth Marketo Implementation

Perkuto

It’s no secret: a Marketo implementation is a big undertaking, with many moving pieces and full team involvement. However, we also know how much there is to … READ MORE > Marketing Automation Marketing Operations implementation timeline marketing automation implementation Marketo Marketo implementation

Marketing Automation Hacks

ANNUITAS

B2B marketers are always pressed for time. Marketers build strategies, run programs, manage technologies and teams, so how do we make the most of our time? Marketing Automation Platforms (MAPs) are often referred to as the “Swiss Army Knife” of technology. Modern marketers use MAPs to help streamline processes, reduce errors during production and there are a million and one hacks to make the most of this technology.