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.

Insights from the Marketo Summit

ANNUITAS

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. Here are my top four takeaways from the conference and what I believe are an indication of where we are in the B2B Marketing industry. It’s All About The Customer – And Marketing Must Respond.

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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.

Marketo Adds Custom Objects. It's a Big Deal. Trust Me.

Customer Experience Matrix

My first question when Marketo announced its new mobile app connector this week wasn’t, “What cool new things can marketers do?” But one of Marketo’s biggest technical weaknesses has always been an inflexible data model. This was a common limitation among early B2B marketing automation products but many have removed it over the years. I suspect that underestimates the technical savvy of Marketo users, but no matter.

Marketo Conference: Small Changes, Big Picture

Customer Experience Matrix

Marketo wrapped up its three day Marketing Nation conference yesterday, having once more displayed its own marketing prowess by attracting national media attention (see here and here ) with an appearance by Hillary Clinton.

ANNUITAS Named Finalist for Marketo Revvie Award

ANNUITAS

ANNUITAS Named Finalist for Marketo Revvie Award. Marketing Software Provider Recognizes ANNUITAS’ Industry Leadership. ANNUITAS ®, a demand generation strategy and change management firm, has been named a finalist for a Marketo Revvie Award in the Digital Services Partner of the Year Category. Marketo users will vote on finalists and the winners will be announced at the Marketo Marketing Nation Summit 2016 in May.

An Infographic Guide To Marketo Summit 2017

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Marketo Summit is upon us and for attendees that means creating a plan to make the most out of the April marketing conference. To help you with this we created an infographic guide to Marketo Summit. See you at Marketo Summit!

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. This is something Marketo might want to reconsider.

Marketo Goes to College

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Jesse Finn Good marketers are hard to find. In fact, many organizations today are facing huge gaps in their marketing team roster – there just aren’t enough people to do the job. Today, Marketo announced that they’re standing up for the next generation of marketers.

Marketo Summit 2015: Focusing on Yourself, Focusing on Your Team

ANNUITAS

It was a pretty big sacrifice considering that I was a one-man show in marketing at the time, but he saw the value in getting me up to speed on the more technical components of the marketing engine, as technology was just beginning to drive more and more of what we wanted to do.

Kickstart Your Marketo Summit Experience

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As we get closer to Marketo Summit, our planning intensifies, both as sponsors of the conference and as attendees. The marketers in attendance get it. While creating value is clearly the top priority, attendees of Marketo Summit also know how to have fun.

How Marketo Unleashed Their Demand Gen Potential

Leadspace

As one of the world’s leading marketing software companies, Marketo’s sales and marketing teams are among the best in the business. For B2B marketers, these challenges typically revolve around getting to grips with big data.

The Top 4 Reasons Marketo Summit Matters to Your Business

Fathom

Each Spring, Marketo – one of the leading Marketing Automation platform providers – hosts its annual Summit conference, Marketing Nation. Visiting Summit’s tradeshow floor is like going to the mall for all the latest marketing technology.

Infographic: The State of Marketing Automation Maturity

The Point

Are most B2B companies getting maximum value from their investment in marketing automation? A recent industry survey by Spear Marketing Group suggests: no. The post Infographic: The State of Marketing Automation Maturity appeared first on The Point.

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

Leadspace

Between generating enough leads to keep things going (and keep your own head above the water), and taking your marketing to the next level? Here are 5 key takeaways on how any marketing organization — no matter what their budget — can reach its full potential: 1.

How To Decide Whether Marketo RCA Is Right For You

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The technology journey for B2B marketers includes the implementation of an advanced marketing automation system and a CRM. And at some point an advanced marketing attribution solution is also implemented. Marketo RCA)? The Type Of Reporting Offered In Marketo RCA.

Doing More Together: Facebook and Marketo Drive Marketing Success

Modern B2B Marketing

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. Digital Marketing b2b

Join Infer at Marketo Summit 2016

Infer

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. Optimizing marketing campaign efficacy.

Marketo Announces Japan Expansion

Modern B2B Marketing

And in our short history, it sure seems like people want Marketo. First, we heard customers in the UK asking for our technology; in 2011 we took the international plunge and hung the first global Marketo shingle up in Dublin. Needless to say, that shift plays right into Marketo’s hands.

3 Ways The Cloud Helps Marketers Innovate with Speed and Scale: Marketo + Google Cloud

Modern B2B Marketing

With the recent launch of The State of Engagement , we saw data that demonstrates that consumers expect more relevant, timely interactions from brands and that marketers are falling short of those expectations while struggling to find the right tools to help them deliver on consumer expectations.

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

3 thoughts on Marketo’s domain outage this week

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This was a rough week for the folks at Marketo. This brought down their website, customer consoles, and — most unfortunately — things like Marketo tracking scripts, landing pages, and web forms that their customers were relying on for their customer-facing web experiences.

Infer Scores Now Available in Marketo Sales Insights

Infer

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.

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

Customer Experience Matrix

final installment in my series of posts on leaders in the different B2B marketing automation sectors, as determined by the ratings in our VEST report. This covers a broad range of marketing users with widely varied needs. They have one to fifteen marketing automation users.

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. The post Top 10 Marketing Automation Mistakes appeared first on The Point.

12 Marketo Summit 2017 Sessions You Should Attend

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Marketing Nation Summit is a massive event that attracts thousands of marketers to the Bay Area every year. A case study in operating marketing like sales, from CMO planning to demand generation. Who Marketo Summit Is For. We hope you meet you at Marketo Summit!

Prepare for 2015 with Marketo’s Marketing Predictions

Modern B2B Marketing

Author: Ellen Gomes Marketers have seen a ton of change in 2014, the era of engagement marketing has started to take shape and change how marketers approach buyers. Marketers preparing for the new year know there is even more change on the horizon.

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.

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.

The Marketo Approach: 3 Ways to Invest in Your Customers Through Education

Modern B2B Marketing

For example, Marketo customers don’t simply want to learn how to use our platform for the sake of being certified Marketo users. They are interested in being the best marketers they can be and staying at the top of their game in terms of the latest trends and techniques.

Marketo Raises Another $50 Million: Where Does the Money Go?

Customer Experience Matrix

Marketo this morning announced a new $50 million funding round, almost exactly one year to the day after raising $25 million in November 2010. All this new information begs for an update of the analysis of Marketo’s finances that I prepared last year. I won’t go into the same details, but the key figures for 2010 and 2011 are: This is good news, in that Marketo has managed to increase the all-important Revenue per Client figure. marketo funding marketing automation industry

The Economist & Marketo: Figuring Out The Next Era of Marketing

Modern B2B Marketing

Mostly, I’m reflecting on just how much the science, the art, the profession of marketing has changed in recent years. Pause if you will for just a moment and think about the marketing landscape just 10 years ago. Let’s call this the era of engagement marketing.

[Infographic] The Marketo(er’s) Guide to SXSW

Modern B2B Marketing

This year, Marketo is going big. We have taken over Austin’s hip Vulcan Gas Company on East 6th St and created the Engagement Lounge , where we will be helping marketers master the art and science of digital marketing. Event Marketing Infographic b2b Consumer

Marketo Summit 2013 #MUS13 Insiders Guide

Reachforce

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. If you have a year of experience in Marketo, study up, and take the exam.

Introducing Marketo’s Email Lookbook for Spring/Summer 2014

Modern B2B Marketing

Today’s marketers need a combination of eye-catching design, clever text, and attention-grabbing headlines to engage and be top-of-mind for today’s consumers. They believe marketers should know who they are, where they live, and what their buying behavior looks like. Email Marketing

What Tomorrow's Marketers should Watch for at Marketo Summit 2016

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Thousands of attendees are eagerly anticipating a trip to Vegas for Marketo Summit 2016. Uncovering what “tomorrow’s marketer” will look like is no mean feat. What this Year’s Marketo Summit Means For Marketing Technology. Marketing Attribution for Tomorrow’s Marketer.

We Should Be Asking: “Why Didn’t Marketo Raise More?”

Modern Marketing

When I heard word of Marketo’s $50 million round, my immediate response was, “Good for them; better for the industry,” predictable though it may sound. I fully expect this round – which, according to industry observers, brings Marketo’s total raise to $107 million – to brighten the spotlight that’s already shining on marketing automation and related categories like revenue performance management. We Should Be Asking: “Why Didn’t Marketo Raise More?”

Jon Miller, Marketo Co-Founder and VP Marketing : How To Make Data Analytics a Natural Marketing Outcome [Podcast]

Crimson Marketing

Marketing automation is the hot trend in technology marketing, but how do you move away from the daunting process of “data science”? Marketers do two things wrong with metrics: talking about activities more than outcomes and talking way too much about cost.

Texts From Marketo: Starting Our Story From Page 1

Modern B2B Marketing

At Marketo, we recently decided to restart our social storytelling and are going back to page 1 of our social storybook—without any jargon. We realize that some people may not know what we mean when we say that Marketo is the “best in class engagement marketing platform”.

Marketo Announces Revvie Award Recipients — InsideView Takes Two Home

Sales Intelligence View

Today, Marketo announced the winners of a variety of Revvie Awards that will be presented at The Marketing Nation Summit next week in San Francisco. Each of the awards aims to highlight a partner that uses Marketo […]. Conferences Marketing #MktgNation14 insideview marketing marketo Marketo Marketing Nation Summit