3 Types of Vendor Reports When You Need Marketing Automation

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Marketing automation reports can be a great source of info when looking for the right vendor. Consider these 3 types of vendor reports when researching. Marketing Automation Reports & Analytics analyst report crowd sourced report marketing automation reports research

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It's CDP Time for Marketing Cloud Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

But the fact that all three vendors are addressing the topic raises some interesting questions. But CDPs have been developed by relatively small specialist vendors, which many enterprise buyers are reluctant to consider. It's taken a while but all three vendors now acknowledge that a CDP must store its own data. Cynics might say it also confirms that software vendors define user requirements based on what their systems currently do, not what users actually need.

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Predictive Marketing Vendors Look Beyond Lead Scores

Customer Experience Matrix

Maybe I shouldn't be surprised that predictive marketing vendors seem to have anticipated this. The past week brought three more announcements about predictive vendors expanding beyond lead scoring. Radius also recently announced a very nice free offering, the CMO Insights Report.

Raab Report: Financial Comparison of B2B Marketing Automation Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

Since we do have revenue figures for the top four vendors, we can also look at their revenue per employee. But other marketers should also find them helpful as they try to understand each vendor's business situation and determine how well it matches the marketer's own needs.

How B2B Marketing is Changing in 2018

online and through other channels before they actually reach out to the vendor. and tools to accurately assess and report on. content 5 Content syndication / lead gen vendors. Campaigns External lead generation vendors and programs come in a variety of forms.

ABM Vendor Guide: Differentiators for Result Analysis

Customer Experience Matrix

and we wrap up our review of sub-functions from the Raab Guide to ABM Vendors with a look at Result Analysis. Not surprisingly, most of vendors who do ABM Result Analysis also do some sort of Execution (12 out of 16, to be exact). It's important to recognize that many of the Execution vendors will report only results of their own messages.

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ABM Vendor Guide: Features to Look for in Target Scoring Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

My last post used data from our new Guide to ABM Vendors to describe differentiators among companies that provide external data for account based marketing. As the Guide defines it: Vendors in this category use statistical techniques to select target accounts. Many scoring vendors gather external data from public or commercial sources (or both) to gain more inputs for their models.

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Just Released: ABM Vendor Guide Gives Detailed Comparison of 40 ABM Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

Some of pause was due to vacation, but mostly it was because I’ve been working feverishly to finish the Raab Guide to Account Based Marketing Vendors , which I’ve released today and you can purchase here. This was a huge project with the almost insanely ambitious goal of making sense of the ABM vendor landscape. What made it challenging wasn’t just gathering detailed information on 40 vendors but the variety of the vendors serving ABM needs.

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Guide to ABM Vendors: What's in a Complete ABM Stack?

Customer Experience Matrix

Yesterday’s post announced our new Guide to ABM Vendors , which helps marketers make sense of the confusing variety of ABM-related systems. I know you really want to learn which vendors do which functions, but, as I also explained yesterday, that's not a simple question to answer. Instead, let’s start with an overview of how the vendors as a group matched up against the sub-functions. The first obvious question is how many vendors deliver each sub-function.

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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. lots of new vendors.

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Why Are Marketing Automation Vendors Failing to Meet Their Customers’ Most Intense Need: Advanced Reporting?

InsightSquared

Marketing automation vendors are being cornered by a monster of their own creation. Together, these reports, and those like them, would be to marketing what forensic accounting is a to financial investigation. The report doesn’t answer that question, but hypotheses abound.

ABM Vendor Guide: Features to Customize Messages

Customer Experience Matrix

Moving along with our series on sub-functions described in the Raab Guide to ABM Vendors , let’s take a look at Customized Messages. The Guide lists just a half-dozen vendors in this category. So the customization vendors in the Guide either provide customization to support a different ABM function such as display advertising (Demandbase, Kwanzoo, Vendemore) or have a broadly-usable customization tool they have targeted at ABM applications (Evergage, SnapApp, Triblio).

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ABM Vendor Guide: Special Features to Deliver ABM Messages

Customer Experience Matrix

Our tour of sub-functions from the Raab Guide to ABM Vendors has now reached Execution. abm systems abm technology abm vendor guide abm vendor reviews account based marketing marketing execution marketing technology martech raab guide

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Marketing Automation Vendors Are Not Delivering On Marketers’ Needs For Reporting And Analytics. Here’s Why.

InsightSquared

However marketers are largely dissatisfied with the reporting their MAPs offer. Like my competitors, I too struggled with building effective reporting for marketers. Reporting is not a core competence. Marketers are asking for better reporting and analytics.

Self-Serve is a Great Model for Vendors – and Customers

Modern Marketing

Self-serve is an effective, cost-saving strategy for software vendors. Both customers and vendors benefit from self-serve because it places the concept of customer value front and center. Let’s get it out there right away.

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Raab Report: B2B Marketing Automation Vendors Are Making Incremental, Not Radical, Changes To Their Products

Customer Experience Matrix

One of my favorite parts about putting out a new edition of the VEST report is I get to dive into a pile of new data about industry trends. Indeed, with 208 data points on 22 vendors, there’s so much data that it’s a challenge to make sense of it.

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B2B Marketing Automation Vendor Comparisons: New Report Next Week and The Coolest Sample Yet

Customer Experience Matrix

I suspect you may be getting tired of reading about the features in my new report comparing B2B marketing automation vendors, and want some actual information. Soon, I promise: the final data is all ready and only some light editing stands between you and a completed report.

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VEST Report: Competition in B2B Marketing Automation Isn't About Features

Customer Experience Matrix

Yesterday I released the mid-year edition of the VEST Report on B2B marketing automation vendors, thereby meeting my self-imposed deadline of July 31. Updating the report gives a nice overview of recent industry developments. marketing automation martech VEST report

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Report: Marketing Content Often Fails to Resonate with B2B Buyers

KoMarketing Associates

Recently, TrustRadius published “The 2019 B2B Buying Disconnect” report to shed light on the disconnect between B2B marketers and vendor expectations.

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ABM Vendor Guide: State-Based Flows to Orchestrate Account Treatments

Customer Experience Matrix

Next up in this series on ABM sub-functions described in the Raab Guide to ABM Vendors : State-Based Flows. The Guide states: Vendors in this category can automatically send different messages to the same contact in response to behaviors or data changes. That was not part of many older marketing automation systems, although several vendors have now retrofitted their products to support to some degree. _ * via its Predictive Campaign integration with Eloqua.

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Survey Says: Slow Web Page Load Time Hurting B2B Vendors

KoMarketing Associates

This is exactly what we found when we conducted research for our 2014 B2B Web Usability Report (Stay tuned! It’s no secret that consumer expectations regarding their online experience have risen over the past few years.

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Five Surprising Findings from the 2017 Marketing Strategy Report

Webbiquity

CoSchedule, a top content planning and research tool vendor, just released its State of Marketing Strategy Report 2017 , based on a survey of nearly 1,600 marketing professionals. Or as the CoSchedule report advises: “increase publishing frequency as a test, not as a rule.” There are other surprises as well in the State of Marketing Strategy Report 2017.

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B2B Buyers Remain Skeptical About Vendor Content

B2B Marketing Directions

The 2019 B2B Buying Disconnect report is based on a survey of 712 individuals who were involved in a significant purchase of business technology during the preceding year, and on a survey of 229 individuals who worked for technology vendors in a marketing or sales capacity.

Survey Says: Your Blogging and Social Media Efforts Are “Not a Factor” in B2B Vendor Selection

KoMarketing Associates

We’re closing in on the launch of our second annual B2B Website Usability Report. Last year, we learned a lot about the objectives of the B2B buyer and how vendors may miss opportunities to connect and provide further value through their website presence.

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ABM Vendor Guide: What to Look for in External Data Sources

Customer Experience Matrix

Last week’s posts introduced our new Raab Guide to ABM Vendors ( buy it here ) and introduced a framework four process ABM steps, six system functions, and six key sub-functions. But the sub-functions are still important for stack design and vendor selection. External data may seem like a commodity – after all, all vendors have access to pretty much the same sources. Yet there’s probably more variety among the vendors in this category than any other.

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Simple Questions to Screen Customer Data Platform Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

I’ve been working for months to find a way to help marketers understand the differences between Customer Data Platform vendors. The final list also includes a few features that are present in all CDPs (or, more precisely, in all systems that I consider a CDP – we can’t control what vendors say about themselves). Now that the list is set, the next step is to research which features are actually present in which vendors and publish the results. Vendor-neutral access.

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Announcing The 2015 B2B Web Usability Report

KoMarketing Associates

Google Analytics and other reporting tools can tell you a great deal about what buyers do once they get to your website – which pages they click, the flow from one page to another, conversions, etc. But B2B marketers also need to know what buyers actually want from a vendor website.

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MarTech Conference: Some Random Impressions and Interesting New Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

A panel with Oracle , Salesforce.com and Marketo , where incisive questions from Chief Martech Himself Scott Brinker highlighted the different philosophies underlying each vendor’s marketing cloud and how few companies really deploy any cloud in full. - There were about seventy vendors covering an extraordinary range of functions.

Announcing The Inaugural B2B Web Usability Report

KoMarketing Associates

What elements of the B2B vendor site were most valuable? The survey responses were both validating and surprising and we’re excited to share our findings in this free, 32 page report: The 2014 B2B Web Usability Survey.

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Raab Report: Neolane, Aprimo, and Eloqua Rate Highest for Large Company B2B Marketing Automation

Customer Experience Matrix

Tuesday’s post looked at the micro-business sector leaders according to our VEST report and gave a bit of background on how the ratings are created. The non-specialist vendors such as IBM Unica and SAS, are not included in these figures but also have significant revenue in this segment.

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Why Social Media Matters for B2B Vendors

Webbiquity

There is, so far, no b2b version of Yelp , and its unlikely there will be anytime soon, as many companies worry about the legal liability entailed in either endorsing or disparaging a specific vendor. 85% of B2B buyers say they want B2B vendors to engage and interact with them online. •

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VEST Report: Analytics Tops List of Upgraded Marketing Automation Features

Customer Experience Matrix

I finished the latest release of the B2B Marketing Automation Vendor Selection Tool (VEST) yesterday, which is always a great relief. The challenge with that is you need a “news hook”, meaning something that gives reporters a reason to write about your story.

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10 Essential Reports and Research for B2B Marketers

KoMarketing Associates

Thankfully, as B2B marketers, we’re able to tap into the wants and needs of B2B consumers via online surveys, research reports, etc. These reports and surveys can often spark new ideas, or provide statistical support to reinforce the existence of current strategies.

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Looking for a list vendor? Ask these questions first

Heinz Marketing

Many companies turn to list vendors and subscription databases to build up their audience. But if you’re thinking of pursuing a subscription service for ongoing list efforts, do your due diligence—spend some time to find the right vendor that will meet your needs. First and foremost, it’s important to have the vendor pull a list based on your target contact/account filters and give you an idea of how many records they could provide. The post Looking for a list vendor?

Microsoft Buys Marketing Automation Vendor MarketingPilot: Start of Something Big?

Customer Experience Matrix

Microsoft today announced the acquisition of marketing management system vendor MarketingPilot , which will become part of its Dynamics CRM group. But I can imagine a marketing platform that provides some services to a CRM system, such as predictive modeling, data enhancement, and reporting.

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