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Landscape of MarTech Vendor Directories

Customer Experience Matrix

I'm making a presentation on marketing technology selection at B2BLeadsCon in New York next week, and had thought to start with the usual Oh-My-God-There-Are-So-Many-Vendors slide to get everybody's attention.

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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.

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.

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.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Spectrum of Marketing Initiatives With so much advancement in vendor solutions designed to support and. obtain this, in a sea of an increasing number of vendor solutions, will make it. B2B Marketing.

How to select the perfect B2B data vendor

Biznology

Just use this handy checklist of criteria, organized in three categories: the data product itself, the surrounding services that will help you get the most value from the data, and the factors that suggest the vendor candidate will be a satisfactory business partner for your company.

Latest Marketing Technology Acquisitions Bypass Marketing Automation Vendors

Customer Experience Matrix

On May 6, AOL and Google announced their respective acquisitions of attribution vendors Convertro and Adometry. ad tech attribution vendors behavioral targeting marketing data management marketing technology technology acquisitions

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.

B2B Marketing Automation Vendor Strategies: What's Worked and What's Next

Customer Experience Matrix

I recently did a study of the strategies of B2B marketing automation vendors. What I found most intriguing was the sheer diversity of the approaches, showing that vendors continue to explore new paths to success. Most vendors used more than one strategy.

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Spectrum of Marketing Initiatives With so much advancement in vendor solutions designed to support and. obtain this, in a sea of an increasing number of vendor solutions, will make it. B2B Marketing.

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.

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.

Ranking B2B Marketing Automation Vendors: Part 2

Customer Experience Matrix

Summary: Yesterday's post described the objectives of my product fit scores for B2B marketing automation vendors and how I set up the original weighting for individual elements. I decided I could base this on the features each set of vendors provided.

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. •

B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

Spectrum of Marketing Initiatives With so much advancement in vendor solutions designed to support and. obtain this, in a sea of an increasing number of vendor solutions, will make it. B2B Marketing.

Did Morgan Stanley just kill the single-vendor marketing suite?

chiefmartech

But out of those participants who are confident — is a single-vendor approach to marketing technology important or not important, yes or no — the answer is clearly: no. 81% have a higher tolerance level for more vendors.

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

KoMarketing Associates

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. One of those points was in the impact of social media and blogging on the vendor selection process.

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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

Survey Says: Slow Web Page Load Time Hurting B2B Vendors

KoMarketing Associates

Also be sure to check out Dianna Huff’s latest post, “ Survey Says: Testimonials Give B2B Vendors Credibility ” as she looks at another interesting finding from our 2014 B2B Web Usability Report.

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The Straight Dope On List Vendors

Sales Prospecting Perspectives

Of course I've been down this road a million times and typically I'll go the standard route and attempt to work through the traditional list vendors out there, but I only ended up netting about 500 total names. I've been down this road with a wide variety of vendors with varied success. Here is the straight dope from what I've seen from the list vendors I've run into over last decade.

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.

B2B Buyers Don’t Trust Vendors’ Online Content: CMO Council

Fearless Competitor

Read the original article at B2B Buyers Don’t Trust Vendor’s Online Content. __. Vendors certainly know the true value of what they are vending, but when they seek to convince business buyers of the value, the buyers become suspicious.

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Impact of Social Media and Blogging on B2B Vendor Selection

LEADership

The process of B2B vendor selection which traditionally was based on performance indicators of service, delivery, quality and price is now based on all of these, plus evolving factors such as just-in-time communication, process improvement and efficiency, enhanced supply chain management, etc.

Salesforce Purchases Deep Learning Artificial Intelligence Vendor MetaMind: Yeah, That's a MarTech Trend

Customer Experience Matrix

It’s worth a brief note to record that Salesforce.com purchased artificial intelligence vendor MetaMind on Monday. It’s safe to assume that other major platform vendors will follow a similar path. The argument would be that a general purpose AI engine allows enhancements across many different marketing functions, so there is scale economy for vendors who can use one AI tool.

How B2B Vendors Can Generate Trust and Credibility With Their Website

Hubspot

We looked at the results of the 2015 B2B Web Usability Survey and discovered what it would take for you as a B2B vendor to create credibility and trust. Vendors beware: Buyers judge your company’s credibility from their first impressions of your website.

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. B2B marketing automation vendors will need to rearchitect their systems on the more sophisticated platform.

Marketing Automation Vendor Selection: Summing Up

Customer Experience Matrix

It’s time to wrap up this series of posts on marketing automation vendor selection, which were based on my November 10 Webinar with Neolane (replay available here ). I gave my own ideas about what the future might hold in Marketing Vendor Selection: Trends You'll Need to Support.

7 Questions to Ask Your Marketing Automation Vendor

Reachforce

Knowing what your company needs from the software, what to seek in a software application, and what signifies a reputable vendor can all help you hone in on the perfect choice.

Vendor Selection: Writing a Good Requirements Document

Customer Experience Matrix

Specifically, they can do two things: improve the selection process itself and look beyond features to assess the vendors. This post will focus on the selection process and the next will talk about judging vendors. But don’t think you’re writing the document for vendors.

Beginner's Guide to Choosing an Internet Marketing Vendor for Small Business

Client Bridge

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Marketing manager tip: How to check up on SEO vendors.

Cloud Potential

You don’t have to be a search engine geek to manage your search engine marketing team or SEO vendors. The same tools SEO companies use to optimize your site can be used to manage them. . Search engine optimization is complicated; there are a lot of minor factors involved.

Dealing With the "Current Vendor" Sales Objection

Jill Konrath's Fresh Sales Strategies Blog

Here''s a typical exchange between a prospect and a salesperson when this common sales objection is raised: Prospect: "We''re already working with xyz firm.". Seller: "Oh. How are they doing for you?". Prospect : "They''re okay.". Seller: "What will it take to get you to switch?".

Marketing Automation Selection: Finding a Future-Safe Vendor

Customer Experience Matrix

Marketers can do a better job of picking their marketing automation vendors if they roll up their sleeves and work at it. But you also need a vendor who will support your long-term success. Here are some ways to identify a “future-safe” vendor.

Aragon Research Names Vidyard ‘Hot Vendor’ in Enterprise Video

Vidyard

KITCHENER, Ontario – May 5, 2016 – Aragon Research today named Vidyard, the video intelligence platform for business, a Hot Vendor in Enterprise Video for 2016 for its ability to personalize unique video content for each individual viewer and track detailed viewer engagement analytics within leading marketing automation, CRM and enterprise collaboration solutions. Aragon Research, Hot Vendors in Enterprise Video, Jim Lundy, April 20 2016).

SDL Buys Marketing Automation Vendor Alterian for $107 Million

Customer Experience Matrix

So, it turns out that while I’ve been obsessing over vendor selection workbooks, our friends at marketing automation vendor Alterian up and got bought last week by language technology vendor SDL for about $107 million. I’m most familiar with SDL as a Web content management vendor, although their financial statements show that just over 75% of their revenue comes from manual and automated language translation.

Top 14 Most Popular EHR Vendors

Fathom

Many physicians are frustrated by their Electronic Health Record (EHR) vendors. In fact, a February 2013 study by Black Book rankings found 17% of physician practices are looking to switch EHR vendors by the end of 2013. 44% felt their EHR vendor was unresponsive to their needs.

B2B Marketing Automation Vendor Comparison -- Here's a Sample

Customer Experience Matrix

set their own weights for the different scoring categories and do detailed, side-by-side comparisons of vendors they select. Vendor names have been replaced with football teams and the specific details are excluded. In case it’s not obvious, you can move the little sliders on the “Sector Chart” tab to see how the different vendors move around depending on how you weight different categories of attributes. I’ve been having way too much fun working on my new industry report.

New Publication: 7 Essential Vendor Strategies for Crushing Amazon Revenue

Fathom

Our latest publication 7 Essential Vendor Strategies for Crushing Amazon Revenue can bring you up to speed. Plus, you’ll gain access to an exclusive case study detailing the strategy of a top 100 shoe vendor, which increased revenue by 650% in six months with this 7 step Amazon strategy. The post New Publication: 7 Essential Vendor Strategies for Crushing Amazon Revenue appeared first on Fathom. Catching the attention of online shoppers can be difficult.

9 Things Marketers Need from Marketing Automation Vendors and Consultants – Part 1

ANNUITAS

As with any space that is in its early stages, the marketing automation space has had its fair share of new businesses and vendors emerge. According to some who track this space, there are over 110 technology vendors alone. While the automation vendors do a great job of educating users on how to use the features of their solutions, there is a gaping hole that exists in users knowing the process, strategy or tactics the tool is actually automating.