In our recent blog post Introducing the hottest star in town we discuss the key benefits and features of Marketing Automation (MA), and how it differs from an email platform. However, once the capabilities of MA have been understood the next important step is choosing the correct vendor for your needs – as detailed in Marketing Automation: the definitive guide This is where we feel that we set ourselves apart from the competition, because, like Switzerland, we pride ourselves on our independ
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A guide to Marketing Automation Despite Marketing Automation (MA) becoming a more well-known marketing activity - with 40 per cent year or year growth - we still find that there is a lot of confusion over its benefits and why it is different to email marketing. In our experience, customers have identified that the way they currently use email marketing is not driving the results they’d like to see, and although they may have MA within their periphery they lack clarity and understanding. Th
With news breaking on the acquisition, CleverTouch's MD, Adam Sharp shares his thoughts. The price $870m, is a good 40% uplift on their market cap of $617m. I am a little surprised it is so soon after the IPO, this is a great Christmas bonus for the staff as all their stock will now be fully vested. At last Marketing Automation (MA) will be embedded into an enterprise technology architecture and no longer just be another departmental point solution. (Some of the MA capabilities are equ
Managing to steal some headlines from The Olympics this week (go Team GB!) was Eloqua’s announcement of its initial public offering (IPO). The ground-breaking announcement further validates the marketing automation (MA) market and is a major win for the industry. With both Marketo and Act-on being Venture Capitalist (VC) backed and circulating rumours that Pardot has either secured or is looking to secure funding, what will the wider implications be for the leading players in the MA space?
If you’re considering investing in a marketing automation platform the first step is to understand your requirements and pain points; because only when you know what you need, should you start assessing the technology. But once you have decided upon the platform, and we would recommend Eloqua, Silverpop, Marketo, Pardot or Act-on, you need to ensure that you get the most from your investment. This is where our Ten Tips to Best Practice Marketing Automation should help you. Technology is
Marketers are rightly turning to marketing automation to conduct more consistent and intelligent lead nurturing campaigns. Having deployed across Eloqua, Manticore, Marketo, Silverpop (both B2B and Engage8) Pardot and Act-on, among other platforms, they all have their strengths, but it can be a confusing market to those embarking on an MA trail for the first time. As with most implementations, to be successful the consideration is first and foremost to understand your business goals and c