Posts Tagged Marketo

Marketing Automation: the good, the bad and the growing

Marketing Automation: the good, the bad and the growing

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

December 17, 2013 No Comments Full Story

Introducing the hottest star in town

Introducing the hottest star in town

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

September 9, 2013 No Comments Full Story

Oracle’s acquisition of Eloqua, what does it mean for Eloqua and its customers?

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

December 20, 2012 4 Comments Full Story

What’s in a name? That which we call marketing automation

What's in a name? That which we call marketing automation

     Adam Sharp, CleverTouch MD, discusses the wider benefits of marketing automation when used as part of a joined-up marketing approach Having worked within the marketing automation industry for a number of years now, the biggest issue the industry faces is categorising itself. It is interesting to see how various vendors like, Eloqua, Marketo, Silverpop, Hubspot have all tried to reinvent new categories including Inbound Marketing, Revenue Performance Management, Behavioural Based Mark

August 28, 2012 1 Comment Full Story

Eloqua is first out of the gate and going for gold in the marketing automation IPO race

Eloqua is first out of the gate and going for gold in the marketing automation IPO race

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?

August 3, 2012 No Comments Full Story

Ten Tips to Best Practice Marketing Automation

Ten Tips to Best Practice Marketing Automation

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

September 9, 2011 No Comments Full Story

Eloqua Experience Europe, a barometer of success?

Eloqua Experience Europe, a barometer of success?

There has been a large amount of commentary recently surrounding Eloqua’s valuations, the future of Marketing Automation, whether Salesforce.com will acquire Eloqua, whether Marketo is the market leader as they have more customers etc, etc… I thought a useful barometer of their future outlook and success would be to compare their End User Conference Eloqua Experience Europe 2010 (EEE2010) to Eloqua Experience Europe 2011 (EEE2011). EE2011 was 100% busier than EE2010, usage was

August 30, 2011 No Comments Full Story

Ten more questions to ask before finally investing in a marketing automation platform

Ten more questions to ask before finally investing in a marketing automation platform

Marketing Automation (MA) is absolutely the right way for marketers to go; it joins so many of the traditional marketing silos together for a true single view of the customer. However, far too many MA deployments don’t get much further than an over-complicated email platform. When investigating MA platforms our shortlist would typically include Act-on, Pardot, Marketo, Silverpop (both B2B and Engage8) and Eloqua. Here is our roadmap/considerations to ensure success: Agree the KPIs an

April 20, 2011 No Comments Full Story

Ten questions to ask before investing in a marketing automation platform

Ten questions to ask before investing in a marketing automation platform

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

April 13, 2011 No Comments Full Story