“Will Big IT Swallow Up Marketing Automation?”

“Will Big IT Swallow Up Marketing Automation?”

That’s the title of Johnny Mone‘s (@johnnymone) brief but thoughtful article in Business 2 Community late last week.  He brings up some valid observations given the major shifts in the IT world, including leadership moves by Oracle, IBM, Salesforce, Intuit, Dell (which we covered in our last blog) regarding Marketing Automation.While we said that Dell’s venture with Pardot was a pivotal event, Johnny counters that overall the jury may still be out because the target audience of SMBs […]

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Obamacare Isn’t The Real News – Pardot Is!

Obamacare Isn’t The Real News – Pardot Is!

Creative Commons by Kjetil Ree. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act?   …..meh. Arizona SB 1070?  ……(yawn) Ann Curry leaving the Today Show?   Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorcing? …..please. There was real news this week…  Pardot, a leading provider of marketing automation for small and mid-sized businesses, announced a groundbreaking relationship with Dell.  In this absolutely brilliant alliance, Dell Cloud Business Applications will be able to provide thousands of businesses Pardot’s easy to use Marketing […]

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SocialToaster – Best Thing Since Sliced Bread!

SocialToaster – Best Thing Since Sliced Bread!

From time to time, Allinio has blogged about startup companies in the Marketing technology space, asking the same five basic questions for a founder or other executive to answer. This time is a little different. We’re talking to another interesting company, SocialToaster, and its Founder and CEO, Brian Razzaque (@razzaque). But not only as an interviewer… SocialToaster has a unique story in the Marketing Automation space. Its platform leverages the […]

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Allinio’s Marketing Automation Commericial: A Star is Born (Or Boring?)

Allinio’s Marketing Automation Commericial: A Star is Born (Or Boring?)

Allinio’s President, Joe Zuccaro (@joezuc), will be speaking at an SMEI event on April 10th. SMEI asked him to help make a commercial to promote the event; the professional team of Coyle Studios in Baltimore helped alleviate Joe’s stage fright and did a great job directing him and editing out his bloopers (there were many).  Here is what they produced.  The real star of the show is not Joe but Zachary Arellano, […]

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Marketing Automation Professionals of the World, Unite!

Marketing Automation Professionals of the World, Unite!

Know anyone else pulling their hair out over their Marketing Automation platform?  Are your pupils dialating and your heart stopping  over the thought of the mountain of content that you have to create?    Well, here on the East Coast we’re trying to do something about it… Now there are several of other national organizations that are fantastic professional development resources for the Marketing Automation […]

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Holiday Carol: Here We Come A-Nurturing

Holiday Carol: Here We Come A-Nurturing

Creative Commons by Accidental Hedonist Once again, we are posting holiday carols for the tech/marketing/social crowd. With such hits as Carol of the Marketing Metrics, Get Yourself Marketing Automation, The Twelve Days of Foursquare,  O Little Town of Twitterville, Talking In A Mobile Wonderland, S-E-O, S-E-O, S-E-O!, and Eloqua Fideles, we are continuing this tradition into its third year with some lyrics that will hopefully put a smile on your weary […]

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Marketo’s Spark Should Light a Fire for SMBs

Marketo’s Spark Should Light a Fire for SMBs

Yesterday Marketo announced a new service offering for the SMB market called Spark.   Spark will allow SMB users to create and launch email campaigns, hold webinars, and even monitor and participate in social media conversations.  Additionally, it gives a real time window into campaigns and allows measurement of each segment of an SMB’s marketing mix efforts within each campaign. Marketo’s announcement of a SMB app is a […]

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MMI Can Give You a Marketing Automation “Edge”

MMI Can Give You a Marketing Automation “Edge”

We visited MMI Solutions, a small but promising Marketing Automation company in outside New York City.  They already have some top-notch customers like Kodak, Canon, and Expedia that have used their tool, MMI Edge. MMI Edge is designed with features allowing for cross media marketing at the highest levels, including the creation, tracking and reporting of PURLs (Personalized URLs), QR codes, web activity, e-newsletters, e-mails, and web to print.  The […]

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Marketers, Start Unleashing Your Data Engines!

Marketers, Start Unleashing Your Data Engines!

The Business Marketing Association‘s 2011 International Conference in Chicago was a great success for all who attended.    Many attendees were from traditional agencies and overall the sessions were very good in catering to them-  Yes, you too should have been there if you are a “data driven” B2B Marketer, but not just because you could have met Trevor Bayne, the 20-year old Daytona 500 champion driver and his NASCAR racer with the […]

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The Marketing Automation Universe’s Center – Part IV

The Marketing Automation Universe’s Center – Part IV

This is a the last installment of the activity at DemandCon in San Francisco this week. Ardath Albee (@ardath421) kept the post-lunch crowd awake with a lively talk about storytelling.  The conversations that you have with customers should involve storytelling.  A customer has questions at each stage of the buying process, and in each of your answers you should include a portion of the story you are trying […]

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