Eating Our Words About Hubspot

Eating Our Words About Hubspot

Earlier this month, we made a a brief comment regarding Hubspot‘s standing in the world of Marketing Automation.  Undoubtedly they are the thought leader in “Inbound Marketing,” but we said that they were not playing at the same level as some of the leading Marketing Automation platforms such as Pardot or Marketo.   Well, the fantastic listeners at Hubspot caught wind of our blog, and none other than the effervescent Laura Fitton (@pistachio) […]

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“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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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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Spot on Performance with HubSpot Buying Performable

Spot on Performance with HubSpot Buying Performable

There was a big announcement at the end of last week that seemed to be missed by a lot of people in the marketing technology space, perhaps due to the upcoming summer weekend or one of the many political scandals and debates going on in this country.  But first, a prologue- let’s wind the clock back a little.   Recently, Focus asked, “Backed by Google and Salesforce, is HubSpot poised to be a […]

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The Marketing Automation Universe’s Center – Part I

The Marketing Automation Universe’s Center – Part I

This week heralds the very first DemandCon, the brainchild of Shawn Elledge(@IMSummit) and Steve Gershik (@SGersh).  Launching in San Francisco, the event is, in our opinion, the center of the Marketing Automation Universe.  Here are some highlights of the great keynotes and panels that we got to hear. The crowd was comprised of 300 leading edge marketers from companies like Intel, Samsung, and Office Depot.  Steve reviewed the flow of the day and […]

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No Confusion at the Infusionsoft Customer Tour

No Confusion at the Infusionsoft Customer Tour

We were privileged to be a guest of Joe Manna (@JoeManna), Nicole Shoots (@NShoots) and crew of Infusionsoft‘s national tour of eight cities.  It didn’t take long after arriving there to realize that this was going to be a good “hands-on” day for the attendees; with 6,500 SMB customers worldwide and 43 million emails sent out through their system per week, Infusionsoft attracted around 100 Marketers to its Washington DC stop. The […]

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Lordy Lordy, Look Who’s oneforty!

Lordy Lordy, Look Who’s oneforty!

Many Marketers have expressed gratitude to the Marketing Consigliere for recently putting together a short but sweet list of serious B2B Marketing Automation iphone apps in Snap! B2B iPhone Apps! Part I and Part II.  Part of the reason he did this was because he could not find a decent list and was dissatisfied with how the AppStore was organized. And when he was running the B2B Twitterer of the Year […]

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Intense Text Analytics with Attensity

Intense Text Analytics with Attensity

While the Marketing Consilgiere was at TWTRCON last month, he paid visits to the booths of various event sponsors. One booth that really captured his attention was that of Attensity, who provides a text analytics platform that quickly and rapidly transforms unstructured data- such as in the gazillions of tweets that fly through the Twittersphere- into valuable, actionable information with unparalleled accuracy. If you go to their website […]

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