The Wonders of Marketing Automation – Infographic

The Wonders of Marketing Automation – Infographic

Leave it to the genius marketers at Marketo to create an entertaining infographic about Marketing Automation. We saw this and wanted to share it with you. What we like about it is that it introduces the “world” of Marketing Automation to the marketing arena in a fun analogical way.  As you visit various lands in the world, you will appreciate how diverse and complex this world is. […]

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Salesforce Makes a Great Catch with Pardot

Salesforce Makes a Great Catch with Pardot

In October of 2012, email service provider ExactTarget announced the acquisition of Marketing Automation vendor Pardot for $95 Million.  Now, less than a year later, Salesforce annnounced the acquisition of ExactTarget for $2.5 Billion, outdoing Oracle‘s $871 Million acquisition of Marketing Automation vendor Eloqua, which had just IPO’d that August.  And let’s not forget Marketo, which recently IPO’d and as  of today has a market capitalization of $780+ Million.  What does this mean/what might […]

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DemandGen for DemandGen Professionals

DemandGen for DemandGen Professionals

Almost a year ago we blogged about the lack of Marketing Automation skills, which fit into a broader category of Marketing Operations.  Since then we’ve been helping companies go through the painful but necessary transformation to become network-centric organizations that capture “data-driven revenue™.”  The main challenge is that we have not come far enough in getting people with the right skills in positions where they can […]

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Marketing Automation – The Magic Behind the Curtain

Marketing Automation – The Magic Behind the Curtain

Sometimes we need to toot our horn – Yes, that’s an avatar of Allinio’s President, Joe Zuccaro (@joezuc) in a recent Marketo infographic about Marketing Automation.   Joe was approached by Marketo to contribute to this infographic and their latest publication, The Definitive Guide to Marketing Automation.  So we had to ask him:  How did a nice guy like you get such notoriety? Joe responded, “I’ve been a Marketer – […]

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It’s October and Everything is Exact-ly Orange

It’s October and Everything is Exact-ly Orange

  We make no bones about being Orioles fans here at Allinio headquarters in Charm City (that’s Baltimore for those of you who have never had the pleasure of visiting here). So as the Os fight their way in the post season (tonight’s last ALDS game against the New York Yankees will make or break them), it has been a delirious joy for most Baltimore […]

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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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Raab Repeats Right-On Reporting

Raab Repeats Right-On Reporting

Last week there was an interesting observation made about Marketing Automation platform providers. In his well-reknowned blog, David Raab (@draab) commented that after all these years, the consolidation of Marketing Automation providers suprisingly hasn’t slowed the growth of the second tier of players in the space and there is more fragmentation. David’s first line in the blog is “I’ve gotten used to thinking of the B2B marketing automation […]

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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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Holiday Carol: Eloqua Fideles

Holiday Carol: Eloqua Fideles

Sung to the tune of the carol “Adeste Fideles” (O Come, All Ye Faithful).  Eloqua Fideles potens efficax, Ventum, ventum ut vestrum website. Factus vidéte, Regem Venalicium! Veníte nurtureus, Veníte nurtureus Veníte nurtureus Prospicio! Cantet nunc io chorus vendelorum cantet nunc aula gubernatorium: Gloria in excelsis venditio! Veníte nurtureus, Veníte nurtureus Veníte nurtureus Prospicio! The Marketing Consigliere requests that Latin teachers refrain from putting a […]

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