Demand Gen Report

Act-On Unveils New Partner Program, Hits 1,000-Customer Milestone
Industry News
Thursday, 23 August 2012 11:14


Marketing automation vendor Act-On Software, yesterday announced a new partner program titled Act-On Partner Exchange (APEX). The APEX program is designed to bring together Act-On customers and partners. The new offering provides is a new resource for its customers from diverse vertical marketing that can help enhance their online marketing, while offering its partners access to innovative companies.

"We've already seen an exponential increase in customers working with APEX partners," said Shawn Naggiar, Chief Revenue Officer, Act-On Software. "APEX has been designed to be a simple and effective program that encourages partners to easily join the Act-On ecosystem, and for customers to find products and services to optimize their marketing investment."

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Study: Marketers Stumble Over Data-Driven Decision-Making
Data Management
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 00:00

According to a recent Corporate Education Board (CEB) report, marketers still struggle to use data effectively when making business decisions. In fact, most marketers heavily rely on gut instinct, intuition and past experiences, which causes disconnects between what the data tells marketers and what they assume to be true based on their own intuition and experiences.

The result, according to the report, is a tendency towards “bad decision making and wasted resources.”

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Infographic: Inside The Mind Of A Demand Gen Manager
Rich Media
Monday, 20 August 2012 00:00

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We know (or at least we hope!) that most B2B marketers are pretty sharp cookies – and they'd better be, because they have a lot to think about. This infographic, which comes courtesy of LeadFormix, reveals the eight issues that every demand generation manager is thinking about these days – and why they matter.

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Finding The Right Cadence Formula: The Secret Ingredient To Successful Marketing Campaigns
Demand Generation Strategies
Monday, 20 August 2012 17:20


It's no secret that marketing automation is a high-growth industry. Yet it's also clear that many B2B marketers struggle to achieve the ROI they expected to get from their marketing automation investments: According to an often-cited 2011 Focus Research study, half of all companies say they haven't realized the full value of their marketing automation investments.

What separates the successful marketing automation users from the pack? According to many experts, it often boils down to a matter of timing – or, rather, of cadence.

"Cadence is commonly confused with frequency" in marketing campaigns, said Jessica Meher, Head of Enterprise Marketing at HubSpot. "Frequency is simply how many times emails are sent, whereas cadence is the 'pattern' of email – it includes the number of emails sent, the spacing between emails, the content sent, and the audience receiving the email."

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New Study Points To Missed Engagement Opportunities For Marketers Throughout The Customer Life Cycle
Industry News
Thursday, 16 August 2012 10:59


Sitecore
, a Web content management and digital marketing software company, has announced the results to its recent marketing industry study: “The Multichannel Maturity Mandate.” The report, conducted with Forrester, includes responses from more than 270 marketing professionals across a wide range of industries and geographic regions.

The study indicates that senior level marketers need to adopt a multichannel customer engagement model to increase marketing performance, according to a company release. Most (77%) of marketers agree they will drive more sales and profit by evolving into an effective multichannel organization, while a smaller but significant number (35%) said they have lost business because they are not able to integrate customer interactions across digital, social, mobile and offline channels.

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Demanding Views

Seven Ways Predictive Can Super-Charge Your Demand Gen Campaigns

By Jamie Grenney, VP of Marketing, Infer

Jamie Grenney - HeadshotIt’s no secret that marketers who embrace data and use it to optimize their programs are able to innovate faster. I’ve had the pleasure of talking with many of these forward-thinking marketing experts, and compiled the following list of seven ways they’re incorporating not just data, but powerful predictive intelligence, into demand generation campaigns:

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When: February 16 - 18, 2015

Where: Scottsdale, AZ

The B2B Content2Conversion Conference brings together the top thought leaders and practitioners in both content and demand generation. The combined agenda provides real-world case study examples, as well as actionable takeaways on how marketers can better target, engage and convert prospects into customers. Taking place in Scottsdale, Arizona, the B2B Content2Conversion Conference provides you with a playbook to optimize your 2015 marketing plans.

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